Driving tips to ensure you survive even the hottest heatwave
Jun21

Driving tips to ensure you survive even the hottest heatwave

Summer is back and with temperatures set to soar into the 30s we’ve got ten driving tips to  help ensure that you and your car survive even the hottest heatwave When driving in extreme heat, water is crucial to avoid dehydration so have plenty of bottled water in your car Make sure your phone is fully charged Never leave your child or pet in the car, unattended, even for a few minutes, in the heat. Avoid travelling at peak...

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Van Buying Tips
Jun04

Van Buying Tips

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 Cost – Consider the price, finance and how close you are...

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Choosing a family car
May28

Choosing a family car

Family life throws a lot at a car these days so choosing the best one for the job is not easy writes Geraldine Herbert With safety ratings, storage, space and practicality to consider,choosing a family car can be a difficult and daunting task. Before you make any decision always consider running costs along with the initial purchase price – It’s important to work out an estimate of fuel consumption along with road tax, insurance and...

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Bank Holiday – 5 Minute Maintenance Tips
May24

Bank Holiday – 5 Minute Maintenance Tips

With a bank holiday next weekend Suzanne Keane reckons it’s the perfect time to give your car some five minute TLC!  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 shown (you can see from the photo that my car needs a top up! Glad I...

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Beach Days
Apr28

Beach Days

Sun shining, tunes blaring and a trip to the beach… 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 sand may look nicer but...

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Ten Tips to Avoid Buying a Lemon
Apr13

Ten Tips to Avoid Buying a Lemon

Buying a used car shouldn’t be a leap of faith. Here are our top ten tips to keep in mind when shopping for a used car, says Geraldine Herbert. Determine what your price range is and draw up a budget; don’t be tempted to exceed it. Consider how you would use the car, long commutes, journeys around town, city centre driving. Buy from a reputable car dealer, You will be assured of the best possible service and this will help to...

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