Total Recall – What are Vehicle Recalls and Why do they happen?
Jul24

Total Recall – What are Vehicle Recalls and Why do they happen?

Problems with vehicles are not confined to one car maker. In any one year over 15 million cars can be recalled in Europe alone.  Geraldine Herbert explains why recalls occur and what to do if your car is recalled. While car manufacturers continue to recall millions of vehicles every year, for the most part, recalls go unreported because they’re minor and relatively inexpensive to resolve. Some make an impact due to the sheer...

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Ten things to know about the Nissan Ariya
Jul16

Ten things to know about the Nissan Ariya

Nissan has unveiled its first all-electric coupé crossover, the Ariya writes Geraldine Herbert 1) What exactly is the Ariya, you wonder? It’s an electric SUV. 2) Unveiled last year as a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show the Ariya will go on sale in Ireland next Autumn and will be available to pre-order at your local Nissan dealer from January. 3) Unlike the Leaf that is just available in front-wheel-drive, the Ariya will have a...

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Volkswagen Passat Estate R-Line
Jul15

Volkswagen Passat Estate R-Line

Given the abundance of new SUVs has the estate car had its day? asks Geraldine Herbert. What is it? Estate Cars are a hard sell in this country, we gravitate toward SUVs with their chunky styling and commanding view over practicality and space but Volkswagen’s new Passat Estate highlights just how much we are missing out on. Who is it aimed at? If space is your key consideration than nothing comes close to the humble load-lugger...

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The 7 Worst Car Passengers
Jul09

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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Five Tips for Dealing with Hay Fever when Driving
Jul06

Five Tips for Dealing with Hay Fever when Driving

For almost one in five people in Ireland summer time is hay fever season so here are some tips for dealing with Hay Fever when driving writes Geraldine Herbert Driving with a runny nose, headache and constant sneezing is not only annoying but it could be dangerously distracting as it can take your attention off the road. Plus, hay fever season can mean less sleep at night so sufferers are often already more tired than usual. Ensure...

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