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Tips For Buying A Used Car

Tips For Buying A Used Car, From The RSA

Posted by Michael Rochford on 21 September 2017 in Importing from the UK, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

We saw a great article on used car buying tips from the RSA (Road Safety Authority) recently. The article has some great independent advice so its well worth a read. It’s the sort of stuff that’s worth repeating again and again. So we’ve condensed most of that and added our own slant.

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European Driving Rules: A little homework can keep those holiday blues at bay

Posted by Michael Rochford on 18 July 2017 in Road Safety | Comments Off

We may have a touch of trepidation with taking the wheel of a hire car, or driving your own car on foreign roads and European Driving Rules.

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Towing limits – Knowing your limits.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 May 2017 in Road Safety | Comments Off

  It made for a pretty spectacular sight. I mean, the Airbus A380 is always something of a spectacular sight. Not the prettiest aircraft in history perhaps, but impressively huge, something that you really do think should be too big, by far, to fly. To see one moving around on the ground just emphasises that...

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Car safety rating: Does a poor safety rating mean a car isn’t safe?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 February 2017 in Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

Car safety ratings play a key role. It’s worth paying attention to what the EuroNCAP results say, as their influence assist in saving lives.

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The great winter tyre debate

Posted by Michael Rochford on 12 October 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, News, Road Safety | No comments

Winter tyres are made of a softer compound of rubber that works better in the cold, but when the weather gets warmer, they wear out faster.

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One in four UK imports could have defective tyres

Posted by Michael Rochford on 5 October 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

    When the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union back in June, many of us predicted that Ireland would be immediately swamped by an incoming tide of cheaper car imports, as the value of Sterling plummeted and the extra choice and lower prices of the UK car market suddenly looked that much...

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Motion sickness: Why sick simulators will make for a smoother ride for everyone

Posted by Michael Rochford on 14 September 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Road Safety | No comments

The Motion sickness effect could be reduced if we could turn from computer control to driver control and back again in our vehicles.

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Car maintenance – How can I make my car last?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 14 July 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Car maintenance has a part in the cost of trading-up,a critical number – the gap between the value of your old car & the price of the new one

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Write off – Beware the cut-and-shut…

Posted by Michael Rochford on 21 June 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

A “cut and shut” car is a write off type that simply cuts the good ends off two cars and welds them together and you’ve turned two bad cars into one good one!

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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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