Quality v cost, part 2

IN the last issue, we covered the differences in cost, versus quality, of the brakes of your car. In this issue, we are going to be looking at tyres, and how the quality of these can affect the safety and handling of a vehicle. We are probably all familiar with top-brand names such as Goodyear, […]

How to drive safely in winter.

THERE are many winter lovers who like visiting cities during cold periods, or participating in snow sports. One must admit that it is not the same visiting, for instance, Sierra Nevada covered by snow, adding an extra attraction to these magical mountains, than without it. But if you go driving, this can be harrowing, especially […]

Cost v quality and safety – part 1  

WE are going to give you a review, regarding the supply and fitting of cheap car components, most notably brake pads, oil and tyres, against a more expensive type. This will enable you to make informed decisions, guided by your garage or mechanic, to fit the best for your car, type of driving and vehicle. […]

Tyres, and what you need to know

TYRES form an integral part of the car, and the types of tyres recommended, along with the permitted wear and depths, are there for the safety of the driver, passengers and other road users. Most people will replace worn tyres with new, rather than second-hand, which could be as bad, or worse, than those being […]

Cyclists on roads

WITH Christmas gone and the New Year here, we are going to be seeing more and more of drivers’ most-favourite people … cyclists. Let’s start by saying that, in the main, they are courteous, and respect the rules of the road, but, increasingly here in Tenerife, this seems not to be the case. Sometimes they […]

Changes in ITV procedure

FROM 2018, the ITV (Inspección Técnica de Vehículos) will adapt to European law, following changes approved by the Spanish Government in October. They will help enhance safety on the roads and reduce fraudulent activities, as well as help contribute to a better environment, and adapt to the technological advances in cars. Changes include a law […]

What to do when stopped by the police

WE all know that the police are tasked with doing a job, and it’s something that some people don’t like. However, we must remember that all police forces worldwide are there to keep the public and road users safe, wherever possible. In the Canaries, there are four police “forces”, or departments. Policia Local These police […]

Cars are changing

WE are all aware that technology has its foot placed firmly in almost all parts of modern-day life, but we’re often unaware of  what has been, or will be, introduced, or what it will mean to us. We’re going to focus on some things that are changing in the car industry, and how they may […]

Seat belts so vital

WE are all aware that seat belts must be worn at all times BY LAW, but so many people ignore this. By doing so, they are risking the possibility of serious injuries, or even death, in the event of an accident or impact. More worrying is the fact that many parents do not take the […]

Electric cars and their future

WE hear, quite often, on the television or in the press, that the electric car is a thing of the future. Is this a reality, or is modern technology coming with too high a price tag, and too many dangers? We are already seeing many large car parks and supermarket car parks – as well […]

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