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Back to School Safety Tips
Aug25

Back to School Safety Tips

As the long summer holidays draw to a close and the school run starts again  we have some tips for drivers Tips for Drivers: Plan ahead and be alert when driving to the school and take extra care to compensate for the fact that children won’t always be paying attention, and are easily distracted. For drivers this can create dangerous situations on the roads. Be vigilant and alert behind the wheel. You never know when a small...

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Safety First – Tips For Safe Do-It-Yourself Car Maintenance
Aug16

Safety First – Tips For Safe Do-It-Yourself Car Maintenance

When you’re working on your own car it’s always easier to just jump right in and get going but before you do think about your safety writes Suzanne Keane   Unfortunately accidents happen so you should always take the necessary precautions to stop your car from injuring you or someone else.   At the side of the road – Always carry a warning triangle! If you have to pull in, get as far off the road as...

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Heat wave driving tips
Jul17

Heat wave driving tips

With temperatures soaring to  27 degrees this week we’ve got ten tips to  help ensure that you and your car survive even the hottest driving conditions. When driving in extreme heat, water is crucial to avoid dehydration so have plenty of bottled water in your car Make sure your phone is fully charged Never leave your child or pet in the car, unattended, even for a few minutes, in the heat. Avoid travelling at peak times, if...

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Six Tips To Avoid Drink Driving This Bank Holiday Weekend
Jun01

Six Tips To Avoid Drink Driving This Bank Holiday Weekend

A report from the RSA has found alcohol was a factor in almost 40% of fatal road incidents – here are our six tips to avoid drink driving this bank holiday weekend  If you’re at a barbeque or summer party enjoying the glorious 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...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
May24

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea writes Geraldine Herbert Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down this weekend as the 24-hour National “Slow Down” Day 2017 takes place from 7:00 hrs Friday, 26th of May to 7:00 hrs Saturday 27th of May. 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...

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How and where to scrap your car
Jan16

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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