How To Diagnose Strange Smells And Odours From Your Car

One of the things about owning a car, regardless of its age, is that you will come to notice all sorts of weird and wonderful smells and odours coming from various parts of it.   Whether it be a smell coming through your air vents, from a certain part of the engine or from underneath the car, some smells and odours might be unfamiliar to you, and you may become concerned about whether it’s something that could lead to a big (and expensive) problem that you will have to sort out.   Photo Read more […]

No Expense Spared: How To Make An Old Car Brand New Again

If you have an old car like a classic car or perhaps an oldish car which is still quite valuable, such as a Ford Escort RS Cosworth or a Porsche 356, you will doubtless be aware that your car has ‘gone on’ a bit and will be showing signs of wear and tear – even if you don’t drive the car on a regular basis.   Photo via Flickr   Many things will have made your pride and joy from showroom condition into something less than desirable such as every motorist’s worst nightmare Read more […]

Practical Ways To Keep Your Car Running In Winter

As we are in the midst of winter here in the United Kingdom, and the weather is progressively getting colder, the thoughts of many a motorist are turning to whether their cars are going to be able to cope with the harsh winter conditions with ease or not.   Photo via Flickr   I personally drive a fairly old car (it’s about 15 years old) and I’ll be honest with you, I do wonder whether it is going to make it through another winter but so far I’ve not had any major issues Read more […]

Oddball Ideas Cars Of The Future Might Actually Have!

One of the things that I love learning about is what future technologies can do to help us become better motorists on the roads of Britain. Car manufacturers have developed all sorts of assistive and ‘adaptive’ technologies to either make our lives on the road easier or safer, or to help us learn how we should perform certain tasks more efficiently than we do today.   For example, it is not uncommon to buy certain models which use cameras and sensors to park your car for you; it’s obvious Read more […]

5 Ways To Improve Your Car’s Handling

Regardless of whether your car cost £8,000 or £180,000 to manufacture when it was brand new, carmakers tend to compromise between cost and function when it comes to developing the best handling for their vehicles.   Photo Source   All too often, car owners complain about certain characteristics of their car’s handling being somewhat lax or inefficient; for example, some of the most common complaints about a car’s handling is its inability to go around corners at speed Read more […]

Getting Parts for a Bargained Price

Do you need car parts, but want them for the cheapest price available? When people sell parts, many of them take many factors into consideration when they determine the pricing of each item. The intricacy of the part along with the labor fees of removing them from another vehicle are the main two factors as part of the pricing process. In order to reduce costs, one must either remove the need for the part or remove the need for the labor. Since the former does not seem like a reasonable option for Read more […]

Choosing Your Vehicle’s Accessories

Presentation is everything, no matter where you are and what you do. If you have a vehicle then you want to make sure that it looks good but also that it suits your own style. Those who drive will often find that they are using their cars for practical reasons. Living out in remote, rural areas will often require you to have your own transport so this is something that you will need to consider if you do not have a vehicle. When shopping for one you will often pick the vehicle depending on specific Read more […]

Benefits of Using a Professional Car Wash

These days, owning a car is more than just a luxury; it has become a necessity for many people.  One of the greatest concerns associated with owning a car is maintaining a proper schedule of care and maintenance.  Since our cars are one of our largest investments, it is important to keep them running and looking their best. Regular washing minimizes oxidation and maintains your car’s finish, which is even more prone to damage in areas that experience harsh winters.  While many people prefer Read more […]

Winter Tyres Effectiveness-Lessons From Volvo Tests

It is very obvious to any driver that winter tyres must be very effective especially in heavy snow days on the road. To prove the effectiveness of tyres specifically made for the winter and the snow, Volvo has taken this to the next level with a number of tests where a snow slope had to be ascended. The information is expected to aid in making some tight decisions by a number of countries on whether tyres made specifically for the winter should be compulsory. After the elaborate test, it was discovered Read more […]

Upgrades of the a Classic Car

A classic car has the ability to provide memories from past decades. Whether the classic ride is equipped with a monstrous V-8 engine or an efficient six-cylinder motor, it is destined to make a lasting impression as it cruises down the street. Unfortunately, most classic cars are only driven on special occasions. Here are a few modern upgrades that can help transform a classic car into a daily-driver. Power Steering Most classic cars are equipped with a manual steering rack, which means that Read more […]