Full NCT road worthiness testing to resume in Galway


Full road worthiness testing for cars taking the NCT in Galway will resume this week after a temporary safety suspension.

Part of the NCT roadworthiness test was suspended last week at centres nationwide after potential defects were defected in some of the vehicle elevating scissor lifts used by National Car Testing Service.

New lifts have are being delivered and full testing will now resume at Galway, Letterkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Killarney, Cork (little island), Northpoint in Swords, and Foothill.

They are joining Deansgrange (South Dublin), Ballinasloe, Athlone, Skibbereen, Ballina, and Enniscorthy.

Lifts at these locations will be used primarily for those drivers who are due to undergo a Driving Test, NCT Taxi roadworthiness test, the trade (car dealerships) and those due for their NCT retest.

The portions of the test which do not require an underbody inspection are continuing as normal despite the interruption, simply with that segment of the test omitted, to be completed at a later time.

“The advice for customers is to continue to book and turn up for their NCT as normal,” a spokesperson for NCTS said.

“The test will be completed with the omission of the underbody inspection, however if the vehicle fails on another element of the test, they must present their vehicle for retest as normal.”

“All vehicle owners are reminded that the roadworthiness of their vehicle is their responsibility at all times.”

“In addition, motorists are being advised to keep a copy of their Vehicle Inspection Report with them in order to present it to a member of An Garda Síochána, if required.”

Lifts at the remaining NCTS sites are undergoing surveying this week, and after this is complete they will be repaired in the coming weeks a company spokesperson said.