Kia XCeed
Jan11

Kia XCeed

Kia’s family hatch gets the rugged treatment so Hannah Gordon test drives the new XCeed What is it? Imagine the current Kia Ceed with high heeled welly boots and a trekking rucksack. The XCeed is higher from the ground whilst it still retains hatchback dimensions, it is part of a small crossover market. Who is it aimed at? The sporty compact crossover is aimed at small families or couples, the heightened ride would be an...

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7 Ways to be a Safer Driver in 2020
Dec31

7 Ways to be a Safer Driver in 2020

Instead of  creating a daunting list of New Year’s resolutions you’ll break before the month is through why not resolve to do 7 things that will make our roads safer for you and all road users writes Geraldine Herbert Keep your eyes on the road Distracted drivers are one of  main causes of car accidents so for 2017 avoid anything that takes your eyes off the road and that includes not only talking on your mobile but texting, emailing,...

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Winter Solstice – The Longest Night of the Year
Dec21

Winter Solstice – The Longest Night of the Year

Sunday 22nd is Winter Solstice or the longest night of the year so we have some advice when  driving on the motorway at night writes Geraldine Herbert In London, the shortest day of the year will last 7 hours 49 minutes and 43 seconds so we are likely to spend a lot of time driving in the dark! Driving in the dark can cause fatigue – plan your journey, scheduling at least one stop every two hours. Don’t ignore warning...

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Sing your way home for Christmas
Dec17

Sing your way home for Christmas

It’s that time of year again, so what do you sing along to on the journey home for Christmas. As UK motorist plan to cover an average 100 miles over the festive period we want to know what festive tune do you listen to in your car! Leave a comment in the box below of your favourite Christmas track Some classics include Chris Rea Driving Home for Christmas Band Aid Do They Know it’s Christmas Time Mariah Carey All I Want for Christmas...

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Dec13

Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?

Centuries of superstition have made us dread the day, but is Friday the 13th actually as unlucky as legend would have it? Probably not but for the 1% who won’t dare drive on this day we have some tips writes Geraldine Herbert According to the AA 1% of drivers in Ireland will not venture on the road on Friday the 13th so here are our tips on how to calm your driving nerves Always carry your mobile phone and tell someone what time you...

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The ten safest cars of 2019
Dec12

The ten safest cars of 2019

Do you drive one of the safest cars of 2019? Thatcham Research reveals the 10 safest new drives of 2019, the list features cars with record breaking protection for occupants in the event of a crash and innovative crash avoidance technology The judging criteria takes a variety of factors into account, including: five-star Euro NCAP rating and high overall Euro NCAP testing scores across all categories; potential sales and affordability...

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