Who is Elon Musk and What is Tesla?
Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor, engineer and inventor. Basically he's a real-life Iron-Man (without the suit... as far as we know). Musk started out his road to stardom in 1995, when he and brother Kimbal started up a web software company known as Zip2. The company developed and marketed an Internet "city guide" for the newspaper industry. The company was acquired by Compaq for around $307 million in cash and $34 million in stock options in 1999, of this Musk received around 7% ($22 million). Usi..
We all love our cars and there's no doubt we all love our phones! So it's no wonder there are literally thousands of apps for car owners out there. We've decided to put together our "22 Awesome Apps Every Car Owner Should Install" to help you get the nost out of travelling with your vehicle. From the best music apps to finding you a parking space, there's an app for everything.
One of the main causes of road traffic accidents is distracted driving, this is any activity that can divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. Driving can be hard enough without the added distractions, you have everyone on the road to worry about, without worrying what Sarah said in the group chat! Take a look at the stats and you'll believe us!
Every year, road traffic accidents take around 1.25 million lives annually. There are also 20-50 million survivors that suffer from critical injuries, including permanent disabilities. With these stats, now imagine a super-busy traffic system at night where the vehicles do not have headlights. It'd be chaos, right? Headlights, though often forgotten about, play an essential role for all people on and around a road. here's a tribute to these pairs of silent saviours.
When money is tight, the last thing you want to do is pay out to a mechanic for fixing something that you probably could have done yourself if you'd given it 10 minutes to find the problem. That's why we're going to tell you how to simply identify some problems you might face with your car! So you can get to fixing them before it ends in disaster! So next time something happens to your car, grab a manual or just give it some time to think about the problem before you hand over your hard-earned cash to a mechanic to do 2 minutes work or even less, just tell you the problem.
Utility vehicles today represent a necessity for a lot of jobs in construction, sports, road maintenance, and even in the army. Given their diversity, their practicality, and their brute force, these cars can become invaluable for any enterprise. We’re here because we know this, and are set to bring our readers a complete rundown of the pros and cons, the do's and do not's, the key things, and the in-betweens of utility vehicles that you need to know.
For the sake of easy-reading, we’ve split our guide to utility vehicles into three main parts. In the first section, we’ll be making..
So you’re looking for a second-hand car, but you don’t want to break the budget. Where do you go? There are local listings, internet forums and dealerships – but each vehicle has their own hidden history.
The UK Citizen’s Advice bureau analysed 2,519 second-hand car complaints in the first two weeks of September 2013 and found that an amazing 139 cars were worthy of the scrap heap! 4 in 5 of the cars in question also required essential repairs.
Most of us can appreciate the cost of up keeping a vehicle, but when you’re left to pick up the tab on damage that isn’t your fault it feels mu..
We often get asked why LED's are 'better' than incandescent bulbs/lamps and now the technology is getting to a point where it easily surpasses the older tech in certain applications its worth pointing a couple of things out.
1: They use far less power and are more efficient i.e they put out more lumens per watt. This is good as they are generally much much brighter, are ideal for rapid on/off applications and can be used normally on vehicles when the engine is off. Even the biggest LED light flashing light bars only draw a few amps so its safe to leave them running for extended period..
Today we rolled out a new postage calculator for shipping smaller items. Using Royal Mail Signed For shipping and volumetric price guides the products are categorised into weight and size and you should find a significant postage saving using this service on jiffy bag sized items around 250g and/or small parcels up to 1kg.
Carolus Tools have been making high quality professional level tools for over 100 years and in over 40 countries. Their focus is on ergonomic design and durability. As part of the Gedore group they have a massive R&D area to pool resources from as well as high levels of quality control and manufacturing know how.
If you're looking for high quality tools at reasonable prices with excellent after sales support give Carolus tools a try. You can find some of their range on our site here and find out more and look at their online catalogue on their website here.
During the course of 2015 we will be introducing, or in some cases reintroducing, new and updated product ranges from a variety of suppliers. One of these suppliers is Valeo. We have dealt with them for many years for a wide range of products however in recent times less so due to our focus primarily shifting to commercial vehicles only. As we are finding demand for products beyond our normal bread and butter product lines we've found Valeo, amongst others, capable of supplying good quality commercial vehicle parts in a timely fashion with a large range of OE products.
15% off all halogen rotator lightbars including the 'Recovery' models !!!
We had quite a lot of new products on the site this month so here's a quick recap if you havent been following the updates on Facebook.
We added a range of the most common blower motors, universal heaters and visco fan clutches to the Thermal Control section. We're hoping to expand on this in the future with radiators and more. More headlights were added from Hella too as well as the new Hella Mining LED buggy whips. We also added some worklights both halogen and xenon.
News of their new Bullitt Advanced appeared this month and can be seen on their new websit..
We've found the Hella Eliver Interactive tool very handy in recent times to show customers the real difference in beam patterns of all the popular Hella lights available. Although its a digital rather than real life picture shown its very accurate indeed and a true reflection of the lights output.
Its also a great comparison generally for the difference between halogen, xenon and LED lights in terms of relative brightness regardless of whether its made by Hella.
We hope its useful for people to make more of an informed decision about what type of light to go for and what the li..
We are currently running a website exclusive lightbar promotion on all halogen rotator, recovery and xenon strobe light bars until December 31st 2014 !!
To get 10% off an in stock halogen, recovery or xenon light bar use the following codes during checkout (please note these discounts only apply to orders placed on our website).
Hurry and place your order now while stocks last and beat the 2015 manufacturer price rise! Place and order over £250 and receive free shipping to any mainland UK destination (next..