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How to declutter your car
Sep03

How to declutter your car

  Is your car disappearing under the weight of all the family clutter? Use our easy hacks to clear and organise writes Geraldine Herbert   Is car clutter driving you round the bend? Steer things around and get on the road to lasting cleanliness with our tips and tricks. Here’s where to start:   Clean First job, clear out all rubbish. Start from the front and work your way to the back, including under the seats. Organise items...

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Is your car likely to pass the NCT?
Aug13

Is your car likely to pass the NCT?

Good news for Skoda Yeti Owners A compact SUV manufactured by Skoda had the highest pass rate of any vehicle submitted for a NCT test last year writes Seán McCárthaigh An analysis of the results of NCT tests carried out on over 1.34 million vehicles at 47 test centres nationwide in 2018 shows that the Skoda Yeti had a pass rate of 81.3%. Figures published by the Road Safety Authority show the Czech-manufactured car, which was launched...

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Warning Lights
Jul25

Warning Lights

Those pesky little lights that appear on the dashboard….. sometimes with a warning beep…. What exactly do they mean? This week Suzanne Keane guides you through the minefield that is a modern vehicle…. We’ve all seen them, usually just for fuel, water and possible a service light – But what about if something different appears on your dashboard? Obviously the first thing to do is pull over and check your...

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Second Hand Car Parts
Mar11

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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5 signs that it’s time to change your car
Mar05

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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Get your car ready for Winter!
Nov05

Get your car ready for Winter!

The temperature is gradually dropping and winter is on its way writes Suzanne Keane Here are some tips to prepare you and your car for the winter 1. Anti-freeze It’s called anti-freeze for a good reason! You may remember from science class (all those years ago) that when water freezes it expands. Therefore if you have lots of water (and not much antifreeze) in your cooling system if/when it freezes it can do damage to hoses,...

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