After much complaining yesterday about new year cleaning and having to wash my car, this morning I woke up to see my car like this
Sigh. Should I wash it again?
Today, Gasoline is going to be sold at Rs 47.30 per litre incurring an increase of Rs 2.40 per litre. But how much will it cost me per month?
I drive on average 1100km per month commuting to work daily from Ebene to Curepipe and on weekends, family trips to the sea and malls. This makes around 78 litres of Gasoline per month.
When Gasonline was at Rs 44.90/litre, it would cost me Rs 3502/month (Rs 44.90 x 78). With the latest price increase, it becomes Rs 3689/month (Rs 47.30 x 78).
I’d be spending Rs 187 / month more at the fuel station as from now. We got Rs 360 as salarial compensation recently.
Will you buying an electric car “Made in Mauritius”? Please contact me if yes.
My left shock absorber was leaked most of its oil. When going over bumps and humps, I would feel the left side of my car bouncing over 2 seconds. This could be very dangerous on motorways.
Without good shock absorbers, the emergency braking distance is greatly increased at speed which is a bad thing.
I must say the broken shocks were more comfortable to ride in. They allowed the springs to cushion out the road defects without hindrance. But security comes first. They had to be replaced.
The new 2 shocks costed me Rs 5300 (without installation fee). But they don’t come with dust covers so bought them at Rs 700 both.
The shocks are of brand “Optimal” model A-3859H. Haven’t seen lots of reviews for it on the internet. Let’s see how it fares.
I’d say Mauritius should, like other European countries remove the humps on our roads. They increase noise pollution, air pollution and causes spinal problems in elderly people. These are only few problems associated with them. How can we make the government of Mauritius do this?
If I drove VW Polo everyday, it would start perfect and run perfect for months. But if I let the car sit for more than 24 hours, on the next day it would have lots of trouble to start the engine.
I’d have to wait for the sun to warm it a little and then It would turn on as if nothing was ever wrong with it.
It turns out that the rotor in the distributor had a huge hole in it.
So my dad cut a tiny piece of wire and put it inside the hole linking the 2 extremities of the hole. I think the inner stuff is graphite. He put it back in the car. And lo! It started despite the heavy rain! 😀
But we decided to buy a new rotor in a car shop nearby for Rs 300. My car’s been great since. Noticed some performance improvement.
Take car of your car. Drive safe.
According to L’express, today the Ministers were supposed to discuss about changes to Road Traffic Act: Amendements à la Road Traffic Act: ce que risquent les chauffards
The article states:
“Conduite dangereuse entraînant la mort
Un individu qui a causé la mort d’une personne en se rendant coupable de conduite dangereuse sera passible, après condamnation, d’une amende variant entre Rs 25 000 et Rs 50 000 et d’une peine d’emprisonnement ne dépassant pas cinq ans.Actuellement, l’emprisonnement maximal est de trois ans pour ce délit…
Conduite imprudente en état d’ivresse
Un conducteur reconnu coupable d’avoir causé la mort d’une autre personne alors qu’il était en état d’ivresse sera passible d’une peine d’emprisonnement de cinq ans au maximum, au lieu de trois ans.”
Dunno actual the benefits caused by keeping someone in jail for 2 more years on the expense of Mauritian tax payers.
“En cas d’accident
Jusqu’à présent, le conducteur impliqué dans un accident a quatre heures pour le rapporter à la police. Ce délai sera ramené à une heure.”
Le rôle d’un magistrat
Un magistrat aura désormais la possibilité de suspendre le permis d’un conducteur arrêté avec un taux d’alcool au-dessus de la limite autorisée, à la demande de la police et avant même qu’il ait été reconnu coupable en cour.
What? Can’t understand anything. What’s the difference between “reconnu coupable” and having higher alcohol level in blood? Either you broke the law or you did not. WTF?
Anyways, forget the Ministers and their shows. What do YOU think will really reduce accident on Mauritian roads?