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Have the Irish embraced Telematic Technology?

Dennis Foy, who was one of the leading automotive technology experts, considered in 2003 the role which telematics can play in preventing clocking. As our readers know the “clocking” of a vehicle is when the mileage reading on the vehicle is altered, or manipulated, to display a lower reading than the actual miles travelled by […]

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Motorsports Update: Gary Thompson

Cartell.ie is delighted to see the continuing good progress of Irish racing car driver Gary Thompson. Gary recently scored another podium finish at the Japanese F3 Championship: a springboard for F1 drivers like Pedro de la Rosa and Adrian Sutil. In fact F3 lies just below GP2, Formula NIPPON,  and F1 on the Formula pyramid. […]

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TRADE FOCUS: Michael Grant Motors, Santry

The Grant family has been in the motor trade for 35 years. Michael Grant moved the companies operation to its current location in Santry in 1999. Cartell.ie stopped by for a chat about trading conditions for this months Trade Focus. “Business is up on last year” says Michael “but things are still far from where […]

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Outstanding Finance: Some Information From Cartell

Cartell.ie understands that Finance is a critical issue for consumers. This was always the case, even before the current economic downturn, but now, more than ever, customers are concerned that a vehicle they purchase may have finance outstanding on it from a previous owner. We’ve been highlighting this issue for some time based on our […]

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Cartell Donates to Rimini Rally 2010

Cartell was delighted to donate some cash to a good cause as part of this years Rimini Rally which got underway on 4th September. The idea behind the Rally is that 5 countries are visited in 5 days – and plenty of donations are generated too! The rally crew this year stopped off at some […]

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Cartell on Newstalk Motormouth

You may know already that Cartell appears weekly on the Motormouth show on Newstalk 106 when our own Jeff Aherne gets the chance to talk about the thing he most loves to talk about – cars! This weeks topics included driving in wet weather and new driver training rules to improve road safety – and […]

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Car Spoiler: Aerodynamics

The Aerodynamics of a Spoiler What is a spoiler for a car? A spoiler is a wing or aerofoil attached to the back of the vehicle which causes downforce, or increases drag, depending on the speed the vehicle is travelling. In the case of an airplane, the wing pushes the plane up or creates lift […]

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Lower VRT on ECO friendly cars

CompleteCar.ie’s Paddy Comyn and Shane O’ Donoghue are calling for the addition of an Eco VRT (Vehicle Registration Tax) rate of 10% and the removal of road tax on newer, lower-emission vehicles for a period of two years. They claim the existing VRT and motor tax band system fails to offer an incentive to buyers […]

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Car Clamping and Car Parking on Motormouth

  In Ireland the local authority is responsible for creating bye-laws that list places in your town/city where parking fees will be imposed. It also decides the value of parking fees. Before making bye-laws that restrict parking, your local authority must consult with the Garda Commissioner and give public notice of its intention to make […]

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Drive For Work

Whether you drive for work in your own vehicle or your employers vehicle it is your employers responsibility to ensure you know what to do should your vehicle breakdown, catch fire etc. There should be procedures and policies in place so that you know what to do to ensure you are safe at all times.

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Dublin City Council Extension of 30km/h Zones

Dublin City Council (DCC) wants to introduce 30km/h speed zones on the Long Mile Road, Sliabh Bloom Park and Chapelizod Road when children are entering and leaving schools. At all other times the limit will remain at 50km/h. Members of the public are being asked for their say and all of the proposals will be […]

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Honda Insight test drive by Daragh O Tuama

Honda Insight In theory the Honda Insight is a very good car which has tapped into essential technology. Their IMA technology (Integrated Motor Assist), which was first introduced with the Honda Civic Hybrid, is very forward thinking. What this is is an electric motor which which gives added power to the car when needed, thus […]

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UTV schedule for RPM Motorsport Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes

UTV have re-scheduled the broadcast of the Cartell.ie international Rally of the Lakes. Tyndall productions have released this statement Due to circumstances outside RPM‘s and UTV‘s control the two programmes covering the Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes have had to be re-scheduled. Tyndall Productions regret to announce that their programmes on the recent Cartell.ie Rally […]

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Official Launch of Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes

On Sunday 18 April 2010, Cartell.ie was invited to the official launch of the 2010 International Rally of the Lakes hosted by Killarney District Motor Club. The launch was held in The Brehon Hotel in Killarney, Co Kerry. There was a magnificent turnout and some of the rally cars on display included the Ahern’s Subaru […]

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Finance Write-Off and Clocking, Motormouth Legal Advice

If you have bought a vehicle with outstanding finance, the likelihood is that you will be notified by the bank or institution with the financial interest, that they are seeking the return of the vehicle or remuneration of the amount owed. Once the collections department of the finance house has confiscated the vehicle, it becomes […]

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Daragh O Tuama test drives the Citroen C3

The C3 also has what’s called the visiodrive. What’s that? I hear you ask, well what it is is a panoramic view, and to a point I actually like it. It’s essentially a whole load of glass, which goes from the bottom of the front window to about half way up the roof. It really […]

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Male and Female Drivers – Who’s Worse?

There is an eternal debate it seems as to who is better at driving, men or women? To answer this burning question, it is necessary to investigate some of the research in existence. Men and Women think the same Ottawa University researchers and psychologists studied nearly 400 male and female drivers ranging from the youngest […]

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Cartell ask’s, “Where does our motor tax go?”

The Government collects revenue from drivers in multiple ways. VRT, Motor Tax, Insurance Levy, Fuel Excise (VAT), Tolls and Parking. Not surprisingly, and especially given the increased damage our roads suffered during the earlier part of 2010, most people want to know if the motor revenue collected is actually spent on improving their areas roads […]

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Cartell.ie write-off information

Since its inception in 2002, one of Cartells primary goals was to eradicate the resale of dangerous vehicles.  While some write-offs are repairable, one must always ensure that they are repaired by qualified personnel  with suitable parts. An insurer writes off a vehicle when the cost to repair the vehicle to the correct standard using genuine […]

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