Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Jan13

Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?

  Centuries of superstition have made us dread the day, but is Friday the 13th actually as unlucky as legend would have it? Probably not but for the 1% who won’t dare drive on this day we have some tips writes Geraldine Herbert According to the AA 1% of drivers in Ireland will not venture on the road on Friday the 13th so here are our tips on how to calm your driving nerves Always carry your mobile phone and tell someone what...

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Euro NCAP announces best in class awards for 2022
Jan11

Euro NCAP announces best in class awards for 2022

The Euro NCAP announces best in class awards for 2022  the safety organisation’s busiest-ever year. These are the cars that achieved the highest overall scores, based on their results for Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection, Vulnerable User Protection and Safety Assist technologies. For the very first time, this list includes two cars from Tesla and two Chinese newcomers to the European market. These results underline...

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Car Finance Terms Explained
Jan02

Car Finance Terms Explained

Thinking of buying a car but don’t speak the language of loans? Check out our handy car finance glossary writes Geraldine Herbert   APR  – Short for Annual Percentage Rate. This is the amount of interest charged on the loan, including any fees. All lenders must calculate the APR in the same way so it is not only the best way to compare loan providers but it shows how much you’re actually going to pay over the period of the...

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How to appeal
Jan01

How to appeal

Outraged by a parking ticket or a clamping decision, or simply dismayed at failing your driving test? Here’s how you can appeal and what you need to do, writes Geraldine Herbert The Driving Test On average, 46% of those sitting their driving test fail it. If you are one of the unlucky ones it is possible to appeal but there are a number of steps you need to follow. As appeals against driving test results are heard by a judge in...

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Winter Cycling
Nov16

Winter Cycling

Let’s face it. We live in Ireland. If we are to wait for fine weather before we venture outdoors, we’d never do anything! If you’re keen to stay on your bicycle this winter, here are a few tips to keep you comfortable, safe, and having fun as the cold, wet weather arrives writes Ruth O’Connor Clothing I’m a firm believer in the old adage, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing”. Nothing takes the joy...

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Are your car seats insured?
Nov16

Are your car seats insured?

Suzanne Keane looks at the various levels of cover on offer for child seats in your car We all know the importance of having the correct car insurance and how to shop around to get the best price for your insurance each year. However, have you ever thought about what’s actually covered in your car? If you have a collision, no matter how small, it’s important that your car seats are replaced and that the old seats are destroyed....

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