Motorists must drive safe due to icy driving conditions.
Since the start of spring we haven’t seen much sunshine. The weather has been cold, recently we have had snow come and go and driving conditions haven’t been the best.
Last week snow, sleet and hail fell across the country and we might be due more next week. With temperatures looking to drop below zero, AA Roadwatch are warning drivers.
Authorities have warned of dangerous driving conditions in part of the north west, the west and the midlands. Many areas have roads with left over ice and snow so drivers must be aware of the driving conditions and take caution.
There have already been a number of crashes due to the icy roads. Including one at junction 17 Athenry, another in the N65 between Loughrea and the motorway, one on the N4 in Carrick-on-Shannon and two incidents in Tipperary.
Starting a new career as a taxi driver. People in Dublin are known for relying on taxi’s to get from one place to another. Therefore drivers are always looking to get involved in the taxi industry.
Whether your a taxi driver looking for the late night party clients or the running late for work clients, be sure to follow the right steps.
New Ireland Motors are experts in renting taxi’s with over 40 years experience in the taxi industry. So here are our top tips on becoming a taxi driver.
Study and Prepare
It may seem obvious but before booking your SPSV entry test be ready. There are many online training courses and books you can buy that will give you everything you need to know for the test. You will need your PPS number and a full Irish drivers license or driving licence from another EU, EEA or other recognised state. The test costs €90 [...]
Take precautions and drive safe late at night. Driving safe on the road is becoming more difficult as the number of vehicles driving late at night increase.
With more people driving to work in the early morning and back home late at night, driving safe is more important than ever as there are more cars on the road than ever.
The average working person now spends approximately seven hours and 50 minutes traveling every week. This is according to the CSO’s National Travel Survey, which travel patterns across Ireland. So be sure you are driving safe in the dark.
Driving in the dark is already more difficult [...]
New Ireland Motors wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We hope drivers are extra safe on the roads and avoid any crash repairs over the festive season.
Roads become more dangerous during the winter period due to rain and snow. The icy ground causes huge amount of accidents on back roads and main roads. Leading to high volume of crash repairs. Please prepare yourself and be cautious during turns and on roundabouts.
Even Santa’s sleigh has gotten a full service here at New Ireland Motors to prepare for any storm coming his way.
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Car servicing is key to being winter ready. Having your car servicing done before the winter is vital if you want to avoid high cost damages. New Ireland Motors provide quality car servicing but here are some of the reasons why it is important to prepare your car for winter.
1. Avoid engine trouble.
Oil tends to thicken as it gets colder, and if it’s too thick it won’t do the best job of keeping your engine lubricated. This causes numerous car break downs during the Christmas period. To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, get an oil service. Each car requires [...]
Our latest Project came in the form of a low mileage 1998 Porsche Boxter | Car Repair Dublin
This top marque had been parked up for in excess of four years and was badly in need of some of our car repair magic. We specialise in Car Repair Dublin
Some of the issues with the car when it arrived at our garage included:
Car not starting
Water ingress caused dashboard to peel
Brakes ceased up
many body panels faded or damaged.
As part of the works we carried out, we completed a bare metal respray of all panels that had paint damage, restoring all of the paintwork to its former glory. We fully serviced the car including renewing brakes all around. We also fixed some minor electrical faults consistent with rodent damage and replaced the entire dashboard. We also replaced some faulty components in the electric convertible [...]
One of the risks of driving a car is that you may be involved in a car accident, so it's essential to prepared.
A Car Accident is one of those things we don’t think about. “It will never happen to me” is generally the thought… Unfortunately it happens, more often than we like to believe
Thousands of collisions occur on Irish roads every year. They can occur from something as simple as backing out of your own driveway to a more serious high-speed crash on a motorway. Despite this, we as drivers are still unaware of the steps we should take if we are involved in a car accident. At New Ireland Motors, we are always at the other end of the phone should you experience a car accident. Today we’re giving you the 5 things you should always remember to do if you’re involved in a collision.
How to make sure your car is prepared for the national car test
The NCT is an assessment of vehicle components which are visible and accessible. Vehicles older than four years and younger than 10 years must undergo the test every two years, while cars that are 10 years or older must undergo an annual inspection to ensure their roadworthiness. The test has been designed to to reduce the number of road accidents by pointing out such defects as faulty brakes, worn tyres and defective headlight aim, as well as ensuring enhanced air and environmental quality by reducing exhaust emissions. Getting ready for your NCT can be a daunting task, especially if you have to undertake it each year. The test itself is currently €55, and if your car fails you will need to have it re-tested within 30 days and pay an additional €28. Booking the test can also be a hassle, with long waiting times in many urban areas. The test is compulsory however and failing to [...]
Everything you need to know about buying a used car
Purchasing a second hand car can be a daunting prospect for many people. Bad cars are often known as “Lemons” because of the sour taste they leave in the mouth of the new owner. There are plenty of simple motor trade tips and tricks you can use to steer clear of a lemon. Ideally, we recommend that you should bring an expert with you when looking at a second hand car but if that is not possible, here are some top tips to consider on your journey.
Golden Rule: Never buy in the dark or in the rain: Ever!
Check classified ad sites such as Done Deal or Carzone to ensure that a car is comparable to similar cars. Expect to pay a 10-15% premium at a main dealer because of warranty etc. If a car is priced significantly below market rate, it is probably to good to be true. Stories of [...]
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We pride ourselves on our reliability and trustworthiness. We have a team of mechanics who specialise in fault finding, quality repair and quick turnaround times.
All of our work is quality assured. We have trade and supplier relationships with all of the main vehicle manufacturers and all of the parts we use are backed with a manufacturers warranty.
We offer car servicing from €70. For a quotation, you can call us or fill out our online form here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.