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Precautions For Women and How To Overtake When Driving

The seemingly simple manoeuvre of overtaking/ passing other vehicles accounts for a high rate of fatalities on roads. Sometimes what may seem like a good opportunity to overtake really isn’t. Arrive Alive gives some great tips on overtaking:

First you have to ask the question: Should I overtake?

Any driving movement can be considered with reference to the questions “Is it safe, legal and convenient?” There is often very little advantage to be gained for the risk taken! Only after answering YES to the following questions should you start to even think of overtaking:

Can I see far enough ahead to ... Read more

Posted on December 2016,14   // Author: Admin  

ThrowBack Cars In Nigeria: 1983 Volkswagen Santana Review.

The Volkswagen Santana is a three-box sedan, based on the second-generation Volkswagen Passat (B2). It was first introduced in 1981. Also called Shanghai-Volkswagen Santana, Volkswagen Quantum, Volkswagen Corsar, Volkswagen Carat, Nissan Santana, Ford Versailles.
In North Amrica, It was also known as the Volkswagen Quantum. In Mexico (Volkswagen Corsar), while in Argentina (Volkswagen Carat). In Brazil and other South Aerican Countries. It was known as Santana, while the Passat Variant B2 wagon was marketed as the Volkswagen Quantum. In Europe the Santana name was dropped in 1985 and the car was sold as a Passat. European prod... Read more

Posted on December 2016,08   // Author: Admin  

Women's Fashionable and Fun Car Accessories.

With the heightened class of car accessories aimed at the female driver. It's getting easier to pick accessories to complement their wardrobes and to include that flair of chic to their driving experience.

Even as fashion is evolving in the world and other sectors, so also in the automobile world. The priorities for selecting a car and its accessories differ. Safety, Looks, Budget, Comfort, Durability, Maintenance and ease of use are the determining factor.

There are wide range of car accessories - Shift Knobs, Seat Covers, Key Chains, Licence Plates and many more. You can find fun and funky accessories that will appeal ... Read more

Posted on December 2016,07   // Author: Admin  

Government bans importation of vehicles through land borders

 

The importation of vehicles into Nigeria through the land borders have been banned by the Federal Government. The prohibition order covers all new and used vehicles. The ban is sequel to a presidential directive restricting all vehicle imports to Nigeria sea ports only. The order takes effect from January 1, 2017. The restriction on importation of vehicles follows that of rice, whose imports have been banned through the land borders since April 2016.


Importers of vehicles through the land borders are requested to utilise the grace up till December 31, 2016 to clear their vehicle imports landed... Read more

Posted on December 2016,07   // Author: Admin  

Step By Step Tips On How Car Engine Works

In this article, we'll discuss the basic idea behind an engine a­nd then go into detail about how all the pieces fit together.

An internal combustion engine is designed to compress and use combustion of a fuel air mixture.
The engine begins by pulling air through the air intake throttle actuator which is controlled via the computer, and foot actuator that is located in the drivers compartment. This air flow is monitored by the mass air flow sensor and cleaned by the air filter.
Once air has passed through the throttle actuator, it enters the intake manifold were it is divided among individual cylinder intake ports.... Read more

Posted on December 2016,05   // Author: Admin  

List of Nigeria's First Female Trailblazer

This is a list of Nigerian's first female trailblazers and their accomplishment.

Sandra Aguebor is Nigeria’s first lady mechanic. She studied mechanical engineering at the Auchi Polytechnic graduating in 1991 as the first Nigerian woman to be certified as an auto-mechanical engineer. Sandra opened her own garage in Lagos, established a solid customer base and began to bring other women into her profession. Today, she is the founder of Lady Mechanic Initiative which trains females mechanics. She also launched an After School Club Project, in partnership with the MacAthur Foundation aimed at grooming young female public... Read more

Posted on November 2016,30   // Author: Admin  

10 Essential Things You Should Have In Your Car.

I know first hand the types of experiences people can have when they’re caught out in the middle of nowhere and something goes wrong with their car with no help in sight. The end result was expensive towing, lots of time wasted, and in one case, one extremely cold night.


With that being said, here are 10 things you should always keep in your automobile for emergency’s sake.

Owner’s manual This should naturally be in your glove compartment anyway, but you want to make sure that it is indeed in your car. The owner’s manual provides a ton of useful information that can get you ... Read more

Posted on November 2016,29   // Author: Admin  

How Stabilizer Linkage Works In a Car.

A stabilizer linkage is also known as anti-roll or anti-sway bar, it is a part of a car's suspension system. It keeps the body of the car from tumbling when making a sharp turn. The way that stabilizer bars work is that they shift the turning force from one side of the car's body to the other. Stabilizer bars are affixed to the car's frame in front of the front tires and are made so that the tires can rotate.


So the part of the car on the outside of the turn gets pushed down toward the road and the part of the car on the inside of the turn rises up. In other words, the body of the car "rolls" 10 or 20 or 30 degrees toward ... Read more

Posted on November 2016,28   // Author: Admin  

Throwback Cars In Nigeria: Honda Prelude

Boasting a 1.8 four-cylinder engine hitting 100 horsepower and 104 lb-ft of torque, a comfortable interior with tons of leg room and visibility on all sides, surprisingly good fuel efficiency, and much more, this is one that'll get you feeling nostalgic for the old days. Check it out and reminisce with us below. The one made from 1983 to 1987, a generation before Honda introduced the 4WS system the car was famous for. I'm sure it's a fun and sprightly drive, even if it only cranks out a little more than 100 horsepower in stock form.

Styling wise, ... Read more

Posted on November 2016,24   // Author: Admin  

Auto Repair Tips For Women

As a woman, are you looking for auto repair tips that will make repairing and fixing your car less stressful? Do you always wonder if you can trust your mechanic? Do you worry about being overcharged? Getting your car fixed should be simple.

Auto Repair Tips for Women

Be familiar with your car. Study the owner's manual and be conversant with the vehicle you drive. It makes it easier understanding what the mechanic talks about and enables you to engage him.

Be informed about Mechanic in the area. Find repair facilities that has a good customer relationship and also reputation for respect for customers. It's also g... Read more

Posted on November 2016,23   // Author: Admin