Jake is an expert on the technical aspects of motoring. He spent 10 years working as an engineer at Chrysler SA and was CAR magazine's technical editor for 16 years. He also dabbled in teaching for a while and spent 6 months as a shepherd. He is now a freelance journalist.
The rising cost of fuel has a significant negative impact on the household budget and consumers have to find ways to make their money stretch further. One of the easiest ways to save money would... Read More
The last 70 years have seen a dramatic improvement in engine life. In 1950 Volkswagen Beetles achieved fame by often lasting for more than 100 000 km, but at the time many other small engines gave up the ghost at... Read More
Vehicle safety systems have come a long way in the last few decades. Almost all cars come with an abundance of acronyms and unpronounceable terms, but what do they actually do? We unpack some of the most common safety... Read More
Car brochures or information pamphlets often include specification sheets that are meant to tell you all you need to know about the car. Some of this information is easily digestible, but other items need further... Read More
Choosing the best off-road vehicle for your needs is not easy. However, if you are realistic about the regularity and severity of the off-road activities you are likely to pursue, it's a much simpler task to choose... Read More
The claimed average fuel consumption/emissions figures of contemporary vehicles are calculated in a way to ensure that they will comply with tightening emissions regulations, not give consumers realistic... Read More
Low-profile tyres may look good on stylish alloy wheels, but there are upsides to sticking to more conservative higher-profile rubber.
A number of companies make a range of tyres that enable you to... Read More
Many motorists are tempted to change wheel and tyre sizes, but it is often done for the wrong reason. It’s only worthwhile if you want to improve a car’s appearance. It will seldom affect a car’s... Read More
Given the current economic climate, few motorists can afford to replace their vehicles every 2 to 3 years. Therefore, we all have to take better care of our current cars. Some of the following tips may... Read More