Buying your first car
Jun22

Buying your first car

What you should think about when buying your first car; Suzanne Keane has some advice If you’ve never driven before choosing your first car can be a nightmare. Of course, it’s important to take driving lessons from a professional but if you want plenty of practice before your test it’s always useful to have your own set of wheels. 1 – Don’t Supersize it Unless you’re planning on travelling long...

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Five costs to consider when buying a car
May19

Five costs to consider when buying a car

When choosing a car it’s not just about the price tag writes Geraldine Herbert Before you decide on a car its important to factor in all the other costs Car Finance When it comes to buying always look closely at the total cost rather than a monthly repayment. Often monthly or weekly repayments can conceal an expensive deal. Also, you’ll need to factor in other costs like warranties and breakdown cover – so don’t overstretch...

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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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Number of cars for sale with money owed is on the increase
Jan08

Number of cars for sale with money owed is on the increase

  Figures released today show that the number of cars being offered for sale that have outstanding finance is increasing writes Geraldine Herbert New figures compiled by Cartell.ie show that the proportion of cars offered for sale with finance outstanding is 18.3% – up from 16.6% in December 2018 and 11.5% in January 2017. More than forty percent of two-year-old vehicles are offered for sale with finance outstanding while...

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Is your car likely to pass the NCT?
Aug13

Is your car likely to pass the NCT?

Good news for Skoda Yeti Owners A compact SUV manufactured by Skoda had the highest pass rate of any vehicle submitted for a NCT test last year writes Seán McCárthaigh An analysis of the results of NCT tests carried out on over 1.34 million vehicles at 47 test centres nationwide in 2018 shows that the Skoda Yeti had a pass rate of 81.3%. Figures published by the Road Safety Authority show the Czech-manufactured car, which was launched...

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Key considerations when you’re buying a Family Car
May28

Key considerations when you’re buying a Family Car

From finance options to fuel types, Geraldine Herbert outlines five things to think about before choosing your next family car   1 Hatchback, estate, saloon, people carrier or SUV? For small families, hatchbacks are ideal and there is a huge choice of both new and used models on the market. Estates and saloons are a good option if you need that extra boot and cabin space. Nothing beats the versatility of MPVs and while not as...

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