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How to protect your car from keyless car theft
Mar27

How to protect your car from keyless car theft

Keyless car theft is on the increase but what is it and how can you prevent becoming a victim writes Geraldine Herbert What is a keyless car? Modern cars no longer require a key to physically unlock the doors instead you simply walk towards the car with your key fob and press a button to open the car and once inside you start the engine via the start button.  The system works by sending a signal from the car to the key, the key...

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What impact is the Coronavirus having for Motorists?
Mar16

What impact is the Coronavirus having for Motorists?

The outbreak of COVID-19, aka the coronavirus is impacting every aspect of our life writes Geraldine Herbert   Driving tests The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has suspended all driving tests since Friday 13 March 2020. Those who have a driving test scheduled during this period will have the test rescheduled free of charge and we will be directly in contact with candidates in the coming days. Updates around the re-starting of...

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Mar13

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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How Germ Friendly is your Car?
Mar10

How Germ Friendly is your Car?

With most drivers regularly eating and drinking in their cars is it any wonder your car could be a breeding ground for bugs and dangerous bacteria writes Geraldine Herbert We all now know how to wash our hands properly while singing Happy Birthday twice, but are we aware of the hidden dangers lurking in our cars? Here are just a few things to consider 1) So how grubby is your car? Germs are not only likely to be lurking in footwells,...

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5 signs that it’s time to change your car
Feb28

5 signs that it’s time to change your car

  There are many ways to justify changing your car but sometimes it is not simply a choice rather there comes a point when your long-suffering vehicle just can’t be expected to go on writes Geraldine Herbert 1. Your mechanic knows you by name – Costly repairs are the first sign that you may need a new set of wheels. Generally, if your monthly car maintenance expenses are beginning to exceed the cost of a new car payment then it...

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Jag yourself a Classic – Some tips for Classic Car Buying
Feb22

Jag yourself a Classic – Some tips for Classic Car Buying

If you want to drive something special then nothing beats a classic car it seems says, Geraldine Herbert A stylish classic car needn’t cost a fortune so if you fancy taking the plunge remember a little homework and patience will save you money in the long run. Here are our top ten tips for buying a vintage/classic car 1)    Set yourself a budget and consult price guides in classic car magazines to determine what you can afford...

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