Cars

Safe Car Brakes

I’m moving my dad into a retirement home tomorrow. It’s been a tough couple of months and it’s gotten to the point where my mum can no longer look after my dad, and so he will have to go somewhere where he can be cared for 24/7 by professionals. My poor mum did everything she …

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Broken Down Car

I’m supposed to take the girl I’ve had feelings for out on a date tonight. I’ve been excited about this for the entire week since I asked her out and have planned everything perfectly. I thought I had double checked – no, triple checked – everything that could impact the smooth running of the date. …

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Vital Car Services

I’ll never forget the moment we had a family emergency and I wasn’t able to help out in the way that I should have because my car wasn’t working. I’d missed the last two scheduled car services and my car was barely starting, but until the point of the family emergency, I had still managed …

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The Three G’s

You wouldn’t expect that a car driven by a ghost needs repairs, especially not when the car is also a ghost. Yeah, that’s right. I’m the Ghost Driver. My life was a happy one, defined for the most part by a single invention. I was born in a car. I learned to drive before I …

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Driving Me Mad

Driving from Sydney to Cairns for Christmas might sound a bit crazy, but… yeah, you’re right, it is crazy. So why do I do every year, without fail? I guess it’s because I have a screw loose, which isn’t surprising given the family that awaits me up in the sunshine state. They’re all off their …

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The Parade

Angry antlers flail Christmas cheer turns dark with rage Rudolph, drop the mic! Look, I compose haikus to help me get through life’s darker moments. We’re still a good way off Christmas, thankfully, but I just know that they’re going to try the Christmas parade again, and it’s going to be a disaster. Again.  There …

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Rangers in CARS

People say that Powerful Rangers started to go downhill in that series where they drove cars. And yeah, alright, I get it. It was supposed to be a series about park rangers with powerful quad muscles from all the hiking, and the defining feature of the whole thing was environmentalism. Giving the rangers cars sort …

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No Touch!

My car kit has some very strict rules, rules which I am only too happy to enforce with extreme prejudice. The sweet treats have to be ones that last the longest, with NO mints because mints are evil. All my tools out the back have to be colour-coded royal blue. The wet wipes must never …

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Parking Is Life

Some people watch birds. Other watch planes. Some even stand on bridges, recording the movements of cars (usually specific ones). But it takes a truly hardcore hobbyist to make entertainment from watching car parks. I’m well aware that car park design specialists and consultants do exist, and they even exist right here in Melbourne, which …

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