A car battery usually is 12 Volts Direct Current (12V DC). A typical laptop charger is designed to input 220 Volts Alternative Current (220V AC). To make the laptop charger work with the a car battery, you’ll require a Power Inverter. Here’s my setup:
Not only you can now charge your laptop but you can power anything that you’d usually plug in your sockets at home e.g. classic light bulbs, electric shavers and so. However precaution should be taken to not deplete the car battery with excessive usage.
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.