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  • 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...

  • Irish startup facilitates electric car charging with cryptocurrency

    Crypto Charging The Irish fin-tech start-up firm, Hips has teamed up with Swedish SaaS (Software as a Service) platform Vourityto offer cryptocurrency payments at electric car charging stations. The partnership will facilitate crypto payments for over 50,000 EV charging stations throughout the European Union. Crypto payments can be made via the Vourity platform alinking straight to the blockchain through Hips...

  • Tesla recalls 285,000 cars in China over cruise control safety issue

    Tesla China Recall Tesla is recalling more than 285,000 cars in China over a safety risk with the cruise control feature. According to China's State Administration for Market Regulation, in certain models, the cruise control can be accidentally activated making the car accelerate, potentially with catastrophic results. It has been identified that when drivers try to shift gears or accidentally...

  • Speed camera operator was paid €14.6m last year but detected just €7.2m in fines

    Speed cameras Since 2010, the Gardaí have used traffic cameras to catch speeding motorists and drivers who exceed the speed limit. They also use the speed camera service provider, GoSafe to operate on their behalf. Go Safe’s high-visibility vans (sometimes, controversially hidden from motorists) monitor vehicle speeds throughout the country, with approximately 7,400 enforcement hours and 100 survey hours per...

  • The AA calls for assurances from the government about electric cars

    Assurances needed for electric vehicles The Automobile Association has said that Irish Government must give assurances with regard to electric vehicles. According to their estimation, Irish motorists are responding positively to EV technology and there is an increase in adoption of electric cars. Despite all the talk about EV Technology and electric car adoption by an increasing number of Irish...

  • 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...

  • On-Board Diagnostics to be used in NCT tests, effective immediately

    OBD Scanners Laois motorists have been advised of a major change in NCT diagnostics, effective immediately. The changes came into effect on Monday, June 21 and will apply to all vehicle from that date. The introduction of this new NCT diagnostic test in Laois makes Ireland one of the first EU Member States to introduce On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) testing under...

  • 17 cars badly damaged at an independent car dealership in Galway

    Seventeen vehicles written-off in Galway crash Gardaí are investigating a scene of mayhem at a car yard in Galway after a car careered off the road and crashed through the fencing of a car sales yard injuring the driver and damaging 17 cars. The dramatic pictures highlight the severity of the crash in Headford at the car yard in which...