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Cars and water: safety reminders for all of us

Posted by Michael Rochford on 31 March 2016 in Featured, Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Cars | No comments

It would be wise of us to learn from accurate safety advice for cars and water and to hope that we never need deploy them in our own need.

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Fuel consumption figures are good news but there’s a Co2 sting in the tail.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 22 March 2016 in Featured, New Cars, News, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Official fuel consumption figures & “real life” test has not been ‘fit for purpose’ for some time – test companies picked by the car makers.

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How much car mileage is too much?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 February 2016 in Featured, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

All car mileage is not equal – the classic dilemma is the choice between an older car with low miles or a newer car with high mileage. Which?

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Peugeot 308

Posted by Michael Rochford on 2 February 2016 in Featured, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The Peugeot 308 is one of the best real-world cars for economy – a really good engine, once looked after properly and is hugely economical.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Volvo S80

Posted by Michael Rochford on 15 January 2016 in Featured, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Really quick, fun to drive and no-one will ever see the Volvo S80 coming. Expensive to run, but worth it for the amusement factor.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Santa’s Sleigh

Posted by Michael Rochford on 21 December 2015 in Ask the Experts, Featured, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Santa’s sleigh luggage space is the real selling point – room for toys & treats for every child, plus some space for a few lumps of coal.

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Diesel cars: Should I stick with one or go back to petrol

Posted by Michael Rochford on 5 October 2015 in Featured, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

An outcome of new testing of fuel consumption & emissions on diesel cars may mean higher motor tax, as they show higher official Co2 figures.

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Driving license – Want to get a job? Get a license first…

Posted by Michael Rochford on 26 August 2015 in Featured, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Half of third level students have applied for jobs requiring a driving license & most see not having a license as a hindrance to employment.

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NCT Fail Dangerous cars are cause for concern

Posted by Michael Rochford on 8 July 2015 in Featured, Motor Vehicle History Reports, Road Safety | Comments Off

The number of dangerous cars on our roads are a serious risk to all road users. Official statistics released by Applus, the organisation which runs the NCT in Ireland, today revealed that the number of cars that were deemed “Fail Dangerous” increased to 3,059 in the first six months of 2015

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Car Safety could become a key sales tool.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 17 June 2015 in Featured, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Cars | No comments

Car safety history- Irish car buyers didn’t fit ABS or ESC due to cost. Will Government waive the VRT on life-saving automotive technology?

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