Free Taxi Suitability Pre-Test

Vehicles licensed as taxis (SPSVs) must satisfy a number of roadworthiness and suitability criteria. We know its hard with the new regulations but we can help we provide a free visual inspection and if anything is wrong we can fix and repair it at very competitive prices. Let us pre-inspect your taxi, and identify any faults and problems that may result in failure of the SPSV suitability test.

What we check

Passenger Information

We check if the following information is displayed in your vehicle:

  • The appropriate passenger information.
  • The National Maximum Taxi Fare sticker ( must be displayed on the sun visor or in a highly visible position in the front passenger area)
Required Safety Kit

We check if your safety kit contains the following:

  1. A fire extinguisher that complies with EN3 standard, as shown on its label; is in date; and is stowed safely in the vehicle.
  2. A first aid kit that complies with DIN13164 standard or with the Health & Safety Authority’s recommendations.
  3. A high-visibility reflective safety vest that complies with EN471 standard, as shown on its label.
  4. An advance – warning triangle, E-marked to 27R standard.
  5. A torch.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

We check for the additional suitability requirements for wheelchair accessible taxis:

  • Capacity
  • Access equipment
  • Signage
  • Technical Assessor’s Report
Vehicle Age Compliance
For most vehicles, the age limit is ten years. There are exceptions and other factors to take into consideration. Let us verify your vehicle’s age compliance.
Required Communication Aids
A pen and paper to help you communicate with passengers who have difficulty understanding you or making themselves understood.
Insurance Cover
We check if your vehicle has:

  • A valid certificate of insurance stating the vehicle registration number and specifying that the vehicle is covered for use as an SPSV

Your insurance cover will be confirmed on the day of inspection / assessment with reference to your insurance disc’
Note: The insurance must be in the name of the vehicle owner and the licence holder.

Vehicle Size Rules Compliance

We check if your vehicle is listed in the approved vehicle list ( see Initial Suitability Manual  and the Model Report Database)

Suitability Requirements for Limousines

There are additional suitability requirements for limousines like:

  • Type of vehicle
  • No advertising
  • Assessor’s Basic Report

SPS Test Centers Nationwide


Athlone Inspection Centre
N6 Centre
Dublin Road
Co. Westmeath

Eircode: N37 VY81
Phone number: 0818 064 000


Cavan Inspection Centre
Dublin Road
Cavan Town
Co. Cavan

Eircode: H12 X7F9
Phone number: 0818 064 000


Cork Inspection Centre
Unit 6 Karlbrook Enterprise Park
Douglas Industrial Estate

Eircode: T12 A722
Phone number: 0818 064 000


Letterkenny Inspection Centre
Dry Arch Business Park
Co. Donegal

Eircode: F92 CTH6
Phone number: 0818 064 000

Dublin Greenhills

Greenhills Inspection Centre
Hibernian Industrial Estate
Greenhills Road
Dublin 24

Eircode: D24 PX63
Phone number: 0818 064 000

Dublin Northpoint

Northpoint Inspection Centre
Northpoint Business Park
Naul Road
Co. Dublin

Eircode: K67 EH30
Phone number: 0818 064 000


Galway Inspection Centre
Merlin Commercial Park
Merlin Park

Eircode: H91 FNF4
Phone number: 0818 064 000


Killarney Inspection Centre
Woodlands Commercial Park
Co. Kerry

Eircode: V93 A590
Phone number: 0818 064 000


Kilkenny Inspection Centre
Cillin Hill Business and Retail Park
Cillin Hill
Co. Kilkenny

Eircode: R95 H395
Phone number: 0818 064 000


Limerick Inspection Centre
Eastway Business Park
Tipperary Road
Co. Limerick

Eircode: V94 C1PX
Phone number: 0818 064 000


Westport Inspection Centre
Site of NCT Co-Op Mart
Lodge Road
Co. Mayo

Eircode: F28 KX88
Phone number: 0818 064 000


Sligo Inspection Centre
Unit 7
Rathedmond Industrial Estate
Co. Sligo

Eircode: F91 TEH4
Phone number: 0818 064 000