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5 tips to get the best car finance deal
Aug06

5 tips to get the best car finance deal

While there’s nothing quite like driving a new car off the forecourt, first you need to get up to speed on your finance options, writes Geraldine Herbert 1)    Haggle Don’t be afraid to haggle before making any car purchase and agreeing on a finance deal.  Obviously the more money you are spending on the car the greater the scope for manoeuvring but regardless of the price it is always worth trying to negotiate. If you can’t get...

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Six Tips To Avoid Drink Driving This Bank Holiday Weekend
Aug01

Six Tips To Avoid Drink Driving This Bank Holiday Weekend

We have six tips to avoid drink driving this bank holiday weekend writes Geraldine Herbert If you’re at a barbeque or summer party enjoying the return of the hot weather then remember home measures are often larger than anything you get in a pub. Research shows that consuming even a small quantity of alcohol in the day increases the body’s natural fatigue in the late afternoon. Many crashes involve pedestrians who have been drinking...

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Stay safe when driving in heavy rain
Jul30

Stay safe when driving in heavy rain

Met Éireann warn of widespread and heavy rain around the country today so we have some tips for safely driving in heavy rain writes Geraldine Herbert Met Éireann is forecasting  heavy and persistent rain over the next few days so some tips for driving Slow down! It takes longer to stop in wet weather. Try to avoid areas which are prone to flooding, Allow for slower speeds, delays and potential congestion so give yourself extra time....

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Warning Lights
Jul25

Warning Lights

Those pesky little lights that appear on the dashboard….. sometimes with a warning beep…. What exactly do they mean? This week Suzanne Keane guides you through the minefield that is a modern vehicle…. We’ve all seen them, usually just for fuel, water and possible a service light – But what about if something different appears on your dashboard? Obviously the first thing to do is pull over and check your...

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10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars
Jul23

10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars

There are some simple things we can do to help keep children safe writes Geraldine Herbert. Be Aware – All too often children are hurt or die because drivers simply didn’t see them. From schools to residential driveways and quiet back streets always be aware that children are around. Reversing – Before you back out of your driveway ensure your children are being supervised. Leaving your window wound down while reversing out of a...

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Five Tips for Dealing with Hay Fever when Driving
Jul22

Five Tips for Dealing with Hay Fever when Driving

The sun’s out and it’s time for short sleeves and sandals but for almost one in five people in Ireland it’s hay fever season so here are some tips for dealing with Hay Fever when driving writes Geraldine Herbert Driving with a runny nose, headache and constant sneezing is not only annoying but it could be dangerously distracting as it can take your attention off the road. Plus, hay fever season can mean less sleep at...

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