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Our  top tips to buying a car at an auction
Oct31

Our top tips to buying a car at an auction

Avoid getting ripped off and learn to be a savvy car buyer with our top ten auction tips writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Do your research – it’s always a good idea to attend a few auctions before you think about buying. This will give you an idea of how auctions work and an understanding of the terms used and the conditions of sale. 2) Choose your car – know what you want to buy beforehand and have a good idea of what...

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Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends
Oct24

Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends

With the clocks going back this weekend, we have some advice for driving in the dark. To improve your view as far as possible, keep your lights and windscreen clean. Use main beam, but when other drivers are approaching make sure you dip your lights to avoid dazzling the oncoming traffic. Make sure you can stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear. If you’re feeling tired, coffee alone is not a fix. Take a break...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Oct19

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea writes Geraldine Herbert Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down this weekend as the 24-hour National “Slow Down” Day 2017 takes place from 7:00 hrs Friday, 20th of October to 7:00 hrs Saturday 21st of October. We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives- Most children hit by a car at 30km/h make a full recovery, whereas most hit at 50km/h will be...

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How to check and maintain your car’s oil level
Oct18

How to check and maintain your car’s oil level

Maintaining your car’s oil level is essential to ensuring the condition of your vehicle and your safety while driving writes Geraldine Herbert Failure to maintain the correct oil level and carry out the necessary oil/filter changes can result in extensive and costly engine damage. Checking the level of the oil in your engine is a very important safety check that you can do easily yourself. Driving with a level that’s too low or two...

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Driving in Windy Weather
Oct14

Driving in Windy Weather

It’s time to batten down the hatches as Hurricane Ophelia moves closes to Ireland. We have some tips for driving in windy weather writes Geraldine Herbert Plan your journey – is there a route with less exposure to the weather and less risk of fallen trees?  Choose a sheltered route if you have the option. Be aware of the danger posed by debris that may have blown into the roadway. Wind rarely blows steadily, and a...

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Oct13

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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