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How good are your headlights?

Your vehicle could be among 80% with poor low-beam headlights Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | For years now, motor vehicle safety has concentrated mainly on in-cab passenger safety, body strength, transmission and breaking systems, head and seat restraints. Vehicles are now fitted with safety cameras, on board driver assist computers, and early …

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Mourinho’s secret love

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Manchester United manager José Mourinho shocked workers at Jaguar’s Solihull car plant when he turned up to collect his new F-Pace – the 100,000th one to be produced. The Premier League manager visited the plant and appeared on the actual production line as he looked …

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Toyota Progres woes

What went wrong with `poor man’s Benz’? Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | When it hit the Ugandan market in the early 2010s, the Toyota Progrès was a hit. It received two main reviews; the first was that it was a “poor man’s Benz”, and the other was that it was a continuation …

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TECH NEWS: Car colour choices

Why is 2017 colour of the year not hot in UG? Since the renowned car colour company, Axalta Coating Systems of New York, USA announced its winning car colour of 2017 in January; I have been searching our roads to see how it is doing in Kampala. Well, based on …

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Dirty windscreen: An ignored hazard

  It’s not just the outside of your windscreen that gets grimy The sun low on the horizon. Swirling mist playing tricks with visibility. An unfamiliar road. Oncoming traffic and a grubby windscreen that only gets worse as you desperately swipe at it with the back of your hand, an …

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TECH: When vehicle vibrates

Check your spark plug wires and more By Motoring Guru Does your engine shake so badly when idling that you feel like you are sitting on an earthquake? Does the steering wheel vibrate as if it is hitting an endless line of tiny pot-holes? Finally, does the engine just switch …

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TECH: Used parts you should never buy

Choosing whether to buy a new or used motor vehicle replacement part has never been easy. But it has gotten tougher recently due to what I hear are tough times economically. While new car parts were never the automatic choice previously, due to an avalanche of fakes on the market, …

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