Car News recent articles in category NCT

  • Older vehicles appear to be passing NCT

    77% pass rate in NCT for old vehicles Although they may be old now, classic cars from before the 1960s appear to be more attractive in comparison to more recent, younger vehicles. It has been noted that these so-called ‘old bangers’ have a 77% pass rate in the National Car Test (NCT). Figures from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have...

  • Irish Electric Car Sales On The Increase

    EV Sales So far this year, in the first quarter, there has been as many electric cars sold than in the whole of 2018. Industry figures have revealed that 330 new electric car were registered in Ireland during the month of February, compared to just 72 in the same month last year. So far this year, 1,129 electric cars have...

  • Vehicle Replacement Documents

    The vehicle Registration book and Vehicle Registration Certificate or Vehicle Licensing Certificate can be replaced by completing the Replacement Documents application form RF134 for €12 each. There is a €6 fee for replacing your motor Tax Disc and Trailer Card if these documents have been lost, stolen or destroyed. Replacing a lost tax disc It is possible to obtain replacement...

  • 10% of cars assisted by Allianz last year had expired NCTs

    According to Allianz, 10% of cars they assisted had expired NCT certificates. That means that more than one in ten (832) broken down cars assisted by Allianz last year were being driven with expired NCT certificates and 5 per cent of the vehicles had no valid certificate at all. In all, 7,042 cars received breakdown assistance from the insurance company...

  • Replacing Lost Vehicle Documents

    Please note:The information below is for informational purposes only and therefore is not an official source. For any queries or questions relating to any information contained herein, please direct all questions to the appropriate government agency. VEHICLE DOCUMENT CONTACT NUMBERS: Vehicle Registration Certificates (Logbooks) - 061 365 005 Change of vehicle ownership -061 365 005 Motor Tax Queries -...

  • Declaring when a vehicle is off the road

    Declare you car off the road If your vehicle is not in use and will not be kept in a public place you need to declare your vehicle off the road. Unless your vehicle is not in use and you intend to sell the vehicle, you will not need to fill out an off-road declaration form. If you intend to...

  • Buying a used car? Check the documentation first

    Check the car documentation before you buy that car Before you buy a used car it is vital that you view and verify the correct documentation that should accompany the vehicle. It is important that you check the details of the car’s documentation accurately and that they match with the car. The seller of the vehicle should be able to...

  • Why buying a used car in Ireland is riskier than buying a used car in the UK

    5 main reasons why buying a used car in Ireland carries more risk than that of our British counterparts Why the first step in purchasing a used car should be to check the background history of the vehicle. Here are the reasons why: UK: Written-Off Vehicles – Category Write-off A, B, C & D disclosed IRELAND: Written-Off Vehicles – Category...

  • How to know if a vehicle is officially taxed and has a valid NCT

    Check if a vehicle is taxed and is NCT'ed Why you should check if a vehicle is taxed? Motor tax is an annual duty payable on all road vehicles and is a legal requirement in Ireland. If you own a car you are legally required to display evidence of your road tax. Once someone has paid their tax on a...

  • Hiring a Car Instead of Buying a Car May Be More Economical for Some?

    With the rising cost of motor insurance in Ireland, many people are looking at different ways to save money. Some have come up with ingenious ways to cut costs such as renting or hiring a car on a regular basis. This is what one lady from Mullingar and now based in Dublin as a school teacher, Sue Whyte (34) discovered...