Driving Tips

How to Drive Safely At Night

While it may be difficult to tell whether a black shape in front of your headlights is an animal or a pedestrian when you’re driving late at night, it’s not hard to see why night driving can be so daunting for many drivers. Despite the fact that the majority of driving is done during the day, about 40-50% of accidents occur at night. Luckily, there’s no reason that night driving ...

5 Factors That Impact the Fuel Economy of Your Car

We are living in a golden age of automotive technology. Cars are getting lighter, more powerful, and perhaps most vitally, more fuel-efficient. Cars like the Mazda 3, Honda Fit, VW Golf TDI and Ford Focus all reach over 40 MPG highway, and are still sporty and fun to drive. In fact, studies show that fuel economy may be the most important factor in vehicle purchases. But even the most fuel-efficie...

Should Your Hazard Lights Be Used In The Rain?

When driving in a rainstorm and visibility is low, many drivers are quick to turn on a vehicle’s hazard lights. One reason for turning on the hazard lights is that the driver feels that it will help another driver to see his vehicle in the rain. Another reason is to alert other drivers that the reason he is driving slow is because of the rain. Although you may mean well by turning on your ha...

With Autonomous Cars, How Safe Is Safe Enough?

Consumer Report When it comes to autonomous vehicles, the fundamental question the auto industry is asking and government regulators and safety advocates are now mulling is this: “How safe is safe enough?” But there’s a bit of a strategy battle going on among automakers and the wide range of approaches they’re taking to develop and introduce these new technologies. Tesla is rolling out autonomous ...

How to Navigate a Roundabout

Roundabouts are changing the way we drive. In certain parts of the world, roundabouts used to be uncommon. Now, they are increasingly being used because they ease congestion, cost less to operate, reduce accidents by roughly half, and use less energy than traditional light-operated intersections.[1] Learn how to navigate a roundabout by starting with Step 1 below. Method 1: Navigating a Single-Lan...

Understanding What Your Vehicle Warning Lights Mean

Each day we receive enquiries regarding what issues the various dashboard warning lights can relate to. Some of these lights can be easily disregarded, but others require a bit more investigation or possible repair by one of our Bosch accredited master technicians. Last thing we want in our busy lives is a visit to the garage when it may not be necessary, but more importantly we don’t wish to be s...

How to Select the Right Tyres for Your Car

Tyres are the most direct part of a vehicle that comes into contact with the road. However when it comes to shopping for them, the library of confusing terminologies, specifications and brands to consider usually puts drivers not too familiar with tyres out of interest relatively quickly. With this article, we’ll try to keep things as simple and as direct as possible to spare you all that un...

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