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30pc of all new cars on Irish roads are automatics

30 per cent of all new cars on Irish roads are now automatics. That’s according to new research on trends in the new car sales market for Q1 2019.

Mercedes-Benz urges the hardworking van community to focus on their health

Two out of five (40 per cent) UK van drivers, owners and operators have only been to the doctors once, if not at all, in the past year, according to new research from Mercedes-Benz Vans.

Sunglasses are a shady business

The sky’s blue, sun is shining and the snow, fog and rain are a distant memory. It’s time to get the top down, the shades on and celebrate the great British summer with some open-air motoring. But hold on a minute – those shades might make you look cooler than an ice box, but are

Dealing with low sun and glare

Now that spring is here, the sun is rising earlier and flowers blooming. However, being dazzled by the sun can be a major distraction and is often a factor in summer collisions.

World experts to speak on future of hi-tech electric mobility

Electronomous, the car tech summit taking place in Killarney, Co. Kerry,  May 2-3  will provide a unique glimpse at how technology will affect the automotive, insurance and car finance industries, as well as car sales and motoring into the future. One commentator described it as where “the automotive and tech worlds converge”.

Please support the Luke Concannon Recovery Fund

Luke Concannon opened his motor business in Ballinaheglish, Co. Roscommon, over 40 years ago. Over the years he has run his business with honesty and integrity, building up a loyal customer base. Luke is a most respected and popular member of his community and has contributed his time and talents generously to many community projects.

UK wants longer-lasting repairs to prevent potholes

The Department for Transport (DfT) in the UK is considering measures that would keep roads pothole-free for longer. It is considering holding companies that repair roads to account for longer, extending warranties from two years to five years. This would mean that if a pothole forms within five years of roadworks, the utility company will

SDC Truck & Trailer Parts open first branch in England

Market leading SDC Truck and Trailer Parts in Ireland has opened their first branch in England this morning. The branch which is located in Warrington and the company says that it signals a very exciting period for SDC Truck & Trailer Parts as it marks the beginning of the company having a physical hub in

MEPs back life-saving vehicle safety standards in key vote

A key committee of MEPs last week voted through a range of new mandatory vehicle safety standards that could apply to new vehicle models within three years. Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) voted to approve a range of new vehicle safety standards initially proposed by the European