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Get your car ready for Winter!
Nov05

Get your car ready for Winter!

The annual Winter Ready campaign by the National Emergency Co-ordination Committee will be launched this Wednesday 6 November so we have some tips for getting your car ready for winter 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...

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What’s new in Child Car Seats in Autumn 2019
Sep23

What’s new in Child Car Seats in Autumn 2019

Is it time to upgrade your child’s car seat? Suzanne Keane previews what new for Autumn 2019 Axkid are well known for their innovative rear-facing seats with coveted Swedish Plus testing but parents of older children who have outgrown their Minikid will be delighted to hear about the new Axkid Bigkid. This high back booster offers the same level of quality as you’d expect from any Axkid product and has 3 recline positions but is...

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Warning Lights
Jul25

Warning Lights

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

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Driving for Work
Apr12

Driving for Work

Whether driving for work or over seeing employees on the road we have some guidelines you need to follow writes Suzanne Keane For Employees – Always follow the rules of the road Double check with your employer that you’re insured to drive the vehicle Make sure you have the correct licence for the vehicle type Check that the vehicle is taxed and has the correct NCT/DOE certification (if applicable) Check tyres and fluids before setting...

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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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Buying your first car
Dec19

Buying your first car

What you should think about when buying your first car; Suzanne Keane has some advice If you’ve never driven before choosing your first car can be a nightmare. Of course, it’s important to take driving lessons from a professional but if you want plenty of practice before your test it’s always useful to have your own set of wheels. 1 – Don’t Supersize it Unless you’re planning on travelling long...

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