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Volunteering for an NCT?

  • 16-01-2019 6:11pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭ mustang68


    Anyone put their car in for an NCT, where it wasn't a requirement, just to get it well inspected on a ramp?


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 2,941 Mod ✭✭✭✭ macplaxton


    I saw figures for it once somewhere (if someone can find it) - it was made up mainly of wedding cars plus a handful (>10) of voluntary tests and it was around 100 altogether.

    Or was I dreaming.

    Here was a voluntary test done back in 2010:
    https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/motors/should-classic-cars-be-immune-from-nct-tests-1.1239265


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,892 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Iirc we have discussed this before and iirc it is possible. It's a lot of test for just €55. Maybe give them a ring? Keep us updated!

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 13,037 ✭✭✭✭ antodeco


    What if they uncovered a dangerous fault? Could they stop your car being driven or if it's a case if "doesn't legally need an NCT" and off you go? (Common sense not applying obviously)


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,892 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    antodeco wrote: »
    What if they uncovered a dangerous fault? Could they stop your car being driven or if it's a case if "doesn't legally need an NCT" and off you go? (Common sense not applying obviously)

    Surely if there was a dangerous fault, you'd be happy that they found it and you would do the responsible thing and have it trailered away?

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    he did say "common sense not applying". I think he was asking if a fail would keep an NCT exempt car from the road, legally.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,903 ✭✭✭ Bigus


    Isambard wrote: »
    he did say "common sense not applying". I think he was asking if a fail would keep an NCT exempt car from the road, legally.

    You'd be criminally responsible if you knowingly drove an unroadworthy car and were in an accident.

    So stretching a point here a bit ,if your exempt car failed ,and subsequently if you went away and got it repaired professionally, I bet you'd not be off the hook , until the NCT retested it or a suitably qualified engineer signed it off as safe, and of course unless you gave the engineer full disclosure (about NCT fail) ,you might still have an issue.

    Also they might discover your precious classic is a ringer:eek: they would be obligated to tell the Garda.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    i don't think the car being unroadworthy actually is the concern of the question. What if for instance it failed due to incorrect numberplates or some other safety unrelated issue? Could the owner of an exempt vehicle drive on regardless or would he be obliged to rectify the fault? ?


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