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How and where to scrap your car
Dec11

How and where to scrap your car

Need to scrap your car? We have all the information you need writes Geraldine Herbert Over 50% of cars tested by the NCT last year failed on the first test. In most cases the causes are fairly simple and easy to fix problems. Issues with the Tyres, Front Suspension brake Line / Hoses, Headlamp Aim and Stop Lamps are cited as the most common reasons why cars fail. However over 6,000 cars every year fail dangerously. Owners are often...

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A no-deal Brexit is not an option for the Irish motor industry
Dec07

A no-deal Brexit is not an option for the Irish motor industry

The impact of any Brexit deal will have far-reaching consequences for the Irish car market, writes Geraldine Herbert Since the vote by the UK to leave the EU in June 2016, used car imports have been steadily rising and have doubled in two years, up to almost 100,000 from 48,000 in 2015. New car registrations fell by 11.2pc last month and by 4.4pc overall, this year compared to 2017. Despite favourable economic conditions of strong...

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What to do when driving in fog
Dec05

What to do when driving in fog

We have some tips on how to stay safe when driving in fog writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Slow down – Driving at normal speeds in fog can be very dangerous particularly when you cannot see where you are going. 2) Clear your windows – Before you leave ensure you can see out of all windows and once on the road don’t let your windows and mirrors get fogged up. You need to have full visibility at all times so make sure your windows are...

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Top 3 must-have safety gadgets
Dec03

Top 3 must-have safety gadgets

Choosing a Christmas present for the car-lover in your life then think safety writes Geraldine Herbert   Breathalyser Recent changes to the law mean drink-driving offenders will be automatically banned from driving for three months if caught with between 50-80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. Most of us would never contemplate taking our car with us on a night out, but you may still have alcohol in your system...

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First Drive: Citroen C5 Aircross
Nov29

First Drive: Citroen C5 Aircross

Citroen’s new flagship SUV, the C5 Aircross, is the moment when comfy sofa meets family car, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Few places can better test the ability of an SUV than the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, home to stunning desert landscapes, strange and wonderful roads and breathtaking gorges. It was here Citroen chose to launch its all-new SUV, the C5 Aircross. Comfort is Citroen’s new focus; inspired by...

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Cars of the Year 2018
Nov27

Cars of the Year 2018

It has been an interesting and varied year of test driving cars, writes Geraldine Herbert In a year of driving more than 100 cars, many stand out for all sorts of reasons: some are not nearly as good as you had hoped, others are just disappointing, while many forgettable. And then there were those that, for a variety of factors, left an indelible mark. Few cars make an entrance like the Lexus LC500h, with stunning good looks and...

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