How to properly install an infant or child car seat

Raising a child comes with many challenges. Getting the hang of folding a pram while a toddler is crying or installing a car seat in the pouring rain is not for the faint-hearted. This article is a modest attempt at improving parents’ lives (also grandparents’ and nannies’) by explaining the ins and outs of child car seats. Hopefully, it will also make car trips safer for the young ones. INSTALLING A CAR SEAT BASE WITH A SEAT BELT The car seat’s Read more…

Mercedes-Benz: A German stroke of genius

The very apt slogan for the world’s largest (and oldest) manufacturer of premium vehicles is — The Best or Nothing. In 2018, Mercedes-Benz sold 2.31 million passenger cars. To understand the German carmaker’s philosophy, it is necessary to look at how the company started. THE BEGINNING Mercedes-Benz originated with Karl Benz’s internal combustion-engine car of January 1886, Gottlieb Daimler’s skills, and Wilhelm Maybach’s stagecoach. Benz Bertha and Carl Benz married on 20 July 1872. In his memoirs, Benz wrote: With this step, Read more…

Car Tyre Pressure

Many people don’t notice when something is amiss with their car tyres. A blown tyre while driving will get one’s attention — no doubt. The noise, the vehicle’s pulling to one side and its reluctance to turn, that awful realization that your day has suddenly changed for the worse. Similar to a car windscreen suddenly cracking — so unnecessary. Approaching the car in the parking lot or the garage at home can also be a rude awakening. The deflated low-profile Read more…

Audi TT Windscreen Replacement

Your Audi TT comes from the renowned stable that made the famous world-beating Silver Arrow racers of the 1930s and the legendary Quattro rally car of the 80s. Unfortunately, this pedigree will not prevent a ding to your windscreen on a gravel-strewn road. Car glass damage is an irritating and potentially costly fact of life… and very common. Let us consider the reasons for car glass damage, how to prevent these incidents, and how to handle repairs or replacements. Why Read more…

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Windscreen?

This article tries to answer frequent questions that we receive concerning windscreen replacement costs. Our focus will be on the various factors affecting pricing. The windscreen is the occupants’ first line of defence against injury due to accidents, debris, and the elements. It also affords the driver an excellent view of the road and other traffic. Modern vehicle windscreens are also increasingly integral to the many advanced systems in the pricier models. Unfortunately, a single, small stone from a passing vehicle, or Read more…

Peugeot 207 Windscreen Replacement: A customer’s story

Last winter, we had an eventful trip to Germany in our beloved Peugeot 207. Before I get into the details of our little adventure, why is this hatchback so popular? Reasons for The Peugeot 207’s Popularity The Peugeot is an excellent allrounder in the supermini-class (or B-segment) — I must thank my better half for deciding on the vehicle make and model. The combination of fuel economy, practicality and safety make the 207 a practical choice for a young family Read more…

How to Change a Car Tyre

Many motorists regard mobile phones as the only way to prevent being stranded on the side of the road. They can certainly help you get hold of a car glass specialist if your windscreen is cracked, but if you need to change a flat tyre before getting back on the road, it’s best to know how to do this yourself. In addition, mobiles tend to be left at home, are out of reception range, and batteries run flat. Tyre-changing skills Read more…

Ford Mondeo Windscreen Replacement: A Customer’s Journey

Having owned various makes of cars over the years, I have always yearned to own a vehicle from the famed Henry Ford stable. I wasn’t expecting a chip on my Ford Mondeo windscreen so soon, but more about that later. History of the Ford Mondeo Ford is the second-largest family-owned company in the world and has been building cars since 1903. It sold fifteen million Model Ts, and the motor industry regards The Tin Lizzie as one of the most Read more…

Laminated Car Glass versus Tempered Car Glass

Have you ever wondered why windscreens are more expensive than other types of car glass or why the car’s windows don’t shatter? This blog post will discuss the difference between laminated car glass and tempered car glass and will hopefully answer your questions! The History of Laminated Glass French chemist, Edouard Benedictus, invented laminated glass in 1903. He saw a dropped bottle (accidentally covered in plastic) that did not shatter. He filed a patent in 1909 when he saw passengers Read more…

Vauxhall Insignia Windscreen Replacement and Car Glass Repair

You might find the idea of repairing or replacing the windscreen of your Vauxhall Insignia to be a daunting prospect.  Fortunately, it’s an easy problem to solve. The correct handling of this unfortunate ‘incident’ will ensure many more years of pleasurable Insignia ownership. The below discussion will aid in answering many of the common Vauxhall Insignia windscreen questions. What makes the Vauxhall Insignia a great car? Designed in Germany, the Vauxhall Insignia has won 50 international awards and is an Read more…

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