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Parallel Parking Tips

Parallel parking can be tricky at times but making sure to follow the instructions to the bone is important, as often our worries about being too close or in the wrong position screws it up for us. Drive around until…

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Survive the storm! Scandinavian-style tips for your car

In Ireland, traffic grinds to a halt as soon as a few flakes fall but when it snows in Scandinavia, traffic generally runs as usual. But being snow-ready is something deeply ingrained in the Scandinavian psyche and there are laws…

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Vital! Some practical tips on how to handle Potholes!

How potholes occur: Potholes appear in winter and temperature drops when ice and running water disrupt the soil layer beneath the road surface.  Cars driving over these weak spots in the road cause the top layer to deform, crack and…

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European Car Hire

  Ever wonder how and what you need to hire a car when you’re in continental Europe? Don’t get bogged down by the confusing rates and other details not accustomed to us here in Ireland.  Heres the first things to…

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How to clear your Headlights

Driving takes your car to many different locations and exposes it to different weather. This wears down the car deteriorating it aesthetically but also damages its functions. The headlights are an important part of the car to ensure your safety…

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There’s more to Winter driving than the basics.

Winter brings with it a lot of extra challenges for road users, whether it’s snow, ice or low light conditions. Lots of people will be back on the road again now that the Christmas Holidays are over. We’ve broken down…

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Mechanic Mammy

In  the motor trade traditionally a lot of males work as mechanics,however a smaller amount of women  do as well.One Women in the UK has started her own business Louise Baker(thirty five year old).Who launched a mobil service (womanic.co.uk).While there…

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Will My Car Or Van Pass The NCT If I Get The DPF Removed !

Over in England removing the DPF is now a MOT failure(this was brought in feb 2014).Sooner or later the NCT may well follow suit.Removing the DPF will make the car or van illegal for road use.You may also invalidate your…

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Ford Focus Bonnet Lock not opening?

The ford focus can suffer from the bonnet lock not opening.The bonnet is opened from the out side of the car behind the grill with a key.Theres a plastic star shape shaft that breaks when this happens the lock can…

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Less than 10 important winter checks that you can do.

  One major hazard with winter driving is that the sun sets earlier in the day, which means there’s less daylight, especially on your commute home. As a result, you’ll want to do everything you possibly can to make sure…

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ECU / engine warning light

If your engine warning light is illuminated, often it’ll be accompanied by some unusual symptoms – these could include: a lack of power, as the car has gone into ‘safe’ mode to protect itself; an intermittent stuttering as you press…

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Try this Trick first! before wasting money Changing your ford alternator

Dublin Mechanic Tip for Ford Mondeo Car Repair Here is a tip for Ford Mondeo car repairs by Ronan Kelly Motors – Dublin_Mechanic. If your battery light turns on, you have a  problem. To check Charging Wiring problem. Checking your…

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