5 signs that it’s time to change your car
Jan17

5 signs that it’s time to change your car

    Here are five signs that it’s probably time to replace your car writes Geraldine Herbert 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 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...

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Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice
Jan16

Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice

Met Eireann is warning of snow, wintry showers and widespread frost for tonight writes Geraldine Herbert Consider first of all if your journey is essential and don’t drive unless you absolutely have to Ensure your windows are clean and clear, and that you have all-round visibility before you set off. Also take the time to clear snow off the roof of your car. When driving in snow, get your speed right – not too fast that...

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Nissan Ariya EV Evolve​
Jan13

Nissan Ariya EV Evolve​

Nissan invented the crossover and was an electric car pioneer so can its eagerly awaited all-electric incarnation, the Ariya, live up to expectations writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? More than 15 years ago, the carmaker Nissan replaced its humble Almera hatchback with the Qashqai, a car that would prove to be a phenomenal sales success and spawn a host of rivals. Research by Nissan had revealed how motorists didn’t like the poor...

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Jan13

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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Euro NCAP announces best in class awards for 2022
Jan11

Euro NCAP announces best in class awards for 2022

The Euro NCAP announces best in class awards for 2022  the safety organisation’s busiest-ever year. These are the cars that achieved the highest overall scores, based on their results for Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection, Vulnerable User Protection and Safety Assist technologies. For the very first time, this list includes two cars from Tesla and two Chinese newcomers to the European market. These results underline...

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Second Hand Car Parts
Jan04

Second Hand Car Parts

Buying used car parts is a great way to keep costs down but there are certain parts you should always buy new warns Suzanne Keane Using 2nd hand car parts is not only kind to your pocket but can also be a good method of recycling and improving your eco-credentials! Surprisingly the newer your car is the better the value you can get on the second hand market – the parts will be newer and you can track down items that are usually only...

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