Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
May13

Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?

  Centuries of superstition have made us dread the day, but is Friday the 13th actually as unlucky as legend would have it? Probably not but for the 1% who won’t dare drive on this day we have some tips writes Geraldine Herbert According to the AA 1% of drivers in Ireland will not venture on the road on Friday the 13th so here are our tips on how to calm your driving nerves Always carry your mobile phone and tell someone what...

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Five costs to consider when buying a car
May09

Five costs to consider when buying a car

When choosing a car it’s not just about the price tag writes Geraldine Herbert Before you decide on a car its important to factor in all the other costs Car Finance When it comes to buying always look closely at the total cost rather than a monthly repayment. Often monthly or weekly repayments can conceal an expensive deal. Also, you’ll need to factor in other costs like warranties and breakdown cover – so don’t overstretch...

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What to do if you Breakdown on a Motorway
May02

What to do if you Breakdown on a Motorway

Cars breakdown at the most inopportune times and often in the worst places so we have five simple tips to keep you and your passengers safe writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Move to the hard shoulder as quickly as possible – If is important to move your car as fast as you can onto the hard shoulder and once there try to park the car in as tight as you can. Put on your hazard lights and the car’s sidelights and if visibility is bad you...

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Eight ways to be a Greener Driver #EarthDay
Apr22

Eight ways to be a Greener Driver #EarthDay

We have some  tips for driving on a greener path writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Go electric – If changing your car why not consider a plug in hybrid or an electric car? If you do a mix of urban and motorway consider a plug-in hybrid and dip into the electric car experience of plugging your car in overnight. Ideally, buy the greenest option you can afford – and don’t underestimate how good electric cars are. Ireland is currently let down...

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10 driving habits that are costing you money
Mar06

10 driving habits that are costing you money

Habits may be hard to break but if they are costing you money it’s time for a rethink writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Driving in the wrong gear – To drive more efficiently don’t rev the engine and change up into a higher gear as soon as it is possible, correct use of gears can save you up to 15% of your fuel bill. 2) Ignoring warning lights – While many drivers don’t understand the most common dashboard warnings remember they...

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