What impact is Level 5 having for Motorists?
Oct22

What impact is Level 5 having for Motorists?

Level 5 restrictions will impact every aspect of our life writes Geraldine Herbert   Driving tests The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has not suspended driving tests so you can attend your scheduled driving test appointment provided you are an essential worker involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets. You can find details on what is included in the list of essential workers and retail...

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How to ensure your car survives Level 5
Oct20

How to ensure your car survives Level 5

During the current lockdown many of us are parking our cars for a prolonged period writes Geraldine Herbert A few tips to ensure your car survives the lockdown 1) Give your car a thorough clean Germs are not only likely to be lurking in footwells, air vents and armrests but recent research found that Staphylococcus was found in abundance on steering wheels and driver seats, car mats, gear stick and door handles. It is estimated that a...

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Five things you need to know about Tyre Care #TyreSafetyDay
Oct06

Five things you need to know about Tyre Care #TyreSafetyDay

No matter how good your car is the level of grip you have on the road is determined only by the quality of your tyres so we have some tyre tips writes Geraldine Herbert Set a date – Mark a date on the calendar which is the day you check your tyre pressure once each month. All you need is a pressure gauge and if you don’t have one, most service stations do. You will find the correct pressure for your car in the owner’s handbook,...

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Stay safe in heavy rain and wind
Oct04

Stay safe in heavy rain and wind

Met Éireann is warning of widespread and heavy rain and strong winds around the country today so we have some tips writes Geraldine Herbert Met Éireann is forecasting  heavy and persistent rain over the next few days so some tips for driving Slow down! It takes longer to stop in wet weather. Try to avoid areas which are prone to flooding, Allow for slower speeds, delays and potential congestion so give yourself extra time. Leave more...

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How to check and maintain your car’s oil level
Sep24

How to check and maintain your car’s oil level

Maintaining your car’s oil level is essential to ensuring the condition of your vehicle and your safety while driving writes Geraldine Herbert Failure to maintain the correct oil level and carry out the necessary oil/filter changes can result in extensive and costly engine damage. Checking the level of the oil in your engine is a very important safety check that you can do easily yourself. Driving with a level that’s too low or two...

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10 driving habits that are costing you money
Sep21

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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