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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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Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day of the Year
Dec19

Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day of the Year

Wednesday 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 08:37 am on Wednesday 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...

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Tyres and Tribulations – Punctures and how to avoid them
Nov01

Tyres and Tribulations – Punctures and how to avoid them

With the darker nights it’s important to know how to prevent punctures and what your options are so we have some advice writes Geraldine Herbert There is never a good time for a puncture and there is nothing more annoying than driving along to the sound of a flat tyre.  As a rule of thumb most motorists will experience a puncture about once every five years but that is little consolation when you are at the side of the road on a...

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