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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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Motorists urged to Check a Tyre’s Label Before Buying
Oct04

Motorists urged to Check a Tyre’s Label Before Buying

7 out of 10 motorists have never used a performance label to help them choose a tyre writes Geraldine Herbert   The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have issued a joint appeal, today, National Tyre Safety Day (Wednesday 6 October), to urge motorists to check the performance label of a tyre before buying it. Research has shown that up to 7 out of 10 motorists have never used a...

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Budget tyres or premium brands: Does it really matter?
Sep20

Budget tyres or premium brands: Does it really matter?

What really is the difference in performance between budget and premium tyres, and in tyres of different depths? Geraldine Herbert went to Hanover to find out. Thundering towards a hair-pin bend at speed I am abruptly reminded of the importance of a decent set of tyres. As the back end of the car begins to slide and the wheels spin I sigh with relief that this is not a public road I am driving on but a test facility for Continental...

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