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  • The Pros & Cons of Importing a Used Car

    Finding a quality used is not without it’s challenges and the pitfalls associated with buying a second-hand car are never more acute than when buying abroad and undertaking the process of importation. Since Brexit, importing a car from the UK comes with added charges and increased costs and requires careful consideration when establishing the viability of sourcing a car in...

  • Customs & Vat Charges on Cars Imported from UK & Northern Ireland

    Prior to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU, a large number of used cars on Irish roads originated in the UK and Northern Ireland. Dealers imported cars in large volumes to address the high demand for quality used cars and many individuals did so in an effort to find a high-spec vehicle while also saving money. While it may...

  • What to do if the car you bought was previously damaged or written off

    Even the most experienced car buyer can fall victim to buying a badly repaired or written off vehicle. Fortunately, there are regulations in place to protect buyers should they end up buying a car which they later discover has been accident damaged or isn't otherwise roadworthy. Before you buy, it’s important to know what protection is available, and to whom...

  • What Documents and Paperwork Should You Keep in Your Glove box?

    When was the last time you checked what was in your glove box? Keeping your vehicle’s essential documents easily accessible may pay dividends in the event of a roadside emergency. So what exactly should you keep in your glove box? Vehicle Handbook The vehicle owner’s handbook contains all of the essential details for the operation of the car and its...

  • Everything you need to know about buying an Electric Car

    With all of the mainstream car manufacturers now offering electric vehicles, there has never before been a wider range of options to choose from. Everything from city runarounds to luxury and sports cars are now available in electric options. If you are considering making the switch, some careful research will help you to make the right choice. Start with the...

  • VRT & NOx Charges on cars and vans imported from Northern Ireland and UK Mainland

    Thinking of importing a used car from the UK or Northern Ireland? Before you start your search for a used car import, it is essential to familarise yourself with the following essential steps and obligatory VRT and NOx charges. Make sure you are fully prepared for the final cost by making use of available resources and online tools such as...

  • CRASHED & DAMAGED VEHICLES SOLD IN IRELAND NOVEMBER 2022

    The MyVehicle.ie crashed and damaged car report has been released for the month of November. Have you been affected by one of these previously crashed or damaged cars? Franchise Dealerships In the month of November, we had 189 vehicles which were damaged or written off in franchise dealerships. This was a decrease of 67 over the previous month. This...

  • How to sell a used car

    How to sell a used car Professional car dealers are highly skilled in making a trade-in deal look like an offer you can’t refuse. Most car buyers will browse the showrooms; find a car they like and trade in the old car without fully considering the options. Selling your trade-in privately, and making a straightforward purchase at the dealership...

  • 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...