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Buy a used car with confidence
May21

Buy a used car with confidence

When buying a used car, how do you know that the car is reliable or that it is actually worth the price tag writes Geraldine Herbert While your lifestyle needs and budget should be at the top of your list of things to consider there are a few simple steps you should take to ensure you’re getting a good car for the right price. 1) Pay the right price Do some research to determine if you are being asked to pay a fair price. Search...

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What to do if you Breakdown on a Motorway
May20

What to do if you Breakdown on a Motorway

Cars breakdown at the most inopportune times and often in the worst places so we have five simple tips to keep you and your passengers safe writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Move to the hard shoulder as quickly as possible – If is important to move your car as fast as you can onto the hard shoulder and once there try to park the car in as tight as you can. Put on your hazard lights and the car’s sidelights and if visibility is bad you...

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Avoid Car Hire Rip Offs
May15

Avoid Car Hire Rip Offs

There is nothing like having the use of a car on holidays but it’s a luxury that can prove very expensive writes Geraldine Herbert From fluctuating costs depending on the time of year to confusion over fuel payment policies, hiring a car when abroad can be a stressful ordeal.  A survey by the AA found 40% of Irish people had a bad experience with a car hire company. If you plan ahead, budget wisely and do some research, you can save...

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Save Money on Fuel this Bank Holiday weekend
May03

Save Money on Fuel this Bank Holiday weekend

As we gear up for the May bank holiday weekend in Ireland the price of fuel is on the minds of most drivers, so here are some ways you can save this weekend According to a recent survey motorists could see themselves better off to the tune of €1,000 a year by applying four simple fuel saving measures These are: Removing the roof-top cargo box (20 per cent) Shopping around for fuel (7 per cent) Checking and optimising tyre pressures...

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Driving in Windy Weather #StormHannah
Apr26

Driving in Windy Weather #StormHannah

Storm Hannah is on the way and 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...

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Stay Safe on the Roads this Easter
Apr19

Stay Safe on the Roads this Easter

Here are some tips to help you stay safe on the roads this Easter weekend writes Geraldine Herbert Drivers • Plan your route before you set off and check traffic updates. • Allow extra time for your journey, especially if you are travelling at peak times. • Plan a 15-minute break every two hours so you can have a rest from driving. • Check your mirrors regularly and look out for motorcyclists. Always double check for motorcyclists...

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