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Seven Reasons to go Electric
Jun28

Seven Reasons to go Electric

If you’re in the market for a car, there has never been a better time to go electric writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Reduced Tolls – From Sunday 1st July 2018,  electric car owners can avail of 50% off tolls nationwide. 2) Cheaper to Run – According to the CSO the average driver does 318 kms per week. Driving that distance a week in an electric car (eg. Nissan Leaf) will cost you just €4.04 a week to charge as opposed to...

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Heat wave driving tips
Jun21

Heat wave driving tips

With temperatures soaring to  27 degrees next 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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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 from 7am on Friday 25 May and 7am on Saturday 26 May 2018 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 –Driving at 110km/h uses up to 9% more...

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Safety First – Tips For Safe Do-It-Yourself Car Maintenance
Mar16

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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Nine things to know about Personal Contract Plans (PCP)
Mar16

Nine things to know about Personal Contract Plans (PCP)

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) recently released their report into the use of Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) finance writes Geraldine Herbert 1) On average consumers spent almost 4½ times longer selecting the car in comparison to considering how to pay for it.An average of 9.7 hours is spent by most car buyers researching cars at home and 7.2 hours physically viewing cars. By contrast an average of only...

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Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day of the Year
Dec18

Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day of the Year

Thursday 21st is Winter Solstice or the shortest day of the year so we have some advice when  driving at night writes Geraldine Herbert In Dublin, the sun will rise at 08:38 am on Thursday 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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