are of vital importance to a baby or child’s safety when travelling. It is
essential that you ensure that your child always has the correct car seat for
their, height, weight and age.
There is a
huge selection of car seats to choose from and they are often split into stages.
New-born babies will often need a different car seat to a 5-year-old for
example although you can get some seats that have been designed to be used from
birth to age 5 or above. The latest law requires a child to be in a car seat
from birth up until they are 135 cm or 12 years of age although many experts
suggest that you should actually use a child seat until your child is 150cm
When using a
car seat that has a harness system, the harness should be level with their
shoulders, with the harness fitting snugly around them. You should only be able
to get two fingers under the harness. Always be sure to remove any padded
jackets and do not strap them in with a blanket under the straps as if you do
have to stop the vehicle suddenly the belts may not be tight enough when the
clothing / blanket compacts.
have built in booster seats which can be used from a certain age or height.
cars happen often. It may be that you accidently reverse in to something or
that you bought a second hand car that already has a bump in it. Dents can look
unsightly and can even cause issues with the paintwork if on metal as exposed
areas can begin to rust.
make even the newest of cars looked uncared for and can make it difficult to
sell. If you have a car with a plastic bumper and get a dent, then you may be
in luck as there are a few tricks you can try to remove the dent relatively
taking the car down to the local body repair workshop or forking out for a new
bumper try the method below as many people have reported great success with it.
But make sure this is only done on plastic bumpers.
to the dented area either with a hairdryer or by pouring boiling water on it. I
found the hair dryer to be the best method. Once the area is warm you can push
your hand up under the dent and apply pressure to it from behind. The dent
should just pop right out and often leaves little or no indication that it was
A MOT is one
of those things that may cost you only the price of the test or may end up with
you having to fork out hundreds of pounds.
A MOT is an
inspection that needs to be carried out by an authorised garage that checks
certain parts and the running of your vehicle. Some aspects that are checked
are safety related and other such as CO2 emissions are more for the
environment. Every car that is over 3 years old must have a valid MOT to allow
it to be driven on the roads in the UK.
The cost of a
MOT for a car is usually around £35-£45 pounds. If the car passes, then you
will only have to pay this amount. If the car fails, then you will have to fork
out for the repairs that need doing and have it retested. You will not have to
pay again if you take it back to the same test centre before the end of the
next working day for a partial retest but you may have to pay for a partial
test if it is over this time but within 10 working days. After ten working days
you will have to pay for a full retest again.
You often do
not know how much you will need to spend to get the car through and MOT until
the car has undergone the test. If the car fails and is out of MOT, then you
will not be allowed to drive it until a valid MOT has been issued. Try and put
aside an amount of money each month towards your MOT to allow you to have an
amount saved towards repairs that may need to be carried out.
will need a service at some point. The service schedule is decided at the
factory and it can vary from manufacture to manufacture and depending on the
model of car. IT is very important to have services carried out in accordance
with the schedule in order to keep your car running in tip top condition.
You have the
choice as to whether to take it to a main dealer (same manufacture as the car)
or to take it to another garage of your choice. Many people opt to use a local
garage as main dealer prices are often quite a bit higher than local garages. If
your car is still within the manufactures warranty then you may have to have
any services done at the main dealer to keep the warranty and stop it from
becoming void or ensure that where you take the car for the service, uses genuine
main dealer service history can also add value to your car when you come to
sell it, so if you want to look after the resale value then main dealer
servicing is the way to go. If you cannot afford this then local garage
services are often just as good and will ensure that the car is looked after.
You may be
driving along thinking that everything is fine, when you try to accelerate and
notice that your car simply will not pick up speed and limps along at 20-30
mph. This can not only be annoying but dangerous if you are on a motorway for
example. Often when this happens it is because your car has gone in to limp
mode. Limp mode is a function that temporarily slows the car right down to
prevent further damage to the engine. It can come on for a number of reasons
such as a faulty sensor or damaged to an air pipe.
If you find
that limp mode comes on then you need to take the car to a garage as soon as
possible. Try and get it recovered if possibly or if the garage is some
distance away from your home. Most garages will usually start by putting it on
a diagnostic machine to see if it brings up any error codes. From this they can
usually work through the codes (if there are any) to find out what is causing
the issue. If they cannot find an issue they may reset the diagnostic on the
car and send you on your way. Often if this happens, the error will occur again
at a later date.
You will often find taper roller bearings used in the wheels of cars and other vehicles, and they can cope with horizontal and vertical forces at the same time. They might also be found in gearboxes and engine motors, as well as being used in other industries.
Taper roller bearings will consist of inner and outer rings, with tapered rollers to allow the surface of the raceways, and the roller axles, to meet on the axis. The cones’ motion is coaxial and there is no sliding motion to worry about. Always use the right taper roller bearings for your application, and achieve perfect operation.