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Beware of hidden charges before you sign on the dotted line
Feb20

Beware of hidden charges before you sign on the dotted line

  ‘Delivery and related’ charges can come as a nasty shock to car buyers writes Suzanne Keane Buying a new car can be a minefield. Choosing the right manufacturer, model, engine and specification is one thing but negotiating the right price while keeping within your budget can be a real headache. To avoid further uncertainty before you sign on the dotted line be sure to check out any additional charges which could be added...

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Second Hand Car Parts
Jan29

Second Hand Car Parts

Buying used car parts is a great way to keep costs down but there are certain parts you should always buy new warns Suzanne Keane Using 2nd hand car parts is not only kind to your pocket but can also be a good method of recycling and improving your eco-credentials! Surprisingly the newer your car is the better the value you can get on the second hand market – the parts will be newer and you can track down items that are usually only...

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Diono Radian Car Seat Review
Dec18

Diono Radian Car Seat Review

Suzanne Keane checks out the Diono Radian 5  car seat What is it? Diono is a brand from the USA who manufacture car seats, buggies and car seat accessories. Originally known as Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products they invented the first steel frame folding child seat in 2005 – the Radian. The Diono Radian 5 is a seat suitable from newborn until approximately 7 years, or 25kg. The main feature of this seat is that it can be used rear...

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Why you should consider a rear facing seat
Dec14

Why you should consider a rear facing seat

While rear facing child seats are the norm for new-borns in Ireland a growing number of parents here are going against the flow by refusing to forward face their children once they have outgrown infant carriers writes Suzanne Keane Extended rear facing is not a new phenomenon. In Sweden the recommendation is that children should sit rear facing at least until the age of 4 and the new European i-size regulations will ensure that...

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Buying your first car
Dec05

Buying your first car

What you should think about when buying your first car; Suzanne Keane has some advice If you’ve never driven before choosing your first car can be a nightmare. Of course it’s important to take driving lessons from a professional but if you want plenty of practise before your test it’s always useful to have your own set of wheels. 1 – Don’t Supersize it Unless you’re planning on travelling long...

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