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Posted 25.01.2023
Owning and driving a vehicle is becoming more expensive by the day, and you need to be smart if you want to keep your costs manageable. A lot of people make bad decisions when buying a vehicle or have very bad driving habits, but just making a few changes could be enough for them to significantly cut their costs. Let's take a look at a few tips you can follow if you want to keep your vehicle's running costs as low as possible. Get Cheaper Insurance There are tons of different ways that you can reduce your insurance costs, but the easiest way is to compare car insurance quotes between...
Posted 20.12.2022
As a car enthusiast, you probably love your car a lot. You've spent countless hours and dollars making it the best it can be. You've also made sure that everything from the tires to the interior is exactly how you want. But what about your insurance?   Does your current insurance policy cover your car? Is it enough to cover everything that can happen to your beloved? Probably not.    That's why we’ve created this guide: to introduce you to comprehensive car coverage, help you understand why it is so important, and give you an idea of how much it costs.  What Is Comprehensive Car Coverage?...
Posted 07.10.2022
Automatic cars are an entirely different beast compared to manual cars. While a manual car has a stick that the driver uses to shift gears, an automatic car has a shifter knob (or simply, a shifter) that is used to select the desired gear. The shift knob in an automatic car typically has three positions: Park, Drive, and Reverse. In addition, there may be a position for Low gears (if the car is equipped with low gears), as well as a Neutral position. Shift knobs can come in a variety of different materials, such as plastic, metal, wood, or even glass. Some are even decorated with jewels or...
Posted 07.10.2022
  If you are a car owner, you may be wondering if you need to change tires when you change rims. The answer to this question is not as simple as a yes or no answer. It really depends on a few factors, such as the type of car you have, the type of tires you have, and the type of rims you want to purchase. If you have a sedan or coupe, chances are that the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) tire size will work with aftermarket rims. However, it's always best to consult your car's owner's manual or the rim manufacturer to be sure. If you have an SUV or truck, you may need to purchase new...
Posted 07.10.2022
  If you ever wonder if you should leave your car on while removing jumper cables, the answer is no. Once the dead battery has been given a jump-start, you can turn off your engine and remove the jumper cables.  If you're not sure how to properly remove jumper cables, here are a few tips: First, make sure that the cars are not touching each other before you begin. Second, disconnect the black, or negative cable from the car with the dead battery first. Third, disconnect the red, or positive cable from the working car. Finally, remove the last black, or negative cable from the working...
Posted 29.07.2022
According to statistics, four people die daily in Australia, and another 90 sustain severe injuries from car accidents.  Whether involved in a minor or a serious accident, you may be shaken up and struggle to think clearly. Therefore, it’s essential to educate yourself ahead of time.  Here are the things you should do when involved in an accident:  What to Do if You've Had a Car Accident 1. Check for injuries This is the first step you should take when involved in an accident. Safety should be your priority; everything else can wait. Check on the passengers in your car if there are any,...
Posted 25.04.2022
Many people would say that buying a classic car today represents one of those things that sounds better in theory than it looks like in practice.   In other words, you might think you want to buy a secondhand classic or antique car without thinking through some of the challenges of keeping one of these vehicles around (like classic car insurance, for example.)   On the other hand, these cars can be an excellent investment and carry their value. If you are a real gearhead, fixing up and restoring one of these beauties can be a rewarding experience.   With that in mind, here are...
Posted 10.03.2022
Tire issues are the cause of over 15,000 accidents in the UK every year. Although tire safety may seem like an insignificant problem, unsafe tires can actually cause a lot of damage. And although these issues are fixed easily, a large part of the reason why they aren’t fixed is because many people still remain clueless as of how to spot tire problems. As a result, they neglect checking their tires and instead ignore the problem. Firstly, it is important to note that tire problems can affect all tire types and so anyone who owns a vehicle will need to practice tire safety. There are many...
Posted 22.02.2022
Humankind has always been fascinated by speed. In history, people collected Thoroughbred and Arabian horses to show how fast they could get from one place to another. When Henry Ford made the Model T in America, people were fascinated at how fast these mechanized vehicles were compared to horse-drawn carriages. From that time forward, inventors made lighter and faster cars. Today we have the Devel Sixteen, the world's current fastest car with a top speed of 347 mph, the SSC Tuatara with a top speed of 331mph, and the Hennessey Venom F5 with a top speed of 301 mph, to name a few. All these...
Posted 26.01.2022
Playskool Motorsport & Luke Algar =========================== This post by Graeme Finlayson was removed from WSCC https://forum.wscc.co.uk/forum/topic/124372-build-diary-westfield-seiynergy-how-much-power-is-too-much-power/page/10/ so it is being posted here in full. ---------------------------------- 7th January, 2022 Graeme Finlayson: Well, it's time for an update. I'm a straight shooter, I don't mess people around, as anyone who has dealt with me during my time with Westfields and the WSCC will attest to. I've been involved with Westfields and the club for...

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