Category: Helpful Hints

Things to do Before your RoadTrip

Things to do Before your RoadTrip

How To Prepare For Your Christmas Road Trip You’re thinking of driving over the holidays, right? Road Trips can be fun, but be prepared. Here’s a list of some useful things you might want to do before you set off: 1: Roadside assistance: It is a good time to consider whether or not you want … Continue reading Things to do Before your RoadTrip

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How to use a MANUAL gearbox in a 6 speed car

Most modern manual geared cars come in either a 5 or 6 speed “H” configuration. There are 4 and 7 speed models, but these are rare. The “H” refers to a time when there were 4 gears and a reverse. https://youtu.be/UR6r5ZsXD6E Reverse position can vary to any of 4 positions and that depends on what … Continue reading How to use a MANUAL gearbox in a 6 speed car

Helpful hint no. 25: What side is my car’s fuel filler on?

Above: LEFT and RIGHT fuel cap arrows on each and every fuel gauge   It’s a question people often ask themselves as they pull into a petrol station. The answer is right in front of each and every driver right on the fuel gauge. There is a little arrow which everyone notices but completely ignores. … Continue reading Helpful hint no. 25: What side is my car’s fuel filler on?

Helpful Hints: Toll Account Rip Off and how to avoid it

Did you know if you tag doesn’t beep, you get a notice in the mail. That’s not such a big thing, or is it? There is an administrative fee which varies between states. You can set up a temporary account but does that mean you won’t be getting half of the South American forest shoved … Continue reading Helpful Hints: Toll Account Rip Off and how to avoid it

Go Topless Or Go Home: cars For gayBoys

If I had my choice of any car what would I buy? I’m often driven demented pondering that very question. The better question is “what’s the best car for a certain price?”, because everybody has one. You see, gay boys have different requirements. There are rarely children to consider so lifestyle becomes important above all … Continue reading Go Topless Or Go Home: cars For gayBoys

Using Your iPhone 4 Navigon GPS incar: No sound! What’s wrong? UPDATE

This video showing the system being used. but remember, either switch to bluetooth on car audio, or disconnect from bluetooth to get sound. YOU CAN ALSO USE YOUR USB CONNECTION FOR SATNAV. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS AS PER BLUETOOTH. YOU MIGHT NEED TO UNPLUG YOUR CORD THEN PLUG IT IN AGAIN. SOMETIMES YOUR CAR STEREO GETS … Continue reading Using Your iPhone 4 Navigon GPS incar: No sound! What’s wrong? UPDATE

Satnav won’t work on my Iphone in the car: Using your Iphone GPS in a car which has Bluetooth and/or media streaming

  Well boys and girls, you’ve come home with your prized new iPhone in your hot little hand and start stuffing new apps onto it with gay abandon. One of your purchases is Navigon, Satnav for a phone. It’s a Garmin program so you expect it to work faultlessly. You jump in the car, pair … Continue reading Satnav won’t work on my Iphone in the car: Using your Iphone GPS in a car which has Bluetooth and/or media streaming

5 favourite pieces of Auto tech this year.

1: Volvo forward camera. The R design shown here in a left-hander shows the TV screen at the centre of the Volvo drivers’ universe. Take your eyes off those nifty blue dials for 20 seconds and cast it over the simple console. Its elegance is the key to its simplicity, perhaps not more than you … Continue reading 5 favourite pieces of Auto tech this year.

Helpful Hints No. 1: Iphone 4 using NAVIGON in Volvo S60. It keeps on muting itself when I put an address in. Here’s the fix! IOS 5 UPDATE HERE

UPDATE: IOS5 has done awful things to the interface. It's not just with Volvo, but many other GPS and Bluetooth units. Apple is working on a fix. If you've noticed you battery life on the Iphone/Ipad has gone south, Apple noticed too and are working on it. If you media streaming and/or ipod dock no … Continue reading Helpful Hints No. 1: Iphone 4 using NAVIGON in Volvo S60. It keeps on muting itself when I put an address in. Here’s the fix! IOS 5 UPDATE HERE

Incar GPS: is the huge price worth it?

navigon on Iphone Navigon on Iphone   You’ll have read over the last year about my changing opinion on Incar-GPS systems. I have always thought the gargantuan price car makers want isn’t justified by the use-ability of their units. But the marketers are a tricky bunch so they bundle the Satnav together with other integral … Continue reading Incar GPS: is the huge price worth it?