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  • How to Buy a Used Car

    For most of us, buying a car is the second largest financial commitment we will ever make. With tens of thousands of used cars changing hands every year, it’s easy to find yourself unwittingly making a bad investment. With a qualitycar history check,and some proven buying techniques, you can make an informed choice when it comes to making your next...

  • Is an NCT Test a Reliable Way to Assess a Used Car?

    Similar to the long-established MOT test in the UK and Northern Ireland, The National Car Test or NCT, was introduced in Ireland in January 2000. The purpose of the test is to ensure the safety and roadworthiness of all private vehicles in use on public roads. All private vehicles older than four years must undergo an NCT test every two...

  • I Bought a Used Vehicle and Discovered it Was Clocked. Do I have any rights?

    Every year in Ireland, thousands of used cars change hands through dealers and private sellers and so, there is a chance that you could sold a clocked vehicle without you knowing. While the vast majority of vehicles traded are genuine, a surprising number of purchasers hand over their cash without a car history check, or without taking even the most...

  • How do I accurately value my car in Ireland?

    Whether you’re buying or selling a used car, it’s essential to start out with an accurate valuation. There are many ways to accurately value a used car in Ireland, not least of which is by purchasing a car history check or using anonline car valuation toolsuch as iCap. Aside from these, there are other useful ways to establish the buying...

  • Quirky Tips For Testing a Used Car Before Purchase in Ireland

    Tips For Testing a Used Car Before Purchase in Ireland Considering buying a used car? While there are many, great quality used cars on the market, the sheer volume of cars traded in Ireland in a given year suggests there is a high risk of making a bad decision. Use the following car-buying tips to keep that risk to a...

  • CRASHED & DAMAGED VEHICLES SOLD IN IRELAND IN AUGUST 2022

    The MyVehicle.ie crashed and damaged car report has been released for the month of Augsut. Have you been affected by one of these previously crashed or damaged cars? Franchise Dealerships In the month of August, we had 280 vehicles which were damaged or written off in franchise dealerships. This was an increase of 26 over the previous month. This...

  • How To Spot if a Used Car is Clocked in Ireland?

    How To Spot if a Used Car is Clocked? Before you commit to buying a used car, consider investing in a car history check. With this at hand, you can also take the following simple steps to avoid making a costly mistake or ending up with a car that’s been clocked. ‘Clocking’ is the colloquial term for falsifying...

  • CRASHED & DAMAGED VEHICLES SOLD IN IRELAND JULY 2022

    The MyVehicle.ie crashed and damaged car report has been released for the month of July. Have you been affected by one of these previously crashed or damaged cars? Franchise Dealerships In the month of July, we had 254 vehicles which were damaged or written-off in franchise dealerships. This was an increase of 55 over the previous month. This indicates that...

  • IRISH CAR MARKET OVERVIEW FOR FEBRUARY 2022

    Car Sales February 2022 The 2017Diesel Volkswagen Passsat was thebest-selling car in the Republic of Ireland during the month of February at Independent dealerships. The 2014 Petrol Volkswagen Polo came in second place with the 2016 Volkswagen Passat coming in third place at Independent dealerships. We see hybrid vehicles coming into the top-ten list for Independent dealers. In Eight...

  • Is a Car History Check Really Worth the Money?

    Is a Car History Check Really Worth the Money? When it comes to buying a used car, we've come a long way from taking a test drive and kicking the tyres! A car history check has become an essential part of the process. As a used car buyer, It's difficult to put a price on the peace of mind you...