How To Drive Effectively In Icy Weather Conditions

Adverse weather can make driving a real challenge. But when it comes to driving in icy conditions, all of a drivers skills are put to the test. Something that can help a great deal in this situation is having the right knowledge in mind before hand.

Reduce Speed Before Turning

When approaching a bend, it helps to reduce the speed of the car before turning the steering wheel. This gives the wheels more grip as they dont have to work to stick to the road as much. If however the car does lose grip, stop using the accelerator and make sure that the wheels are pointing in the intended direction.

Think About Where Ice Might Appear On The Road

Consider the environment that you’re driving in and think about the microclimates that might appear on the road. These are areas that perhaps the sun hasn’t yet gotten to, which could stay icy when the rest of the road has thawed.



Choosing A Manual Or Automatic Car

Fewer people are driving cars with a manual transmission on the roads, opting for the easier to use automatic option. While this makes sense for the kind of everyday journeys that most drivers make, for logistical driving an automatic is not necessarily the best choice.

Driving a car that is a manual can help improve gas consumption, this is due to the fact the driver can manually change gears as he or she feels the engine needs to, which is a smoother way of shifting gear than letting a machine try to work out when it’s best. On long transportation trips, this can have a big impact on the amount of fuel that’s used.

There’s also the fact that some people just prefer the more tactile feel of a manual transmission. With it arguably offering a more enjoyable experience on the road. If you are looking for that kind of thing.

Improving Existing Vehicles With Parts Modernisation

Logistics companies often make use of a variety of vehicles, all of which can cost a great deal. As these vehicles are used, they require more and more maintenance over time. Not only this, but they also become less technologically suitable as newer models are released. Parts modernisation can mitigate these effects, as well as offer a host of other advantages.

Parts modernisation involves bringing the existing parts within the vehicle up to a higher standard. Through parts modernisation, high-maintenance and/or obsolete components are replaced with new parts manufactured to today’s tolerances and standards of performance.

This allows an existing vehicle to perform at a much higher capacity. Increasing productivity as well as improving efficiency and up time. All of which make a vehicle much more cost-effective as it is able to work for longer periods and move more heavier loads. This is especially true of a larger hauling vehicles, as larger carrying capacities often offer greater proceeds.

The Importance Of Oil Changes

Engine oil is part of the engine of a vehicle. All vehicles that have an internal combustion engine make use of it and no matter how good the oil is, eventually it degrades as the additives get used up. That’s when the vehicles oil should be changed.

The amount of oil a vehicle uses will depend on the type of oil you choose to use, what kind of vehicle it is, and how often its driven. The owners manual can provide more information on these details. However, the old adage suggests every 3 months or 3,000 miles. The amount of mileage driven is more important than the amount of time.

Its important to note that driving in extreme weather or towing a lot of weight behind your car will affect how much oil the vehicle uses.

Not changing the oil after a long period of time can cause the oil to become sludge, eventually clogging the engine.


Moving your Furniture from A to B


Pieces of furniture such as tables, chairs, cupboards, wardrobes, and stools are ordinarily very bulky and sensitive yet important and costly. Once in a while when the need to move from one location to another arises, these pieces of furniture too require to be moved. Owing to their sensitive yet costly nature, they have to be handled with extreme caution to prevent any breakages, damages and the subsequent wastage of money.

For this feat to be achieved, the intervention of special pieces of equipment, commonly called furniture movers, is, by all means, necessary. These are equipment that are specifically designed to lift and move furniture around in such a manner as to prevent breakage, scratches or any other associated damages.

There are two main types of furniture movers namely: hydraulic and manual furniture movers respectively. In the following discussions, these two types of furniture movers are going to be discussed in finer details. Read Full Post…