For the Honda enthusiast it may be hard to believe that the last CR-X rolled off the production line around 25 years ago ending a brief 8 year manufacturing period. Of course it was in fact a typical Civic with what some would call a fastback in order to give it a sporty look that was reminiscent of the 1980’s. Continue reading “The Honda CR-X, More Than A Civic”
It has become more and more common for new vehicles to be bought with alloy or some sort of expensive wheels now, rather than just the accessories they were say 10 years ago. Good looking wheels are now common place and even when not bought as new often have been added some time in the vehicles life.
The first glimpse of the Fiat Multipla happened somewhere in late 1998 as the Italian powerhouse looked at delivering a family car that was as practical as possible. It gained much praise with its then innovative design ideas within. It assisted in the myth that the most popular cars are those that do the job the best. Even the most modest of us want a vehicle that looks good and unfortunately, this was probably its Achilles heel. But the 1998 Multipla was not the first Fiat to bear its name.
I normally spend weeks if not months considering which replacement car to buy, but in this case a quick decision needed to be made as in 36 hours it was to be driven down to the south coast across the ferry and then down to the Alicante area of Spain. Continue reading “Buying A Ford C Max And Driving It To Spain”
When it comes to aviation, just popping down to the local breaker yard to get a part is not always the answer. Just like our daily drivers, airplanes also have to find a place of rest, sometimes at the end of the lives and in other times, just as storage just in case someone wants to invest the money Continue reading “So Where is The Biggest Airplane Graveyard In The World”
There was a time when a job was a job but employers expect so much now so they can pass quality and good value on to their customers, that a higher level of skill is required. Continue reading “A Motor Skills Shortage in The North East.”
It’s is not just European laws that are strict with the end of life process required to recycle and deal with car waste and scrap, Malaysia is also playing its part. The UEM plant has a video that shows the very strict process required. Continue reading “How UEM Viro Deals With End Of Life Cars In Malaysia”
Don’t take my work for it, Road and Track say just that and John Cangany, Sustainability Communications Manager for Ford says a car is the most recyclable consumer product. there should be no surprise as by law in Europe over 90% of every new car has to be recycled, Continue reading “When Your Car Has Died It Still Has Value”
We all probably know some driver who states he can’t drive with a seatbelts and restricts their driving. But astonishing figures has arisen from Cambridge where the police have fined over 8500 motorists since 21012 for not wearing their seat belts. But even more worrying is the 475 children who were not wearing suitable seatbelts.
There are many who still think how we record cash damaged cars is still insufficient and encourages cheap repairs that are unsafe. Frank Harvey who is head of NAoB, suggests a National Register should be set up and a specific code of practice put into force. All crashed vehicles are categorised based on the cost to repair by insurance companies rather than a rating by a safety professional Continue reading “Better Control Of Write Offs Is Asked For”
On the 20th of December 2013 the vehicle with the longest continuous production of all ended, everywhere in the world. The last production line a few miles outside Sao Paulo in Brazil has finally closed down.
Government has some ambitious projects set to be operative in 2015: 25 public services are due to go digital by then, to reduce costs bot in the management of those services and the costs that each citizen have. Continue reading “Online Driving Records, Will Insurance Be Cheaper?”
That is a question 7,293 UK drivers with more than 12 points on their licence never asked themselves.
When a car becomes old, it will begin to need repairs. At a certain point, it may become smart to consider buying a newer car and selling an older auto. Here are some things to consider when weighing the decision to fix up or trade up. Continue reading “When To Repair Or Get Rid Of A Car”
Yesterday (5th September) saw an event that will be keeping local breaker yards in Kent happy as a huge series of collisions on Sheppey crossing. Continue reading “A huge Amount Of Write Off Cars”
The process of making a grease product includes the decision of which components to choose from. The fundamental components are three but there are further subdivisions of those three components which can alter the overall property of the grease. Continue reading “Major Components Of Grease”
Are some vehicles more accident-prone than others? It would seem so. Online insurance comparison site Confused.com recently released its own survey, naming and shaming the ten most-crashed in the UK. Continue reading “The Most Crashed Cars In Britain”
According to a recent survey, Fords are the cheapest cars to get fixed with an average repair cost of approximately £220. Coming in a close second is Suzuki with a cost of £230 for each repair, then third in line came Peugeot with an approximate average repair cost of £250. Continue reading “Ford Cars Are The Least Expensive To Repair”
There are many who see the process of buying salvage and repairing it as a solution to a cheaper vehicle that can be sold on for a profit, or at least a cheaper motoring solution. Continue reading “Understanding Buying To Repair Salvage”
If you find out that the car you just purchased was stolen, the very first step you need to take is to order a history report of the vehicle. Use the VIN number that is located on the driver’s side at the base of the windshield and dashboard. Continue reading “You Found Out That You Bought A Stolen Car? What Next?”
The dreaded MOT (originally known by its full name, the ‘Ministry of Transport’ test) is a standardised examination that must be undertaken every year on all vehicles registered in the UK that are at least 3 years old. Continue reading “How To Make Sure Your Car Isn’t A Complete MOT Nightmare”
Energy is one of the biggest resource commodities we know of. We have gone through many transitions in order to obtain energy – from wood to whale oil to coal to finally, oil. So although we all rely on oil on a daily basis, how did we get oil in the first place? Continue reading “The History Of Oil”
Exactly what makes a car terrible is subjective and can be difficult to determine. However, time has created some lemons that most people would agree were just awful. These are five of the absolute worst. Continue reading “The 5 Worst Cars Ever Made In The USA”
When vehicles come to the end of their working life, either due to age, neglect or a road traffic accident its rewarding to know that most will be recycled in some way. Continue reading “Recycling That End Of Life Vehicle”