January 26, 2015

The history of Alfa Romeo


The roots of Alfa Romeo go back a lot further than most people might at first realise, with the company having been founded in 1910 in Milan, Italy, initially as A.L.F.A. (Anonima Lombarda Fabrica Automobili), starting off as a motorsport company. In 1915, the company was directed by Nicola Romeo, who turned A.L.F.A. into a military hardware … [Read more...]

Nissan Takes Note With Viral Stunt!


Taking extreme sports to the next level, Nissan launched their renowned Note mini-MPV down a hill to celebrate both the model’s first European birthday and its successful Safety Shield Suite. Building a giant 6 metre inflatable “carzorb” that weighed over a tonne itself, the Note was encased inside ready for a journey like never before! … [Read more...]

Mazda6 Diesels Go For Gold


After the recent announcement of Mazda’s all new Skyactiv technology, they’ve been hard at work at the race track taking part in a 24hour endurance run to try and take the record for the fastest average speed. A combined team of professional motor drivers, journalists and motor enthusiasts all chipped in to achieve their goal of beating the … [Read more...]

REVEALED: Nissan Pulsar Nismo Concept at The Paris Motor Show


At the recent Paris Motor Show the Japanese based motor manufacturers; Nissan Motor Company revealed that they had given the brand new Nissan Pulsar hot hatchback the Nismo treatment. Although Nissan claim that it is only a design study currently it is expected that it will be a complete production model in the near future as earlier this week the … [Read more...]

The latest in car technology: What we expect to see in our vehicles soon


As there’s a large focus on technological developments in car manufacturing, it’s no wonder so many people are excited for the future. There are just so many things on the road that can cause a lot of stress, such as driving at night or being stuck in traffic. Car manufacturers are investing the time to make sure these problems are made … [Read more...]

Keeping the Family Happy with In-Car Entertainment


These days it seems that we can find entertainment everywhere, including when we are on the move. An increasing number of companies are producing applications that you can use for keeping the family happy with in-car entertainment. Some of the newest apps are automatically added to the latest computer navigation system for cars. Radios and CD … [Read more...]

The importance of following maintenance schedules

When consumers buy or lease a new vehicle, they are given manuals that provide information on warranties and maintenance schedules. It's important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for doing specific inspections, services and repairs such as an oil change on recommended intervals. Preventative maintenance can save car owners plenty of … [Read more...]

Infographic: Grand Theft Australia


If you’re a farmer or construction worker, it’s best to lock up your equipment, according to a new infographic by Compare the Market. Grand Theft Australia: a snapshot of stolen vehicles in 2013 reveals that thieves are taking on much grander pursuits for the thrill of a quick joy ride. In the 2012/13 financial year, 59 tractors, 43 forklifts … [Read more...]

Merc’s Vito Proves a Good Sport


If you daubed a red slash down the side of the Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport’s black edition and filled it with a crack commando unit of military fugitives, there would still be plenty of storage and load bearing capacity for an arsenal of weaponry, some heavy duty welding equipment, and a couple gallons of sedative-laced milk. Empty, both the Vito … [Read more...]

Finding the right van for your business


Many small business owners often struggle when it comes to finding the right commercial vehicles for their business. After all, there’s a lot to consider so you can’t really blame them for sometimes getting it wrong. It doesn’t need to be a headache, however. Just a little bit of planning ahead can make for a much smoother ride. First of all, … [Read more...]

New 4×4 car entries – Jeep Cherokee


The 4x4 market has always been a tricky nut to crack, and in the modern world of increasing environmental awareness and high taxation on gas-guzzling machines, it’s becoming ever harder. The appeal for Jeep’s newer models, though, is increasing just as quickly, and the latest Cherokee is no different. Although over here we tend to see 4x4s and … [Read more...]

Telltale Signs of a Faulty Car Battery


A car battery acts as your vehicle’s live, beating heart. Take it away and you’re left with pretty much just a hunk of metal for a ride. With that said, there’s really no need to delve further into the reasons why a battery is essential to any automobile. The topic that’s really worth talking about is how to tell if your battery already needs a … [Read more...]

Look after your brakes

brake and gas pedal

Everyone has heard a story about someone whose brakes went out while they were driving, and each one of those stories - even though everyone involved was probably fine - have been terrifying. Driving a car without brakes is similar to driving on an endless piece of ice. You have more control over the steering, of course, but you feel like you are … [Read more...]

Honda Civic Tourer review


It's strange, really. Many car manufacturers release estate versions of their cars; Volkswagen with the Golf, Hyundai with the i30, Seat with the Ibiza; yet few can master the art of balance. You see, what each of those estate cars have in common is that they're really, really ugly, in a twisted and uninspiring kind of way. Yet, one car … [Read more...]

The perils of not having breakdown cover


Drivers are keeping their cars longer than ever, due mainly to modern economic realities but also because cars are far more reliable than they ever have been. If a modern car is regularly serviced and well maintained there is no reason why it shouldn’t last a long time and although present day technology and gadgetry is evolving quickly most cars … [Read more...]

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor | Successful across the world


Ford sales in Europe may not set any records but due to economic crisis. In the U.S. however they get better and better. According to Mitula plenty of people select it for its off-road performance. The model which has accomplished such feats is the F-150 SVT Raptor. This off-road-ready Ford vehicle has set a record in sales in 8 of the last 10 … [Read more...]

Breathing new life into your Audi A6


The motoring industry is currently abuzz with the news that the Audi A6 is set to receive a makeover in the months to come. In fact, a number of industry specialists are predicting that the refreshed executive sedan will make its debut as early as October at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. However, those driving one of the Audi A6 models already on … [Read more...]

Is the Renault Modus the perfect family car?


If you're looking for the perfect family car, then chances are you've limited your search to estates and MPV's. There is a case for a 4x4 in family life, but estates and MPV's tend to be cheaper to buy, run and maintain. Therefore, they are better suited to most families. The Renault Modus is an MPV that's been extremely popular since it first … [Read more...]

Tyre Technology Travelling Fast


The future of tyres has been hotly talked about in recent weeks with dramatic changes scheduled for Formula 1 as it heads into a new season. The motorsport, which will be switching to Pirelli’s new specification as of the 2014 season, will begin testing tyres in late December with Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes and Toro Rosso all taking part. But … [Read more...]

Tablet PC screens in driving

It’s wonderful if you know where your assets are. But if you can also see what they’re doing, you can learn so much more to help you improve service and reduce costs. Rugged tablet PCs and related mobile devices have put data gathering right into your vehicles and your drivers’ hands. Now emerging application technology – TELEMATICS – can give you … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ways to Pay off Logbook Loans Taken out against Your Car


Loan payments on top of rent, bills, food and other living costs can seem like a burden, and it’s often difficult to work out just where the money’s going to come from. But it needn’t bring you down – with a straightforward logbook loan there are a number of simple repayment methods you can draw on to keep on top of things. Use a reliable lender … [Read more...]

A simple guide to fitting a gas spring

It may be a simple and seemingly insignificant aspect of your car’s design, but when the gas spring on the boot of the car goes, it can be something of a headache. A gas spring, sometimes called a strut, is basically a cylinder of air which exerts enough force to make opening the heavy tailgate effortless. When it fails, the tailgates is a ton … [Read more...]

Plug-In Hybrids on the Rise for 2014


An increasing number of auto manufacturers are releasing plug-in hybrid versions of their most popular cars. In 2014, there will be at least eight plug-in cars available, up from six in 2013. These vary in terms of powertrain. While some are fully electric, the majority have petrol engines to serve as a backup source of power. This can increase the … [Read more...]

A Buyer’s Guide to getting the Best Deal

These days buying a car is a huge investment, which means that ideally everyone wants their money to go as far as possible.  However, we have all heard scare stories about how someone bought a car just to find out too late that they didn’t get what they thought they paid for or that they paid too high a price.  This is why it is so important that … [Read more...]

Five of the finest classic cars


Beauty is in the beholder, of course, and this is particularly true when we talk about automobiles of the past. We all have our own idea of which classic cars are truly special and which are rather more ordinary. There are several on the market these days, but only a handful really stand out from the rest. Here are five of the finest ones on the … [Read more...]