Autumn Car Care tips
Aug06

Autumn Car Care tips

  Unfortunately summer seems to be quickly coming to an end and it’s almost time to switch the heating back on but is your car prepared for the sudden change in conditions? We have some Autumn Car Care tips writes Suzanne Keane 1. Lights With long evenings we don’t need to rely on our headlights as much to see where we’re going (although you should always keep them turned on for safety). Check that all your...

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Beware the Hazards  Lurking in Your Car
Jul12

Beware the Hazards Lurking in Your Car

In the event of an accident flying objects can really hurt you. Suzanne Keane shares some tips on how to stay safe You may not be able to control what goes on outside of your car but you should always ensure your safety when inside a car! The wrong seating position, flying objects and even your pet can become a hazard if the worst was to happen…. 1. Seatbelts There is absolutely no excuse for not wearing a seat belt. It’s...

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Don’t Skimp on car maintenance
Jun30

Don’t Skimp on car maintenance

Car Maintenance is crucial for safety and resale values so there is never a good reason to skimp on it writes Suzanne Keane According to research carried out by Kwik Fit in the UK one in 5 car owners have skipped maintenance or repairs in the past 12 months. However, this phenomenon can also be found in Ireland! While it may be tempting to hold out on regular servicing if you feel you can save a few cent in the long run it could end...

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Bank Holiday – 5 Minute Maintenance Tips
Jun02

Bank Holiday – 5 Minute Maintenance Tips

  Bank holidays during a lockdown are a great opportunity to give your car some TLC and you would be amazed by what you can achieve with a spare  few minutes writes Suzanne Keane These maintenance tips won’t take long, but done regularly, they can keep your car happy!   1. Oil Too much oil in your engine can be just as bad a too little! The level on the dipstick should be somewhere in between the 2 marks – as...

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Switching to an Automatic car
Mar16

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
Mar05

Spring Clean Your Wheels

Spring-cleaning is not just about your home. With more time on your hands with the current lockdown 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...

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