How and where to scrap your car
Nov20

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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Driving in Heavy Rain and Floods
Nov01

Driving in Heavy Rain and Floods

We have some driving tips for making it through heavy rain and floods writes Geraldine Herbert   Drive on the highest section of the road and don’t set off if a vehicle is approaching you Leave time and space to avoid swamping other cars and don’t splash pedestrians and cyclists as you drive through water. Drive slowly and keep going once you have started – make sure you have a clear run. In a manual car, keep the...

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Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends
Oct25

Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends

With the clocks going back last 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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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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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
May21

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 22nd of May – 7am on the 23rd May 2020 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 Fuel...

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Tips For Driving on Frost and Ice
Jan17

Tips For Driving on Frost and Ice

Temperatures will plunge to -4C  this weekend so take extra care on the roads 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 you drive, stay in higher...

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