Car with lights on in rain

Switch on this Winter

December 11th, 2015, by   David   D

The dangers of driving at night or in dull conditions with no lights on are very real. Yet most of us will, at some stage, have done it. This Winter make sure all the lights on your vehicle are in full working order and used at appropriate times.

Most of us have been there, having jumped into the car and fastened the seat belt, we have taken off without turning our lights on.  As Winter descends upon us  and the mornings and evenings become increasingly dark, it is very important to switch on your lights. Not only will it improve your ability to see the road ahead but it will make you more visible to other road users.

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Nico Rosberg leads Abu Dhabi

Rosberg Triumphs in Season Finale

November 30th, 2015, by   David   D

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton to victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

With Mercedes dominant, Rosberg maintained his recent superiority over teammate Hamilton by taking the win from pole position with a composed drive.

The Englishman, who secured the Drivers’ Championship title a month ago, finished in second place at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen came home third to ensure a fourth-place finish in the drivers’ standings, as his closest championship rival, fellow Finn Valtteri Bottas, suffered a troubled day.

Bottas, having qualified sixth, badly damaged his front wing after being releas... Read More

Fully Comprehensive Insurance

Third Party Fire & Theft Vs Comprehensive Insurance

November 23rd, 2015, by   David   D

When it comes to choosing car insurance there are 3 basic options available in the market – Third Party, Third Party Fire & Theft and Comprehensive. Which option you choose will depend on the level of cover you require and how much you’re willing to pay. Below we’ve explained these 3 options in detail and outlined both the benefits and drawbacks of each.

Third Party

Third Party car insurance is the minimum level of cover required by Irish law. If you have an accident and are at fault, Third Party will only compensate the other parties involved. This could be for damage to their vehicle or any injuries that they sustain.... Read More

Brazilian Grand Prix First Corner

Rosberg Edges Hamilton at Interlagos

November 17th, 2015, by   David   D

By: Dave of Setanta Sports

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton to victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix, as Mercedes secured a one-two result.

Rosberg, having taken his fifth consecutive pole position, produced a composed and determined performance to hold off his teammate at Interlagos, Sao Paulo on Sunday.

Hamilton wrapped up the 2015 Drivers’ Championship title in the United States last month but his wait to win the home Grand Prix of his idol, Ayrton Senna, goes on.

Rosberg’s triumph ensures that he has sealed second place in the standings at the expense of Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, who came home a lonely third at t... Read More

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No Claim Bonus for Car Insurance

November 6th, 2015, by   David   D

A No Claim Bonus is a reduction in your car insurance premium that you receive for each year you don’t make a claim. It varies in value between insurers but essentially rewards safe drivers by giving them lower premiums.

Each year you earn a No Claim Bonus, you will receive a reduction in your premium until a full bonus is earned after a set period of time.  A full No Claim Bonus is the maximum reduction you are entitled to for not making a claim. Once you reach your full bonus you’re no longer eligible for further reductions. The maximum No Claim Bonus you can earn with Allianz is 5 years.  

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Rosberg Mexico

Rosberg Pips Hamilton to Win Mexican Grand Prix

November 2nd, 2015, by   David   D

By: Cian of Setanta Sports

Nico Rosberg has held off the determined challenge of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to win the Mexican Grand Prix.

The German started on pole and led throughout to hold off the new world champion by just under two seconds.

Rosberg's fourth win of the season - his first victory in four months - saw him leapfrog Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, whose poor display ended when he crashed out, into second spot in the drivers' standings.

Williams' Valtteri Bottas took third, having earlier been involved in another collision with Kimi Raikkonen which led to the Ferrari driver retiring from the race.

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