Month

June 2015

HOW BEST TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE IN THE CAR

It is important to note that airbags are designed to protect average-sized adults…not young children.  I know we’ve all heard it, but airbags can pose a serious risk to children who ride in the front seat. In fact, according to research conducted by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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Avoid these common auto electrical mistakes

  Many malfunctions that occur in vehicles can be diagnosed as automotive electrical problems. The source of these problems is usually related to the electricity that is being generated by the battery or alternator. Each of these car problems can typically be separated into one o
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Tyre Wear Provides More Info Than You Think

Driving on tyres that are bald or badly worn greatly increases your chance of getting a flat or a blowout and is especially dangerous when the roads are wet or slick. Don’t put off buying new tyres when you need them – your safety is at stake! On average, tyres need to be
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Best tips for driving in the rain

Video credits: Traffic Management Centre It is the time of year with lots of rainfall and unfortunately with rain comes , automobile accidents. According to the Nigeria Automotive Council (NAC) one quarter of all road accidents (or 1.5 million per year) are weather-related, with the m
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Reasons a Vehicle Pulls, Other Than Alignment

A pull to the left or right, when driving, may have many causes. Improper wheel alignment is one, but not the most common.  Before requesting a wheel alignment, we can check several things which may be the cause. Pulling only on certain roads Engineers never build roads perfectly leve
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How to save fuel when driving

Every time you get behind the wheel, there’s an opportunity to save. Improve the fuel economy of your car …. Fuel-saving tips Stay aerodynamic Wind resistance increases fuel consumption so try to keep windows closed at high speeds and remove roof racks and boxes when not in use. Remov
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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CAR WON’T START

There are things an engine needs to start and run properly 1) A BATTERY with enough power to turn the engine over fast enough to start 2) A good STARTER strong enough to turn the engine over fast enough to start 3) A engine in good mechanical shape with the correct VALVE TIMING and hi
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Preventive Maintenance Every Vehicle Needs

Don’t ignore preventive maintenance. The basics, like changing your oil, checking your tire pressure, and getting scheduled inspections and work done are like getting regular checkups at the doctor. They keep you healthy and give you—and the experts—a chance to catch anything se
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Warning lights or idiot lights – IS THAT LIGHT IMPORTANT?

  When you start your car all lights on the dashboard must come on and then go off after  1 or two seconds, if the lights come on and stays or doesn’t come on at all, it is an indication that there is a fault somewhere. It’s important to know what the car dashboard warning lights
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