The security expert, Troy Hunt, recently Tweeted about his car purchase – a rather fabulous Mercedes… However, he ended up having to defend his choice and justify why he didn’t, instead, buy a Tesla. His arguments are good, particularly because of where he lives, and I’m siding with him myself.
The ODB diagnostic port is used by garages and dealerships to connect your car to their computer systems, checking for any reported errors as well as check various engine values. Just to check and clear an error message can cost £30+, yet ODB readers can be bought for not much more than £10 and phone apps […]
Rule 112 The horn. Use only while your vehicle is moving and you need to warn other road users of your presence. Never sound your horn aggressively. The Highway Code Sadly, most drivers use the horn for the one thing that this specifically says it should't be used for (i.e. to express aggression). As a […]
I've had the 2017 model of the Mazda 3 for little over a month now. It's easy to talk in bold brush strokes about the driving ability, etc, but I thought I'd write up about the little niggly things that annoy as well as the small things that delight. For the rest, read the professional […]
4 years ago I took possession of a new Ford Focus and the post I wrote about it became one of the most popular on this site, covering various tips for any owner. Now, the Ford has gone and, in its place, the new, 2017 model of the Mazda 3. So, let’s do the same…
So, you have a Mazda with MZD-Connect and Nav but the address you’ve tried isn’t found. What now? Well, you can enter co-ordinates but doing so isn’t as straight forward as you’d expect.
Here’s how to do it…
When I got my job at Automattic one of the added perks that I was looking forward to was decreased insurance for both my home and car.
Well, as you can probably already guess, it didn’t work out that way and, even now, I have no idea why.
The version of SYNC that comes with UK Focus models is quite an early release, modified for the UK market. A number of releases in the US have occurred since, including the ability to update the firmware yourself via USB.
For those with recent models of Ford cars you may have the SYNC in-car system. This includes a USB port for playing music stored on a compatible device. However, there have been a lot of queries about the maximum capacity of the USB devices that you can attach. Many believe it is 32GB but this […]
Yes, I’ve just bought a new car – the 2013 model of the Ford Focus Titanium X. It has a 1.0 litre Ecoboost engine which is remarkably good for it’s small, 3 cylinder capacity. A lawnmower it is not! And the thing about the Titanium X is that it’s bristling with gadgets – it has […]