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  • The MyVehicle.ie Nationwide Car Market Report April 2021

    Car Market Overview April 2021 During the month of April, the Nissan Qashqai was once again the best selling car sold by Independent dealers in Ireland. The Qashqai also came in third, fourth and sixth place. The ever popular Hyundai Tucson was in the second position on the leaderboard for Independent Dealer sales and this has not changed since the...

  • BMW vehicle recall due to fears over fire risk

    BMW Recall BMW has issued an urgent recall for more than 16,000 vehicles in Ireland due to a fire risk. A total of 16,195 cars sold here are affected here in Ireland. The recall notice was shared to the public also by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission earlier this week. The voluntary recall affects some models in 3 series...

  • Apple will map Irish parks and pedestrian areas

    Apple Pedestrian Mapping The giant technology company Apple is set to map all of Ireland’s park, plaza’s and pedestrian areas in a similar way to Google maps. Their goal, which was announced back in 2018, is to capture data and imagery in areas that are inaccessible to its fleet of mapping cars. The company plans to build its own Apple...

  • Three people charged over €6 million ‘ghost broker’ scam

    Ghost broker scam The two businessmen and an art teacher were charged over the alleged million euro ghost broker fraud motor insurance scam. It has been alleged that 10 insurance companies were conned by the fake brokerage into issuing about 2,500 false policies when they used the information supplied by the criminal fraudsters. Three individuals from the Blanchardstown and Lucan...

  • What Is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

    While shopping around for a used car, people generally first look at the mileage or how many kilometres are showing on the odometer. This was more so during the eighties and nineties, understandably because cars were not as technologically advanced as they are at present. In the past, a car with a 100,000-mile reading was considered to be near the...

  • Green light for self-driving cars on UK motorways

    Autonomous cars on UK motorways soon The UK has become the first country in the world to announce that it will regulate the use of autonomous vehicles on UK motorways, albeit, at slow speeds. It won’t be long before British subjects see self-driving cars appear on UK public roads and this could happen as early as this year. The UK...

  • Tesla under fire by Chinese State Media

    Tesla China Tesla Motors has been attacked by Chinese State Media and has apologised for its treatment of their customers. One particular customer was so angry with Tesla that in protest, she jumped on the roof of a Tesla during the show wearing a T-Shirt alleging vehicles had “malfunctioning brakes”. As a result, the Chinese media went on the attack...

  • Gardaí seize over 2000 stolen catalytic converters

    Catalytic converter theft A business premises was raided last week in Finglas at 9:45am last Thursday, where Gardaí seized 2,150 catalytic converters worth over €2.2 million euro. Criminals steal these car components due to their high value and melt them down to extract the valuable, precious metals such as rhodium, platinum and palladium. When the Gardaí arrived, they found not...

  • Crashed and Damaged Car Report March 2021

    Crashed, Damaged and Mileage Discrepancies Report Are you one of the unfortunate motorists who bought one of these cars during the month of March? Many will think that it is safer to buy directly from a Franchise Main Dealer but in some situations, this may not be the case. The shocking statistics below from MyVehicle.ie reveals that during the space...

  • Almost 50,000 new cars were sold in the first month of 2021

    New Car Sales January 2021 Amazingly, new car sales were only down 3.2% in the first quarter despite the lockdown with almost 50,000 new cars registered. The top selling manufacturer in the first three months was Toyota with 6,320 new car registrations, ahead of Volkswagen with 5,245. These figures are certainly impressive despite showrooms being closed during the lockdown and...