How to reduce your car insurance
Oct19

How to reduce your car insurance

Car insurance premiums are on the rise but it’s still possible to get a good deal if you follow these tips writes Geraldine Herbert If you’re concerned about rising car insurance premiums, you’re not alone. According to the CSO premiums have fallen by 6% in the past 12 months however a report by the Central bank published at the end of last year revealed that the average motor insurance premium increased by 42% between...

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The wrong fuel in your car
Oct15

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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Five things you need to know about Tyre Care #TyreSafetyDay
Oct06

Five things you need to know about Tyre Care #TyreSafetyDay

No matter how good your car is the level of grip you have on the road is determined only by the quality of your tyres so we have some tyre tips writes Geraldine Herbert Set a date – Mark a date on the calendar which is the day you check your tyre pressure once each month. All you need is a pressure gauge and if you don’t have one, most service stations do. You will find the correct pressure for your car in the owner’s handbook,...

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How to declutter your car
Sep30

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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Overloaded – When it comes to your car less is most definitely more
Jun18

Overloaded – When it comes to your car less is most definitely more

Suzanne Keane advises that when it comes to your car less is most definitely more We’ve all seen those photos of overloaded cars online  – and of course that famous Mr. Bean scene….. But is there a limit to what you can put in your car and what could actually go wrong? It’s tempting to start loading up the back seat once the boot is full but make sure you can still see out all the windows clearly and that...

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Car dashboard warning lights
Jun12

Car dashboard warning lights

Those pesky little lights that appear on the dashboard….. sometimes with a warning beep…. What exactly do they mean?  Suzanne Keane guides you through the minefield that is a modern vehicle We’ve all seen them, usually just for fuel, water and possibly 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 handbook –...

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