Downeys Auto Stop

Willow Retail Park, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 DK6V, Ireland

tel: 057 866 4899
fax: 056 862 1549

Tests available:

We are now a one stop commercial testing centre with regards to all commercial vehicle testing requirements .

We are part of the RSA network and CvRT network, we provide the full range of tests.

Annual Testing on light or heavy vehicles to Tachograph Calibrations, Plating Calibration and Speed Plaque Limiterís in our modern premises in Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Our centre is approved LGV & HGV vehicle test centre for the past 25 Years.

We carry out Tachograph Test and also install Tachograph Units and carry out Annual Calibrations.

We are approved ADR Testing Centre for the carrying of dangerous goods.

We are NSAI Appointed Plateing for weights & measurement plateing on Heavy Vehicles.

Our Tester are full qualified as is all equipment regularly calibrated .

  • HGV Testing
  • LGV Testing
  • ADR Testing
  • Full tachograph calibration and installation service
  • Plating
  • Speed Limiter Plaque

Light Goods Vehicles (LGV) Test Price Retest Price
3.5 tonnes or less€111.16€43.58
Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) Test Price Retest Price
Vehicles 3.5 tonnes - 7.5 tonnes€168.26€58.13
7.5 Tonnes (2 Axles)€198.34€72.67
7.5 Tonnes (3 Axles)€235.63€90.81
7.5 Tonnes (4 or more Axles)€258.42€101.71
Trailers / Semi-Trailers (in excess of 3.5 tonnes)€166.40€65.37
Buses with more than 8 seats but fewer than 14€231.96€90.81
Bus with 14 or more seats€233.96€90.81
Tachograph Calibration (2 years)€180.00€0.00
Tachograph Calibration (6 Years)€180.00€0.00
Motor Caravan with 2 Axles€93.16€43.58
Motor Caravan with 3 or more Axles€114.95€54.48
Speed Limiter Plaque€50.00€0.00
ADR€93.01Ä17.72 if lost cert
All of the above prices include VAT.
Click here to view the requirements for your test.

Requirements for your test

  • The Vehicle Should be washed and clean before the test.
  • Please ensure you are on time for your test.
  • If you are bringing a vehicle for a Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test (CVRT) you must produce Identification (drivers licence or passport ) . If you donít then the Certificate of Roadworthiness (CRW) will not issue for a vehicle which successfully completes the test, until the required ID is produced drivers licence or passport.
  • The appropriate fee must be produced on arrival.
  • All relevant paperwork for seat belts on HGV (buses) to accompany vehicle for testing.

Retest Fees

  • A visual re-test is free, but a retest that requires a test lane has a fee as outlined above.
  • All retests must be completed within 21 calendar days and within 4,000 kms of the initial test or you'll need to repeat the full test.
  • You should repair vehicle fail items immediately and present the vehicle for re-test as soon as possible.
  • Test On Time Ė Certificates Of Roadworthiness (CRWs) For 12 Months Are Only Issued Where The Vehicle Is Tested On Time.


Q: Where is Downeys Commercial Test Centre?
A: On the Dublin Road (behind Apple Green), Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Q: When do I need to test my vehicle?
A: State Regulation requires a commercial vehicle to be tested once a year.

Q: What are Downey's Auto Stop opening hours?
A: Monday To Friday 8am to 6pm
Saturday 8am to 4pm.

Q: How much do vehicle tests cost?
A: Prices vary depending on the test and the vehicle. See for more information.

Q: What happens if my vehicle fails the test?
A: If your vehicle fails, our mechanics will issue you with a 'fail report'. Then you have 21 days or 4000km (which ever comes first) to rectify the errors and have a retest. If you fail to retest within the time limit, a full test must be carried out again.

Q: How do I make a booking?
A: You can contact us on 057 8664 899, by email on or book online

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