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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Apr13

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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Tips for Travelling with pets
Apr11

Tips for Travelling with pets

To celebrate National Pet Day 2018 we have some tips for travelling with our furry friends writes Geraldine Herbert For the safety of people and pets, animals should be restrained in the car. Never let a pet travel in the front because it could be seriously injured or killed, just as a small child could be, if an airbag deploys. Also it is never a good idea to put a pet in the boot. They deserve your attention and who knows what they...

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10 driving habits that are costing you money
Apr06

10 driving habits that are costing you money

Habits may be hard to break but if they are costing you money it’s time for a rethink writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Driving in the wrong gear – To drive more efficiently don’t rev the engine and change up into a higher gear as soon as it is possible, correct use of gears can save you up to 15% of your fuel bill. 2) Ignoring warning lights – While many drivers don’t understand the most common dashboard warnings remember they...

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How old are my tyres?
Mar30

How old are my tyres?

Regardless of the mileage you do tyres wear and deteriorate with age writes Geraldine Herbert Ever wondered how old your tyres are? Most people are not aware of how old their tyres or and whether or not they need to be changed. So how do you determine how old your tyre is? On the side wall there will be a four digit number eg 2412  – The first two digits of the code represent the week of production during the year (from 1 to 52)...

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Don’t be a victim of Car theft
Mar27

Don’t be a victim of Car theft

Minimize your chances of being a victim of car theft with these simple and basic tips writes Geraldine Herbert Parking When parking your car ensure you park in a well lit area, beside other cars, where all-round visibility is good and have your keys out and ready when returning.   Lock it Never leave a car unlocked for even a minute while going into a shop, also ensure your windows are also locked and don’t leave valuables...

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Only half of the cars claiming to fit three child car seats can actually fit them in
Mar26

Only half of the cars claiming to fit three child car seats can actually fit them in

Looking for a car that fits 3 car seats? Beware of car manufactures claims is the advice from  What Car writes Geraldine Herbert Only half of the cars claiming to accommodate three child car seats at once can actually fit them in, according to new research by What Car? By law, children must use car seats – whether secured by seatbelts or Isofix brackets – until they are 150cms in height or 36kgs (79lbs), meaning that the size and type...

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