I have posted a number of questions to CTEK customer support over the last couple of years in regards to using my charger on different battery types (the user guide is light on info). Info on the web is also lacking, or sometimes incorrect (many car forums carry inaccurate info). So I compiled this guide as a personal reference and to help others. Whilst it is written primarily for the CTEK MXS 5.0 charger, much of the information will still be relevant for other charger types.Continue reading “Guide: Battery Chargers and EFB, Calcium, AGM and Gel batteries; What is Recon, Sulphation and Stratification?”
If your key fob is starting to look old and worn, it’s fairly easy to swap the gadgetry inside over to a brand new key body. I made a video, below, that shows the process and a text summary of the steps involved can be found below it, as well as a link to the key fob that I bought from Aliexpress.Continue reading “Guide: Replacing the car key body / key fob (Mondeo mk5 / Fusion / Mustang)”
Right now in ‘Lockdown’ many are finding the time to do the jobs that don’t usually get done. I’ve never seen so many of my neighbours cars looking clean. So here’s my contribution to getting your wheels sparkling, as well as making sure they are easy to maintain throughout the rest of the year.
This guide, in my humble opinion, strikes the right balance between ease and aesthetics. It requires an annual ‘deep clean and protect’ that gets them looking great and then a simple and fast way to keep them looking that way at each service wash, without the need for harsh cleaning.Continue reading “Guide: Cleaning and protecting your Alloy Wheels”
A walk through of the process of performing a 2019-nCov IgG / IgM rapid blood test at home. The test cassettes are manufactured by Biomaxima in Poland and were purchased from Thistle Scientific in Scotland. They come with everything you need, except for the lancets for pricking your finger.Continue reading “How to: take a COVID-19 antibody test at home”
“Amid the coronavirus crisis, we would do well to remember that blaming someone for a crisis isn’t the same as overcoming it.”Continue reading “The COVID-19 blame game”