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Electric power to people…
Sep20

Electric power to people…

Electric models dominated Frankfurt, but SUVs will still play a crucial role for carmakers, writes Geraldine Herbert The doors opened last week in Frankfurt to one of the biggest motor shows in the world. Once a feast of polished new metal spread across countless halls, the biennial show this year was a more muted affair with more than 19 major car brands skipping the event. The remaining manufacturers, including Mercedes, BMW and VW,...

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Guide to Electric Cars
Sep18

Guide to Electric Cars

2020 will see carmakers scrambling to launch EV models but for now, the choice is still limited. With battery range, a key consideration here are all of your electric choices from the lowest to the highest range* writes Geraldine Herbert *All range figures are from WLTP tests Hyundai Ioniq Overshadowed by the hugely popular Kona, Hyundai’s Ioniq is available as an electric,  petrol-electric hybrid and a plug-in hybrid. On the...

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Sep13

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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Motoring in a Post No-Deal Brexit – what you need to know
Sep04

Motoring in a Post No-Deal Brexit – what you need to know

What are the implications for drivers in a post no deal brexit writes Geraldine Herbert   GB Stickers who needs them? UK-registered cars will need to display a GB sticker when driving outside of the UK including in the Republic of Ireland after Brexit. The rule will apply to drivers even if their number plate includes a GB logo. Will I need a Green Card to take a car to the UK? Currently, when you take your car to any country...

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Heading to Electric Picnic – are you and your car festival-ready?
Aug28

Heading to Electric Picnic – are you and your car festival-ready?

With Electric Picnic kicking off on Friday we have some tips for safe festival motoring writes Geraldine Herbert   Is your car ready?  Make sure your car is up to the job so check the following check the oil check the tyre pressure check all fluid levels fill up the tank check your spare tyre Before you set off Plan your route and journey time before you set off – if you know where you’re going, you’ll avoid the added stress of...

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Parking Survival Tips
Aug22

Parking Survival Tips

Getting from A to B may be stressful but it’s nothing compared to the hazards and challenges of parking. We have some parking survival tips writes Geraldine Herbert   Reverse into a space Where room is limited it is much easier to reverse into a car space than it is to drive straight in, it simply takes practice.  It is also much safer to drive out of a space as it avoids backing into unknown traffic when your field of vision is...

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