Sunday, September 27, 2020

Car repairs you, garage or both?

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Repair your own car?

It's an interesting question and my answer, both. Now don't get me wrong if I had a ramp or pit I would attempt way more repairs, parts changes, modifications, gearbox tweaks, suspension work, exhaust bits, oil changes and sump cleaning to name a few.

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Car shows upon us Mk2 Golf tour time

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Well the car shows are truly upon us, which ones have you already been to? and which are planning on heading too, we plan to hit a few as our Mk2 Golf is being prepped for show season 2014. 

Already we have fitted a steering rack, recon gearbox with welded seams, linkgage kit bushes and rods. As you can imagine it's an interesting job looking for Mk2 Golf parts. 

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Tesla S is selling like hot cakes, slight recall though

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It's official the Tesla S is red hot, smoking indeed on sales and it's stock has increased by 10%, a phenominal amount. The Green super car or sports car or what ever you want to call is loved, the Californian company have made an electric car that is an object of desire, and doesn't guzzle gas (petrol to us).

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Why you should be investing in cars

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Collecting cars for investment and profit is something which many people have not considered. Now the trend is too buy and break for bits.

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Could trackable GPS cannons prevent road deaths and catch criminals

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According to USA Today, 1 in 3 deaths caused by high speed chases are the deaths of innocent bystanders – a shocking figure that US authorities are now seeking to change with new police car GPS cannons.

GPS cannons fire a GPS tracker onto the car being pursued, allowing the police to track its location without a car chase. Preventing any need for dangerous driving and allowing criminals to be caught safely.

High speed car chases look exciting on the big screen but in reality, they’re very dangerous and put lives at risk every year. They risk the lives of police, the suspects and innocent bystanders and can cause expensive vehicle damage.

So is it time to stop the chase and implement GPS cannons?

How do police car GPS cannons work?

In Florida and Iowa in the USA, a new cannon called Starchase is being tested. During a car chase, police fire a ‘bullet’ containing a GPS tracker at their target.

Once the tracker has been fired from the police car and is connected to the vehicle in pursuit, police can back off and track the vehicle from a distance – without the need for high speed.

In fact, it’s already been a success in the US. Police can track the car’s whereabouts and arrest them shortly after – allowing them to catch criminals without any damage to police cars and without any bodily harm to the people involved.

The reality of implementing GPS cannons

Unfortunately, the reality is that these GPS cannons are expensive. Very expensive in fact, but far less costly than a human life.

Each cannon costs around $5,000 to install on a police car and each round or ‘bullet’ costs $500.

However, this is less expensive than the damage that would be caused to vehicles in the event of a crash.

And while they’re currently being tried and tested in several American states, it could be a while before they’re rolled out throughout the whole of the US – and even the UK.

Do you think they’d be worth the money? Would you like to see police car GPS cannons used in the UK? Let us know what you think below! 

Unicom Insurance are UK based regulated specialists of Motor Trade Insurance. You can connect with Unicom Insurance on Google+ to keep up to date with all the latest news and stories from the Motoring Industry.

 

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Tesla model S goes on sale in the United Kingdom

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The much respected tesla brand has just gone on sale in the UK, despite a hiccup with some bad press recently. You can now get the all electric performance car for just under £50,000 (including the governments £5,000 grant), in the UK.
 
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Fast and Furious star Paul Walker RIP

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At first it was a hoax, then within hours the truth came to light, Paul Walker star of the Fast and Furious films had been in a car crash with his friend and his new Porsche Carrera GT. This story isn't here to detail the crash, rather it's a celebration of his great car career and his love of cars in general. RIP Paul Walker, the Fast and Furious films will never be the same without you, fond farewell Brian Spilner (Brian O Connell).

If one day the speed kills me, do not cry because I was smiling

'attributed to Paul Walker' 

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