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  • Euro 1 to Euro 6 Emission Standards: A Comprehensive Guide

    Why do we have Euro 6 emissions standards? The Euro 6 car emission standard is the sixth level of the EU directive to reduce harmful vehicle car and van exhaust pollutants for both petrol and diesel cars including hybrids. Euro 6 has been in operation since September 2015 and this standard is becoming increasingly important in many European cities, such...

  • What should you do if you are sold a damaged car?

    Overview Buying from a dealer - Full Consumer Rights When you buy a car from a car dealership or trader, your consumer rights are protected under law. There is ample recourse under law, and it is advisable to Buying from an Auction - Limited Consumer Rights If you have bought a car at an auction, you are bound by the...

  • Thinking of importing a car to Ireland? Here’s all you need to know

    Importing a Car From Japan to Ireland - All You Need to Know Japanese cars are popular all around the world, thanks to the reliability and durability they offer. What’s more, these cars are also typically available at an affordable price. Like many other countries, many residents opt for Japanese car imports in Ireland as well. If you are considering...

  • A quick guide on how to find the make and model of a car

    How to Find the Make and Model of a Car Unsure of how to find the make and model of a car? Whether you’re buying a car for yourself or purchasing auto insurance, knowing the make and model of your vehicle is vital. Here’s all you need to know about it. The make of a car typically refers to the...

  • Are hydrogen fuelled vehicles really the way forward?

    H2 fuel cell vehicles When it comes to driving and its fuel source there is no easy option, regardless of whether the source is petroleum, biofuels, electrons in a battery, or hydrogen fuel cell cars. If you wish to purchase the ‘best’ type of fuel-powered car, you will be faced with many different options nowadays. This decision will come down...

  • Short lock-down journeys could be killing your car battery?

    Short car journeys during the covid-19 lockdown could be killing your battery? Have you experienced some battery problems in the past few weeks? If so, this could be due to the lockdown? Most of us are using our cars far less now because of the lockdown and new rules on non-essential travel. If cars are left idle for extended periods...

  • Driver distractions - Children

    Could the little ones in the back seat be diverting your attention from the road? According to the RSA by definition ‘Driver Distraction’ is ‘a diversion of attention away from activities critical for safe driving toward a competing activity’. As previously spoken about in preceding articles it was found that this could play a role in 20-30% of all road...

  • Driver distractions - mobile phones

    Dangers of mobile phone use while driving We previously discussed the act of 'Rubbernecking' in another article which played a role in driver distractions and how we could combat this. An even bigger driver distraction that we all fall victim to is the use of our mobile phones. It is something that needs to be addressed. Nowadays we can't go...

  • How can frontline drivers protect themselves from the coronavirus?

    Frontline driver protection in a pandemic As Ireland mobilises to maintain and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus that is the cause of COVID-19 we think of the frontline delivery drivers that will keep the national supply chain going. There is an international containment effort to halt the spread of the pandemic. With this situation rapidly escalating, the haulage industry...

  • How to keep your car clean during the coronavirus outbreak?

    How to keep your car clean and coronavirus-free? We are all very concerned about our health at this time and it’s important that we take all practical measures to protect ourselves and others from the coronavirus. The pandemic is shutting down schools, colleges, businesses sporting events etc. and we are told to have a certain amount of social distancing this...