Motoring Tips

Take care of your vehicle by discovering how to become more fuel efficient. We will help teach you how to make the roads safer for both you and other users.

Tyre Safety Tips From Crash Services

Why Should You Check Your Tyres? Worn tyres significantly impede the performance of your car – low tread depths reduce the effectiveness of braking, steering, and acceleration, all of which are vital to staying safe on the road. You are not insured when driving with illegal tyres. A defective tyre could lead to a £60 […]

Posted: 1st February 2016

Driver Fatigue

There is no specific offence in law related to ‘falling asleep at the wheel’ but tiredness undoubtedly impairs judgement and reflexes and contributes to accidents. Recently there have been successful convictions of drivers who fell asleep at the wheel. The safest option is to avoid driving when sleepy, you should: Ensure you are well rested, […]

Posted: 6th January 2016

Winter Driving Tips

1. Careful Observation The reduced daylight hours and poor light conditions of winter affect your ability to see clearly at this time of year. Rain, Hail and Snow will also contribute to your ability to see the road. Reduce your speed to compensate for reduced visibility. 2. Careful Driving Frost and ice combined with leaves […]

Posted: 18th December 2015

Accidents involving New and Young Drivers

Young drivers, especially men, tend to be over confident and are more likely to drive in risky ways like driving too fast, too close to the vehicle in front and overtaking dangerously. Young drivers consistently rate their own performance as above average and are more likely to regard ‘good’ driving as the ability to master […]

Posted: 22nd November 2015

Bad Road Surfaces

All motorists will have noticed the damaging effect that last year’s cold snap had on the roads in Northern Ireland. Pot holes appeared in numerous locations across many roads. While it is best to take care and avoid them, motorists are left wondering where they stand if they damage their vehicle driving through a pothole. […]

Posted: 2nd November 2015

Drink Driving

The legal alcohol limit for driving in Northern Ireland is 80 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood or 107 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of urine or 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. There is no failsafe guide as to how to stay under the legal alcohol limit or […]

Posted: 12th October 2015

Free To Choose Your Repairer?

Can I choose where my vehicle is repaired? At all times you are free to choose your own repairer. Many Insurers have networks of approved repairers. You may even be directed to a specific Bodyshop by an insurance company. You are not required by law to use a repairer ‘approved’ by any insurance company involved. […]

Posted: 14th September 2015

How To Save On Driving Costs

1. Engine oil – Make sure you use the correct specification of engine oil. 2. Tyre pressures – Check tyre pressures regularly and before long journeys. Under-inflated tyres create more rolling resistance and so use more fuel. Getting tyre pressures right is important for safety too. 3. Lose weight – Extra weight means extra fuel […]

Posted: 3rd August 2015

What affects your motor insurance premium?

What is Third Party cover? Third party only is the minimum cover that can be purchased. It protects the innocent parties in an accident. It covers third party death/injury and third party property damage. This is suitable only for vehicles of a low value (under £1,000).   What is Third Party Fire & Theft? This […]

Posted: 9th July 2015

Uninsured Drivers

You can recover any losses arising out of this accident as long as you are insured. Report the accident to the police and request that they investigate the other driver’s insurance. You can make an application for compensation to the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) under the Uninsured Drivers Agreement. The MIB is a government organisation […]

Posted: 12th June 2015

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