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Coping with a Heatwave
May23

Coping with a Heatwave

From dehydration to sunburn – we just can’t cope with this heat! Suzanne Keane shares her top five heatwave must do’s Met Eireann has predicted that it’ll get hotter than 25C in some parts of the country this week. One thing is certain that we aren’t cut out for temperatures over 20 degrees in this country! Here are my 5 tips below for surviving a heat wave 1. Screenwash 99% of the time we get enough rain...

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Beach Days
May07

Beach Days

Sun shining, tunes blaring and a trip to the coast… all great fun until your car gets stuck in the sand! Follow our tips below to reduce your chances of needing a tow to safety! 1. If there’s a car park – use it! Especially if your car is 2 wheel drive… Eliminate the risk of getting stuck in sand by not driving on it! 2. If you do decide to drive onto the beach keep on the wet compacted sand. The soft fluffy...

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Co-Driver Profile – Helen Duggan
Apr29

Co-Driver Profile – Helen Duggan

Suzanne Keane catches up with Killarney native Helen Duggan, who along with rally driver Cyril Wharton will be hoping to repeat their Circuit of Kerry success in their Mk2 Escort at the Rally of the Lakes this  weekend.   Congratulations on coming 1st in Class at the Circuit of Kerry! How does it feel? Oh it’s a great feeling to win it, it is a very competitive class. To finish the rally is great but to get 1st in class is...

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First Drive: Volkswagen Golf
Apr11

First Drive: Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen’s perennial Golf  has been refreshed for 2017 writes Suzanne Keane What is it? Volkswagen’s best seller the Golf has been a familiar sight on our roads since the 1970s and this version looks set to continue the trend with a wide choice of models to suit different requirements. First impressions of the new Golf? At a glance the new Golf doesn’t seem all that different from the previous versions although there are...

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Beware of hidden charges before you sign on the dotted line
Mar31

Beware of hidden charges before you sign on the dotted line

  ‘Delivery and related’ charges can come as a nasty shock to car buyers writes Suzanne Keane Buying a new car can be a minefield. Choosing the right manufacturer, model, engine and specification is one thing but negotiating the right price while keeping within your budget can be a real headache. To avoid further uncertainty before you sign on the dotted line be sure to check out any additional charges which could be added...

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