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

What happens when you drive on a wet road?

By Fiona Frawley When you live in Ireland, “mind the road” isn’t just something you say when people leave the house, it’s a way of life. You never know what kind of road conditions might be thrown at you, but you can pretty much guarantee an aul rain shower no matter what time of year… Continue reading What happens when you drive on a wet road?

Navigating surface water and flooding: The AA Roadwatch Guide

If you’re a regular listener of our traffic bulletins on the radio, you’ll have heard us dishing out advice for all manner of weather conditions that our unpredictable little island likes to throw at us. Rain, wind, snow, ice and even the glare from the sun can all cause issues for motorists. In general, when… Continue reading Navigating surface water and flooding: The AA Roadwatch Guide

How To Drive Safely In Snow Or Hail

By Kieran Hanley Driving in hail or snow can be one of the most challenging parts of travelling in wintry conditions. If you do need to make essential journeys in adverse weather conditions, you can make your journey safer by following these tips. Be Prepared Safety on the road starts before you even begin your… Continue reading How To Drive Safely In Snow Or Hail

AA Roadwatch’s guide to driving in icy conditions

By Kieran Hanley During the winter season, driving conditions can be much more challenging due to the colder weather. Icy road conditions are a common sight in the winter months, and can be a nasty surprise if you’re not prepared. If you must make essential journeys on icy roads, here are a few tips to… Continue reading AA Roadwatch’s guide to driving in icy conditions

How To Drive in Heavy Rains – AA Ireland

The weather in Ireland is unpredictable and so heavy rain is always a possibility. If you are travelling and flooding does occur, the best bet is to avoid badly affected routes if possible. Reduce your speed and double the distance between you and the car in front. Separately, check out some tips from our AA… Continue reading How To Drive in Heavy Rains – AA Ireland

Christmas shopping in Northern Ireland – the AA Roadwatch guide

Belfast Christmas Market

Over the coming weeks, thousands of Irish bargain-hunters are likely to make the trip to Northern Ireland to do their Christmas shopping. With the pound remaining weak as the UK gets to grips with Brexit, just over one in 10 respondents to our 2018 AA membership poll said they intended on doing just that this year. The… Continue reading Christmas shopping in Northern Ireland – the AA Roadwatch guide

Your AA winter motoring checklist

You’re more likely to break down in bad weather. There’s more risk of delays too, but not necessarily in the way you’d expect. If vehicles ahead lose control – a jack-knifed lorry for example – you won’t be able to get through, no matter how well equipped your car is with winter tyres or chains. … Continue reading Your AA winter motoring checklist

Back to work means busiest day of the year for Car Breakdowns

With the New Year barely three days old AA Rescue is reporting that it has probably already had its busiest morning of 2017: the first day back for the bulk of the Irish workforce.The January return is often the single busiest day of the whole calendar year for car breakdowns as cars that have been… Continue reading Back to work means busiest day of the year for Car Breakdowns

Fog Lights: 80% of Motorists View Under-Use as Major Issue

Improper use of fog lights by other road users is a key concern of motorists during the winter period, with over 80% holding the view that fog lights are under used by other drivers – research carried out by AA Ireland has found. In an AA Motor Insurance Survey of over 9,000 people, 46.75% of… Continue reading Fog Lights: 80% of Motorists View Under-Use as Major Issue