'Too-strict' NCT puts up car sales
It is hard to discount the strictness of the NCT as it applies to the reported 30pc increase in new car sales.
Since its inception, the test has been getting tougher to pass every year and many people dread it, spurring them on to buy a new car to avoid the test.
The old test and the new test are very different in nature. Today, nearly every failure demands a retest, at €28 plus added mechanic costs.