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Saudi women to get behind the wheel!

It’s official, Saudi women are now allowed behind the wheel after the decades long ban has been lifted. Last September it was announced the ban would be lifted, and the first licences were issued to women this month. More than 120,000 women applied for a driver’s license Sunday, according to senior Ministry of Interior and […]

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PRESS RELEASE – Cartell.ie Rally of The Lakes

Killarney and District Motor Club held the official launch to the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2018 on Sunday 15th at Brehon Hotel Killarney. There were some beautiful rally cars on display and a large crowd in attendance. Officials, Organisers, Sponsors, distinguished guest speakers such as TD Brothers Michael & Danny Healy Rae, Councillor […]

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UK Government launch Consultation on “Clocking”

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is reporting on news from the UK that the Department for Transport (UK) has launched a consultation into toughening up legislation on ‘clocking’ . In the UK knowingly selling a clocked vehicle without disclosing the fact is a criminal offence. Simon Blackburn, chairman of the UK Local Government Association (LGA) Safer […]

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Cartell.ie have fun at the Cannonball run!

Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE had fun today at the Cannonball run! The run- sponsored by Cartell.ie business partners Carzone.ie among several others (the lead sponsor is Manhattan)- is an event run for the purpose of generating funds for Irish children’s charities. This year we got the chance to check out the high-end vehicles early and […]

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Skoda Ireland rolling out new showroom facilities

Skoda Ireland is in the process of rolling out a new look across its dealer network in the Republic of Ireland. The move coincides with reports by Motortrader in the UK that Skoda has started transitioning to the new corporate look across its network in the United Kingdom as the brand targets another record year […]

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Car Scams to Avoid

A useful piece by UK Car Finance Expert Car Finance refreshes some of the issues which Cartell continues to highlight week-to-week: By Appointment Only Our friends at Car Finance say this: “You should be particularly wary when you see the phrase “by appointment only” on any advert for a used car. This can often be […]

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It’s our Birthday: Cartell is six years old!

When we set up Ireland’s first car check six years ago one of our primary goals was to make Irish roads safer by ensuring those in the market for a vehicle were aware of exactly what they were getting into. We all love a bargain, and in these tough times it’s more important than ever […]

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List of Competitors for Cartell.ie International Rally

Cartell is delighted to announce the entry list for the 2012 Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes this upcoming bank holiday weekend in Killarney. The complete list of competitors, co-drivers, make/model and class lists are available for view online – click here. The rally was officially launched on Sunday. Last year’s winners Darragh O’Riordan and Tony […]

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Winners of the Killarney Historic Stages Rally 2011

Killarney Historic Stages Rally results Saturday 3rd of December 2011 Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s historic rally in Killarney. Below are the winners and their times: Historic 1: Ray Cunningham/Ross Forde – Morris Mini Cooper S – 1:19:53.2 2: James O’Mahony/Paddy McDonnell – Volvo 144 s – 1:22:30.8 3: John Spiers/Suzanne […]

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Partner eDrive edition features some super content

The latest edition of our Partner Ezine eDrive The edition is available now for viewing online (no download required). It announces the launch (Summer 2012) of the new Ford Kuga which is larger than the current version and will be larger than the Focus (currently the Kuga and Focus are built from the same platform). […]

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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 […]

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TwinPower Turbo for all new BMW 3 Series

Stunning new BMW 3 Series hits the Irish Market 2012 Completecar.ie report on the unveiling of the new Series 3 BMW: Turbo power seems to be the name of the game in the all new BMW 3 Series, revealed today (October 14). For the first time all variants of the best-selling car in the premium […]

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Exclusive Used Car Review: FORD FOCUS

Ford Focus 2005 – 2011 The following is the first in a series of used car reviews written exclusively for Cartell.ie by Completecar.ie Overview: The Ford Focus has been a top seller in Ireland for more than ten years now and with good reason. It is well-built, good value and excellent to drive. There are […]

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Service Car Yourself to Avoid expense!

Cartell stats quoted in today’s Irish Independent An article in today’s Irish Independent advises consumers to service vehicles themselves and look at other cost saving options in a bid to keep household expenses down. John Cadden writes: “It will probably come as no surprise to learn that our cars are getting older. After all, new […]

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Annual NCT for vehicles 10 years and older

The National Car Test (NCT) now applies annually to vehicles 10 years old since June 1. Up until that date vehicles were subject to their first NCT after four years and another test every two years thereafter. The new rules mean a vehicle will still have its first NCT after four years and will then […]

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Merchandise for Cartell.ie International Rally!

Here’s a sneak preview of some 2011 Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes Merchandise! We’re delighted to work with Autofashion Rally Merchandise to bring top quality gear for this years event. Due to high demand we recommend you get yours early to avoid disappointment! The people at Autofashion will sell all the gear featured above […]

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Cartell statistics on ‘clocking’ of motor vehicles

Over 88,000 vehicles ‘clocked’ in Dublin and Cork Last week Used Car History Check expert Cartell published statistics on the prevalence of vehicle ‘clocking’ in Ireland (the practice of altering a vehicle’s odometer) with a county-by-county breakdown. We’re delighted that the story has received considerable attention in local and national media outlets. The Sun Newspaper, for […]

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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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Latest edition of our Partner Publication: eDrive!

You can view and download the latest edition of our Partner Publication – eDrive. As well as featuring Cartell.ie – concerning our latest well-publicised initiative to track up to 40,000 UK write-offs in Ireland – the magazine has many other interesting bits and pieces: including where it argues that Irish people should buy more ‘interesting […]

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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 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 […]

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Average Mileage in Ireland

Average Mileage in Ireland: Some Statistics Courtesy of the NMR One query we get from time-to-time from consumers concerns the average mileage for a vehicle in Ireland. Understandably potential buyers want to know whether the mileage on the vehicle they are considering buying is more or less than the national average. So the question arises: […]

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AA Ireland is 100 Years Old!

Cartell.ie would like to congratulate  AA Ireland on its Centenary! We are delighted that AA is one of our Partners and we’d like to extend our best wishes to everyone there for the tremendous effort: 100 years in business in Ireland is a fantastic milestone and deserves mention. To celebrate the occasion AA Ireland have […]

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Motorsports Update: Keith Cronin wins British Rally Championship!

Keith Cronin (and co-driver Barry McNulty) were recently crowned Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship winners! The Subaru Pirelli TEG Sport Team pair received the accolades at the final round of the season: the Trackord International Rally Yorkshire and this is the second successive year the Irish driver has won! Making him the first Irish […]

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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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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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