Eco Friendly Car Washing

An eco friendly attitude can be incorporated into just about any aspect of your life. It doesn't just involve eating organic foods or recycling your trash. You can go as far as making sure that you are being eco friendly while washing and maintaining your car. Read the following tips on how you can ensure that you are being cautious of the environment when washing your car so you ensure you are keeping your car in good condition with minimal impact to the environment.

· Wash weekly, but no more

Washing your car often will help it maintain its value. However, there is such a thing as washing your car too much. If you are making an effort to be eco friendly, choose to wash your car one time weekly. Washing it anymore will serve only to waste water and use too many products such as car cleaning shampoo. Conserve water and other products by not washing your car too often.

· Wash as quickly as you can

When it comes time for your weekly wash, do it as quickly as you can. This can help you conserve water. You may also consider getting a water spout for your water hose that can help you conserve water. Find creative ways to use rain water or drainage in an effort to conserve water. Discover your own ideas for ways that you can keep your car washes eco friendly.

· Use the least amount of chemicals as possible

Part of being environmentally friendly is caring about the chemicals that are put into the earth. Because the chemicals that will be used to wash your car will eventually make its way into the earth, be cautious of the products that you are using. Are they eco friendly? What impact will they have on the environment over time? Search for enviro friendly car washing products and materials.

Pass Your Parking Test

Driving is a skill, but parking is a skill too, that one learns under expert supervision in a driving school of repute. It is an important part of a driving lesson. Parking properly in Australia is extremely crucial; else you may land up getting a ticket. You can park at car parks and parking station by paying an hourly rate. This will ensure that your vehicle is parked safe.

    Reverse Parking Task: Many people are good drivers, but with parking skills as good they can become perfect. Reverse parking is an important task; it tests your skills as to how well you can manage and control the roads and your car. Reverse parking involves demonstrating to the driver that you know what you are doing. When giving a reverse parking test you need to show that you are equipped to look for potential hazards while reversing the car, so that vulnerable objects or people are not harmed. How you complete the parking task is also significant. This task is completed safely when you stop the car near the kerb and also have maintained a safe distance from the vehicle in front. Getting out of the parking space smoothly is important too. You should be able to ideally do that with minimal forward and backward movements. Remember to use the mirrors and the head checks correctly before you zoom out of the parking space.

    Three-point turn: When a safe location to reverse park the car is not found, in your driving test you may be expected to do a three-point turn. In this case you are allowed to stop the car on the left of the road before making the turn. You can to your advantage use the driveway on the right side of the road while taking your turn. It is important to correctly and effectively use the indicators during the three-point turn so that other drivers are aware of what you are doing. If you are required to stop on the left side of the road, ensure you use the left indicator. Here also positioning the car correctly is important. If you stop first, then do make sure you stop close to the left kerb. When you complete the three-point turn, make ensure you are on the correct side of the road.

Why Choose a Professional Driving Instructor?

Why should you choose a professional driving instructor?

It is very tempting, especially in the current financial climate, to ask a family member or friend to give you driving lessons. However it is very rare that anyone other than an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) will posses the relevant training and experience to train you to a sufficient level to pass your driving test. Professional Approved Driving Instructors are trained to a very high standard and know exactly how you must drive to pass the current practical driving test.

How do I know that my driving instructor is any good?

Fully qualified ADI's in the United Kingdom have to take regular check tests to ensure they are providing the correct level of tuition to students. A Senior Driving Examiner employed by the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) will observe an instructor to ensure they are maintaining the required quality of tuition. Obviously if you have chosen to take lessons from a friend or relative they are not bound by the same levels of quality. Once a driving instructor has been observed they will be graded according to their ability, these are:

    Grade 4 - Competent
    Grade 5 - Good
    Grade 6 - Very high standard

Less than 5% of all Approved Driving Instructors registered in the UK have achieved a Grade 6 and there are an estimated 35,000 registered ADI's.

If a driving instructor is graded less than a 4 they will be subject to further checks by the Driving Standards Agency and if their level of tuition does not improve over that time they risk having their licence revoked. If you would like to know what grade your driving instructor was given in their last assessment you can ask to see their latest grade report.

You should always be aware of whether your instructor is a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) or Licensed Instructor Under Training. An ADI will have a green licence to display in their windscreen whereas an Instructor Under Training will have a pink licence and whenever you are paying for tuition your instructor is bound by law to display their licence.

Cheap Cars Looked At In Context

"Cheap cars" is a relative term. What is cheap to my neighbour, an Arabian oil prince, may be unaffordable to me. So, cheap cars need to be put into perspective to make any real sense. To the average South African household, a cheap car could mean any car substantially less expensive than a new luxury German sedan with a star on its bonnet. That means the term "cheap car" means an affordable car for the purpose and financial means of the person looking at such car. Cheap cars could thus be seen as either a second-hand car considerably less expensive than its new derivative, or alternatively a new car of a smallish design without any stars adorning its bonnet.

In the context of Africa, particularly sub Saharan Africa, cheap cars would mean something different to a great many people than it would to their wealthier counter parts elsewhere in the world, who may accept the above definition. To such people who would mostly be rural dwellers and often be subsistence farmers, a cheap car would mean an affordable vehicle with great reliability and which would run on the smell of an oil rag. The vehicle would also need to be multi-purpose and drivers friendly. So, what would these cheap cars look like and would be their purpose? To answer this question one would need to look at the environment the vehicle would be used in as well as the application areas of such a vehicle. Let's consider a subsistence farmer in the Transkei area, who for a number of years worked on the mines and saved some money to go "farming". Although he might have a bit of capital to buy seed etc. and have a few oxen he could in span to plough with, he has no means to transport production goods, nor any transport to sell his produce at any reasonable market. He further has no means to reach his local clinic 80 kilometres away on a dirt road or visit his kids in Umtata.