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8 ways to be a Greener Driver
May28

8 ways to be a Greener Driver

For some public transport is simply not an option so here are some  tips for driving on a greener path writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Go electric – If changing your car why not consider a hybrid or an electric car? Hybrids are good if you do a mix of urban and motorway, or consider a plug-in hybrid and dip into the electric car experience of plugging your car in overnight. Ideally, buy the greenest option you can afford – and don’t...

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Key considerations when you’re buying a Family Car
May28

Key considerations when you’re buying a Family Car

From finance options to fuel types, Geraldine Herbert outlines five things to think about before choosing your next family car   1 Hatchback, estate, saloon, people carrier or SUV? For small families, hatchbacks are ideal and there is a huge choice of both new and used models on the market. Estates and saloons are a good option if you need that extra boot and cabin space. Nothing beats the versatility of MPVs and while not as...

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Fresh charge is needed to boost EV sales
May27

Fresh charge is needed to boost EV sales

Ireland is a long way from where it needs to be in terms of reducing emissions, writes Geraldine Herbert CO2 emissions fell by less than 2pc last year, according to the latest figures released this week by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Given that a reduction of 16pc is needed to meet its EU 2020 target, the state is likely to face sanctions. Transport is a significant contributor to Ireland’s carbon footprint, as...

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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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