When you think about maintaining your car, the majority will think of the exterior, wheels, engine but we guarantee you will overlook the exhaust tip! Polishing the tips will not only complete the look of your car, but will also protect it from corrosion and other forms of build up.
When cleaning the exhaust tip, we recommend using a degreaser and a metal polish. To start off, soak the tips with the degreaser and let the chemicals work its magic. Use a cleaning brush after a few minutes and start cleaning inside and outside the exhaust tip.
After you’ve dried it off, it’s time to polish the exhaust. For this we recommend you polish using a steel wool for the first polish and then a microfiber cloth for the second.
Parallel parking can be scary but you may really struggle to park anywhere if you’re unable to parallel park because it’s a common way of parking on busy streets.
The first way to practice parallel waking is in an empty spot, but this we mean a parking space that’s not enclosed by two vehicles at either side, and by practicing parallel parking with no car behind you, you’re able to perfect your technique.
Get a good idea of the dimensions of your car before you start parallel parking, and try to create your own system for success. One way it to line your back up with the car you want to slot in behind then turn the wheel slightly so you create an inward angel, and turn the wheel full lock when you’re nose will not touch the car in front, you then start to take the lock off when you’re close to the curb and full lock the other way before straightening up.
The newly-named Optima Sportswagon is coming out soon and if you’re a fan of Estate cars, then we think you’ll like this one for sure. Only a few of the Concept’s little details remain, but the basic form remains mostly the same as the concept which was released last year. We’d say it’s comfortably better-looking than, say, a Vauxhall Insignia wagon, complete with its 242bhp 2.0-litre turbo four, twin exhausts and biggish wheels.
What is Kia’s first go at an estate of this size will be offered with a choice of three engines when it goes on sale in the last quarter of this year. There’s a likely quite economical 1.7-litre diesel and a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre petrol, plus the auto-only turbo of the GT. Speed tests haven’t come out yet, but don’t expect anything too spectacular.