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Coping with a Heatwave
May23

Coping with a Heatwave

From dehydration to sunburn – we just can’t cope with this heat! Suzanne Keane shares her top five heatwave must do’s Met Eireann has predicted that it’ll get hotter than 25C in some parts of the country this week. One thing is certain that we aren’t cut out for temperatures over 20 degrees in this country! Here are my 5 tips below for surviving a heat wave 1. Screenwash 99% of the time we get enough rain...

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Beach Days
May07

Beach Days

Sun shining, tunes blaring and a trip to the coast… all great fun until your car gets stuck in the sand! Follow our tips below to reduce your chances of needing a tow to safety! 1. If there’s a car park – use it! Especially if your car is 2 wheel drive… Eliminate the risk of getting stuck in sand by not driving on it! 2. If you do decide to drive onto the beach keep on the wet compacted sand. The soft fluffy...

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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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New Car Collection Checklist
Jan30

New Car Collection Checklist

Before you drive your new car off the forecourt it is important to check that everything is in order writes Suzanne Keane Our list of ten things you need to check before you drive away your brand new car Collect the car in daylight hours to ensure that no damage has occurred on route to the dealership. Make sure the registration plates match. Ensure any options you specified have been included. Check that the fuel tank is full. If you...

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