Green light for NCTs as new lift installed at Waterford test centre
Full NCT tests will resume in Waterford this week following the announcement by the body who operates the car roadworthiness examination the inspection site received a new lift.
The centre in Waterford of the Cleaboy Road in the city is among eight centres that received delivery and installation of new vehicle lifts this week.
Although 14 centres, including Waterford, can now resume full testing, there is a back log due to the discovery of possible metal fatigue in the lifts in use at the test centres. The newly installed lifts will be used primarily for drivers who are due to undergo a Driving Test, NCT Taxi roadworthiness test and cars up for sale through car dealerships.
The Waterford NCT centre, the only one in the county, is among 14 centres which have received and installed new equipment over the past week, meaning the underbody segment of the NCT can be performed.
The other centres include Cork’s Little Island, Limerick, Swords, Fonthill in Dublin, Galway, Letterkenny, Killarney, Deansgrange, Athlone, Ballinasloe, Ballina, Skibbereen, and Enniscorthy.
The Youghal NCT centre and Clonmel NCT centre used by many people in West and North Waterford are still awaiting the delivery and installation of new lifts.
An NCT spokesperson said: “The NCTS, in conjunction with the RSA, is continuing to look into other measures to minimise customer inconvenience and will provide further updates in the coming days.
“The advice for customers is to continue to book and turn up for their NCT as normal. The test will be completed with the omission of the underbody inspection, however if the vehicle fails on another element of the test, they must present their vehicle for retest as normal.
“All vehicle owners are reminded that the roadworthiness of their vehicle is their responsibility at all times. In addition, motorists are being advised to keep a copy of their Vehicle Inspection Report with them in order to present it to a member of An Garda Síochána, if required.
“Once again, NCTS would like to apologise to all our customers for this inconvenience and we are endeavouring to restore normal service as soon as possible.”