• Camping Trip

    Camping Trip Are you thinking of ways to entertain your children in the summer holidays? Or are you bored to death after your semester’s completion and can’t think of anything productive to do in your holidays? You have landed on the right web page, as I have a brilliant idea for you to consider. Camping! …

  • Buying A Used ATV

    Buying A Used ATV Dirt, gravel, mud, and asphalt, you can conquer them all with an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). How exciting would it be if you could own and use an ATV whenever you like instead of renting one? However, when it comes to buying an ATV, a new model could cost you a fortune. …

  • Traffic Tickets

    Traffic Tickets Getting stopped for traffic tickets is no fun, especially when you are moving with the flow of traffic and avoiding maneuvers that might endanger other drivers. While you might occasionally be surprised by the reasons given for pulling you over, there are actually only a few constantly popular moving violations that seem to …

  • Renting A Car in Australia

    Renting a Car in Australia Australia is one of those countries that is best explored by a scenic road trip. Although there are train services and well-connected transport facilities, a road trip down under can offer some spectacularly unique sights. In order to cut down on your traveling expenses, renting a car may also be …

  • Common Causes for NCT Failure

    One of the most inconvenient times of the year is when your car is due an NCT test. The car may feel like it is in top condition to you, but the testers may be able to find a fault that you don’t know about. Their say is final, so it is vitally important that …

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Camping Trip
Camping Trip Are you thinking of ways to entertain your children in the summer holidays? Or are you bored to death after your semester’s completion and can’t think of anything productive to do in your holidays? You have landed on the right web page, as I have a brilliant idea for you to consider. Camping! Yes, it is a fun way to spend time with your family and friends during the holidays and learn new things. Take your best utility vehicle on the trip. If you don’t own one, rent it out and read my tips to learn the best ways to equip your SUV with all the essential materials for a successful camping adventure. 1) Vehicle Enhancements: When you take your SUV into the wild, you should be prepared …
Buying A Used ATV
Buying A Used ATV Dirt, gravel, mud, and asphalt, you can conquer them all with an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). How exciting would it be if you could own and use an ATV whenever you like instead of renting one? However, when it comes to buying an ATV, a new model could cost you a fortune. An average ATV can sometimes cost about as much as a full-fledged compact sedan. No one in their right mind would spend this much money on a vehicle that is viable for specific locations. That’s why I think it is a good idea to buy a used ATV. It would obviously cost less than the new offering and would have all the features and accessories that come with a new ATV. A used ATV is …
Traffic Tickets
Traffic Tickets Getting stopped for traffic tickets is no fun, especially when you are moving with the flow of traffic and avoiding maneuvers that might endanger other drivers. While you might occasionally be surprised by the reasons given for pulling you over, there are actually only a few constantly popular moving violations that seem to be common to practically everybody’s driving habits at one point or another. The Top 5:  There are about ten very common categories of moving violations, but the five that are most popular on that list are: Speeding, exceeding posted speed limits Failure to stop (at a light or sign) Unsafe lane changes, usually because of a missed signal Reckless driving Following too closely At least three of these top infractions are based entirely on the …
Renting A Car in Australia
Renting a Car in Australia Australia is one of those countries that is best explored by a scenic road trip. Although there are train services and well-connected transport facilities, a road trip down under can offer some spectacularly unique sights. In order to cut down on your traveling expenses, renting a car may also be the best option. If you’re unaware of how to rent a car in Australia, then here are some ways that can help you through the experience. 1) A valid International License: An international license means you have another valid identification on you, which is considered to be a plus for people that trot the globe. Although some nationalities may be allowed to drive in Australia without it, officials encourage travelers to not take any chances …
Common Causes for NCT Failure
One of the most inconvenient times of the year is when your car is due an NCT test. The car may feel like it is in top condition to you, but the testers may be able to find a fault that you don’t know about. Their say is final, so it is vitally important that your car is fully prepared for taking the test. Less than half of all cars tested for the NCT pass on the first go. To ensure that you don’t fall into this category here are some of the most common reasons that cars fail the NCT. Tyre thread depth and damage: You will almost certainly fail the NCT if your tyre depth is below the legal limit, if there is any damage to your tyres …
Car Seat Safety For Children
Car Seat Safety For Children Did you know that all children under 12 must travel in a child seat while in a car? Also, a correctly fitted car seat can reduce injuries by 95-99% for rear facing seats and 60% for forward facing child car seats. To ensure your kids are fully secure while driving, here are your top questions answered. What type of car seat does my child need? This all depends on what your child weighs, rather than their age. For babies up to 13kg/29lbs, you need a rearward facing baby car seat. For children between 9-18kg/20-40lbs, a forward facing child seat is required. At 15-25kg/33-55lbs, a child upgrades to a booster seat, before finally a booster cushion for 22-36ks/48-79lbs. How do I know what car seat is …
Future Of Automotive Industry is Hybrid Cars
Ever since the emergence of Toyota Prius in 1995’s Tokyo Motor Show, the World is mesmerised by the futuristic technologies and fuel saving powers that hybrids have to offer. The Prius took the lead in garnering public and critic’s acclaim in Japan, with the first mass produced Prius of 1997 winning highly reputed title of ‘Car Of The Year Japan’ – the same title that Toyota Aqua or Prius C won in 2012. Soon after, in 1999, Honda Insight was released which pushed the boundaries and showed the world what this new technology is capable of. The first-generation Insight achieved an impressive EPA rating of 53 miles per gallon (4.4 L/100 km), a figure which still stands unbeaten, though Honda failed to replicate this figure in subsequent generations and models, …
How to Drive in Spain
You can garner a ton of memorable memories on your road trip to Spain from UK. Beautiful scenery, fluid roads and mesmerising architecture are sure to leave a lasting impression on the whole family for many years to come. With Google Maps and Satnav for assistance, car rentals offering competitive prices, and all-encompassing insurance plans from different insurance companies, driving to Spain has become a hassle free, enjoyable experience. But before you take the plunge and ditch the airlines for a one in a life time UK-Spain road trip, you need to get accustomed to road rules, laws and the documents needed for the journey, so let’s begin: Documents Required: The UK nationals can still drive in Spain and across Europe, for now, with their valid UK driving licence, V5C …
Best Engine Oil For Your Car
One of the first things to check when you are in search of the best engine oil for your car is the Grade. The oil’s grade is denoted like 10W-40 (which you can see on the label), which implies the thickness or viscosity of the oil. Modern engines come with finer tuning, so they require oils with low viscosity. However, it is not that simple, as modern oils have become quite complex. Most oils have 2 sets of numbers as they are multi-grade and this means there are additives in the oil, which allow it to change viscosity at different temperatures. The first number of the grade shows how smoothly the oil will function at low temperatures. So, the lower the number, the better the result. The W in the …
Choose The Best Baby Car Seat
Statistics have shown that 3 out of 4 baby car seats are improperly installed in cars, which accounts to 75% safety seats potentially causing injuries or failing to protect your child. With all the belts, latches, anklets and buckles while keeping track of weight, height and age, shopping for a baby car seat quickly become overwhelming. Well, it shouldn’t be. Let’s break down this seemingly complex yet absolutely essential kid gear, according to kids size (age, height and weight), to flush out the complexity. Birth to 2: This category is for infant seats, which are required to be rear-facing to safeguard your baby in case of impact/ accident. Maximum weight limit for this category is 20 to 35 lbs, depending on the maker. However, height is an equally important determining …
Booster seats and booster cushions exist to provide a safe travelling experience for your children, most importantly, toddlers. They raise small children above their height so that the car’s seat belts can be easily fastened around them. Booster cushions are different than booster seats, because of the absence of a back, so they do not provide side impact protection. Booster seats do come with detachable backs, but it is better to keep them on for added protection. Now that you know booster seat is a traveling essential for your children, but this doesn’t end here. The right choice of a booster seat and its correct installation play an important part in the safety of your child too. The last thing you want is an unfixed booster seat thrashing along with …
Apple CarPlay
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link are three top systems offering seamless integration of your smartphone with your car’s infotainment system. Auto manufacturers either provide CarPlay – smartphone-infotainment integration solution from Apple – or Android Auto  – Google’s take on the integration -, and few come with Mirror Link – an open source integration solution. Only a few vehicles render all three or two of the three prevailing systems. Though Ford Sync has been around for a longer time than all three mentioned earlier, but it is limited to Ford vehicles, so we are leaving that out for this comparison. All three integration platforms require you to connect your smartphone with car’s infotainment system via cable. Wireless connectivity is a future prospect for now. Upon connecting, car’s infotainment system …