Monthly Archives: January 2015

Autonomous Vehicles – are they really the future?

Vehicle manufacturers seem to think so, nearly all have looked into the design and programming of autonomous cars, so with that in mind we have no choice but to think they are.

The question is, whose future?

What is the definition of an Autonomous vehicle?
Also known as driverless, self-driving or robotic vehicles.
Autonomous vehicles are vehicles which can drive themselves without […]

Do you own a Diesel car?

On Monday night Channel 4’s Dispatches aired a programme called ‘The Great Car Con’, if you drive a diesel it’s worth watching.

About 20 years ago we were all exposed to global warming and were told to make changes in our lives to contribute to saving our planet.

The government at the time decided that one way […]

How to deal with black ice

Winter brings many dangers for motorists, one of the most threatening being black ice, it’s slippery and hard-to-spot.

Black ice forms when the ground is colder than the air, rain is instantly frozen on contact which forms clear ice, black ice is usually found at night and early morning due to the drop in temperature.

When driving […]

Let’s talk ‘Potholes’.

It’s cold, it’s frosty, time for the potholes to reveal themselves. Is it just me or do potholes appear overnight? And in the same place year after year.

So, what is a pothole? According to Wikipedia….

…. a pothole is a type of failure in an asphalt pavement, caused by the presence of water in the underlying soil structure and […]

Insurance write off categories explained.

What is an insurance write-off?

An insurance write-off happens when the insurance company deems a vehicle is either too expensive or too damaged to repair, there are four categories for vehicle write offs.

CAT (categories) A, B, C or D

CAT A – these vehicles are not allowed to be put back on the road as the damaged […]

Do you own a Land Rover Discovery?

If so you might want to read this…

Just before Christmas we were approached to repair an engine on a Land Rover Discovery 3, the cambelt change was due on 105k miles but at 104k miles the cambelt tensioner bearings fell apart which made the cambelt loose its tension which then had the domino effect of […]

BARN FIND – 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

This 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra was up for auction this weekend and was expected to reach $1.4 million.

 

The Cobra has never been modified and has only 30,000 miles on the clock, having been stored up on jacks with the top up in a heated barn/workshop in Vermont for the past 40 years it’s a Classic […]