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Posted in Category(ies):  Company News   |   Posted on Monday, 10 February 2014  |  By Darren Caldwell

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Celebrating 40 years in Business

Posted in Category(ies):  Company News   |   Posted on Wednesday, 8 January 2014  |  By Darren Caldwell

2014 is a big year for TD Caldwell Ltd as we will be celebrating 40 years of providing excellent service to our customers.  

Please keep watching our blog and Facebook pages for details.

 

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TD Caldwell achieves new industry standard

Posted in Category(ies):  Company News   |   Posted on Monday, 2 December 2013  |  By Darren Caldwell

T.D. Caldwell Ltd is delighted to announce that we have successfully achieved the new Certified Steel Standard (CSS) for vehicle bodyshop repairers in Ireland with the roll out of the Standard taking place in early 2014. 

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5 Things you must check on your car before Winter

Posted in Category(ies):  Company News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 29 October 2013  |  By Darren Caldwell

 

Autumn is here and that means the hardest season for your vehicle is around the corner. Winter takes its toll on many drivers, particularly if you haven’t taken the time to do some basic maintenance on your vehicle.

Here’s what you need to know to reduce your risks of getting into an accident in slippery conditions and to help you get more life out of your vehicle.

1. Check Your Tires. First, you’ll need to check the tread-wear on your tires.  You’ll also need to check your tire pressure to make sure it’s at the optimum level for your particular vehicle. If you live in an area with chronically bad winter weather, you may want to consider purchasing snow tires for the winter season.

2. Replace Your Windshield Wipers. This is one thing that many car owners miss, and it can have serious consequences. The elements are hard on your wipers, and they should be changed twice a year, in spring and autumn. Don’t forget to change the wiper on your back window if you have one!

3. Change Your Oil. As the weather cools down, you’ll need to make sure you’re using the right viscosity of oil. If you change your own oil, check your owner’s manual to make sure you’re using the recommended oil. 
4. Check Your Battery. The last thing you need when it’s cold is to end up stranded somewhere. Take your battery to a shop and have it checked to make sure it’s got enough power to get you through winter. If you’re getting your oil changed, many shops will even throw in a battery check for free.

5. Check Your Antifreeze. After the long, hot summer season, you’ll also need to make sure you’ve got the right levels of water and antifreeze in your car. The ideal mix is 50/50. It’s best to have the professionals take care of this one for you, unless you have experience in checking your antifreeze.

These five simple steps will help keep your car running smoothly all winter and reduce the risk of getting into an accident or needing a tow.

At TD Caldwell your safety is our concern. 



 

 

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Autumn Blues ...

Posted in Category(ies):  Company News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 1 October 2013  |  By Darren Caldwell

Our Indian Summer seems to be coming to an end so it’s time to start preparing your car for the changing weather. 

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Seasonal Preventative Maintenance for the Autumn Months

Posted in Category(ies):  Company News   |   Posted on Monday, 2 September 2013  |  By Darren Caldwell

Seasonal Preventative Maintenance for the Autumn Months

 

Autumn is here, school has started and everyone is back on the road again.  Seasonal maintenance not only extends the life of your vehicle, it saves you money and time. Prepare for seasonal conditions in advance to help improve your vehicle’s value, get the most out of its' mileage, and keep yourself and your family safe.

Brake inspection/work – Do not avoid brake repair. Damaged brakes can be a safety hazard.

Oil change – Based on your vehicle’s owner manual, it may be time to have your oil changed.

Check hoses, filters, coolants – Ensure all hoses and filters, such as oil, gas and air, are in good condition. Make sure you have the correct amount of coolant and that your thermostat, heater, and defroster are working properly. Coolant should be changed roughly every two years.

Tune-up – Based on your owner manual, it may be time for an engine tune-up.

Check the battery – Examine your battery. If there are any problems, we’d be happy to repair or replace it for you.

Tire pressure – When the leaves change so do your tires. Check your tires’ inflation and wear. You want to have the right amount of tire pressure, especially as the weather begins to cool off. It is also good practice to check your spare tire and ensure it is properly inflated.

Wiper blades – Windshield wiper blades are typically used more frequently in the autumn and winter, and should be replaced in early autumn if necessary.

Your owner’s manual is always a good source of information on what parts of your car need maintained and at what intervals.

Saving money helps make seasonal maintenance less of a hassle – call in to us today for a seasonal check to ensure that your vehicle is in optimal condition.

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ARG - Accident Repair Group Ireland

Posted in Category(ies):  Company News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 20 August 2013  |  By Darren Caldwell

TD Caldwell is proud to be one of the founding members of ARG Ireland. At TD Caldwell and ARG Ireland we understand that for any person involved in an accident, there can be a high level of stress involved. However, it is important to get your car repaired to strict manufacturers specifications in the interest of safety.

ARG Ireland is a collaborative group of the Ireland’s leading accident repair centres, each providing the widest scope of cover and service throughout Ireland.

Our partners are some of the most recognised and respected names in the industry. You can be assured that your insurance company is likely to be working with them today and will have been doing so for many years.

ARG was formed in 2010 and is based on our shared high values of, ethical dealings, professionalism, integrity and their most respected capability in vehicle repair quality.

The primary aim of the ARG is to provide exceptional peace of mind in customer support, communications and outstanding vehicle care with safety and quality paramount.

The scope of services from the group are extensive and satisfy any repair needs required by insurance companies, fleet operators and private clients. With combined trading of over 100 years we feel sure that exceeding your expectations will be our expectation.

Should you be unfortunate enough to have an accident – and it can happen to anyone; you want action, you want looking after and you want it fast!

All of our customers are kept informed throughout their crash repair process through our unique login in system, live progress updates are automatically uploaded to this website direct from the bodyshops time capture system allowing on-line vehicle progress tracking.

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Summer Maintenance Tips for your Car

Posted in Category(ies):  Company News   |   Posted on Monday, 22 July 2013  |  By Darren Caldwell

Some more handy DIY car maintenance advice, specific to summer and driving in warmer weather to help to keep your car in good shape for those longer summer drives be it in Ireland or abroad.

What to look out for - Some car troubles can be exacerbated by an increase in temperature. Take your car’s cooling system for example. If you have any existing problems relating to your coolant system (for example a faulty cooling fan) this could be magnified by heat and traffic, which could cause your car to break down.

So a big piece of advice for motorists is if your engine begins to overheat or you notice a loss of coolant, it’s essential to have it investigated immediately. By doing this you’ll almost certainly prevent further damage and costly repairs.

We also strongly recommend motorists to follow the below check list before heading off on any long drives or driving holidays this summer:

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We have been using TD Caldwell Ltd for a long number of years now and the quality of work and turnaround time are fantastic; we find them very professional in every way.

Paul Duffy, General Manager Commons Road Cars