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HOW TO CHANGE A FUSE

HOW TO CHANGE A FUSE

Straightforward maintenance advice in association with Haynes Service & Repair Manuals         WE ALL ‘blow a fuse’ sometimes. It’s a way of letting off steam to prevent greater damage. So it is with the fuses in your house and your car. The thin wire of the fuse […]

IF I RULED THE WORLD… VICKI BUTLER-HENDERSON

IF I RULED THE WORLD… VICKI BUTLER-HENDERSON

Vicki Butler-Henderson, 33, was born in Hertfordshire, and grew up on the family’s farm. She became interested in racing when she was eight. She went on to become one of the country’s top young drivers, and at 17, she was an instructor at circuits such as Silverstone and Brands Hatch. […]

Bold vans ward off thieves

Bold vans ward off thieves

DO you think van livery is too expensive? Think again, says QuoteAVan.co.uk, as it could pay for itself in insurance savings. The thinking is that a branded van is less appealing to thieves, easier to identify in case of an accident and thus more likely to be driven with care. […]

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR SPARK PLUGS

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR SPARK PLUGS

Down to earth maintenance advice. In association with Haynes service and repair manuals       WHEN it comes to using fuel efficiently, spark plugs are one of the most critical parts of a petrol car’s engine. And they operate in the most hostile environment. Thousands of times per minute, […]

It’s a man’s world (and Fiat’s)

It’s a man’s world (and Fiat’s)

THE winners of the prestigious ‘International Truck of the Year’ and ‘International Van of the Year’ were announced during the opening ceremony of The European Road Transport Show (TERTS) 2005. TERTS is the main European commercial vehicle show of 2005 and runs from October 14 – 22 at Amsterdam RAI, […]

TOP TEN CAR CRIMES

TOP TEN CAR CRIMES

There’s no doubt that the car has cemented its place in society: just ask your nearest criminal. Whether the subject of the crime or a tool to make another crime easier, the car is clearly more than just a means of getting about. Here are the top ten crimes that […]

HOW TO AVOID OVERHEATING

HOW TO AVOID OVERHEATING

In association with Haynes Service & Repair manuals       TRAFFIC congestion is often a feature of even short journeys. You shuffle along in a queue of vehicles as the sun beats down – mile after mile at a crawl. Then it happens – the engine boils over and […]

ALL EYES EAST (TOKYO MOTOR SHOW PREVIEW)

ALL EYES EAST (TOKYO MOTOR SHOW PREVIEW)

      THE Japanese save their best show-stoppers for the home event, so expect some real eye-poppers at this year’s Tokyo car extravaganza. The Far East’s motoring showcase opens on October 19th, and the 39th annual Tokyo Motor Show will be packed with exciting concepts. One show car that’s […]

Ram raids UK (Dodge Ram)

Ram raids UK (Dodge Ram)

THE iconic Dodge Ram pick-up, with its classic American truck look, has just gone on sale at UK Chrysler Jeep dealerships. Specialist importers have been selling them here for a while, but Chrysler’s factory-direct examples will be around £4,000 cheaper and come with full manufacturer back-up. Only left-hand drive examples […]

Tractors come under scrutiny

Tractors come under scrutiny

THE Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) are working together in an initiative designed to reduce the number of accidents involving agricultural vehicles used both on the farm and on the road. A series of vehicle safety checks will be undertaken during coming […]