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#Dear Driver

# dear-driver - Monday 8 October, 2018

# dear-driver - Monday 1 October, 2018

4 road hazards to look out for in autumn... and how to avoid them

Learn how to prepare for and avoid these risks.

# dear-driver - Monday 24 September, 2018

Buying second-hand? Know these visual giveaways that can reveal bodywork repairs

Don’t get caught out buying a car that has been in an accident.

# dear-driver - Monday 17 September, 2018

What's the difference between a crossover and an SUV?

And which one suits my needs?

# dear-driver - Monday 10 September, 2018

# dear-driver - Monday 20 August, 2018

How to reduce your car's emissions (and pass the NCT in the process)

Here’s what you can do to make your motor as clean and efficient as possible.

# dear-driver - Monday 13 August, 2018

Help! I'm looking for a small car suitable for just one person

We look at the most compact cars on the market

# dear-driver - Friday 3 August, 2018

What's the difference between L plates and N plates?

Understanding the Irish graduated driving licence system.

# dear-driver - Monday 30 July, 2018

Motoring milestones: How to keep on top of basic car servicing

Car maintenance by the mile.

# dear-driver - Monday 23 July, 2018

Two tips to park like a pro - and save fuel while you're at it

These tips will help you save pennies at the pump.

# dear-driver - Monday 9 July, 2018

Estate or SUV: Which one is right for you?

Or is there an alternative option?

# dear-driver - Monday 2 July, 2018

5 tips to keep your cool behind the wheel in this hot weather

It’s wheely wheely warm.

# dear-driver - Monday 25 June, 2018

# dear-driver - Monday 21 May, 2018

Has your car been recalled? If so, here's what to do

A number of recalls have recently been issued.

# dear-driver - Monday 14 May, 2018

# dear-driver - Monday 30 April, 2018

How long should you keep your child in a rear-facing seat?

Rear facing child seats are deemed to be safer.

# dear-driver - Monday 23 April, 2018

Tired at the wheel? How to spot the driver fatigue danger signs - and what to do next

Avoid driver fatigue with these simple tricks.

# dear-driver - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Here's what a perfect driving position looks like - and how to fix yours

Plus, why it’s time to forget the ‘ten and two’ rule.

# dear-driver - Friday 16 March, 2018

You should always reverse into a parking space - and here's why

Parking like a boss.

# dear-driver - Monday 12 March, 2018

How to deactivate the passenger airbag - and why you might need to

When should you disable the front passenger airbag?

# dear-driver - Monday 5 March, 2018

One litre or two: How big an engine do I really need in my car?

Which is right for you?

# dear-driver - Monday 26 February, 2018

How those pesky dashboard warning lights can affect your car's NCT

We’re here to help you decode them.

# dear-driver - Monday 19 February, 2018

What are those numbers by the side of the motorway and what are they for?

Using Location Reference Markings and Emergency Roadside Telephones.

# dear-driver - Monday 12 February, 2018

12 tips to help reduce back pain whilst driving

Are you sitting comfortably?

# dear-driver - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Everything you need to know about eCall: How your car will soon trigger emergency services automatically

We explain the automated emergency call in-car technology.

# dear-driver - Monday 18 December, 2017

The difference between zebra and pelican crossings: a simpleton's guide

And what to do when approaching them.

# dear-driver - Monday 11 December, 2017

How bad does the weather have to be before you use fog lights?

Know the law to avoid a fine.

# dear-driver - Monday 4 December, 2017

How to drive on a motorway: a numbskull's guide

It’s really not that hard, people.

# dear-driver - Friday 24 November, 2017

13 tips to help you cope with driving in wet weather

Stay safe when travelling in heavy rain.

# dear-driver - Monday 20 November, 2017

Fully charged: 7 tips to protect your car battery this winter

These tips and tricks will keep your battery charged all winter long.

# dear-driver - Monday 16 October, 2017

Here are the best times of year to buy a car

Certain times of the year are better than others.

# dear-driver - Monday 4 September, 2017

Hybrids vs plug-in hybrids - what's the difference and which are cheaper?

Hybrids vs plug-in hybrids - what's the difference and which are cheaper?

We run the numbers to find which variety of hybrid could save you money.

# dear-driver - Monday 28 August, 2017

How can you cut the risk of being injured by your airbag?

Here are some things you can do to reduce your chance of getting hurt if your airbag inflates.

# dear-driver - Monday 21 August, 2017

5 apps that will make city driving less stressful

Find the perfect parking spot and get free coffee with these apps for stress less driving.

# dear-driver - Monday 14 August, 2017

Planning a summer road trip? Here's our pick of the most spacious cars around

Need to take the kitchen sink? These big-booted cars should do the trick.

# dear-driver - Friday 4 August, 2017

8 tips to avoid getting stung when you rent a car abroad

Holiday car hire advice from a penny-pinching pro.

# dear-driver - Monday 31 July, 2017

The 2 car safety features I'd always choose - based on years of motoring

There are a bewildering array of features on the market. Here are the ones I’d choose.

# dear-driver - Monday 24 July, 2017

What is Apple CarPlay and what exactly does it do?

Over 200 models of car now feature Apple CarPlay.

# dear-driver - Monday 3 July, 2017

How buying an ex-demo car could save you money

Ex-demo cars are a great way to buy a nearly new car at a discounted price.

# dear-driver - Monday 29 May, 2017

How the price of a used Volkswagen Golf has rocketed in the last five years

We take a look at how the average price of a used VW Golf changes over time.

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