nation of pet lovers and dogs need a lot of attention. The bigger the pooch,
the more exercise and days out it requires for good health and vitality. Walks
in the county and on the beach are great, but you’ll need a sturdy and spacious
vehicle to get you there.
looked at how to keep
dogs safe in your car during the heat of the summer, what about the
best vehicles for keeping them comfortable on the road? In this article we
explore the top cars that offer for a smooth ride on long journeys with robust
interiors so you and Rover can arrive in style, where-ever you’re going.
Legendary punk minstrel Lou Reed sang “I am a passenger” in his now
iconic road melody. You’d probably rather travel with this crazed old musician
than some of the characters on our list. With our oversubscribed roads now
sagging under the weight of traffic, cycle lanes and completely redundant
lights, the last thing you need in your car is another negative factor.
Unfortunately sometimes you have to grin and bear these 5 types of passenger,
who are not always the biggest pleasure to have in your car…
motoring always means space, comfort and drivability wrapped up in a classy and
stylish package. Great for long journeys and making a good impression on
clients because you’ve arrived refreshed and relaxed. And then these vehicles
also perform in the weekend and evening when you have to fill them with the
kids and shopping.
You might think that a saloon car with all of that for under 5 grand is a big ask, but here’s what our experts found:
Catalytic convertors are an essential car component that works to
reduce the amount of harmful emissions that come out of your car’s engine. This
metal canister operates as a fixed part of the exhaust system and uses a
chemical catalyst to remove pollution from the engine’s exhaust gasses making
them dramatically less harmful.
Some areas in the UK are prone to drastic flooding. We’re not talking about a big puddle here, but rather rivers breaking and metre high waters that hang around for days. Expose a car to this kind of wetness and it’s going to get in every single space and cause some serious damage.
enough to simply give the car a good airing or replace the carpets and
upholstery. There’s a real need to look beyond cosmetic damage as flood water
can impact the performance of the brakes, starter motors, catalytic converters as well as running havoc with the electrics.
Flood damaged cars are dangerous. It’s that simple. However,
unscrupulous sellers will try to cover up problems caused by flood waters – so
here’s how to make sure you don’t get lumbered with a compromised vehicle that’s been
fuel injected cars, the throttle body is an essential part of the air intake
system, controlling the flow of air into the engine, which is used to
effectively combust fuel in the pistons. Getting the right amount of air is
vital. Too much air or too little air can make your engine run lean.
throttle body is working correctly, it is synchronized with the fuel intake and
the accelerator pedal. Put the pedal down and the flow of fuel is increased
into the engine and the throttle body pulls in extra air to aid combustion,
allowing your vehicle to perform at the best level and run smoothly.
steering is a great invention. Without it, turning your car’s steering wheel
would be quite hard work, especially when driving slowly. It’s hydraulics and
electrics are designed to support your efforts in the driving seat, keeping you
free from fatigue and making the car’s drive an altogether more promising
Scratches in your windscreen are more than annoying. They
can also impact your clarity of vision and stop you from ascertaining full
visibility on the road. A small scratch can lead to a big crack that can only
be fixed by a costly replacement, meaning that it seriously pays to mend a
small scratch before it turns into a big bill.
Everyone knows driving costs cash. Getting the most for your money is not only important when you’re buying a car, it’s also vital when you’re out on the road. With rising fuel costs and the pound in your pocket constantly shrinking – what are the best cars to get if you want to avoid shelling out the big bucks on repairs and fuel? These are our top 5 cars – listed in reverse order – that should help you save petrol, money and benefit from a cleaner, greener ride.
most definitely on its way. Whilst the sunshine might be great whilst you’re
walking on the beach or lounging in front of the pool, it’s anything but fun
when you’re trapped inside a car with the inside turning into a sauna. We have
previously talked about how to stop
your car’s engine from overheating and looking after your air con,
but how do you ensure that your car’s interior is cool, bearable and fresh
during the hottest months?