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Five Tips for Dealing with Hay Fever when Driving
Jul22

Five Tips for Dealing with Hay Fever when Driving

The sun’s out and it’s time for short sleeves and sandals but for almost one in five people in Ireland it’s hay fever season so here are some tips for dealing with Hay Fever when driving writes Geraldine Herbert Driving with a runny nose, headache and constant sneezing is not only annoying but it could be dangerously distracting as it can take your attention off the road. Plus, hay fever season can mean less sleep at...

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Tips for driving in the countryside
Jul11

Tips for driving in the countryside

Too many of us drive too fast on country roads, oblivious to what that could be lying just around the corner writes Geraldine Herbert  Slow down and expect the unexpected. You never know when you go round a bend what you might encounter from a cyclist to a broken down vehicle. Tractors & Farm Vehicles When overtaking, leave nothing to chance, take your time and be safe. Don’t start your manoeuvre until you know exactly how...

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Heatwave driving tips
Jun26

Heatwave driving tips

With temperatures expected to reach 28 degrees 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...

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8 ways to be a Greener Driver
May28

8 ways to be a Greener Driver

For some public transport is simply not an option so here are some  tips for driving on a greener path writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Go electric – If changing your car why not consider a hybrid or an electric car? Hybrids are good if you do a mix of urban and motorway, or consider a plug-in hybrid and dip into the electric car experience of plugging your car in overnight. Ideally, buy the greenest option you can afford – and don’t...

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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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