Winter Car Preparation
Oct25

Winter Car Preparation

With shorter days and darker evenings approaching it’s time to get ready for winter writes Suzanne Keane Firstly, make sure to keep the following items in the boot for emergencies – Torch Hi-Vis vest Raincoat Wellys Warm Blanket Warning triangle Phone number for a breakdown service Can of De-Icer   It’s a good time of year to get your car serviced and to get a general check-up done – as you don’t want to be stranded at the side...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Oct18

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

  We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives- Most children hit by a car at less than 20mph are likely to make a full recovery, whereas most hit at 40mphwill be killed or face a lifetime of disability. Save Fuel –Increasing your speed from 55mph to 75mph  can raise fuel consumption as much as 20% Save on Maintenance – Lower speeds should also reduce vehicle wear and tear. Save Stress – Driving can actually be a...

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Renault Koleos
Oct14

Renault Koleos

It seems happy holidays start with having the right car, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Holidays are all about the pursuit of happiness but invariably it rarely works out that way, and, as a family of four, we’ve had our share of arduous road trips where motorway accidents, breakdowns and bored children have tested both parents’ endurance and imagination. Experience has, however, taught us that key to all arriving still on...

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#StormCallum: 70mph winds and heavy rain are on the way
Oct10

#StormCallum: 70mph winds and heavy rain are on the way

As the country is braced for Storm Callum we have some important tips to keep in mind when driving in windy weather conditions writes Geraldine Herbert Plan your journey – is there a route with less exposure to the weather and less risk of fallen trees? Choose a sheltered route if you have the option. Be aware of the danger posed by debris that may have blown into the roadway. Wind rarely blows steadily, and a sudden gust can...

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So Why Is My Car Battery Dead?
Oct08

So Why Is My Car Battery Dead?

Battery failure is one of the most likely causes of breakdown and despite what people may think they don’t actually last forever. Suzanne Keane explains some of the most common reasons for battery failure     One of the most common reasons for a car not starting is the battery. Your battery not only kick starts the engine but also keeps all electrical items running while you’re driving. The engine in turn recharges your...

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What you need to know about Residual Value
Sep25

What you need to know about Residual Value

Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a car and one of the most overlooked writes Geraldine Herbert While all cars depreciate, some lose much less value than others and there are factors you need to be aware of that affect resale values. Brand: The brand you buy has a significant impact on the resale value and historically some brands and models simply hold their value better than others. Paint...

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