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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Oct19

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea writes Geraldine Herbert Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down this weekend from  7am on Friday, October 19 to 7am on Saturday, October 20. We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives- Most children hit by a car at 30km/h make a full recovery, whereas most hit at 50km/h will be killed or face a lifetime of disability. Save Fuel –Driving at 110km/h uses up to 9%...

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Driving in Windy Weather #StormCallum
Oct10

Driving in Windy Weather #StormCallum

Storm Callum 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 sudden gust can catch out...

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Reducing your Risk of Carjacking
Oct08

Reducing your Risk of Carjacking

Two women were injured in a carjacking at a Dublin hospital yesterday evening, we have some tips to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime 1. Park in a well lit area. 2. When returning to your parked car, be aware of the surroundings. Walk with purpose and stay alert 3. Be wary of people asking for directions or handing out fliers 4. Once inside your car lock your doors and roll up your windows 5. Always keep the car at...

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Tips for Travelling with pets #WorldAnimalDay
Oct04

Tips for Travelling with pets #WorldAnimalDay

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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How old are my tyres? #TyreSafetyDay
Oct03

How old are my tyres? #TyreSafetyDay

Regardless of the mileage you do tyres wear and deteriorate with age writes Geraldine Herbert Ever wondered how old your tyres are? Most people are not aware of how old their tyres or and whether or not they need to be changed. So how do you determine how old your tyre is? On the side wall there will be a four digit number eg 2412  – The first two digits of the code represent the week of production during the year (from 1 to 52)...

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Five things you need to know about Tyre Care #TyreSafetyDay
Oct03

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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