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  • 10 things to do before you buy a used car

    Buying a used car isn’t always easy, but here are 10 important things to do before you buy a used car to help ensure a smooth process! Depending on your circumstances choose your next vehicle and make sure to always compare prices. It is important to do a background history check with MyVehicle.ie to reveal the true history of an...

  • Top used cars sold by Independent Dealerships in May dominated by Ford

    The in-depth research from MyVehicle.ie revealed that the most popular used cars sold by Independent Dealerships in May 2016 were dominated by Ford. The Ford Focus and the Ford Mondeo was a favourite model sold by independent dealers this month both featuring high on the top 10 list. The Ford model took an imposing 6 of the 10 spots available...

  • Vehicle Write Off Categories Explained

    Write Off Categories When a vehicle is written off by an Insurance Company, they will make a record of the Write Off and notify The Department of Transport. There are 4 levels of insurance write off categories which are allocated when an insurer declines to repair a vehicle following an accident or other damage. These are allocated as A,B,C,D....

  • Advantages of buying from a dealership

    Buying from a dealer If you are looking to buy a high quality used car at a reasonable rate, one option when deciding where to get your next vehicle is buying from a dealership rather than directly from the current owner through classified advertisements.This can have great advantages for customers looking for a car and there can be...

  • Vehicle Market Overview for Franchise Dealers May 2016

    Best selling cars during May 2016 The figures shown below are predictions based on theMyVehicle.ie analysis of the used car marketplace. The market overview displays the top 10 used cars sold by Franchise dealers in Ireland in the month of May 2016. Using MyVehicle's data, the estimated annual running cost of each of these passenger vehicles can be predicted based...

  • 15% of UK Imported Cars Have a Hidden Past

    Article written by MyVehicle.ie and originally published on Rev.ie on April 12th 2016. Research from MyVehicle.ie revealed that 15% of UK Imported Cars Have a Hidden Past (Write-Off, Stolen or Scrapped). It is extremely important to make sure you do a thorough car history check before buying a used car, to avoid potential future problems. This data by emphasises the importance of...

  • Top 5 innovations in automotive industry 2015/2016

    It’s not enough just to design a car with traditional functions anymore. Manufacturers need to design smart innovative features which will help improve a driver's experience. Here are some of the top innovations in automotive Industries in 2015/2016. Start-stop green technology helps drivers to conserve their fuel by automatically shutting the engine off when idling or if the car comes...

  • Brexit and what it could mean for the Irish Car Market

    Brexit, which will fall on June 23rd 2016, is the potential exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, which could potentially have disastrous consequences for the Irish car industry. The Irish car market is heavily connected to the UK and this connection means we can easily import cars (both new and used) from the UK into Ireland. With...

  • All about Manufacturer Recalls

    What is a manufacturer recall? This is when a vehicle manufacturer determines that a particular model has a safety-related defect or does not comply with safety regulations. When this happens, the manufacturer will notify the vehicle's registered owner about the recall via letter, email or phone call and request that you contact your local franchise dealership to have the issue...

  • Payment options when buying a used car

    Buying a used car? Here are some of your payment options How to pay for your car is a big decision and there are many options to choose from. Depending on where you purchase the car, will greatly hinder your payment decision e.g. purchasing from a private seller or a Dealership? This following four methods of payment...