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Boiling Point – Why is your Car Overheating?
Jun04

Boiling Point – Why is your Car Overheating?

Suzanne Keane gives a few reasons why your car may be overheating! 1. Coolant – Check your coolant level! This is designed to cool your engine so if it’s not topped up it won’t be doing its job properly. Be wary of topping up with water as this will dilute the effectiveness of your coolant and may freeze in cold weather. It’s also important to use the correct type of coolant – mixing them can cause...

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Running on Empty
Apr23

Running on Empty

Running out of fuel is not only an inconvenience but can do costly damage to your car writes Suzanne Keane A study from Topaz has shown that 60% of motorists will only fill up their car when it’s in the red. The study has also shown that 1 in 10 of us have run out of fuel while driving. While running out of fuel on the go may seem like just an inconvenience it can cause damage to your car (along with making you late). Even running...

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Why Servicing Your Car is Important
Apr15

Why Servicing Your Car is Important

Hannah Gordon, our resident Mechanic, explains why servicing your car is important A few years back when the recession was in full swing and people were watching every hard earned cent I noticed a huge decrease in servicing, going from doing 2-3 services a day this was becoming 2-3 services a week. Understandably the lack of disposable income played a huge role in this, customers just wanted the bare minimum done on their vehicles to...

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Don’t be a victim of Car theft
Mar27

Don’t be a victim of Car theft

Minimize your chances of being a victim of car theft with these simple and basic tips writes Geraldine Herbert Parking When parking your car ensure you park in a well lit area, beside other cars, where all-round visibility is good and have your keys out and ready when returning.   Lock it Never leave a car unlocked for even a minute while going into a shop, also ensure your windows are also locked and don’t leave valuables...

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5 signs that it’s time to change your car
Mar14

5 signs that it’s time to change your car

  There are many ways to justify changing your car but sometimes it is not simply a choice rather there comes a point when your long-suffering vehicle just can’t be expected to go on writes Geraldine Herbert 1. Your mechanic knows you by name – Costly repairs are the first sign that you may need a new set of wheels. Generally if your monthly car maintenance expenses are beginning to exceed the cost of a new car payment then it...

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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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