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Motor Insurers’ Insolvency Compensation Fund

Over recent weeks and months there has been on-going discussions and coverage in the media regarding a new charge that will apply to all motor insurance premiums. The resulting outcome is the establishment of the Motor Insurers’ Insolvency Compensation Fund (MIICF) which comes into effect from 1st December 2018.

What is the MIICF?

From December 1st a 2% contribution will be collected from all motor insurer premiums generated to directly fund the MIICF. The purpose of the MIICF is to build up a reserve fund, administered by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI), to ensure that outstanding policyholder claims can b...

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How to Make Sure You Are Getting the Best Performance from Your Car

You may or may not realise that over time the performance of your car can begin to deteriorate. It’s a common trait among most vehicles, but there are some easy steps that you can take to ensure that you’re getting the best performance from your car.

Look after your tyres

Tyres play a significant role in how your car performs. Not only do they affect handling, but the right tyres can also help to reduce braking distance.

Ensuring that you’re getting the best from them is relatively easy once you follow some routine tasks. The easiest thing is to check the tyre pressures at least once a month. Setting a reminder in the ca...

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Irish Drivers Distracted by Passengers, Wandering Minds & Social Media

Allianz Nationwide Research Reveals Irish drivers are distracted by

  • Their Passengers (37%)
  • Wandering minds (37%)
  • Mobile phones (28%)
  • Pedestrian (27%)

Irish Drivers Social Media Addiction Exposed

  • 1 in 4 Irish drivers admit to using social media while driving
  • 1 in 10 drivers have Googled something while driving
  • The biggest offenders are aged between 18 and 34 years 
  • Social Media and smartphones can make it four times more likely you will crash, according to the Road Safety Authority

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*Research from Allianz conducted by Coyne Research in May 2018 amongst 1000 adults.

Dublin 07th August 2018: Irish drivers find their passengers, thei...

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Diesel, Petrol, Electric - Which One is Right for Me?

These days there is no shortage of choice in the car market, but choosing the right car isn’t just about the one you like, or how many seats it has. Buyers now face more significant decisions as to what will power their car, and each of these variants offer different pros and cons depending on your driving habits. So how do you best decide which type of engine and fuel type is right for you? We’re going to run through the various choices to help you decide which might be the most suitable based on typical experiences and traits of each type of power source.

Diesel

There is an ongoing debate as to the future of diesel en...

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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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