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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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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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