Beach Days
Apr22

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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Flood Damage
Jul19

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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Overloading your Car
May10

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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Time to Clean the Interior of Your Car
Mar04

Time to Clean the Interior of Your Car

Cleaning your car interior like a professional is easier than you think. Suzanne Keane shares her top tips for cleaning the interior If you consider how much time you spend in your car vs. time spent in your living room you would understand why it’s so important to keep it looking/smelling good! Not only is clean interior better for your mood, it’s also healthier! No-one wants to be breathing in dust and bits of dirt! A well-kept...

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New Car Collection Checklist
Feb08

New Car Collection Checklist

Before you drive your new car off the forecourt is it is important to check that everything is in order writes Suzanne Keane Our list of ten things you need to check before you drive away your brand new car Collect the car in daylight hours to ensure that no damage has occurred on route to the dealership. Make sure the registration plates match. Ensure any options you specified have been included. Check that the fuel tank is full. If...

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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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