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Second Hand Car Parts
Jan29

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
Dec05

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 practise 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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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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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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Rust Prevention
Sep07

Rust Prevention

Rust on your car is not just unsightly but left untreated can cause irreversible damage – Corroded metal is weaker and will eventually crumble away warns Suzanne Keane Diagnosis – Apart from the obvious visible signs of rust other hints that you have a problem include bubbles under the paintwork, flaky paint, water leaks or paint blisters.   Prevention – Washing – keeping your car washed regularly, especially during winter...

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