New Ireland Motors https://newirelandmotors.ie Car Sales | Car Servicing | Crash Repairs | Baldoyle, Dublin Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:53:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.6 5 signs your car service is due https://newirelandmotors.ie/5-signs-car-service-due/ Mon, 25 Feb 2019 12:33:23 +0000 https://newirelandmotors.ie/?p=2108 Buying a car is a big investment. Outside of the cost of the car itself, you also have tax, insurance and NCT fees to consider. For many people, the thought of bringing their car in for a service every 6 or 12 months even though nothing is wrong, seems like a waste of money. However, […]

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Buying a car is a big investment. Outside of the cost of the car itself, you also have tax, insurance and NCT fees to consider. For many people, the thought of bringing their car in for a service every 6 or 12 months even though nothing is wrong, seems like a waste of money. However, it’s so important to look after this big investment you’ve made. A car service should be considered as preventative maintenance. You are more likely to find potential issues and get on top of them early, rather than being hit with a huge bill when it all goes wrong. A regularly serviced engine is less likely to give problems, whereas one that’s never been serviced could result in a big bill. It could even mean you’ll need to completely replace the car. So how do you know when your car service is due? Here are five signs to look out for:

Service alerts

Most modern cars will give you an alert when your next service is due, or how many miles/kilometers are to go until it is. Just be sure to ask your mechanic to update the on-board computer when they complete a service so that it’s accurate. Each model will have different recommended intervals for a service, depending on engine size. Your mechanic will often also leave a sticker on your windscreen or dash that advises at what mileage your next service is due.

Check the service history and manual

If your car is second-hand, check the service history to see how often it was serviced. You should also consult your owner’s manual which will give detailed recommendations based on the specifications of your car.

Warning lights

Keep an eye out for warnings on your dashboard regarding things like oil, brake fluid, or the engine warning light. Regular checks will ensure that everything is running smoothly and identify any potential issues.

Know how your car should ‘feel’

When you get used to driving your car, you’ll get a feel for what’s right and what isn’t. Unusual vibrations, pulling in a particular direction, or any unusual noises are always worth checking out with your mechanic and may be a sign that your car needs a service.

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Before your NCT

This will be the most common time that people book in a car service, however you should always maintain a regular servicing schedule to ensure your car is always running smoothly and not just ahead of your test. Let your mechanic know that your NCT is coming up, so they can do a full service with thorough checks of your lights, tyres, brakes and more. It can help to pull up any potential issues that would cause a failure in the NCT.

New Ireland Motors are specialists in car servicing in Dublin, and our expert team of mechanics will ensure your car is running at top performance. Remember, servicing your car regularly can help you avoid unforeseen costs, and a full service history can also add value should you choose to sell your car in the future. Contact us today to book your next car service!

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What to do if you have an accident https://newirelandmotors.ie/accident-crash-repairs-in-baldoyle/ Wed, 30 Jan 2019 09:54:33 +0000 https://newirelandmotors.ie/?p=2101 Top tips from our experts in crash repairs in Baldoyle. It can be difficult to remember what to do if you have an accident in your car. It can be a very stressful event and even traumatic, so we’ve compiled our top tips for what to if you are involved in a crash. Check for […]

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Top tips from our experts in crash repairs in Baldoyle.

It can be difficult to remember what to do if you have an accident in your car. It can be a very stressful event and even traumatic, so we’ve compiled our top tips for what to if you are involved in a crash.

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Check for injuries

Check both yourself and any other passengers in the car for any injuries. If you’re unsure, it’s safest to call 999 for an ambulance. Don’t move any injured parties as this may cause further injury, unless they are in immediate danger from other vehicles. If this is the case, an emergency operator should be able to guide you in the safest way to do this. Provide as many details as possible to the emergency services about the crash and number of people involved.

Exchanging details

If you’ve been involved in an accident with another car, it’s important to remember not to take any blame for the accident. Exchange details with the other party, including:

– name, address, phone number
– car insurance company name and details
– insurance policy numbers
– car registration plate numbers
– car’s year, make, model and colour
– name and contact number of any witnesses to the accident

Take photos

If you have a smartphone or camera, take photos of the crash scene where possible. Keep your safety and the safety of others your utmost priority while you do this. Take photos of any damage to your vehicle and the others involved.

Notify your insurer

Contact your insurance provider as soon as possible with all of the details gathered above.

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Finally, contact New Ireland Motors

New Ireland Motors are Dublin’s leading crash repair specialists and can help you arrange for any repairs after an accident. We provide a range of services including panel beating, spray painting and mechanical services in Dublin. We offer a hassle free insurance claim service. Simply leave your vehicle with us and we will process all the paperwork around the claim. If you need more information or advice about crash repairs in Baldoyle, contact us or call us 01 8166666!

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Don’t let learner drivers drive your car unaccompanied https://newirelandmotors.ie/dont-let-learner-drivers-unaccompanied/ Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:52:38 +0000 https://newirelandmotors.ie/?p=2052 Motorists could face huge fines or prison if learner drivers use their cars. Recent laws are clamping down on learner drivers and the people who allow them to use their cars. Numerous of parents allow their son or daughter to use their car under a learner permit. Although now the car owner will also be […]

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Motorists could face huge fines or prison if learner drivers use their cars.

Recent laws are clamping down on learner drivers and the people who allow them to use their cars. Numerous of parents allow their son or daughter to use their car under a learner permit. Although now the car owner will also be responsible for ensuring learners drive under their rights.

The new laws approved by the Cabinet say that motorists that allow their cars to be used by an unaccompanied learner driver could be issued fines up to €2,000 or up to 6 months in prison.

The law is expected to lower the number of crashes caused by learner drivers and less learner drivers will take to the roads without a full licensed passenger.

Some motorists believe the law is unfair as they may not always be aware. They may be misled to believe that a leaner driver is being accompanied. Although the law will force motorists to be more informed about other people using their car.

According to RTE, the Road Traffic Amendment follows an examination of the law in this area by the Attorney General Seamus Woulfe.

The amendment will form part of the new Road Traffic Bill. This is set to move to committee stage in the Oireachtas in the coming weeks.

Gardaí will also have the power to seize vehicles driven by unaccompanied drivers.

The law was pushed after a high profile Irish campaign. The campaign was by a number of victims from road crashes who protested that further restrictions need to be put in place for learner drivers.

While it is unclear exactly how many people will be affected by the incoming rules. The latest Garda and Road Safety Authority figures show more than 10,600 fixed penalty points notices were issued to unaccompanied drivers in 2017.

The law being issued is also due to the latest Road Safety Authority figures. Which show that of the 12 fatal road crashes involving learner drivers last year, 10 were unaccompanied learner drivers.

For the full article by RTE, click the link here.

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AA Roadwatch reports dangerous driving conditions https://newirelandmotors.ie/dangerous-driving-conditions/ Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:34:10 +0000 https://newirelandmotors.ie/?p=2046 Motorists must drive safe due to icy driving conditions. Since the start of spring we haven’t seen much sunshine. The weather has been cold, recently we have had snow come and go and driving conditions haven’t been the best. Last week snow, sleet and hail fell across the country and we might be due more […]

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Motorists must drive safe due to icy driving conditions.

Since the start of spring we haven’t seen much sunshine. The weather has been cold, recently we have had snow come and go and driving conditions haven’t been the best.

Last week snow, sleet and hail fell across the country and we might be due more next week. With temperatures looking to drop below zero, AA Roadwatch are warning drivers.

Authorities have warned of dangerous driving conditions in part of the north west, the west and the midlands. Many areas have roads with left over ice and snow so drivers must be aware of the driving conditions and take caution.

There have already been a number of crashes due to the icy roads. Including one at junction 17 Athenry, another in the N65 between Loughrea and the motorway, one on the N4 in Carrick-on-Shannon and two incidents in Tipperary.

Drivers are being asked to make sure their car is fully serviced to ensure your car is safe for the roads. Keep windows clear and make sure you remove any ice or frost before you drive. Don’t let your tires loose their air and keep them pumped up.

Gardaí also advised drivers to be aware of the danger of “sun glare”, which can result in motorists being dazzled by the intensity of low sun on the horizon.

For the full story from The Irish Times, click here.

For more information on how to keep your care safe during icy weather, check out our blog here.

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Top tips on how to become a Taxi Driver in Dublin https://newirelandmotors.ie/become-taxi-driver-dublin/ Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:17:17 +0000 https://newirelandmotors.ie/?p=2035 Starting a new career as a taxi driver. People in Dublin are known for relying on taxi’s to get from one place to another. Therefore drivers are always looking to get involved in the taxi industry. Whether your a taxi driver looking for the late night party clients or the running late for work clients, […]

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Starting a new career as a taxi driver.

People in Dublin are known for relying on taxi’s to get from one place to another. Therefore drivers are always looking to get involved in the taxi industry.

Whether your a taxi driver looking for the late night party clients or the running late for work clients, be sure to follow the right steps.

New Ireland Motors are experts in renting taxi’s with over 40 years experience in the taxi industry. So here are our top tips on becoming a taxi driver.

Study and Prepare

It may seem obvious but before booking your SPSV entry test be ready. There are many online training courses and books you can buy that will give you everything you need to know for the test. You will need your PPS number and a full Irish drivers license or driving licence from another EU, EEA or other recognised state. The test costs €90 so study and pass first time!

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After you pass your exam you are NOT sent out your SPSV licence, remember to apply. You need to get a PSV 15/18 application form from your local Garda station and pay your licence fee to the National Transport Authority. After you fill in the PSV 15/18 application form, return it to your local Garda Station along with passport photos.

Check your options

Find out how many hours and what hours your looking to work as a taxi driver. For some people its a full time job while others may only work peak hours/days. Therefore working for a taxi company or as a sole trader may not always be the best option. Renting taxi’s in Dublin is very common and saves the hassle of using your personal car. We offer taxi rentals from just €200 per week and all cars are fully serviced. Find out more HERE.

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Top 5 tips on driving safe after dark https://newirelandmotors.ie/top-tips-driving-safe-dark/ Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:28:41 +0000 https://newirelandmotors.ie/?p=2029 Take precautions and drive safe late at night. Driving safe on the road is becoming more difficult as the number of vehicles driving late at night increase. With more people driving to work in the early morning and back home late at night, driving safe is more important than ever as there are more cars […]

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Take precautions and drive safe late at night.

Driving safe on the road is becoming more difficult as the number of vehicles driving late at night increase.

With more people driving to work in the early morning and back home late at night, driving safe is more important than ever as there are more cars on the road than ever.

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The average working person now spends approximately seven hours and 50 minutes traveling every week. This is according to the CSO’s National Travel Survey, which travel patterns across Ireland. So be sure you are driving safe in the dark.

Driving in the dark is already more difficult than during daytime but when there are an increasing number of people also driving, safety precautions must be taken into place.

Here are some top tips on staying safe when driving late at night or during early mornings.

1. Make it bright again

Use your headlights when possible, if there is no danger to shining your light at another car then light up the road ahead. Be cautious when using headlights for possible cars ahead but using your head lights in the dark can majorly improve your view of the road. It not only shows a clearly picture of the road but can make you feel more awake and alert while driving.

2. Take a break

Driver fatigue is a serious issue on the roads. The RSA highly advise people to ‘stop, sip, sleep’ for those who feel sleepy while driving. This is where you pull over your car somewhere safe, sip a caffeine drink and sleep for 15 minutes. Driver fatigue is a contributory factor to 1 in 5 driver deaths in Ireland every year. According to a survey done by the Road Safety Authority, over 1 in 10 motorists have actually fallen asleep at the wheel.

3 Check your journey

There are often weather warnings and accidents on the road so prepare your journey. Even if your just going to work listen or check weather and news updates to ensure you will get to your destination safely. The Road Authority advise listening to sources such as the Department of Transport, local radio stations, Met Eireann, AA Roadwatch and the Garda updates.

4 How is your night vision?

When it comes to driving safe, have a regular eye test. It is extremely important if you are driving at night. Some people struggle more then others at seeing in the dark and an eye test will recognize this. This way your eye care can protect you on the roads.

5 Making your car safe

Having your car fully serviced is very important when tackling the roads at night. Regular checks are also key to ensuring road safety. Your car cannot run without the right amount of oil so make sure you check your oil level by simply pulling out the dipstick and seeing where the oil level is. You should take your car in for an oil change on a regular basis. A tire pressure gauge is an affordable and easy to use tool that can prevent a flat tire or worse. Tires that are improperly inflated can cause blowouts that lead to accidents. We depend on our brakes even more during dark roads so don’t wait until they start making noise to have them checked. See more on how to have your car winter ready HERE.

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Merry Christmas! Avoid crash repairs this winter https://newirelandmotors.ie/merry-christmas-prepare-crash-repair/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:10:00 +0000 https://newirelandmotors.ie/?p=2023 New Ireland Motors wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We hope drivers are extra safe on the roads and avoid any crash repairs over the festive season. Roads become more dangerous during the winter period due to rain and snow. The icy ground causes huge amount of accidents on back roads and main roads. Leading […]

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New Ireland Motors wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We hope drivers are extra safe on the roads and avoid any crash repairs over the festive season.

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Roads become more dangerous during the winter period due to rain and snow. The icy ground causes huge amount of accidents on back roads and main roads. Leading to high volume of crash repairs. Please prepare yourself and be cautious during turns and on roundabouts.

 

Even Santa’s sleigh has gotten a full service here at New Ireland Motors to prepare for any storm coming his way.

Dublin has one of the highest number of car collisions due to it’s high population but there are a high number of ‘Black Spot’ areas in other counties. A Black Spot is an area the Garda have listed as a speed enforcement zone.

Image of Crash Repairs on New Ireland Motors BlogThese roads are highlighted as there have been a high number of road accidents here. When roads are wet or icy, the chances of a collision are greater. There is one section of road with a particularly high casualty rate. It is a stretch of single carriageway between Arklow and Rathnew. It has claimed 33 lives over 25 years, making it one of the worst black spots in the country. We advise all customers to take precautions if using this road.

We advise drivers to watch out for pedestrians and cyclist as they can not always be seen between the window wipers.

If you or a friend have done damage to your car due to a collision, call New Ireland Motors. We offer competitive prices on all accident repair, panel beating, spray painting and mechanical services.

Check out more about our Quality Assured Crash & Accident Repair here.

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Is your car winter ready? – Car Servicing Dublin https://newirelandmotors.ie/car-winter-ready-car-servicing-dublin/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:27:58 +0000 https://newirelandmotors.ie/?p=2015 Car servicing is key to being winter ready. Having your car servicing done before the winter is vital if you want to avoid high cost damages. New Ireland Motors provide quality car servicing but here are some of the reasons why it is important to prepare your car for winter.   1. Avoid engine trouble. […]

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Car servicing is key to being winter ready.

Having your car servicing done before the winter is vital if you want to avoid high cost damages.

New Ireland Motors provide quality car servicing but here are some of the reasons why it is important to prepare your car for winter.

 

1. Avoid engine trouble.

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Oil tends to thicken as it gets colder, and if it’s too thick it won’t do the best job of keeping your engine lubricated. This causes numerous car break downs during the Christmas period. To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, get an oil service. Each car requires the right amount of thickness for this time of year so be sure to use a professional service company.

2. Can you see out your windows?

Windshield wipers should be changed once a year to work effectively. Make sure you have new wipers to tackle the rain and frost on your windows. Also check to see that your heater and defroster are working properly so you can keep the windshield nice and clear.

3. Have your belts and hoses checked.

When your having a full service done make sure the belts and hoses are checked. Even if you have a modern car, the cold can cause damage here.

4.  Pump up your tires

As it gets colder out, the air pressure tends to drop in tires. Don’t wait until you are on a slippery road to discover this and pump up your tires regularly. Well inflated tires provide the best possible traction for driving on icy roads.

5. Don’t let your car freeze over

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Stock up on anti-freeze mixture. Always mix 50% anti-freeze with 50% water inside your radiator. This will prevent the mixture from freezing even at ridiculously cold temperatures.

New Ireland Motors want to prepare all drivers this winter. If your car is due to be serviced please call us on 01 8166666.

Read more about our Car Servicing Here.

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Car repair – Porsche Boxter https://newirelandmotors.ie/car-repair-dublin/ Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:35:21 +0000 https://newirelandmotors.ie/?p=1925 Car Repair Dublin   Our latest Project came in the form of a low mileage 1998 Porsche Boxter | Car Repair Dublin This top marque had been parked up for in excess of four years and was badly in need of some of our car repair magic. We specialise in Car Repair Dublin Some of […]

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Our latest Project came in the form of a low mileage 1998 Porsche Boxter |

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This top marque had been parked up for in excess of four years and was badly in need of some of our car repair magic. We specialise in Car Repair Dublin

Some of the issues with the car when it arrived at our garage included:

 

  • Car not starting
  • Water ingress caused dashboard to peel
  • Brakes ceased up
  • many body panels faded or damaged.

 

As part of the works we carried out, we completed a bare metal respray of all panels that had paint damage, restoring all of the paintwork to its former glory. We fully serviced the car including renewing brakes all around. We also fixed some minor electrical faults consistent with rodent damage and replaced the entire dashboard.  We also replaced some faulty components in the electric convertible roof to bring it back to a fully operational state.

When we were satisfied that all remedial works had been carried out, we booked the car in for an NCT to give our client satisfaction that the car had been given a clean bill of health. We then delivered the car back to a very satisfied customer.

Car repair and restoration is just one of the things we do best at New Ireland Motors. So if you are looking for quality car repair in Dublin look no further than New Ireland Motors. We are situated in North County Dublin, in Baldoyle. Only minutes from Portmarnock, Donaghmede, Raheny & Coolock. If it is quality Car Servicing you are after Call our Car Garage to book in. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Check out the gallery below for some before and after photos.

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If you have a car that needs restoration don’t hesitate to contact us today. You can take some photos and email them to us as a first step. You are also more than welcome to drop in to us at any stage for a chat. Our address is:
New Ireland Motors
Unit 67b
Baldoyle Industrial Estate
Baldoyle
Dublin 13

 

 

 

 

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5 things to remember if you’re in a car accident https://newirelandmotors.ie/5-things-remember-after-car-accident/ Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:05:04 +0000 https://newirelandmotors.ie/?p=1889 A Car Accident is one of those things we don’t think about. “It will never happen to me” is generally the thought… Unfortunately it happens, more often than we like to believe Thousands of collisions occur on Irish roads every year. They can occur from something as simple as backing out of your own driveway […]

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A Car Accident is one of those things we don’t think about. “It will never happen to me” is generally the thought… Unfortunately it happens, more often than we like to believe

Thousands of collisions occur on Irish roads every year. They can occur from something as simple as backing out of your own driveway to a more serious high-speed crash on a motorway. Despite this, we as drivers are still unaware of the steps we should take if we are involved in a car accident. At New Ireland Motors, we are always at the other end of the phone should you experience a car accident. Today we’re giving you the 5 things you should always remember to do if you’re involved in a collision.

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1: Check for injuries; call an ambulance when in doubt

Do a quick assessment of yourself, any passengers, and those in any other vehicles involved. If you suspect someone has been injured, take care not to move them as this could cause more damage. Saying this, you should always ensure that any injured person is comfortable and out of further harm’s way.  If you believe there are any injuries, be sure to contact emergency services as soon as possible.

2: Turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights and place a warning triangle on the road if you have one

Hazards are essential, especially if it’s dark or there is poor visibility. This will warn oncoming traffic of the hazard ahead and prevent any further accidents.

3: Call the police and/or emergency services

If the collision has caused damage to the vehicle or vehicles only, then ensure you call the guards who will attend the site and create a formal report. This can be essential should you need to make an insurance claim.  If there is a potential injury, then call 999 or 112 so that an ambulance and the gardaí can attend the scene of the accident.

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4: Call your insurance company

You should contact your insurance company as soon as possible to make a record of the accident. Do this even if you’re not sure if you’ll need to make a claim or not. Make a note of the time, date and location of the accident and the persons involved. You should also ensure to take the insurance details of any other drivers involved, and take photos of any damage done.

5: Call your local garage

Your local garage will be able to provide a tow truck service to remove your car from the scene of the accident if necessary. They will also provide estimates for repairs and carry out repair work to ensure your car looks as good as new.

At New Ireland Motors, we provide all of the above services and more. We are available to provide advice and guidance should you be involved in a car accident, so never hesitate to contact us!

For some great tips on road safety, be sure to check out the RSA’s website.

 

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