Car and Transport

  • List of abbreviations of countries on the license plate

    You often see a vehicle pass with a foreign letter on the license plate or number plate. Everyone knows the subsequent discussions about the origin of that vehicle. It is not always easy to recognize the abbreviation on the license plate, as there are almost 300 country codes, because the country is ultimately what the abbreviation on the license plate indicates. ...
  • Want to park your car on King's Day in Amsterdam?

    Where can you park your car on King's Day? Public parking is free on King's Day, but how do you find a spot? It's very busy in Amsterdam, and countless people come to the capital by car on King's Day. Along the way, on King's Day, motorists quickly discover that there are endless traffic jams on the roads to the capital, traffic jams and traffic diversions in the city itself. ...
  • Winter: tips to protect your car against frost and snow

    Snow and frost not only provide picturesque pictures and snow fun for skaters and skiers, but can also cause problems in traffic. Many cars have difficulty starting and on the road drivers have to pay attention on slippery and snowy roads. Having an ice scraper and an antifreeze windscreen washer to clean your frozen windows is no superfluous luxury. ...
  • Washing your car in the winter

    Even in winter it is very important to periodically wash your car properly or have it washed. We wash our car on the one hand to make it look nice, but washing also has a different function. The car wash protects in particular the paintwork of the bodywork and rubber and alloy parts against external influences. ...
  • Continue on winter tires

    Winter tires are specially designed to function well at low temperatures and on snow and ice. The grooves and notches provide extra grip and good traction on wet and snowy roads. Winter tires are not mandatory in the Netherlands, but are strongly recommended for motorists who are on the road every day. ...
  • Winterizing your car: 9 tips

    Winter on the way? Then it's high time to check your car and make sure it is ready for the upcoming harsh winter period. Staying inside during periods of snow and black ice is always better, but sometimes you have to take the car once. Prepare your car very well for the winter and ensure a winter turn. ...
  • Traffic - Winter, smoothness and driving

    Car driving in winter with sleet, snow and slippery conditions. Although in the Netherlands we are not often confronted with winter conditions when driving, in the winter we can be plagued by snow and slippery weather from time to time. It is important to be well prepared in the winter if you are going to participate in traffic and to take a number of things into account so that you do not get caught in sudden winter weather and slippery conditions while driving. ...
  • Prepare the car for the winter

    Rain, extreme cold, slippery weather and frost. These weather conditions can all come on offer this coming winter. Your car that ensures that you reach your destination dry and warm can use a good winter turn. This way your car will get through the winter without any problems. Below a number of do-it-yourself tips and other useful information. ...
  • Prepare your car for the winter

    If the barometer changes the weather and even indicates frost, it means that not only people, but also devices suffer from it. Cars in particular are sensitive to frost and low temperatures. Preparing the car for winter in time is therefore important. But what happens when you prepare the car for winter? ...
  • Winter tires; only benefits

    Winter tires or snow chains? What are winter tires? Winter tires more expensive than regular tires? Where are winter tires required? Is it necessary to drive with winter tires in the Netherlands? Below you will find the answers to these questions. Winter tires or snow chains? This question suggests a contrast that does not exist. ...
  • Winter tires, information about their importance

    Winter and real winter weather, snow! One person thinks it's great to see, the other is already looking forward to building the first snowman, but yet another is more concerned with the consequences for traffic. Often, especially with the first snow, a lot of skidding and collisions occur. ...
  • Safe driving in the snow

    From the moment our country turns white again due to snow, the number of accidents increases. Fortunately, this often involves relatively harmless slippery parties, according to research by Veilig Verkeer Nederland. However, sometimes these accidents do have major consequences that you would rather prevent. With these tips you drive more safely and you are better prepared for the characteristics of snow in traffic. ...
  • Winter tires: more grip and better braking

    Having winter tires would be of great benefit to the user, say the garages and producers of winter tires. Consumers also believe that, because winter tire sales have doubled since the winter of 2004/2005. But is it really worth buying winter tires? ...
  • Tips for snowfall in traffic

    When the first snowflakes descend into the Netherlands you can already guess it; Chaos on the road, and the entire traffic is flat. How can you still move safely in traffic when it snows? And what to do if you accidentally get into a slip with your car? Traveling by train is no fun when snow has fallen. ...
  • Winter tires: Costs for buying and renting winter tires

    When the summer is over, it's time to think about safe driving in cold and freezing weather. Winter tires are a wise purchase and are therefore mandatory in Germany and other countries in Europe. But what is the difference between winter tires and normal car tires? What do winter tires cost and how do you know if they are good? ...
  • Snow tires and chains - What, where, when and why?

    Winter again. Time to consider the purchase of winter tires and snow chains. Choose what, where to use and when? Your safety can depend on it! Source: Lombroso, Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain) Why equip my vehicle with winter tires? Driving conditions are particularly difficult in winter. ...
  • What you need to know about winter tires

    Driving in winter tires is recommended in winter conditions. In many countries it is mandatory because it can prevent many accidents. In the Netherlands it is not yet mandatory, but it is advisable. The importance of winter tires is often underestimated. In the winter months these tires offer the advantage that you have a much better road holding, a shorter braking distance and a better grip on the road surface. ...
  • Is your car ready for the winter?

    Often we only think about it when it is actually too late. There is snow on the road, but how do you get back on the road quickly and safely? It can take some time and money, but with frozen windows you can spend a lot of time defrosting if you don't have an ice scraper. In addition, many accidents happen due to slippery tires, so good tires with sufficient tread are very important in the winter. ...
  • Prepare car for the winter

    During the winter period, you will sooner encounter problems with your car. This varies from minor inconveniences (windscreen wipers are stuck) to major inconveniences (car will not start). In this article you will come across a number of tips with which you can help your car through the winter with fewer problems. By following a few simple tips, you can prevent discomfort with your car in the winter. ...
  • If the road salt runs out in the Netherlands; what then?

    Road salt, we are used in the Netherlands to use this when it is slippery on the roads. In other countries no road salt is used because it is bad for the environment. But here too, road salt could run out. What happens then? After the harsh winter of 2009/2010 and another harsh winter from November 2010, the mountain of road salt seemed to shrink more and more. ...