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Understanding tyre terminology

Your tyres provide the contact between your car and the road. clearly, they play an extremely important part not only in your car’s performance, but also in overall safety. Improper or worn out tyres, compromise the over- all traction the car has.this can have disastrous consequences. therefore, when looking for new tyres it is best to go to experts such ...

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The Volkswagen arteon – the people’s four-door coupe

Volkswagen first entered into the four-door coupe scene in Following Mercedes’ lead with its e-class-based cLS ‘four-door coupe,’ VW took the Passat saloon and, with a nip here and a tuck there, transformed it into a sleeker and more eye-catch- ing offering. eight years on and Volkswagen has decided to further transform its four-door coupe offer- ing to match the ...

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All-new Subaru Xv – tweaked and improved

Subaru sells the XV as a crossover, but it is really more like a car with SUV- like attributes. Similar in concept to Subaru’s outback wagon, the smaller XV hatchback features an elevated ride height, an off-road- ready suspension and rugged looks. the Subaru XV also comes with a four-cylinder “boxer” engine mated to an available continuously variable automatic transmission ...

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Ford Mustang – an icon redefined

The Ford Mustang is the long- est surviving of the afforda- ble breed of classic American muscle cars. Sold always in coupe and most times in converti- ble and 2+2 fastback forms as well since its 1964 introduction, the Ford Mustang is the only one of the original pony cars to enjoy an unin- terrupted production run. the latest Mustang, ...

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Avoiding trucks on the road

Carelessly  driven and parked lorries and  trailers  are  a regular feature on Kenyan roads. the   two  forms  of vehicle play a critical role in trans- porting items from one destination to another. the size of the large lor- ries and trucks more often than not intimidate  drivers of small vehicles. there is no need for panic. However, there are  certain ...

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Kicks gets second wards auto nomination for stylish interior

Nissan Kicks owners have new bragging rights, after this compact crossover was singled out the second time in a year for its impressive interior design and focus on driver and pas- senger comfort. WardsAuto – a media group that focuses on the automotive sector – recently picked the Nissan Kicks for its list of the ten cars with the best ...

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Toyota corolla – practical, reliable and assertive

The toyota Corolla is one of the best nameplates ever man- ufactured. Now well into its 11th generation, and more than 50 years since being introduced onto the market, there is no doubt that toyota  has  had  enough  time  to perfect the Corolla recipe. Not only does it remain the world’s best-sell- ing nameplate in automotive history, it is still ...

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Types of ‘car waxing’ for your ride

Waxing a car preserves that clean and shiny fin- ish and seals its ‘pores’ against dirt, water vapour, and rust. If water does ‘stick’ on the surface of the car when it rains or when you  hose  it down, it needs waxing. even if you use a car-washing product that has wax in it, you must still give most cars ...

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Slow down: handling skidding

A skid happens when one or more tyres lose their grip with the road’s surface. A skid happens on a slippery surface, such as a road that is wet, muddy, and gravelled. A skid can happen no matter if your car is front, rear or all-wheel drive. It is import- ant to remember that most skidding is a result of ...

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How to properly jack a car

The most obvious reason to jack up a car is to change a tyre, but other jobs, such as inspecting brakes, may also require you to get under the car. It is important to observe the following safety precautions before you jack up the car: Use the jack only to get a car off the ground. Never, at any moment, ...

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