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Open thread: What's the best bit of car advice you've ever been given?

Share your wisdom.

IMPARTING CAR WISDOM is an Irish rite of passage.

Almost all of us on the roads today will have been given a gem or two of great advice, mostly likely handed down to us by our Dads in a typically gruff fashion.

Yep, somewhere in between the Swarfega and the WD-40 came some driving tips and car know-how.

We’re here to share some motoring common sense. We’d love to hear your best bits of car advice in the comments too.

Never, ever drive on a flat tyre

Just don’t do it. Not even if the garage is just around the corner, not ever.

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Change your wiper blades

Did you know your wiper blades should be changed every six months to a year? Well, now you do so you’ve no excuse.

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Don’t remove the essentials from your boot

Don’t remove those jumper cables to fit a suitcase and forget to pop them back in. And definitely don’t think that a set of golf clubs is a better use of space than your spare tyre.

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And think about adding these bits in

As well as the absolute essentials, think about keeping a torch, portable phone battery, bottle of water and a blanket in your car. You just never know. Channel the Scouts – fail to prepare…

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What’s the best bit of car advice you’ve ever been given?

The best motoring advice you’ll ever get is to opt for a car whose makers give you a great after sales service – like Ford. From servicing and repairs to NCTs and tyres, if you have a Ford car or van aged five years or older, you will find everything you need at Ford Motorcraft. It offers clear, transparent pricing with no hidden extras. Plus, your car will be looked after by Ford professionals using the latest equipment and Ford original parts.

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