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Pre NCT Checklist

Preparing for your NCT view our Pre NCT checklist.

Checklist Simple Daily Checks

Windscreen Wipers and Washers

Reasons for failure:

  • Missing
  • Not cleaning windscreen effectively
  • Wiped areas less than sufficient to give the driver an adequate view
  • Washer, not working, no water or incorrectly aimed



Seat Belts

Reasons for failure:

  • Belts cut, badly frayed or repaired
  • Belts not operating properly



Tyre Condition

Reasons for failure:

  • Thread worn, distorted or damaged
  • Thread depth of less than 1.6mm
  • Incorrectly seated on wheel rim
  • Valve Damaged



Registration Plate Lamps

Reasons for failure:

  • Not working, faulty or not fitted
  • Not white in colour.
  • Lens missing or broken.



Stop Lamps

Reasons for failure:

  • Missing or not clearly visible.
  • Not working or faulty.
  • Not brighter than tail lights.
  • Not red in colour
  • Insecurely mounted
  • Contains water/moisture
  • Lens missing or broken
  • Switch does not operate correctly



Indicator/Tell Tales

Reasons for failure:

  • Missing, not working or faulty
  • Insecurely mounted
  • Lens broken or missing
  • Contains water/moisture
  • Not amber in colour



Horn

Reasons for failure:

  • Control insecure
  • Horn insecurely mounted
  • Not working correctly
  • Not working or not fitted



Registration Plates Front and Rear

Reasons for failure:

  • One or both plates missing, insecure or not clearly visible.
  • Numbers or letters missing or illegible or incorrect size
  • Numbers, letter or background of incorrect colour



Side Lamps

Reasons for failure:

  • Missing or not clearly visible.
  • Not working or faulty.
  • Not white in colour
  • Insecurely mounted
  • Contains water/moisture
  • Lens missing or broken



Roll over the yellow hot spots to see the areas that may require your attention before you go for your NCT

Windscreen Wipers and Washers

Reasons for failure:

  • Missing
  • Not cleaning windscreen effectively
  • Wiped areas less than sufficient to give the driver an adequate view
  • Washer, not working, no water or incorrectly aimed



Seat Belts

Reasons for failure:

  • Belts cut, badly frayed or repaired
  • Belts not operating properly



Tyre Condition

Reasons for failure:

  • Thread worn, distorted or damaged
  • Thread depth of less than 1.6mm
  • Incorrectly seated on wheel rim
  • Valve Damaged



Registration Plate Lamps

Reasons for failure:

  • Not working, faulty or not fitted
  • Not white in colour.
  • Lens missing or broken.



Stop Lamps

Reasons for failure:

  • Missing or not clearly visible.
  • Not working or faulty.
  • Not brighter than tail lights.
  • Not red in colour
  • Insecurely mounted
  • Contains water/moisture
  • Lens missing or broken
  • Switch does not operate correctly



Indicator/Tell Tales

Reasons for failure:

  • Missing, not working or faulty
  • Insecurely mounted
  • Lens broken or missing
  • Contains water/moisture
  • Not amber in colour



Horn

Reasons for failure:

  • Control insecure
  • Horn insecurely mounted
  • Not working correctly
  • Not working or not fitted



Registration Plates Front and Rear

Reasons for failure:

  • One or both plates missing, insecure or not clearly visible.
  • Numbers or letters missing or illegible or incorrect size
  • Numbers, letter or background of incorrect colour






Side Lamps

Reasons for failure:

  • Missing or not clearly visible.
  • Not working or faulty.
  • Not white in colour
  • Insecurely mounted
  • Contains water/moisture
  • Lens missing or broken