Cartell Welcomes Regulation for Written-Off Vehicles

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE welcomes today (14th July) news that Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, yesterday brought new legislation to cabinet which will compel insurers to notify his Department of Category A and Category B write-offs. At present a voluntary system of notification is in place but for years has called for […]

Written-Off UK Imports Prominent in Ireland

PRESS RELEASE Follow-Up to RTÉ Prime Time Programme Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (11th May) on the actual numbers of written-off vehicles imported into Ireland from the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015. In a first-of-its-kind analysis – which follows-up on last night’s RTÉ Prime Time programme – Cartell reports that 10.75% of all UK […]

Written off vehicles in excess of 257,000 last year in UK

Vehicle data expert reports on interesting insights published in the UK by Motortrader on the number of written off vehicles in the UK – and their value. Accident Exchange, UK post-accident specialists, are quoted as estimating the number of write-offs last year topped 257,000 -worth an estimated £2bn (€2.74bn). The company said almost 12% […]

Why we need to tighten up how we deal with and dispose of write-offs

On January 15, 2014 then Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar announced in the Dáil that he was “proposing to introduce a statutory control procedure in relation to written-off vehicles.” The announcement was made in response to a question put to him by Deputy Timmy Dooley (FF) who had expressed concern about “reports that more than 200,000 […] Director Jeff Aherne features live on TV3

Vehicle History Check expert featured on Ireland AM this morning when Cartell Director Jeff Aherne spoke to Mark Cagney about car clocking and write offs and informed viewers about the latest developments – and Cartell’s work in helping bring about those changes. Jeff spoke about the dangers of vehicle clocking, the regulatory issues, including […]

Cartell Welcomes Swift Action on Vehicle Write Offs

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle History Expert today (16 January) commends the Government for swift action on the issue of regulation of vehicle write offs. Earlier this month (January 6) Cartell issued a Press Release which estimated that at least 6 deaths occur per annum in vehicles which were previously written off. Following from the success […]

Cartell calls for Proper Regulation of Write Offs in Ireland

PRESS RELEASE PROPER REGULATION OF WRITE OFFS COULD REDUCE ROAD DEATHS Vehicle History Expert today (6 January 2014) calls on the Irish Government to introduce legislation for the proper regulation of vehicle write offs. At present there are approximately 36,000 vehicles written off in Ireland every year. About 12,000 of those are never returned […]

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 […]

Latest edition of our Partner Publication: eDrive!

You can view and download the latest edition of our Partner Publication – eDrive. As well as featuring – 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 […]

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

PRESS RELEASE 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 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 […]