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Top Tips for Preparing to Sell Your Car

Have you found your dream car but need to sell your old one first? Perhaps you are trading up, downsizing or just need the cash. Well, there are plenty of things you can do to get the most money for your car.

We've put together a list of useful tips to help you get the most money when it comes to selling on your car. Following this advice will make your car look far more attractive to buyers making sure they close the deal with you and not someone else.

Get Your Car Looking Its Best

If you have the money, getting your car professionally cleaned will go a long way towards adding to its value. A full valet can cost anywher...

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Bank Holiday Driving Survival Guide

Bank holiday driving

Woohoo, it’s the June bank holiday weekend! Bank holidays are a great excuse to hit the road and take a break from the norm, and many of us in Ireland do just that. We pack the car with all our things and the people we love and head off looking for adventure. But as fun as a three-day-weekend is, the problem for most is that everybody seems to get in their vehicles and leave at the same time. That means, from early afternoon on the Friday before a bank holiday there is a mass exodus and the roads become congested very quickly.

But just because everybody has the same bank holiday plans as you, and seemingly the same rou...

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Electric Vehicles - What’s in It for You?

Are Electric Vehicles an Option for You?

You might think electric cars are a new innovation but they have been around in one form or another since 1828 when Ányos Jedlik installed his electric motor in a small model car. Since then, issues around range and battery power have hindered the development. In recent years with the environmental benefits driving innovation these issues have begun to be resolved. Yet, here in Ireland their popularity have not taken off just yet with just 3,751 electric vehicles (EV’s) currently registered on Irish roads. Therefore we have looked at the in’s and out’s of EV’s to see if they are...

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Top Tips for Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car doesn’t have to be a daunting process. In fact, if you use some of these top tips, you could end up getting yourself a great deal. The first important task is to narrow your options down to a shortlist of potential models. You may be just looking to upgrade a few years, or you might need to find a different type of car due to changes in circumstance, like a longer or shorter commute or the need for more space with a growing family.

Prioritise What it Will Be Used For

When compiling your shortlist of potential models to consider it’s worthwhile to sit down and work out just how you‘re going to use your ...

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Ways to Save on Your Car Insurance

Here at Allianz, we know that Car Insurance can be expensive and complicated at times. This is why we have put together some simple, helpful tips on how to save and manage the cost of your Insurance with Allianz.


Your motor premium can be reduced when a higher excess is chosen. The excess is the amount of money a customer will pay in the event of a claim. When a higher excess is selected it reduces the Insurers risk, which will reduce the cost of your premium. Excess can only be altered by phone; to learn more about our excess options please call our Customer Service Team on 01 448 48 48.

Multi policy

You can sav...

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Spring Clean Your Car from the Inside Out

As we say goodbye to the dark and dreary winter months; now is the perfect time to spruce up your car and show it a little TLC.

There are many reasons, good reasons for cleaning your car, and it’s not just so it looks good. A clean car can reduce distractions when driving, it can ease wear and tear on the car’s interior and exterior, it can prevent corrosion and rust, remove allergens from the ventilation system and boost its resale value.

You don’t have to do much to keep your car clean. With these handy tips and tricks your motor will look marvelous in no time. With this in mind, it’s time to roll up those sleeves.


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