Tips For Taking Care Of Car Tyres

An appropriate tyre maintenance system keeps you safe and your vehicle running at its best. Regular car tyre maintenance is one of the most often overlooked idea yet it is very important. You should have a discipline of checking your tyre pressure regularly especially if you are preparing for a long road trip. Unlike your fuel gauge, many cars will not alert you to check the tyres not until you face a puncture.

Below are tips  to help you take good care of your vehicle enjoying that seamless road trip you deserve

– Before setting off for your trip, make sure you check all your tyre pressure including the spare tyre also. If you think of carrying many people in your car or carry more luggage, check if the tyres can handle the weight or there could be need to boost the pressure a little more.

–  It is very advisable to check the tyres before they have heated up from a long drive. When rubber hits up, it stretches therefore is it very difficult to get the right size of pressure

– Check up for the proper air pressure for the size of vehicle you are driving. You can look up for the size in the driver’s handbook, driver’s door sill or on the petrol filler cap,

– Only increase the pressure level of your tyres if you think the load is going to increase compared to usual car load

– Make sure to use a quality pressure gauge so that you get the right measurements for your vehicle size.

-When looking up for tyre pressure ensure to check the current condition of the tyres e.g cuts, tears tread wear and other possible warning signs of future problems.

– Hot or sunny seasons cause the tyres to lose a lot of pressure compared to wet or cold season, therefore make sure to check the pressure frequently in the sunny /dry season

 

Follow these tips and you will be guaranteed of strong and long lasting car tyres.

Planning A Uganda Safari

Are you a safari freak? Do you have passion for wildlife? Uganda is one of the top destinations you need to add on your TO-DO-LIST when planning a jungle trip to Africa. When it comes to adventure, wildlife and leisure, the Uganda safari adventures turn out to be the more thrilling, mitigating, relieving, exciting trips whether you’re in Africa for a vacation, business, research, family, friends union and any other reason. Before you embark on this trip you need to know the most vital and crucial requirements. So with the listed fundamentals in your head, be certain that your trip will be remarkable and incredible.

Go Online
In preparation of a safari trip to Uganda, use the internet to get enough information about the different best destinations, their locations, different activities done, accommodation to slumber in, best tour operators to help in preparation of a safari trip.

Find a package that suits you
Know the exact safari package that suits your budget! One might have desired a trip of less or more days. So when online, research about different travel companies and choose a fitting package basing on the safari trips organized by tour companies outlined on different websites. Surf the web to get different tour operators websites then determine the package you want and which tour operator offers it best.

Inquire about rates and availability
While navigating different tour and travel websites, there is always that part on the websites that grants you a means of communication with a tour operator and it’s always grouped under contact us or contact widget on the main navigation bar. Click on the widgets which redirects to a form where you input relevant communication to be sent to the tour operator inquiring about rates and availability then expect a quick response from the operator.

Decide between self- drive and guided trip
The tour operator will immediately respond to your inquiry by sending you the different rates for the safari trips and their availability so basing on the different price rates you can choice if you can afford a self- drive or a guided trip and mainly a self -drive is cheaper although a local accompaniment under a guide would be more interesting for your trip since he is well based about the country so you can easily locate different amusements

Confirm your booking
If you find the prices affordable and you have chosen the trip package whether on guided or self- drive and your certain about the tour company them you can confirm your booking through paying deposit on the company account or pay at the beginning of your trip with the tour operator.

Read more about the destination your visiting
A trip is more interesting when you are well based about it so read more about the destination you have chosen like what things should you see so that you don’t miss seeing them on your trip in Uganda , different activities you can participate in at the destination so that you prepare earlier in terms of payment and requirements needed in order to avoid any case of inconvenience.

Get the right clothes and gear
After knowing the destination well you can easily know the weather condition of the place if its a cold place then you need warm clothes and if it’s a warm place you might need lighter clothes for the trip. Basing on the different activities carried out in the destination then it’s very easy to know the different gears and attires you need for example swimming needs a swimming suit ,hiking needs boots ,birding needs binoculars and many others.

Prepare physically
Some activities need a lot of physical fitness in case of nature walks , hiking , gorilla tracking and others so you need to prepare yourself physically to avoid issues of body fatigue , muscle pains , body strains and sprains and this is majorly through doing body exercises both at home and at gym to avoid cases of wearing out before you finish your hike or trek

Planning to visit Uganda for tour , here are some steps that will help you plan the most memorable safari leading you all the way from the first time you get on the computer to look for a package all the way to the final booking.

 

Top 7 Places To Visit On Self Drive Trip In Kampala City

Kampala city is strategically located on the Lake Victoria borders a few miles from Entebbe International airport. With a rich political and cultural history, Kampala has a wide range of tourist attractions for all types of travelers including solo tourists, couples, families as well as small groups on safari holiday , leisure or business.
Whether you are visiting a local cultural site, night club or in town for business, a self drive in Kampala city is always  the best way to explore these fascinating places privately , at your own pace and time.

Kabaka’s Palace, Parliament & Lake  
Kampala is the capital of Buganda Kingdom, Ugandas strongest and arguably largest tribe blessed with unique culture and rich history. Most of the Buganda sites are situated in Mengo and these include the Kabaka’s palace locally known as Lubiri , Buganda parliament aka Bulange  and the neighbouring man-made Kabaka’s lake. Learn about the Baganda traditions and way of life in just a few hours excursion.

Kasubi Tombs
Situated 5km northwest of city center on Kasubi hill is the Kasubi toms, a UNESCO world heritage site used as a burial ground for four Buganda kings (Kabakas). The tombs were burnt down in 2010 but renovantions have seen it rise again and is now open for visitors. The traditional building architecture coupled with the strong polictical and spiritual significance to the Baganda has made this one of the most popular attractions in Uganda.

Ndere Center
Drive to Ntinda and visit the Ndere troupe base if you are into African traditional dances and music. Enjoy a fusion of performances from several Ugandan tribes including Bantu and Luo groups.  The troupe has well trained dancers who have been doing this all their life so expect a spectacular display worth every penny you paid for. The theater is open for shows from 7pm every Wednesday , Friday and Sunday with Ugandan locals being charges UGX 30,000 per person  while foreigners pay UGX 50,000 or US$ 15 per person. Children aged between 2 to 15 years only pay UGX 15,000.

Craft Shops
You can’t afford to miss out on the several African craft shops during your self drive trip around Kampala. Some of these markets have permanent stalls while others are temporary moving from one location to another per week or month. Visit a craft market and purchace a souvenir to take back home , you’ll find plenty of beautiful man-made Afican designed items including Bitengi (local shirt), sandles, bracelets, hats, art paintings, baskets, mats  plus unqiue wooden  sculptures and clay mouldings to mention but a few. Some of the top carft markets can be found along Buganda road, National theater and at Uganda Crafts 2000 ltd plaza.

Night Clubs
Kampala is a city that never sleeps ever buzzing with lots entertainment and hangout spots on lamost every street corner. Spend a night with friends or family in one of the dance clubs or bars, the mixture of local and international music , soft and hard drinks combined with the friendly locals will make you feel at home. It’s safe to drive at night with most of the venues providing adequate parking space. Popular night clubs can be found in city center , Kabalagala, Kasanga, Bugolobi, Makyindye among other destinations. Tourists and locals  love to visit Angenoir, Guvnor , Ambiance, Venom, Capital Pub, De Porshe, Rouge, Nyondo club , Amnesia, Club Play, Panamera, Liquid Silk to mention but a few.

Religious sites
To get the best sample of religious history of Uganda, then you should make a trip to Namirembe cathedral, Rubaga cathedral , Namugongo matyrs shrine, Gaddafi Mosque,  Bahai temple as these sites offer you an insight about catholic, protestant and islamic history in Uganda.

Local Restaurants
Get chance to taste Uganda local dishes each prepared in a unique way served when hot. Cooked mashed bananas locally known as matooke is the staple food for Uganda and is normally added to most ordered meals but other foods to check out include posho, beans, fried rice (pillawo), cassava , potatoes, grained g-nut soup, boiled fish and if lucky , you might find the sweet fried grasshoppers. There are plenty of local restaurants normally operating in small houses along streets.

Planning to visit Kampala for vacation or business and still wondering which places to visit when on self drive trip, remember to add the above mentioned sites to get the full city experience. To rent a car in Kampala or inquire about rates , simply send us an email to info@ugandacarrentalservices.com or call us now on +256-700135510.