Wally Cracknell

Consultant Brake Maintanance & Roadworthy Testing
Location:Durban, South Africa
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Consultant Automotive - Cracknell Consultancy.
Share brake, steering & suspension problems and I will find solutions.
Advisor to the retail sector of the parts & roadworthy vehicle testing industry.
Chairperson of the United Roadworthy Association
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Wally Cracknell
Tips to reduce your vehicle's running costs
All those drivers that are in favour of saving fuel when driving, raise your right foot
Posted on 4 Aug 2015 15:37
Wally Cracknell
SA will not reach lower tax target‚ say analysts
ALL THOSE THAT ARE IN FAVOUR OF FUEL SAVING

RAISE YOUR RIGHT FOOT!
Posted on 11 Feb 2014 15:40
Wally Cracknell
CT editor fired for 'not meeting targets'?
An unfortunate fellow expires and ends up in the Pearly Gates Means Test office, run by St.Peter. He notices a multitude of large clocks hanging on the office backwall. He also observes that only some of the clocks minute and hour arms are revolving. St, Pete explains that the clocks record the volume of lies one tells during ones lifetime. St pete points out one specific clock that had not moved at all, "that is mother Teresa's clock - she never told a lie in her life time." Another interesting clock that has only moved 3 times was Abraham Lincoln - who only lied 3 times. Our unfortunate fellow asks to see his clock which indicates that he told only 80 lies in his life time. Another point he notices is that most of the clocks are moving almost perpetually. He asks what would Pressi Zuma and Mac Mahara's clocks may look like presently. St Pete says that the clocks are not on the wall as they are used as ceiling fans.
Posted on 10 Dec 2013 16:29
Wally Cracknell
Second-hand logic
Well Chris, your point of view is magnanimous from the vehicle theft aspect. but serious investigation should be focused on insurance companies and assessors that insist on the repair shops using second hand or vehicle write off body parts in spite of the new replacement part easily available from OE dealers.
I am of the strong opinion that Used body parts dealers should be restrained from supplying " life & Limb " components - ie steering, suspension and brake parts. it should be legislated that all OE dealers must contain their parts mark-up to the minimum, particularly "life & limb" parts. It is common knowledge that a genuine component can be imported from the original manufacturer at extremely competitive prices - enough to make the dealer price a complete rip-off.
Posted on 10 Sep 2013 20:35
Wally Cracknell
Parts dealers get a reprieve
idiotic plan with no foresight. there are many models on the road that do not stock comprehensive replacement parts. I can understand restrictions on life & limb components such as steering and suspension parts. However it has been in my experience that most used parts dealers are loath to sell these components anyway.
Posted on 13 Aug 2013 18:29
Wally Cracknell
Gabriel achieves top position in brand research
who are the competitors? how are they placed?
By sales volume? consumer recognition?
Posted on 13 Aug 2013 18:22
Wally Cracknell
Pirelli wins VW awards
Formula 1 owners & drivers do not think much of Pirelli
Dangerous or what
Posted on 23 Jul 2013 13:36
Wally Cracknell
Traffic officers out in full force during Easter holidays
if this type of motorist harrasment has been brain stormed by the now defunct RTMC, it will surely fail.
I sincerely doubt if many of the officers on duty can actually recognise a non roadworthy clunker correctly. How can they determine defective brake systems without the proper testing equipment? Similarly with steering and suspension defects! It is about time that all the private vehicle testing stations are put to constructive use. PVTS's are located in most major muncipalities and need to contribute t their expertise in overcoming the unroadworthy vehicles constructively.
Posted on 12 Mar 2013 16:44
Wally Cracknell
Traffic officers out in full force during Easter holidays
if this type of motorist harrasment has been brain stormed by the now defunct RTMC, it will surely fail.
I sincerely doubt if many of the officers on duty can actually recognise a non roadworthy clunker correctly. How can they determine defective brake systems without the proper testing equipment? Similarly with steering and suspension defects! It is about time that all the private vehicle testing stations are put to constructive use. PVTS's are located in most major muncipalities and need to contribute to their expertise in overcoming the unroadworthy vehicles constructively.
Posted on 12 Mar 2013 16:41
Wally Cracknell
Boxster crowned SA Car of the Year
Henrie, you are so right, buyers do not set out to buy a "car of the year." Segment the entries as suggested, then one can buy a vehicle suited for one's needs, not neccesarily, one 's inflated status.The results of this type of "car leader in this (or that) specific segment and studied in conjunction with the Kinsey report will surely give the buyer an intelligent insight to the ideal purchase
Posted on 12 Mar 2013 16:16
Wally Cracknell
Boxster crowned SA Car of the Year
Henrie, you are so right, buyers do not set out to buy a "car of the year." Segment the entries as suggested, then one can buy a vehicle suited for one's needs, not neccesarily, one 's inflated status.The results of this type of "car leader in this (or that) specific segment and studied in conjunctiond with the Kinsey report will surely give the buyer an intelligent insight to the ideal purchase
Posted on 12 Mar 2013 16:15
Wally Cracknell
How Woolworths lost its mojo
Woolies are nothing less than hipocrates when it comes to securing reliable suppliers
Posted on 27 Nov 2012 17:54
Wally Cracknell
How Woolworths lost its mojo
is it afact that Woolies are now the exclusive All Blacks sponsor?
Posted on 27 Nov 2012 17:52
Wally Cracknell
New vehicle Microdotting compulsory from September
Micro-dots and even bar-coding was shown to the NDoT and SABS Automotive, as early as 1998, by the private vehicle roadworthy testing associations - to little or no avail! Until now that is. One can only wonder when compulsory periodic vehicle testing of all vehicles will be introduced. This has also been promoted by the privateers since1996.
Posted on 20 Mar 2012 19:29
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