Learner or first time owner? Car insurance explained.

You’ve got the theory test, the learner permit, the lessons, picked out your first car – now it’s time to get your own car insurance policy. While the process can feel like a mystery or a learning curve, it doesn’t have to be. Here’s our guide to what you need and what the options mean.… Continue reading Learner or first time owner? Car insurance explained.

Vehicle adaptation – what’s available for drivers or passengers with disabilities?

A wheelchair accessible Volkswagen Caddy. Photo: Motability Ireland

There have never been so many ways to adapt vehicles for drivers and passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility. From specially adapted vehicles with different controls for drivers, to wheelchair accessible vehicles with or without lifts, there are more options than ever. However, choosing the right vehicle and the right adaptation can seem daunting, and… Continue reading Vehicle adaptation – what’s available for drivers or passengers with disabilities?

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

What are the new variable speed limits on the M50? AA Ireland

Image: TII, from M50 Digital Signs Video 01

Updated 4/10/21 What’s changing on the M50? What does variable speed limits mean? The M50’s new dynamic traffic management system is being rolled out from October 2021, as part of the eMOS programme (Enhancing Motorway Operation Services). As a driver, the main thing you’ll see are a new set of overhead digital signs for variable… Continue reading What are the new variable speed limits on the M50? AA Ireland

Thinking of converting a campervan? Here’s what you need to know – AA Ireland

The campervan craze is sweeping the nation. Don’t just take my word for it, look at social media. Every second person is travelling around the country in their cool van, enjoying the comfort of their own kitchens and beds, while also enjoying the wild outdoors. If you’re on a budget and aren’t willing to invest… Continue reading Thinking of converting a campervan? Here’s what you need to know – AA Ireland

From speed limits to diamond symbols – your Motorway FAQs answered

Do you know what the numbers at the side of the motorway are, or what the little diamonds along the M50 are about? Ireland’s motorway network has come a long way since the first stretch of the M7 opened in Naas in 1983, but it’s growing and changing all the time, with the addition of… Continue reading From speed limits to diamond symbols – your Motorway FAQs answered

4 things to do before you call for First Time Buyer Home Insurance – AA Ireland

In the excitement of buying a new home, buying home insurance might not be the sexiest thing on the to-do list, but our call agents tell us that when people do call in a panic, they really don’t know what they are asking for. We spoke to Sarah Gleeson from our Home Insurance Team and… Continue reading 4 things to do before you call for First Time Buyer Home Insurance – AA Ireland

Considering an EV? Here’s what you need to know. AA Ireland

Making the move to EV can be daunting. Ireland has never registered as many new EVs as this year, but they’re still reasonably rare on the roads and many of us are still unfamiliar with them. The most common concerns are around range and battery life: how far will you be able to travel on… Continue reading Considering an EV? Here’s what you need to know. AA Ireland

Making the switch: how easy is it to swap to an electric car? AA Ireland

Electric vehicles (EVs) have never been more popular in Ireland. Up to the middle of August, 6,449 new fully electric cars have been registered in Ireland in 2021, more than double the number in the same period in 2020 and 2019. That’s along with 2,026 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles and 15,247 hybrid vehicles . Newly… Continue reading Making the switch: how easy is it to swap to an electric car? AA Ireland

Safety On The Road After Lockdown

Following months of travel restrictions, it’s likely you haven’t made very many long car trips in the past while. Now that intercounty travel has resumed, it’s a good time to carry out a few car safety checks to ensure that everything’s running as it should be. This handy blog will cover some essential checks and… Continue reading Safety On The Road After Lockdown