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Importing a car from the UK to Ireland

Posted on September 14, 2022

The process of importing a car from the UK to Ireland has become very popular over the last decade. Irish motorists are saving money buying their cars in the UK. Since Brexit, the process has changed and can be more expensive than it was. We outline the key factors to consider when importing a car from the UK to Ireland. Why are people importing cars from the UK to Ireland?   Since the UK has voted to leave the EU,...

13 Simple Ways to Improve Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency

Posted on September 6, 2022

Reduce your Costs by Increasing Car Fuel Efficiency Keeping a car on the road can be expensive. Motor tax, insurance and car maintenance all add up on a yearly basis. Taking a step back to see where you can save is always worthwhile. Shopping around for car insurance and purchasing a reliable car are some ways to keep your budget lower, but how do you keep it down on a continual basis? One way to reduce your bill is to...

Windscreen Repair: Protect Your Car with Windscreen Cover from KennCo

Posted on September 3, 2022

Car Windscreen Cover It happens to most car drivers at some stage. You’re driving along, minding your own business, when a truck full of gravel zooms by and cracks your car’s windscreen. We don’t know why truck drivers don’t just cover their trailers, but what we do know is that it’s not a pleasant experience. Apart from having to endure that unnecessarily loud scream of fright from one of your passengers (there’s always one), there’s that stress of wondering whether...

Child Seat Safety in Cars

Posted on August 8, 2022

One third of car fatalities involving a child occur where the child is not in a child seat or properly restrained.  Children rely on adults to ensure that the necessary safety precautions are in place, so it's up to you to know how to implement this.  Otherwise you're putting their lives at risk.  Do you have the Correct Child Seat? The type of car seat you need changes depending on the size of your child. Every child under a height...

What Does No Claims Bonus Mean?

Posted on August 2, 2022

No Claims Bonus A no claims bonus is where a driver receives a discount on their premium based on amount of years they've held a car insurance policy without making a claim. The higher the number of years you've had without the accident, the higher the discount you'll receive. Only the person who has taken out a policy in their name can earn a no claims bonus. Usually, the max number of years that you can receive a no claims...

What To Do If You Lose Your Car Keys

Posted on July 26, 2022

It can be frustrating when you're in a rush to work and suddenly realise you can't find your keys. You probably have the house torn apart looking for them. We've all been there. It can become more serious when you know they're lost, and you have no way of driving your car. You may be wondering who has them, or were they stolen? It will be even more frustrating because now you can't drive to work.  Don't worry. Help is...

Anti-Theft Tips To Keep Your Car Safe

Posted on July 19, 2022

Thieves have gotten very smart in recent years, with smart keys becoming a big problem for drivers because they are using these devices to steal and then switching out their license plates to avoid theft detection. So how do you keep your car safe from theft? You should be taking preventive measures to secure your car from theft. Here are some tips on how to keep your car safe from theft. 1. Always Lock Your Doors Get in the habit...

How to Change a Car Tyre

Posted on July 18, 2022

Do you know how to change a car tyre? KennCo Insurance includes breakdown assistance with all of our car insurance policies as standard.  One of the most common call outs requests that we receive is to change a car tyre. Causes of punctured tyres include incorrect tyre pressure, sharp objects and worn tyres to name a few.  Our breakdown assistant repairers are usually out to an incident within the hour. But what happens if you phone is out of coverage or you’re...

Car Breakdown Assistance

Posted on July 17, 2022

What does Breakdown Assistance Include?  KennCo Insurance provides breakdown assistance with all of our car insurance policies as standard. So you can rest assured knowing that you’re covered no matter what if you have an unexpected breakdown. As well as including breakdown assistance automatically with every policy, we also include home start. Unlike with other insurance companies, if your car breaks down when it is parked at your home you’re still covered!  What does Breakdown Assistance Include? 24 Hour Roadside Assistance Recovery Service Get-you-to-your-destination...

Can I Drive a New Car Without Insurance?

Posted on July 15, 2022

Purchasing a brand new car can be a very exciting time, and when you drive away from the dealership, you will be so happy with the new car that you couldn't imagine getting in an accident with the car. You will be so consumed by the new car that you might forget about car insurance. New car owners must have at least third party cover to drive their vehicle legally on the road. Without this, you are breaking the law....