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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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Running on Empty
Apr23

Running on Empty

Running out of fuel is not only an inconvenience but can do costly damage to your car writes Suzanne Keane A study from Topaz has shown that 60% of motorists will only fill up their car when it’s in the red. The study has also shown that 1 in 10 of us have run out of fuel while driving. While running out of fuel on the go may seem like just an inconvenience it can cause damage to your car (along with making you late). Even running...

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Safety First – Tips For Safe Do-It-Yourself Car Maintenance
Mar16

Safety First – Tips For Safe Do-It-Yourself Car Maintenance

When you’re working on your own car it’s always easier to just jump right in and get going but before you do think about your safety writes Suzanne Keane   Unfortunately accidents happen so you should always take the necessary precautions to stop your car from injuring you or someone else.   At the side of the road – Always carry a warning triangle! If you have to pull in, get as far off the road as...

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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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