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Manual Cars VS Automatic Cars

Manual Cars VS Automatic Cars

A working transmission is responsible for the change from one gear to another when your vehicle moves from one point to the other. The transmission works in such a way that it transfers power from the engine to the drive axle in the most proficient […]

To Insure or Not to Insure: That is the Question

To Insure or Not to Insure: That is the Question

Auto insurance is a policy purchased by an individual as an investment and protection in case of vehicular accidents and damages. If you happen to have a car, it is essential that you purchase one especially if it is the only asset you own. But […]

Creative Places to Hide Marijuana in Your Car

Creative Places to Hide Marijuana in Your Car

It is illegal to drive while intoxicated under the influence of marijuana, and we would never suggest breaking the law. However, as often is the case, you may be giving a friend a ride, or have children who ride with you regularly. In cases like these, it’s not ideal to have your marijuana anywhere accessible or visible. A glove box, compartment, or trunk won’t cut it. In this article, we take a look at some of the most creative ways to hide medical marijuana in your car.

The Double Cup

Paper cups, for coffee or pop, are commonly found in cars. In many cases, since these cups have no insulative properties, and are often flimsy, they come double layered. If they have liquid in them, no one is going to think of looking in the bottom cup.
Though paper cups are often waxed over time they fall apart, so to make a long-lasting stash, spray the inside of the top cup with a sealant before filling it. You may not be able to drink from it, but you have a near perfect stash. Also, Coffee works excellent – because no one will ask why you aren’t drinking it after it went cold. Also, the smell will mask both the cannabis and the sealant.

In the Horn

In many vehicles, the panel covering the horn can be popped off and has a bit of space where you can keep a tidy stash. An advantage of using the horn is that since you’re at the wheel, no one can accidentally pop it out – or get curious. Of course, this also means your stash isn’t accessible when driving, so that is a bonus too!

Under the Hood

There are dozens of tiny areas inside the hood, where you can hide your stash. Be it in the antifreeze or window washer reserve, or in one of the pockets of electrical wires, unless you are showing off your engine, there’s no reason for your friends to look under the hood. Even if the hood is popped, you have plenty of spacious, out of sight, options.

Fake Amp

The use of a dummy amp for a vehicle’s stereo has begun growing in popularity. Hidden in plain sight, fake amps often have wires leading to and from them. These cables aren’t usually connected to anything, though some will run them through the dummy amp- and into the real one. Others use the live wire to turn their dummy amp into a burn box. Opening it incorrectly, or flipping a switch, will incinerate the contents.

In the Tire

Often, under the spare tire, in its well, is enough. Children may play on it, but they won’t try to lift it, and unless you get a flat, your friends won’t take a second look at it. Alternatively, centre caps and lug nut caps are a great place to hide your stash outside the car. One problem with using lug nut caps though is that since your wheel spins, unless you have a way of marking which one you’ve hidden your stash in, you may find yourself checking them all.

Do’s and Don’ts on Test Drive

Do’s and Don’ts on Test Drive

One of the biggest mistakes of some car buyers is not considering a test drive. This aspect is very important although you already know the exact model of car you want to purchase. Getting behind the wheel before signing up to any documents provide a […]

Is It Safe to Sleep inside My Car

Is It Safe to Sleep inside My Car

Back then, having a car where you can transform the car seats into flat mini-beds is a great thing, especially if you have a family of your own who loves to travel across the country. But because of the growing reports of civilians found dead […]

How To Take Care Of Your Car Tires

How To Take Care Of Your Car Tires

The position of the tire on the body of the vehicle makes it easily neglected when carrying out inspection. The tire remains the only part of the vehicle that has full contact with the road. One of the easiest ways to help ensure your safety, satisfactory mileage and performance of your car is to take care of the tires. Taking care of your tires refers to constant inspection for the right amount of inflation, tread, wear and damage. A dive into past records show that one-third of the accidents on roads are caused by tire related defects. This statistics above should give you enough reason to take care of your tires. Several pointers are explained below to show you how to take care of your car tire.

INFLATION PRESSURE: The proper inflation pressure is the single most important thing you can do to help your tires stay longer and stay durable. The proper inflation of your car tire gives you the best tire performance, safety and fuel economy. Auto manufacturer state the recommended inflation level for every car tire. This information can be found in your car manual. Under-inflation is the leading cause of irreparable tire damage and may result in severe cracking and subsequent loss of air. It also reduces load capacity, allows excessive sidewall flexing and increases rolling resistance, resulting in heat and mechanical damage.
On the other hand, overinflation increases stiffness that may cause uncomfortable driving experience and generates unwanted vehicle vibration. It also increases the chance of impact damage.

TIRE THREAD: The thread of the tire is what gives the tire grip on the surface of the road. It is recommended that you tire should have at least 1.6mm of tread depth anything less signifies that you should change your tire. All new tires have tread wear indicators that appear as smooth banks in thread grooves when they wear to the 1.6mm level. A car with 1.6mm tread will stop eight meters after a car with a tread of 3mm travelling at 50mph on a wet road. Excessively worn tires are also more likely to suffer punctures.

TIRE ROTATION: front tire tend to carry more of the car’s weight and tend to wear out at about twice the rate of rear tires. Rotating the tire can extend the lifespan of the tire. Auto manufactures advice that you rotate your tires after every 800km -10000km.

TIRE DAMAGE: tire damage can occur in various forms ranging from small punctures to bigger tear. Constant inspection of your tires for signs of damage and their general condition is important for safety. Visit you auto mechanic when you notice any impacts penetrations, cracks, bulges or knot.

WHEEL ALIGNMENT: Wheel alignment refers to the process of properly aligning the wheels and axles. Wheel alignment ensures that your car function at its best level, increasing safety as well as protecting tires against premature wear and saving fuel. Wheel balancing balances the wheel & tires, protects the bearings and suspension, prevents premature tyre wear and stops vibration. Out of balance wheels and the vibration that accompanies it is most noticeable when driving at high speeds.

In general, taking care of your car tires is the ideal thing to do to ensure that your car works effectively and efficiently. This means;
·Your tires should be the correct sizes and types for your vehicle
·Your tires should be in good shape
·Your tires should also be inflated to the auto manufactures specification and checked every week
·You must check your tire pressure when it is cold and modify the pressure according to the load you are carrying
·You should also adjust your tire pressure to the time of the year
·You must not mount tires of different sizes and types on the same axle
·You must always carry a spare tire in your trunk