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- Dealing with car accidents on the motorway
Collisions are an occasional occurrence on the motorways around Ireland, yet when they happen they can be both serious and highly disruptive. Knowing what to do if you are involved in an accident in any situation is very important.
- Merging onto a Main Road/Motorway
So you have just bought your first car, passed your test and received your car insurance for young drivers. Merging onto a main road or motorway can be a cause of concern for both new drivers and the experienced, however, if you have never done it before it really can be a daunting task. There are a number of things you can do to ensure that you join a main road or motorway safely.
- Maintaining petrol levels in your car
Cars inevitably come with costs such as car insurance costs, tax and National Car Test (NCT) and with petrol prices hovering around the 169.9c per litre mark in April, drivers in Ireland could be forgiven for putting off filling the tank. Nonetheless, driving with low petrol levels can lead to high stress levels as you worry about breaking down. It can cause a smell of petrol in your car as the engine searches for fuel, or indeed damage to the engine in the long run. There are some things you can do to avoid the potential inconvenience of running dry.
- Tips for dealing with wear and tear of your vehicle
New car purchases were down from a height of 186,540 in 2007 to 89,896 in 2011, according to figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry. People in Ireland, today, are driving older cars than they were at the height of the boom.
- Going for your National Car Test (NCT)
The introduction of the National Car Test (National Car Test (NCT)) in 2000 has led to safer, more reliable cars on roads throughout Ireland. The National Car Test (NCT) has helped reduce air and noise pollution, and has offered drivers the opportunity to obtain lower car insurance quotes.