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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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The wrong fuel in your car
Nov08

The wrong fuel in your car

What happens if you put the wrong fuel into your car? It’s easier then you think in fact some  10% of Irish Motorists accidentally make the mistake of putting the wrong fuel into their cars writes Geraldine Herbert The damage you do to your car essentially depends on the type of engine you have and how much of the wrong fuel you have put in Petrol in a diesel engine? Diesel is not only a fuel, but it also acts as lubrication oil that...

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Get your car ready for Winter!
Oct23

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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