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Stories by Paul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 5:32 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

The tyres on your car lead a very hard life, from flexing for hundreds of kilometres every minute to rolling over bumps, iron, potholes, rough asphalt, concrete, stones, and gravel. The tyres on motor vehicles, slide on patches of oil, slosh...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

Whether rain or shine, hurricane, storm, sunshine, or calm, speed kills. The sign on our roads that reads ‘SPEED KILLS... KILL YOUR SPEED’ should never be taken lightly. An erratic pace, punctuated by bursts of great speed and periods of creeping,...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

The faster you drive, the more dangerous the slide. A driver should never take a skid for a joke but should remain calm. Automobile experts suggest that drivers stay as calm as possible when they are about to fall prey to a skid. According to The...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

A motorist’s driving habit can have a serious impact on fuel consumption. “Certainly, the basis of a well-maintained car is a well-tuned engine,” advised Andrew Brown, an experienced auto mechanic with over 30 years’ experience in the motoring...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

Is driving in bad weather more dangerous, and is the risk greater? Do drivers tend to pay more attention during this time? The motorist who habitually drives one-handed, gazing serenely at the outside, generally comes to and operates at full effort...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

Paul Coke, a car enthusiast, describes a battery as the life or heart of a car.“If the battery is dead nothing will work,” Coke says. It’s 5 a.m., you have a long day ahead and your desire is to ‘beat’ the traffic for work. However, you turn the...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

Dean m, who has been driving for over 10 years, describes the tyre on a motor car as a big rubber donut. Donuts can be eaten, but tyres eat the road. Apart from providing a comfortable ride and adhesion to propel and to stop the car, the tyres play...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:11 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

September is just around the corner. Once again, the various roadworks will punctuate the flow of motor vehicles of all sizes, shapes, models, brands, and colours all over. There will be returning students, new students, parents, and guardians...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:11 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

As a driver, you are ready to roll. You turn the ignition. The engine starts but fails to keep running. This problem is related to the concept of stalling. Stalling occurs when an engine starts but fails to keep running. “The condition is often...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:28 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

“A car without good working brakes is like a plane without good landing gear. There is nothing else that can bring the motor vehicle to a stop except the brakes,” says Dereck Gentles, an auto mechanic with over 40 years’ experience in the motoring...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

How can car owners prevent their vehicles from exposing their real age? A motor car can show its years in the way it looks and the way it sounds. It is often said that a car’s biggest single enemy is rust. This corrosive action works day and...

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