Santa is not the only one who can’t afford a breakdown on Christmas morning. Every year the AA helps motorists whose cars threaten to ruin the day. “Of course the roads are very busy in the run-up to Christmas but you would be surprised how many people are on the move on the day itself.”… Continue reading AA Patrols will be fixing cars on Christmas Day
Advice from AA Patrols on driving in Fog: Use your dipped headlights at all times plus your windscreen wipers and demisters. Familiarize yourself with your front and rear fog lights. Know how to switch them on and off and use them only when appropriate. Beware of other drivers not using headlights.
Following spells of localized flooding and excess surface water, AA Rescue who have been particularly busy in Cork this morning, is advising motorists whose vehicles have been partially or fully submerged in flood water to check their vehicles for signs of damage. “It was a hideous morning in Cork and from early on we were… Continue reading AA Ireland offers advice to owners of flooded vehicles
AA Patrols who are preparing for up to 1,500 breakdown call outs over the weekend and who report a marked year on year increase in motorway breakdowns, are reminding those who will be driving with an extra load this bank holiday to make sure it’s securely fastened. They’re also advising drivers to adjust their tyre… Continue reading Take care when loading up this bank holiday!
As Ireland gets used to having a Motorway network, the AA is getting used to rescuing cars on it. Motorway breakdowns have increased by 10% in the last year, and running out of fuel is a serious problem.
The six year old son of one of our AA Members drew Patrol John Mitchell this lovely picture of his patrol van. Just as John was packing up to go the child walked over as proud as punch to give him the drawing! Another satisfied AA customer! lol!
A picture of this amazing AA Patrol Van cake was tweeted to our Roadwatch crew over the weekend! We love it! Fantastic level of details and we bet it tasted good too!
Our tip of the day – keep your eyes peeled for obstructions when reversing! One Member our Patrol Paddy Finn (pictured) attended to last week drove for over a mile with a huge chunk of granite wedged under the car! Back at the garage, the lump of granite weighed in at no less than 44kg!
Opening up the debate of whether to stop and help or to prioritize personal safety, AA Rescue has today published results of a contentious poll question which asks drivers whether or not they would kick into “good Samaritan mode” or simply keep driving if they came across a stranded motorist. The poll question which specifically… Continue reading Donegal drivers most likely to pull in and help stranded motorists
“Last Christmas Day, the lowest December air temperature ever in Ireland was measured as -17.5°C at Straide, Co. Mayo” says Aoife Carragher, Head of AA Roadwatch. “This year temperatures are expected to hover around a balmy 10°C for the big day, and while motorists will be much more confident as they set out on their… Continue reading Patience and care encouraged during holiday exodus