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

7 New Year’s Resolutions to make 2022 a safer year for driving – AA Ireland

While many of us focus on ideas like getting fitter when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, the start of a new year can be a great time to make some changes to your driving to ensure a safe 2022 on the roads. Here are some tips to drive safely and avoid any mishaps on… Continue reading 7 New Year’s Resolutions to make 2022 a safer year for driving – AA Ireland

AA Ireland’s tips for de-frosting your car

It’s the moment we all dread: you’re already late, rushing out the door, tripping over kids and dogs and then you see it – a smooth crystal sheen across the windscreen. Maybe it’s condensation. You brace yourself and tentatively drag a finger across. No. Frost. Anything but frost. You start to wonder how this morning… Continue reading AA Ireland’s tips for de-frosting your car

AA Ireland urges motorists to carry out vehicle checks after Storm Barra

On the heels of Storm Barra, AA Ireland is urging motorists to ensure their car is well prepared for winter and that they have a plan in place in the event of a car breakdown. With further unsettled conditions possible over the coming weeks, the AA is urging motorists to carry out a basic car… Continue reading AA Ireland urges motorists to carry out vehicle checks after Storm Barra

Top 12 driving myths busted by AA Ireland

Too many of us take our driving licences for granted, especially once we have been on the road for a while. So naturally there is no shortage of myths flying around – whether online or by word of mouth – on all aspects of driving, vehicle maintenance and road safety. Some are plain silly, others… Continue reading Top 12 driving myths busted by AA Ireland

12 Vital Checks To Get Your Car Winter Ready

Winter can be a trying time for motorists. Once the dark evenings, cold temperatures and stormy weather are upon us, we are much more likely to suffer a car breakdown. Storms can bring down trees while crashes are much more common, and wet weather can cause traffic congestion by itself, as motorists wisely heed advice… Continue reading 12 Vital Checks To Get Your Car Winter Ready

New Car Review: CUPRA Formentor VZ e-HYBRID

Starting Price: €54,950 Price as tested: €58,457 GOOD STUFF Stunning looks, gorgeous cabin, potent powertrain BAD STUFF Battery needs to be topped up to make sense as a purchase WHAT IS IT? The CUPRA Formentor VW e-HYBRID is the Spanish brand’s (CUPRA are closely related to SEAT if you didn’t know) flagship Plug-in Hybrid Electric… Continue reading New Car Review: CUPRA Formentor VZ e-HYBRID

How to prevent chimney fires at home – AA Ireland

As winter approaches, we will welcome more nights in tucked up beside a cosy fire. However, it is vital that you ensure your chimney is clean, to avoid it catching fire and causing havoc to your home. To help keep your home and family safe while staying warm, our AA Home Insurance team have put… Continue reading How to prevent chimney fires at home – AA Ireland

3 in 5 drivers “never” use their phone while driving – AA Ireland

By Anna Cullen and Lauren Beehan Most drivers never use their phone handheld while driving, but half think that phone use by others is getting worse. Those are the findings of a recent poll of 2,617 motorists by AA Ireland. Around half of motorists (48.2%) said the overall problem of phone use while driving has got… Continue reading 3 in 5 drivers “never” use their phone while driving – AA Ireland

New Car Review: Audi Q5 Sportback 35 TDI S Line

Q5 Sportback Starting Price: €60,220 Price as tested: €69,363 GOOD STUFF Beautiful styling, amazing quality finish inside and out, frugal diesel engine BAD STUFF €3,000 more for pretty much the same car – €10,000 more than an A4 Avant. WHAT IS IT? The Q5 Sportback is what Audi call a CUV – or Crossover Utility Vehicle… Continue reading New Car Review: Audi Q5 Sportback 35 TDI S Line