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A no-deal Brexit is not an option for the Irish motor industry
Dec07

A no-deal Brexit is not an option for the Irish motor industry

The impact of any Brexit deal will have far-reaching consequences for the Irish car market, writes Geraldine Herbert Since the vote by the UK to leave the EU in June 2016, used car imports have been steadily rising and have doubled in two years, up to almost 100,000 from 48,000 in 2015. New car registrations fell by 11.2pc last month and by 4.4pc overall, this year compared to 2017. Despite favourable economic conditions of strong...

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Wheel size and car performance – an intimate relationship
Dec06

Wheel size and car performance – an intimate relationship

If you’re considering changing the wheel size of your car there are a few things to think about first. Changing the wheel size of a car can have a huge impact if it isn’t done correctly, and it isn’t as simple as buying a set of aftermarket wheels and bolting them on. Below we’ll explain some of the things you need to take into account if you want to upgrade your car’s wheels.   The need for speed If you’re thinking about...

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Top 3 must-have safety gadgets
Dec03

Top 3 must-have safety gadgets

Choosing a Christmas present for the car-lover in your life then think safety writes Geraldine Herbert   Breathalyser Recent changes to the law mean drink-driving offenders will be automatically banned from driving for three months if caught with between 50-80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. Most of us would never contemplate taking our car with us on a night out, but you may still have alcohol in your system...

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Cars of the Year 2018
Nov27

Cars of the Year 2018

It has been an interesting and varied year of test driving cars, writes Geraldine Herbert In a year of driving more than 100 cars, many stand out for all sorts of reasons: some are not nearly as good as you had hoped, others are just disappointing, while many forgettable. And then there were those that, for a variety of factors, left an indelible mark. Few cars make an entrance like the Lexus LC500h, with stunning good looks and...

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Motorcycle Live 2018
Nov18

Motorcycle Live 2018

Anyone interested in motorbikes will surely know that the annual Motorcycle Live show is on at the NEC this week, on until Saturday 24th you still have time to get yourselves there as our reporter Lara Platman says there are some bargains to be had, stunning bikes to see and a whole lot of bikes to try your hand at. As a new rider I am particularly keen to ‘sit on’ bikes to see if my feet are comfortable on the floor at standstill, to...

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Get your car ready for Winter!
Nov05

Get your car ready for Winter!

The temperature is gradually dropping and winter is on its way writes Suzanne Keane Here are some tips to prepare you and your car for the winter 1. Anti-freeze It’s called anti-freeze for a good reason! You may remember from science class (all those years ago) that when water freezes it expands. Therefore if you have lots of water (and not much antifreeze) in your cooling system if/when it freezes it can do damage to hoses,...

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