Vehicle Testing & Roadworthiness

Increase your chances of passing a vehicle test: find out what the testers are looking for and prepare accordingly. Find out more about roadworthiness & related offences.

NCT

The National Car Test (NCT) is a preventative road safety measure that ensures vehicles using Irish roads are subject to a basic safety check at regular intervals. Find further information about the test including what the test examines and important recent updates.

See here for statement in relation to RTE's Prime Time programme on the NCTS on 21 April 2016

CVRT

The Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test (CVRT) is a roadworthiness test for all commercial vehicles, buses with more than eight passenger seats and ambulances, all over one year old. Find out more about how to book a CVRT and what the test entails

Book a HCV test

HCVs are required to take a commercial vehicle test every year to renew their commercial vehicle certificate of roadworthiness. Vehicles that fail must have failure items repaired before they can be re-tested.

Book a LCV test

LCVs are required to take a commercial vehicle test every year to renew their commercial vehicle certificate of roadworthiness. Vehicles that fail must have failure items repaired before they can be re-tested.

CVR Test Operators & Testers

Since 2013 RSA are responsible for authorising and supervising CVR Test Operators and CVR Testers. Find out more about becoming a CVR Test Operator or Tester

Maintaining your vehicle

You need to keep your vehicle and trailers in a roadworthy condition all the time and not just when you are preparing for an annual test.

Preventative Maintenance

Find information on what preventative maintenance is and how to determine how frequently vehicles should be subject to preventative maintenance. 

Roadworthiness Offences

Find out some of the main roadworthiness related offences relevant to commercial vehicles.