Figures recently published by NCT show that the Navan NCT test centre has one of the highest rates of failure.

With a rate of 55%,  it is in the top five in the country.

Cavan NCT tops the list with a 59% failure rate followed by Derrybeg centre in Donegal.

There were over 1.5 million tests carried out last year in the 50 test centres throughout the country.

Common fail issues are ;

Steering & Suspension

Lighting & Electrical

Wheels & Tyres


In all there was 1,588.003 tests carried out, 47.09% passed.

The top five “dangerous fail” areas by testing centre last year were:

Fonthill, Northpoint 2, Deansgrange, and Greenhills, all in Dublin, followed by the fifth-highest test centre, Cork-Little Island, in Co Cork.

A car over ten years must do an annual test with cars under ten years, every two years from it is four years onwards.