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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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So Your Car Won’t Start?
Sep28

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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Stress on the Road
Aug31

Stress on the Road

Traffic, tailgating, slow drivers and ignorant manoeuvring are just some of the things that can lead to stress behind the wheel writes Suzanne Keane It may seem safe to scream and shout at other drivers from the confines of your own car but the anger hangs around long after they’ve driven away and that’s only going to stress you out! Awareness Keep your eyes on other drivers. If they seem distracted or disorientated keep a safe...

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Off-Road Declarations – Reminder
Aug22

Off-Road Declarations – Reminder

 New measures were introduced in 2013 to clamp down on Motor Tax evasion and drivers now have to declare cars as ‘off the road ’ before the motor tax runs out writes Suzanne Keane.   Up to July 2013 if you weren’t using a car that wasn’t taxed all you needed to do when you eventually wanted to tax it again was fill in an RF100 form, get it stamped at your local garda station and take it to the tax office with your hard earned...

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Safety First – Tips For Safe Do-It-Yourself Car Maintenance
Aug16

Safety First – Tips For Safe Do-It-Yourself Car Maintenance

When you’re working on your own car it’s always easier to just jump right in and get going but before you do think about your safety writes Suzanne Keane   Unfortunately accidents happen so you should always take the necessary precautions to stop your car from injuring you or someone else.   At the side of the road – Always carry a warning triangle! If you have to pull in, get as far off the road as...

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Why do cars fail the NCT
Jul27

Why do cars fail the NCT

A bit of essential maintenance by motorists could cut the number of cars failing the National Car Test (NCT), Suzanne Keane explains the most common reasons for failing Lesss than half of all cars tested for the NCT pass on the first go. Retest results are more encouraging with more than 90% passing and only 0.1% falling into the “Fail Dangerous” category. The most common failures are as follows – Front Suspension Generally your...

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