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Remote Key Fob

Remote Key Fob

Using the remote key fob, I unlocked my Range Rover as my wife asked me if I would go to our local shopping centre, 2 weeks before Christmas 2017, to collect some oversize presents for our grandchildren.

She suggested that it would be busy and so we should maybe park on the roof as the indoor car park would be packed.

2001 P38 Range Rover 4.6 with Remote Key Fob

2001 P38 Range Rover 4.6

We took my 2001 P38 Range Rover as it has a good load area with the rear sets down. We pulled on the roof and parked the vehicle under a shaded area. Getting out of the car my wife, Jan, said we could have parked closer to the escalators but no problem.

The only thing that gave me any indication something was wrong was that the remote key fob would not lock the doors so I used the key in the lock, and thought no more about it.

We went s...

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Cold Weather Advice

Cold Weather Advice

The following cold weather advice will have been given to any car driver from a variety of sources. It’s advice you’ve heard from your parents, friends, co-workers: “Warm up your car before driving in cold weather”, but is it true?

Cold Weather Advice - winter-driving

Cold Weather Advice

Most vehicles built before 1995 used a carburetor, a device that combined air and fuel. However, the U.S. automobile industry changed over to a fuel injection method in the 80s and 90s, eliminating the need for the carburetor. With a carburetor, the cold weather advice was that it was essential to let the car idle for a few minutes before driving it, in order to make sure the engine would run properly. But with modern cars, it’s not the engine itself that needs to be warmed up when it’s cold outside.

The cold weather advic...

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Transportation progression

Transportation progression

Transportation Progression

Transportation Progression

“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about transportation progression in the future.”

One way to qualify the passage of time is through technology eras, each hallmarked by the progression of transportation — from steam engine to internal combustion to jet propulsion, and so on.

This is why flying cars and robot-piloted taxis remain a staple in science fiction narratives.

1 year out: 2017

Head’s up: the cars of the not-so-distant future are being made today. Automakers have been hard at work testing tech that will appear in the car of tomorrow for some time, and we’re seeing the results already. Ten years ago, cars with built-in Bluetooth, navigation, and parking sensors were the domain of top luxury vehicles...

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Town signs Road signs

Town signs Road signs

Town signs Road signs

Town signs Road signs

Although not absolutely about autos, this post is related, as it is to do with road transport and signage. Town signs Road signs fall in the very wide category of what I call ‘all things auto’.

Do you have a memorable trip to somewhere special? Did you stop at the Town sign or Road sign and take a photo? Do you drive past a road sign on a regular basis that has been made famous through a film or TV series? Do you have a favorite place that you have visited or that you have always wanted to go to?

I remember lots of places on our travels, that we have been to or passed through which evoke thoughts and memories of what I was doing, what I was driving, (or what vehicle we were travelling in) or where we were going when I saw them...

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Spark Plugs

Spark Plugs

Spark Plugs

Spark Plugs

Here are 3 good reasons Spark Plugs need renewing especially if you run a vehicle without a regular Service regime. A break down is not good at any time but a less than well maintained engine has a significantly greater possibility of failing to start, or just failing when you least expect.

3 Good reasons Spark Plugs need renewing

Reason 1: New spark plugs help keep your engine at its peak performance and maintain efficiency levels. Of course, every vehicle on the road will misfire from time to time. But as those misfires get more and more frequent, they also get more troublesome. Frequent misfires mean increased exhaust emissions, wasted gas and reduced power. Misfires caused by worn spark plugs will cause older vehicles to misfire, run rough or start slow...
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Auspicious Day

Auspicious day

Auspicious Day – My Daimler 4.2

Auspicious Day

Today is an auspicious day

Today is an auspicious day as we open up a new website based on a passion for all things auto, that I shared with my Dad, who would have been 98 years old today. Mum and Dad bought their first car in 1953 just after my older brother was born, and the wheel fell off the sidecar while Mum and baby were sitting in it, (they had just stopped). Mum refused to go in it anymore and Dad decided they should change from their motorcycling youth to a more refined form of transport, now they had a family. Their first car was actually a 1950 Ford Prefect. It had an 1,172 cc (71.5 cu in) side-valve engine with thermocirculation radiator (no pump) and the ability to be started by a crank handle, should the battery not have sufficie...

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AutoSpanna

AutoSpanna

AutoSpanna

AutoSpanna

Welcome to AutoSpanna

Welcome to AutoSpanna.com where we will discuss all things auto. You will see as we build this site and add more articles, that we are not fixed on any one segment, brand, make, type, model or Country. We will talk about all aspects of anything to do with cars, restoration, likes and dislikes, detailing, paint spraying, interiors, accessories, styling, and virtually anything that has anything to do with motoring.

During this journey you will learn that I am not an active fan of motor racing, although I do see it is the place of many advances that eventually find their way into the general everyday auto world.

You will also come to realise that I have more than a passing interest in 4 vehicle manufacturers irrespective of who actually owns them no...

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