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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Checklist That You Need to Keep Handy During a VRT Check

    Forms needed when registering for VRT A car VRT or the Vehicle Registration Tax is an amount that you need to pay while registering a vehicle in Ireland. It is illegal in Ireland to drive a vehicle without registration or paying VRT. Once you purchase a car, you need to set up an appointment with the National Car Testing Service...

  • MyVehicle Nationwide Car Market Overview for January 2022

    Car Sales January 2022 The 2017 Diesel Nissan Qashqai was the best-selling car in the Republic of Ireland during the month of January at Independent dealerships. The Diesel BMW 5 Series came in second place with the Volkswagen Passat coming in both third and fourth place at Independent dealerships. For the first time we see hybrid vehicles coming into the...

  • Crashed and Damaged Car Report for January 2022

    Crashed & Damaged Vehicles The MyVehicle.ie crashed and damaged car report for the month of January 2022 has been released. It is hoped that you are not one of the motorists that may have been affected by the purchase of a previously damaged car. Franchise Dealerships The month of January saw a big increase with 312 vehicles written-off compared to...

  • Why is there a used car shortage in Ireland?

    Auto Parts Shortage According to the Director General of The Society of the Irish Motor Industry, Brian Cook supply chain issues are not the only reason for a drop in car sales here in Ireland. As we are all aware, the lockdowns and Covid-19 have had an unprecedented impact on the global economy and in particular the automotive industry. At...

  • Second-hand car prices on the increase

    Why are the prices of second-hand cars skyrocketing? The price of used cars are going through the roof and while this is good for the seller, it is a much bigger expense for used-car buyers out there. Why the increase? Well, as most of us are aware by now, there are huge supply chain and production issues in the car...