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NCT /Pre-Nct Section


Pre NCT Check


We all know that getting the NCT done for the car can be a stressful time, will it pass ,will it fail , how much will it cost me ?

At Ray Nugent 1 Stop Auto we offer a pre-nct and NCT preparation check and works which will give your car the best chance of passing

whilst maintaining and improving the safety and condition of your car.

At Ray Nugent 1 Stop Auto we have a full pre NCT and DOE check available at a very competitive price. We also keep up to date with all the latest NCT news so we can be sure that we check your vehicle in accordance with the latest NCT standards.

Please have a look at our NCT news section to keep up to date with some of the latest changes in NCT procedures and testing.





NCT News



E-Mark on Tyres - An e-mark confirms that the tyre meets the minimum agreed standard in relation to its dimensions, load and speed rating.

With effect from the 1st April 2010, an additional 7 items will be added to the National Car Test. Click here for further information

Newly revised NCT Manual 2010 now available for download



In addition to NCT testing we also offer pre - D.O.E (Department of Environment) check for commercial vehicles.


The term DOE test refers to an annual commercial vehicle test (CVT) required for goods vehicles in the Republic of Ireland. The DOE term refers to the Department of the Environment. The test was introduced in 1980. In 2005 Department of Transport took over jurisdiction over vehicle testing, and the test was then called DOT Test. In 2006 Road Safety Authority RSA was established, which took over the legislation regarding the test and monitoring of testers.

There are a number of testers in every county of the republic of Ireland. There are 2 main types of test. The LGV test comprises a test on vehicles under 3500 kg gvw ( gross vehicle weight) and HGV test on all vehicles over this threshold. In general the LGV test applies to vans and the HGV test applies to trucks.

The Test Itself The DOE test examines all aspects of a vehicles performance. In particular the suspension, Brakes and emission. In recent years the test has been alter to ensure that vehicle emissions correspond to a properly performing engine and exhaust system. The HGV test is a little more complex as it also verifies tachograph operation and the presence of a road speed limiter.
The DOE test is required every year and without a pass certificate the vehicle cannot be taxed or used on the road.



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