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Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends
Oct21

Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends

With the clocks going back this weekend, we have some advice for driving in the dark. To improve your view as far as possible, keep your lights and windscreen clean. Use main beam, but when other drivers are approaching make sure you dip your lights to avoid dazzling the oncoming traffic. Make sure you can stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear. If you’re feeling tired, coffee alone is not a fix. Take a break...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Oct17

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea writes Geraldine Herbert It is National “Slow Down” Day from 7am on the 18th October – 7am on the 19th October 2019 and Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down this weekend. 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...

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6 Spooky Road Trips
Oct16

6 Spooky Road Trips

With Halloween just around the corner, it is the perfect time for families to start planning a spooky road trip. We have 6 spine-chilling destinations Get Spooked in Scotland From haunted castles and horrible histories to Celtic legends across ancient moors and mountains, Scotland’s got a lot to offer the Halloween holidaymaker. Start in Edinburgh, the Castle is said to be one of the most haunted in Europe, with many previously...

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Five tips to ensure you are sitting right when driving
Oct15

Five tips to ensure you are sitting right when driving

Back pain driving you mad? It might just be the way you are sitting We all know the dangers of driving, be it watching out for sudden hazards, ignoring distractions or avoiding a collision. But there are other things we should watch out for when getting behind the wheel, and one of them is how we sit. Brian Crinion, Director of Spectrum Optimise has some top tips on how to check you are sitting right when driving: 1) Raise the seat:...

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How old are my tyres? #TyreSafetyDay
Oct09

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
Oct09

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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