10 driving habits that are costing you money
Sep14

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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Back to School Safety Tips
Aug22

Back to School Safety Tips

As the long summer holidays draw to a close and the school run starts again  we have some tips for drivers Tips for Drivers: Plan ahead and be alert when driving to the school and take extra care to compensate for the fact that children won’t always be paying attention, and are easily distracted. For drivers, this can create dangerous situations on the roads. Be vigilant and alert behind the wheel. You never know when a small...

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Aug13

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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Autumn Car Care tips
Aug06

Autumn Car Care tips

  Unfortunately summer seems to be quickly coming to an end and it’s almost time to switch the heating back on but is your car prepared for the sudden change in conditions? We have some Autumn Car Care tips writes Suzanne Keane 1. Lights With long evenings we don’t need to rely on our headlights as much to see where we’re going (although you should always keep them turned on for safety). Check that all your...

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Tips for Travelling with pets
Jul20

Tips for Travelling with pets

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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Heatwave driving tips
Jul15

Heatwave driving tips

With temperatures rising we’ve got ten tips to help ensure that you and your car survive even the hottest driving conditions. When driving in extreme heat, water is crucial to avoid dehydration so have plenty of bottled water in your car Make sure your phone is fully charged Never leave your child or pet in the car, unattended, even for a few minutes, in the heat. Avoid travelling at peak times, if you’re traveling a long...

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