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Nervous Whilst Driving In Winter? Not Any More.

Nervous Whilst Driving In Winter? Not Any More.

Admin January 4, 2012 0

Rally School Ireland are running their First Time Winter Driver Experience from now until the 31st March. The vehicles they use are BMW 5 and 3 series as well as MINI Coopers, all of which are available

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Motoring Tips in Fog

Motoring Tips in Fog

Admin November 9, 2011 0

Slow down and increase the distance from the vehicle in front Use dipped headlights and front and rear fog lights, if fitted Remember to switch off fog lights when visibility improves Keep a sharp

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Motoring Tips In Flooding

Motoring Tips In Flooding

Admin November 9, 2011 0

Slow down – do not drive at speed into floodwater – there may be a pothole or debris concealed in the water or your vehicle may aquaplane leading to loss of control Before you drive through

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Motoring Tips In Strong Wind

Motoring Tips In Strong Wind

Admin November 9, 2011 0

Slow down and increase the distance from the vehicle in front If driving a high-sided vehicle be prepared, when approaching exposed sections of roadway, for the impact of the wind on the steering dynamics of the

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If Your Vehicle Begins To Skid

If Your Vehicle Begins To Skid

Admin November 9, 2011 0

Identify the cause – it is either; too much braking, too much steering, too much acceleration or a combination of these. Remove the cause – gently and smoothly Avoid over-correction with too much steering, be

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Motoring Tips In Snow and Ice

Motoring Tips In Snow and Ice

Admin November 9, 2011 0

Clear your windows, mirrors and lights before you set out – do not use hot water on the windscreen as it can crack the glass Ensure your vehicle is clear of snow including the roof

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Be Prepared

Be Prepared

Admin November 9, 2011 0

In prolonged icy or snowy driving conditions it is advisable to carry a fully charged mobile phone and have the following in the boot of the car.   High Visibility Vest Tow rope A

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Is Your Vehicle Winter-Ready?

Is Your Vehicle Winter-Ready?

Admin November 9, 2011 0

Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual and find out if it has any safety assist technology e.g. ABS Get your vehicle serviced to ensure it is fit and safe Carry out regular checks on the vehicle

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Is Your Winter Journey Absolutely Necessary?

Is Your Winter Journey Absolutely Necessary?

Admin November 9, 2011 0

In extreme weather conditions you should ask yourself if making a journey by road is absolutely necessary.   You might consider delaying your trip until the weather and road conditions improve or use public transport where

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The Basics

The Basics

Admin November 8, 2011 0

There are many vehicle standards which must be met by law, in order for a car to be deemed road worthy. It is your responsibility to ensure that these following standards are maintained and

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