Tips & Tricks

  • One of the easiest ways to make your favourite set of wheels look better, is to park it on a bright, shiny, clean garage floor. But before you rush off to your the paint store [...]
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      All who know me, are aware of my obsession with keeping vehicles clean. My wife complains that I try to restrict her from driving in the wet or on gravel roads. It should come [...]
  • An ideal garage

    March 24, 2017 0
    For many true car nuts the garage is more important than the house. Sure, you need a place to cook your food and a bathroom, but you can eat, sleep and live in a garage. [...]
  • If regular fuel is good, then premium fuel must be better – right? Not necessarily for most vehicles. Going to that more expensive stuff may provide no benefit at all. You won’t get more power, [...]
  •     Like everything else in life, tires get old. And just like us, they may look OK and be fine in everyday use, but they reach a stage where they are no longer able to [...]
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    10 cleaning tips

    April 12, 2017 0
    Tips for 10 of the most difficult detailing or cleaning issues. Everybody who takes time to clean their vehicle on occasion has some favourite issues. If you’re a regular detail kind of person you know [...]
  • Fogged Up Windows

    March 25, 2017 0
      How to deal with fog on the inside of your windshield Most motorists know to use the defrost position of your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system to clear the inside of the windshield. [...]
  • oil change
    Don’t hurry to change your oil Chemistry and technology have made huge changes in the past couple of decades. This is especially true for engines, where manufacturing tolerances and emission regulations are both tighter. Engines [...]
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    Spring Cleaning

    March 28, 2017 0
      I drive more than 100 new cars a year and being a bit OCD, end up cleaning most of them. I thus have accumulated extensive experience and a list of favourite cleaning products and [...]
  • 10 tips for safe driving 1 – Expect the unexpected Processing all the visual information around us on the road and prioritizing it, is the answer to safe driving. We must be able to ask [...]


More about cars

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    Safe design

    March 8, 2017 0
    Safety has always been a factor in vehicle design, but took on a more critical role in the seventies with the first 5 mph (8 km/h) bumpers. Remember those beauties that protruded about one foot [...]
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    Hands on the Wheel

    March 8, 2017 0
      You can tell a lot about drivers by the where they place their hands on the steering wheel. There is the classic nine and three – with subtle variations ranging from ten and two [...]
  • Big wheels a big deal

    March 24, 2017 0
    Big wheels Wheels are the cosmetic jewelry of the auto industry. From the time a designer sketches a proposal for a new vehicle, to the time its’ third owner gets through personalizing it, big wheels [...]
  • headlights
      As someone who drives hundreds of new vehicles every year, I am well aware of the disparity in headlight performances. Part of my normal test route involves unlit secondary or back roads. It only [...]
  • 10 tips for safe driving 1 – Expect the unexpected Processing all the visual information around us on the road and prioritizing it, is the answer to safe driving. We must be able to ask [...]
  • No Picture
    Volvo certainly made the news this week with the announcement it would only offer “electrified powertrains” in all new cars launched after 2019. “This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” Volvo [...]
  • NAMYUNG, South Korea – The Hyundai – Kia R & D centre here, is a perfect example of how this massive South Korean conglomerate has become one of the Global Top Five vehicle producers. South [...]
  • Fleet sales
    There was an interesting little missive in my mailbox the other day. “Honda remains the least fleet-oriented brand in 2016,” DesRosiers Automotive Consultants reported. At the other end of the sales spectrum more than 80% [...]
  • The originaL equipment tires on your new vehicle are part of an intricate financial relationship between the tire and car companies, dealerships and consumers. You may not have given much thought to those four round [...]
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    It has been my great pleasure, and job, to drive hundreds of new vehicles every year for more than three decades. I have watched as manufacturers embraced new technologies. They have not only coped with [...]