Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice
Dec30

Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice

Met Eireann is warning of snow, wintry showers and widespread frost for tonight writes Geraldine Herbert Ensure your windows are clean and clear, and that you have all-round visibility before you set off. Also take the time to clear snow off the roof of your car. When driving in snow, get your speed right – not too fast that you risk losing control, but not so slow that you risk losing momentum when it is needed From stationary,...

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Drive a hard bargain
Dec30

Drive a hard bargain

Looking for a good deal on a new car? Geraldine Herbert rounds up the current offers available to tempt buyers, from cash discounts to free shopping vouchers Now is a good time to buy an Alfa Romeo, as from now until 31 December the Italian carmaker is giving a deposit contribution on all models bought on PCP finance. At Audi dealerships around the country, the Milestones 211 Sales Event has just begun. As part of the event, APR rates...

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Financing your new car
Dec30

Financing your new car

Here’s what you need to know when it comes to paying for a new car writes Geraldine Herbert The Covid pandemic has created much uncertainty around purchases that have a significant impact on your finances like car buying. If you are considering changing your car you may be wondering is now the right time. To tempt you back into showrooms there are a host of post-covid car deals and offers available at dealerships nationwide, so it is...

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Driving in Windy Weather
Dec30

Driving in Windy Weather

Met Eireann has issued an Orange and Yellow weather warning for strong winds. 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...

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Top 3 must-have safety gadgets
Dec30

Top 3 must-have safety gadgets

When choosing a Christmas present this year think safety writes Geraldine Herbert   Breathalyser Changes to the law in 2018 mean drink-driving offenders are automatically banned from driving for three months if caught with between 50-80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. Most of us would never contemplate taking our car with us on a night out, but you may still have alcohol in your system the morning after and...

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