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What is CVRT?

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. Only when you pass your CVRT will you get your Certificate of Road Worthiness (CRW). Your CRW is required to renew your motor tax.


The CVRT will examine:

  • Brakes
  • Lights and markings
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Steering and suspension
  • Chassis and underbody
  • Tachograph 
  • Speed limiter
  • Exhaust emissions
  • Electrical systems
  • Glass and mirrors



Types of CVRT

There are two types of commercial vehicle tests, one for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) and one for Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCVs).
The LCV Test is for:

  • all small goods vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 3,500 kg or less


The HCV Test covers all other commercial vehicles including:

  • goods vehicles over 3,500 kg GVW
  • goods trailers over 3,500 kg GVW
  • buses with more than eight passenger seats
  • ambulances


At Colm Burns Commercials Ltd we test both LCVs and HCVs. We also offer a range of 12-week safety inspections and pre-testing services, for more click here or contact us on our Quick Enquiry Form.


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