News & Press Announcement

Used Car History Check expert is delighted to announce a new partnership with car advice experts 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 […]

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Cartell features on Cork’s 96FM

Jeff Aherne, Director of, 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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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 advise consumers to be aware of an increased risk of unsuspectingly purchasing a stolen vehicle. Jeff Aherne, Director with, says: “The unfortunate thing is that an unsuspecting […]

Continue Reading 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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BMW and announce new Car History Check partnership 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. “ […]

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Irish roads awash with clocked UK imports claims, the online car history checking company, claims that Irish roads are awash with up to 50,000 clocked vehicles imported from the UK. Jeff Aherne, Director with comments, “We’ve been gathering data on UK imports since we set up business in 2006 and according to our most recent statistics at least 18.5% of vehicles […]

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Vehicle Registrations Down 64% reports

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 […]

Continue Reading 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,, the independent car history checking company is urgently calling for a national Stolen Vehicle Register (SVR) to be set up. Jeff Aherne, Director of comments, “Our objective has always been, and remains, to keep Irish motorists […]

Continue Reading 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 in November 2007 and forwarded to the Road Safety Authority, Garda Siochana and Revenue Commissions promoted a major review […]

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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, […]

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Cartell calls for change in law to clean up industry

Cartell®, the independent car history check, is calling for a change in the law that will protect consumers against what they describe as “potentially critical procedures” currently operating within the motor industry. According to Jeff Aherne, Spokesperson for Cartell, “We are a consumer driven service and provide the Irish car-buying public with a range of […]

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Audi imports to Ireland double

Ireland is witnessing phenomenal growth in the luxury car importation market, with Audi imports alone practically doubling in the last two years, according to new figures released today by – Ireland’s only used car history check. Cost saving and specification benefits can be found by purchasing in the UK, which explains why both private […]

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