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  • Chucking decent stuff away
    My brother recently offered a few bits to the family from his flat, to save them from the bin - some framed art-y pictures, a mirror and a table, the... see more
  • Why do vans have central rear-view mirrors?
    Exactly. Vans are built either as panel vans (with rear windows and without bulkhead as standard) or as chassis-cab units, on which you can mount any... see more
  • Why do vans have central rear-view mirrors?
    I'm aware you still can configure a car yeah but only with set options. My point was if you don't want something that comes as standard, it wouldn't... see more
  • Why do vans have central rear-view mirrors?
    I have been lucky enough to tour a few car and truck production lines. Assembling the correct parts to make a specific model is a sophisticated... see more
  • Why do vans have central rear-view mirrors?
    Back in the late 60s/early70s, you could have a car built to your specs. A friend/neighbour bought a Ford Anglia 105E. Choice of colour of car,... see more
  • Death of the Handbrake
    My daughter's Audi has an electric hand brake, and I hate it! As to safety statistics, in the first years of the M25, it was rated the most... see more
  • Peugeot 308 wheel bearing problems
    325nm seems high. I would check with a Peugeot dealer workshop. FWIW: Years ago when I worked on some Renaults, we had a similar problem with crush... see more
  • Death of the Handbrake
    @Drivingforfun Staying home may not be the best idea. According to ROSPA: The home is the most common location for an accident to happen... see more
  • Death of the Handbrake
    Frankly, given the rate at which driving emergencies unfold, I seriously doubt that any passenger, seeing the driver suffering from a medical issue... see more
  • Death of the Handbrake
    I do actually accept there is a level of risk but as somebody who works with statistics every day I’d suggest everything is a risk and that if you’re... see more
  • Death of the Handbrake
    Every car and truck I've ever owned or driven here in the US had a foot operated parking brake which can only be operated by the driver, even in all... see more
  • Peugeot 308 wheel bearing problems
    Fortunately Peugeot aren't sold in the US but it seems your problem is not uncommon. Supposedly it can happen if you change the bearing and tighten... see more
  • Death of the Handbrake
    Can you engage the electronic brake while the car is moving to perform an emergency stop? see more
  • Death of the Handbrake
    These have been fitted to the majority of cars, probably for the last 10 years. Probably worldwide. If this were a significant serious risk I'm... see more
  • Death of the Handbrake
    Electronic Parking Brakes (EPB). Serious road safety issue. Your life is at risk, and the lives of all in the car. Over the last few years new cars... see more
  • Accident whilst overtaking
    OK, "50/50 is probably fair" was perhaps a poor choice of words, I should have said OP has partly at fault. In the circumstances he described, the... see more
  • Peugeot 308 wheel bearing problems
    Peugeot 308 2.0hdi 2008 168000miles Mot failure on nearside front wheel bearing. It's a long story sorry. I've changed the wheel bearing... see more
  • Fault
    Yes which was when saw him and stopped. see more
  • Fault
    So you were also moving into the oncoming lane when the collision occurred? Had you checked your mirrors and blindspot? see more
  • What a doofus
    That depends entirely on where the stalk is. It used to vary between L and R on different makes/models. see more
  • What a doofus
    It's always seemed intuitive to me (even as a child) that you push the indicator stalk up to signal right and left for down I never realised why... see more
  • Fault
    Not as such, we were in a queue of traffic at lights on a small one lane road, the other driver decided to queue jump and over took other cars and... see more
  • Why do vans have central rear-view mirrors?
    Thanks, what you both say makes sense actually It crossed my mind in the past with my car whether they could "delete" things that I don't need, in... see more
  • Accident whilst overtaking
    I don’t like to argue as others know more than me but surely failing to recognise the potential for error from another driver can’t constitute a... see more
  • Why do vans have central rear-view mirrors?
    Most vans come off the production line in the same format, then things are changed relevant to specific models. So the odds are that the van came off... see more
  • Fault
    So, if I've understood you, you changed lane into the path of the overtaking vehicle. Is that correct? see more
  • Need advice
    @Beelzebub trying not to lose our NCB see more
  • Need advice
    Why not just claim through your own insurance, and let them do all the work? That's what you pay them for. see more