PRESS RELEASE FIA status granted for Cartell.ie rally

Major European boost for Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes in receiving FIA status Killarney’s Muckross House and Gardens was the scene for the official launch of the Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes 2013 – Round 4 of the FIA European Historic Rally Championship. The Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes was chosen from seven rallies throughout […]

Luxury Motor Vehicle Exodus

PRESS RELEASE LUXURY MOTOR VEHICLE EXODUS Used Car History Check expert Cartell.ie report today (22 February, 2013) that vehicle EXPORTS out of Ireland are now at their highest level since the recession commenced. Exports have increased by 61% in the last six years. Exports in 2012 were 6% higher than in 2011. There were 7,855 vehicles […]

Tuesday – most popular day to buy

PRESS RELEASE TUESDAY MOST POPULAR DAY TO BUY A CAR Used Car History Check expert Cartell.ie reports today (12 February 2013) that Tuesday is the most popular day of the week to buy or sell a used car. The result is based on analysis of daily transaction figures for used vehicles over the past 5 years. […]

Cartell feature across the media

Used Car History Check expert Cartell featured in the media this week. On Sunday an article in the Irish Sun (3 February) featured statistics provided by Cartell.ie concerning the age of the fleet in each of the respective counties in the Republic of Ireland. This was the first time that county-specific statistics were ever compiled […]

Irish fleet is aging fast – now 8 ¼ years

PRESS RELEASE CARLOW, KERRY, MAYO RETAIN CARS LONGER Irish fleet is aging fast – now 8 ¼ years Used Car History Check expert Cartell.ie reports today (4, Feb 2013) that vehicles in counties Leitrim, Longford, Carlow, Mayo and Kerry are, on average, over 9 years old and vehicle owners are holding their cars longer in […]

Co2 Emissions by County

PRESS RELEASE AVERAGE CO2 EMISSIONS SKY HIGH IN CAPITAL CONNAUGHT THE CLEANEST PROVINCE Used Car History Check expert Cartell  releases details on the average CO2 emissions per county in Ireland. The results, based on all private used cars, show that Dublin vehicles are emitting considerably more CO2 on average than any other county in Ireland. […]

Clocking Rate 11% in Republic of Ireland

PRESS RELEASE Cartell Clocking Bill in the Oireachtas Clocking Rate 11% in the Republic of Ireland Used Car History Check expert Cartell.ie today (3rd January 2013) reports the clocking rate in the Republic of Ireland stands at 11% of the fleet in 2012. The figure is based on a sample size in excess of 50,000 […]

Clocking set to become illegal

Cartell Clocking Bill Passes Stage 1 In 2010 Used Car History Check expert Cartell, through its legal division, drafted a Bill which sought to criminalise vehicle clocking and accompanying measures. This was presented to the Houses of the Oireachtas and was considered by the Transport Committee at that time. However, for one reason or another, […]

Q3 2012 Car Finance Statistics PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE MARKET STAGNANT BUT SIGNS OF RESURGENCE Used Car History Check expert Cartell.ie reports today (31 Oct 2012) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale with finance outstanding remains stagnant at 11%. That figure has remained consistent for the last 12 months, leading the company to believe that finance levels have tapered off […]

Motorbike sales collapse

PRESS RELEASE MOTORBIKE SALES COLLAPSE IN 2012 Used Car History Check expert Cartell.ie today (16 October) releases information on the number of motorbikes in the Irish fleet. There are 51,174 motorbikes on the roads of Ireland today. The breakdown by registration year shows that motorbike popularity peaked during the boom years – 2002 was the […]

Stolen Vehicle Data must be released

PRESS RELEASE STOLEN VEHICLE DATA MUST BE RELEASED IN PUBLIC INTEREST Used Car History Check expert Cartell has been calling for the release of stolen vehicle data held by An Garda Síochána since 2002. This is the ten year anniversary of calling for the release of stolen data. The Stolen Motor Vehicle Unit of An […]

Surge in Vehicle Clocking

PRESS RELEASE SURGE IN VEHICLE CLOCKING DUBLIN AND CORK WORST HIT Used Car History Check expert Cartell today, August 28, releases information on the number of clocked vehicles per county across the country. (See chart below). Clocking of motor vehicles (the resetting of a vehicle’s odometer to display less miles than those actually travelled) has […]

Irish Fleet gets Older – Age soars to 8 years

PRESS RELEASE Average age of vehicle fleet now at 8 years The results of research published today (July 18) by Used Car History Check expert Cartell.ie find that Irish owners are retaining their motors for longer. The average age of an Irish privately owned vehicle now stands at 7.96 years. This is higher than the […]

Press Release: Tuesday Best Day to Buy a Car

Tuesday best day to buy a Car Used Car History Check expert Cartell.ie reports today (12 June 2012) that Tuesday is the most popular day of the week to buy or sell a used car! The result is based on analysis of daily transaction figures for used vehicles over the past 4 years. In terms of […]

Decrease in Levels of Vehicle Finance

PRESS RELEASE: from Cartell.ie and CompleteCar.ie DECREASE IN LEVELS OF VEHICLE FINANCE   Car Finance Levels Bottom Out   Used Car History Check expert Cartell.ie reports today (23, May 2012) that less vehicles are being offered for sale with finance outstanding than at any time in the past six years. Based on extensive data checks carried […]

Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes 2012

PRESS RELEASE Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes 2012 Killarney, INEC, May 4th – May 6th 2012 The May Bank Holiday weekend has long been associated with rallying – it’s the weekend of the Rally of the Lakes an international event of prestige which features – at Molls Gap – one of the most picturesque stages […]

Intelligent Speed Adaptation: The Future of Road Safety?

The Irish Sun today reports on the technology of intelligent speed adaptation where Cartell.ie is quoted as saying “the path has been cleared for Black Box Recorders in vehicles which will operate similar to aircraft”. The technology is called External Vehicle Speed Control (EVSC) and Cartell.ie first considered it back in 2005. At that time […]

Dot.com Boom over for year 2000 vehicles

PRESS RELEASE  Dot.Com Boom Bursts for Year 2000 Vehicles Cartell.ie today reports that year 2000 cars are no longer the most prominent on Irish roads after twelve years at the top of league tables. Cars registered in that year – which recorded an unprecedented number of new car sales – were the most popular on […]

News: Percentage of Imports in Irish Fleet by Year

Cartell stats say imports still prominent in Irish Fleet Trend continues in 2011 The Irish Sun today (Mark May) publishes an article relying on Used Car History Check expert Cartell’s statistics displaying the percentage of imports in the Irish Fleet (Private/Hackney/Taxi) since 2000. The figures show a significant increase in the prominence of imports in the […]

€100 Million Worth of Vehicles Now Exported

Numbers of Vehicles Leaving Ireland is Growing In total 7,703 vehicles were exported out of Ireland this year to November with an estimated annualised value of €100 million. This represents an increase of 16% year-on-year, while exports have risen by 64% in the last five years. This trend is set to continue following Budget 2012 […]

Cartell.ie Feature in today’s Sunday Independent

Cartell.ie Bill on Vehicle Clocking gets National Coverage Today’s Sunday Independent credits Used Car History Check experts Cartell.ie with prominent drive to criminalise vehicle clocking in Ireland In a piece written by journalist Shane O Donoghue Cartell is mentioned in connection with drafting a Bill which seeks to send out a clear message that vehicle […]

Car banks taking over from High Street?

Vehicle experts Completecar.ie rely on data provided by Used Car History Check experts Cartell to argue that manufacturer-own-banks are already impacting on the financial end of the car market in Ireland. In the wake of the fallout from Lehman Brothers and the consequent global turmoil as well as our own domestic banking problems – which are […]

Outstanding Finance still a serious problem

The Irish Times today use statistics provided by Cartell on levels of finance Statistics published today by Used Car History Check experts Cartell.ie indicate that buyers have a 1 in 5 chance of purchasing a three year old or four year old vehicle with finance outstanding. From a sample of over 5906 vehicles offered for sale […]

Green coloured vehicles are higher risk

The Irish Sun feature statistics provided by Cartell Today’s Irish Sun, in a feature written by journalist Mark May, features statistics provided by Used Car History Check experts Cartell which show that Green is the riskiest car colour in Ireland – by far. Following extensive research based on a sample of 5,430 write-offs taken from […]

Cartell statistics feature in Sunday Independent

Statistics provided by Cartell featured in this week’s Sunday Independent in Ireland. Used Car History Check experts Cartell provided the newspaper with information showing the car fleet in Ireland is aging – there has been a significant shift in the last five years: in January 2006 the average age of a car with up-to-date motor […]

Completecar.ie Announcement

Used Car History Check expert Cartell.ie is delighted to announce a new partnership with car advice experts Completecar.ie. Fronted by Ireland’s leading motoring journalists Shane O Donoghue and Paddy Comyn, Completecar has already established itself as one of the foremost Irish sources for consumer buying advice – offering practical and readily accessible information in a […]

Cartell features on Cork’s 96FM

Jeff Aherne, Director of Cartell.ie, featured on Cork’s 96FM today in connection with vehicle clocking. Jeff was asked to give listeners an insight into the difficulties associated with clocked vehicles. He was asked to respond to news published that a court settlement has been ordered for €1,500 after a Cork-based car buyer bought a vehicle […]

Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2011

PRESS RELEASE Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2011 Killarney, INEC, April 29 – May 1, 2011 The May Bank Holiday weekend has long been associated with rallying – it’s the weekend of the Rally of the Lakes an international event of prestige which features – at Molls Gap – one of the most picturesque […]

Over 88,000 vehicles ‘clocked’ in Dublin and Cork

PRESS RELEASE Over 88,000 vehicles ‘clocked’ in Dublin and Cork Used Car History Check expert Cartell today releases information on the estimated number of clocked vehicles per county across the country. (See chart below). Clocking of motor vehicle’s (the resetting of a vehicle’s odometer to display less miles than those actually travelled) has now become […]

Irish and UK insurers set to track 40,000 write-offs

PRESS RELEASE Cartell.ie says initiative is the first-of-its-kind Up to 40,000 imported cars on Irish roads could be write offs according to a new report from car history analysis company ‘Cartell’.  Cartell has today launched a new initiative to help keep track of UK write-offs which are put back on the roads and exported to […]

One in three imported vehicles have serious issues

PRESS RELEASE An article in today’s Irish Sun (Wednesday 1 December) features statistics provided by Used Car History Check experts Cartell.ie concerning vehicles imported from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The results – based on a sample of 5,430 vehicles – show 11.4% of imports have been clocked (i.e.had their odometer altered to incorrectly reflect […]

Stolen vehicles recovered by Gardai in Balbriggan

PRESS RELEASE Following the appearance of Cartell’s Jeff Aherne on RTÉ News on Saturday in connection with the seizure of stolen vehicles by Gardai in Balbriggan Cartell.ie advise consumers to be aware of an increased risk of unsuspectingly purchasing a stolen vehicle. Jeff Aherne, Director with Cartell.ie, says: “The unfortunate thing is that an unsuspecting […]

New VRT rules sees vehicle imports decline

New VRT rules sees Vehicle Imports decline to lowest level in three years Figures for September show a fall in imported vehicles to less than 3,000. This was the lowest number in three years and a decline of over fifty percent when compared with August (6,144). A spike was seen in August before the new […]

Cork gets Ireland’s first Electric Sports Car

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 […]

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 […]

Cartell Insurance Write-Off Categories

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 […]

Cartell Calls For Systemic Changes To Help Eradicate Illegal Clocking

Jeff Aherne, Director and co-founder of the online car history checking company Cartell.ie has called for systemic changes to eradicate illegal clocking. The issue will once again be raised by RTE’s Buyer Beware programme, due to air tonight Wednesday 18th November 2009. The programme uncovers a whole raft of irregularities within the system which Aherne […]

BMW and Cartell.ie announce new Car History Check partnership

Cartell.ie is delighted to announce a new partnership with BMW Ireland as a supplier of an independent car history check to customers purchasing either a used BMW or MINI from their authorised dealers. The move follows a lengthy appraisal by BMW of the car history checking market. Jeremy Raggett, BMW’s Used Car Manager, confirms. “Cartell.ie […]

Vehicle Registrations Down 64% reports Cartell.ie

The first 5 days of trading in 2009 has seen vehicle registrations in the state fall when compared to the same period in 2008. There were only 9,390 vehicles registered in the first week of January 2009 compared to 26,029 for the same week in 2008 representing a massive 64% drop. The top seller so […]

Cartell.ie calls for Stolen Vehicle Register to be set up

With approximately 8,000 vehicles stolen each year in Ireland and between 10-15% of them never being re-covered, Cartell.ie, the independent car history checking company is urgently calling for a national Stolen Vehicle Register (SVR) to be set up. Jeff Aherne, Director of Cartell.ie comments, “Our objective has always been, and remains, to keep Irish motorists […]

Cartell.ie welcomes new open approach from insurance industry but vows to continue lobbying for a safer system

Cartell®, the only independent car history checking company , today welcomed the Irish Insurance Federation’s (IIF) decision to share information on a car’s history with the government. It is believed that a report written by Cartell.ie in November 2007 and forwarded to the Road Safety Authority, Garda Siochana and Revenue Commissions promoted a major review […]

MAM VRM data now extended to Republic of Ireland

MAM Software today announced that its VRM lookup solution now supports Republic of Ireland vehicle registrations, providing quick and easy vehicle identification from directly within Autocat+ A feature of MAM’s comprehensive Autocat+ electronic catalogue, VRM helps identify and provide detailed specifications (make, model, cc, etc) associated with a particular vehicle. By providing accurate, comprehensive data, […]