Growing up I was always a bit of a tomboy. If you ask my dad, I used to know every car make on the road when I was about 5. I used to love shouting them as we were driving along. Of course back then there were not as many as there are today.
I was obsessed with cars! As I got older I kind of lost interest, until I was old enough to drive. Then of course you needed to know where bits and bobs are under the bonnet to pass your test. So my love for cars found its way back.
Now I love to pop under the bonnet of my car and check the levels are correct. I check my tyres often for wear and tare, and also my husband’s s well!
It’s very useful to know some basic car maintenance, so I’m going to share with you some tips I have picked up over the years to help you keep safer on the roads and to try and prevent a breakdown.
When I trawl through my Facebook feed there is usually some story that grabs my attention. I love easy reading trashy stories. They are normally from online news sites such as the Metro. At the moment it’s the Trump stories that keep cropping up. The latest one is that Trump is considering plans that will affect us all if we travel to the US. He is thinking about making all foreign visitors hand over their mobile phone contacts. What and earth is the world coming to? Were people in their right minds to vote for someone like him?
I know I seem to be getting off track, I suppose Trump does that to you! but going back to the Metro, I recently read a story on there that got me thinking about staged car accidents. A totally different subject to Trump I know!
Staged car accidents are carried out by fraudsters, that’s people with no conscience, are very selfish people and have no care for the innocent people that get accidentally mixed up in this. Fraudsters are in it for money. Plain and simple. They don’t care for the consequences. They don’t care that our car insurance premiums rise each year. They don’t care for the emotional distress that they have caused.
I didn’t learn to drive at 17. I waited a few years. Thinking back now I have no idea why. When I started learning to drive I was a scaredy cat. I honestly thought I would never pass my test let alone go out and buy my first car.
I remember that first lesson. My driving instructor was called Chris, a nice bloke who was very patient. I suppose all driving instructors need to have some sort of patience and calmness about them. So that first lesson he picked me up from my mum and dads and drove me to our local leisure centre car park. I just hoped no one saw me as it was across the road from where I worked!
I have had my current car for 9 years at the end of the year. It’s got fairly high mileage on it so will be on the lookout for another in the near future. But what’s got me thinking is how much mine is worth?
When it comes to selling your car, it’s important to consider its resale value. Many factors can affect the resale value, but if you are informed and prepared, you should be able to get top dollar for your vehicle.
I’m at work for 6am some mornings and the last thing I want to do at this time of year is spend precious time scraping the ice and snow from the windscreen. The solution? A carport of course!
Getting up at 4:30am is a bit of a drag at this time of year. It’s cold, dark and plain miserable. It’s no wonder January is known to be the most depressing month of the year. I suppose the good thing is that I leave work at 3pm. So by making the getting to work part easier I’m all for it.
We have a new build house that comes with one space, but like most families we have two cars. I would love to have a carport that covers both of our cars like this double carport. Imagine how nice that would be in the Cornish Winter weather to actually get your shopping out of the car without being drowned by the rain?