The commercial DOE test, or the CVRT as it is currently known, is the speciality of Rathcoole Commercial, so you can be sure that your vehicles are in the best hands when you leave them with our experienced team. Our simple to use online booking system will allow you to arrange everything in advance and our Dublin based DOE testers will do everything they can to ensure your vehicles experience as little downtime as possible (read more).
Our DOE test centre in South Dublin follows a set routine on each vehicle. While there are many aspects of this standardised process that you cannot prepare for, there are a couple of important checks that you can undertake.
Confirm that your Main Beams, Side Lights, Indicators, Brake Lights, Reversing Lights, Number Plate Lights and Rear Fog Lights work as they should.
If any of these are broken, it is possible that you need to change a bulb or fuse. The user manual for your vehicle will have the relevant information that you will need to amend this problem.
An assessment of your CO2 emissions will be performed by our DOE test team. We will not be able to take this measurement if your engine is low on oil or coolant, so make sure that your vehicle is full up on both before handing it over to our team.
Your engine should be cold when you are ready to perform a coolant check. Top up on the appropriate coolant if necessary.
Your engine should be warm but turned off when you want to perform an oil check. Remove the dipstick from your engine and clean it off. Check that you are using the correct oil type for your vehicle by checking the user manual when you are ready to top up.
The general condition of your tyres will be examined as part of the DOE test requirements.
Your threads should evenly worn and 1.6mm in length.
Your hubcaps must be removed so that our team can access the wheel nuts.
Each of your tyres will be checked for damage.
Find the tyre pressure recommended range on the tyre, or on a sticker on the driver’s door frame, and make sure that your tyres are within it.
It is suggested that you rotate your tyres on a regular basis. To do this, you should have your rear and front tyres switched, a task that our service staff can handle for your when you have your vehicle serviced.
You cannot test your brakes to the extent that DOE centres can, but you should get a good idea of their condition from your day to day driving. If they seem to be underperforming, you should make sure to have your vehicle properly serviced before handing it over for a test.
Likewise, you can’t undergo a suspension test on your own, but if you suspect that it isn’t up to standard then you should have our service team take a look before you hand your vehicle over to our Dublin DOE test centre.
You will be given a Test Report if your vehicle does not pass its DOE test requirements. It will outline the problems that you need to have addressed before you submit it for a test again.
Re-tests that require the use of specialised equipment cost half the original fee and visual Tests are performed free of charge, but if you do not undergo the re-test within 21 days then you will face the full DOE cost again.
To minimise the risk of having to repeat the test, make sure that you address each of our recommended checks.
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