Speed limiter to be fitted to all new cars!

Speed Limiter on new cars

After new EU rules being agreed, it is proposed that all new cars will be fitted with a speed limiter from 2022. ISA, also known as Intelligent Speed Assistance is one of the many safety measures to become mandatory in European vehicles after the European Commission giving their approval. How the speed limiter works? The […]

New Toll Scheme; EVs & Plug-ins to Benefit

New Toll Scheme for EVs and PHEVs

Ireland’s new toll scheme is now up and running, and it’s great news for owners of Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles. Overview: The Electric Vehicle Toll Incentive (EVTI) Scheme commenced on July 1st 2018 and is expected to run until December 31st 2022. This allows EV and PHEV owners to now avail of toll discounts […]

Saudi women to get behind the wheel!

Saudi Woman Driving

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 […]

Tyre fitters and retailers subject to inspection by the SEAI

Up to 120 Irish tyre fitters and retailers will be subject to inspection by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) this summer. With the goal being, to make sure they are all complying with EU tyre labelling regulations. Introduced in 2009, labels give consumers important information on their tyre selection, including fuel consumption and […]

Last Year of the Preteens – Cartell’s 12th Birthday

It’s time for cake! This week we are celebrating Cartell’s 12th Birthday. It’s hard to believe two years have already passed since the big 10th celebration, time flies when you’re having fun as they say. We’re delighted to be continuously helping people with one of the bigger and more difficult decisions they have to make, […]

What is it about Tuesdays?… The most popular day to buy a used car in Ireland

In February 2014 Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie reported the most popular day to buy or sell a motor vehicle in 2013 was a Tuesday. Read that article here. Fast-forward 4 years and Cartell data continues to show the most popular day to buy a used car in Ireland remains as Tuesday.     Looking further into this, […]

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

When we set up Used Car History Check Cartell five 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! The purchase of a vehicle is one of the most important investments an individual makes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Car Cloning: UK issue new V5C Registration Document

The licensing authority for new vehicles in the United Kingdom – the DVLA – has recently  launched a new look V5C registration document, together with a ‘Buyer Beware‘ initiative. From the 15th August, 2010, the new documents – which are easier to understand than the older versions – will be issued for all newly registered […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]