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Automatic vs Manual Cars

Posted on July 1, 2022

The majority of car owners in Ireland drive manual cars. But which is the best option? Unlike our neighbours in the US, the majority of cars in Ireland are manual. Nearly every new driver will learn to drive using a manual car. But what is it that attracts Irish drivers to manual cars and what are the benefits?        Your First Driving Licence  If you're planning on taking the driving test anytime soon, it might be worth noting that if you...

Car Insurance Cork

Posted on June 27, 2022

KennCo Insurance was founded in 2008 and is part of KennCo Underwriting Limited, which has now become one of Ireland's leading underwriting agencies. KennCo Insurance provides car insurance in Cork for all vehicles, KennCo Insurance provides both third-party fire & theft and comprehensive insurance cover at an affordable rate for all Cork drivers. We provide car insurance for all areas in Cork, such as Kinsale, Cobh, Bantry, Midleton, Bandon, Ballincollig, Mallow, Carrigaline, Fermoy, Carrigtwohill, Passage West, Macroom, Blarney, Cork City...

NCT Checklist – National Car Test Ireland

Posted on June 24, 2022

The NCT is part of having a car in Ireland and essential to show your car is roadworthy. We have your questions covered with the most asked NCT questions and our essential NCT Checklist so you don't miss out on anything before your test. What is the National Car Test (NCT)?  The national Car Test (NCT) is a compulsory car examination programme in Ireland since 2000. The aim of the scheme is to improve road safety and reduce harmful car emissions...

Tyre Maintenance – Pressure, Balancing and Alignment

Posted on June 22, 2022

The Importance of Tyre Maintenance Tyre maintenance is an important responsibility when you own a car. Not only does it save you money, increase your control and improve breaking power but it also leads to safer driving. Tyre Pressure Tyre pressure should be treated as an important safety element of your car’s tyre maintenance. It is vital that your car has the correct tyre pressure as it is required to carry the weight of your car and its load. There’s...

Best Cars For First time Drivers in 2022

Posted on June 20, 2022

Purchasing your first car is an exciting moment in your life. You've done all your lessons and passed your test, so it's finally time to get your own car. As exciting as it can be, it can also be costly. As a first-time driver, you are more than likely a young driver who may not have lots of money. We were all that age once. You want something cheap to insure for your first car, safe and easy to drive....

What is Car Insurance Fronting?

Posted on June 17, 2022

Car Insurance Fronting occurs when the main driver of a car declares someone else as the main driver (usually a parent) to reduce the cost of their insurance premium.  Fronting is illegal and can result in the cancellation of your car insurance policy or a fraud conviction.   Why Do Drivers Front? Fronting is usually committed by new or young drivers because they traditionally pay higher car insurance premiums.  Young drivers are considered higher risk which results in higher car insurance premiums. ...

Plan a Road Trip in Ireland – Car Checklist

Posted on June 13, 2022

Are you planning on taking your car on a road trip around Ireland? There are endless scenic driving routes in Ireland to enjoy. It is a fantastic experience, especially in the Summer. There are some essentials to bring on your road trip to best plan for it. You should check some things so that your vehicle is prepared for the long road trip.  Car Checklist  Tyres Check your tyre before you head off and make sure they have the minimum...

What to expect on the day of your driving test

Posted on June 10, 2022

You have completed your 12 EDT lessons and applied for your driving test. While you are waiting for your test date you can prepare yourself and your car with our driving test checklist. Don’t leave it until the last minute, the more prepared you are the more comfortable you will feel on the day. Driving Test Checklist to pass on the day After completing your 12 EDT lessons you should book your driving test online with the RSA. Currently, the RSA...

How To Get Car Insurance for Two Cars in Your Name

Posted on June 6, 2022

It is more common for households to now have two cars. If you are driving multiple cars, you are probably wondering how to get car insurance for two cars in your name. There is no limit to the number of cars you can own and insure in your name. So if you want to insure two cars in your name, that is not a problem. Some differences need to be known, which you will explain.  Multi-Car Insurance Policies Multi-car insurance...

Road Signs in Ireland

Posted on June 3, 2022

Do you know your road signs?  After a time, those road signs that you drilled into your head before your car theory test may have started to fade from your memory. Of course, there are bound to be some road signs that you’ll never forget. A stop sign, for example, is something you’re going to see numerous times on each journey. And if you do forget, we’re pretty sure that you’ll be able to figure out what a sign with...