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Electric cars might not yet be green

But we should buy them anyway | THE INDEPENDENT | Transforming the way we travel is an essential part of tackling the climate crisis. The transport sector contributes about 20% of global carbon emissions. In the UK the figure is 33%, and the country has made virtually no progress in reducing …

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Driving in a flood

Avoid it if you can, be careful if you can’t | MOTORING GURU | The rain these days is throwing up the unexpected. A road that you have driven on for years without incident will easily become flooded. That is why it is important to recall the tips you picked …

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Changing differential fluid

Why 2WD has one differential, the 4WD three | THE INDEPENDENT | A differential, or gearbox, basically transfers the power from the transmission to the rear wheels and lets the wheels turn at different speeds when cornering. It is one of the most important parts of a vehicle’s powertrain. And …

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Road accident victims

Where is the compensation from insurance companies?  | THE INDEPENDENT | We begin with an extended excerpt from former Minister of Finance, Prof. Ezra Sabiti Suruma’s 2014 book titled `Advancing the Ugandan Economy: A personal Account’. On page 159, he writes: In some accidents, dozens of people died and many …

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Child car seat fitting

How to make sure it is correctly done | THE INDEPENDENT | Research suggests that more than 70% of all child car seats are incorrectly fitted, or the wrong size. Here’s everything you need to know about making sure your child car seat is fitted correctly. A twisted belt, resting …

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