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Switching to an Automatic car
Mar28

Switching to an Automatic car

  Suzanne Keane shares tips for manual-transmission drivers, faced with the challenge of driving an automatic car  Most of us in Ireland learn to drive cars with manual gearboxes and although it may seem easier, the first time you sit in a car that’s automatic can be daunting for some. It may seem simple – D for Drive, R for Reverse but what exactly are the rest? N stands for Neutral – this is for when you...

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Spring Clean Your Wheels
Mar18

Spring Clean Your Wheels

Spring-cleaning is not just about your home. After a long hard winter its time to turn your attention to your car, Suzanne Keane offers tips on how to spring clean your car Summer may finally (fingers crossed) be on the way. It’s funny how that little bit of sunshine last week was able to increase the amount of shiny cars (along with vest tops and sunglasses) on our roads…. Is your car due a little spring clean? Firstly – empty the...

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Second Hand Car Parts
Feb14

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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Regular Car Checks
Nov09

Regular Car Checks

November has arrived with a big splash and there’s no sign of things drying up anytime soon!  Suzanne Keane has some simple tips to keep your car running in tip top condition with some regular car checks!   Tyres It’s important to regularly check your tyre pressures – when they are cold – as proper inflation levels will ensure you have maximum contact with the road along with improving your fuel...

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Get your car ready for Winter!
Oct19

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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So Your Car Won’t Start?
Oct09

So Your Car Won’t Start?

Suzanne Keane looks at some of reasons why your car is not starting  You’re running late, it’s raining, you finally make it into your car and turn the key and nothing happens…. The most obvious reason is a dead battery but if a quick jump start doesn’t fix the problem it could be one of the issues below! This information won’t help you to fix the problem but it may help you to understand what has gone...

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