Buying your first car
Jun22

Buying your first car

What you should think about when buying your first car; Suzanne Keane has some advice If you’ve never driven before choosing your first car can be a nightmare. Of course, it’s important to take driving lessons from a professional but if you want plenty of practice before your test it’s always useful to have your own set of wheels. 1 – Don’t Supersize it Unless you’re planning on travelling long...

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Mar13

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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Jag yourself a Classic – Some tips for Classic Car Buying
Feb22

Jag yourself a Classic – Some tips for Classic Car Buying

If you want to drive something special then nothing beats a classic car it seems says, Geraldine Herbert A stylish classic car needn’t cost a fortune so if you fancy taking the plunge remember a little homework and patience will save you money in the long run. Here are our top ten tips for buying a vintage/classic car 1)    Set yourself a budget and consult price guides in classic car magazines to determine what you can afford...

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Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions #StormCiara
Feb07

Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions #StormCiara

Met Éireann has warned of  strong winds and heavy rain as Storm Ciara heads our way so we have some tips for driving in extreme weather Windy weather Plan your journey – is there a route with less exposure to the weather and less risk of fallen trees?  Choose a sheltered route if you have the option. Be aware of the danger posed by debris that may have blown into the roadway. Wind rarely blows steadily, and a sudden gust can...

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Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice
Jan27

Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice

Met Eireann is warning of snow, wintry showers and widespread frost for tonight writes Geraldine Herbert Ensure your windows are clean and clear, and that you have all-round visibility before you set off. Also take the time to clear snow off the roof of your car. When driving in snow, get your speed right – not too fast that you risk losing control, but not so slow that you risk losing momentum when it is needed From stationary,...

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