About Us

Cartell – Ireland’s No.1 Car History Check

Cartell, Ireland’s first and No.1 car history check was launched in May 2006 to help the consumer and dealers make an informed and secure choice when purchasing a used vehicle. Being the first to introduce this invaluable service to Ireland, our experience in the industry has made ‘getting a Cartell Car Check’ a commonly used phrase. But if you want a vehicle history check carried out by the real experts, always look for the official Cartell logo. We have access to more car data than anyone else and our thorough investigations have helped thousands of people avoid purchasing cars that have been clocked, written-off, ex-taxi, or that have unpaid finance against them, saving them from unnecessary costs and heartache. Our research estimated that up to 1 in 3 used vehicles has an undesirable history, so it was clear that an effective solution to this problem was put in place to help protect Irish consumers.

Our Business – Your Protection

Cartell is a totally independent and wholly owned Irish company. Car history checking is Cartell’s core business which has no distractions or conflicts of interest. Cartell is more than just a website. Cartell’s role in the second-hand car market is crucial. It is a tool to help Irish consumers and dealers purchase safer vehicles secure in the knowledge that it has been independently checked out. Cartell works closely with Government services and other sectors to establish, verify and record the history on a vehicle.

Cartell – Our Mission

We are a consumer and dealer driven service. We provide the Irish car-buying public and motor dealers with an effective safeguard against fraud. This is done through a user-friendly, cost-effective and totally independent car history check, which is being continuously upgraded and expanded.

Important dates in Cartell’s history

  • 2006 – Cartell brings Car History Checking to Ireland
  • 2006 – The National Mileage Register (NMR) is launched
  • 2007 – Cartell brings VRM to Ireland
  • 2007 – Cartell reports that Irish roads are awash with write off’s
  • 2007 – Cartell calls for access to the Garda stolen files
  • 2007 – Cartell works with the Road Safety Authority to access NCT mileage records
  • 2007 – Cartell launches Cartell Trade Services
  • 2007 – Cartell provides AA Ireland with AA Car Data Check
  • 2007 – Cartell develops vehicle make/model list
  • 2007 – Cartell partners with HPI UK to access UK data
  • 2007 – Cartell integrates VRM into online vehicle parts catalogues
  • 2008 – The NMR reaches 1 million readings
  • 2008 – Cartell partners with BMW
  • 2008 – Cartell introduces the ABI insurance group rating to Ireland by VRM
  • 2009 – Cartell partners with Carzone and Auto Trader
  • 2009 – The NMR exceeds 2.5 million readings
  • 2010 – Cartell launches new website
  • 2010 – Cartell submits “Clocking Bill” to Oireachtas
  • 2010 – Cartell sponsors the ‘Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes’
  • 2010 – The NMR reaches over 3 million mileage readings
  • 2010 – Cartell launches M.I.A.F.T.R. Ireland
  • 2011 – Cartell launches Cartrace
  • 2011 – Cartell to sponsor the ‘Cartell.ie Rally of the lakes’ until 2013
  • 2011 – The NMR reaches over 4 million mileage readings
  • 2012 – The NMR reaches over 7.5 million mileage readings
  • 2013 – Cartell partners with Applus+ and provides the Applus+ Car Check
  • 2013 – The NMR reaches over 10 million mileage readings
  • 2014 – “Clocking Bill” enacted by Oireachtas in modified form
  • 2014 – Cartell agrees new deal to sponsor the Rally of the Lakes for 3 further years
  • 2014 – The NMR exceeds 12 million mileage readings
  • 2015 – Cartell launches Cartell Car Price Guide (CPG)
  • 2015 – The NMR exceeds 16 million mileage readings
  • 2015 – Cartell partners with manufacturers BMW, Volkswagen and Toyota to deliver vehicle service sites
  • 2015 – Cartell launches the VRT Calculator
  • 2015 – Cartell partners with Toyota Ireland to deliver upgrade.ie
  • 2016 – Cartell welcomes reports that Irish Government is moving to regulate Category A and Category B write-offs
  • 2017 – The NMR exceeds 24 million mileage readings