What to do if your car breaks down?
Car recycling - Which parts are worth recycling?
Car sharing - sharing instead of owning
Tips and tricks for your car
What is the composition of the car tax?
What is the difference between the hybrid models?
Leasing - renting instead of buying
Is it worth converting to gas?
7 upgrades for more equipment
Special licence plates and their meaning
Just a parking space?
Arrive safely 2021
Gadgets that make your holiday easier
Behaviour in the aircraft in emergency situations
How much weight fits in my car?
Compact e-cars good and cheap
Travelling in Europe and overseas
TÜV deadline to be met
Amendment of the catalogue of fines 2021
Visitor Terrace BER
Tips for summer holidays 2021
Multistorey car park at the airport BER
Get ready for summer
Tips and rules in multi-storey car parks
Retrofitting seat heating?
Eine Sitzheizung, wenn Sie nicht schon ab Werk eingebaut worden ist, kann jeder Zeit nachgerüstet werden. Allerdings nur mit einer mobilen Sitzheizung. Ein nachträgliches Nachrüsten von einer vollintegrierten Sitzheizung ist zu kostspielig und zu aufwendig...
Oil change in the car
Wie oft sollte man einen Ölwechsel vornehmen und welches Öl ist für meinen Motor das Richtige? Der regelmäßige Ölwechsel schütz vor Verschleiß, deshalb sollte je nach gelaufenen Kilometern oder während einer bestimmten verstrichenen Zeit das Motoröl gewechselt werden. Die zwei Faktoren sind bei jedem Autohersteller und je nach Automodell unterschiedlich. Am besten sollte dazu das jeweilige Handbuch zu Rat gezogen werden. Aber auch der Fahrstil und die Fahrtdauer haben einen Einfluss auf das Öl...
Autumn vacation in Europe during Corona
Wegen der aktuellen Pandemie sind Reiseziele für die Herbst- und Winterferien stark eingeschränkt. Einen Totalausfall des Urlaubs muss es aber nicht geben. Wir verraten Ihnen, wo Sie trotz allem ein paar schöne Urlaubstage verbringen können. Wer gerne noch ein wenig Sonne tanken möchte, für den empfiehlt sich der Süden. Bestens dafür geeignet ist Korsika: Laut des Auswärtigen Amtes zählt die Insel im Mittelmeer nicht zum Risikogebiet...
Opening of the Berlin Brandenburg / BER Airport
Nach ein langjährigen Startschwierigkeiten eröffnete der Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg den Terminal 1 am 31. Oktober 2020. Damit geht der letzte Flug vom Flughafen Tegel am 8. November 2020. Zur Eröffnung des Flughafens Tegel landete damals als erstes eine zivile Fluggesellschaft der Airline Air France. Diese wird auch die Letzte sein...
How you can proceed to sell your car
Ein Auto verkauft man nicht alle Tage, vielleicht als Autohändler, aber Privatpersonen fahren ihren Wagen im Durchschnitt 9,5 Jahre lang. Die meisten Autos, die auf deutschen Straßen unterwegs sind, sind laut dem Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt ca. 8 Jahre alt...
What is an MPU?
Eine medizinisch-psychologische Untersuchung steht an, wenn ein Kraftfahrzeugführer mit 1,6 Promille (oder mehr) am Steuer erwischt wird, gleiches gilt übrigens auch für das Fahrradfahren oder bei Erreichung von 8 oder mehr Punkten in Flensburg. Dabei können sich die Punkte unterschiedlich anhäufen, beispielsweise kann mehrmals die Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung überschritten worden sein. Daraufhin wird eine Sperrfrist für mindestens 6 Monate verhängt. Bei besonders schweren Vergehen kann diese bis zu 5 Jahre oder lebenslänglich gehen. Die Sperrfrist kann unter Umständen durch die Teilnahme an Schulungsmaßnahmen verkürzt werden. Sollte eine MPU angeordnet worden sein ist eine Untersuchung notwendig. Dabei kann die MPU-Stelle frei gewählt werden. Die Kosten für eine MPU können zwischen 350,00 bis 750,00 EUR liegen...
Is it still worth buying a diesel car?
Die einen lieben sie, die anderen sind ihnen gegenüber eher skeptisch: Die Rede ist von Diesel-Fahrzeugen. Für Langstreckenfahrer sind dieselbetriebene Fahrzeuge die ideale Lösung, denn sie sind effizienter und energiereicher dabei ist der Kraftstoff meist viel günstiger als Benzin. Immerhin zählen etwa 15 Millionen, also knapp 40 Prozent aller in Deutschland angemeldeten Fahrzeuge, zu den vom Fahrverbot betroffenen Dieselfahrzeugen. Während der Diesel einen niedrigeren CO2-Ausstoß hervorbringt, produziert er gleichzeitig erhebliche Mengen an Schadstoffen in Form von Stickoxiden. Somit können die klima- und gesundheitsschädlichen Stickoxide nicht mit einem niedrigen CO2-Austoß wieder gut gemacht werden...
Is the new StVO invalid?
Ende April wurde eine neue Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung eingeführt. Autofahrer sind von höheren Bußgeldern und Fahrverboten betroffen. Wurden Autofahrer noch vor der Novelle mit 10 innerorts überschrittenen Kilometer pro Stunde geblitzt oder gelasert, gab es ein Bußgeld in Höhe von 30,00 EUR. Vor dem 28. April 2020 waren es noch 15,00 EUR. Bei Überschreitungen von 21 km/h innerorts und 26 km/h außerorts droht ein Fahrverbot von einem Monat. Was der neuste Stand ist, erfahren Sie hier.
Fog – what to do?
Der Sommer ist vorbei und der Herbst hat begonnen. Nach diesem teilweise extrem heißen Sommer und den daraus resultierenden trockenen Straßen, müssen Sie sich als Autofahrer auf die neuen Wetterbedingungen vorbereiten. Insbesondere spielt der Nebel im Herbst eine große Rolle, denn oftmals wird dieser unterschätzt...
Autonomous driving – when can we expect it?
Deutschland gilt als Vorreiter in der Automobilbranche. Umso erstaunlicher, dass man derzeit sehr wenig von der Zukunftstechnologie, dem autonomen Fahren, hört. Elon Musk hingegen äußerte sich erst kürzlich zuversichtlich hinsichtlich der Funktionalität dieser Innovation. Doch wie weit ist die Automobilbranche wirklich und wie fortschrittlich sind wir Deutschen?
Natural Gas Cars – Is it right choice for you?
Auch in diesen Zeiten steht die Nachhaltigkeit weiterhin im Fokus. Wenn Sie ein Auto kaufen, achten Sie sehr wahrscheinlich auf den Aspekt der Umweltfreundlichkeit. Nachdem Diesel- und auch Ottomotoren langsam immer weiter in Verruf geraten und Elektroautos stark gefördert werden, sind auch andere Antriebsstoffe interessant...
First aid & Corona – you have to pay attention to this
Not only on the streets, but also in private life, people may need your help. Unfortunately, this is often overlooked and many people shy away from applying first aid measures - or don't even know what to do. In times of a pandemic...
Is buying a car even more worthwhile?
VAT has dropped from 19 % to 16 % by the end of this year - This also applies to car purchases. Thanks to the multi-billion economic stimulus package, the economy is slowly being revived in these difficult times. The three percent reduction in VAT is hardly noticeable in everyday life, but when it comes to big investments...
The perfect family car – our guide
In the past, people paid attention to performance, design, sportiness and the brand - today, the focus is on function and space. We are talking about the family car. Without a child, things like storage space are overrated - after all, you want to have fun driving...
Automatic start-stop system – this is how it works
Very popular especially in city traffic and with fuel savings of up to 15 % also environmentally friendly - we are talking about the automatic start-stop system. More than seven out of ten new cars are equipped with this technology and the trend continues to rise...
FAQ auto repair shop – how to avoid trouble
A light comes on in the dashboard that shouldn't, you hear strange noises while driving or your car's handling has changed? You know that this can be expensive and you need to visit the workshop you trust...
How do I behave during heavy rain?
Summer, sun, sunshine - heavy rain. In the summer months, heavy rainfall and storms are a regular occurrence. Yet we all want to enjoy the nice weather and fly off on holiday. On the way to relaxation, it can happen...
Petrol and corona – why is it getting more expensive again?
Fuel prices are rising seemingly every day, and have been for years. Do you remember the times when we cursed about a diesel price of just under one euro? At that time we already thought that petrol was overpriced. In the last few years, prices have changed, sometimes dramatically...
Excursion destinations in Berlin
Summer holidays mean holiday time, but this year everything is different. The pandemic ensures that the holiday season is now spent at home. As the number of cases continues to fluctuate both in Germany and in the popular holiday countries, and thus the security measures can change at any time...
Driving pleasure in summer – How to drive coolly through summer
The temperatures reach and exceed the 30 C° mark, the nights get longer and it stays mostly dry - high summer is here! We are delighted with the high temperatures. Finally enjoying the weather to the full again, taking road trips...
Travel in spite of Corona – you have to pay attention to that
You are gripped by travel fever - the borders are partly open again and wanderlust controls your thoughts. You long for a nice holiday to escape the sorry situation and enjoy your time as carefree as possible. But the pandemic is unpredictable and must be taken into account when planning...
Book a parking space during the pandemic
Lockdown, home office, few social contacts - now that many borders are open again, the need for holidays, relaxation and new experiences is enormously high. Have you missed the freedom and spontaneity of travelling? Do you miss getting away and escaping from everyday life?...
When is travel permitted again?
A pandemic that has kept the whole world on tenterhooks and made travel unthinkable and impossible for months. A lockdown that kept us indoors for a whole month, closed borders and the ever-improving weather, which increased the desire to travel immensely. Now the time has come - the German government lifts the travel warning for EU countries and individual European states on 15 June...
When can I enter which countries again?
In almost every country in the world, the pandemic has had an impact on borders. These were either closed completely or entry was made drastically more difficult. Quarantines and travel warnings have made holidays difficult to plan. These regulations will be lifted for some countries on 15 June...
What can travelers expect after Brexit?
It was on a Friday, 24 June 2016 to be precise, in the early hours of the morning, when it was officially recorded that the British had decided to leave the EU. How many times in the last three and a half years have we reckoned with various versions of a Brexit? Deadlines have passed almost countless times and somehow Britain has always managed to delay the exit further. On 31 January, two prime ministers and two House of Commons elections later, the...
Electric cars – these are the current subsidies
Do you already drive electrically? For many, the switch to e-mobility is simply too expensive. This is understandable, because the purchase price is usually higher and the separate installation of the appropriate power line and the socket are also cost-intensive. The state has also recognised this problem and has therefore extended and increased some subsidies...
Speed camera apps & radar detectors – can you use them?
The orange light that flashes when you've been speeding - expensive fun for an unsightly black-and-white photo. To prevent this, radar detectors have been around for a few years. These are available as apps, in navigation systems and also as individual devices. They mainly warn against fixed speed cameras, but sometimes mobile speed cameras can also be detected. But is that even allowed in Germany?
Safe, climate-friendly and fair – that are the changes for car drivers
New year, new laws? The Federal Council is currently deciding on new road traffic regulations. The amendment to the StVO by Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer provides for the promotion of carpooling, car sharing, cycling and an increase in fines. Scheuer knows that a lot still needs to be done to make "our roads safer, more climate-friendly and fairer". But what exactly is changing?
Accessories for the car – the must-haves for winter
The cold is supposed to come back once again. Have you already tried out various gadgets this winter and found that, unfortunately, it was a flop? The internet is full of cool-sounding and sensible-seeming utensils that you find practical at first but seem nonsensical after a moment's thought. That's why the ADAC has tested many tools and examined their usefulness. It should be noted that these are aftermarket accessories.
"Construction site check" – how to avoid construction sites
Most people associate motorways with traffic jams and / or roadworks. No wonder, because in 2018, drivers in Germany spent around 459,000 hours in traffic jams. According to ADAC statistics, these hours resulted from a total of 745,000 traffic jams. This often spoils holiday plans as well: The way to the sea? The drive to the holiday destination? The road to the airport? - Cars are usually parked for kilometres. The proFUND research project, the mFUND funding series and the Federal Ministry of Transport and...
The largest passenger aircraft in the world
It is always impressive anew when a large, heavy aircraft takes off and glides through the air. In the air, the giants seem light and weightless - a fascinating sight. The capacity of the aircraft is also increasing, so that more passengers can be brought to their destination on one flight. This reduces the ticket costs per person. The first passenger plane took off in 1919 and could carry just four people. Nowadays, over 800 people can be...
Synthetic Fuels – Is this the future?
Alternative drives are on everyone's lips. Electric vehicles in particular are the subject of much discussion. In terms of the environment, however, fully electronic motorisation cannot be the final solution, because the production of the batteries, the raw materials and also the electricity for the charging process leave a clear ecological footprint. How about finding sensible alternatives to diesel and petrol that are also produced in a climate-neutral way and are affordable? That's exactly what the...
Gas prices – are the costs rising immeasurably?
The fuel gauge drops and the orange warning light comes on - you are only driving on reserve. Especially on the motorway, this is a painful sight, especially when you realise that the cost of fuel has once again risen exorbitantly. But it's not only on the motorway that prices keep going up, but also in towns and cities, or are we imagining it?
Why liquids leak from cars
Stains under the car are not a good sign. They usually indicate that something is wrong with the car. Therefore, leaking fluids should not be underestimated, because a leak can have unpleasant to dire consequences. In this article we explain why a car leaks and what to do in such a case.
Parking already booked?
You want to escape the stressful everyday life and are planning your next holiday? Flights and accommodation have already been found - isn't that enough? No! Remember to look for the right parking space at the airport at the same time as booking your flights. Here are four reasons why it is important to consider the right parking space when planning your holiday.
Park inexpensively and safely – with McParking
Would you like to start your holiday relaxed and safe or not delay your business trip unnecessarily with a tedious search for a parking space? Then McParking is the right place for you. With us, you can reserve your parking space online before you start your journey and use the convenient shuttle service to the airport. Since the company was founded in 2004, we can look back on over 1,000,000 satisfied customers.
Flying with a clear conscience – Easyjet offsets CO2 emissions
Never has there been so much talk about the climate and CO2 pollution of the environment as this year. Environmentalists and various climate activists have become unavoidable through their demonstrations. Flying has also been the subject of discussion; after all, the CO2 emissions of aeroplanes are not small. It has even fallen into disrepute. Yet flying is something fantastic - Easyjet sees it the same way and is now becoming the world's first major airline to offset the CO2 emissions caused by the fuel combustion of all national as well as international flights.
IAA: Looking back & into the future
In September, the International Motor Show (IAA for short) was held again in Frankfurt. The fair is considered one of the largest trade fairs in the automotive industry worldwide and has always attracted the attention of the media. This year was no exception, which was marked by climate activists as well as climate demonstrations. Besides the activists' protests at the IAA, there was also plenty of interesting information. After all, mobility is one of the most important topics...
Careful, parking bumpers!
Nothing could be more annoying than a dent in your car caused by a parking bump. You may even be familiar with this situation: You want to quickly run a few errands at the supermarket and when you return to the car, you unexpectedly find an ugly dent in the bodywork that wasn't there before. Anyone in such a situation would be furious - and rightly so! Who is actually liable in such an accident and what punishment can the...
Golden rules for a relaxed family vacation
A holiday with the whole family is a great thing. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be quite difficult to meet the needs and expectations of the different generations and age groups. That's why we have summarised some tips and rules for a great holiday together.
How to behave correctly in the event of an accident
You're sitting comfortably in the car, listening to music on the side, and suddenly there's a crash! How do you react in an accident and what are the first steps you should follow? We answer these questions in our blog post.
Emergency lane - this is how it works
People often talk about it, but it often fails to be implemented - the formation of the emergency lane. Imagine you are on the motorway, suddenly the traffic starts to jam and the siren sounds from afar. Where to now? The traffic jam is stuck and there is hardly any room to get out of the way. This costs valuable time - not only for the ambulance, the possible accident victim, but also for you. The sooner the rescue services arrive at the scene of the accident, the quicker the...
Deadlines for old driving licenses to a new EU driving license
Did you get your driving licence before 1999? Then you are certainly more familiar with classes like 1, 2 and 3 and not classes like A1, AM or B. These were standardised throughout the EU from 01.01.1999. And 14 years later, on 19 January 2013, the new EU driving licences were introduced. These driving licences differ from the old ones in that they are only valid for 15 years and then have to be renewed.
Prominent visit from Axel Schulz
Boxing legend and grill master Axel Schulz stood at the grill for us and provided us with crispy bratwursts.
Who is liable for vehicle damage in parking lots?
Damage to one's own vehicle is always annoying - and not infrequently an enormous financial burden for the owner. But who is actually liable for damage that occurs in a parking lot? Whether in the supermarket parking lot, when loading and unloading in a private parking space or in a rented parking lot during a vacation trip - there are many ways to park your car, motorcycle & Co. while they are not in use.