Those that know me know that I have always changed my car pretty regularly. Sometimes it is just because I want a change and other times it is for a specific reason. Last May we bought a caravan and needed a car to tow it and so we bought a Kia Sportage. The caravan was … Continue reading Time for a Change of Car
18th June 2018 – UPDATE mmm… progress is slow – well, stopped really! It isn’t easy getting the raw data from an ELM327 bluetooth dongle. If you know how to do it I’d love to know! ———————————————————————————— Today’s modern cars are completely controlled by onboard computers. They are complex in design and difficult to maintain … Continue reading CAN Bus Programming
Back in 2010, there was I, minding my own business (literally!), when I read about something revolutionary that came to change my life forever. It has cost me thousands of pounds in buying new stuff. It has also cost me my sanity when discussing it with other like affected souls. It has cost me my … Continue reading There Be Devils In Them Woods!
Having had the new Leaf now for a couple of days I thought I would let you know my very first reactions. The first thing I noticed, before even driving away from the dealer, is just how much nicer the inside looks with the leather and dark colour instead of the recycled bottles and the … Continue reading The Leaf is Dead… Long Live the Leaf!
We managed to pick up both the new Nissan Leaf and the Qashqai yesterday. Don’t they look smart! Now the fun part of cleaning, polishing and sealing can begin. I have all the necessary equipment and products but it is raining outside so it won’t be this morning. I was hoping to get some wax … Continue reading New Cars Have Arrived!
2014 Nissan Leaf As mentioned in another post, we are getting a new Nissan Leaf to upgrade our 3 year old model. The new model has many new and improved features and is well worth the cost to change. 2014 Nissan Qashqai However, not only are we getting a new Nissan Leaf but we are … Continue reading New Cars
The big news for us is that we have ordered a new Nissan Leaf. 2014 Nissan Leaf We have had our Mk1 Leaf for over 3 years now and we felt that it was time to upgrade. We placed the order last week and collect it next Tuesday 30th September. Everything about hte new Leaf … Continue reading New Electric Car
It has been rather quiet here on the EV front but actually loads is happening. I have applied for a full-time job with a well-known EV related company. We have placed an offer on a house in Taunton. I have put forward a proposal as to how I might channel my electric car enthusiasms in … Continue reading Quiet but lots happening
We had the 3 year service and 1st MOT on our Nissan Leaf today. All is fine. We had it done at JFE Nissan, Exeter and the service and MOT cost £170 all inclusive and that included a year of RAC cover. I asked if the RAC cover would include recovery in the event of … Continue reading 3 Year Service and 1st MOT
Checking my tyre pressures today for my trip to Edinburgh and I noticed that the tread on the front tyres was getting pretty worn. On closer inspection one of the tyres was pretty close to the wear indicator. Given the time of year and the kind of journey I am about to undertake I thought … Continue reading Checking my tyre pressures cost me £190!