Driving. Don't eat it while you drive! if it drips,
disintegrates or spills DEFINITELY DO NOT ATTEMPT TO EAT IT WHILST
DRIVING -- Pete Charolambous Acton
Pressure. When blowing up your tires do not trust the
number written on the sidewall, some tires give the maximum safe
pressure and at those pressures the handling of the car will be poor.
Use the pressure given in the handbook. -- Sharon Luther
Engine. if you ever have trouble on the road
with the engine overheating, put your heater on max, it acts like a
second radiator. -- DM
Lights When you go into a filling station
spend a few seconds, and wash your lights with the brush provided, and
see the difference it makes to your nighttime vision. -- John
During Long Drives. The combination of a 15 minute
snooze and a strong cup of coffee will let you keep going for
a bit longer. Make sure that you stop in a safe place. essie2000
Your Spark Plug. If you have an old petrol engine which
will not start. Remove the spark plug and heat it up on a gas ring.
Replace carefully (use grippers) and engine will fire at the first try!
the Sale Price. If you are selling your car ALWAYS
invest time and effort in making it look good, clean it polish it and
don't forget to make it smell good. Even dealers will pay up to 20%
more for a car that has been well cleaned and had all the small
scratches and dents removed – Tateus Kerkorian San Francisco
Fan Belt. Fan Belt. If your fan-belt suddenly snaps, use
your wife or girlfriend's stockings as a temporary replacement to get
you to the garage. -- Anon.
in Mud or Sand. I find that rubber foot mats are useful
to stick under the tires to help you get out. Lay them down in front of
the tires. Then rock the car backwards and forwards until the car gets
a grip on the mats and can be driven off. -- Terry Farlow,
High Wycombe, England.
Car Doors. If the door keeps sticking, check if the
hinges need lubricating (with WD40, or a similar lubricant), before
getting it realigned. - Fred Forsyth, Aberdeen,
To stop your windscreens from misting up on cold mornings wipe the
inside of the window with a cut potato, and then wipe off any excess
moisture. It always seems to do the job for me. -- F Werner,
windscreens can be scraped using a phonecard if no ice scraper is to
hand. – Essie 2000
Tips Hi There, While searching the internet I came
across your website and I was impressed by the useful information it
provided, especially the in the Motoring section.
Here are a couple of tips I'd like to contribute to the site:
Scenerio: So you get into your car but it won't start...your battery is
dead. No problem a kind passerby offers to give you a boost but your
engine still won't turn over. The good news is that no matter how weak
your battery is, it's never completely dead. Crack open a can of pop
and pour it on the corrodid areas of your battery terminals. The acid
from the pop will dissolve the corrosion improving the connection and
your chances of the jump-start working.
2) Use WD-40 to remove excess wax from your car bumper and small
-- Gina Goldberg