Electric car 1 RAV 4EV electric badge

Cautious welcome for electric car charging investment

Posted by Michael Rochford on 13 December 2018 in Electric Cars | Comments Off

Government’s stated strategy is to to put 500,000 Electric cars on Irish roads & achieve a ban on new sales of non battery powered by 2030.

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christmas driving

Most Popular Christmas Driving Songs In Ireland

Posted by Michael Rochford on 4 December 2018 in Featured, News | Comments Off

The weekend before Christmas, around 40% of people in Ireland expect to drive over 20 miles homeward bound, as they finish work and indulge in last-minute shopping. Luckily, turn on the radio and a Christmas song will never be more than a few seconds away, to keep the festive cheer brimming over! So, in the festive spirit, Motorcheck surveyed 1000 people, asking ‘Which Christmas driving song do you love the most?’ Can you predict the most popular answer in Ireland and do you agree?

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Dacia Sandero 2018 1 Brown side and front view by water

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Dacia Sandero

Posted by Michael Rochford on 28 November 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

The Dacia Sandero has been quietly providing cheap, no-frills motoring at a temptingly low price. Is it worth a punt on the 2nd hand market?

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In-car data 1 SKODA Connect infotainment display

Dangers of in-car data

Posted by Michael Rochford on 15 November 2018 in New Cars | Comments Off

Worryingly the cyber-security world warns it has already found ways, using in-car data, to access the door locks & ignitions of cars.

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Mazda 6 1 Red front and side image driving on a road

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Mazda 6

Posted by Michael Rochford on 31 October 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

Mazda, the Mazda 6 included, has a terrific reputation for reliability & solidity that brings into contention with the German sports saloons

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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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