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Cars

Why Diesel Engines Are Becoming Old-Fashioned

There is an ever growing need for diesel technology to improve, which constantly puts pressure on diesel engine manufacturers. This is due to a combination of government pressure as well as the fact that diesel engines are behind the times, especially when compared to the highly efficient hybrid engines. Many utility vehicles such as busses and trucks are still powered by diesel engines, and while they are modified to fulfil government requirements and emissions standards, they are all riding a fine line of being outright... Read More »
Car Information

Petrol Cars vs Diesel

If you don’t often travel on motorways a diesel car may not be the best choice. Many modern diesel cars are fitted with a diesel particulate filter, which can clog if the car isn’t consistently driven at motorway speeds. Diesel cars in general have lower running costs compared to petrol. This is thanks to the cheaper price of diesel as well as the better fuel economy of disiel engines. This allows diesel owners to recoup the generally higher on-the-road price you pay for a diesel... Read More »
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Preparing a Car For Spray Paint

Spray painting a car is relatively straight forward if the correct steps are carried out. Here is a quick guide on how to prepare a car so that it is ready to be sprayed. It’s recommended to spray paint a car in the summer. Aerosols tend to work more effectively in warmer climates, and the heat helps to speed up the paint drying process. If it’s not warm and dry, a well-ventilated garage is the next best option. Overalls and old clothes, as well as disposable gloves... Read More »
Cars

Developing The Electric Car

There has been a huge shift in the perception of the electric automobile. What was once seen as something not worth the effort of developing, has transformed into one of the most important technological leaps in automotive history. The electric car has always been looked at in direct comparison with the traditional gasoline powered car. Since it’s early conception in the 1890s, it has had to go up against the easily mass-produced combustion engine cars that we see in vast numbers on the roads today. However, in... Read More »
Vehicle Advice

Tips For Sleeping In The Car

It can be easy on a long journey or road trip to break your normal sleeping schedule, and if there’s no hotel nearby to stay in the only option is to get some sleep in the car. This doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience though, with some easy relaxation methods those essential hours of sleep can be had. Get Comfortable Take off your shoes and wear loose clothing if possible. Cotton or wool clothing and blankets are perfect for sleeping in the car as they tend to dissipate heat more effectively than synthetic fabrics, this will help your... Read More »
Car Maintenance

Tips For Charging A Car Battery

Charging a car battery may seem straight forward at first, but there are a few important considerations to make that will make the charging process easier and extend the lifespan of the battery itself. When charging a battery remember that the energy put into the battery should be used immediately. Without doing this the battery will begin to sulfate which can affect its performance and longevity. All car batteries are attached to an alternator. This charges the battery and works best if the battery is not deeply discharged. The alternator also tends to... Read More »
Car Maintenance

Tips For Driving On Icy And Snowy Roads

It can be difficult to drive on roads that are hit by unfavourable weather conditions, arguably the worst of which are icy and snowy roads. Luckily with the right knowledge before hand it can be much easier to tackle these tricky roads. One of the most important things to remember is to drive at the right speed. Maintain safe stopping distances between the car in front at all times. In wet weather, you should leave double the distance you normally would, and in snow and ice this can be up to 10 times... Read More »