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Stay safe when driving in heavy rain
Nov04

Stay safe when driving in heavy rain

Met Éireann warn of widespread and heavy rain around the country today so we have some tips for safely driving in heavy rain writes Geraldine Herbert Met Éireann is forecasting  heavy and persistent rain over the next few days so some tips for driving Slow down! It takes longer to stop in wet weather. Try to avoid areas which are prone to flooding, Allow for slower speeds, delays and potential congestion so give yourself extra time....

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Our  top tips to buying a car at an auction
Oct22

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
Oct21

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
Oct17

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea writes Geraldine Herbert It is National “Slow Down” Day from 7am on the 18th October – 7am on the 19th October 2019 and Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down this weekend. 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 killed or face a lifetime of disability. Save...

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Five tips to ensure you are sitting right when driving
Oct15

Five tips to ensure you are sitting right when driving

Back pain driving you mad? It might just be the way you are sitting We all know the dangers of driving, be it watching out for sudden hazards, ignoring distractions or avoiding a collision. But there are other things we should watch out for when getting behind the wheel, and one of them is how we sit. Brian Crinion, Director of Spectrum Optimise has some top tips on how to check you are sitting right when driving: 1) Raise the seat:...

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How old are my tyres? #TyreSafetyDay
Oct09

How old are my tyres? #TyreSafetyDay

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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