Car News recent articles in category Imports

  • Ireland becomes dumping ground for UK vehicles

    Unwanted UK vehicles imported to Ireland As most of us are aware, Irish new car sales have fallen dramatically this year and it is also evident that the number of imports from the UK has risen. People seem to be opting for cheaper UK imports rather than a new showroom car. Figures published by society of Irish motor industry (SIMI)...

  • Car prices could rise by €2500

    Government must amend tax regime to save 12,000 potential job losses With the introduction of the new emissions testing Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), this has major implications on the tax regime. It calls for urgent attention to amend these tax regimes so they are in line with the new emissions testing figures. If nothing is done it...

  • UK Car Imports Double

    UK Car Imports Double According to the Kerry-based financial group, Fexco, Irish motorists are benefiting from the euro’s strength against the pound and making huge savings when importing used cars into the country. As a result, spending on UK car imports has almost doubled in the first half of the year. Used car imports have risen by 107 percent compared...

  • Are Car History Checks worth it?

    Is it worth getting a Car History Check? A full car history check costs €35 but it could potentially save you thousands of euro and a lot of hardship and stress when purchasing a vehicle privately or even from a car dealer. Why is it important to always check the history of a car before you buy it? Well, approximately...

  • Irish Electric Car Sales On The Increase

    EV Sales So far this year, in the first quarter, there has been as many electric cars sold than in the whole of 2018. Industry figures have revealed that 330 new electric car were registered in Ireland during the month of February, compared to just 72 in the same month last year. So far this year, 1,129 electric cars have...

  • Used-car sales dramatically increases as Brexit hits pound

    With Brexit looming close, there is an increase in exports from the UK, it is expected that there will be well over 100,000 second-hand vehicles imported into Ireland this year from across the water. The number of second-hand cars imported into Ireland has doubled in the last two years alone, while at the same time sales of new cars were...


  • Second hand car imports for May spikes once again

    In sharp contrast to new new cars taxed for the first time, May saw an increase in second-hand car imports into Ireland. While the total of 9,581 new cars in May was a drop of 5.4%,  7,732 second-hand cars were imported in the same period which was an increase of 40.9 per cent on May 2016. The number  of new...


  • Buying a used car? Check the documentation first

    Check the car documentation before you buy that car Before you buy a used car it is vital that you view and verify the correct documentation that should accompany the vehicle. It is important that you check the details of the car’s documentation accurately and that they match with the car. The seller of the vehicle should be able to...