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Hill Launch Assist? Do you know what this is?

Hill Launch Assist? Do you know what this is?

Hill Launch Assist. This system prevents the vehicle from rolling back when you start the car on a hill or pause it on a slope. It is particularly helpful where there is an electronic handbrake rather than a conventional one. Hill Launch is being increasingly used on newer models.  

21 Dec 2017

Are you a good driver?

Are you a good driver?

JUST because you’ve been driving for years doesn’t mean you’re a good driver. Disagree? You are entitled to do so especially if you’ve never had an accident or a near-miss. Yet even allowing for a blemish-free driving history are you as good as you think? There is a danger that the longer we drive the […]

20 Dec 2017

Tips for Driving in Wet Windy Conditions

Tips for Driving in Wet Windy Conditions

EXPERTS say we will have to get accustomed to the sort of storms and rainfall we’ve had this year. We are bringing you the top 7 tips to for driving in wet and windy conditions. EXPERTS say we will have to get accustomed to the sort of storms and rainfall we’ve had this year.That means, […]

23 Nov 2017

Buying a Secondhand Electric Car?

Buying a Secondhand Electric Car?

Buying a secondhand electric car: check before you get a shock. HUNDREDS of secondhand electric cars are being imported this year. Most, if not all, are Nissan Leafs. They are arriving south at hugely competitive prices – sometimes for as little as €2,500 to €3,000. These are tempting prices and considering both the low acquisition […]

10 Nov 2017

5 Autumn Car Checks

5 Autumn Car Checks

5 checks to keep you and your car on the road this autumn OUR constant-change climate puts hidden stresses on our cars. Think about it: one day it’s raining, the next it’s boiling, the next windy, frosty. It all adds up to extra wear-and-tear. And not just on our cars but on us, the drivers. […]

02 Nov 2017

4 Tips to Keeping your kids safe on the way to and from school

4 Tips to Keeping your kids safe on the way to and from school

4 Tips to Keeping your kids safe on way to and from school. Children are our most vulnerable road-users and we have a duty to pay special attention to their safety. Now that they are back at school and settled into the rhythm of being dropped off and picked up, it might be helpful just […]

05 Oct 2017

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