Prioritised SPSV Bookings – National Car Testing Service Update

13 February 2020

NCTS/Applus have provided the following update:

SPSV operators are advised to make an NCT booking in good time to facilitate licensing their vehicles. NCTS/Applus will continue to prioritise SPSV licence holders for all NCT bookings. The current wait time for the prioritised SPSV test is approximately 2 weeks.

NCTS/Applus recommend that SPSV licence holders request an NCT booking in one of the centres that has an operational vehicle inspection lift (see below) and be prepared to travel if their test requirement is urgent. This may allow such licence holders to complete their full NCT test at the one centre with no need to return for the lift part of the test. However, there is no guarantee of this for every booking.

Where the lift test is required separately, the current wait time is 1 week. There is no need to present your vehicle at the same NCT centre for the lift part of the test; any suitable lift enabled centre may be used.

The current NCTS/Applus centres that can complete a vehicle lift inspection are:-

• Athlone
• Ballina
• Ballinasloe
• Cork (Little Island)
• Deansgrange (South Dublin)
• Enniscorthy
• Fonthill, Dublin 22
• Galway
• Killarney
• Letterkenny
• Limerick
• Northpoint, Swords, Co. Dublin
• Skibbereen
• Waterford

The NCT Booking line for SPSV Operators is 01-4135960.

Please ensure your vehicle is adequately prepared ahead of the NCT by completing the Pre-NCT Checklist available from the NCT website by clicking here.