As a commercial vehicle testing centre, we appreciate that every second counts when your vehicles are left in our care. Our testers work their hardest to minimise the downtime that your vehicles experience and we like to make things as easy as possible by allowing you to book your test with our simple to use online booking form (read more).
Our CVRT test centre applies a standardised exam to all vehicles. There are a number technical aspects that you might not be able to plan for, but you can consider some basic preparations to ensure your test goes smoothly.
A commercial vehicle in Dublin test will involve the testing of your general tyre condition.
Your hubcaps should be removed.
Your threads should be at least 1.6mm.
Your tyres will be checked for bulges and impact damage. You should replace them before you make a booking if they are not of testing standard.
To check that you tyre pressure is within the recommended range, consult the information you can find on a sticker on the driver’s door interior, or on the tyre itself.
To confirm that none of your lights are broken, make sure to enlist the help of another person and check each one of them.
If you need to replace a bulb or fuse, consult your vehicle manual to learn what is required and where in your engine the fuses are located.
A DOE test centre in Dublin will measure your CO2 emissions. They will not be able to run the test if your vehicle is low on coolant or oil because doing so would damage your engine.
For an oil check, warm up the engine and turn it off. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. If you need to top up on oil, check your vehicle’s user manual to ensure you are using the correct oil type.
To perform a coolant check, leave your engine cold and top up before your commercial vehicle test.
You will not be able to check your brakes to the extent that commercial vehicle testing centres can, but you should be aware of how responsive they are while driving. If they are nonreactive, then you should make sure to have your vehicle serviced before your test.
You will also be unable to perform a complete suspension test before you arrive at our CVRT test centre, but if you believe that it is suffering any problems then you should book a service with our team.
If your vehicle fails then you will receive a Test Report that lists the issues you need to have amended before its next test.
Re-tests that involve the use of equipment are charged at half the original fee and Visual Tests are conducted free of charge, however, you must return for the retest within 21 days, otherwise you will be charged the full fee for the test again.
We understand that the main cost involved for you is time. To avoid having to go through the commercial vehicle test again, we advise that you undertake each of our recommendations carefully.
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