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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Are You Ready For a Breakdown?
Dec30

Are You Ready For a Breakdown?

According to a recent survey, almost 60% of Irish drivers are unprepared should their car break down. Suzanne Keane offers some tips on how to be prepared in the event of a breakdown. With a little preparation, you can be ready for most breakdown situations. Even if you do have breakdown cover or roadside rescue the following items can be useful until someone else arrives to help. Torch High-Vis Vest Warning triangle First aid kit...

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Tips for buying a used car
Nov18

Tips for buying a used car

Buying a used car?  How can we make sure we’re getting a good deal and not a rust bucket? Suzanne Keane has some tips When buying a car it’s important to research what you need, what you can afford and also what the common problems with your chosen model are! The tips below will give you an idea of what to look out for when buying second hand – 1. Mileage Check this against the most recent NCT cert. Look at the...

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Regular Car Checks
Nov17

Regular Car Checks

 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 consumption. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on the condition of your tyres – with winter...

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What is my car actually worth?
Nov16

What is my car actually worth?

The value of your car can vary depending on a number of factors. So how do you know how much your car is worth, Suzanne Keane explains? More than likely you have a figure in your head – maybe it’s what you paid for the car, maybe more but have you ever actually thought about what the value of your car is? The first step in getting an accurate idea of what your car is worth is to look online. There are plenty of Irish websites that...

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