Diesel-engines

Diesel engines – Diesel do nicely? Maybe not…

Posted by Michael Rochford on 15 April 2014 in Featured, Motorcheck Mechanic | No comments

Consider not driving diesel engines if your annual mileage is low and routes mostly an urban one. The answer is a modern petrol engined car.

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toyota-recall

Toyota Recall 6.39m Vehicles Worldwide

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 April 2014 in Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

With their impeccable reputation for reliability, the Toyota recall of 6.39m vehicles issued today may come as a shock to many. The recall is said to include 35,000 different model types and will affect approximately 8,500 Irish registered vehicles. However, this is the third such recall issued by the manufacturer in recent times. Toyota also announced a recall of 1.9m vehicles in February 2012, whilst a further recall of 7.4m vehicles was issued by Toyota in October 2012.

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Car electrics – electric dreams or nightmares?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 7 April 2014 in Motor Vehicle History Reports, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Protect yourself from car electrics shocks by making absolutely sure that the car has a full service history with regular service stamps.

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q1-2014

New Car Sales for 2014 continue to soar

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 April 2014 in New Cars, News, Used Cars | No comments

New car sales for 2014 continue to soar as the Motor Trade looks on target to experience its highest sales since 2008 according to figures released today by Motorcheck.ie. At the end of the first quarter 2014 almost 50,000 New Cars have been registered, an increase of 25.4% on the same period last year. Industry experts are now predicting total sales of 95,000 units for the year.

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CarColours

Car Colours

Posted by Michael Rochford on 31 March 2014 in New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Is car colour an ageist issue, a driving “tell”, a compromise economics and resale values? This article examines our attitudes to colour

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trade-in

Getting the best out of your trade-in

Posted by Michael Rochford on 20 March 2014 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

We examine the lost art of trading-in your old car at the local dealers and advise how to make the best of that depreciating asset stuck on your driveway and get the best out of your Trade-In!

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Car ownership

Car Ownership: 9 out of 10 of us could not live without a car.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 14 March 2014 in New Cars, News, Used Cars | No comments

Survey highlights the attitude of the Irish to car ownership. We believe we can not operate without a car, whether a rural or urban driver.

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Does safety really sell? Qoros

Does car safety really sell?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 4 March 2014 in New Cars, Road Safety | No comments

Five-stars on the EuroNCAP test is normal. Cameras and radar to scan the road ahead are what ensures car safety really sells.

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Golf MkV GTI Used Guide

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: VW Golf MkV & VI

Posted by Michael Rochford on 24 February 2014 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Golfs are cool, classy and sophisticated which is a pretty neat trick when you remember that, essentially, they are simply a practical, sensible family hatchback

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Nissan Qashqai Mk1

Posted by Michael Rochford on 19 February 2014 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The focus of this edition of the user car guide is the Nissan Quasqai Mk 1. A Crossover that continues to serve well as a family vehicle

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