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Top 6 Best Driving Songs

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Driving whilst under the influence of emotions can be an arduous task. The painstaking planning of a journey can help you in the long run, ensuring the stability of your emotional well being and that of those around you.

Stuck in traffic after a long day at work

There is nothing worse than getting into your car after a long day at work, and realising you are in for a tedious drive home! Finding the right song to help you unwind is imperative to your mood. If the day has been long and you need to relieve that stress, try the relaxing sounds of Kenny G to sooth the mind. May I suggest ‘forever in Love?’


Calm your nerves

Nerves can often get the better of us. If you’re on your way to a job interview or to ask for that raise, be sure to get yourself into the right frame of mind for the task ahead. Survivor’s ‘eye of the tiger’ is perfect to supply that much needed positivity and faith in yourself; essential before a difficult task.

Keep family occupied

The kids are screaming in the back seat and you’re close to pulling your hair out! Yes, it is family holiday time! If your scalp is still intact, ensure your music for the journey will be pleasing to their ears by including the catchy dance tune ‘Gangnam Style’ by PSY. Adored by children worldwide, this global hit will surely keep them occupied. At least for 4 minutes anyhow!

Break up song

There comes a time in everybody’s life where we’ve been dumped. What is it about being dumped that we feel the need to listen to songs of heartbreak, to make us feel more of an emotional wreck than we already are?! I call it purging the soul. If you are unfortunate enough to be in this situation, can I recommend the smooth tone of Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Because of You’ to drown your sorrows?

Preparing to propose

You’ve bought the ring and you’ve planned the night for months; now it’s time to get in the right mood. Yes, you’re in the mood for love! Planning a proposal is a work of art. If done right, it will create the right memory for your special someone forever. Get in touch with your romantic side and set the tone on your journey with the beautiful ‘Wonderful Tonight’ by Eric Clapton. The lyrics will not be forgotten by your future wife!

Long journey song

A long journey with your partner can be a difficult time, cooped up together with only a playlist and conversation to keep you company. Ensure a smoother journey (and perhaps relieve some tension!) by picking some classic music to get you singing along to! Can I suggest ‘Highway to Hell’ by ACDC? It’s an oldie, but a goodie!


If you spend a lot of time in your car, you will probably want to have a music collection to match your every mood. Whilst it is true, journeys can be long and tedious, with the right music to suit your needs; you can make the journey an easier task to undertake. Your car may see a range of your emotions over the years, but, with some careful planning, it could also be the place where your emotional needs are met, becoming a safe haven for you and your family.

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March 6th, 2013

Buying a Car in Ireland

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Buying a Car in Ireland

Buying a car in Ireland is in many ways similar to any other western country.

New cars must have Vehicle Registration Tax, motor insurance and motor tax before you can drive them away. It is the showroom`s duty to arrange the Registration and tax, while naturally the buyer must sort out the insurance. Ireland`s cars also have a label with information about the engine`s carbon emissions, allowing the buyer to make an environmentally friendly purchase.

When it comes to second-hand vehicles, many customers buy from a brand dealership or a garage. Customers buying for personal use have the same consumer protection under Irish law as when buying new. If you find there`s a fault with the car the seller has the responsibility to get it fixed. Ireland has the National Consumer Agency who monitor consumer rights and a visit to their website might answer any potential buying concerns.
However buying from a private individual, as opposed to a garage, is more inherently risky. The price may be lower but the seller is a private individual and not a business. Therefore he is not subject to the same legalities as a commercial venture. Make sure you are happy with the vehicle before committing. If you are not lucky enough to have car mechanic as a friend, it might be worthwhile calling in the AA or a similar motoring organisation for a vehicle check. In Ireland this can be done easily over the Internet with a quote for the inspection fee.
The situation is also different if buying at an auction. Remember the auction house staff are usually not mechanics. If the buyer discovers any problems after the gavel has banged on the table that will be his problem and not the auctioneer. It seems common sense then that bidders make sure they have perused the terms and conditions and had a good poke under the bonnet. There again take a friendly mechanic or speak with your motoring organisation.

Thankfully we are now living in the information age and web sites like Funky Motors offer free vehicle history reports. Simply key in the registration number into the computerised search engine and the car`s history will be with you in moments. A huge database of cars currently on the market, both from commercial and private sellers, is also online, complete with photographs. There is even a price comparison site to help the buyer calculate a fair price.
In Ireland, once a car has passed its fourth birthday it must have a certificate or roadworthiness every two years. Remember the owner must book the test, so don`t forget!

In conclusion when searching for used cars for sale in Ireland, know your consumer rights, consider expert advice and take advantage of the Internet.

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September 5th, 2010