Check your car regularly, especially in the summer
It’s good practice to change your oil filter at the same time you change your oil (‘7 ways to reduce the risk of a car breakdown this summer’, Gulf News, July 15). Get a reputable garage to check your radiator, water pump and thermostat. Don’t use the petrol station staff. Use coolant or a water/coolant mix (check the owner’s manual for the ratio). Water alone won’t do the job. Another important part is the fan belt.
From Mr Ali Fikree
Old cars need more care
Mostly radiator tank leakages are because of the heat even with coolant water still inside the radiator. If your car is new, then you likely don’t need to worry. If car is an old model, be careful.
From Mr Shahzad C.
Water is not a problem solver. Coolant is a must. A good quality coolant must be put in the car. It can easily run for up to a year or even longer.
From Mr Mujtaba Haider
Regular radiator checks
Fill your car with coolant and coolant additives. Some drivers just pour water into their cars. Check your radiator hoses. If they are starting to look fattened or if they are bigger than its normal size, it mean you have a large risk of breaking down on the road. It will burst and damage your engine, too. Change your radiator thermostat, too, to avoid break down. Check your engine belts to know if it is still reliable – it may snap in a way that will surprise you.
From Mr Boying Dilao
Be more considerate!
Its alarming to know that wild life is facing mass extinction faster than ever (‘Scientists: ‘Sixth extinction’ of wildlife faster than feared’, Gulf News, July 12). We humans are solely responsible for this. As reports say in this article, over consumption, habitat loss and climate change are few factors. The natural habitat of wildlife has declined and the majority of forest area has been transformed into cities or farms. Within a few decades many mammals and reptiles will be wiped out from Earth. We have already lost many species of flora and fauna and are continuing to lose many more due to our greed and selfishness. Throughout all these years, human interference has largely damaged our environment in various ways and, as a result, we observed climate change. We should learn to be more considerate to Nature and treat her with care, at least for the coming generations.
From Mr Eappen Elias
Unfortunately, many of these littering violators aren’t all getting caught (‘Motorists caught littering in Dubai risk being fined twice’, Gulf News, July 14). I was out with friends driving on Shaikh Zayed Road and the car in front of us threw a takeaway tea cup, which hit our windshield and the leftover tea smeared all over! It was such a shock that my friend who was driving had to pull over so we could catch our breath.
From Ms Kristy Apua
No regard for others
Please use the ‘We Are Police’ option in the Dubai Police app to report these jokers. They are also tossing their burning hot cigarettes out of running cars without any safety regard for others.
From Mr Muzammil S.
Finding a bin
It’s a good decision and, on the other hand, I have seen many people who even travel long distances to find a garbage bin to throw their waste. This is something that is taught through family values.
From Mr Majid Ali
Madina, Saudi Arabia
Go for a walk!
Before I was working as a senior accountant and I was so lazy, as my shift was from 8am to 6pm sitting in front of a laptop (‘Are UAE residents among fittest or laziest in the world?’, Gulf News, July 14). Now I am running my own business where I have to visit different places by walking. Believe me, I got a new life. Walk at least one hour daily!
From Mr Salem Bangash
We aren’t machines
People go to work early in the morning and come home in the evening. After preparing in the night for the next day, this routine goes on, and we don’t go out. Some private companies are so demanding they exploit employees and deprive them of their own precious time. I pray to God to save those and bless them with a normal human being-type of life – not a machine life. God bless all.
From Mr Nima Unr
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