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Vehicle Maintenance

It is important to give your vehicle regular TLC and maintenance checks to ensure road worthiness and safety whilst driving.

There are several benefits of keeping your vehicle well maintained;

  • Reduces risk of breakdowns and vehicle deterioration.

  • Increases Driver and Passenger safety.

  • Reduces the chances of penalty points due to vehicle roadworthiness.

  • Can improve the resale value.

  • And most importantly it ensures that your vehicle meets the minimum standards.

We have put together a list of six basic vehicle checks that you can do to keep your car healthy and running smoothly.


Car tyre maintenance is one of the most impor...

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Keeping Your Home Safe at Christmas

It’s nearly that time of the year again! Christmas is undoubtedly the favourite holiday for many people. However, the joy that Christmas brings can also bring dangers into your home that are sometimes forgotten about. So we have put together a list of what to keep in mind to help keep you and your home safe over the festive season.


Preventing Fires

When it comes to the use of candles, it's important to keep them out of reach of children and pets, and keep them well away from curtains and flammable decorations. You should always ensure that the candle is secured in a candleholder on a flat surface whilst also checking th...

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Caring For Your Pet at Christmas

The holidays involve a lot of changes in your home so think ahead and make a plan that will help keep your pet as happy and calm as possible.

Giving a pet as a gift is not a good idea. Deciding to bring a pet into your home is a long term commitment and is ideally done when you can focus on the needs of the new pet in a calm, stress free environment.



As you decorate your rooms make sure decorations and electric wires are out of reach of pets. Some reward-based training may be needed to keep the ornaments on your tree! Be very careful with lighted candles. Keep them high up, away from wagging tails and cats’ w...

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Driving Safety This Christmas

New research from Allianz Ireland has revealed that the majority of Irish drivers (82%) will consume alcohol over the holidays this year. Despite a strong campaign from RSA Ireland to inform the public of new drink driving legislation, over one-third (35%) claim to remain unaware of the stricter limits set by the new regulations.

With Christmas preparations in full-swing, 1 in 3 Irish drivers are likely to drive more often than normal leading up to Christmas. Irish drivers are much more likely to be in their cars shopping, visiting family and friends, and attending parties during the festive season, which results in a ...

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IIDS and Why It’s Good for You As A Customer

IIDS is an abbreviation for the Integrated Information Data Service. This is a shared service operated by Insurance Ireland on behalf of its members and it currently has two aspects which Allianz can utilise:

  • Verifying a customer’s penalty points

  • No Claims Discount (NCD) entitlement

At Allianz, we use your driver number and date of birth to verify your penalty points; and an NCD PIN (where applicable) supplied by you to verify your NCD entitlement; when you wish to take out a motor insurance policy with us.

If you are an existing customer, we will contact you (prior to your renewal date) by post or email to request your d...

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Handy Guide to Reading Your Insurance Policy

Here’s a choice for you – would you rather go to the dentist or read your insurance policy?

Reading your policy, or at least having some understanding of it, doesn’t need to be daunting. Here’s a quick guide to understanding the structure and content of it.

Your Policy Has More Than One Document

The policy wording: When you open your policy booklet you will find that there are sections which detail the covers that apply and circumstances in which cover will not apply (referred to as exclusions or exceptions).The schedule: This details the risk information specific to you. For example, your name and address, car details, ...

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