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Convertible Chic . . .
May23

Convertible Chic . . .

It seems nothing beats wind in your hair driving, Geraldine Herbert finds out why convertible drivers love their cars so much! On a sunny day, nothing comes closer to instant glamour and sex appeal than driving an open-topped car. When a curvaceous, red convertible nudges up to you in bumper-to-bumper traffic the appeal is instant. Convertibles are the very epitome of cool, whether petite, practical, old or new they are certainly one...

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How to spot a flood damaged car
May22

How to spot a flood damaged car

Cars and water don’t mix so always check for flood damage when buying a second-hand car writes Geraldine Herbert From the outside, there may be no signs of flood damage so here are a few things you need to check Always do a history check on any car you are thinking of buying but remember if the damage was not reported to an insurance company there may be no record of flood damage. Smell inside the car. Even if the car has been...

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Driving Abroad
May22

Driving Abroad

With the good old reliable Irish  Summer weather remaining as unpredictable as ever, more and more families are packing up their cars and driving to Europe in search of sun and family fun. Before you go, take the stress out of the journey by being fully prepared. A to Z of Driving Abroad Autobahn – Germany is one of the few places in the world where drivers are allowed to decide for themselves how fast to drive, limited only by the...

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Buy a used car with confidence
May21

Buy a used car with confidence

When buying a used car, how do you know that the car is reliable or that it is actually worth the price tag writes Geraldine Herbert While your lifestyle needs and budget should be at the top of your list of things to consider there are a few simple steps you should take to ensure you’re getting a good car for the right price. 1) Pay the right price Do some research to determine if you are being asked to pay a fair price. Search...

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What to do if you Breakdown on a Motorway
May20

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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