Tuesday, 26 October 2010


Just a consideration of all the things that might affect the car you drive and the way it behaves ... if the stars can cause people to behave in strange ways then surely they might just affect your car in similar ways.
You can often find the build month for your car on a sticker inside the driver's door and you can, if you make the effort, find out whole lot more from the VIN. But in this instance the build month is enough to make a start at least, and gives you two possible star signs for your car, and it could be fun to decide whether your car is, for instance, Aries or Taurus by the way it behaves.

Aries - March 21 to April 20

People (and cars) born under the sign of Aries are supposed to be hot headed, quick tempered, impatient, impulsive and impossible. They are reputedly independent and hungry for new adventure, energetic and disorganised.

Does that ring any bells? Is your car occasionally known to pull away faster than you expected? Is there a tendency for rubbish to gather in the back and if there is dirt on the road does you car seem to gather more of it than you next door neighbour's? Could be you are driving an Aries car.

Taurus - April 21 to May 21

The thing about Taurus is that bulls, while strong, are also stubborn, slow and stroppy. They have a fondness for food and can't get enough of the best things in life. They do, however, strive to be the best they can and they can be trusted to always do their best.

So there it is. Slow to accelerate and a bit of a premium gas guzzler but reliable and good to go if treated right.

Gemini - May 22 to June 21

A two in one package, full of contradictions and mood swings and inclined to revel in their own individuality Gemini folk are often guilty of being fickle and superficial. They sometimes tire easily and faced with the long haul occasionally just give up. They are however great company and will liven up any social situation.

If your car has great personality but occasionally seems sluggish for no apparent reason it could be that you have a star twin in your garage.

Cancer - June 22 to July 23

Soft, soppy, good natured, gentle and devoted to their families is just one side of the crab. The other is the hard shell and sharp claws that come into play when when a particular line is crossed. They love to please others and are inclined to martyrdom.

Cancerians find it hard to work with those with whom they do not share a personal bond of mutual understanding ... so perhaps if you suspect you are harbouring a crabby car you should pat the bonnet every morning and always say thank you when you park him/her up at night!

Leo - July 24 to August 23

Brave, bold and undeniably classy Leos are also slightly scary and a tad unpredictable. They, however, always appear attractive, calm and capable and more inclined to be a pussy cat. Beware that growly, prowly, edgy side though.

Does that always beautiful machine parked in your driveway sometimes refuse start for no obvious reason? Is it all elegant magnificence until you put the foot down and vroom off in a stylish cloud of dust? You have a lion and not a tiger in your tank - take care.

Virgo - August 24 to September 23

The contradiction about Virgo is that it is not a symbol of virginity but of fecundidty and this is a sensual sign whose members are pleasure-loving and like to live life to the full. They are also very tidy, law abiding with a slight lean towards pickiness.

What does this mean in terms of four wheels? A joyful, usually trouble free, drive in a car it seems impossible to mess up.

Libra - September 24 to October 23

Indecisive and reputedly slightly dithering Librans are actually famous for their charm. They are affectionate but quarrelsome and argumentative and they love nothing better than playing Devil's Advocate. They will accept imbalance but only if it is imbalance in their favour and they can see both sides of an argument.

Don't get frustrated by this car ... and don't show that you are irritated if all is not going well. Librans will dig in and get stubborn and you might find that you are, literally, getting nowhere.

Scorpio - October 24 to November 22

The sign with a sting in its tail. Scorpios are accused of being secretive with a tendency to nurse grudges and they are also supposedly full of anti-social habits including a tendency to be rude. Plus, traditionally, they are sex mad!

Actually they are not rude, just honest, and they are really quite forgiving and sensitive. They are shocked by other people's prissy attitudes to life and living and sometimes inadvertently shock others by their open responses. This is the zodiacal jackpot. A Scorpio car should be easy to drive regardless of your own skill but with a very useful and sometimes surprising "hidden" sporty side.

Sagittarius - November 23 to December 22

Bright, breezy, bouncy Sagittarians love competition, are full of energy and enthusiasm and see everyone as their friend. These half horse people want everything to be perfect and are so surrounded by serendipity that they often push their luck to the max. They hate half measures.

This is horse power in the raw ... don't give this car to your teenage son!

Capricorn - December 23 to January 20

This star sign is for the down to earth - those who don't believe in star signs They are serious, sensible and practical but they also have passion with a good measure of adventurousness thrown in. They are often highly intelligent and slightly fond of the practical joke.

A great sign this for the family car. Something for everyone here. Just enough vroom for dad, safety and practical vibes for mum and that slightly cheeky chappie edge for the kids.

Aquarius - January 21 to February 19

Aloof, distant, uncaring and sometimes almost insanely eccentric is how Aquarians tend to come across. In fact they are just sensitive and vulnerable people who hide they feelings behind a mask of indifference - they are, however, undoubtedly eccentric and usually pretty proud of it.

These are sociable people who think that making small talk will hide the real passionate self inside from other people. If your car is a seemingly easy going Aquarian don't be deceived ... there is a whole lot of personality under that bonnet.

Pisces - February 20 to March 20

Pisceans wander a liminal world between the possible and impossible and they often make magic happen because they don't accept that it can't. They have open minds, listen to most arguments and explore most suggestions before making decisions. They are intuitive but on the down side are open to seduction by drink or other mind altering substances.

This car will reach out to its driver and take them on many journeys of discovery. A great car to drive if you need thinking time and intuitive answers. Tap into that Piscean power.

Issued on behalf of mycarcheck.com