AA Warns Car Buyers Of New Mileage “Lowballing” Scam

When buying a car many motorists will look at how many miles the car has driven in order to understand its current condition. However, while most will view a higher mileage as a bad sign the AA is warning that low mileage may not always be a good thing, after coming across a number of […]

Used Car Market Breaks One Million In 2016

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reports that used transactions for private cars were in excess of 1 million transactions in 2016 – the highest level since Cartell started recording results. Cartell.ie considered all transactions for private cars (including imports) in the market in 2016 including private to private sales, imported by private, trade to […]

New Cars Driving More Miles Than Pre-Recession

Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports that annual mileage in newer cars is increasing as the country recovers. The average annualised mileage travelled by a car 5 years-of-age or less (“newer cars”) in 2016 is 21,028 KMs. This represents an increase of 7.1% over the equivalent figure for 2008 (19,635 KMs). Cartell.ie compared the average annual […]

“Clocking” Set To Be Criminalised On Wednesday

Vehicle History Check Expert Cartell.ie today (January 13) welcomes the news that the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport is set to move amendments to the Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013 on Wednesday which will introduce the offence of “interference with the odometer of a motor vehicle” into Irish law. That legislation is already […]

Clocking Rate Still Above 10%: National Mileage Register (NMR) Hits 10 Million

Vehicle data expert Cartell.ie reports today (30 October 2013) that the rate of clocking in Ireland is still above 10% although it has reduced marginally this year. The rate is now 10.5% down from a rate of 11% in January. The figure of 10.5% is based on a sample size in excess of 50,000 from a data-set […]

Tuesday Most Popular Day to Buy a Car

Vehicle data expert Cartell.ie reports today 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. In terms of yearly breakdown consistently the most popular day of the year to […]

Carlow, Kerry, Mayo Retain Cars Longer: Irish Fleet is Aging Fast –Now 8 ¼ Years

Vehicle data 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 those counties. The findings are contained in new research, compiled for the first time, which gives an accurate county specific breakdown of […]