AA Rescue Warns Motorists to Check Batteries as Temperatures Dip

Motorists are being advised to check their car batteries and carry out a general car check as weather conditions take a turn for the worst this winter. AA Rescue, a leading breakdown assistance provider, experienced one of its busiest days of 2017 on Monday, 13 November, after a dip in temperatures resulted in a spike in breakdowns […]

Motorists Warned of Hallowe’en Driving Dangers

In advance of the October Bank Holiday weekend and Hallowe’en, AA Ireland is warning motorists to exercise additional caution while driving as conditions worsen over the coming weeks. While there is little risk of significant weather events currently, the changing of the clocks and the start of the winter season represent an increasingly dangerous period […]

AA Warns Motorists to Slow Down As Hurricane Ophelia Looms

AA Ireland is advising motorists to prepare for hazardous driving conditions in the coming days, after Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow Weather Warning as high winds and heavy rain are expected in the coming days as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia pass close to Ireland on Monday. The weather warning will remain in place from 06:00 on Monday, 16 […]

Increased Tax On Motor Fuel Would Damage Ireland – IPIA

The companies who import and distribute petrol and diesel have written to the Minister for Finance urging him resist attempts to increase excise on motor fuels as this would damage our competitiveness and hit rural Ireland particularly hard. The Department of Finance Tax Strategy Group has pointed out that excise rates on petrol and diesel […]

Majority Of Motorists Support Increased Electric Car Investment

Over 70% of motorists at least partially support increased government investment in electronic vehicle charging points across the country. 41% strongly agree that investment in charging points across Ireland should be a key government priority; 33.33% somewhat agree. The majority of motorists support increased investment in electric car technology according to recent research from AA […]

Men More Confident When it Comes To Car Maintenance, AA Survey Finds

Just 46.73% of motorists describe themselves as “very confident” in their ability to change a tyre if needed, while 42% are very confident when it comes to checking or changing their oil. 77% of men “very confident” when it comes to carrying out a tyre change; just 17.5% of women very confident in their ability […]

30% Of Motorists Likely To Go Electric When Next Changing Car

1 in 10 motorists state they are “very likely” to purchase a hybrid or fully electric vehicle when they next change their car; further 19.84% state they are somewhat likely Lack of charging facilities and doubts over effective mileage range main concerns among those unlikely to switch to a hybrid/electric vehicle. AA Rescue continues investment […]

Over 60% Of Motorists Have Seen Cost Of Insurance Increase By At Least 15%

AA Motor Insurance survey finds that 3 in 5 motorists have seen their premiums jump by at least 15% compared to their renewal in the previous year. Almost 14% of motorists have seen no increase or a reduction in their premiums. AA advises motorists that shopping around vital to getting the best deal. Over 64% […]

70% Of Motorists Supportive Of New Drink Driving Proposals – AA Ireland

Almost 70% of motorists are supportive of the proposed changes to the Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty-Drink Driving) Bill 2017, according to an AA Motor Insurance survey. The survey, which was conducted in April 2017, found that 47.36% of the 3,000 participants were very supportive of Shane Ross’ proposals. Another 21% of respondents said that they […]

AA Urges Motorists to Exercise Additional Caution Over June Bank Holiday

With an increase in the number of motorists on Irish roads expected over the coming days, the AA is calling on motorists to exercise additional caution when driving as traffic levels are expected to increase. In addition to typical bank holiday traffic, AA Roadwatch is advising that traffic levels are likely to increase in popular […]

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