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Back to School Safety Tips
Aug27

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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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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Heatwave driving tips
Jun26

Heatwave driving tips

With temperatures expected to reach 28 degrees 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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What is a PCP?
Mar21

What is a PCP?

An increasingly popular way to finance a new car is under a Personal Contract Plans (PCP). But what exactly is a PCP and who is it best suited to asks Geraldine Herbert What is a PCP? Unlike standard HP or a bank loan, the repayments are typically lower, as you are paying off the depreciation of the car and not its entire value. At the end of the agreement, you have the choice of whether to make that final payment to own the car or...

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Tips For Driving on Frost and Ice
Mar09

Tips For Driving on Frost and Ice

Met Eireann has issued a nationwide snow-ice warning which will remain in place for more than 24 hours writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Ensure you have de-icer and a scraper. Before setting off, make sure you clean any ice or condensation from all the windows and mirrors to optimise visibility. 2) When you set off, do so in second gear, releasing the clutch and accelerating gently, avoiding high revs – this will prevent wheel spin. 3) As...

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Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day of the Year
Dec20

Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day of the Year

Friday 21st is Winter Solstice or the shortest day of the year so we have some advice when driving in the dark writes Geraldine Herbert In Dublin, the sun will rise at 08:37 am on Friday and set again at 16.07 pm so the chances are you will be driving to work or home in the dark. Driving in the dark can cause fatigue – plan your journey, scheduling at least one stop every two hours. Don’t ignore warning signs of fatigue....

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