Five things to know about 30 km speed limits
Mar22

Five things to know about 30 km speed limits

30km/h zones are increasingly being planned or proposed by local authorities around the country so what are the benefits asks Geraldine Herbert 1) The evidence is conclusive 90% of pedestrians hit by a car travelling at 30 km/h survive; whereas when hit by a car travelling at 50 km/h less than 20% will. 2) A recent Italian study on the introduction of a 30 km/h zone to the city of Turin showed that the reduction in the collision...

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Outstanding finance on a used car
Mar19

Outstanding finance on a used car

What happens if you  accidentally buy a used car with outstanding finance writes Geraldine Herbert Over the past number of years, Personal Contract Plans (PCPs) have proved increasingly popular among car buyers, so much so that over 30% of private buyers use some them to purchase their new car. However, for used car buyers, there has been an increase in the number of cars being offered for sale with finance still outstanding....

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Repair or Replace, when is it time to trade up?
Mar15

Repair or Replace, when is it time to trade up?

When the cost of repairs exceeds the value of your car it is probably time to think about trading up writes Geraldine Herbert We may all relish the smell of a new car but the reality for most is quite different. But just because your car is old or has high mileage is not a reason to change it. Today’s cars however are far more reliable than before so if it’s not giving you any problems, hold on to it. Taking good care of your car is...

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Weird and Wacky Car Names
Mar12

Weird and Wacky Car Names

We recall some of the more eccentric car names writes Geraldine Herbert The global success of cars such as the Ford Focus or the Volkswagen Golf confirms that the holy grail for car markers is to produce something that appeals in all four corners of the world. But coining a name that conveys the same amount of allure and panache across different cultures is something entirely different.  Over the last few decades, consumers have been...

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A woman’s place ……… is at the wheel
Mar08

A woman’s place ……… is at the wheel

To celebrate International Women’s day we catch up with three very fast women dedicated to inspiring the next generation writes Geraldine Herbert Nicole Drought Nicole is forging a reputation as one of Irish motorsport’s most exciting emerging talents since her first win at the Irish Touring Car Championship in 2016. The Tipperary native has certainly been making her mark on the race track since and has raced in the Irish...

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