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Part worn tyres are a false economy

Leaving the primary and crucial consideration of safety aside for a minute, If you labour under the misconception of thinking buying part worn is cheaper than buying new, you need to think again. Here are the reasons why this is certainly not usually the case.

The new cabinet ministers and our industry

The new Taoiseach Micheál Martin named his cabinet last Saturday. Here are some of the names and portfolios that may concern the wider auto and transport industries.

Gradual re-opening of the driving test service  

The last act of the now former Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) on Saturday morning last was to confirm that the driver testing service will restart on a gradual basis during Phase 3 of the road map for easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Why is the NCTS not open?

Let’s face it, if garages can be open for service and repair business, what possible excuse is there for our National Car Test Service centres not being reopened? It’s makes no sense that the National Public Health Emergency Team would recommend one could open and not the other. The Government has also allowed the Commercial

Dealerships in Northern Ireland reopening from June 8

The Northern Ireland Executive has announced that from 8 June, “the conduct of business by outdoor non-food retailers will be permitted, including new and used car retailers; retailers of light motor vehicles, lorries/trailers; retailers of caravans or motorhomes, and retailers of agricultural or other large machinery”. Over the past weeks, NFDA has been lobbying the

Garage Inspector offers “Back on track” workshop advice – Andy Savva

Check out a short video here ( ) from the Garage Inspector, Andy Savva. He speaks to Irish garage owners, management and staff who have returned or are in the process of returning to work. He speaks about helping customers to feel safe at their garage and it is all in conjunction with a