RSVP Magazine

WHEELS AND HEELS: 5 Quick And Easy Ways To Cut Your Fuel Costs

ANN’S ADVICE – Test Drive Advice (1) RESEARCH – Do your homework – have a look at a few cars you’re interested in and do your research before going for a test drive. Know what you want from a car such as space, efficiency, etc. (2) BOOK AHEAD – Set up an appointment – call […]

STARS AND THEIR CARS: Darren Kennedy and his Renault Mégane GT Line

TV presenter and style icon Darren Kennedy has an affinity to all things French after living and working in France for two years. He adores the language, the culture, the food and now the cars. He drives a Renault Mégane GT Line which is a “sporty number with plenty of attitude and style” – just […]

WHEELS AND HEELS: How To Avoid A The Dreaded Breakdown

Ann’s Advice: The number of Irish motorists experiencing breakdowns has risen 5% year on year, according to the experts at AA. This is more likely to happen as the colder weather sets in, so it’s important to ensure your car is winter ready. (1) Check your battery This is the most common cause of winter […]

WHEELS AND HEELS: Top Tips For Keeping Your Insurance Costs Down

ANN’S ADVICE….. With Car insurance prices on the rise once again here are a few tips to keeping your insurance costs lower.   (1) THINK BEFORE YOU BUY – What insurance do you need? Fully comprehensive? Third party fire and theft? Not an option for everyone but younger drivers may not always need all-inclusive insurance. […]

Wheels and Heels: Top Tips For Planning A Spring Road Trip

Whether you’re going on a quick weekend escape or a cross-country trek, follow these guidelines to ensure a safe, but fun-filled time. TAKING YOUR CAR? – Make sure its service is up to date – nothing dampens a road trip spirit more than sitting at the side of the road waiting on a tow truck. FILL […]

WHEELS AND HEELS: Things to consider when booking a car service

ANN’S ADVICE: Getting your vehicle checked regularly may be one of the most important things you can do, but it tends to be overlooked a lot of the time. A service is often the difference between a minor issue and a much more costly and dangerous issue down the line. Here are a couple of […]

WHEELS AND HEELS: Hints and Tips for 171 Car Buying

January marks the start of the 171 car buying season. For anyone working in the motor industry, this is what we’ve been working towards for the past three months! Yes, cars are hugely expensive, but they’re also a significant investment in your life, so do your research before shopping around to ensure you get the […]

Key considerations before choosing the car for you in 2017

While the boom may not be back, people are certainly spending again, with the latest report indicating that almost half of Irish people questioned, plan on buying a car next year. But with such a large purchase, it’s essential to have your facts straight, whether you’re a first time driver or a seasoned pro. […]

Wheels and Heels: Quick Guide to changing a puncture

ANN’S ADVICE: Quick Guide to changing a puncture:  (1) Make sure your car is secure on flat ground, in first gear, with the handbrake on. (2) Next you will need a spare tyre, a jack, a wheel brace, a Hi-Vis vest and a triangle. Place the triangle about 20m behind the car to alert other drivers. […]

Free car insurance for 2 years for new Nissan buyers

Yes, you read correctly, free car insurance for 2 years for new Nissan buyers. We know it sounds too good to be true but it’s not.  As a result of all of the doom and gloom surrounding insurance, especially for women, Nissan has decided to give us an early Christmas present by providing two year’s […]

WHEELS AND HEELS: Tips the ensure your car is winter ready

The number of Irish motorists experiencing breakdowns has risen 5% year on year, according to the experts at AA. This is more likely to happen as the colder weather sets in, so it’s important to ensure your car is winter ready. (1) Check your battery This is the most common cause of winter breakdowns. Cold and […]

Top Ten most researched cars on for October #AskCarzone

Irish family buyers are clearly in love with the SUV segment right now, as six SUV-style cars feature in the top 10 this month, this is according to Carzone expert Ailish Tully.   “Topping the list is the increasingly popular Hyundai Tucson, which just launched in Ireland this year and is currently the best-selling new […]

WHEELS AND HEELS With Ann Harvey: How to survive the NCT

Ann’s Advice: The majority of people will go through the NCT System at least once in their lives. This year so far, more than 488,559 cars have failed the National Car Test. Here’s a helpful guide on preparing your car and how to survive the NCT.  • MY FIRST TIP IS MOST IMPORTANT – KNOW YOUR […]

How to Get Better Fuel Economy #AskCarzone

Regardless of the price of fuel (and that’s a volatile thing, as we know), nobody wants to use more of it than is necessary. That applies whether you’re driving a petrol car, a diesel car, one that runs on old chip fat or even a fully electric vehicle. They all require fuel of some description […]

VIDEO: How To Check Your Car’s Oil Level #AskCarzone

  Do you regularly check the oil levels in your car? If not, you should start. Ailish from Carzone has shown us how easy it is to check this out in five east steps. Watch above. To find out whether your vehicle needs oil, follow these steps Open the bonnet Make sure your car in […]

Five Cars For under 5K #ASKCARZONE

Everyone wants a motor of their own but not everyone can afford their dream car. We caught up with motor expert Ailish from Carzone to give us her best “five under five”. Here is what she had to offer. “Firstly, you have plenty to choose from if your budget is €5k or less. “One tip, always […]

WHEELS AND HEELS With Ann Harvey: Buying Your First Car

ANN’S ADVICE: For the past couple of months I’ve been shopping for my first car. To be honest I’ve found it pretty daunting, trying to find a car you like is hard enough, let alone having to spend a huge amount of money. Buying a car should be a fun, exciting experience and it absolutely […]

#AskCarzone Everything you need to know about the NCT

If you’re subject to an annual NCT you’ll know it can be a stressful time, but what can you do to make the process as painless as possible and ensure your car passes? We caught up with motor expert Ailish from Carzone to find out everything you need to know about an NCT. If your […]

The Top Ten Cars Searched For By Women In Ireland #AskCarzone

There is no surprises that the Volkswagen Golf is the most searched for car amongst women in Ireland at the moment, as it is also the most searched for car for men in Ireland, and has been for the last two years running. But see what else us lady are looking for.We caught up with motor […]

Looking for a family car? #Carzone

Looking for family car? Look no further than Carzone to ensure the needs and safety of your nearest and dearest. We caught up with motor expert Ailish to see what vehicles are the best option in the long run and what we should go for when buying a new car with our kids in mind. […]