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#motoring advice

# motoring-advice - Monday 8 October, 2018

7 new family cars coming to Ireland for 2019

Our picks from the Paris Motor Show, from a new-old Toyota to a Mercedes SUV. (And the new Suzuki Jimny.)

# motoring-advice - Monday 1 October, 2018

3 essential tune-ups every car owner should do every year (that'll save you money)

You don’t have to be a mechanic to know what needs doing. We asked the experts for the essentials.

# motoring-advice - 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.

The 8 best family crossovers under €30k you can buy right now

For many families, crossovers are the new hatchback. Here we round up the best of the market.

# motoring-advice - Monday 17 September, 2018

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

And which one suits my needs?

Quiz: How well do you really know your dashboard warning lights?

Buckle up – we’re going to tell you.

# motoring-advice - Monday 3 September, 2018

How the UK 'diesel dump' is impacting Ireland (and what it means for your car's resale value)

Plus, how to protect yourself if you’re buying a private import.

These are 10 of Ireland's most popular imported cars of 2018 so far

Highlights from the DoneDeal Motor Industry Review.

# motoring-advice - 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.

# motoring-advice - 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

# motoring-advice - Friday 3 August, 2018

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

Understanding the Irish graduated driving licence system.

The 5 best family cars under €30k you can buy right now

Whether you’re looking for an SUV, estate, saloon, hatchback or crossover, we’ve got you covered.

# motoring-advice - Monday 16 July, 2018

Is it more efficient to open your window, or switch on the air-con?

We answer those burning motoring questions.

# motoring-advice - Monday 9 July, 2018

Estate or SUV: Which one is right for you?

Or is there an alternative option?

# motoring-advice - Monday 2 July, 2018

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

It’s wheely wheely warm.

# motoring-advice - Monday 25 June, 2018

# motoring-advice - Monday 21 May, 2018

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

A number of recalls have recently been issued.

# motoring-advice - Monday 16 April, 2018

6 tips to reduce the nerves and increase confidence behind the wheel

Repeat after me: “I am a strong, confident, driver”.

# motoring-advice - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Getting a new car? Here's how you can make the most of it by 'breaking it in'

Top tips for running-in your new car.

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.

# motoring-advice - Monday 11 December, 2017

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

Know the law to avoid a fine.

# motoring-advice - 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.

# motoring-advice - Monday 13 November, 2017

7 things you can do now to protect your car's exterior all winter long

Don’t let your precious motor fall foul of frost, wind and rain.

5 of the most common NCT failures (and how to prevent against them)

These essential pre-test checks could save you time and money.

# motoring-advice - Friday 27 October, 2017

From air-con to massage seats: Which optional extras on a car are worth paying for?

Not all options are a wise investment.

# motoring-advice - Monday 23 October, 2017

How do short journeys affect diesel particulate filters?

Keep the Diesel Particulate Filter working properly with these tips.

# motoring-advice - Monday 16 October, 2017

Here are the best times of year to buy a car

Certain times of the year are better than others.

# motoring-advice - Monday 21 August, 2017

6 ways to cut the cost of the school run

Getting in the car costs money. Here’s how to lessen the load.

# motoring-advice - Monday 30 January, 2017

To stop or not to stop? Here's what to do if you see an accident

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

# motoring-advice - Monday 23 January, 2017

Dear Driver: What do I need to know when buying child seats?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

# motoring-advice - Monday 9 January, 2017

Which car brands offer the best (and worst) warranties in Ireland?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

# motoring-advice - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

What counts as 'good' MPG nowadays?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

# motoring-advice - Monday 19 December, 2016

What are pretensioner seatbelts and are they better than normal seatbelts?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

Essential tips to destress and stay sane while driving home for Christmas

Be cool as a cucumber even when you are top to toe in tailbacks.

# motoring-advice - Monday 5 December, 2016

Are xenon headlights really better than halogen ones?

We shed some light on this subject.

# motoring-advice - Friday 28 October, 2016

Can you get all the way from Dublin to Cork in an electric car?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

# motoring-advice - Monday 24 October, 2016

Dear Driver: Should I worry about my car's timing belt?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

# motoring-advice - Monday 17 October, 2016

Dear Driver: How can I tell when my car is due its NCT?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

# motoring-advice - Monday 3 October, 2016

Dear Driver: When should I let my child go in the front seat?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

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