How to appeal
Jan12

How to appeal

Outraged by a parking ticket or a clamping decision, or simply dismayed at failing your driving test? Here’s how you can appeal and what you need to do, writes Geraldine Herbert The Driving Test On average, 46% of those sitting their driving test fail it. If you are one of the unlucky ones it is possible to appeal but there are a number of steps you need to follow. As appeals against driving test results are heard by a judge in...

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How will Brexit impact on importing a used car
Jan11

How will Brexit impact on importing a used car

Following months of negotiations, a Brexit deal was finally secured on Christmas Eve but what impact does the new trade deal have on importing a used car asks Geraldine Herbert Importing a car from Northern Ireland after January 1st 2021 If importing from NI there will be no additional charges however prices are likely to rise. A third of cars sold by Northern Ireland dealers are imported from mainland Britain. Following Brexit 20%...

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Five standout Motoring Moments of the past decade
Dec31

Five standout Motoring Moments of the past decade

My memorable motoring moments of the decade writes Geraldine Herbert It has been a decade of disruption, dieselgate and unparalleled choice plus for me ten years of driving more than 1,000 cars. On reflection, many cars stand out for all sorts of reasons: some are not nearly as good as you had hoped, others are just disappointing, while many were forgettable. And some are remembered not as much for the car but for the location or a...

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Things you need in your car in case of snow
Dec30

Things you need in your car in case of snow

There is snow on the way so make sure you’re prepared writes Geraldine Herbert When the weather turns bad arming yourself with a survival pack will make a big difference if you do get stuck. Always carry the following and in severe weather ensure you have a warm winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and warm clothes.   Torch Spare batteries and bulbs Screen scraper/de-icer Jump leads Warning triangle First-aid kit Mobile phone...

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Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice
Dec30

Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice

Met Eireann is warning of snow, wintry showers and widespread frost for tonight writes Geraldine Herbert 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 you risk losing control, but not so slow that you risk losing momentum when it is needed From stationary,...

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Drive a hard bargain
Dec30

Drive a hard bargain

Looking for a good deal on a new car? Geraldine Herbert rounds up the current offers available to tempt buyers, from cash discounts to free shopping vouchers Now is a good time to buy an Alfa Romeo, as from now until 31 December the Italian carmaker is giving a deposit contribution on all models bought on PCP finance. At Audi dealerships around the country, the Milestones 211 Sales Event has just begun. As part of the event, APR rates...

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