New Car Review: Nissan Qashqai 1.3-litre MHEV SV Premium

Starting Price: €32,000 Price as tested: €38,400 GOOD STUFF Much better to drive, better interior quality. BAD STUFF No longer has the segment to itself and some rivals are now better. WHAT IS IT? The Nissan Qashqai is the original of the species. When it was launched in 2007, there wasn’t really anything to match… Continue reading New Car Review: Nissan Qashqai 1.3-litre MHEV SV Premium

Around 1 in 10 motorists admit to taking ‘morning after’ driving risk

According to a recent AA Ireland survey of over 5,000 motorists, around 1 in 10 respondents admitted that in the past year they have driven the day after a night out while possibly still over the legal blood-alcohol limit. In the survey of 5,304 AA customers, respondents were also asked if they have travelled with… Continue reading Around 1 in 10 motorists admit to taking ‘morning after’ driving risk

AA Ireland travel insurance policies explained

When purchasing AA Annual or Single Trip Travel Insurance, there are three different policy options available; Value, Essential or Extra. Depending on the option you choose, the price of your insurance and the level of cover for things such as medical expenses, delayed departure or lost baggage will vary. AA Value Travel Insurance A Value Travel… Continue reading AA Ireland travel insurance policies explained

How to activate a child lock in your car – AA Ireland

If you’re doing the school run, it may be a good idea to become familiar with the child safety locks in your car. Every parent knows that children are prone to becoming restless, particularly when travelling in the back seat. Therefore, it’s best to err on the side of caution and activate the child locks… Continue reading How to activate a child lock in your car – AA Ireland

Climate change: Will we be rewarded or punished if we switch to electric vehicles?

In Ireland, transport accounts for one-fifth of greenhouse gases, and road transport is responsible for 96% of those gas emissions. Therefore, it is important that we act accordingly as Irish citizens, by adjusting our own behaviour to meet the challenges posed by climate change and global warming. But in doing so, will there be repercussions… Continue reading Climate change: Will we be rewarded or punished if we switch to electric vehicles?

New Car Review: Toyota Yaris Cross Adventure

Starting Price: €27,260 Price as tested: €34,140 GOOD STUFF A very likeable entry to a busy segment from one of Ireland’s most trusted brands BAD STUFF The price of the Adventure spec model is starting to get high, maybe stick with a standard Sol version WHAT IS IT? The Toyota Yaris Cross feeds into our… Continue reading New Car Review: Toyota Yaris Cross Adventure

Moving House Checklist during COVID

Moving to a new home is an exciting time but, it involves a lot of effort and planning. There is inevitable stress, especially now as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. We are here to help during this unusual time with our moving house checklist during COVID. There are 4 crucial steps… Continue reading Moving House Checklist during COVID

Five things to consider before buying an Electric Vehicle (EV)

Sales of new electric vehicles rose to over 8% in 2021 according to figures from The SIMI (The Society of the Irish Motor Industry). The Irish Government hopes that by 2030, there will be 1 million electric vehicles on Irish roads.  But what are the things you should consider before moving into an electric vehicle… Continue reading Five things to consider before buying an Electric Vehicle (EV)

AA Ireland’s tips for keeping children safe in cars

Travelling with children has its fair share of challenges, but keeping the tots safe in the car is always the priority. It’s the new year, so why not take some time to check that your car is kitted out with the correct equipment for keeping young passengers safe. Child restraint systems As stated by law,… Continue reading AA Ireland’s tips for keeping children safe in cars