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Driving in Windy Weather
May22

Driving in Windy Weather

Met Eireann has issued a yellow wind warning for the whole country. We have some tips for driving in windy weather writes Geraldine Herbert Plan your journey – is there a route with less exposure to the weather and less risk of fallen trees?  Choose a sheltered route if you have the option. Be aware of the danger posed by debris that may have blown into the roadway. Wind rarely blows steadily, and a sudden gust can catch out even the...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
May21

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea writes Geraldine Herbert It is National “Slow Down” Day from 7am on the 22nd of May – 7am on the 23rd May 2020 and Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down this weekend. We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives- Most children hit by a car at 30km/h make a full recovery, whereas most hit at 50km/h will be killed or face a lifetime of disability. Save Fuel...

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Five costs to consider when buying a car
May19

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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Ten things to know about the Škoda Enyaq
May18

Ten things to know about the Škoda Enyaq

Skoda’s first all-electric SUV will be called the Enyaq writes Geraldine Herbert 1) If you’re wondering Enyaq is derived from the Irish name ‘Enya’, meaning ‘source of life’. 2) The new SUV is based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) similar to the new Volkswagen ID.3 all-electric hatchback and shares much with the VW ID 4 and the Audi Q4 e-tron. 3) Since Skoda is...

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What to do if you Breakdown on a Motorway
May12

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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