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In Dublin, commercial vehicle owners often come across the terms CVRT test and DOE test when it comes to commercial vehicle testing. Essentially CVRT and DOE test are the same thing and the terms are used interchangeable.

CVRT, or Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test, is the current name for the commercial vehicle test. Previously called the DOE (Department of Environment) test, the name was changed in 2013.

What is a CVRT Test? 

A CVRT test is a full inspection of your commercial vehicle to assess its safety and roadworthiness. Rathcoole Commercial is one of the largest CVRT/test centres in Dublin, doing tests for both LGV and HGVs.

What is Your Commercial Vehicle Checked for?

During the CVRT test, the following areas of your commercial vehicle are inspected:

  1. Brakes: The braking system, including brake pads, discs, drums, hoses, and pipes, undergoes inspection.
  2. Lights and Electrical Systems: Every light, indicator, reflector, and electrical connection is inspected.
  3. Steering and Suspension: The steering mechanism, including power steering, and the suspension system are assessed for safety and functionality.
  4. Tyres and Wheels: The tyres’ condition, tread depth, and wheel alignment are carefully tested to ensure suitability and safety.
  5. Chassis and Frame: The structural integrity of the vehicle’s chassis and frame is looked at for signs of damage or rust.
  6. Exhaust and Emissions: The exhaust system is checked to ensure it is working correctly and emissions are within acceptable limits.
  7. Safety Equipment: Essential safety equipment such as seatbelts, mirrors, and warning devices are inspected to ensure their presence and functionality.

Why Rathcoole Commercial is the Best Option for CVRT and DOE Testing in Dublin:

When it comes to selecting a DOE test centre in Dublin, Rathcoole Commercial offers extended opening hours (7am-11pm Monday-Friday) in a central location close to the N7 and M50. Rathcoole Commercial understands the value of your time. We offer flexible appointment scheduling to minimize downtime for your vehicle, providing prompt and convenient service.

We offer an end to end service for commercial vehicles – pre CVRT test inspections, CVRT/DOE testing, our garage can complete any repairs required and should your vehicle be off the road for any period of time we also offer van rental.

We hope to see you soon at Rathcoole Commercial.