Customer Review: Toyota Yaris Service

It’s not everyday you get a handwritten review . Our client Mary Vincent kindly dropped in the below handwritten review of her experience with us last week.

” I am a customer of Baldoyle Auto Centre and wish to make the following comments on my most recent visit when I left my car in for a full service.  Sometime this can cause some anxiety as my car is 18 years old and I am a senior citizen! But the welcoming atmosphere in Baldoyle Auto put me at ease from the start, and I knew my car was in the hands of honest friendly staff who care about their customers.

I appreciated how John explained the work that had been carried out and the supportive advice I received on the upcoming NCT.  The entire visit was very pleasant and the final touch of a free car wash was much appreciated.  Kindness and caring was part of the service in Baldoyle Auto Centre, it made all the difference.  Mary Vincent

Toyota Yaris Review

We are a Repak ELT Member

Repak ELT Member

Minister Denis Naughten introduced new tyre regulations on October 1st 2017 which include the operation of a tyre compliance scheme. Repak ELT has been approved to run the scheme to carry out all regulatory functions on behalf of its tyre members.

New tyre regulations came into effect on 1st October 2017 which introduced a visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC) as a statutory contribution towards the recycling and recovery of end of life tyres.

The vEMC for passenger car tyres is €2.80 (€3.44 including Vat) and motorcyle tyres €1.50 (€1.85 including Vat)

Baldoyle Auto Centre joined Repak ELT to be compliant with these Regulations and to ensure the sound environmental management of your waste tyres


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We’re Hiring Panel Beater/Spray Painter

Baldoyle Auto Centre is seeking applications for our busy bodyshop in north Dublin.

We require a 2nd or 3rd year Panel Beater/Spray Painter.

Must be willing to work in panel preparation, paint and refinish

You’ll ideally be self-motivated, highly organised and driven, with a good personality and an enthusiastic team player. You’ll be passionate about the industry, your career and committed to producing high quality work.

To apply email CV to

Christmas & New Year 2017/2018 Holiday Closing Arrangements

Friday 22nd December – 8am – 2pm

Saturday 23rd December – Closed 

Sunday 24th December – Closed

Monday 25th December – Closed 

Tuesday 26th December – Closed 

Wednesday 27th December – Closed 

Thursday 28th December – Closed 

Friday 29th December – Closed 

Saturday 30th December – Closed

Sunday 31st December – Closed 

Monday 1st January – Closed 

Tuesday 2nd January – Open 

Christmas Shoebox appeal for the homeless in Dublin

As we rush about our daily lives in the hectic build up to Christmas, take a moment to think about how you can help those less fortunate than yourself.

In the run up to Christmas, Martina will be collecting a Christmas gift box for the homeless

To get involved in the appeal, simply find an empty shoebox, wrap the box and the lid separately, and label whether it is suitable for a male, female or child (including age and gender Take a shoebox, and fill it with some of these gift suggestions for general shoebox

Socks, a hat, gloves, scarf, Personal hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, shower gel, soap, deodorant, moisturiser, baby wipes, hair brush/comb, face cloth, new underwear, new warm socks, and warm hats/gloves/scarf

Treats: sweets, chocolate, Coffee, Sugar, Deck of cards

If you do not have time to make a shoebox but would like to get involved you can put your donations in a bag or a box and the group will arrange them into christmas gifts.

Drop Off Point :

You can bring your packed boxes into Martina at Baldoyle Auto Centre Ltd,

Unit 138-139 Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Baldoyle Dublin 13.

If you have any questions email

Final day for drop off will be 15th December

Directions to us

Turn into Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Take a left and then a right, half way down the road on the left you will see Kane Kitchens & Heat Merchants, take this left turn and we are located in the second last building on your left if you require directions please call 01-8321045


Current Vacancies – Fully qualified Mechanic

Fully qualified mechanic required for Baldoyle Auto Centre.  Salary based on experience,  Good diagnostic skills, good customer skills ability to work on own initiative. Must have full clean drivers license C license an advantage. CVs to info[at] or call 01-8321045

What to do if you put petrol in the tank of a diesel engine?

What to do if you put petrol in the tank of a diesel engine?

Do Not Turn On The Ignition.

Diesel is heavier than petrol, and much more oily.  It needs pressure to be ignited and does not evaporate as petrol does.  What happens after putting diesel on a tank is, diesel sank and injectors feed the engine a load of diesel.  When you try to ignite the engine, spark plugs won’t be able to fire the diesel and the engine won’t start.

To fix the issue, draining the tank and filling it again with petrol, cleaning the injectors and finally cranking the engine to throw up the unwanted diesel would suffice.  If fuel has entered the fuel lines it would be advisable to replace the fuel filter also just to be on the safe side.

Please do not start the engine or turn on the ignition as this will push the alien fuel through the system.

If this happens contact Baldoyle Auto Centre or your local mechanic and tell them the exact quantities and circumstances involved.  If it’s only a small amount, they may reckon you will get away wit it but please be aware every case is different. The age and condition of the car, engine etc are crucial factors.

If it was a good few litres you will almost certainly have to get it drained – you have to balance the potential high cost of damage/repairs against the lesser price of draining the tank and flushing the system

The danger with petrol in diesel i that it reduces lubrication that can increase damage to the pump and injectors because you have more metal to metal contact.

Reminder no matter what do not turn on the ignition until you get advice from a mechanic that will give you time and expertise before any harm is done.

If you need advise we can be contacted at 018321045 and our workshop is based inside Baldoyle Industrial Estate in Dublin

Current Vacancies – Fully qualified Motor Mechanics

Current Vacancies – Fully qualified Mechanics

Baldoyle Auto Centre is a fully Irish owned company and a leading provider of motoring services in the North Dublin area. The company is based in the Baldoyle Industrial Estate in a convenient location which offers easy access to both Dublin city and the surrounding area via the M50.

The company has built an excellent reputation as a one stop automotive repair and service centre offering top quality mechanical repairs and servicing, a full accident repair service and many other additional motoring services.

Many staff at the company previously worked at the well respected Teeling Motor Company in Howth and have been working as part of a close knit team for over 20 years. This experience, as well as on-going training, enables them to offer motoring services and customer care of the very highest standard.

Complementing the expert staff team, Baldoyle Autos workshop facilities fully equipped with the latest automotive equipment technology to carry out almost any job be it mechanical, electrical, diagnostic or bodywork to the highest of standard to keep customer vehicles safe, in perfect running order and in pristine condition.

We offer service, repairs and bodywork on all makes and models of car as well as light commercials vehicles.

we are now looking to recruit for fully qualified Mechanics to join our team at Baldoyle Auto Centre.

The applicant must have good communication skills, be able to work on own initiative and be able to work well as part of a team.

To apply call 01-8321045


Headlight Restoration

Headlight Restoration

When you have a headlight restoration complete with us you will have clear, bright, durable long-lasting finish that will enhance safety and appearance.

A vehicle’s headlight enclosures come with factory original equipment manufacturer ultra violet protective coating.  These types of enclosures are polymer based coated.  They are bonded together before installation under intense UV light to be optically clear, durable and long lasting, but the natural elements over time (sunlight) will cause headlight lens to slowly oxidize and discolour. This cloudy look does not only look unappealing but actually restricts the brightness of the headlamps.

Benefits of headlight restoration

  • A long lasting finish
  • It is very cost effective
  • Helps the environment by not throwing away the old headlight
  • You can see better during night driving
  • Adds value to the car
  • Makes the front of your car look fresher
  • Head lamp aim check is carried out after the restoration


Toyota Yaris headlight restoration saved our client €355

Two new headlamps & headlight alignment would cost approx €435
Headlight restoration completed at Baldoyle Auto Centre cost €80 


Toyota Yaris Before Restoration


Toyota Yaris after Headlight Restoration


























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