As inner-city areas become ever more crowded and more individuals and families move to the suburbs, long commutes to and from work are becoming a reality for more people every year. While driving for an hour or more every morning and evening can be trying at the best of times, your journeys will be a lot more pleasant and comfortable if you own a car well-suited to long driving sessions.
If, like me, you like to drive and are something of a petrol-head, then feeling confident is part of what it is all about when motoring. Knowing what to do if you face a hazard on the road or how to deal with a blowout is all part of the driving experience, to me. Having said that, few motorists really know what checks they should be making to ensure their car is properly roadworthy. I've spent the last few years upgrading my car maintenance skills and - although I'm no qualified mechanic - I now undertake all sorts of jobs needed to keep my car running properly and safely. Read my blog and pick up some car maintenance tips that anyone can do.