Guide to Penalty Points in Ireland 2022

Penalty points are a record of driving offenses a driver in Ireland can get, if you gain 12 penalty points within a 3 year period, you will be disqualified for driving. What to know about Penalty Points in Ireland This system has been in place since 2002 to improve road safety in Ireland.  Penalty points last on your record for 3 years and they can really affect the premium on your car insurance in Ireland, raising the costs to insure a car again. Below are the ways you can get penalty points according to the RSA These offenses can bring [...]

2022-09-13T10:51:01+00:00February 25th, 2022|Tips|

Preparing Your Car For Winter

The leaves are falling, and the temperature is dropping. Without jinxing anything, we think it’s safe to say that we are enjoying a really beautiful autumn so far, but we know the harsher winter months are only just around the corner and with that comes not only cosy fires inside and hats and scarves outside but also more unstable weather and road conditions.   This doesn’t have to be a bad thing, however, it does mean it’s more important than ever to be prepared when you’re planning on driving, especially if you're still a new or learner driver. You do not [...]

2022-09-13T11:25:34+00:00October 28th, 2021|Tips|

Top Tips for Getting Your Full License 2022

Ok theory test, check! Eye test, check! Provisional license, check! Now to get on the road! It’s time to get started on your driving lessons and prepare for your full license test. In Ireland, you must complete 12 lessons with an EDI-approved driving instructor before your full test. We’ve gathered 10 of the top tips from driving instructors to help prepare for learning to drive. Consider these tips and work closely with your instructor to work towards passing your driving test the first time around.   Keep hold of that driver theory test book You might be ready to throw [...]

2022-03-02T19:55:15+00:00October 5th, 2021|Tips|

Tips for Getting Cheaper Car Insurance for Young or New Drivers

You’ve been waiting for this moment for years, you’ve watched some of your friends get their first cars and spent hours aimlessly driving around with them singing along to the radio, getting lost and beeping at cute pedestrians thinking you’re great. Now it’s your turn to take the wheel! It’s an exciting new milestone for anyone but getting used to that extra dent in your pocket is never too fun. It’s common knowledge that car insurance tends to be more expensive for new or young drivers but there are a few factors you can work on to make sure it’s [...]

2022-08-22T11:36:41+00:00September 16th, 2021|Tips|

How to change your car oil

How to change your car oil. Good clean oil improves the performance of your car while simultaneously extending the life of your engine. Many people delay when it comes to changing their car’s oil and this can be damaging to internal components of the motor. So why do they stall? A significant proportion of drivers rely solely on mileage as a gauge for when they should change their oil.  However, the age of the car, how the car is driven, and the quality of the oil used are all factors which determine when oil needs to be changed. Before we [...]

2022-08-16T13:33:57+00:00June 4th, 2021|General News, Tips|

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 are a few things to consider. One of the most crucial is 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 [...]

2021-11-17T23:26:23+00:00August 31st, 2020|Tips|
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