Pre-NCT check and preparation

Pre-NCT check and preparation in Dublin 15

The NCT is a compulsory vehicle inspection programme introduced in 2000 as part of an EU Directive, which aims to improve road safety in Ireland. Avoiding or delaying your car’s NCT could result in penalty points and fines so don’t be tempted to put it on the long finger.

Westwing Motors do a full Pre-NCT check on your car in our garage in Dublin 15 and will do whatever work that needs to be done for it to pass. Preparing your car for scheduled NCT test is straight forward, please see the check list that we will do when you come to our garage before going for NCT.

What does the Westwing Motors Pre-NCT Check Include?

Our expert mechanic checks and repairs areas of your vehicle that are common reasons for an NCT fail.

Steering wheel play:

  • Front and rear wheel side slip
  • Steering linkage
  • Wheel bearings
  • Shock absorber condition
  • Front and rear springs
  • Front and rear suspension


  • Steering & Suspension
  • Tyre tread depth
  • Identification of suitable compliance markings
  • Tyre condition and correct specification for all tyres
  • Spare wheel and external carrier

Brake System:

  • Service brake pedal
  • Service brake operation
  • Master cylinder / Servo / Valves / Connections
  • Mechanical brake hand lever
  • Mechanical brake components
  • Brake fluid
  • Brake lines and hoses
  • Brake wheel units

Lighting Equipment:

  • Stop lamps / bulbs
  • Side lamps
  • Headlamp condition
  • Rear lamps and registration plate lamp
  • Headlamp aim
  • Auxiliary lamp condition

General Items:

  • Windscreen wipers and washer system
  • Visibility of driver with tinted windows
  • Exhaust system condition and suitability
  • Compliant registration plates

Comment Items:

  • Seats / Safety belts
  • Speedometer / Horn
  • Windscreen and mirrors
  • Doors / Locks / Anti-theft devices / Towing
  • General bodywork / Chassis / Underbody
  • Indicators

Electrical System / Transmission / Fuel System

Pre-NCT check and preparation
Pre-NCT check and preparation

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Michelle Claffey

Quality job from one of the best mechanics in Blanchardstown. Very happy that found this garage in Dublin 15 that helped me to fix my Toyota Yaris. There was an issue with catalyst converter and its now fixed thanks to Westwing Motors

Pavel Slepuchin

As a woman I am aways dubious about going to the car mechanic but I have to say Westwing Motors took excellent care of me and my car. I felt they were honest and genuine. Impeccable when i came to pick up my car looked brand new. Top level for car service Dublin 15 and Blanchardstown! I would absolutely recommend them and I will be using their services in the future. Thank you so much!

Shannon Touhey

Brilliant service. If I have any problems I always go to them, they always do amazing job quick and efficient, good price too. Thank you very much for your service. Best service. Best garage around

Paulina Vaskeviciute

Absolutely delighted with the service and experience in this garage, I had my car repaired and get ready for NCT, passed it from the first time, also the guys who work there have a good knowledge of different models and always recommend you a proper health check for your particular model so you are aware what to do if some lights come on on your dashboard to avoid some major problems in future, in my case their advice saved my opel insignia from getting a new engine , very professional guys, highly recommend .

Svetlana Shumova