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Beach Days
May07

Beach Days

Sun shining, tunes blaring and a trip to the coast… all great fun until your car gets stuck in the sand! Follow our tips below to reduce your chances of needing a tow to safety! 1. If there’s a car park – use it! Especially if your car is 2 wheel drive… Eliminate the risk of getting stuck in sand by not driving on it! 2. If you do decide to drive onto the beach keep on the wet compacted sand. The soft fluffy...

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Why Servicing Your Car is Important
Apr10

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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Switching to an Automatic car
Mar28

Switching to an Automatic car

  Suzanne Keane shares tips for manual-transmission drivers, faced with the challenge of driving an automatic car  Most of us in Ireland learn to drive cars with manual gearboxes and although it may seem easier, the first time you sit in a car that’s automatic can be daunting for some. It may seem simple – D for Drive, R for Reverse but what exactly are the rest? N stands for Neutral – this is for when you...

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Some simple steps to get you through the NCT
Mar16

Some simple steps to get you through the NCT

Over half of all cars tested by the NCT don’t pass with most defects being easy to avoid like faulty light bulbs or worn tyres writes Geraldine Herbert There were just under 1.5 million NCT tests carried out last year and more than half of the cars tested failed first time. However those that fail usually have an issue that is very simple to fix either by the driver or by a mechanic before the day of the NCT. Broken headlights,...

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Tips For Safer Roof Box Driving
Feb16

Tips For Safer Roof Box Driving

With many family hitting the road next week for the Midterm using a roof box is a great way to gain some much needed space so we have some tips for travelling with an extra load writes Geraldine Herbert   Tips for safer roof box driving: Check your car’s manual to make sure that the load, including the weight of the roof rack itself, doesn’t exceed the maximum.  This limit tends to be quite low. Ensure that your load is...

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Second Hand Car Parts
Feb14

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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