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TOP PICK TIRES FOR 2016


Tires are a vital part of car safety, handling, and even fuel economy. Their importance can’t be overstated. After all, tires are the only part of the vehicle that touches the road. But for shoppers, it can be difficult to parse through marketing claims in order to find the model that best addresses your needs and budget.

To help our readers make informed decisions, we put more than 150 tire models through a battery of tests, including braking, handling, hydroplaning resistance, winter traction, ride comfort, and rolling resistance—a factor for fuel economy. We also evaluate how long a tire wears, by driving... Read more

Posted on May 2016,19   // Author: Admin  

How can you tell genuine parts from fake ones ?

 

One of the top ten causes of car accidents is defective automobile parts, which could be as a result of counterfeit parts such as airbags malfunctioning during use. The issue is not only seen within the borders of emerging markets: developed markets also see their fair share of counterfeit automotive parts primarily because exports can come from the same sources.


Dangers of counterfeit auto parts


Fake automotive parts are generally substandard, which can put the consumer in harm’s way
Use of fake auto parts may not fit the car’s specifications and can lead to more mechanical co... Read more

Posted on May 2016,18   // Author: Admin  

WHAT NEXT? NIGERIA OIL OUTPUT, NAIRA SLUMP, ATTACK AND STRIKE THREATS

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Militant attacks on oil installations and a threatened nationwide strike are driving Nigeria's petroleum production and its naira currency to new lows.

Angola has become Afr... Read more

Posted on May 2016,17   // Author: Admin  

N145 PETROL PRICE: OCCUPY NIGERIA PLANS PROTESTS OVER FUEL SCARCITY, INCREASED ELECTRICITY TARIFF-NANS

The Nigeria Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Thursday said the over 40 million Nigerian students would re-enact the Occupy Nigeria protest against the removal of subsidy from petroleum product this week.

The National President of NANs, Comrade Tijani Shehu, stated this in Abuja, at a protest rally where the association called for the removal of the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.

He said NANS is already mobilizing Nigerias students to resist the new N145 per litre pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise called petrol.

According to him, “A directive has been issued to all t... Read more

Posted on May 2016,16   // Author: Admin  

HONDA AND TOYOTA COPE WITH CAR PARTS SHORTAGE

Honda and Toyota separately announced new measures in attempts to cope with possible shortages of car parts as Japan recovers from the earthquake and tsunami disasters.

Honda Motors said that starting today, its North American plants will temporarily slow Honda and Acura vehicle production. While 80 percent of its cars sold in North America are mainly made with parts also from North American suppliers, "a few critical parts continue to be supplied from Japan," said Honda in an official statement. The company hopes the production slow down will give the automaker time to work with Japan-based suppliers still dealing with the afte... Read more

Posted on May 2016,13   // Author: Admin  

STOPPING CHILD DEATHS IN HOT CARS

These preventable tragedies demand education and technology solution


As summer temperatures rise, so does the risk of deadly heat strokes. Of particular concern are children left unattended inside a hot car.

Children can overheat much faster than an adult, making them especially vulnerable. When outside temperatures are in the low 80s, the temperature inside a car can reach lethal levels in only 10 minutes, even with a window rolled down two inches, Carpartsnigeria says.

Most parents would insist that they'd never forget their child in a hot car, but the risks are greater than you might thi... Read more

Posted on May 2016,11   // Author: Admin  

THE PROBLEM WITH CAR INSURANCE PREMIUMS

Auto insurance prices & How Third Party Insurance Works

 


By ROSEMARY ONUOHA

In Nigeria, it is compulsory to have motor insurance before using or keeping a motor vehicle on public roads. However, since most Nigerians buy insurance just to get cleared from law enforcement agents on the roads, they choose to go for third party motor insurance which is a lot cheaper than comprehensive policy.

Consequently, because of the preconceived notions that third party policy is just to beat law enforcement agents, many d... Read more

Posted on May 2016,10   // Author: Admin  

WORKING TO MAKE CARS AND ROADS OF THE FUTURE SAFER

Vehicles are safer than ever, but plenty of challenges remain

Carpartsnigeria unveiled its Top picks as part of this year's autos spotligth, an annual celebration of all things cars. Amid all that deserved hoopla, Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports US and Carpartsnigeria, are working to make sure that the vehicles and roads of the future are safer.

This week, Consumers Union presented its auto-safety priorities to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, joining other stakeholders at a listening session on the agency’s strategic plan. We shared what w... Read more

Posted on May 2016,09   // Author: Admin  

JOIN D PLEDGE: PUT DOWN THAT PHONE AND KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD

Talking, texting, and complicated car controls increase dangers

The Highway roads have become the domain of the distracted, with millions of drivers texting or talking on the phone instead of looking at the road ahead. The results of such behavior can be dangerous—and deadly. If you text while driving, you’re 23 times more likely to crash, according to one government study. And in 2011, more than a thousand people were killed and 3,000 were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.

Phone usage isn't the only culprit. Dashboard technology, including Internet-connected infotainme... Read more

Posted on May 2016,09   // Author: Admin  

IN PURSUIT OF USED CAR HAPPINESS

Opting for an almost new car allows you to upgrade your aspirations

Buying a used car doesn’t have to be a compromise. It can be an opportunity to own a more substantial make and model you may not be able to afford on the new-car market.

The median price paid for a recent-model used cars—one built since 2011—is $18,000 when purchased from a used-car dealer and $21,000 from a franchised new-car dealer, according to a recent Consumer Reports national survey.

That may seem like a lot, but it’s about $10,000 less than ... Read more

Posted on May 2016,06   // Author: Admin