What should you do when in an accident?
There is nothing more unpleasant than being involved in a car crash. Not only does it potentially cause unwanted injuries but it starts to throw up other unnecessary thoughts such as getting a car fixed, sorting out insurance claims and even potentially adding points to your license. With all these potential worries, it’s important to act in the right manner and do some simple things to make life easier for everyone involved in the incident:
- Move out of harm’s way – It might seem the obvious thing but safety is paramount in this situation. If it is just a minor incident and the car is drivable, immediately pull over out of the way of oncoming traffic and get out of the vehicle. If the car is parked or unmovable, then all the occupants need to get away from the road and stay on the verge or pavement.
- Help the injured – As unpleasant as it sounds, there are always likely to be injuries in a car accident who needs advice or help. It might just be a small knock or even something like whiplash, but the knocks need to be dealt with. If someone seems like they are in pain, it is best to call 999 and get an ambulance just for pre-cautionary checks. On the off chance that someone has been severely injured, then the emergency services should be called immediately and the victim secured in a safe position until help arrives.
- Exchange information with other drivers – After the accident, it is essential that you get the information of the other driver and their used cars. This needs to be quite a thorough process as you will need it when trying to claim on your insurance. For the driver, it’s best to get their name, license number, address , phone number and some information about their insurance. As for the car, you will also need to note down the make, model, registration number and the year of the vehicle. Once you have done all of that, it should be enough to put a successful claim through
- Find a recovery service – The last major thing that is needed is to get the vehicles taken off the road and to a garage. Most drivers will belong to a motoring group such as the AA or RAC who will often organise a local service in used cars ni to then come and pick up the car from the side of the road. If it’s safe, remove any valuables that you need from the vehicle before it is removed and then take them with you at all times.
Whilst an accident scene may seem like a stressful and chaotic place, following these steps will help you not only stay calm through the situation but also minimize any damage or problems that could come from having a car accident. EverythingMoting.com has tips and information to ensure that drivers in Ireland and Northern Ireland act responsibly on the roads and know how to deal with any drams that might occur whilst being on the road
Where are the best places to find used truck parts?
A quick guide to help buyers in Northern Ireland and Ireland find the right places to buy used truck parts.
Body: When trucks are driven tens of thousands of miles every year, it’s only natural that the vehicle is going to break down at some point no matter how easy someone takes it. That’s why it is important to always have spare truck parts handy so that trucks can always be fixed as quick as possible should they break down on the road.
However, searching for the right pieces or trailers for sale isn’t always an easy task as some parts can be difficult to find second-hand and going straight to the dealer for a new part can drain an entire budget. Therefore, it’s important to look around and have an idea of where you can buy used or new truck parts that can fit your vehicle and leave some room left in the budget for other emergencies. But which are the best places to consult for spare truck parts?
Scrapyards. Although the scrapyard is often the place where vehicles go to die, it can also be a place that can bring a truck roaring back to life or find car parts Ireland. There are always going to be trucks that have been sent to be scrapped even though there is nothing wrong with them. It means that all of their components are still in working order and can be available for a good price if the scrapheap owner doesn’t have any additional use for them. By visiting a few local scrap merchants, you will soon get a good idea of what is available and know which items you can get from where if need be. Car dismantlers are also a great place to contact
Independent dealers. Although going to an official dealer for truck parts is often a simple way of getting what you need, it’s not necessarily the cheapest. Sometimes, it might actually be worth going to independent dealers to get some parts as they may have generic pieces which are half the prices and do the same job just as well as the one from an official supplier. It will not always be the cheapest option for everything but with independent shops easy to find in any urban area, it can provide a hassle-free solution to your problem.
Online sites. It’s no surprise that the internet has hundreds of sites dedicated to selling new and used truck parts for consumers to buy. Larger sites such as Auto Trader and Ebay are often good starting points which can give you an indication of how much something may cost and where you might be able to buy it from. On top of that, the internet is also full of dedicated forums and group pages where fans of specific manufacturers or models can search and trade parts which can be a great resource for anyone driving older models trucks that might no longer be in production.
At the end of the day, there is no shortage of places for owners across Ireland and Northern Ireland to buy spare truck parts for their vehicle to ensure that they are in working order and conduct their daily business in a hassle-free and timely manner.
What the Truck is it all about?
What the Truck is it all about?
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “truck”? Maybe the reality television programme for Eddie Stobart? Maybe the World’s Strongest Man contest and they pull a truck slowly across a finishing line or, for me, a monster truck? Ahhh, the days of Bigfoot!
At Everything Motoring Ireland we decided to dig a little deeper in to the world of Trucks Northern Ireland and as we started to scratch the metallic surface of their heavy armour we became more and more intrigued so we thought it necessary to start things off with a broad view on the big guns of our motoring industry…
I think it is best to start at the beginning. No! Not the VERY beginning, let’s run through some of the main players in the truck industry in Ireland shall we? Obviously the list below is in no particular order and other makes are available!
RENAULT: These French giants have been part of the Volvo Group since 2001, it originally started in 1978 known as Renault Industrial Vehicles and after a few changes Renault is now one of the biggest Truck companies in Ireland, if not the world. So what are they up to? Well, they have introduced a Hybrid Truck that can significantly reduce fuel consumption up to 20%, they have their own mobile application (app), and they are registered on an abundance of social networks and their trucks currently on the road? Something else! Renault Trucks are definitely one of the biggest truck suppliers in Ireland, well worth viewing!
SCANIA: Enter the Swedish powerhouse that is Scania AB, or simply Scania to you or I! Born in 1891 and employing a grand total of 38,600 employees worldwide as noted in 2012 Scania have production facilities globally and are certainly one of the biggest manufacturers of trucks and buses. From the introduction of their Scania Euro 6 range boasting a 730hp V8 engine to extensive research in to fuel economy this monster has every reason to make some noise! Recently securing 156 buses in to Berlin there is no stopping Scania…onwards and upwards!
MERCEDES-BENZ: Popping it’s head up in 1926 by the name of Daimler-Benz and perhaps as far back as 1886 Mercedes Ireland are not a name to just simply pass by, take note! Apart from trucks they also manufacture automobiles, buses and coaches, just a sample of their flexibility in the marketplace. Just coming off the back of winning 3 awards at the Fleet Transport Awards for “Distribution Truck of the Year”, “Truck of the Decade (Actros)” and “Truck Innovation Award” in Ireland they are certainly flexing their muscles in the truck industry! Long-haul, distribution and construction are probably the first 3 words this company learnt when it came to manufacturing their trucks…if you see these coming get out of the way!
As I mentioned, this is just an insight in to 3 of the manufacturers within the used trucks Northern Ireland marketplace, other names such as Leyland, Dennison, Ford, Gray & Adams and MAN to name a few are worth viewing…the list is endless!
Our next post will cover the used vans Northern Ireland and will have some great tips so stay tuned.