General Knowledge

Few simple ways to avoid paying parking fines 1

It’s very frustrating when you park your car and return to see a parking ticket on it. Many drivers pay this without even realising that they could indeed fight the ticket and avoid the charge. An estimated 8 million penalty charge notices are issued each year. This is an enormous amount, with very little of(…)

New speed limits 0

The speed limits on Britain’s roads haven’t changed but the guidelines have. What does that mean? Well if motorists are caught driving over the speed limits then the punishment rules come under a different framework. Police Forces who decide to sign up are indeed allowed to enforce their own limits but these new guidelines have(…)

Is this an end to Saab’s troubles? 0

Troubled Swedish company Saab Automobile signed a tentative financing and import deal today with largest car distributor in China. Saab’s parent, the Dutch sports car maker Spyker Cars, and Pang Da Automobile Trade, signed the memorandum of understanding in Beijing. Saab, one of Sweden’s biggest car producers has had dramatic and some unexpected changes in(…)

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(…)