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Buying your first car
Dec19

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 practice 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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What is my car actually worth?
Nov14

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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Get your car ready for Winter!
Nov05

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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Autumn Car Care tips
Aug23

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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Thinking of buying a van?
Aug07

Thinking of buying a van?

    Thinking of buying a Van? Here are some ‘Van Buying Tips’ that you should bear in mind writes Suzanne Keane         Size – Overloading is both dangerous and illegal so work out the size of van you need. A good rule of thumb is to add 15 per cent more than you think you will need. Space – What will you be carrying regularly and what is the biggest load you are likely to need to transport...

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Boiling Point – Why is your Car Overheating?
Jun04

Boiling Point – Why is your Car Overheating?

Suzanne Keane gives a few reasons why your car may be overheating! 1. Coolant – Check your coolant level! This is designed to cool your engine so if it’s not topped up it won’t be doing its job properly. Be wary of topping up with water as this will dilute the effectiveness of your coolant and may freeze in cold weather. It’s also important to use the correct type of coolant – mixing them can cause...

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