Car registration data reveals aging fleet

Latest data from vehicle history and data expert Cartell and vehicle sales platform report that the age of the fleet is increasing as date of car registration data reveals owners are holding onto their vehicles longer during the pandemic. The overall picture shows the age of the private fleet, both native and imported, has […]

Levels of Used Cars Sold with Finance in Ireland Remain High

Vehicle data expert latest research reveals that there has seen a drop in overall levels of used car finance in the Irish automotive market. Generally speaking, this is likely attributable to the pandemic and a Post-Brexit environment. From a sample of over 5,906 vehicles offered for sale and checked via the website in […]


Vehicle History and data expert and car sales platform announced on June 23rd the results of an analysis on Electric Vehicle (EV) sales in the Irish market in the year-to-date. Volkswagen’s commitment to delivering high-quality electric vehicles is reflected in the sales results in Ireland in 2021 but there are many other insights […]

Almost One Million Vehicles go End-of-Life since Inception

end of life vehicles

Vehicle history and data expert and Car Sales Platform reported on Wednesday 12th May, 2021 on the success of the original Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006 (SI 282 of 2006) which were replaced in 2014 by the European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 281/2014). Since the inception of the End-of-life […] and Ulster Bank’s Lombard launch 2021 Car Dealership Awards

CarsIreland car dealership awards 2021

Our friends at announced on March 10 that they have once again teamed up with Ulster Bank’s Lombard for their 2021 Dealer Awards. The awards, in their seventh year, strive to recognise the online marketing efforts of car dealerships across the country. There are three award categories – Best Presented Cars, Best Online […]

Vehicle Recall Information in Ireland


Vehicle recalls in Ireland are a relatively common occurrence and motorists would do well to pay attention to recall information as research from the US shows that as much as 40% of motorists do not take action on recalls, which could affect the safety or roadworthiness of the affected vehicle. And while recalls can often […]

Irish Used Car Market: What you are searching for and what you are buying

irish used cars market

Vehicle digital platform and announced on March 3rd the results of our first joint analysis on the used car market in Ireland. For this study looked at the most-popular-searched-cars across its site in February 2021. Those results were then compared with data from which showed the most popular private models so […]

EU Proposes Speed Limiters for all new Vehicles

Speed Limiter on new cars

After EU agreement, 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 gave their approval. How the speed limiter works? The speed limiter device […]

Used Car or New Car Costs Calculator!

We already published some information on the type of factors which should go into your decision to purchase either a used car, or a new car. We wrote about the various elements: tax, fuel economy, depreciation value, which go into the decision. We want to take that one step further and show you the importance […]

Insurance Write-Off Categories: Category C Write-Off Explained

There is still some confusion out there about the various insurance write-off categories and here at Cartell we often get queries about Cartell car history check reports such as “what does a category C insurance write-off mean?”. So here follows a brief description of what each of the insurance write-off categories signify for your vehicle. […]

Residual Value – Do cars appreciate?

Do Cars Appreciate In Value? The simple answer is Yes – there are some select cars that appreciate in value 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 […]