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Wheel size and car performance – an intimate relationship
Dec06

Wheel size and car performance – an intimate relationship

If you’re considering changing the wheel size of your car there are a few things to think about first. Changing the wheel size of a car can have a huge impact if it isn’t done correctly, and it isn’t as simple as buying a set of aftermarket wheels and bolting them on. Below we’ll explain some of the things you need to take into account if you want to upgrade your car’s wheels.   The need for speed If you’re thinking about...

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Nikki Hayes drives the new Toyota Avensis
Apr26

Nikki Hayes drives the new Toyota Avensis

Our Guest Reviewer, SPIN 1038 DJ Nikki Hayes has been checking out Toyota’s new Avensis This weekend I was setting off on a mini break which was going to take me to Kerry, then onto Wicklow and finally stopping in Donegal. I thought to myself, “What car is going to make sure I’m as comfy as possible with all that driving, most of it on good old bumpy Irish roads”? Enter – Toyota and the brand new Avensis. It’s always such a pleasure...

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Worst Town Drivers
Feb20

Worst Town Drivers

You will find plenty of annoying driving habits on the streets of our towns and cities, from the driver who speeds around town as if it were a racing circuit, to the one who is just too slow off the mark at the traffic lights. This is our list of the most annoying town drivers.   1)   Traffic Light Dozer The lights turn green but the driver of the car in front is too busy texting, chatting, applying make-up or just lost in...

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Our Complex Calculations
Nov20
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Car-spotting on the Côte d’Azur
Sep18

Car-spotting on the Côte d’Azur

On holiday in France we couldn’t help but notice that the French attitude to parking was a little more laissez-faire than at home. I came home from holiday in France recently with a new appreciation for the French way of life. The French are not too in your face. They are polite but friendly and at the same time not too overbearing (my attempts to string together a few sentences in French may have helped to break the ice on more than...

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Cars are for Boys and Dolls are for Girls
May22

Cars are for Boys and Dolls are for Girls

Cars are for boys and dolls are for girls. Or are they? do we need to reprogramme our thinking when it comes to gender and cars. When you walk into most toy shops you will know instantly when you are in the girls’ section and when you are in the boys’ section. They don’t need to be labelled; the abundance of dolls, pink and glitter will mean that more than likely you have stumbled upon the girls’ toys section, and the guns, cars and...

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