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  • What should you do if you are sold a damaged car?

    Overview Buying from a dealer - Full Consumer Rights When you buy a car from a car dealership or trader, your consumer rights are protected under law. There is ample recourse under law, and it is advisable to Buying from an Auction - Limited Consumer Rights If you have bought a car at an auction, you are bound by the...

  • 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...

  • Is your Tesla car spying on you?

    Driver-facing camera Tesla cars are equipped with driver facing cameras that are positioned on the rear view mirror of the vehicle. Tesla customers have enquired as to what this camera is for and the company founder, Elon Musk assured drivers back in April 2020 that the camera was “not turned on” and only “meant for vandalism monitoring in a robotaxi...

  • The MyVehicle.ie Nationwide Market Overview Report For May 2021

    Car Market Overview May 2021 The Nissan Qashqai was once again the best-selling car in Ireland sold by Independent dealers. The Qashqai also came in fourth and fifth place, showing how popular this car is. The Hyundai Tucson came in second place at Independent Dealerships. Hyundai has maintained this position since the end of last year, showing this vehicle to...

  • Thinking of importing a car to Ireland? Here’s all you need to know

    Importing a Car From Japan to Ireland - All You Need to Know Japanese cars are popular all around the world, thanks to the reliability and durability they offer. What’s more, these cars are also typically available at an affordable price. Like many other countries, many residents opt for Japanese car imports in Ireland as well. If you are considering...

  • A quick guide on how to find the make and model of a car

    How to Find the Make and Model of a Car Unsure of how to find the make and model of a car? Whether you’re buying a car for yourself or purchasing auto insurance, knowing the make and model of your vehicle is vital. Here’s all you need to know about it. The make of a car typically refers to the...

  • 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...

  • Germany will have self-driving cars on the roads in 2022

    Level-4 autonomous self-driving vehicles German regulators have given the go-ahead for self-driving autonomous cars on their roads in 2022. There have already been small test projects going on in Hamburg and Berlin. Germany’s lower house of parliament approved the new self-driving rules for self-driving cars. The legislation is now prepared to pass on to the upper chamber or parliament at...

  • 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...

  • Spotify ‘Car Thing’ streaming device for your car

    Spotify 'Car Thing' Say hello to ‘Car Thing’, the new internet streaming smart player for your car from the popular audio streaming service, Spotify. The new compact streaming car player will bring you music, podcasts, news and entertainment on the go. Car Thing will simplify things for cars that may not have as good an infotainment system as other cars....