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  • Car thieves steal keyless car in less than 60 seconds

    Keyless car theft on the increase Keyless car theft is on the increase as can be seen by the video released by the West Midlands Police in the UK. This residential CCTV footage highlights how easy it is for thieves to get away with your car. Keyless car theft is something that all car owners should be aware of. These...


  • 2.9m vehicles that passed the UK MOT test last year should have FAILED

    2.9 million cars should have failed the MOT The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and What Car Magazine have collaborated on an investigation into the MOT test which is the equivalent of Ireland’s NCT test. They discovered that one in seven cars that passed the UK’s MOT test last year should have actually failed the Test, and went back...

  • UK fuel prices at a two-year high

    Price at the pumps increases Price of petrol and diesel shot back up to pre-covid levels during the month of May. Drivers should expect to pay 129p-per-litre of petrol and 132p-per-litre of diesel. For the average family who may have a small petrol hatchback like a Ford Focus with a 55-litre tank, this may mean they will now fork out...

  • Importing a car from Great Britain and the customs tariffs implications

    Overview Since January 1, importing a used car from Britain has become much more complicated and also expensive to boot. Traditionally, many Irish car buyers could have saved as much as €10,000 when shopping for a car in the UK. By shopping around in the UK for a car, you could get a great bargain on a higher-spec vehicle with...

  • UK and Northern Ireland vehicle imports

    GB Vehicle Imports As most of us are aware, since January 1 the UK left the European Union and is now considered a ‘third country’. Since then, there have been VAT changes implemented for imported vehicles from Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) except for Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is exempt from the VAT implication as, under the Northern Ireland...

  • 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...

  • UK car production plummeted to its lowest level since 1984

    UK car manufacturing has taken a massive hit due to the chaos surrounding Covid-19. Industry chiefs are revealing the scale of the disruption to manufacturing claiming that volumes fell below one million vehicles in 2020. That means that car production fell to its lowest level since 1984 due to factory closures and reduced demand during the lockdowns. ...

  • Revenue calms the fears of Northern Ireland car dealers

    Exporting vehicles from Northern Ireland to the Republic Northern Ireland car dealers have been told there will be no extra Brexit fees for selling cars from GB into the Republic. Revenue officials in Dublin have had to calm the fears of car dealers in Northern Ireland assuring them that cross-border trade in British-sourced vehicles would not mean 31%...