Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends
Oct30

Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends

With the clocks going back this 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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How and where to scrap your car
Oct10

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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My First Car…..
Jan16

My First Car…..

Do you remember your first Car? We would love to hear how your First car changed your life. Perhaps it was one incredible journey or that newfound freedom or maybe you even still have your first car? If you and your car would like to be featured then simply answer the questions below and email your answers to  info@wheelsforwomen.ie. What was your first car and why did you buy it? How did you come by the vehicle? What do you remember...

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The risks of buying a car privately
Oct31

The risks of buying a car privately

It’s a tricky business and if something goes wrong, you have little legal protection, writes Geraldine Herbert A former Olympic athlete has highlighted the perils of buying a used car privately. Shane Healy told Claire Byrne Live last week that he had been scammed out of €2,000 in a terrifying ordeal at Tyrrelstown, Dublin when buying a second-hand car. Healy, who reached the semi-finals of the 1996 Olympic Games, revealed how...

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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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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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