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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The idea of putting more tolls on the M50, M1 and national roads is hard to believe. However, the VRT take was down a massive €700 million in 2009 when compared to 2008, a mere €375 million was taken in 2009. The money has to come from somewhere..
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 […]
Last Monday on Motormouth we discussed the controversial topic of what defines a man’s car versus a woman’s car. Needless to say it stirred emotion. However just to ensure that my opinion is fully understood, here are a few cars that are driven by more men than women. Subaru Impreza CS400 STI Cosworth and Ford […]
I am delighted to announce Cartell is the proud sponsor of Motormouth on Newstalk once again.
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.
I’m glad to say however that I’m impressed by what Peugeot have to offer at the moment.
For a long time now this car has been the taxi drivers favourite and it’s no surprise as to why. This car is a work horse that allows more miles than the average car. It’s spacious, comfortable and feels safe.
Citroen C3 1.4 HDi Firstly, in comparison to the last C3 it’s a small bit longer, and just a little bit wider. What does that mean? Well, a little bit more leg room and a little more space and maybe even tighter handling. The C3 also has what’s called the visiodrive. What’s that? I hear […]
Cartell wishes to extend it’s sympathies to the family of Thomas Maguire of Longwood Co. Meath, who was killed on the 19th June 2010 at the Topaz Donegal Rally.
Damien gave us the low down on the Topaz Donegal Rally. It brought back fond memories of the Cartell.ie Rally of The Lakes.
It is time that Ireland sends out a clear message that it will not allow its citizens be ripped off and put in harms way when laws can be passed to protect them. At present, the Gardai do not have sufficient powers to prosecute offenders.
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 […]
On the 20th April 2010, Cork registered its first Tesla Roadster – some say the electric sports car of the future. Costing a tidy €100,000, it’s the first wave of electric cars in the pipeline from American car producer Tesla. But for anyone who thinks electric cars are modest in terms of speed, think again […]
You note I said Safety Camera instead of Speed Cameras as every speaker on the day wanted to ensure that’s how we would look upon them and not as a money making exercise.
To celebrate we are offering a 30% discount, a Cartell Three Star Check normally costing 35 Euro can now be purchased for 24.50 using the voucher – a saving of over 10 Euro!
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 […]
Opel Insignia “Opel has finally stood up and is starting to be counted” This week I had the pleasure of test driving the 2009 European Car of the Year, the Opel Insignia. Of course being a family man I opted for the Elite 1.6i Turbo Sports Tourer version, a beast in sheep’s clothing. When I […]
Mazda6 MZR-CD 2.2-litre Turbo Diesel For years Mazda was a member of our family. It was there when I got home from school, when I grazed my leg and when I used to come home after a few beers. Our homestead saw many generations of Mazda come and go. My dad’s first Mazda was a […]
Alfa Romeo Mito I’ve always been a fan of Top Gear, and as a fan of Top Gear I’ve always wanted to own an Alfa Romeo……I mean I know they haven’t exactly got a name as being the most reliable car in the world, I know they don’t deliver excellence in the handling department, but […]
Statistics published today by Cartell.ie indicate that buyers have a 1 in 4 chance of purchasing a two year old vehicle with finance outstanding. Unsurprisingly finance companies can and do repossess vehicles.
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 […]
Some of the stolen vehicles have been recovered in the possession of Motor Dealers. The cars are very professionally done and can fool most people.
Any person performing a car history check in Ireland must be made aware that only the AA, SIMI, and Cartell.ie have access to UK Finance systems to check the current finance status on UK vehicles.
I know you are a Jag fan but Ford just released the new Focus RS 500, and I hope that wherever you are, one of these is your chariot.
I must admit that I felt a slight nervousness at the prospect of being driven on closed roads by a man who has owned a 325i and 335d within the past two years and has clocked at least one of them on the Autobahn.
The win is made all the more remarkable given that Dennis had the flu earlier in the week.
After the Circuit of Ireland crash I came to Killarney with the strict instructions to take it nice and easy and bring the car home…
Update 15:16 – One Stage Remaining There’s more movement in the Cartell.ie Killarney International Rally Aaron Machale has leaped frogged Alastair Fisher into 2nd place and with only 1.1 seconds between them it comes down to judgement time do they settle for the positions their in, or push on to claim 2nd spot. This has […]
After the heavy rain, thunder shower and strong winds on Saturday’s stages, the weather forecast for today Sunday is cloudy with sunny spells, this will be a great relief to all the drivers and the hundreds of marshals manning the stages.
Tim McNulty has won his 1st Trophy of the weekend when he claimed the Bertie Fisher memorial Trophy for the fastest time up the Gap.
The car, a silver BMW 318d M Sport, is not just a sleek eye catching road machine but comes with the BMW performance pack installed.
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 […]
Recently the Leinster Branch of the RS owners club had a track day at Mondello Park International Racing Circuit. I joined the club as I am trying to get my hands on a 1992 Sapphire RS Cosworth. To make life even better Brian Dennis, a member of the club also brought his Rally spec Skoda […]
In these gloomy economic times we are proud to sponsor an event which gives an economic boost to Killarney and the south west region.
The 2.2 is available in 3 different versions – a powerful one, a really powerful one, and an even more powerful one! I had the really powerful one…
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 […]
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 […]
This article is a summary of Jeff’s contribution to the Newstalk Motormouth show all about used car auctions which aired on Monday 22nd March 2010.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Category A The vehicle must be scrapped and no parts or components can be sold other than for scrap. Amounts vary but the scrap value rarely covers the cost of recovery and delivery to a scrap yard. Category A is severely damaged, total burnout or flood damage with no serviceable parts, or already a stripped […]