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Motorists urged to take road safety pledge ahead of September 21st – European Day Without a Road Death)
Sep20

Motorists urged to take road safety pledge ahead of September 21st – European Day Without a Road Death)

Project EDWARD (European Day Without a Road Death) will take place on September 21st, 2017.  The Project EDWARD initiative has been organised by TISPOL, the Traffic Police network in Europe, and its aim is that no-one dies on the roads of Europe on Thursday 21 September. The long-term aim is to spearhead significant and sustained reduction in death and serious injury on roads across the world.   Road safety pledge: I promise that...

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Budget tyres or premium brands: Does it really matter?
Sep20

Budget tyres or premium brands: Does it really matter?

What really is the difference in performance between budget and premium tyres, and in tyres of different depths? Geraldine Herbert went to Hanover to find out. Thundering towards a hair-pin bend at speed I am abruptly reminded of the importance of a decent set of tyres. As the back end of the car begins to slide and the wheels spin I sigh with relief that this is not a public road I am driving on but a test facility for Continental...

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Victory for Alyx Coby in Cork
Sep14

Victory for Alyx Coby in Cork

After a successful weekend in Cork 13-year-old Alyx Coby is just 18 points off the lead 13-year-old Alyx Coby, from Newbridge, Co. Kildare was on track at the weekend as the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship made its second trip of the year to Kartworld in Watergrasshill, Co. Cork for the penultimate round of this year’s Championship. Competing in the IAME X30 Junior class for drivers aged 11 to 15, Coby headed into the weekend...

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10 tips for buckling up your child’s car seat
Sep11

10 tips for buckling up your child’s car seat

Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe, we have ten things to know about protecting your most precious cargo writes Geraldine Herbert Ensure the seat you are using is the right one for your child and that it is secured properly, it should not move around. Check the car’s seat belts too, to make sure that they release smoothly, and that they aren’t worn or frayed and that the shoulder straps are adjusted properly. If possible...

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Rust Prevention
Sep07

Rust Prevention

Rust on your car is not just unsightly but left untreated can cause irreversible damage – Corroded metal is weaker and will eventually crumble away warns Suzanne Keane Diagnosis – Apart from the obvious visible signs of rust other hints that you have a problem include bubbles under the paintwork, flaky paint, water leaks or paint blisters.   Prevention – Washing – keeping your car washed regularly, especially during winter...

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Planning a Goodwood Revival trip?
Sep04

Planning a Goodwood Revival trip?

The Goodwood Revival is a veritable feast of golden-age motor racing and vintage glamour writes Laura Keane so we have some tips to get the very most out of the experience. Goodwood Revival is something that you have to experience at least once in your life. The festival takes place each September over three days near Chichester in West Sussex, and brings you back to the motorsports era of the 40s-60s.  When you step inside the gate...

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