Is a Turbo Diesel a Time Bomb?

Until the 2000s, diesel engines were still rather sooty and rattly, so they had an agricultural reputation in the mind of the consumer. In some markets, like South Africa and the United States, diesel passenger cars were few and far between. In 1999, the Golf 4 1,9 TDI effectively brought modern European turbo diesel technology […]

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Starting Up in the Morning – Prolong Your Engine Life

Old habits die hard. The previous generation taught us to warm up your car’s engine by idling it in the morning before you set off. This practice was reinforced by manufacturers like Alfa Romeo, who would prescribe it. But why? And, is it still valid for modern engines? In the distant past, when engines were […]

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Fuel-Saving Devices

Fuel-Saving Devices – Don’t Fall for the Deception No doubt, you’ve seen advertisements for fuel-saving devices and additives, and you might have wondered if they work or not. Let us assure you from the outset that, in our experience, they never do. Therefore, if you see an advertisement or an article about a wonder device […]

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Understanding Your Car’s Cooling System

In order to clear up some misconceptions about cooling systems, and help you to better look after your pride and joy, a few questions have to be asked, the first of which is why your car needs a cooling system in the first place. Extracting the energy contained in the fuel entails burning it, and […]

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How Often Should I Change My Oil?

This might sound like a senseless question to which the answer should obviously be “as often as the vehicle manufacturer stipulates”. However, is it always this simple? Remember, vehicle manufacturers want to sell you a car, and they want the ownership prospects to be as hassle-free as possible. Therefore, they stipulate oil change intervals that […]

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