NCT Test Once a Year for Older Cars

From June 1st, owners of cars 10 years or older will have to undergo an NCT test every year – instead of  every two years. There have already been people moaning about this – but why not just make it an annual test for all vehicles?  A lot can happen to a car in 2 years – so why wait that long before testing it?
In the UK – their MOT tests are done once a year on all vehicles and cost £54.85 a time for a car. The NCT here costs €50  (about £44)

Before the NCT started in 2000 – we all know there were some old bangers and dangerous cars out on the road.  For the sake of safety – the NCT is a good thing and doing it once a year on older cars is a good idea. For some drivers – the NCT is the only thing that makes them get their car looked at – so making it annual for eveyone would not be a bad idea. What do you think?  Add your comments below..

(Cars registered before 1980 don’t need to have an NCT test at all !)

9 thoughts on “NCT Test Once a Year for Older Cars

  1. scam, scam , scam only designed to take more tax of people and to sell more cars.
    Think you find it would be the likes of SIMI who are behind this in order to control prices of used car market

  2. Couple of things – 1. At present, if you miss the test by more than a month and your car is +10 years old you only get 1 year NCT – what’s the logic of that? 2. In many smaller centres the delay is more thn 2 months for a test, so what effect will a yearly test have??

    The second issue means that many people who’s nearest centre is small are only getting a one year cert for a 10+ year old car ‘cos they cannot get a test within a month of their current cert running out…..

  3. I believe its a good thing to test car safety but these tests are failing for unrealistic reasons. We need honest regulation if we ever want to get out of the current economic mess not greedy pocket liners.

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