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July 2, 2010 at 10:02 am

Driving on the motorway doesn’t cause any ‘arm’

Drivers  were shocked to see what they thought was a human limb on the motorway

Police had close a section of the M62 yesterday after a plethora of drivers reported seeing what they thought was a human limb. The limb turned out to be a plastic arm however, it still brought chaos and misery to many as the Police had no option but to close the road. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 1, 2010 at 11:06 am

UK Car Makers told: No More Handouts

By Lloyd Cole-Nolan

The automotive industry was told yesterday that it will be receiving less help from the Government.  Vince Cable (Business secretary) speaking before an address at The Society of Motor manufactures (SMMT) warned that there would be no more hand outs.  Mr Cable said We are not in a subsidy war and I am not going around with a cheque book around the British car industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 13, 2007 at 10:14 am

Should we limit car speeds

A big debate at the moment is whether or not we should limit the top speed of driving. We all know family and small hatchbacks such as the Vauxhall Corsa or the Renault Cleo have good speeds, good fuel economy etc. However some sportier versions like the vauxhall vxr8 have 2 things they are concerned with: looks and power.

I love the vauxhall vxr8 however it does come with a 6 litre v8 vauxhall engine, which top speed will almost triple the speed limit. Also the 6 litre vauxhall engine will drink petrol compared to a family hatchback. The vauxhall vxr8 also comes with other components such as a vauxhall gearbox in either automatic or 6 speeds to help reach these high speeds.

If the limit was to be put into place the top vehicles would still have umph e.g. 0 – 60 in 4.9 seconds, but only up to the limit and in many peoples eyes this makes it pointless to own since you cant fully flex its muscles. Im not sure about the limit since sometimes to escape a problem (for example a drunk lorry driver swaying) you need that extra few miles an hour to avoid disaster. Now there are several ways to do this, firstly make the limit above the speed limit but under deadly speeds, for example 90MPH or secondly make it annoying to go over the limit, e.g. a alarm sounds. This would mean you can go over the limit in times of crisis but you wont do it on a daily basis.

I personally hate drivers on the motorway who do 100MPH, mainly because i will be overtaking someone doing 60 or 70 MPH on the motorway, however my vehicle can only do 80MPH since it is old and only a 1 litre, thus a 100MPH car zooms upto my car and gives me about 1/4 second gap between me and their car, thus becoming dangerous.

So in many ways i think it should be limited to a decent amount, but not the speed limit.

Of course those who want to break the limit will find a way to since if technology is in place to limit a engine, you can undo it and many backstreet garages will offer this service for a nice sum of money since were there is a will there is a way.

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http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/blogs/editorial-blogs/dan-strong/159437/cutting-to-the-quick.thtml

or leave comments here, we are interested in your say

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February 23, 2007 at 1:56 pm

On the up

CarSpareFinder is doing better each month, last months achievements were getting to number 2 on Google for the search term car parts, so we reckon we will be number one in no time.

The amount of requests has almost doubled since December and all is going well. we get calls from happy customers and suggestions on improvements which we work on to provide a better search term.

Now has never been so good to want a car part, or be a breaker (especially a vauxhall breaker, those vauxhall parts requests keep coming through strong).

Other news is our salvage site SalvageSpareFinder is picking up traffic and soon it will be fully functional will bidding auctions and vehicle salvage you would not believe.

So whether you a vauxhall breaker or not our site is on the up, were all really excited and cant believe how we are doing, its simply amazing.

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February 15, 2007 at 12:13 pm

Whats the deal

I never understood the value of vehicle components until yesterday. I have not had a vauxhall car spare tyre in my car for years, never thought i would need one. well i was wrong…

I was driving in my vauxhall vectra, nice and easy when i heard a pop. i thought i had ran over something. When i got out the car i had ran over a nail. figures. so now i have a flat tyre, so i go ok ill change the tyre and ill be ok. so i get the jack, pump it off the ground, take the nuts off the wheel and the wheel off, i then go for my spare tyre which should be located under the boot and to my amusement it was not their and then i remember ages ago when i did the same, i replace the tyre but never replaced it.

so im stuck on a country road with no breakdown cover (i do now), no vauxhall car spare tyre, and no one around.

I end up waiting 50 minutes for someone kind enough to stop and tow me home in with a flat, before getting a bus to a garage and buying the first tyre i see which will fit.

So the moral of the story is that for the 40 GBP it would cost for a spare tyre i could have avoided ruining my Wednesday and would be better off. so if you need any components then get them today, try CarSpareFinder we are free. I am now going to stock up on all the items i need to ensure a smooth running year

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December 8, 2006 at 1:19 pm

Ford Edge shipping for christmas

Well ford are now shipping their Ford Edge just in time for Christmas. So if you want to buy your love one something special, why not a Ford Edge SUV. nothing says ‘i love you’ more. If you cannot afford that then why not some car parts lie a car gearbox or new car engine for his current vehicle, or some vehicle salvage to get them a better car for cheap.

Anyway back to the Ford Edge it is a beautiful car and the delays have only been for quality assurance and we are guaranteed top quality cars and car parts from FORD.

Write i am off to do some Christmas shopping and unfortunately its not a new SUV, in fact i have no idea what tog et my love ones and I don’t think she would appreciate a car gearbox or car engine from me.

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November 15, 2006 at 11:20 am

BMW sells 200000 V10 engines

BMW has always stood for reliability and sexiness and for the man who can (and women who can). In the beginning the first BMW M5 model engines sold around 450 to 500 a year, the BMW V10 engine in its short period of time it has been in production has now sold over 200,000 units, a impressive feat.

The BMW v10 engine is a beautiful work of art winning the recent International Engine of the Year awards and who can argue with its 507bhp, up to 8,250rpm revs and great flexibility. The engine itself is astonishing and the amount of technology involved is awesome.

BMW is the only manufacturer to have ever won in six categories and now owns a total of 26 awards. Well done to the BMW v10 engine.

[source from http://cars.blogs.ca/2006/11/14/bmw-marks-200000-milestone-with-v10-engine]

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November 2, 2006 at 3:36 pm

Nissan Primera says goodby, but their parts will still live on

The nissan primera, seen as the family car a few years ago is to be axed in the uk. The nifty little car sales have simply slumped. Some believe it is the customers demand more meaty vehicles such as SUV’s and the nissan x-trail or simply larger vehicles such as the nissan almera tino (MPV).

Japanease bosses say the nissan primera will no longer be produced and never will for the united kindom, leaving the uk primera with a sense of doom. No worries though since cars last ages and there will be nissan primera car parts for years to come, and if you have some of these car parts, possibly hold onto them since they will be rare and thus gold dust in a few years

So from everyone here at carsparefinder we bid the nissan primera good by but we will still deal with their car parts for years to come

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October 13, 2006 at 10:03 am

SAAB new alcohol testing, car engine disabling key

For those of use who worry about being over the limit when driving, SAAB now have the answer. Apparently this genius device is a alcohol tester in which you breath onto it and it says whether you are over the limit or not. Not only this but if you fail, then your car engine wont start! genius!

However will advanced technology comes the question: what if it brakes? many users might fail when they shouldn’t and are stranded with a car engine that wont start. Which might make the person so angry they rip there car parts out and destroy the car engine that wont start.

But for most of us this is good news and we can go out for a casual pint and not worry about being over the limit because if we are then we cant go anywhere and risk other peoples lives (overdramatic I know)

well done SAAB

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October 10, 2006 at 10:43 am

Steve Irwin Memorial

It was nice to see that at the memorial for Australian croc-hunter Steve Irwin his truck took pride of place. Right in the centre of the arena the truck that had carried him across the outback was covered in his belongings, and as the final moments of the memorial faded the truck drove off into the distance.

Not a dry eye in the house. Even a couple of crocs were weeping those famous crocodile tears. Given the kind of extremes of heat and dust that the truck must have endured it was good that it started when all the eyes were upon it.

There must be a few huge snakes and even bigger crocs that will be glad not to see that truck thundering across the ground towards them. Whether the truck has now made its way to an Aussie breaker’s yard I’m not sure. I should imagine few of Steve’s co-workers would want to use it, as they had such respect for its owner.

It was a sad day for all of us who are just young lads at heart when Steve met his end. There’s nothing like watching a bloke in shorts with a rattle-snake by the tail to make you laugh. As someone who would never wrestle a crocodile, even if it was wearing lip-stick I was full of admiration for Steve. I always did wonder if he really knew what he was doing though.

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