Car insurance companies 1 Green Beware unisured driver exit sign

Car Insurance companies expect new Garda unit to have ‘immediate effect’

Posted by Michael Rochford on 18 October 2018 in Featured | Comments Off

While the new Garda unit is welcome many still think that Irish car insurance companies need to do more to bring down crippling premiums.

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Lexus GS300h 1 Silver side view

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Lexus GS300h

Posted by Michael Rochford on 4 October 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

There aren’t common problems with the Lexus GS300h. Lexus reliability is legendary, but the GS seems to be above and beyond the call of duty

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Car share 1 Blue Nissan Micra side view outside a Europcar outlet

Can you claim a car share back on your tax?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 20 September 2018 in Featured | Comments Off

The car share concept is, for some, an alternative to the grind of paying for our cars, & indeed paying the tax needed to keep them running.

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Family car 1 Red Seat Alhambra with family

Family car – What car to buy when the family grows?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 5 September 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

Chances are most of us may one day need a more practical family car. A bitter pill to take is the need for space, not speed. All is not lost

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Peugeot RCZ 4 Black version driven on the road

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Peugeot RCZ

Posted by Michael Rochford on 22 August 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

The ‘double bubble’ Peugeot RCZ has oodles of smooth, turbocharged, power & are becoming more fashionable now due to the diesel downfall.

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Not all bad news for younger drivers when it comes to insurance

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 August 2018 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

  While insurance premiums for young and first-time drivers remain obstructively high, new research indicates that, by ticking off a few criteria, those same drivers can get much cheaper insurance in their second year of driving. Figures given to Motorcheck by insurance firm Coverinaclick show that a 21-year old driver on a provisional licence could...

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Mazda CX-5 1 Blue and Red side on views

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Mazda CX-5

Posted by Michael Rochford on 30 July 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

Mazda CX-5 used ‘SkyActiv’ – light chassis & body focus with engine efficiency & friction free to give fuel efficiency & driving engagement.

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PCP – So what’s all the fuss about?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 July 2018 in New Cars, News | Comments Off

Consumers warned by the CCPC to think carefully before committing to a PCP. But we ask what’s all the fuss about and should we really be worried?

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Hyundai i40 1 2017 white side view

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Hyundai i40

Posted by Michael Rochford on 27 June 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

As an alternative to SUVs & crossovers the Hyundai i40 shows there are still some truly excellent cars being offered in lower slung form.

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Pan-European mileage register will be vital in the war against clocking

Posted by Michael Rochford on 6 June 2018 in Car Clocking | Comments Off

This week European MEPs have voted in favour of a resolution that would see ‘clocking’ made a fully criminalised action in all EU states.

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