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Vehicle Maintenance

It is important to give your vehicle regular TLC and maintenance checks to ensure road worthiness and safety whilst driving.

There are several benefits of keeping your vehicle well maintained;

  • Reduces risk of breakdowns and vehicle deterioration.
  • Increases Driver and Passenger safety.
  • Reduces the chances of penalty points due to vehicle roadworthiness.
  • Can improve the resale value.
  • And most importantly it ensures that your vehicle meets the minimum standards.

We have put together a list of six basic vehicle checks that you can do to keep your car healthy and running smoothly.

Tyres

Car tyre maintenance is one of the most impor...

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Handy Guide to Reading Your Insurance Policy

Here’s a choice for you – would you rather go to the dentist or read your insurance policy?

Reading your policy, or at least having some understanding of it, doesn’t need to be daunting. Here’s a quick guide to understanding the structure and content of it.

Your Policy Has More Than One Document

The policy wording: When you open your policy booklet you will find that there are sections which detail the covers that apply and circumstances in which cover will not apply (referred to as exclusions or exceptions).The schedule: This details the risk information specific to you. For example, your name and address, car details, ...

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You Right to Appoint a Public Loss Assessor

If you don’t know what a loss adjuster is then count yourself fortunate. Loss adjusters are insurance professionals who, in the event of an insurance claim, assess the loss and the amount of compensation that should be paid.

Let’s look at home insurance. It is common for insurers to appoint loss adjusters to assess claims for loss or damage resulting from (for example) fire, storm, water damage, theft. Although the loss adjuster is appointed by the insurer and has his/her fee paid for by the insurer, it is their duty to assess the loss and advise on claim settlement in an even handed manner, i.e. claim settlement shoul...

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Nine Scenic Drives That Make the Most of Autumn in Ireland

We think autumn is the best season of the year to experience Ireland in all its colourful glory. Autumn in Ireland means crisp, dewy mornings and prolonged sunshine. It means strolling down multi-coloured streets kicking the leaves as you go. Autumn is also perfect for a road trip as most tourists have kissed the Blarney Stone and gone home. This leaves the country roads quiet and the most popular spots less congested.

But the best reason for an autumn road trip is to see the vibrant Autumn foliage and wild nature displays. The colours will dazzle you. You’ll also hear the roar of the red deer stags and the chatter of ...

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Are You Covered This Halloween?

Halloween is a fun family tradition, however in-between pumpkin carving, party planning, costume making and trick or treating it’s important to stay safe over the spooky season. We’ve put together some areas to keep in mind, including; Pumpkin safety, keep your property accident free, and safe driving so you can enjoy the Halloween break.

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Pumpkin Safety

Pumpkin scented (or not) candles are very popular during Halloween, so make sure to be extra careful as candles are dangerous and can cause considerable damage to your property. Pumpkin carving is a common activity this month so take extra precautions if you choose to pu...

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Official Launch of North Down Women's Rugby Sponsored By Allianz NI

History was made on a damp night in Newtownards yesterday when, after months of hard work North Down Women’s Rugby was officially launched.

Last July, Allianz Northern Ireland, agreed a sponsorship deal with North Down Women’s Rugby as the official shirt sponsor of the newly formed side.

North Down Women’s Rugby is an amalgamation of players from Ards RFC, Bangor RFC and Donaghadee RFC and will play in the Ulster Rugby Women's Development League. All players will remain members of the respective clubs but will train and play matches as North Down Women’s Rugby.

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Damien O’Neill, Head of Marketing Operations at Allianz sai...

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