car mileage 1

How much car mileage is too much?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 February 2016 in Featured, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

All car mileage is not equal – the classic dilemma is the choice between an older car with low miles or a newer car with high mileage. Which?

continue reading
Peugeot 308 1

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Peugeot 308

Posted by Michael Rochford on 2 February 2016 in Featured, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The Peugeot 308 is one of the best real-world cars for economy – a really good engine, once looked after properly and is hugely economical.

continue reading
cars on forecourt

Your 2016 car buying checklist

Posted by Michael Rochford on 25 January 2016 in New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

A car buying checklist requires the car buyer to do their homework, work the phone lines, shoe leather & don’t be dazzled by shiny offers.

continue reading
S80 1

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Volvo S80

Posted by Michael Rochford on 15 January 2016 in Featured, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Really quick, fun to drive and no-one will ever see the Volvo S80 coming. Expensive to run, but worth it for the amusement factor.

continue reading
New Hyundai store in Bluewater Shopping Centre

The cars future: 2016 is a year of change.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 11 January 2016 in Electric Cars, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Cars | No comments

Drivers & changes in the cars future will happen. Not only will the cars we drive change utterly but how we buy them will change dramatically

continue reading
A-Klasse  (W169)  2008

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Posted by Michael Rochford on 5 January 2016 in New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The space inside the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is utterly vast & even the height of the boot floor is adjustable to meet a family’s needs.

continue reading
car-sales-2016

Can new car sales for 2016 hit the heights of the boom?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 4 January 2016 in New Cars, News | Comments Off

  With new car sales up 30% for the second year running can the increases continue this year?   The latest figures for new car sales in 2015, released today by car history experts Motorcheck.ie, show the Irish market is up 30% year on year. The industry had estimated total sales of approximately 115,000-120,000 units...

continue reading
Electric cars 1

Electric cars – Is it time to go electric?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 28 December 2015 in Electric Cars, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

    Well, is it time to embrace the electric car? Yes, nearly. Actually, that’s an answer that still depends on your personal circumstances, and your driving needs but there is absolutely no doubt that the dawn mass electric motoring is drawing nearer at a faster rate than ever.   Recent history   Five years...

continue reading
Santa`s Sleigh 2

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Santa’s Sleigh

Posted by Michael Rochford on 21 December 2015 in Ask the Experts, Featured, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Santa’s sleigh luggage space is the real selling point – room for toys & treats for every child, plus some space for a few lumps of coal.

continue reading
Ford Kuga's Intelligent All Wheel Drive System Provides Excellen

4×4 vehicles – do I really need one?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 11 December 2015 in New Cars, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Neither 4×4 vehicles nor tyres makes you impervious to wintry road conditions. Slow down, take your time, turn on lights & drive carefully

continue reading