Budget implications for the Motor Industry

Budget 2021, announced this afternoon by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath contains a number of measures specific to motoring: With the full implementation of the new emissions testing system, WLTP, from January next a new structure of rates and bands for VRT and motor tax. This […]

Young Drivers Struggling To Meet Costs Of Getting On The Road

Almost 60% of people in Ireland believe that delays in tackling insurance reform are making it more difficult for young people to get on the road, a new survey has found. In response to a survey of over 7,000 people undertaken by AA Car Insurance, almost 6 in 10 respondents (57.92%) stated they strongly believe […]

Staycations Likely To Stay With Us Beyond This Summer, AA Research Hints

While the country is currently in peak Staycation season, recent research has indicated that the preference to holiday at home could remain long after this year’s holiday season has come to an end. According to recent research carried out by AA Ireland, 49.15% of over 6,000 people survey by the organisation stated that they are […]

Fuel Prices Continue Downward Trend Despite Crude Oil Bounce Back

Fuel prices have continued to trend downwards over the past month, despite increases in nationwide traffic levels and a noticeable increase in crude oil prices. According to the AA’s latest fuel price study, the cost of a litre of petrol has now fallen to the lowest level recorded by the organisation since March 2016. On […]

AA Advice On Maintaining Your Car During The Lockdown

In recent days, the AA Rescue service has seen an increase in breakdown callouts, with many instances of a car fault being caused by lack of use during the current COVID-19 restrictions. To help people stay safe at home and keep their car in running order, our AA Rescue team have put together some top […]

Behaviour On Irish Roads Getting Worse According To Majority of Motorists

A majority of motorists believe that driver behaviour in Ireland has worsened in recent years, according to recent research from AA Ireland. In response to a survey of over 7,000 Irish motorists undertaken by AA Car Insurance, 30.80% of respondents strongly agreed that motorist behaviour had worsened in the last few years. Meanwhile, a further […]

Almost Half Now Facing Longer Commutes Than They Did 12 Months Ago

Almost half of Irish motorists are spending longer on commuting to work or their place of education than they were last year, a recent survey has found. In response to an AA Car Insurance survey of over 6,500 Irish drivers, 30.29% of those surveyed indicated that they now spend more time on their commute to […]

Motoring – Self-charging Hybrid Vs. Mild Hybrid – what is the difference?

Over the last few months there has been a lot of noise in the motor industry about Mild Hybrid cars, which is adding to the overall confusion that new car buyers are facing. Toyota Ireland, which is the leader in self-charging hybrid (full hybrid), has set out to dispel the myths and provide clarity for […]

70% of motorists plan to buy an electric or hybrid car in the near future

70% of motorists plan to buy an electric or hybrid car in the near future Key findings Nearly half of motorists say insurance costs have increased in the last year A quarter of motorists don’t have a good understanding of car finance options 31% of motorists change their car every 2-3 years 70% of respondents […]

1 in 4 Motorists Potentially Missing Savings By Not Shopping Around

Almost a quarter of Irish motorists responding to a recent survey admitted that they made less of an effort to shop around when renewing their car insurance this year than they did in previous years. In response to an AA Car Insurance survey of over 6,000 Irish drivers, 10.60% of respondents strongly agreed that they […]

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