What impact is Level 5 having for Motorists?
Oct22

What impact is Level 5 having for Motorists?

Level 5 restrictions will impact every aspect of our life writes Geraldine Herbert   Driving tests The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has not suspended driving tests so you can attend your scheduled driving test appointment provided you are an essential worker involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets. You can find details on what is included in the list of essential workers and retail...

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How to ensure your car survives Level 5
Oct20

How to ensure your car survives Level 5

During the current lockdown many of us are parking our cars for a prolonged period writes Geraldine Herbert A few tips to ensure your car survives the lockdown 1) Give your car a thorough clean Germs are not only likely to be lurking in footwells, air vents and armrests but recent research found that Staphylococcus was found in abundance on steering wheels and driver seats, car mats, gear stick and door handles. It is estimated that a...

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How to reduce your car insurance
Oct19

How to reduce your car insurance

Car insurance premiums are on the rise but it’s still possible to get a good deal if you follow these tips writes Geraldine Herbert If you’re concerned about rising car insurance premiums, you’re not alone. According to the CSO premiums have fallen by 6% in the past 12 months however a report by the Central bank published at the end of last year revealed that the average motor insurance premium increased by 42% between...

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The wrong fuel in your car
Oct15

The wrong fuel in your car

What happens if you put the wrong fuel into your car? It’s easier then you think in fact some  10% of Irish Motorists accidentally make the mistake of putting the wrong fuel into their cars writes Geraldine Herbert The damage you do to your car essentially depends on the type of engine you have and how much of the wrong fuel you have put in Petrol in a diesel engine? Diesel is not only a fuel, but it also acts as lubrication oil that...

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What Budget 2021 means for motorists
Oct13

What Budget 2021 means for motorists

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe have just presented the 2021 Budget. From fuel tax to VRT, here’s everything motorists need to know… There were no real surprises in the budget and as expected the main focus was on public health spending in light of the coronavirus. The key take out for motorists is that fuel will increase, so too will motor tax for some motorists and new car...

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