Car Buying Advice

Helping you find the right vehicle with the right history

Are you looking for expert car advice? Buying a second hand car can be a daunting task for people. With the fear of purchasing a dodgy car, which could end up costing you a lot more money down the line. What would you do if you found out that the car you purchased from a person online last month actually belongs to the bank? This is just one of many reasons you should do a history check on a car, before purchasing. There are a number of ways you can purchase a used car. You can buy a car from a garage or car dealer, at a car auction or a private seller such as an advertisement online.

Below we offer our tips for buying a used car. It’s important to remember that every car has a past, so make sure the car you purchase has a future.

Tips and Advice for Buying from a Garage or Car Dealer

Buying a car from a garage or car dealer? Here are some tips from

Ask family/friends if they have ever purchased from the garage, read reviews on websites such as Yelp/Google+ or Google their name and see what you find. Also check to see if they belong to the (...) read more

Tips and Advice for Buying from a Private Seller

Buying a car from a private dealer? Here are some tips from

When purchasing a car from a private seller you need to be careful as you don’t have a guarantee. The first thing you should do when checking out a car, is a car history check. Once that is completed (...) read more

Tips And Advice When Buying a Car at Car Auction

Buying a car from a car auction? Here are some tips from

Before you go to the car auction, have an idea of what car or model you want to purchase. Make sure to go to a website like Car Buyers Guide to see how much the car is worth. Then when you go to (...) read more

Tips And Advice When Buying through a Classified Advertisement

Vehicles are often advertised by private individuals on the internet and in the ‘small ads’ section of newspapers. If you buy a car from a small advertisement or on the internet from a private individual you are generally not buying from a person whose normal business it is to sell cars (although sometimes used car dealers do advertise in this way). (...) read more

Tips and Advice when importing a vehicle to Ireland

Importing a vehicle to Ireland? See below for our tips and advice when importing a vehicle to Ireland.

All new motor vehicles and vehicles brought into Ireland are subject to Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) and must be registered with the Revenue Commissioners. However, before you purchase the (...) read more

Vehicle Ownership Advice

If you sell your vehicle or trade it in for a new model in Ireland, you must register the change of ownership. (...) read more

NCT Certificates Information

The NCT stands for National Car Test (NCT). The NCT is a mandatory test for cars more than four years old and every two years after that. The main purpose of the NCT is to ensure cars using Irish roads are in sound working order. (...) read more

Hire purchase on second hand vehicles

It’s important to remember when purchasing a second hand vehicle with hire purchase, you actually don’t own the car until the final payment is made. Make sure to check what hire purchase agreement you have signed up to. The person/dealer which you are purchasing the car off may still (...) read more

Insurance Category Write off Explained

Category A — Cat A, for short — is a level of damage used by insurance companies to describe vehicles they have written off. Cat A is the most severe level of damage and should under no circumstances end up back on the road. The majority of Cat A vehicle are destroyed and classed as end of life. (...) read more