15 May

Creating a campervan from a regular van

Travelling and exploring is becoming even more popular over the years, and with that, many people are looking for ways to save on accommodation and travel expenses. One way is by creating and building your own campervan, converted from a regular van. Which van you decide really depends on the size of camper you are after. To start your campervan project, you must insulate the van minimising the risk of water damage from the outside and condensation build up on the inside. Once insulated, line your van with a chosen material, most popular being wood. Creating a living space is simple, with one area for sleeping and the other for cooking, and storage. You can also fit your campervan with lights and a fan system if you desire too, making...
19 Apr

Restoring a classic car

When you first consider restoring a classic car, there are a lot of different decisions you have to make before and during the process. Depending on the type of approach you decide to take, you can do all the work yourself or hire a mechanic and body shop to do some of the work for you. It’s important to now that not all garages are classic car enthusiast like you, so you may want to make sure you choose a mechanic with a love of classics and experience with old cars. A good way to find some shops that can work for your classic car restoration is to attend some of the classic car shows that come to your area and ask the owners who they use for the odd...
19 Feb

Preparing your classic car for a show

Finally, it’s the time to showcase your marvelous car to the world – by this we mean the few thousand people that do turn out to classic car shows. You have got all the maintenance right and all parts working superbly. It’s the time to reap your hard work mind efforts you have placed in conditioning the car. For you to really stand out, preparation is everything. Winners get made at the end of the day so you must make sure you are familiar with the rules of the game. They provide you with the insight of what will get checked in the show. To be on the safe side make sure that you find the right insurance that will cover you during the entire duration of the show. For...
12 Dec

Understanding your 4WD vehicle

Purchasing a 4-wheel drive vehicle is a big step from your usual standard road car. You now have the opportunity to venture off the track and put your new car to the test. Each 4×4 wheel drive is different, so familiarise yourself with the vehicle manual before starting your journey. Understand the safe ways to switch your vehicle from 2-wheel drive to 4-wheel drive without causing damage. Some older off-roaders require your front wheels to be unlocked before entering 4WD mode. Most 4WD vehicles have two 4×4 options, 4-wheel drive low and 4-wheel drive high. High can be driven at higher speed and can be used to provide your car with extra traction, Low ratio mode is a slower mode and can be used for the more challenging surfaces such as...
29 Aug

Selling a car with problems – The risks

Many people choose to upgrade to a newer car. They may want something bigger, better, faster, smaller or shinier. Whatever their decision it means they have the opportunity to place their existing vehicle on the second hand car market. If, however, you’re selling your vehicle because it’s riddled with problems, you should be upfront about them. Okay so you won’t make as much money as you would if you were to lie about the issues, but how can you allow someone to drive a car that isn’t fit for yourself? They may not be knowledgeable in mechanics and may be looking for a reliable car, believing yours is right for them, only it isn’t. Though cars used cars are ‘sold as seen’ privately, you can be challenged in court if...