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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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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Flood Damage
Aug12

Flood Damage

With heavy rain a constant feature at this time of the year Suzanne Keane explains how to check your car for flood damage It’s never advisable to drive through floods but what do you do if your parked car is submerged in flood water? Once the water subsides more than likely you won’t be able to just jump in and drive it away! Firstly it’s important to figure out how deeply the car was submerged – you can usually see where the...

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Boiling Point – Why is your Car Overheating?
Jun30

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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Picking the Perfect Wheels!
Jun14

Picking the Perfect Wheels!

Maybe you are bored with your steel wheels or your existing alloys are looking a little tired. New wheels can make or break a car – but before you choose a style you need to know what will and won’t fit your car. Suzanne Keane guides you through the maze that is the perfect wheels The first step to deciding on your new wheels is to take off one of your existing wheels and look at the back of it to see if anything is stamped on it. You...

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Overloading your Car
May08

Overloading your Car

Suzanne Keane advises that when it comes to your car less is most definitely more We’ve all seen those photos of overloaded cars online  – and of course that famous Mr. Bean scene….. But is there a limit to what you can put in your car and what could actually go wrong? It’s tempting to start loading up the back seat once the boot is full but make sure you can still see out all the windows clearly and that nothing can fly forward...

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