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Tips for Buying a Used Convertible
Nov07

Tips for Buying a Used Convertible

Sometimes getting a good deal simply depends on the what time of the year you are buying.  Convertibles tend to be more expensive during the summer months but Winter is a great time to snap up a bargain, before you take the plunge we have some buying tips writes Suzanne Keane 1) Buying a used convertible is like buying any other car, but with a convertible pay particular attention to the roof and its operation particularly the seal....

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Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends
Oct25

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 from  7am on Friday, October 19 to 7am on Saturday, October 20. 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 Fuel –Driving at 110km/h uses up to 9%...

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Driving in Windy Weather #StormCallum
Oct10

Driving in Windy Weather #StormCallum

Storm Callum is set to bring ‘severe and damaging’ 130km/h gusts. 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 sudden gust can catch out...

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Reducing your Risk of Carjacking
Oct08

Reducing your Risk of Carjacking

Two women were injured in a carjacking at a Dublin hospital yesterday evening, we have some tips to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime 1. Park in a well lit area. 2. When returning to your parked car, be aware of the surroundings. Walk with purpose and stay alert 3. Be wary of people asking for directions or handing out fliers 4. Once inside your car lock your doors and roll up your windows 5. Always keep the car at...

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Tips for Travelling with pets #WorldAnimalDay
Oct04

Tips for Travelling with pets #WorldAnimalDay

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 could get up to?   Tips for...

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