General Knowledge

Truth about BMW M6 CSL release 0

BMW announced years ago that a new M6 CSL was to be made and due to be released by 2010. The car was indeed built, but BMW announced the axe of the M6 CSL project due to “business reasons”. It appears that executives just didn’t see reasons to justify the car being put into production,(…)

Follow safe driving practices to avoid mishaps 0

Nearly all motorists on a daily basis are guilty of certain driving habits can potentially lead to crashes, near misses or even fatalities. Some of these bad driving habits are not even considered as mistakes by many drivers as it comes to them as their second nature. Adjusting all the side mirrors and rear view(…)

Do we really need an MOT every year? 0

It has very recently been announced that the government is pondering whether to extend the validity of the compulsory MOT Test. Under the new proposals the MOT Test would be done every two years rather than yearly, making the UK closer to the EU in regards to vehicle testing. This will certainly come as good(…)

The history of British motor industry 0

Back in the 1950’s the UK was the world’s second biggest car manufacturer. Many also remember the 60’s as when the industry had its glory days but the British Motor Industry has been declining slowly since. In fact in 2008 it was reported that Britain was the 12th biggest car manufacturer in the world. So(…)

Car Safety Technology 1

There are many new advanced technologies which have been implemented within cars to provide safety for drivers and passengers. These features are standard within most new cars and are being utilised effectively, preventing accidents, near misses and fatalities. Electronic Stability Control is built within all new vehicles. It’s a piece of technology that is used(…)

How is my vehicle powered – how does petrol make my engine work? Part 3 0

Remember from Part 2: Think of each piston in your engine as the leg of a cyclist on a bike. Except you need to imagine the cyclist with four legs (a typical car has four cylinders) or maybe six, eight or more – so a fly on bike, or a spider on a bike.  To(…)

How is my vehicle powered – how does petrol make my engine work? Part 2 0

Remember from Part 1:  When fuel burns, the space taken up by the exhaust gases is much much greater than the space that the original petrol and oxygen took up to start with. This is due to the gases produced, and a lot of heat. In an internal combustion engine, like the one in your(…)

How is my vehicle powered – how does petrol make my engine work? Part 1 0

In a nutshell, the fuel our car uses is a specific ‘fraction’ extracted from the refining of crude oil, which is a naturally occurring liquid, formed from the remains of animals and plants that lived millions of years ago, and were compressed by billions of gallons of sea water. Imagine crude oil is a box(…)

Is Buying a New Vehicle Cost Effective? 0

When you buy a new car, it is often quoted that it loses about 20% of its value, the moment you drive it off the forecourt. When you decide to sell it on – regardless of whether it’s only a week after you bought it, it becomes a second hand vehicle. So if you DO(…)

Dangers of potholes 1

Recently it was announced that councils are to get an extra £100m to sort out the hazardous potholes around Britain. At first this sounded like great news to many road users for obvious reasons. However it was discovered that billions of pounds are actually need to bring the roads up to an acceptable standard. This(…)