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Maintaining your Wiper Blades

The best way to maintain wiper blades is to regularly check them for any wear or build-up of dirt or grime. The blades should ideally be cleaned once a month, or at least at the start of every season change (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter). To clean them, the wiper arm should be lifted up […]

Seat Belt-An effective device in reducing injury

A seat belt (also known as a seatbelt or safety belt) is a vehicle safety device designed to secure the occupant of a vehicle against harmful movement that may result during a collision or a sudden stop. A seat belt functions to reduce the likelihood of death or serious injury in a traffic collision by […]

When should I change the battery of my Toyota Prius?

The only way to know if your battery cell modules are losing its capacity without the use of the Toyota TechStream software is, by looking at the Energy screen on the MFD for SOC(state of charge). It will give you clues as it happens in stages. 1.) If the battery consistently charges to 7 green […]

Hybrid Vehicles – An Automobile for Fuel Consumption and Emissions Reduction

The hybrid vehicle typically achieves greater fuel economy and lower emissions than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs), resulting in fewer emissions being generated. These savings are primarily achieved by three elements of a typical hybrid design: Relying on both the engine and the electric motors for peak power needs, resulting in a smaller engine […]

What to Do When Your Hybrid Car’s Battery Dies

Finding yourself on the side of the road with a car that’s out of gas or out of juice has always been frustrating. But with conventional vehicles, the fix has traditionally been simple: If the battery dies, get a jump (and recharge it later), and if you run out of gas, get more by any […]

Abnormal Engine Noise-Overheating Piston slap

Overheating Piston slap  might be an occurrence with a badly worn car engine, where the wear on the cylinders and piston skirts results in excessive clearance or play. The evidence of this would be noticeable at low or idling rpm. As the pistons travel up and down, the reaction force of the connecting rods will […]

Effects of Car Pollutants on the Environment

Car pollutants cause immediate and long-term effects on the environment. Car exhausts emit a wide range of gases and solid matter, causing global warming, acid rain, and harming the environment and human health. Engine noise and fuel spills also cause pollution. Cars, trucks and other forms of transportation are the single largest contributor to air […]

Understanding the smoke that emit from your motor exhaust system

Exhaust smoke system is the piping that directs the burned fuel out of the engine and to the back of the vehicle. Each cylinder has an exhaust port, the manifold goes over these ports. The gases travel into the manifold and head towards the back of the car. Close to the manifold, you will have […]

Clutch Faults – Causes and Remedies

Clutch Fault is a faulty condition in which there is not enough friction in the clutch, so that engine speed rises without a corresponding increase in road speed. There are four (4) main clutch faults, which are: Slip, Judder, Drag or spin, and Fierceness/Snatch Slip – Symptoms; When a gear ratio has been selected, the clutch […]

Misfiring in an engine-Causes and Diagnosis

  Misfire is a common drivability problem that may or may not be easy to diagnose, depending on the cause. A misfiring cylinder in a four-cylinder engine is, pardon the pun, hard to miss. The loss of 25% of the engine’s power output is the equivalent of a horse trying to run on three legs. […]

Driving with an Instant Flat Tyre – An Hazard to Check

  A flat tire (British English: flat tyre) is a deflated pneumatic tire, which can cause the rim of the wheel to ride on the tire tread or the ground potentially resulting in loss of control of the vehicle or irreparable damage to the tire. The most common cause of a flat tire is puncturing […]

Lagos, Abuja, Enugu to benefit in 10th campaign against crashes

  The 10th edition of a campaign championed by Nigerian Breweries Plc, in collaboration with Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), will focus on driving down figures of road traffic accidents in Abuja, Lagos, and Enugu. The yearly event, which was organised to discourage drivers from consuming alcohol while driving has impacted at least 16,000 drivers […]

Distraction and Driving

  Distraction means the ‘drawing away of the mind or the drawing away of a person’s focus from the main task to other people, places or things. Driving, as I used to enumerate in my teachings, is a complex task which involves the simultaneous use of several organs of the body (eyes, nose, ears, brain, […]

Controlling Your Lorry

Starting Your Vehicle Before you start driving your vehicle, make sure you understand what the gauges, indicators and warning lights on the instrument panel mean. If you’re not sure about any of them, check your vehicle handbook. Indicator lights show when you’re using different functions in the vehicle, such as the rear screen heater, fog […]

The Meanings Behind 15 Symbols On Your Car’s Dashboard

  When something goes wrong with your car or if a feature you should know about gets activated, a signal funnels through the electrical system and into the dashboard. This illuminates a hieroglyphic, and these cover a wide range of issues—some of which may be serious. Here are the meanings behind 15 of these curious-looking […]

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