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The James Bond experience with head-up display!

The James Bond experience with head-up display!

The head-up display (HUD) is a transparent display presenting data on a screen within the driver's visual range. This type of display was originally invented for military use. Essential operational data have been displayed...
New car radio doesn't function – what now?

New car radio doesn’t function – what now?

It all sounds so simple: car radios are equipped with standardised connections enabling them to connect with loudspeakers and the car's power supply. In case of incompatibility a suitable adapter enables the connection, at...
How to apply and remove car stickers – DIY guide!

How to apply and remove car stickers – DIY guide!

From "baby on board", or "XXXX is my passenger" to racing strips, the chequered flag or flames on the side: all car stickers have one thing in common: their removal is often a lot...
This is how you clean the car seats properly!

This is how you clean the car seats properly!

A well-kept car is an absolute eye catcher. And what's more: regular maintenance contributes to value retention. This applies not in the least to the passenger cabin and the car seats, subject to daily...
Wheels and tyres – never save on tyres!

Wheels and tyres – never save on tyres!

Tyres are the contact point between the engine and the road, and have a considerable significance with respect to safety. Tyres can be quite expensive, making it tempting to save on them. Making compromises...
Engine cleaning: Higher selling value, better appearance and easy troubleshooting

Engine cleaning: Higher selling value, better appearance and easy troubleshooting

Normally, the car engine is hidden under the bonnet. Why should you take the trouble of cleaning it? After all, in the pure mechanical or electric sense you run the risk of doing more...
OEM car parts guide: quality that pays off immediately!

OEM car parts guide: quality that pays off immediately!

Many car enthusiasts use car parts of no-name brands for financial reasons, their surprisingly cheap purchase price only made possible through inferior quality. Only car parts from the original manufacturer and his suppliers, so-called...
Washing the car – tips for optimum car maintenance!

Washing the car – tips for optimum car maintenance!

Owning a car means more than just being able to comfortably travel from A to B. Every car requires servicing and maintenance, including cleaning or washing, and more specifically: washing the car on the...
Smoking and smelly exhaust – how to recognise exhaust colours?

Smoking and smelly exhaust – how to recognise exhaust colour?

Smoke coming from the exhaust of the car is quite normal. After all, combustion engines produce exhaust gases and they need to go somewhere. Normally however, whatever comes from the exhaust is barely visible....
Car doesn't start – Possible causes and their solutions

Car doesn’t start – Possible causes and their solutions

A car refusing to start or the engine simply stalling during driving is a real nuisance although there is no immediate reason for panic. It is more than likely that a minor defect is...
Coolant in the car – maintenance and replacement tips!

Engine coolant in the car – maintenance and replacement tips!

Modern cars need water cooling. High-performance engines couldn't otherwise be kept at an optimal working temperature. Defects of the cooling system quickly result in serious engine damage. But also the wrong coolant can damage...
How to update an auxiliary heater: make your car more economic and comfortable!

How to upgrade an auxiliary heater: make your car more economic and comfortable!

An auxiliary heater is a comfortable feature and therefore some people ask themselves why it is still not standard equipment. When following this question, the first surprise is soon to be seen: modern diesel...
How to stop damp in the car – Tips to keep the interior dry!

How to stop damp in the car – Tips to keep the interior dry!

Persistent damp in the car is more than a mere nuisance. If it smells musty, the windows are constantly fogged up on the inside and the mats are soaked, this can be a serious...
Hot potato: brake conversion - swapping a drum brake for a disc!

Hot potato: brake conversion – swapping a drum brake for a disc!

The drum brake is a relic of car brake technology. Until far into the 70ies it was standard for all cars. Nevertheless, a great deal of serious accidents of these cylinder capacity giants can...
Quiet driving - squeaky brakes troubleshooting solutions!

Quiet driving – squeaky brakes troubleshooting solutions!

Nothing can be more irritating than a permanent, silent "squeak-squeak-squeak" coming from the wheel arches. The most common reason for this sound is the squeaky brakes. The good news: with a bit of expertise...
When is it appropriate to grind a brake disc?

When is it appropriate to grind a brake disc?

A stuttering, jerky brake can be due to ripple wear of the brake discs. This does not necessarily call for a new set of brake discs. Under certain circumstances brake discs can be made...
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