Home Technology Motoring

Motoring

Firestone Farm Hard

Farm hard with Firestone

Farming isn’t just about beautiful mealie fields and incredible sunsets over your herd. It’s about long days, sweat on foreheads and many dusty kilometres before the day is done.
How to service your bike

How to service your bike

A bike’s tyre pressure and condition are even more important than on a car. Jake Venter explains the different chain types and how to maintain them.
The R500 000 all-electric Leaf.

The electric car: not squeaky clean

An electric car is environmentally expensive to manufacture, and its ‘fuel’ is only as clean as the nearest power station.
Honda VTEC System

The need for variable valve timing

Air has inertia, which creates breathing problems in an engine with traditional fixed valve timing. Many of today’s engines employ variable valve timing to solve this difficulty, explains Jake Venter.
Wheel alignment: straight answers

Wheel alignment: straight answers

There’s more to wheel rotation than a rubber-clad disc spinning around an axle. Jake Venter unravels the mysteries of camber, toe and caster
Buying a good second-hand bakkie

Tips for buying a good second-hand bakkie

After months of searching for a second-hand bakkie, you suddenly find yourself in someone’s yard looking at a potential buy. It’s gleaming in the sun, the price is tempting, and...
Myth conceptions about travelling on a dirt road

Myth conceptions about travelling on a dirt road

Travelling on a dirt road can be a bumpy and, more often than not, dirty experience. But as much as these roads can be frustrating to drive on, they can...
Car battery

How does a car battery work?

The battery has been around for 200 years, and has essentially changed little. Jake Venter explores this brilliant device that is integral to the motor industry.
JMC Boarding: Road test and impression

JMC Boarding: Road test and impression

Looking for an affordable, capable, yet comfortable bakkie without unnecessary frills? JMC’s Boarding Euro IV could well be it, says Chris Nel.
Testing tyres in the wet and dry

Testing tyres in the wet and dry

A professional tyre test takes place in wet and dry conditions and is measured exactly, says Jake Venter.
How to ruin a car without trying

How to ruin a car without trying

Common sense will help to ensure years of trouble-free motoring. Lack of it can have disastrous results, says Jake Venter.
What causes a car to catch fire?

What causes a car to catch fire?

Usually, it’s a fuel or oil leak, or an electrical short. And the problem often starts with poor maintenance.

WHAT TO READ NEXT

‘Classic extreme fire conditions’ in Trompsburg inferno

‘Classic extreme fire conditions’ in Trompsburg inferno

The wildfire that occurred in Trompsburg between 15 and 17 November was a classic example of extreme fire behaviour caused by weather conditions conducive to the development of a fire...

Send this to a friend