The Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test (CVRT) is a roadworthiness test for all commercial vehicles, buses with more than eight passenger seats and ambulances, all over one year old. The CVRT confirms that a vehicle satisfies basic safety standards on the day the test is carried out. It tests what is accessible and visible. It does not confer a warranty as regards the condition of the vehicle.
Commercial Vehicle Testing is one component of the preventative measures we need to have safer vehicles on our roads. To ensure that vehicles are kept in good and safe condition through their life, it is essential that they are regularly maintained and serviced. Commercial Vehicle Operators now have explicit obligations to have maintenance systems in place and to conduct daily walk around checks. Prospective purchasers of used vehicles should always have the vehicle thoroughly and independently checked by a qualified person prior to purchase or else buy from an authorised dealer with a warranty. For further information visit the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission website.
CVRT AT DAVEY MOTORS
Our trained CVRT technicians have over 40 years’ experience ensuring your commercial vehicle operates efficiently year after year.
Looking to book a test for your commercial vehicle here at Davey Motors? Call us today on 071-9143004 to arrange a test.
WHY YOUR VEHICLE NEEDS A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ROADWORTHINESS TEST (CVRT)
Our goal is to keep Irish roads safe. Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing (CVRT) is part of that effort.
There are four main reasons your vehicle needs an annual CVR test
1. To get your Certificate of Roadworthiness (CRW).
Only when you pass your CVR test, will you get your Certificate of Road Worthiness (CRW). This certificate is proof that a vehicle met a set of basic safety standards on the day it passed its test, however it cannot be regarded as a warranty as regards the condition of the vehicle.
You must have a valid CRW to tax your vehicle.
2. It checks the basic condition of your vehicles.
The CVR test makes sure that, every year, all goods, and passenger vehicles on the road have been tested. The test identifies vehicle failure points on items tested in accordance with the CVRT manuals
The CVRT confirms that a vehicle satisfies basic safety standards on the day the test is carried out. It tests what is accessible and visible.
All commercial vehicles must be tested when they are over one year old and annually after that.
3. It saves time.
Yearly tests and well-maintained vehicles mean fewer breakdowns. The CVRT programme improves the overall efficiency for goods and passenger vehicle testing.
4. It is the Law.
The legislation states that all commercial vehicles must be tested when they are over one years old and annually after that. So, having your vehicle tested means avoidance of penalty points and fines.
WHAT THE TEST EXAMINES
Only components that are visible and accessible can be assessed at the CVRT. These include:
- Lights and markings
- Wheels and tyres
- Steering and suspension
- Chassis and underbody
- Speed limiter
- Exhaust emissions
- Electrical systems
- Glass and mirrors
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