Motor Industry Low Risk High Value For Re-Opening

New car registrations for February were up 6.93% (13,834) when compared to February 2020 (12,937). Registrations year to date are down 10.6% (38,986) on the same period last year (43,587). Light Commercials vehicles (LCV) are up 53.05% (3,315) compared to February last year (2,166) and year to date are up 6.73% (8,339). HGV (Heavy Goods […]

10 Tips For Driving in Snow and Ice- from Roscrea Race Driver Nicole Drought

1. If you know there is bad weather coming, check your tyre conditions and make sure the pressures are correct- most tyre centres will do this free of charge. Also ensure you have enough windscreen washer fluid and have an additive too to stop it freezing. 2. Unless you need to drive- don’t. This might […]

Ten tips for driving in snow and icy conditions from Carzone

This week, temperatures are predicted to drop across the country with snow and ice forecasted in the coming days. Motorists will be encouraged to drive with caution as these weather conditions can be unsettling, dangerous, and hazardous. Preparation, patience, and practicality are key when it comes to driving in snow, frost, ice, and other winter […]

Electric Cars in Ireland: Flaws & All

The automotive sector has been rapidly moving on its path to electrification. While there have been plenty of hybrid car models, they are being increasingly joined by several electric car alternatives.    However, not everyone is still sure about these cars and people look at them with a lot of doubt and suspicion. Therefore, it […]

Almost Half Of Motorists Stopped At Garda Checkpoint In Past 30 Days

Over 45% of Irish motorists have encountered a Garda checkpoint within the past month according to a recent survey, as efforts to police COVID-19 restrictions have been ramped up. According to a recent survey of over 6,000 Irish motorists undertaken by AA Ireland, 45.41% of respondents stated they had been stopped at a checkpoint within […]

Fuel Prices Rise on Crude Oil Surge

A surge in crude oil prices has led to an increase of approximately 2c in the average cost of a litre of fuel in Ireland. According to the AA’s latest fuel price study, the cost of a litre of petrol, has increased by 2.6c to a current rate of 129.9c on average – up from […]

Nicole Drought Joins BTCC Pit Crew at Brands Hatch

Irish Britcar racer Nicole Drought travels to Brands Hatch this weekend to join the AmD Motorsport team for the final weekend of the hugely popular British Touring Car (BTCC) series. Having made her UK racing debut this year with the Valluga team in the Britcar Endurance Championship, the Irish woman is keen to continue her […]

Almost half of Irish motorists intend on using car financing to purchase their next car

Carzone examines attitudes towards car finance options among consumers   Key findings Nearly half (47%) of Irish motorists intend on using car finance to purchase their next car 42% of drivers under the age of 25 do not have a good understanding of car finance 30% of motorists feel that monthly cost is the most […]

Budget implications for the Motor Industry

Budget 2021, announced this afternoon by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath contains a number of measures specific to motoring: With the full implementation of the new emissions testing system, WLTP, from January next a new structure of rates and bands for VRT and motor tax. This […]

Young Drivers Struggling To Meet Costs Of Getting On The Road

Almost 60% of people in Ireland believe that delays in tackling insurance reform are making it more difficult for young people to get on the road, a new survey has found. In response to a survey of over 7,000 people undertaken by AA Car Insurance, almost 6 in 10 respondents (57.92%) stated they strongly believe […]

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