First Stop Blog

close up of a car brake

6th April, 2020

Brakes - Everything You Need To Know


When driving and approaching a stop sign, you simply press your foot on the brakes and the car stops.

Without the brakes, this wouldn’t be possible, and the outcome could be fatal.

The standard of braking systems fitted to vehicles is a key safety issue and a braking capability is one of the most important qualities a vehicle must have.

person changing a tyre

March 30th, 2020

I Have A Puncture, What Should I Do?


It is important to get a punctured tyre repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Driving with a punctured tyre can be dangerous and possibly lead to loss of control of your vehicle or driving with low pressure within the tyre can mean that a puncture may not be repairable as the integrity of the tyre could be compromised by driving with it.

close up of car radio

March 11th, 2020

The Most Popular Car Songs of All Time


Studies have shown that most drivers prefer music rather than silence. They become more relaxed and their enjoyment increases. Some say that music helps keep them be more alert on longer journeys.

There are a ridiculous number of car songs out there but fear not because we gathered the top 20 most iconic car songs of all time!

Leave the fear that’s holding you back and sing your heart out to all these songs you secretly love.

black porsche parked under cherry blossom tree

February 28th, 2020

5 Tips To Get Your Car Ready for Spring


As spring is finally here, you might feel it’s time to give your car a proper wash and the shine it deserves.

Our spring car cleaning tips will ensure your car is working and looking its best throughout the spring and well beyond.


February 14th, 2020

Treat Your Car This Valentine’s Day

Treat your car

Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on February 14th, and it’s about romantic love, friendship and admiration.

Your car serves you every day, whether it be for work or leisure.

Why not return the favour and show your car some love?


fireworks reflecting off two cars in the dark

January 27th, 2020

New Year's Resolutions For Your Car


Make yourself a better car owner and keep your car in the best condition with these 5 new year’s resolutions every car owner should have for 2020.  

a snow-capped mountain view out of a card window with the wing mirror in the foreground

December 23rd, 2019

6 Driving Tips For This Holiday Season


The holidays are one of the best times of the year! We at First Stop Car and Tyre Services want you to get to your destination safely and that’s why we prepared 6 handy driving tips for this holiday season.

a pile of wrapped presents on top of a red car

December 16th, 2019

Christmas Gifts You Can Give To Your Car


When handing out holiday gifts, don’t forget yourself, and more importantly – don’t forget about your car!

Have a look at some of our ideas for this holiday season.

a hand on a steering wheel with a sunset showing through the windscreen

November 22nd, 2019

10 Driving Tips To Help You Become A Better Driver


After months of studying the rules of the road and reversing around every corner, you finally got your full driving license. The roads are yours to conquer. The learning days are behind you. 

But, are they really?

Here at First Stop Ireland, we gathered 10 Driving tips to help you become a better driver.

Car battery

November 13th, 2019

5 Tips to Help Extend A Car Battery’s Life


Car batteries are an essential part of a vehicle, that’s why properly taking care of the car battery can help keep it running.  

Here are our 5 tips to help extend your car battery’s life.

gray concrete road between brown and green leaf trees

September 30th, 2019

Three Road Hazards To Look Out For In Autumn


Autumn is the season of sunny and dry weather, with pleasant temperatures. It’s famous for its changing colours and the change in landscape.

Weather and road conditions change with the season. To avoid Autumn road hazards – get to know the risk and prepare.

a wet motorway with cars driving down

September 30th, 2019

Driving Tips For Wet Roads In Ireland


“I’ll just leave a few minutes early, be grand”, is not going to cut it every single time.  

We gathered simple, yet effective tips for safe wet-weather driving in Ireland.

close up of tyre tread

September 2nd, 2019

Free Tyre Safety Check


Knowing your tyres are in good condition is vital to keeping yourself, your vehicle passengers and other road users safe when in your car.

Why not take advantage of our FREE tyre safety check!

car driving on road in rural area

September 2nd, 2019

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint In A Car


Better driving can not only reduce a negative impact on climate change by reducing CO2, but it can also save you a good deal of money by saving fuel.

Here at First Stop Tyre and Car Services we want to help you in becoming a ‘greener’ driver.

close up of tyre on black car

August 14th, 2019

The Most Valuable Safety Feature On Your Vehicle


As Ireland’s leading tyre experts, First Stop Tyres and Car Service Ireland have unrivalled experience of keeping the nation’s motorists safe on the road.

Tyres keep you on the road, prevent your vehicle from sliding in the rain, allow you to slow down and stop quickly.

Tyres matter.

person checking oil level in car engine

August 14th, 2019

Basic Vehicle Safety Checklist


“The little things mean the most. We pick up on the little things as soon as the drivers drive in. These are the small yet important things that the drivers might not notice themselves”

close up of flat tyre

June 27th, 2019

Don't Let A Flat Tyre Stop You From Summer Adventures


8 Reasons your tyres go flat and how to avoid the worst-case scenarios.

woman riding in vehicle putting her head and right arm outside the window while travelling the road

June 18th, 2019

10 Summer Driving Tips


Here are our 10 most important driving tips this summer. 
May your journeys be safe and fun!

black car with bridgestone branding driving through water

June 13th, 2019

Every Vehicle Needs Safe Tyres


There are many hidden dangers of cheap and part worn tyres. We at First Stop want to help you to make an informed decision when purchasing tyres. In this blog post we discuss the benefits of premium and mid-range, over cheap and part-worn tyres.