Almost 2,300 Untaxed Kilkenny Vehicles on Irish Roads

    • reports that 2,291* untaxed Kilkenny registered vehicles are estimated to currently being driven on Irish roads.
    • 1.5%** of vehicles written-off in 2015 are Kilkenny registered vehicles.
    • 290 new vehicles were registered in Kilkenny between January-September 2015.
    • The most popular car colour in Kilkenny is black, while Hyundai is the most common car brand.
    • To date, over 400 independent and franchise car dealerships are using the database to instantly receive an accurate valuation and assess the history of second-hand vehicles.

Thursday, 8th October 2015: The car history check service has published statistics on second-hand cars today to highlight the importance of conducting a thorough background check before purchasing a second-hand car.’s statistics reveal that nearly 2,291 vehicles with Kilkenny registration plates on Irish roads are untaxed, while 1.5%** of all vehicles that were written off this year were Kilkenny registered vehicles. Car clocking, write-offs and false NCT certificates are just some of the issues that show up from a background checks.

The database is the most comprehensive vehicle background check available to drivers in Ireland, with data compiled from numerous official trade sources. Each year the website is used by over 400 independent and franchise car dealerships and qualified mechanical engineers to instantly receive an accurate valuation and to assess the history of second-hand vehicles. A basic check for customers purchasing a second-hand car provides over 30 pieces of information on the car’s background, including sales history, if the car has been written-off, clocked, stolen, imported, or if it has had any model modifications.

The latest statistics indicate black is the most common car colour in Kilkenny, while Hyundai is the most common car brand.
Speaking about the statistics, Justin Kavanagh, Managing Director of said:

“Safe driving is essential to improve our road safety in Ireland; however, the vehicles themselves must also be in safe operating condition. Purchasing a second-hand car can be an overwhelming experience. offers drivers the reassurance that the car they are purchasing is of a safe standard with a traceable history. The background report is the most comprehensive in Ireland, which is why we are the first choice for over 400 car dealerships for vehicle valuations and vehicle assessments.

“During Irish Road Safety Week, I would urge all drivers who are considering purchasing a second-hand car to make an informed decision. A vehicle history check costs just 18 euro – a fraction of the maintenance and repair costs which could be incurred from buying a faulty second-hand car. Promoting safer vehicles is at the heart of If you happen to discover through our reporting system that your vehicle was previously written-off, we will offer you a free subsequent report.”

In addition to the history check, the company also provides an engineer pre-purchase assessment service which is the cheapest in the Irish market today. is owned and operated by Vehicle Management System (VMS) which provides a range of services to the automotive industry including insurance companies, independent vehicle assessors, financial institutions and independent and franchise motor dealers. VMS has partnerships with Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), the Institution of Automotive Engineer Assessors and the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). helps you to find the right vehicle with the right history. For a full vehicle history check, visit