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This Little Nissan Went To Asda...

27 November 2015 - 09:59 PM

Our local Asda is at 99.7p per litre tonight, needless to say I will be filling the tank there tomorrow!


The last time I remember seeing a sub £1 per litre price was in 2008 when we first got the Fiesta and I was 13 years old.

No Time Wasters Eh...

22 November 2015 - 08:28 PM

I had to share this advert I just came across!  I'm sure everybody can agree and empathise with the seller.

Got New Tyres Fitted? Check The Pressure!

22 November 2015 - 02:53 PM

A few weeks ago we had winter tyres fitted to the Primera and in a (rare) moment of naivety I thought that the fitter would have made sure the pressures were at least approximately correct on all four.  




Since they were fitted the car hasn't felt any more "grippy" and has actually been more prone to skidding on corners and locking up the wheels on heavy braking.  I put this down to never having experienced winter tyres before and/or the Yokohamas not being very good, but today thought that before writing them off completely I would check that the pressures were correct.


Well, that was a shock.


All four tyres were sitting at 50 PSI.  Yes, I'm not even exaggerating. 


Needless to say I let all four down to 32 PSI and I'm 99.9% sure that next time the car is driven it will feel like it's glued to the road compared to the feeling that you are constantly driving on black ice.


So, just a tip - after you've had tyres re-beaded, check the pressures.  Most garages DO adjust the pressures accordingly but evidently the one I used this time didn't and there are probably others out there that are alike.


All I can say is THANK GOODNESS no accident occurred as a result of the tyre pressures or I'm pretty sure the insurance wouldn't cover it once they determined it to be "driver error" in not maintaining the pressures correctly.

Freeze Or Burn...

19 November 2015 - 07:02 PM

Vauxhall has advised owners of the self-combusting Zafira models to use the heater "sparingly".  IT IS NOW NOVEMBER.  Good timing Vauxhall.


So basically you have two options, leave the heater off and freeze or turn it on and be nice and toasty...  VERY toasty, in fact.  Burning, would be a better word.


I just love it, I really do.  Makes me glad I own a Nissan (and I never thought I'd say that!).

Is It Just Me

15 November 2015 - 03:17 PM

Or does this make absolutely no sense?