Protection from the elements should be among the first things you think about when bringing your new car home from the dealership, especially if you live in an area prone to especially harsh weather. Temperature extremes, inclement weather and storms can all pose a serious threat to your expensive new vehicle – inside and out – and so steps must be taken to ensure its safety and protection. Luckily, these steps are really straightforward.
Your vehicle is not only your pride and joy; it is probably the most expensive purchase you’ve recently made as well. As such, it stands to reason that you want to look after it. Here are a few tips to help you keep your vehicle looking spick-and-span.
It’s late, you’re tired, you’re not quite sure where you are, and you need a ride home. How do you get back?
As this infographic (and accompanying article here) from The Taxi Centre shows, your answer is likely to differ wildly depending on where in the world you live. If you’re from London or New York, you’ll simply need to hail an iconic hackney or yellow cab, state your destination, and remember to tip your cabbie.
However, if you’re in Venice, Beijing, rural Thailand or Nigeria, getting home might not be so simple. Boats, bikes, rickety “share taxis” and even elephants are some of the inventive options people worldwide can rely on to get home.
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Your car is the second biggest investment in life that most of us are likely to make, but too often we treat it badly. It’s used and abused on the way to work, to pick up the kids, or when you’re undertaking a last-minute, mad dash to the shops. Then, in thanks for its reliability, it sits outside in the cold or heat, gathering dust while you’re at home or work. If you consider your car an investment and representation of yourself, then here are some tips on maintaining your vehicle appropriately.
There are some people who love nothing better than spending their Sunday morning lovingly washing and polishing their car to within an inch of its life. And then there are others who don’t see the point in wasting two hours slaving over a bucket of water when the local car wash is cheap and cheerful.