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Tracking

Tracking

Wheel alignment, sometimes referred to as breaking or tracking, is part of standard car maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car maker’s specification. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tire wear, and to ensure that vehicle travel is straight and true (without “pulling” to one side). Alignment angles can also be altered beyond the maker’s specifications to obtain a specific handling characteristic. All new vehicles leave the factory with their alignment checked and adjusted. Usually the technician paints the heads of the adjustment hardware to show it has been set, also to show if it has moved later on. Under normal driving conditions many vehicles can go 50 000 km+ before they need a new set of tires which is a good interval to have the alignment checked as well. Any severe driving incidents, or changed suspension components would also warrant a check. In the same fashion that you will wear out your shoes if you walk only on the inside or outside edge, so your tires may become worn if not within allowed specifications. Many performance vehicles sacrifice tire life for driving performance. As the tire will bounce, it is the first spring that your car rides on, affecting and potentially shortening the life of, all other components. Braking distance, ride quality and even fuel economy are all affected by the correct inflation and rotation of tires. If your vehicle squeals while turning corners on dry pavement, it is probably time to have your alignment checked. Changing rims and tires will normally not affect the alignment but will affect secondary angles. Consult Thomond Tyres Limerick for our specialist’s advice. Tracking starts from...

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Bulbs & Wipers

Bulbs & Wipers

Windshield wipers are lightweight and inexpensive, so many car owners naturally assume they are a foolproof purchase. In fact, older blades or blades not designed for your typical driving conditions can lead to significantly impaired visibility. To ensure you always know where you’re going no matter what the elements bring, it’s essential to choose the right windshield wipers for your car. Wipers are from €15...

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Batteries

Batteries

What to look for when buying a car battery. Car battery is essential part of your car and is responsible for powering all electrical and electronic components of your car. If the car battery is old, it will not be able to hold the power level required to run a car. That can cause battery drainage and possibly emergency breakdown. Car battery drainage can occur if any of electrical devices such as car radio or lights are left on without engine the running. You need to take couple points into consideration before making a purchase – battery size, reserve capacity or car battery freshness. Car battery size The size of car battery is specified in your car’s manufacturer specification or instruction manual. Choose the correct size and type of battery for your driving needs. Bear in mind your driving needs and climate and check your owner’s manual for the correct physical size. Group size in the manual refers to the outside dimensions of the car battery and the placement of the terminals (plus and minus). If the car battery is too small, you will not be able to secure it correctly and can move during driving, which can cause the damage to the car – car batteries are filled with acid and can seriously damage your car’s circuitry. Long battery life is very important if your daily driving practice are mainly short, stop-and-start trips. Short trips don’t give much time to your car’s alternator to recharge the battery. Typical battery with a long life will be able to survive those shorter trips. CCA code gives you information how battery acts in colder climate and will it be able to run in temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius. CCA information also indicates how much current your car battery will deliver. Check whether you should use (very popular these days) maintenance free battery – sealed – that will not require topping up with water. Less popular low maintenance car batteries are unsealed and have caps on top that let you to add water. If choosing a car battery sounds to you like sorcery, come to Thomond Tyres in Limerick. We will assist you in selecting a proper car battery that will meet your car manufacturer’s requirements and fulfill your driving needs. Batteries are from €50 and come with a gaurentee ring with your car type for a more specific...

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Valeting

Valeting

We don’t price our valets over the phone we need to see the car and then we give a price!.

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