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Why you should always use your credit card to buy a car.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 2 January 2017 in New Cars, News, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

Chargeback is not legally enforced by legislation but it has been used by credit card companies and is an accepted part of the credit system

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Autonomous cars – should we just sit back and enjoy the view?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 21 December 2016 in Featured, New Cars, News | No comments

Some experts on autonomous cars say may take years for autonomous cars to become prevalent, but it’s worth starting preparations now.

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The great winter tyre debate

Posted by Michael Rochford on 12 October 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, News, Road Safety | No comments

Winter tyres are made of a softer compound of rubber that works better in the cold, but when the weather gets warmer, they wear out faster.

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Is NOW finally the time to get rid of my diesel car?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 16 August 2016 in New Cars, News, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The move would counter almost a decade of pushing diesel cars because of their lower emissions of Co2, due to concerns now over air quality.

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Car scams – Emigration being used as an excuse by scammers

Posted by Michael Rochford on 3 August 2016 in Importing from the UK, News, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The idea of car scams is nothing new, in fact they are as old as time itself, it is the methods that are changing and we need to be aware of

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Car values – How will Brexit affect me?

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

The current rate of sterling to euro impacts car values as there is now better value to be had shopping in the UK market than in recent times

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PCPs driving down used car values

Posted by Michael Rochford on 24 May 2016 in News, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The point of a PCP is it relies on an accurate projection of the future used value of the car. All good news until the market softens.

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New Car Sales up 28% in Q1 2016 but are we creating a “Car Finance Bubble”

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 April 2016 in New Cars, News, Used Cars | No comments

With one third of all new car sales sold availing of finance. the market must be prudent or run the risk of creating a “Car Finance Bubble”.

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Fuel consumption figures are good news but there’s a Co2 sting in the tail.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 22 March 2016 in Featured, New Cars, News, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Official fuel consumption figures & “real life” test has not been ‘fit for purpose’ for some time – test companies picked by the car makers.

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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...

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