Pre NCT 2017-07-31T16:01:11+00:00

Pre NCT Testing

Bring your car into Quick fit
and we can put it through the same tests as the NCT center do.

Allow us to take the guess work out and give you a full print out of readings,
making sure they are within the perimeters that the NCT work off.

Our guarantee is that if we give you the all clear to go and have your car tested

and if it fails we will pay the re-test fee of €28 (the only garage in Cork that offers this).

Some times your brakes may need a slight adjustment, same with light focus

but if you don’t know you are going for NCT test blind.

We also offer individual tests if there is some thing you are not happy with and just want to be sure (eg car fail test on brake in balance and the person that repair this for you does not have a brake tester ) all you need is brake readings before retest we also can do this .

If we carry out any work on NCT fail lists we will check on our equipment and make sure it will pass its re-test.

Here is a full list of all inspections and tests that NCT do

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Year 2010


Fail Refusal

Fail Dangerous


Full Tests

221,232 (51.9%)

202,565 (47.6%)

2,333 (0.5%)



181,128 (90.3%)

19,105 (9.6%)

248 (0.1%)



The main failure items for 2010 were:
1. Brake lines/hoses
2. Tyre Condition
3. Tyre Specification
4. Indicators/ Tell Tales
5. Headlamp Condition

How can I best prepare for the NCT and what documents should I bring?

Please prepare for the test by ensuring that:
1. Your car has adequate oil and water.
2. The boot is empty and seats are clear of personal belongings such as removable baby seats. If the baby seat is left in the car for the NCT, it will be checked that it is fitted correctly.
3. The vehicle is reasonably clean (especially the under body).
4. The wheel hubcaps are removed (only in the case where the wheel nuts are not visible) and the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure.
5. The engine is in a fit state to be tested e.g. Cam belt/timing belt. You may be asked to sign a disclaimer at the test centre.
6. Seat belts and clips are fully visible.
7. Your registration plates comply with current regulations.
8. NCTS recommend that you have your lights checked and set prior to the NCT.
9. Please ensure you bring identification (Driving licence or Passport only) with you as you will be asked to produce this when presenting your vehicle for inspection at the test
10. Please ensure your vehicle is at a normal operating temperature prior to arriving at the test centre for inspection.
If the above items are not taken care of, NCTS may be unable to test your vehicle. And of course , don’t forget to bring your vehicle registration book, registration certificate or licensing certificate and your test fee! €50 Retests are €28.