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Car Repair Vs. Maintenance

Cars are expensive and often difficult beasts to run. Like anything using a mix of electronics and mechanical parts; they are very prone to failure. Whether your cambelt snaps or your tyres need to be replaced, you need to be taking the right action. And, sometimes, this work should come before the incident ever occurs. Continue reading

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Against The Four Year MOT

We used to live in Great Britain. The British Isles. Now we live in a Kingdom of four disunited countries, separated by a common cause. If you want an example see the NHS, which is a supposedly a one-nation organisation, divided. What is good for some is not good for others. Continue reading

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Make Christmas Different – Don’t Do It!

Before you start, there’s a good reason for this as you’ll see:

Yes folks, it’s that time of year again when the true horror of what is to come begins to dawn upon us. For me, it started in Marks & Spencers. Men in ties were pulling stands about. I said, “You’re setting up for the Christmas displays aren’t you? Do you not realise that it is still September and the sun is shining”? They just smiled sheepishly but otherwise refused to acknowledge their obvious guilt. That’s when the thought came to me… Continue reading

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Car Breakdown? Have A Nice Cuddle.

Just when you think the world can’t get any more trivial and juvenile (like the ongoing rows in both major political parties to which I say – in the manner of Michael Caine – just get on with the bloody job we pay you to do) something comes along to further gast your flabber. Continue reading

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The Dead Art Of Car Mechanics

Although it doesn’t happen so much now, there once was a time that the casual observer would know it was a Sunday because loads of blokes would be out in their drives washing and tinkering with their cars. For some reason this doesn’t happen nearly so much today. Continue reading

Car Care – It’s A Year-Round Job.

This morning I went outside and discovered that what appeared to be a permafrost had enveloped my car and iced over the auto-grime beneath. What started out as a scrapping exercise developed into a full scale clean-up, working under a weak winter sun. I am still thawing out but the car is clean. Which brings me onto the subject for today. Personal automotive hygiene. After all, the state of your motor says a lot about you. Continue reading