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  • How Much Is My Car Worth?

    Value my car Wondering how much your car is worth in Ireland? When selling a car, many owners determine the sale price of the vehicle based on the prices of similar cars in the market. Similarly, when car buyers are looking to purchase a car, they mistakenly only take the sale price of the car into consideration when comparing different...

  • Car Repossession in Ireland: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

    Buying a car on loan can be a luxury, given that it can cost you a significant portion of your paycheck every month. At times, when you have other financial obligations to take into consideration, repaying a car loan can seem like a hassle. However, if you don’t make the payments on time, you run the risk of having your...

  • DAMAGED AND CRASHED CARS REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

    Crashed and damaged cars MyVehicle.ie’’s crashed and damaged cars report for July 2021 has been released and we hope that you are not one of the unfortunate consumers that bought one of these vehicles last month. Franchise Dealerships It is by far less risky to buy a used car from a main dealer than from a private sale but sometimes...

  • Car sales in Ireland down by almost 20% compared to pre-Covid levels

    Car sales down on 2019 figures Although there was an increase in new car sales during the month of May compared to last year, the number is still down almost 20% compared to pre-covid levels in 2019. The number of new cars that were licensed in Ireland during the month of May rose by 5,847 to 7,337 vehicles compared with...

  • Irish Crashed and Damaged Car Report for June 2021

    Crashed and damaged cars MyVehicle.ie has released the latest crashed and damaged cars report nationwide for June 2021. Hopefully you are not one of the unfortunate motorists that bought one of these cars last month. Franchise Dealerships Buying a car from a main franchise dealer is always a good decision as you have come-back if something goes wrong. Sometimes, though,...

  • Why is mileage important on a used car?

    Why mileage matters on a used car Mileage remains one of the most important factors of consideration for any used car buyer and is one of the aspects of car purchase that consumers obsess about. Both low and high mileage affects the value of the vehicle and also the cost of maintenance. There is usually less wear and tear on...

  • Only 20% of Irish used-car buyers purchase a car history check

    Car History Check When it comes to checking the background of a car, Irish consumers are notoriously behind used car buyers in the UK and we need to catch up fast. In the UK it is second-nature for 80% of second-hand car buyers to purchase a vehicle history check compared to only about 20% here. This clearly indicates that Irish...

  • What should you do if you are sold a damaged car?

    Overview Buying from a dealer - Full Consumer Rights When you buy a car from a car dealership or trader, your consumer rights are protected under law. There is ample recourse under law, and it is advisable to Buying from an Auction - Limited Consumer Rights If you have bought a car at an auction, you are bound by the...

  • Importing Used Vehicles 2021

    Overview Since Brexit on January 1st, the UK is considered to be a ‘third country’ by the EU. It is imperative, therefore, to understand the new tax, tariff and the vehicle registration implications of importing a vehicle into the State. From the beginning of this year we have seen changes to vehicle importation that has resulted in some changes. For...

  • What Is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

    While shopping around for a used car, people generally first look at the mileage or how many kilometres are showing on the odometer. This was more so during the eighties and nineties, understandably because cars were not as technologically advanced as they are at present. In the past, a car with a 100,000-mile reading was considered to be near the...