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The 7 Worst Car Passengers
Apr23

The 7 Worst Car Passengers

Forget the endless stopping and starting, the traffic jams and the right-hand-turn-only lane when you’re desperate to go left what causes drivers the most stress is their passengers writes Geraldine Herbert. 1) The Backseat Driver These are the real experts when it comes to driving and they dispense unwanted but well-intentioned advice at every twist and turn in the road. There is simply no driving experience they have not had...

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Apr13

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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Tips for Travelling with pets
Apr11

Tips for Travelling with pets

To celebrate National Pet Day 2018 we have some tips for travelling with our furry friends writes Geraldine Herbert For the safety of people and pets, animals should be restrained in the car. Never let a pet travel in the front because it could be seriously injured or killed, just as a small child could be, if an airbag deploys. Also it is never a good idea to put a pet in the boot. They deserve your attention and who knows what they...

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Ten things to know about the New Ford Focus
Apr10

Ten things to know about the New Ford Focus

The fourth generation  Ford Focus has been unveiled writes Geraldine Herbert 1) It’s 20 years since the Ford Focus first appeared on Irish roads. 2) Embracing technology the Focus is the first Ford to get a new Head-up display. 3) The new car is also designed to detect “No Entry” signs on a motorway ramp and will sound a Wrong Way Alert  with audible and visual warnings. 4) The new Focus has been to the gym and has lost almost...

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10 driving habits that are costing you money
Apr06

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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