Everything you need to know about car tyres for safe winter driving – AA Ireland

Four small patches of rubber each about the size of your hand are the only parts of the car in touch with the road. So as we approach winter, having the right tyres in good condition and correctly inflated is very important for your safety. Regular checks and maintenance help to make tyres last longer,… Continue reading Everything you need to know about car tyres for safe winter driving – AA Ireland

Which lane, which indicator – how to use roundabouts. AA Ireland

Walkinstown, Dunkettle, Polestar, Bundle of Sticks, Browne… The roundabout is a common feature on Irish roads, and sometimes it feels like every driver has a pet roundabout that they just hate. Roundabouts, or “gyratory circuses” as they were once known (yes, really), are generally installed to make a junction safer and keep traffic flowing. They… Continue reading Which lane, which indicator – how to use roundabouts. AA Ireland

5 Essential Back to School Car Checks

‘Back to School’ season is officially upon us. With the end of the summer holidays and all children now returning to school, many of us will see our morning travel patterns change slightly. While you may be busy coping with children desperately trying to avoid the fact that they’ll soon be back in the classroom,… Continue reading 5 Essential Back to School Car Checks

How To Stay Safe If You Break Down on a Motorway

No-one wants their journey interrupted by a breakdown on any road, but especially not on a motorway. While motorways are the safest roads we have in Ireland, the hard shoulder is one of the most dangerous areas on any road. Motorway hard shoulders are for emergency use only. You should only stop if it is… Continue reading How To Stay Safe If You Break Down on a Motorway

How To Avoid a Flat Car Battery

Flat batteries are the most common cause of a breakdown at any time of year, but particularly so in winter says AA Rescue. Flat batteries account for nearly 25 per cent of breakdowns in Ireland, according to the findings of our most recent Annual Breakdown Review. AA Rescue reports that a breakdown in batteries can… Continue reading How To Avoid a Flat Car Battery

Staying Safe on the Road During Winter

Driving during the winter season can be more challenging than at any other time the year as weather conditions can change drastically over the course of a single day. The combination of changing weather, reduced daylight and the increased risk of fatigue kicking in during the pre and post-work commute (for those who must travel… Continue reading Staying Safe on the Road During Winter

Roadwatch Recommends: Top spots to Camp and Glamp in Ireland

Written by Cathal Minogue It’s quite easy to head on a very affordable staycation if camping is your thing. Don’t worry if Electric Picnic or All Together Now are your ideas of camping, this is a tad bit different – not as rough and ready, not as loud, and more often than not, a whole… Continue reading Roadwatch Recommends: Top spots to Camp and Glamp in Ireland