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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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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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Is a diesel scrappage scheme next?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 15 February 2017 in Featured, Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Used Cars | Comments Off

Incentives such as a diesel scrappage scheme may figure in the thinking of politicians, due to concerns over air pollution & public health.

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Autonomous cars – should we just sit back and enjoy the view?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 21 December 2016 in Featured, New Cars, News | Comments Off

Some experts on autonomous cars say may take years for autonomous cars to become prevalent, but it’s worth starting preparations now.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Volkswagen Jetta

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

The Volkswagen Jetta’s trump card is its refinement, built on the old Golf chassis that brings more resistance to tyre & road noise.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Lexus IS

Posted by Michael Rochford on 3 November 2016 in Featured, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The Lexus IS has great steering & is incredibly smooth, so much so you’ll be inclined to check the ignition as you just can’t hear it idling.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Ford Kuga

Posted by Michael Rochford on 28 September 2016 in Featured, Motorcheck Mechanic, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

    Years built: 2008 to 2012     Bodystyles: Five door crossover SUV       What is it?   Ford is in the midst of re-inventing itself as a maker of SUVs for Europe, just as it has long since done in the United States. We already have the diminutive EcoSport and the...

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Volkswagen Touareg

Posted by Michael Rochford on 20 September 2016 in Featured, Motorcheck Mechanic, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The Volkswagen Touareg, while not cheap, is a great cost effective alternative to the Porsche Cayenne, an Audi Q7, even a Bentley Bentayga.

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Potholes are the dark secrets lurking in a car’s history

Posted by Michael Rochford on 7 June 2016 in Featured, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Potholes & unrepaired verges are emblematic of our crumbling road infrastructure with many of our minor & major roads in a parlous state.

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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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