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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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Don’t be a victim of Car theft
Jan09

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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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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Wheel alignment and Irish roads…..
Oct18

Wheel alignment and Irish roads…..

  With potholes becoming a regular feature on Irish Roads, Suzanne Keane looks at the importance of Wheel alignment Wheel alignment (or tracking) is probably something most people only think about after an NCT failure or after changing suspension – but after your brakes and tyres it’s possibly the most important thing between you and the road and deserves a regular check-up! But what is it? In an ideal world your car...

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How much tax does the Motorist pay?
Oct06

How much tax does the Motorist pay?

With the budget only days away we take a look at how much tax the motorist is already burdened with writes Geraldine Herbert   How much tax is charged on a new car ? The Hyundai Tucson is the bestselling car in Ireland this year but how much tax is paid on a new car? If we break it down Hyundai Tucson Executive 1.7 Selling price – €32,070 VRT –  €4720 (charged at 17%) VAT  – €5,114(charged at 23%) So the total amount...

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