• Posts Tagged ‘SIMI’

    New car sales up 30 per cent

    by  • February 2, 2015 • Motoring News

    2013 Volkswagen Golf exterior right side static

    New car sales are expected to top 100,000 in 2015 – the highest figure since 2008. Figures released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show a 31 per cent year-on-year increase in new car sales in January. Some 29,948 151-plate cars were registered last month. The top three selling car brands...

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    132 number plates on the way

    by  • June 5, 2013 • Features, Motoring News

    2013 Irish number plate 132 Jul-Dec

    We’ve just about gotten used to seeing the new 131 registration plates on the roads and in a matter of weeks the 132 plate will arrive. The new dual registration system was introduced in Ireland in January, with new vehicles registered between January and June carrying a 131 plate, and those registered from July...

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    Hopes for sales boost as 131 plates arrive

    by  • January 2, 2013 • Motoring News

    2013 New 131 Irish registration plate

    The Society of the Irish Motor Industry is hoping the new dual registration period, which came into effect yesterday, will boost new car sales in Ireland. The new system will see new cars registered between now and June issued with a 131 plate, while new cars issued in the second half of the year...

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    Government considers registration plate change

    by  • August 24, 2012 • Motoring News

    Proposed 2013 Irish car registration plates mock up

    The Government is considering a proposal from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry to view the motor registration year in two halves in a bid to stimulate sales. The vast majority of car sales in Ireland are in the first three months of the year, when the annual registration plate is newest. However,...

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    SIMI launches quality servicing scheme

    by  • May 18, 2012 • Motoring News

    2012 SIMI Autosure

    The Society of the Irish Motor Industry has launched a new scheme to professionalise car servicing in Ireland. Similar to the RECI scheme for electrical contractors, only qualified technicians will be allowed to sign off on service work carried out under the SIMI Autosure Professional Register (SIMI APR). Parts that need to be replaced...

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