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Second Hand Car Parts
Mar11

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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5 signs that it’s time to change your car
Mar05

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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Get your car ready for Winter!
Nov05

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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The wrong fuel in your car
Oct30

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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Budget tyres or premium brands: Does it really matter? #TyreSafetyDay
Oct03

Budget tyres or premium brands: Does it really matter? #TyreSafetyDay

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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Five things you need to know about Tyre Care #TyreSafetyDay
Oct03

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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