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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Under Pressure

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In a recent ‚ÄėFill Up With Air‚Äô promotion hosted by¬†Michelin¬†at four Irish sites – Galway, Naas, Dungarvan and Ballymena ‚Äď motorists were given a free air pressure and tyre check, the results of which showed that one in every three vehicles was found to have tyres deemed to be ‚Äėdangerously‚Äô or ‚Äėvery dangerously‚Äô underinflated. Pressures between 7psi and 14psi below the manufacturer’s recommendation are classified as ‘dangerous’ by Michelin, while 15psi and below under-inflation falls into the ‘very dangerous’ category.

 

In Naas, 90 vehicles presented for checking of which only 20% passed muster. Of the remainder, 42% had tyres that were ranked ‚Äėdangerous‚Äô or ‚Äėvery dangerous‚Äô. A marginally better picture emerged in Galway where 31% of vehicles had tyres that were correctly inflated with 32% falling into the ‚Äėdangerous‚Äô and ‚Äėvery dangerous‚Äô category, while Dungarvan saw 46% of vehicles falling inside the ‚Äėdangerous‚Äô or ‚Äėvery dangerous‚Äô categories.

 

In stark contrast, of the 158 vehicles that presented in Ballymena, an encouraging 44% had tyres that were correctly inflated.

 

Commenting, Martin Stuart, events manager for Michelin in the UK and Ireland, said: “We run these Fill Up With Air events to highlight just how important it is to look after your tyres. Underinflated tyres are dangerous – control and braking distances are harmed, and the risk of skidding, aquaplaning, punctures and blow-outs increases significantly‚Ķ Underinflated tyres also use a lot more fuel, so making sure they are at the correct pressure and in good condition saves money and lives. I would urge Irish motorists to know the correct tyre pressures for their vehicles and to check their tyres regularly.”

 

For further information on how to check your tyres and stay safe on the road, call us on 01-419-8373 or click here

 

Source: www.RTE.ie

 

 

Be Winter-Ready

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November 13th saw¬†the Government‚Äôs ‚ÄėBe Winter-Ready‚Äô 2014-2015 Information Campaign launched¬†in Dublin.

 

Through a dedicated website www.winterready.ie advice is being made available from a number of sources including Government Departments and Agencies, An Garda S√≠och√°na, the Health Service Executive, the Office of Public Works, Local Authorities and the transport providers. The advice has been categorised under various headings including: the Home, Road Safety, Schools, the Farming Community and the Business Sector. A synopsis of the information available has been compiled into a redesigned ‚ÄúBe Winter Ready‚ÄĚ booklet, which can be downloaded from the website.

 

The main objectives of the ‚ÄėBe Winter-Ready‚Äô information campaign are:

 

‚ÄĘ To provide practical advice on how best to prepare for the coming winter.

‚ÄĘ To ensure the public are aware of where advice and help can be found, if needed

‚ÄĘ To reassure the public that preparations are being made and arrangements have been put in place to ensure that there will be a coordinated response to severe weather events.

 

The twitter account can be followed on @emergencyIE and the public are being encouraged to join in the conversation at #bewinterready. All of the Ministers stressed that the main message that they wish to convey today is ‚Äď ‚Äúto be prepared, stay safe and know where to find help if you need it.‚ÄĚ

 

For more information on the being winter ready on the road, check out the winter ready website, call us on 01-419-8373 or click here

 

 

Time To Order For 2015

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2015 might still seem like a long way away but now is a great time to order your brand new fleet vehicles and have them ready for the new year.

 

Whether you know exactly what you are looking for, or if you’d prefer a little guidance from us on the best vehicles for your fleet, get in touch with us today and we will give you the best pricing possible and our advice is free!¬†

 

Windsor Fleet supply all makes and models of both passenger and commercial vehicles. If you are looking for a new car to replace another on your fleet, a large number of fitted-out vans, or anything in between, we can help. Our sales and account management team have an average industry experience of over 9 years and so we are well placed to assist you, whatever fleet challenges your company faces.

 

For more information on the best vehicles for your company, call us on 01-419-8373 or click here

 

 

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