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8 ways to be a Greener Driver
Sep17

8 ways to be a Greener Driver

Following drone strikes in Saudi Arabia there has been a warning that a rise in fuel prices could be on the way 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....

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Sep13

Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?

  Centuries of superstition have made us dread the day, but is Friday the 13th actually as unlucky as legend would have it? Probably not but for the 1% who won’t dare drive on this day we have some tips writes Geraldine Herbert According to the AA 1% of drivers in Ireland will not venture on the road on Friday the 13th so here are our tips on how to calm your driving nerves Always carry your mobile phone and tell someone what...

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Heading to Electric Picnic – are you and your car festival-ready?
Aug28

Heading to Electric Picnic – are you and your car festival-ready?

With Electric Picnic kicking off on Friday we have some tips for safe festival motoring writes Geraldine Herbert   Is your car ready?  Make sure your car is up to the job so check the following check the oil check the tyre pressure check all fluid levels fill up the tank check your spare tyre Before you set off Plan your route and journey time before you set off – if you know where you’re going, you’ll avoid the added stress of...

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Back to School Safety Tips
Aug27

Back to School Safety Tips

As the long summer holidays draw to a close and the school run starts again  we have some tips for drivers Tips for Drivers: Plan ahead and be alert when driving to the school and take extra care to compensate for the fact that children won’t always be paying attention, and are easily distracted. For drivers, this can create dangerous situations on the roads. Be vigilant and alert behind the wheel. You never know when a small...

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Parking Survival Tips
Aug22

Parking Survival Tips

Getting from A to B may be stressful but it’s nothing compared to the hazards and challenges of parking. We have some parking survival tips writes Geraldine Herbert   Reverse into a space Where room is limited it is much easier to reverse into a car space than it is to drive straight in, it simply takes practice.  It is also much safer to drive out of a space as it avoids backing into unknown traffic when your field of vision is...

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Clamping: How to appeal
Aug20

Clamping: How to appeal

According to new figures, almost 130 motorists every day in Dublin city are clamped writes Geraldine Herbert but you can appeal and it’s worth making the effort. Here’s what you need to know Reasons for clamping If your vehicle causes a hazard or obstruction, e.g. on a clearway If your vehicle is illegally parked, e.g. on a double yellow line. If the time allowed on a Pay-and-Display ticket (max. 3 hours) has expired. All...

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