5 Dashboard Cameras You Should Consider Buying

5 Dashboard Cameras You Should Consider Buying

With the prevalent cases of car parts theft, hit and runs and reckless driving in Kenya, it’s more important than ever to invest in a dashboard camera for your car. There are even more benefits to owning a dashboard camera than security purposes. Luckily, the camera doesn’t have to be very high quality or expensive. In fact, there are a number of affordable dashboard cameras in the market right now that don’t compromise on image quality or durability. They range from Ksh 5,000 to Ksh. 20,000 and can shoot up to 4K quality. Here are our top 5 dashboard cameras you should consider buying. Nextbase 422GW This is one of the more expensive on the list got for Ksh 16,000 on Amazon. The price is justified as this camera offers an array of impressive features including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, built-In Alexa for voice…

The Rise And Fall Of The Volkswagen Beetle

The Rise And Fall Of The Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle is the longest-running and most manufactured car of a single platform. Its origin is as controversial as its demise. However, The Beetle is an icon in the car manufacturing industry and a pioneer in many ways. The Beetle was a concept by Adolf Hitler, who wanted a cheap and reliable car to be mass-produced for the German market. He gave an order to Porsche to produce a Volkswagen which means “people’s car”. His idea was to have a car that could transport 2 adults and 3 children. That is how Volkswagen and its first car, The Beetle, came to be. There were many adjustments that had to be made in the “people’s car” to suit the budget and the target market. For instance, it had to be designed to ensure that parts were easily and inexpensively exchanged. Additionally, the engine was…

How To Check If Your Car Needs New Tyres

How To Check If Your Car Needs New Tyres

Car tyres undergo the most wear since they’re in direct contact with the road. Did you know that there’s a minimum car tyre tread depth? In most countries, including Kenya, the minimum tread depth is 1.6mm. This is the minimum thickness between the top of the tread rubber to the bottom of the tyre’s deepest grooves. Therefore, depending on the use, it’s important to check whether your tyres need replacement both for legal and safety purposes. Here are some tips on how to check if your car needs new tyres. Check The Tread Indicators You may have noticed that your tyres have small bumps or bars molded in the pattern. These are the manufacturer’s safety precautions known as the tread indicators and they’re used to tell if your tyres are worn out. They’re usually invisible when the tyres are new. However, if you notice multiple of them, then…

A Guide On How To Do A Car Trade In

A Guide On How To Do A Car Trade In

Many car dealerships in the country offer car trade-in as a method to finance your new car. Since the concept is fairly new, most people are oblivious to its benefits and how it actually works. Doing a car trade-in is a fairly simple process and when done right, you get your money’s worth. Usually, the main concern people have while doing a car trade-in is how get the best value. Of course, most dealerships will try and shortchange you. However, with the right information, you’ll be able to get the right price for your car. Here’s a detailed guide on how to do a car trade-in. Always Do Your Research Research is important to know what the market price is for your car. If you go to a dealership blindly, they will give you the lowest figure to get you to cough up more…

What To Look For When Test Driving A Car

What To Look For When Test Driving A Car

Test driving a car is more than just taking it to the road. This is an opportunity to do a personal inspection of the car. Whether you’re buying a new or used car, it’s important to do a thorough test drive to ensure that you are fully satisfied with its condition. Due to the changing car technology, newer model cars are much different from older models. Therefore, it’s highly likely that you’ll be unfamiliar with certain functions. Here are some essential things to look for once you get that test driving appointment. Documentation First, if the dealership or owner asks for a copy of your driver’s license, bring your own copies. After you’re done with the test drive, ask for them back and destroy them. The point is, never leave such personal information with anyone. With the rising cases of car theft, this information…

Dangers Of Using Counterfeit Spare Parts

Dangers Of Using Counterfeit Spare Parts

Counterfeit spare parts are wreaking havoc in all African markets and Kenya has not been spared. This is a challenge that seems to have established strong roots and it’s not only endangering the lives of drivers and passengers, but also affecting the performance of the vehicles.   The list of spares that are usually counterfeited include light bulbs, spark plugs, brake pads, oil, filters, oil pumps, water pumps, steering linkages and airbags. Unsuspecting customers are misled by spare parts that are packaged in exactly the same way as the original brands. It’s mostly experienced mechanics and spare parts dealer that are able to tell them apart. Counterfeit parts are usually way much cheaper than the original brands, though unscrupulous dealers sometimes sell them at the same price to unsuspecting buyers.   While pricing seems to influence purchase decisions in Africa, one needs to understand…

5 Car Noises You Should Never Ignore

5 Car Noises You Should Never Ignore

They say a car is like a child when it needs something, it will make noise. Car noises can range from normal to horrible and it’s up to the driver to determine which noises need your immediate attention. Unfortunately, many drivers, especially new ones, have no idea what different car noises mean. This could cause unnecessary panic or worse, further damage to your car. It is, therefore, important to be acquainted with different car noises. Here are some car noises you should never ignore. Noise When Shifting Gears Any noise when shifting gears is a clear indication that something isn’t right. It could be a problem with the clutch, torque converter or transmission fluid. Failure to address the issue immediately could lead to further damage to the gearbox which can be quite costly. It’s important to bring your car to a specialist who will…

New Generation Subaru WRX STi Will Not Run On The EJ20 Engine

New Generation Subaru WRX STi Will Not Run On The EJ20 Engine

It’s not uncommon for car manufacturers to make drastic changes to a new generation of cars, including changing an entire engine. Therefore, it didn’t come as a shock when Subaru announced that they will no longer be using the EJ20 engine in their WRX STi vehicles. The Japanese automotive company made the announcement during the 46th Tokyo Motor Show. This will be the final edition of the highly beloved Subaru WRX STi running on the horizontally opposed engine EJ20, one of Subaru’s leading sports engines, as orders close in December 2019 Many might be wondering what the big deal is about this engine. While very little is known or heard about the EJ20 engine, this is the driving force behind Subaru’s numerous victories in the World Rally Championship. It has been in production with Subaru since 1989 and while it mostly features in the…

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