Why is a spare tyre called a ‘Stepney’?

If you’ve driven in India long enough, you’ve probably heard the word ‘stepney change’ once in a while. ‘Stepney’ is a colloquial term used in India (and some former British colonies) for the spare tyre of a car. Notably, this peculiar term isn’t commonly used to describe a spare wheel in modern-day England. Read on […]

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Is your number plate defective?

Determine if your number plate could get you into trouble with these quick pointers: As per Sections 50 and 51 of the Central Motor Vehicle Act, there should be no graffiti or drawing on the number plates. The numbers should be as per the standard prescribed by the Act. As per the standard, vehicles registered […]

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What is Roadside Assistance?

A guide to Roadside Assistance, its origins and history. Roadside Assistance or Breakdown Assistance is an assortment of vehicle services that primarily assist motorists who are stranded on the road. The aim of Roadside Assistance is to get the vehicle moving again after fixing the issue on the spot, either to the original destination or […]

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Sports Car Engine

Engine for Sports Cars

Ever since the death of the RX-8 in 2012, we’ve been wondering when a rotary engine would return to a production car. Well, according to this latest report from Automotive News, it could happen as soon as 2019. Mazda global powertrain boss Mitsuo Hitomi says the rotary is likely to return as a range extender engine to generate […]

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