Mothers Day’s Competition Winner

Cinty Fay is the winner of our Mothers Day Competition.

Easter Egg Appeal for the homeless on behalf of You’re Not Alone

Easter Bunny

Easter Egg Appeal

You’re Not Alone is calling on local businesses and members of the public to bring seasonal chocolate cheer to the homeless  whom we support. You can give someone a little bit of chocolate heaven by buying an extra egg and donating it to You’re Not Alone

Many of us will spend Easter weekend with our families, and it’s easy to forget that not everyone has a place they can call home, or families who care for them. You’re Not Alone works with hundreds of Homeless people on Dame Street who can feel very isolated and lonely at these family times.

Last year You’re Not Alone received a record number of Easter eggs from generous businesses, organisations, and individuals, all of which were distributed to the homeless and they even had eggs left over which was donated to the children’s wards in Beaumont Hospital young people and women with children across their projects, and this year they are hoping to do the same. 

After the success of the Christmas Shoebox Appeal, Martina from Baldoyle Auto Centre has agreed to be a drop off point for the Easter Egg Appeal.  We will be collecting eggs until 24th March 2016

Drop off point to Martina at Baldoyle Auto Centre Ltd, Unit 138-139, Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Dublin 13

Directions: Turn into Baldoyle Industrial Estate and take a left, At the next T Junction take a Right and half way down the road you will see Kane Kitchens take this left and Baldoyle Auto Centre is at the end on left.

Car Service – Seven signs a car service is required

Car Service – Seven signs a car service is required 

  • Warning Messages
  • Strange Noises
  • Shaking Steering
  • Tyres Out
  • Burning Smell
  • Smoke
  • Filling up more

Looking after and maintaining your car will save you money in the long run. Ideally you should service your car at least once a year. Below are seven signs your car needs a service.

1. Warning messages

Modern cars have dashboard warning messages. Don’t ignore these if they appear as it could lead to a serious malfunction. In some cases the message will tell you to have the car serviced.

2. Strange noises

Ignoring strange noises is a mistake that could prove costly. A grinding or squealing sound might be a problem with your brakes. A roaring sound could be an issue with the tyres or wheel bearings.

3. Shaking steering

If you find your steering wheel shaking or vibrating uncontrollably while driving it is likely your tyres may need balancing or re-aligning. A simple fix if spotted early enough.

4. Tyres out

While we’re on the subject of tyres make sure to check the tread depth regularly. If the depth is less than 1.6mm then you’ll need to change them.

5. Burning smell

If you notice a distinctive burning smell particularly of rubber it could be a transmission leak. Fluid leaking onto a hot engine will create this odour. The old fluid will need to be drained out and then replaced.

6. Smoke

Exhaust smoke is a sign your car could have an oil leak. Check to see if there is any thick black liquid or soot building up within the exhaust pipe.

7. Filling up

If you find yourself filling up more often than normal it could be a good time to have your car serviced. High fuel consumption indicates a possible engine fault.

If you’ve come across any of these warning signs why not book in for a full car service today with one of our highly trained mechanics.