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Top tips all round for young drivers

Being a young driver can be exciting and daunting in equal measure. Having your own car and being able to navigate the road is a right of passage for every young Irish person. While the benefits to your new-found independence are many, there are a couple of factors to consider. Having your own car comes with a level of a responsibility. While you might be confident with your driving skills and your rules of the road, a car presents it’s own set of challenges. There’s no need to worry however, by conducting some key research you will know exactly how [...]

2021-03-04T09:35:38+00:00March 3rd, 2021|General News|

The best selling cars for young drivers 2021

Buying a new car after passing your test is a milestone event in a young person’s life. The cost of buying and running a car however can sometimes put a dampener on things. While there are lots of options at your feet when you’re a young driver looking to purchase a car, it can get a bit confusing. Naturally, the first decision when you’re buying your first car comes down to whether or not you’re going to buy used or new. Today we’re going to focus on the new cars but check out our blog if you’re considering going down [...]

2021-02-08T09:24:53+00:00February 8th, 2021|General News|

What’s the suss? How to really save on young drivers car insurance.

The biggest discussion around young driver’s car insurance, is undeniably the price. When it comes to purchasing young driver’s insurance, a lot of drivers become perplexed about the expense of it. We think it’s important to lay out why young drivers insurance is so expensive before we delve into the measures you can take to reduce it.   Essentially, risk is the main factor that increases premiums for young drivers. Young drivers unfortunately tend to have more accidents than older drivers. This is predominantly because older drivers have more experience on the road. Over the years older drivers have learned how to navigate the roads, weather, and tricky driving situations. [...]

2021-01-22T14:27:14+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Car Insurance|

Top tips all round for young drivers

We know that generally speaking the world of driving and car insurance can be incredibly daunting for a young driver. When you look at your parents or older siblings you might feel uneasy about the lack of experience you have and you might feel even worse when you contemplate your insurance premium. While it can be tricky navigating your first year on the road, there is a lot of helpful advice there that’s going to help. We have some useful tips for both young and learner drivers below. Check them out. 1.Buy a safe and reliable car. We dived into [...]

2020-12-18T13:55:48+00:00December 18th, 2020|General News|

Everything young drivers need to know about the provisional licence

The provisional licence is issued to anyone in Ireland who is 17 and has passed their theory test but who has not yet passed their practical driving test. Having a provisional licence in Ireland will allow you to take regular driving lessons and even drive on the main roads provided you are with an adult with a full licence prior to your test. If you want to qualify for a provisional licence you must have live in Ireland for at least 185 days every year.   You need to be at least 17 years old in order to obtain a licence in Ireland and you cannot begin taking lessons [...]

2020-12-11T12:59:26+00:00December 11th, 2020|General News|

What’s The Best Type of Car for a Young Driver?

What’s the best type of car for a young driver? We’ve covered the various tips that you need to consider when buying a new car. You have to think about price, you have to think about second hand or new and you have to think about parking a huge car! We haven’t however visited the topic of petrol vs diesel, fuel vs electric or engine size. So, we’re going to visit that today. If you’re still doing some research around the best type of car to buy and you want to get down to the nitty gritty then you’re in [...]

2020-12-04T10:52:25+00:00December 4th, 2020|General News|

Top tips for fighting fatigue as a young driver

We hear a lot about driving under the influence of drugs and drink and the dangers it can cause for young drivers on the road. While we’re all aware that driving under the influence has life threatening repercussions for young drivers and legal repercussions for that matter, fatigue is also a major problem on the roads. The slogan ‘tiredness kills’ is present on road signs all over Ireland and for good reason. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 5 driver deaths in Ireland every year are related to tiredness. Fatigue is the physical and mental impairment which [...]

2020-11-27T14:48:55+00:00November 27th, 2020|General News|

Recap: Top Tips for Buying a Car as a Young Driver

Buying a new car is a right of passage for any young driver. You might have been practicing in your parents or sibling’s car for a while and you might be contemplating purchasing your own. Buying a new car can takes time as there are quite a few things to consider. Before you succumb too much to your new-found sense of freedom, consider these tips to ensure you make an informed decision. Consider your budget. Sit down and address your financial situation. Depending on whether or not you have been saving up, you might want to consider a loan. It’s [...]

2020-11-20T09:45:32+00:00November 20th, 2020|General News|

How to prepare for the road as a learner driver.

Learning how to drive can be a nerve wrecking experience. Some people even compare it to the leaving cert. However, rest assured the more prepared you are when you’re starting out the less stressed you will be doing your test or starting out on the road. Avid preparation is the key to success. Here’s some tips before you sit into the driver’s seat. Before we get started, because of Covid-19 the driving test waitlist has undoubtedly been affected. There has been calls to put a calculated grade system into operation in order to help with the delays however, no further [...]

2020-11-13T12:27:49+00:00November 13th, 2020|General News|

How to be a safer young driver

When you’re a young driver you have a lot going on. You have to think about car insurance, you have to think about your first NCT, all the rules and regulations of your new found independence and much more. Here are at Cover in a Click, we know it can be a lot to take in but safety has to be first on the agenda. Young drivers simply don’t have a lot of experience when they are starting out on the road. Subsequently young drivers are a much higher risk of having a collision than more experienced drivers. So what [...]

2020-11-06T15:00:58+00:00November 6th, 2020|General News|

6 car gadgets all young drivers need.

Being a young driver can be daunting and sometimes you might wish there was things that could make it a little easier. Well the good news is that these products do exist. Determining the good ones from the OTT ones however, brings its own challenges. If you want to invest in some handy car gadgets that can simplify your life and make you a safer driver then listen up. Here are 10 great gadgets that you can drivers can avail of to make driving easier; we also have some handy nick-nacks that could have positive impact on your car insurance [...]

2020-10-30T12:47:55+00:00October 30th, 2020|General News|

6 breakdown tips for young drivers

For many young drivers, the prospect of breaking down on the side of the road can be hugely daunting. This can seem like the worst-case scenario for young drivers who are already lacking in confidence on the road.  What do you do? Who do you call? It’s not just young drivers who dread breaking down – this is a universal pet-peeve for drivers of all levels. Not to worry, we’re here to help. In the event of a breakdown, follow these six tips to make sure your car is back on the road quickly and with as little stress as [...]

2020-10-23T11:56:03+00:00October 23rd, 2020|General News|

6 hacks for saving on car insurance as a young driver

Car insurance rates have undoubtedly continued to soar for young drivers over the last number of years. Unfortunately, even as 2021 approaches, there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight for this existing trend. Insurance is all about the calculated assessment of risk.Due to the inexperience of younger drivers, they tend to pose more of a risk on the road than a driver who has many years of experience under their belt. This issue is further coupled with the increasing trend of compensation culture which also appears to be contributing to rising insurance costs. Compensation culture essentially is a [...]

2020-10-16T11:08:22+00:00October 16th, 2020|General News|

Top car maintenance tips for young drivers

Obtaining your driver’s license is a right of passage and it marks a significant milestone in many young people’s lives. However, getting on the road for the first time brings certain challenges. You have to practice the rules of the road daily for example and you also have to source and finalise the right insurance cover for an affordable price. Finally, you must handle the maintenance of your car. When you’re a young driver the concept of car maintenance might be alien to you. There’s a lot to consider from tyres, to wipers and all that ‘under the bonnet stuff’. [...]

2020-10-02T11:05:04+00:00October 2nd, 2020|General News|

Top tips for preparing for your driving test.

Doing your driving test can be a nerve wrecking experience. Hey, some people even compare it to the leaving cert. However, rest assured the more prepared you are going into the test, the less stressed you will be for the duration of it. Avid preparation is the key to success when it comes to passing your driving test. Here’s some tips before you sit into the driver’s seat.   1.Plan your lessons properly.  Consider how many lessons you have left to undertake. Then consider the possibility that you might need one or two additional lessons outside of your required 12.  When you have done these calculations, try to [...]

2020-09-25T10:55:55+00:00September 25th, 2020|General News|

Why is car insurance so high for young drivers and what can you do about it?

Are you a young driver who’s eager to get on the road but is firstly on the hunt for car insurance? By now, no matter how minimal your search has been you’ve probably noticed a large disparity in quotes between you as a young driver and someone more experienced. We understand that it can be demoralising especially if your trying to save cash wherever possible. At we’re here to give you some advice on steps you can take to reduce your premium but first it’s important to understand the rationale behind why car insurance quotes for young drivers are [...]

2020-09-18T10:58:37+00:00September 18th, 2020|General News|

Top tips for purchasing car insurance for the first time

So, you've got your license, and you're ready to get on the road as soon as possible, but first, there's a few things to consider. One of the most crucial being car insurance. Buying car insurance for the first time can be as daunting as it is confusing. Firstly, there are a whole host of different policies available, and secondly, there are significant disparities in price. There's no need to fret, however, because today at Cover in a Click we're about to answer 5 key questions when it comes to buying car insurance for the first time. 1.What information do [...]

2020-08-31T16:12:39+00:00August 31st, 2020|Tips|

How to prepare for your theory test

As a new learner driver, you undoubtedly have a lot of things on your mind. You’re asking questions like ‘how will I afford car insurance?’ and ‘who’s going to provide me with lessons’? While all these questions are more than valid, it’s crucial to start at the beginning, the theory test. Before you’re permitted to sit a practical driving test in Ireland, you must first sit a written one. If you have been fretting over booking your theory test, here are 6 useful tips to help ease your worry.  1.Revise using the official material.  There are a few options available [...]

2020-08-27T15:14:30+00:00August 27th, 2020|General News|
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