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Why You Will Fail the NCT (Part 2)

Why You Will Fail the NCT (Part 2)

As we recently highlighted, the same four items keep coming top of the list for NCT failure each year:  Front Suspension, Tyres, Headlights, and Brake Lines/Hoses. We’ve dealt with the suspension and tyres so now let’s see if we can improve your chance of passing the test by making sure your headlamps and brakes are […]

11 Jun 2015

Why You Will Fail the NCT (Part 1)

Why You Will Fail the NCT (Part 1)

The same 4 items keep coming top of the list for failing cars at the NCT each year. These are; the front Suspension, tyres, headlights and brake lines/hoses. So let’s see if we can improve your chance of passing the test first time by making sure you have them in tip-top shape. Not alone will they make […]

03 Jun 2015

Top 5 reasons to buy petrol cars

Top 5 reasons to buy petrol cars

Petrol cars have been second-class citizens in our diesel-dominated market. But is it time to take a new look at them? Over the past few years, especially, the technology used in petrol engines has begun to catch up in a big way. They are beginning to perform as well as diesels, and fuel consumption has […]

01 May 2015

When is a write-off not a write-off?

When is a write-off not a write-off?

The term “write-off” immediately suggests something so badly damaged that it’s of no further use or value. However, this is not completely true for vehicles and while many write-offs are only good for crushing, many others can be repaired and then safely and legally be put back on the road. This will depend on the […]

19 Aug 2014

Used car advice: family hatch for €5,000

Used car advice: family hatch for €5,000

Used family car on a budget of €5,000 from Aidan Timmons on Vimeo. The brief At the time of writing this article the immensely popular advertising website Donedeal.ie hosted an eye-popping catalogue of over 52,000 used cars. One could be forgiven for thinking there is a whole sea of choice out there for the used […]

24 Jan 2014

SEAT LEON ST: First Drive

SEAT LEON ST: First Drive

Aidan Timmons was in Barcelona attending the international launch of the SEAT Leon ST. With SEAT Ireland making pretty impressive headway in the market this year, Aidan was keen to find out if the new estate version of the Leon is likely to be a hit in Ireland. LINK TO A VIDEO REVIEW – SEAT Leon […]

09 Dec 2013

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