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

New Car Review: DS3 Crossback Elegance E-TENSE

DS3 Starting Price: €28,990 Price as tested: €38,949 GOOD STUFF Stylish design, good EV powertrain with a consistent range. BAD STUFF Small infotainment screen, cramped rear legroom, price. WHAT IS IT? The DS3 Crossback marks the French brand’s (they are the premium version of Citroën) return to Ireland (alongside the larger DS7) and this time… Continue reading New Car Review: DS3 Crossback Elegance E-TENSE

New Car Review: Audi Q5 2.0-litre TFSI TDI S-Line – AA Ireland

Audi Q5 Starting Price: €56,975 Price as tested: €70,402 GOOD STUFF  Gorgeous looks, stunning interior, massive competency. BAD STUFF Price can get saucy when you start ticking options boxes. Rear legroom not great for adults. WHAT IS IT? The Audi Q5 SUV has been one of the best-selling SUVs in the premium segment in Europe for… Continue reading New Car Review: Audi Q5 2.0-litre TFSI TDI S-Line – AA Ireland

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

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

How To Improve Your Fuel Efficiency

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There are lots of things you can do as a driver to reduce your fuel consumption – and lighten the load on your wallet! How To Reduce Your Fuel Consumption? Accelerate Gently The harder you accelerate, the more fuel you use. Use your right foot lightly to move off and get up to speed, and… Continue reading How To Improve Your Fuel Efficiency

AA Ireland offers advice to owners of flooded vehicles

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

Take care when loading up this bank holiday!

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!