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Stress on the Road
Aug31

Stress on the Road

Traffic, tailgating, slow drivers and ignorant manoeuvring are just some of the things that can lead to stress behind the wheel writes Suzanne Keane It may seem safe to scream and shout at other drivers from the confines of your own car but the anger hangs around long after they’ve driven away and that’s only going to stress you out! Awareness Keep your eyes on other drivers. If they seem distracted or disorientated keep a safe...

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Off-Road Declarations – Reminder
Aug22

Off-Road Declarations – Reminder

 New measures were introduced in 2013 to clamp down on Motor Tax evasion and drivers now have to declare cars as ‘off the road ’ before the motor tax runs out writes Suzanne Keane.   Up to July 2013 if you weren’t using a car that wasn’t taxed all you needed to do when you eventually wanted to tax it again was fill in an RF100 form, get it stamped at your local garda station and take it to the tax office with your hard earned...

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Safety First – Tips For Safe Do-It-Yourself Car Maintenance
Aug16

Safety First – Tips For Safe Do-It-Yourself Car Maintenance

When you’re working on your own car it’s always easier to just jump right in and get going but before you do think about your safety writes Suzanne Keane   Unfortunately accidents happen so you should always take the necessary precautions to stop your car from injuring you or someone else.   At the side of the road – Always carry a warning triangle! If you have to pull in, get as far off the road as...

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Why do cars fail the NCT
Jul27

Why do cars fail the NCT

A bit of essential maintenance by motorists could cut the number of cars failing the National Car Test (NCT), Suzanne Keane explains the most common reasons for failing Lesss than half of all cars tested for the NCT pass on the first go. Retest results are more encouraging with more than 90% passing and only 0.1% falling into the “Fail Dangerous” category. The most common failures are as follows – Front Suspension Generally your...

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Driving for Work
Jun28

Driving for Work

Whether driving for work or over seeing employees on the road we have some guidelines you need to follow writes Suzanne Keane For Employees – Always follow the rules of the road Double check with your employer that you’re insured to drive the vehicle Make sure you have the correct licence for the vehicle type Check that the vehicle is taxed and has the correct NCT/DOE certification (if applicable) Check tyres and fluids before setting...

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Don’t Skimp on car maintenance
Jun27

Don’t Skimp on car maintenance

Car Maintenance is crucial for safety and resale values so there is never a good reason to skimp on it writes Suzanne Keane According to research carried out by Kwik Fit in the UK one in 5 car owners have skipped maintenance or repairs in the past 12 months. However, this phenomenon can also be found in Ireland! While it may be tempting to hold out on regular servicing if you feel you can save a few cent in the long run it could end...

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