Toyota Recall 12,000 Irish Vehicles

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Today, the 1st of October 2019, Toyota Ireland has issued a voluntary recall on nearly 12,000 vehicles. The models in question include the Avensis, Avensis Verso, Corolla and Yaris, produced between February 2001 and July 2008. [twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last][twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last] The cause for concern and recall is a potentially fatal issue with the airbags. The company […]

Cartell.ie to extend Rally of the Lakes sponsorship agreement

Cartell.ie, Ireland’s number one car check website, has committed to sponsoring the Rally of the Lakes for another three years. This year marked the Kildare-based firms tenth year in a row sponsoring the rally. Killarney and District Motor Club, this year celebrated the 40th running of the famous rally and the new sponsorship agreement will […]

Craig Breen & Paul Nagle in the WRC with Hyundai

Craig Breen and Paul Nagle - Hyundai

Irish rallying pair Craig Breen and Paul Nagle have been welcomed back into the World Rally Championship as Hyundai’s third driver and co-driver respectively. They will feature in August this year, at WRC Finland. Hyundai’s resident drivers, Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo had both made it clear they did not want to compete in the […]

Cartell at the Honda Track Day

Honda NSX - Cartell.ie at Honda Track Day

This week Cartell (among others) were given the most fantastic of opportunities, courtesy of Honda Ireland. For some reason the Powers-that-be in Honda Ireland decided they would treat a select few to a Track Day at Mondello Park. Attendees from Cartell included Managing Director Nicola Aherne and Marketing Manager Jonathan McCluskey. Setting the scene First […]

Financing a Car? Here are your Options!

Car Finance Options Blog - Cartell.ie

Loans vs Leasing vs Hire Purchase vs Personal Contract Plans Car finance has been on the increase in Ireland since 2015. In January 2019 the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding was at 16.61% – the highest level Cartell.ie has ever recorded. The increase in car finance could be directly […]

Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes & Michael Fassbender

Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes & Michael Fassbender

Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes meets Michael Fassbender On Saturday the 30th of March the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes got a huge boost when Michael Fassbender, event ambassador for this year’s rally came to visit. Michael had the opportunity to sample some of the different types of rallycars in a bid to decide […]

Speed limiter to be fitted to all new cars!

Speed Limiter on new cars

After new EU rules being agreed, it is proposed that all new cars will be fitted with a speed limiter from 2022. ISA, also known as Intelligent Speed Assistance is one of the many safety measures to become mandatory in European vehicles after the European Commission giving their approval. How the speed limiter works? The […]

No-Deal BREXIT affecting Irish Drivers

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Irish License Holders & BREXIT Right now, your driver’s licence is a pan-European one, which means it is valid in any EU country. Post-BREXIT, that may change, and you may need to apply for an international driver’s permit to be allowed to drive in the UK on your Irish licence. International permits are available from […]

Residual Value – Do cars appreciate?

Do Cars Appreciate? The simple answer is Yes. Some cars do appreciate once they reach a certain stage in their lifetime, however, why is this and what cars increase in value as time goes on? Obviously, some vehicles will never lose value as they are limited one-off models that are intended to never see real […]

NCT vs MOT – Are they the same?

NCT vs MOT Due to the resurgence of UK imports into the Irish car market in recent years, vehicle data expert Cartell.ie decided to drill into the published statistics for the Irish NCT and UK equivalent MOT roadworthiness tests. To assess the Top 5 UK Imports into Ireland in 2018, based on their reliability and […]

Increase in VRT Surcharge – Budget 2019

Increase in VRT - Budget 2019

Increase in VRT Surcharge Budget changes are in full swing as of now. The main area of affect regarding the Automotive Industry is the 1% Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) surcharge which is being brought in for Diesel engine passenger vehicles registered in Ireland from today onwards (Native and Imported). Director General of SIMI, Alan Nolan […]

Record Number of Clocked UK Cars – Another Reason to get a Cartell Check

Clocked UK Cars cost motorists £800 million per year! The UK is now experiencing record numbers of clocked cars on their roads, according to data published by the LGA (Local Government Association). The LGA, who represents local authorities across Britain, have disclosed that more than two million vehicles contain fraudulently adjusted odometer/speedometer readings. Amazingly, clocking […]

What is C.A.V.E and how is it affecting the Automotive Industry?

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CAVE:  Connected – Autonomous – Vehicles – Electric “Connected” – The ability through which a vehicle can share information with other vehicles and its environment. “Autonomous Vehicles” – Vehicles capable of deciding on and taking a course of action, such as steering or braking, without the need for human intervention. “Electric” – Vehicles propelled by […]

Carzone Motoring Report 2018

In July, our friends over at Carzone.ie produced their Motoring Report which examined trends in the Irish motoring market. They kindly credited ourselves, Cartell.ie, for providing some of the data used throughout. Check out a synopsis of the report below or download the full report in PDF format here.   Irish motorists report an increase […]

New Toll Scheme; EVs & Plug-ins to Benefit

New Toll Scheme for EVs and PHEVs

Ireland’s new toll scheme is now up and running, and it’s great news for owners of Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles. Overview: The Electric Vehicle Toll Incentive (EVTI) Scheme commenced on July 1st 2018 and is expected to run until December 31st 2022. This allows EV and PHEV owners to now avail of toll discounts […]

Saudi women to get behind the wheel!

Saudi Woman Driving

It’s official, Saudi women are now allowed behind the wheel after the decades long ban has been lifted. Last September it was announced the ban would be lifted, and the first licences were issued to women this month. More than 120,000 women applied for a driver’s license Sunday, according to senior Ministry of Interior and […]

Tyre fitters and retailers subject to inspection by the SEAI

Up to 120 Irish tyre fitters and retailers will be subject to inspection by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) this summer. With the goal being, to make sure they are all complying with EU tyre labelling regulations. Introduced in 2009, labels give consumers important information on their tyre selection, including fuel consumption and […]

Last Year of the Preteens – Cartell’s 12th Birthday

It’s time for cake! This week we are celebrating Cartell’s 12th Birthday. It’s hard to believe two years have already passed since the big 10th celebration, time flies when you’re having fun as they say. We’re delighted to be continuously helping people with one of the bigger and more difficult decisions they have to make, […]

Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett win the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2018

What a May bank holiday that was, is it any wonder why it’s our favourite weekend of the year. At the end of a duel that lasted the entire weekend, Donegal pair Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett in their Subaru Impreza WRC took home their third International rally win when they added the Cartell.ie International […]

Lexus launch their Service service, powered by Cartell.ie!

Lexus have just released their new Car Service website lexusservice.ie, which is powered by ourselves at Cartell.ie. The website will allow Lexus owners to enter the registration of their current vehicle, Cartell.ie then works instantaneously (in the background) to find the vehicle information for Lexus, who provide a listing of Service packages available. The user […]

PRESS RELEASE – Cartell.ie Rally of The Lakes

Killarney and District Motor Club held the official launch to the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2018 on Sunday 15th at Brehon Hotel Killarney. There were some beautiful rally cars on display and a large crowd in attendance. Officials, Organisers, Sponsors, distinguished guest speakers such as TD Brothers Michael & Danny Healy Rae, Councillor […]

Electronomous 2018 Speaker: Sharon Masterson from ITF at OECD

Ahead of her presentation at Electronomous 2018 we managed to grab some time with Sharon Masterson from ITF at OECD. In a nutshell, what are you going to be talking about at Electronomous 2018? I look forward to introducing participants to some exciting work that the ITF has done, on shared mobility solutions for instance. […]

Electronomous 2018 Speaker: Armin Fendrich, Ridecell

In advance of Electronomous 2018 we caught up with Armin Fendrich of Ridecell for a short chat on his upcoming talk at THE CAR TECH SUMMIT/ In a nutshell, what are you going to be talking about at Electronomous 2018? Our presentation will discuss the future or transportation. New mobility services such as ridesharing and carsharing are poised to be the […]

What is it about Tuesdays?… The most popular day to buy a used car in Ireland

In February 2014 Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie reported the most popular day to buy or sell a motor vehicle in 2013 was a Tuesday. Read that article here. Fast-forward 4 years and Cartell data continues to show the most popular day to buy a used car in Ireland remains as Tuesday.     Looking further into this, […]