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8 Factors that will shape the Motoring Landscape in 2019
Jan16

8 Factors that will shape the Motoring Landscape in 2019

Political factors will shape the motoring landscape in Ireland in 2019, writes Geraldine Herbert Brexit With less than 74 days to go before the UK deadline, a no-deal Brexit is more likely than ever. If the UK leaves without a deal, UK car exports to the EU would become subject to a 10pc tariff under World Trade Organisation rules. A subsequent devaluation of the pound could see European car prices rise as much as 21% in the UK and UK...

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The ten safest new drives for 2019
Jan10

The ten safest new drives for 2019

Thatcham Research has revealed the ten safest new cars vying for the What Car? Safety Award 2019, set to be announced on January 22. With two nominations each Volvo and Audi  while Ford, Jaguar, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Peugeot models are also included Matthew Avery, judge and Director of Research at Thatcham Research  “It’s clear that occupants of the latest cars are at a lower risk than ever. But not resting on our laurels,...

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Stay Safe this New Year’s Eve
Dec29

Stay Safe this New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is a chance to end the year with a bang. Here are some tips for celebrating while staying safe   Hosting a party? If you are planning a New Year’s Eve party make sure to provide plenty of food to keep your guests from drinking on an empty stomach and avoid salty snacks that encourage people to drink more. Ensure there is a plentiful supply of non-alcoholic drinks for designated drivers and others who prefer not to...

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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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Six reasons not to buy a quad bike for kids this year
Dec17

Six reasons not to buy a quad bike for kids this year

The RSA and An Garda Síochána have launched a public awareness campaign to highlight the dangers quad bikes and scramblers pose to children and to urge parents not to gift them this Before you buy a quad bike or scrambler as a gift for a child this year think twice; 1) From 2014 – 2017 three of the four people who died in Ireland as a result of an incident involving a quad bike or scrambler were aged 18 or under according to the Road...

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How and where to scrap your car
Dec11

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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