Month

May 2015

HOW TO CHECK THE PRESSURE OF A TYRE

Maintaining proper tyre inflation is relatively simple and essential to the overall tire performance of your vehicle. A properly inflated tyre will provide more milage, quicker steering response, savings in fuel costs, and a smoother ride. Both underinflation and overinflation can cau
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Preventing Disc Brake Dust

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Eliminating Brake Dust There’s no way to eliminate brake dust entirely because all friction linings are designed to wear. If the pads didn’t wear, they’d soon chew up the rotors – and pads are a lot cheaper to replace than rotors. Relatively soft nonasbestos or
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WHY DO CAR ENGINES BURN OIL (SMOKE) ?

If you are seeing smoke coming from your exhaust, what color is the smoke? If it’s blue, then it’s oil If it’s black, it means you are running rich (too much fuel). If it’s white, the car may be burning antifreeze or (quite rare) auto-trans fluid. Since it̵
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ENGINE WON’T START, NO SPARK

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If your engine cranks normally but will not start because it has no spark, or it stalls and won’t restart because it has no spark, the problem may be due to any of the following: * A bad crankshaft position (CKP) sensor (on engines that do not have a distributor), or broken, loo
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DON’T TAKE CHANCES WITH YOUR BRAKES

Brake repairs – critical? Of course! Your brakes keep your family safe. Brake repairs  can be expensive. You bet! Save money on brake repairs and parts with these tips: Use Your Eyes & Ears to Inspect Your Brakes Visually inspect your brakes’ condition at least every s
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MERCEDES’ DRIVERLESS CAR – SOLUTION FOR SLEEPY DRIVERS?

Sleepiness and stress are perennial risks for the long distance lorry driver, and accidents are sadly too frequent. However, a radical new driverless truck being trialled by Daimler may offer a solution. Earlier this month, the automotive giant was granted the first licence ever to te
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TOYOTA SET TO BEGIN ASSEMBLING MADE-IN-NIGERIA CARS

A Toyota assembly plant will commence operation in Nigeria, the Chairman, Toyota Nigeria Limited, Chief Michael Ade-Ojo has said. The  chairman of TNL  who revealed this during the 2015 Toyota Awards which held in Lagos, noted that the the vehicle assembly will commence within the nex
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AUDI MAKES SYNTHETIC PETROL USING NO CRUDE OIL

Audi have created a small batch of synthetic gasoline without using any petroleum whatsoever.And they’re working to tweak the process so they can create the fuel using nothing but water, hydrogen, sunlight, and carbon dioxide, Car and driver blog reports. The synthetic fuel that can b
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SPARK PLUGS – HOW TO KNOW IF THEY ARE BAD

Spark Plugs – Troubleshooting Problems by Sight Below are various images of plugs and some of the problems that can be identified based on spark plug appearance:                      
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UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DEVELOP SOLAR-POWERED CAR

A team of 27 students from Manipal Institute of Technology , India has built a futuristic automobile, which runs solely on solar power. The car, named SERVe – Solar Electric Road Vehicle, is a joint project of Manipal University, and Tata Power Solar, India’s largest solar company. Th
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