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Initiatives to Improve Sustainability in 2018

At Allianz we are committed to securing a better future for everyone. To this end we’ve introduced various 'green initiatives' aimed at supporting a sustainable planet and helping us to create a better environment for the customers across the island of Ireland.

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We encourage our customers and employees to think ‘green’ when it comes to buying insurance and their car. In 2018 alone, we improved our green initiatives through the following:

Green Home Insurance

Allianz Ireland customers are automatically covered for eco home features such as solar panels and geothermal heating systems at no additional cost. When a property n...

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How to Save Money When Buying a Car

If you’re looking to buy a new or new-to-you car there are some bargains to be had without having to import. You just need to be a little savvy with your shopping. To help you save some cash when car shopping, we’ve put together a list of our top tips for dealing with the dealers and driving a car away at a reasonable price.

Pre-Registered

The practice of pre-registering (when dealers and car makers essentially sell cars to themselves to boost sales figures) means there are some ‘one previous owner’ cars to be snapped up. Negotiate well and you could buy a pre-registered model for around 17% less than a new version.

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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.

Tyres

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.

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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.

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Decorations

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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