Motoring Articles

Thursday, September 5, 2013
There's always been plenty of advice on the special conditions and precautions of motoring in "the rainy season". There's much less information – but no less need -  for precautions in the so-...
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Many more of Kenya’s roads are now being tarmacked, but motorists still have to handle plenty of dust in terms of driving technique…and consideration for those living and walking along dusty roads....
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Every rainy season triggers advice on how to drive in the wet. But special advice for the dusty seasons is often overlooked. Dust brings its own set of damages and dangers, and in fact most of Kenya'...
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Many people take their car to the garage for service and also ask to have its engine "tuned". And garages will happily put "service" and "tune-up" on the job card … and the same words on the bill –...
Friday, September 7, 2012
Most advice to buyers of used cars is produced in the First World, and presumes the car you are purchasing needs to be roadworthy.  Indeed, the approach to checking and testing is predicated on...
Friday, September 7, 2012
There has been a huge increase in the number of motorcycles in Kenya in recent years.   The arrival of cheap pikipikis from China,  combined with more moderate taxes and massive latent...
Friday, September 7, 2012
The roadworthiness of vehicles depends above all on the self-preservation instincts of the driver.  That’s a universal fact, even in places where the laws are strict and the inspection systems...
Friday, September 7, 2012
A quarter of a century has passed since Kenya launched into one of the greatest energy adventures in its history: the production and use of  stuff called gasohol. Technically, it worked. ...
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of additional vehicles have been brought into Kenya’s traffic systems over the past decade – an increase of about 300%. Road space and efficiency have not been increased by...
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The onset of the rains is a tough time for motoring. While we rejoice as the world stops looking like a spilled packet of cornflakes, the trials, troubles and dangers of wet-weather motoring are more...

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