Welcome to my brand spanking new blog. As you many of you know, I am a straight talking girl and will not mix my words, so hopefully we will have some fun here!
I LOVE VALENTINO
Well to start things off, I have two big loves in my life. The first is the truly remarkable Valentino Rossi â€“ please tell me someone saw that last lap at Catalunya!
The second is my beautiful Kawasaki Z750 â€“ in green! I know every last thing about that bike, right down to the type of gaskets I have, but this has got me thinking.
The thing is, I have no idea what oil I have in my car or what the tyres are for that matter â€“ my excuse is that I have a company car so I donâ€™t have any say in what parts are replaced.
But what about other car owners?
WHAT PARTS IN YOUR CAR?
I decided to ask a good friend of mine about her recent car service, even though she knows as much about cars as I know about agriculture!
â€œWere any parts changed and if so who were the parts made by?â€ Â I asked.
Now the reply was not what I was expecting: â€œWilsons”. Hmmm, I tried to explain that this was the garage that fixed her car but soon realised I was wasting my time.
She was more likely to think of the ball in the Tom Hanks film ‘Castaway’.
I decided to speak to another friend who has the most well-kept Subaru Impreza I have ever seen for an early 20-something.
Having learned from speaking to my other friend, I asked the most simple question: â€œWho makes your oil filter?â€
Well, I wished I had never asked. Off she went: â€œK & N mate, sweet as, plus I am looking to replace my old brakes with the new Brembos, proper wicked they areâ€¦â€ I wonâ€™t repeat it all here â€“ you are busy people!
The real question is, I guess, does the everyday motorist actually need to know? It would be great to hear your feedback.