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    • By Fayad Abdul Karim
      Hi everyone,
      I'm looking for a good mechanic or service center who can solve a number of issues with my 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. I live in Abu Dhabi so something in Mussafah would be good, Dubai is okay too as long as the issues can be fixed properly. Not a fan of Juma Al Majid for a number of reasons their long wait times and ridiculous customer service being the main reasons.
      A quick list of the main issues that need to be addressed:
      AC compressor has become weak, needs replacement Recently replaced shock absorbers (<10,000 km), car rides lower than normal ever since, feels bouncy on mildly uneven roads and bit unstable around corners. Humming sound when going around roundabouts, braking, slowing down and during gradual acceleration. I suspect wheel alignment. Car jerks when putting the car into D or R from Park. Feels like the clutch is not properly engaged. Initial acceleration feels sluggish for the past 10,000 km. Sunroof motor requires replacement. Noisy door closing sounds of both front doors. Both rear door hinges need replacement. Some small electrical issues, requires some fuse replacements. Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.
      Cheers,
      Fayad
    • By Frederic
      Join Carnity Offroad Club for an adventurous morning drive in the magnificent Sweihan Dunes in Abu Dhabi.
      Sweihan offers amazing broad and tall dunes in Abu Dhabi offering perfect learning opportunity for absolute newbies for their first time desert driving thrilling experience.
       

      If you have already driven in sand before then you can learn more from experts having decades of offroading experience in the UAE. This area offers a good mix of playable long set of dunes and broad ridge to test your off-road control.
      Drive is open for all 4x4/4WD/SUV/AWD vehicle having 8-10 inches of ground clearance and front and rear tow hooks.
      You can bring your family, friends and kids, but if you are absolute new to sand offroading it is better to drive alone first to learn offroading without any distractions.
      Drive will start with detail briefing, followed by 3 hours of driving in sand dunes and then followed by a break for feedback and assessment session for each offroader.
      WHAT YOU'LL LEARN?
      We will teach you how to drive your vehicle offroad safely and learn the best offroad driving and recovery techniques. Even if you have never driven in sand before, you can still join and learn the art of off-roading with complete confidence and peace of mind.
      If you have already driven in sand before then you can learn more from experts having decades of offroading experience in the UAE. This area offers a good mix of playable long set of dunes and broad ridge to test your off-road control.
      CAN MY VEHICLE DO IT?
      This drive is open for all 4x4/4WD/SUV/AWD vehicle having 8-10 inches of ground clearance along with front and rear tow hooks. Please check these two mandatory and VERY STRICT requirement before signing up.
      CAN I BRING PASSENGERS?
      Yes of course, but if you are an absolute new to offroading it is better to drive alone first to avoid any distractions.
      WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
      The drive will start with a detailed briefing, followed by 2-3 hours of driving in sand dunes and then followed by a break for refreshments over a feedback and assessment session for each offroader. You will learn about the following subjects:
      Introduction to off-roading Desert driving basics and etiquette Desert driving tips, techniques, myth and best practices Off-road and safety gear familiarization and recovery procedures Vehicle orientation, risk analysis, deflation and outdoor safety advice WHAT ITEMS SHOULD I BRING?
      On your very first drive with us we only ask you to bring your enthusiasm and willingness to learn. From a second drive onwards we ask you to start collecting the Essential Tools as per below attachment. More information on these items can be found in the advices section and in offroad club.
      If you already have the off-roading gears, then it's better to carry them along to help you learn off-roading at a faster pace.
       
      ARE YOU JOINING US FOR THE FIRST TIME?
      Introduce yourself on this drive thread. Share with us your vehicle details. Prior off-road experience (Yes/No) Confirm 8-10 inches of ground clearance along with front and rear tow hooks in good usable condition. RSVP the drive calendar  
      LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:
      Limited to 15 members only. RSVP will close on Thursday. Latecomers will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS. Members without RSVP will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS. Please withdraw your RSVP, if you aren't joining, so your spot can be taken by others. Repeated no-show members after RSVP will have their account suspended for a month.
        Level: Absolute Newbie, Newbies and above (All level)
      When: 3 April  2020
      Meeting time: 6:45 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)
      Meeting Point: Al Rashedi Restaurant https://maps.app.goo.gl/yhhVzrCRhXv1mJNRA
      Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance.
      What to bring along: Loads of water, snacks, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
      Approximate finish time:  12:00 PM - (much before Friday prayer)
      Friday Prayer Mosque: Muammar Mosque https://goo.gl/maps/tRVc4DYzSuCcW6WU7
      MUST READ: 
      First off-road drive checklist Off Road Driving - Roles & Responsibilities Off road Driving Etiquette's Off-road Convoy Rules Off roading - Everything you need to know Off roading - Newbie brief Please RSVP on the below calendar:
       
       
    • By Srikumar
      Join Carnity Offroad Club for an adventurous morning drive in the magnificent Sweihan Dunes in Abu Dhabi.
      Sweihan offers amazing broad and tall dunes in Abu Dhabi offering perfect learning opportunity for absolute newbies for their first time desert driving thrilling experience.

       
      If you have already driven in sand before then you can learn more from experts having decades of offroading experience in the UAE. This area offers a good mix of playable long set of dunes and broad ridge to test your off-road control.
      Drive is open for all 4x4/4WD/SUV/AWD vehicle having 8-10 inches of ground clearance and front and rear tow hooks.
      You can bring your family, friends and kids, but if you are absolute new to sand offroading it is better to drive alone first to learn offroading without any distractions.
      Drive will start with detail briefing, followed by 3 hours of driving in sand dunes and then followed by a break for feedback and assessment session for each offroader.
      WHAT YOU'LL LEARN?
      We will teach you how to drive your vehicle offroad safely and learn the best offroad driving and recovery techniques. Even if you have never driven in sand before, you can still join and learn the art of off-roading with complete confidence and peace of mind.
      If you have already driven in sand before then you can learn more from experts having decades of offroading experience in the UAE. This area offers a good mix of playable long set of dunes and broad ridge to test your off-road control.
      CAN MY VEHICLE DO IT?
      This drive is open for all 4x4/4WD/SUV/AWD vehicle having 8-10 inches of ground clearance along with front and rear tow hooks. Please check these two mandatory and VERY STRICT requirement before signing up.
      CAN I BRING PASSENGERS?
      Yes of course, but if you are an absolute new to offroading it is better to drive alone first to avoid any distractions.
      WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
      The drive will start with a detailed briefing, followed by 2-3 hours of driving in sand dunes and then followed by a break for refreshments over a feedback and assessment session for each offroader. You will learn about the following subjects:
      Introduction to off-roading Desert driving basics and etiquette Desert driving tips, techniques, myth and best practices Off-road and safety gear familiarization and recovery procedures Vehicle orientation, risk analysis, deflation and outdoor safety advice WHAT ITEMS SHOULD I BRING?
      On your very first drive with us we only ask you to bring your enthusiasm and willingness to learn. From a second drive onwards we ask you to start collecting the Essential Tools as per below attachment. More information on these items can be found in the advices section and in offroad club.
      If you already have the off-roading gears, then it's better to carry them along to help you learn off-roading at a faster pace.
       
      ARE YOU JOINING US FOR THE FIRST TIME?
      Introduce yourself on this drive thread. Share with us your vehicle details. Prior off-road experience (Yes/No) Confirm 8-10 inches of ground clearance along with front and rear tow hooks in good usable condition. RSVP the drive calendar  
      LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:
      Limited to 15 members only. RSVP will close on Thursday. Latecomers will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS. Members without RSVP will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS. Please withdraw your RSVP, if you aren't joining, so your spot can be taken by others. Repeated no-show members after RSVP will have their account suspended for a month.
        Level: Absolute Newbie, Newbies and above (All level)
      When: 20 Mar 2020
      Meeting time: 6:45 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)
      Meeting Point: Al Rashedi Restaurant https://maps.app.goo.gl/yhhVzrCRhXv1mJNRA
      Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance.
      What to bring along: Loads of water, snacks, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
      Approximate finish time:  12:00 PM - (much before Friday prayer)
      Friday Prayer Mosque: Muammar Mosque https://goo.gl/maps/tRVc4DYzSuCcW6WU7
      MUST READ: 
      First off-road drive checklist Off Road Driving - Roles & Responsibilities Off road Driving Etiquette's Off-road Convoy Rules Off roading - Everything you need to know Off roading - Newbie brief Please RSVP on the below calendar:
       
       
    • By Srikumar
      Sweihan offers amazing broad and tall dunes in Abu Dhabi offering perfect learning opportunity for absolute newbies for their first time desert driving thrilling experience.
      If you have already driven in sand before then you can learn more from experts having decades of offroading experience in the UAE. This area offers a good mix of playable long set of dunes and broad ridge to test your off-road control.
      Drive is open for all 4x4/4WD/SUV/AWD vehicle having 8-10 inches of ground clearance and front and rear tow hooks.
      You can bring your family, friends and kids, but if you are absolute new to sand offroading it is better to drive alone first to learn offroading without any distractions.
      Drive will start with detail briefing, followed by 2-3 hours of driving in sand dunes and then followed by a break for refreshments over a feedback and assessment session for each offroader.
      What you'll learn:
      Introduction to off-roading Desert driving basics and etiquette Desert driving tips, techniques, myth and best practices Off-road and safety gear familiarization and recovery procedures Vehicle orientation, risk analysis, deflation and outdoor safety advice First time with Carnity Off-road Club:
      Please share your vehicle details below Prior off-road experience (Yes/No) Confirm front and rear tow hooks
      Level: Absolute Newbie, Newbies and above (All level)
      When: 6 Mar 2020
      Meeting time: 6:45 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)
      Meeting Point: Al Rashedi Restaurant https://maps.app.goo.gl/yhhVzrCRhXv1mJNRA
      Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance.
      What to bring along: Loads of water, snacks, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
      Approximate finish time:  12:00 PM - (much before Friday prayer)
      Friday Prayer Mosque: Muammar Mosque https://goo.gl/maps/tRVc4DYzSuCcW6WU7
      MUST READ: 
      First off-road drive checklist Off Road Driving - Roles & Responsibilities Off road Driving Etiquette's Off-road Convoy Rules Off roading - Everything you need to know  
      Please RSVP on the below calendar:
       
    • By Emmanuel
      Sweihan, also known as little Liwa in Abu Dhabi offers perfect learning opportunity for fewbies to hone their off-roading skills in broad and tall dunes for adrenaline filled desert driving.
      Drive is open for all 4x4 vehicle having 8-10 inches of ground clearance and front and rear tow hooks.
      Level:  Fewbies and above
      When: 6 Mar 2020
      Meeting time: 6:45 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)
      Meeting Point: Al Rashedi Restaurant https://maps.app.goo.gl/yhhVzrCRhXv1mJNRA
      Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance.
      What to bring along: Loads of water, snacks, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
      Approximate finish time:  12:00 PM - (much before Friday prayer)
      Friday Prayer Mosque: Muammar Mosque https://goo.gl/maps/tRVc4DYzSuCcW6WU7
      MUST READ: 
      First off-road drive checklist Off Road Driving - Roles & Responsibilities Off road Driving Etiquette's Off-road Convoy Rules Off roading - Everything you need to know Please RSVP on the below calendar:
       
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