Month

January 2015

HOW TO AVOID GEARBOX PROBLEMS

Transmission (Gear box) problems don’t just occur overnight, they develop gradually overtime and hence can be avoided. The following factors can cause transmission breakdown- poor design, lack of service, rough driving, and too low or high transmission fluid level or improper type of
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ARE YOU USING THE CORRECT TIRES FOR YOUR CAR?

One of the biggest mistakes a road user can make when replacing tires is not using the correct size. On the sidewall of your tire, you’ll find a code that tells the tire’s size and capabilities. Here’s a sample code: P195/60R16 63H M+S P – Type of tire 195 R
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WHY DID THE CLUTCH FAIL?

CLUTCH WILL NOT RELEASE If the clutch does not release completely when the clutch pedal is fully depressed, the disc will continue to turn the input shaft. This may prevent the driver from shifting the transmission from neutral into gear, cause grinding when the gears are changed or c
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HOW TO KNOW AND REPAIR COMMON CLUTCH PROBLEMS YOURSELF(CONTINUES)

In the last post we started the discussion on ways to know clutch problems and some probable solutions which you can employ, today we will be focusing more on clutch problems caused by noise. let’s start by talking about CLUTCH CHATTER: Chattering is a grabbing or jerking condit
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HOW TO KNOW AND REPAIR COMMON CLUTCH PROBLEMS YOURSELF

In this blog post we will be talking about how to solve the following clutch problems: Solving Slipping problems, Chattering, Noise, Sticking Pedal problems. As a mechanic or automobile user you need to know one sure fact that no clutch will last forever. The facings on the clutch dis
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5 things your car may need now

1, Coolant Change – Today’s long life engine coolants have a service life of five years or 100,000 to 150,000 miles, which ever comes first (not last). Consequently, the coolant is NOT a lifetime coolant that never needs to be checked or changed. After five years, the corr
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TOYOTA, HONDA MAY ESTABLISH ASSEMBLY PLANTS IN NIGERIA SOON

Any automobile firm with an annual sale figure of 10,000 vehicles in Nigeria will soon be compelled by the federal government  to establish a local assembly plant or be ready to quit the market. This is one of the provisions stipulated in a new automotive bill currently before the Nat
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HOW TO MAKE A CAR LIVE LONG

Avoid short trips. The difference between driving short distances and longer distances – and it’s a detrimental one to your vehicle – is that the engine never has a chance to reach its optimal operating temperature on short trips. Here’s why that’s a problem. Water is a byproduct of c
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HOW SUPERCHARGERS WORK

Earlier, we discussed how to increase the power of an engine using the turbocharger here. Today, we shall look into another technology developed by manufacturers to perform the same job the turbochargers does. A supercharger is any device that pressurizes the air intake to above atmos
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AUDI’S TAKES BRAIN OF DRIVERLESS CAR TO THE BOOT

Audi has showcased continued work on its self-driving ‘piloted drive’ efforts — currently housed in a stylish A7 concept car. While brains of the ‘zFAS’ system need the power to continually monitor surroundings and plan or control trajectory, Audi’s engineers have shrunk the component
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