Latest information about used motor vehicle history reporting, alongside Motorcheck announcements of new products and services.
The number of dangerous cars on our roads are a serious risk to all road users. Official statistics released by Applus, the organisation which runs the NCT in Ireland, today revealed that the number of cars that were deemed “Fail Dangerous” increased to 3,059 in the first six months of 2015continue reading
Protect yourself from car electrics shocks by making absolutely sure that the car has a full service history with regular service stamps.continue reading
Motorcheck.ie is the first and only car history company to obtain a licence for Jato’s current and historic data and we’re very excited about the delivery of their data alongside our VRM (vehicle registration mark) lookup service.
Customers can now access specification and pricing information that relates to any vehicle registered new in Ireland since 1994 directly from its registration number.continue reading
North County Dublin now boasts an international racing star as Donabate teenager Gary Thompson prepares to take part in the upcoming Japanese Formula 3 series.
Gary’s the youngest entrant on the grid and the first Irish person to take part in the series.continue reading
Car Clocking continues to be a serious problem in Ireland and it appears that UK vehicles are responsible for more than their fair share. A quick look at our March statistics shows that 39% of cars where a mileage discrepancy exists are currently, or have previously, been registered in the UK.
Motorcheck’s national mileage register has in excess of 1.4 million odometer readings but there are a number of ways the detection rate for clocked cars could be substantially increased….continue reading
The threat of cloned cars being sold in Ireland has significantly increased following a theft of blank registration documents from the UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Swansea. Motorcheck peels back the veil on this most dangerous of threats in the used car market.continue reading
The number of recalls processed by the Department of Transport where the manufacturer deemed it necessary to write directly to the registered owner to advise a particular course of action is as yet unconfirmed but it’s expected to be a significant amount (greater than 100k).
This can present a problem for individuals who fear that their vehicle may have been involved in a recall but for one reason or another weren’t informed.continue reading
There are over 11,000 cars stolen in Ireland every year. The vast majority of which are recovered within forty eight hours but thousands more go unrecovered and onto the black market as clones, donor cars for parts or exported for sale or breaking in foreign jurisdictions.
What’s not commonly known is that if you as a buyer knowingly purchase a stolen car you are in effect breaking the law and liable for prosecution under the Criminal Justice Act. This post looks at your responsibilities as a buyer and outlines some top tips to avoid buying a stolen car.continue reading
Since March of this year the Motocheck used vehicle database has identified a 400% increase in the number of mileage discrepencies which often indicate “clocking”. RTE’s Buyer Beware programme on Wednesday the 18th at 8:30pm will uncover the true scale of the problem, and Motorcheck’s Shane Teskey will assist Philip Boucher-Hayes in tracking down real-life clocked cars.continue reading
We have long since suffered a pothole epidemic on Irish roads, so much so that it has become a running joke, and even lead to an outbreak of people ‘helpfully’ drawing attention to potholes by drawing, um, shall we say ‘male members’ around them.READ MORE »
This past week, PSA Group, which basically means Peugeot and Citroen, released what it calls ‘Real World’ fuel economy figures for three of its key models.READ MORE »
In 2008, when the motor tax system was changed from the old by-engine-capacity rates to the current Co2-based rates, we became a diesel society.READ MORE »
I know, I know.READ MORE »
With more than 50,000 Irish cars about to be recalled to have defective airbags replaced, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re about to get a recall notice in through the letterbox, asking you to visit your local franchised dealer to have a repair and replacement carried out.READ MORE »
New Car Sales for Q1 2015 continue to increase, but a worrying trend has emerged in with a Used Car Sales decrease for the same periodREAD MORE »
June and December are now the ideal months for new car buyers seeking the best bargains to get out and spend their cash, according to research by Motorcheck.READ MORE »
Irish drivers are fully in agreement with the recently introduced legislation on texting while driving, a fifth say they frequently use their phones behind the wheel and there is still confusion over what the legislation actually covers.READ MORE »
Need for an official mandatory car write-offs database, fed by the insurance industry. This would afford Irish used car buyers more comfort.READ MORE »
This morning we were invited into the Ireland AM studios at TV3 to chat with Mark Cagney about some of the more common problems we come across daily. Car clocking, insurance write off’s, outstanding finance and a variety of other important pieces of information we report on for Irish car buyers were all featured.READ MORE »
TextCheck.ie is a new SMS based service from MotorCheck.ie – the Car History People. Text VALUE followed by the Reg to 51155 to receive an instant valuation and a free identity check. A great new service that gives buyers and sellers alike the ability to Benchmark the price of any car (or van) in Ireland.READ MORE »