As a centre that specialises in commercial CVRT Testing, we appreciate that every second counts when your vehicles are left in our care. Our online booking form will allow you to make all the necessary arrangements in advance and our testers will work their hardest to minimise the amount of downtime your vehicles experience (read more).
Our CVRT test centre in Dublin applies a standardised exam to all commercial vehicles. Our team follow a set routine using specialised equipment, so while there are technical aspects that you might not be able to plan for, there is also an assortment of basic preparations we recommend you undertake.
Confirm that none of your lights are broken. Side Lights, Main Beams, Brake Lights, Indicators, Reversing Lights, Number Plate Lights and Rear Fog Lights should be checked systematically.
If any of your lights are not working, either a bulb or fuse is defective. Your vehicle manual will show you the location of any fuse that needs to be replaced before you come to our CVRT test centre.
One of the first things our Dublin CVRT test centre will perform on your vehicle is to measure its CO2 emissions. If your vehicle is low on oil or coolant then we will not be able to run the test for fear of damaging the engine, so you should ensure that these are topped up.
For a coolant check, leave the engine cold and top up if necessary.
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, make sure that you are using the specified oil type for your vehicle by checking the user manual.
The CVRT test requirements include the examination of your tyre thread and general tyre condition.
Your hubcaps must be removed in order to inspect the wheel nuts.
Your threads should be at least 1.6mm and evenly worn. Your tyres will be checked for impact damage, bulges and cracks, and should be replaced prior the test if they are not in good condition. Your tyre pressure should be kept in the recommended range, information on which can be found on the tyre, or on a sticker on the driver’s door frame. In general, to keep the wear of your tyres at a minimum, it is recommended that you rotate them on a regular basis. This involves switching your rear and front tyres, something that you can ask our staff to do when you get your vehicle serviced.
While you cannot examine your brakes to the extent that our CVRT test centre can, we recommend that you be conscious of their condition while driving. If they seem to be unreactive or stiff, they probably need to be examined and you should make sure to have your vehicle serviced before having it tested. Similarly, you might not be able to have a complete suspension test before you bring your vehicle to our South Dublin CVRT test centre, but if you suspect that it isn’t up to standard then you should contact our service team to have it fixed.
If your vehicle does not pass, you will be issued with a CVRT Test Report that outlines the problems you need to have rectified 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, if you do not return for the Re-test within 21 days you will be charged for a full test again.
Often a minor issue that could have been avoided will cause you to lose time on another Re-test. To minimise this risk, make sure that you address our recommended commercial vehicle checks.
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