New Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe on the way

Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled details of its new C-Class coupé, with prices starting at €44.550 for the 1.5-litre, 156hp C180 petrol version, and the 170hp C220d entry-level diesel model at €45,900 — both prices are ex-works.

The German premium carmaker describes the new model as ‘boldly sporty’ and the last in a trilogy of new C-Class introductions following the successful arrival in recent times of the popular C-Class saloon and estate variants.

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VW adds Euro 6 engines to new Caddy van range

Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles tells us that it has added two new Euro 6 engines to its new Caddy panel van range and they are now available to order. Euro 6 engines do not have the so-called 'NOx defeat or cheat device' found to be fitted in the 11 million cars and vans worldwide.

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Ford triples autonomous vehicle development fleet

Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Ford is tripling its fleet of Fusion hybrid autonomous research vehicles this year – making the company’s fully autonomous vehicle fleet the largest of all automakers – and accelerating the development and testing of its virtual driver software in both urban and suburban environments.

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Two What Car - Car of the Year Awards for Volkswagen

Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Volkswagen has won two of the prestigious What Car - Car of the Year 2016 Awards.

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Skip car services and beware of sludge, says Ford

Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Ford dealers from across the country are reporting that, in the current tough economic environment, a significant number of car owners are opting to forego their car’s annual service.

However, Dave Pimlott, customer service director, says Ford's advice to motorists who are considering skipping a car service is to think twice.

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All-new Kia Sportage now available at Conway Motors

Fri, Jan 22, 2016

The fourth-generation Kia Sportage is now available for purchase from Conway Motors.

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Audi puts the ‘S’ in new plus version of SQ5 TDI

Fri, Jan 15, 2016

Audi is further expanding its range of S models with its most powerful Q5 version.

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New vehicle registrations continue to rise

Fri, Jan 15, 2016

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the year 2015 (124,945) finished up 30 per cent ahead of 2014 (96,284). That was itself a 30pc increase on circa 74,000 units registered in 2013.

The top five selling makes were: Volkswagen, Toyota, Ford, Hyundai, and Nissan. The top five selling models were: Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Octavia, Ford Fiesta

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Test drive the new Audi A4 at Audi Galway's launch 

Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The new Audi A4 will launch at Audi Galway, Ballybrit, on Saturday at a starting price of €35,800 on the road,

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Irish motorists wasting millions of euro on fuel

Fri, Nov 20, 2015

A study conducted by Michelin has found Irish motorists could be needlessly wasting more than €18 million a year on fuel, and putting lives at risk, by driving on dangerously underinflated tyres, if figures from a UK-wide study were applied here.

After inspecting tens of thousands of cars over an eight-year period, the free Fill-Up-With-Air tyre check programme - extended to include events held in Galway, Naas, Dungarvan and Ballymena (where the company manufactures truck and bus tyres for the European and US markets) - Michelin found that 62 per cent of cars checked had under inflated tyres, of which 37 per cent were ‘dangerously underinflated’ or ‘very dangerously’ underinflated. Some five per cent  had a punctured tyre and one per cent had tread depths below the legal minimum.

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World’s largest electric-vehicle fleet for conference

Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet  to an international conference.

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Make sure you're ready for winter with Castlebar Motor Factors

Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Castlebar Motor Factors is your local stockists in car parts and accessories for more than 20 years in Castlebar. They have a full range of car parts in stock and if it’s not there today, we will have it for you tomorrow, always there for you the customer.

They are located in the N5 Retail Business Park, Moneen, Castlebar and are open Monday to Friday 8am to 6.30pm and Saturdays 8am  till 4pm. Castlebar Motor Factors can supply you with the right advice and the right auto part and accessory, first time, every time; and at the most competitive price.

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