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What makes cars stop?

Cars are marvellous technologies. Given that they basically run by controlled explosions it is a wonder that they work at all. In fact they are incredibly reliable but they will still let you down from time to time.

What makes cars stop?

Cars are marvellous technologies. Given that they basically run by controlled explosions it is a wonder that they work at all. In fact they are incredibly reliable but they will still let you down from time to time.

Electric cars – Are they a realistic option yet?

I had a long phone conversation this week with an evangelist for electric cars. With fuel gone through the roof, and neither a domestic oil industry nor a domestic car industry to keep happy, Ireland ought to be the perfect location for electric cars.

Electric cars – Are they a realistic option yet?

I had a long phone conversation this week with an evangelist for electric cars. With fuel gone through the roof, and neither a domestic oil industry nor a domestic car industry to keep happy, Ireland ought to be the perfect location for electric cars.

Walking and cycling to school will improve concentration levels

We all grumble these days as we are filling our petrol tanks that fuel prices are rising to an all time high. When fuel prices go up, people often think twice about getting in their cars, especially for short trips. Cycling or walking to work or to run errands saves time and money, adds exercise into your daily routine, and helps reduce pollution. With the high cost of the school runs, more and more parents are thinking it is time to pump up those bike tires and buy that new pair of walking shoes to get their children to school. AA Ireland estimates that the average cost of running a small family car with an engine size of 1251-1500cc is now €11,817 annually, and back to school costs are estimated by parents at €487 for primary school children and €620 for those attending secondary school.

Smart Travel Castlebar offers advice on car pooling

With the increasing cost of fuel, many of us are wondering if there is any realistic alternative to using our cars all the time. Smart Travel Castlebar hopes to offer a few suggestions to car drivers over the next few weeks in preparation for EU mobility week, during which the group will be giving information on cycling, car pooling, and fuel efficient driving.

Skoda Fabia scores amazing fuel economy record

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An Austrian economy driving specialist by the name of Gerhard Plattner has achieved an amazing 1,246 miles (2,006km) on a single 45 litre tank of fuel in a Skoda Fabia GreenLine.

Some UK imports come with unwanted baggage

While the debate as to where the best value in the car market is to be found continues, what is of paramount importance when considering buying a vehicle is its history.

Some UK imports come with unwanted baggage

While the debate as to where the best value in the car market is to be found continues, what is of paramount importance when considering buying a vehicle is its history.

Bus it, bike it, walk it, but give the car a break

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Bus it, Bike it, Walk it - Give the car a break is a new initiative from the Galway Chamber Traffic and Transportation Forum which aims to reduce the dependency on cars for transporting children to school.

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