Services list First Stop Ireland

Puncture repair

Includes removal, the repair of the puncture and re-fitting of the tyre or tyres.

Rotating tyres

Switching tyres between axles - swapping front and rear - to equalize the wear

Wheel balancing

Adjust wheels to optimize tyre performance and give safer, more comfortable driving conditions

WHY REPAIR A PUNCTURE
  • You’ll save money by not buying a new tyre
  • You will avoid internal damage to the tyre
  • You will extend the tyre life.
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WHY REPAIR A PUNCTURE
WHY ROTATE MY TYRES
  • Avoids premature, abnormal wear on the tread
  • Maximizes tyre life
  • Provides uniform grip and traction on each axle
  • Ensures safer driving
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WHY ROTATE MY TYRES
WHY SHOULD I BALANCE THE WHEELS
  • Avoids vibration in the steering wheel and the bodywork
  • Prevents serious damage to the suspension
  • Reduces excess fuel consumption
  • Maximizes tyre life
  • Improves the drive and passenger experience when driving in the car
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WHY SHOULD I BALANCE THE WHEELS

Wheel Alignment

Checking the alignment of the vehicles tyres by adjusting steering and suspension so your vehicle goes in a straight line

COURTESY VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTION

First Stop Offers all customers a Free Courtesy Safety Inspection in order to detect faults or damage

Battery

Includes supply and fitting of the battery

WHY SHOULD I ALIGN MY CAR’S STEERING
  • Ensures the car's steering is in perfect condition
  • Ensures the tyre adheres to the road surface
  • Significantly extends the lifespan of your tyres
  • Provides safer, more comfortable driving
  • Makes sure that your car is travelling in a straight line
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WHY SHOULD I ALIGN MY CAR’S STEERING
WHY CARRY OUT A SAFETY INSPECTION
  • Avoid possible emergencies
  • Warns of more serious faults
  • Reduces the financial cost of maintaining your vehicle
  • Reduces environmental impact
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WHY CARRY OUT A SAFETY INSPECTION
WHY CHANGE THE BATTERY
  • A flat battery means the car will not start
  • Most of the car's components depend on it
  • Avoid damage to electrical devices: central locking, air-conditioning, lights, radio and so on
  • It is sensitive to extreme temperatures
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 WHY CHANGE THE BATTERY

Bulb Change

Includes the removal or old and the fitting of new bulbs

Wiper Blades

Includes supply and fitting of windscreen wiper blades

Head light alignment

Check the alignment of headlights and adjust if necessary

Why have your bulbs replaced?
  • To have visibility when driving at night.
  • To help others see you when driving at night.
  • To give advance warning to  other motorists which way you are going.
  • To stay legal when driving.
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Blue car glass
WHY SHOULD I CHANGE THE WINDSCREEN WIPER BLADES
  • Ensures correct visibility through the windscreen
  • Eliminates irritating noise caused by rubbing or vibration against the glass
  • Prevents scratches and striations on the window
  • Improves your driving safety and comfort
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WHY SHOULD I CHANGE THE WINDSCREEN WIPER BLADES
Head light alignment

Why do I need a headlight alignment check

  • Headlights that point too low will not properly illuminate the road.
  • Headlights that point too high will not properly illuminate the road and will dazzle oncoming drivers.
  • Incorrectly aligned headlights will result in a failure on  NCT. (National Car Test in Ireland)
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Head light alignment

Brake pads

Includes supply of new pads and replacement of old ones

Brake Fluid Change

Our First Stop dealers have fully qualified technicians who will drain the old brake fluid and then refill with new brake fluid to the correct specification.

TPMS

Installation of the tyre pressure monitoring system, TPMS - Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

WHY SERVICE MY BRAKES
  • This is a basic factor in vehicle safety
  • The components are subject to continual wear and tear
  • To ensure efficient braking
  • To ensure you can drive safely and comfortably
  • To make you stop so that you do not hit the car in front of you
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WHY OVERHAUL MY BRAKES
Brake Fluid Change
  • Brake Fluid plays a crucial role in your cars braking system as it responsible to help move various parts of your vehicle's braking system when a driver presses the brake pedal to activate the brakes to make the car stop. 

 

  • The Brake Fluid operates under high temperatures and at high pressure without it, your vehicle would not be able to stop when you push the brake pedal inside your vehicle. 

 

  • Your vehicle's Brake Fluid serves as a lubricant of all movable parts and prevents corrosion. It has to be compatible with rubber seals and hoses thus allowing braking systems to achieve long service and optimal performance. 
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brake fluid
What does TPMS mean and do?
  • Checks tyre pressure in real time
  • Reduces excess fuel consumption
  • Encourages greener driving
  • Makes driving safer
  • Tyre pressure monitoring service which makes sure you tyres are running at their optimum prssure to aid performance 
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What does TPMS mean and do?

PRE NCT

A Pre-NCT check is a check of your vehicle prior to taking it for its National Car Test which is a compulsory vehicle inspection programme in Ireland.

Shock absorbers

Includes purchase and fitting of a pair of shock absorbers

Exhaust system

Includes dismantling the parts to be replaced and fitting the new ones

Why do I need a Pre NCT Check
  • It was designed to help prevent you driving a car which has a potentially dangerous fault and improve road safety in Ireland.

  • Pre NCT check will carry out checks on your vehicle to help identify items that we feel will be raised by the NCT centre when you car is presented for the test.

  • As part of your Pre NCT First Stop will check for the main failure items that are promoted by the NCT centre each year as well as checking you car for safety items that are not included in the NCT.

  • The NCT is conducted every 2 years for vehicles 4 years and older and younger than 10 years and vehicles that are being presented for their 10th anniversary inspection or older than 10 years must undergo an annual inspection. 
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WHY REPLACE SHOCK ABSORBERS
  • Keep the tyres in contact with the road at all times
  • Provides safer, more comfortable driving
  • Maximises tyre life
  • Avoids wear and tear of other parts of the car
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WHY REPLACE  SHOCK ABSORBERS
WHY CHANGE THE EXHAUST PIPE
  • Avoids loss of power and restriction of exhaust from the engine
  • Cuts polluting gas emissions
  • Helps maintain the cars fuel consumption
  • Reduces engine noise
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WHY CHANGE THE EXHAUST PIPE

Coolant Fluid

Includes emptying and refilling the system  with new fluid

AdBlue®

Includes refilling the tank and resetting the system

Cabin /Pollen Filter

Includes the Replacement of your Cabin Pollen Filter

WHY CHECK THE COOLANT FLUID LEVEL
  • Helps to prevent corrosion in the engine
  • Stops the vehicle overheating
  • Stops the coolant circuit freezing
  • Prevents damage to other components such as radiator or thermostat
  • Helps the performance of the air-conditioning
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WHY CHECK THE COOLANT FLUID LEVEL
WHY REFILL WITH AdBlue®LIQUID
  • Without AdBlue®, your vehicle will no longer start
  • Your car will generate lower levels of polluting gases
  • You will make significant fuel savings
  • You will help to improve public health by reducing emissions
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WHY REFILL WITH ADBLUE LIQUID
Why have your Cabin Pollen Filter Replaced?
  • To prevent dust, mold and other pollutants from entering the inside of your car.
  • If suffer from hay fever and allergies pollen count is high pollen can still enter via the air conditioning or heater system.
  • Your journey will be more pleasant whilst driving.
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Cabin Pollen Filter

OIL CHANGE

What is included in the oil change and oil filter replacement

Air conditioning

Includes inspecting  a number of check points and recharges the air-conditioning

ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTICS

Checking the vehicle's electronic systems and sub-systems to detect faults or damage

WHY SHOULD I CHANGE THE OIL IN MY CAR
  • Improve your fuel efficiency of your car
  • Extended Engine Life
  • Less harmful Emissions being released into the air
  • Clean oil keeps it clean and stops the build up of debris in your engine
  • To help the performance of the car
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WHY SHOULD I CHANGE THE OIL IN MY CAR
WHY SHOULD I RECHARGE MY CAR’S AIR-CONDITIONING
  • It helps to improve your driving experience
  • Avoids tiredness and slower reflexes during your journey
  • Stops the build up of bacteria in your air vents which causes sickness and nausea in your car
  • Provides cool air when the ouside temperature is hot
  • It is recommended by your car manufacturer to have your Air-Con recharged every two years
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WHY SHOULD I RECHARGE MY CAR’S AIR-CONDITIONING
WHY CARRY OUT ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTICS
  • Checks the state of your car's electronics
  • Detects faults and warns of serious failures
  • Checks safety and comfort factors
  • Improves the maintenance process of your vehicle
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WHY CARRY OUT ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTICS