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When you first learn to drive, you will be eager to get onto the open road and enjoy your newfound freedom. But before you do so, you should make sure you have all the essentials that can assist you in times of need.

From phones to spare tires, here are eight essentials all new drivers should always have in their vehicles before they get behind the wheel.

1. A Charged Cell Phone

It is difficult to remember what drivers used to do when they broke down before the invention of cell phones. In the event of a breakdown, accident, or another emergency, you need to ensure you always have a charged phone with you.

When you are prepared for the worst, should the worst happen, it will not be as bad as it could have been.

2. Relevant Documentation and Phone Numbers

You should keep relevant documentation in your glovebox. If you should get into an accident, it can be very helpful to have immediate access to your car insurance ID card that contains details of your insurer and policy.

You should also keep relevant details about a roadside assistance program, like Triple-A, that you are with. Make sure you store emergency contacts in your phone, too.

3. Suitable Car Insurance

In almost every state, insurance is mandatory, so make sure you are insured before you get behind the wheel of a car

While that should hopefully be a no-brainer, it is also important to consider the precise kind of coverage you want from your car insurance provider. Get started by comparing different car insurance quotes from the Cheap Insurance agency

4. Your Car Manual

You should always keep your car manual in the glove box of your car. Most of the time you will not need it, but if you need to suddenly know what the correct tire pressure is or which oil or coolant to use, the manual will be invaluable.

5. A First Aid Kit

If you should have any sort of accident while on the road, whether it be minor or major, the situation can be made better when you have access to a fully stocked first aid kit.

Make sure your first aid kit is stocked with basic items like bandages, burn ointment, and antiseptic spray.

6. Jumper Cables

Being prepared for breakdowns does not solely involve having a cell phone and the number for Triple-A.

You can get moving much quicker when your car battery fails if you have jumper cables or a portable jump-starter with you at all times. They can be a blessing during inopportune incidents. So, keep jumper cables in your trunk.

7. A Tow Rope or Chain

Likewise, it is a good idea to keep a tow rope or chain in your trunk. If you should break down, you may need to get a lift to the nearest garage. It is best to be prepared.

8. A Spare Tire and a Tire Repair Kit

Another common item you should keep in the trunk of your car to help you in the event of an unexpected crisis is a spare tire and a tire repair kit. Unlike the old days, not every new car comes with a spare tire now, so make sure you get one before you start driving.

Punctures are common, so you need to ensure you have both a spare tire and the relevant tools for repairing and replacing tires. Also, once you use your spare tire, remember to get another before you head out on the road again.

Oh, and make sure you learn how to change a tire and how to use a tire repair kit before you start driving. The last thing you want is to be on the side of a dark and rainy road trying to read instructions.

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: 8 Essentials for All New Drivers
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/76870/8-essentials-for-all-new-drivers
Published Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2022 14:18:57 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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