5 Car Parts Potholes Can Damage

Potholes are road imperfections that occur when soil compacted beneath pavement becomes weakened or displaced. Roads are particularly likely to form potholes in winter and spring months, when ice and lots of running water disrupt the base layers under the pavement. As cars drive over these weak spots, the pavement deforms, cracks, and chips away, leaving a hole in the road surface. Potholes start small, but grow as traffic hits them, potentially becoming deep or large enough to damage a car.
Over 80% of roads are rated as being in poor condition and are often riddled with potholes. Feeling the jolt from hitting a pothole - and the ... Read more

Posted on September 2017,27   // Author: Admin  

How Do You Know When Your Transmission Fluid Needs to Be Changed?

Transmission oil or fluid is a vital part of your vehicle’s performance, as it lubricates the various components and inner surfaces of the transmission system to prevent wear over time. Although you rarely need to change transmission fluid other than every 30,000 miles or every other year as a preventative measure, there are instances where you may need a transmission fluid flush more frequently. Promptly consult a mechanic if you notice any of the following symptoms in your vehicle that can indicate it’s time for a transmission fluid change:

Grinding or squealing noises while shifting: These noises aren’t just... Read more

Posted on September 2017,26   // Author: Admin  

Throwback Thursday: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

For 1957 the front bumper was reshaped, the grille and tailfins were made larger, and larger tail-lights were fitted. The spare wheel moved back inside the trunk, which had been redesigned to allow it to be mounted vertically. The side "Thunderbird" script moved from the fins to the front fenders. A new option was "Dial-o-Matic" 4-way power seats that would move rearward when the ignition was turned off to allow easier exit and entry. In addition to the standard 292 and optional 312 engines, higher performance versions of the 312 were offered, including two with McCulloch superchargers rated at 300 and 340 hp (254 kW) respectively. 1957... Read more

Posted on September 2017,21   // Author: Admin  

How to Use a Car Diagnostic Tool

In the past, car diagnostic tools were prohibitively expensive. Prior to 1996, an independent technician could expect to pay thousands of dollars for a tool that was compatible with only a single vehicle make. Even after the introduction of onboard diagnostics II (OBD-II), professional scan tools continued to cost thousands of dollars.

Today, you can buy a simple code reader for less than the cost of a movie ticket, and the right accessory can even turn your phone into a scan tool.

Since most of the information you’ll need to interpret trouble codes can be found online, a check engine light no longer has to c... Read more

Posted on September 2017,20   // Author: Admin  

The Top 5 Things That Will Drain Your Battery

You're late for work and rush out to your car, only to find that it won't start. The headlights are dim and the engine simply refuses to turn over. You realize that your battery is dead. But how did this happen? There are five main causes of car battery drain or failure.

Human error

You’ve probably done this at least once in your life – you come home from work, tired and not really thinking, and left the headlights on or didn't completely close the trunk. Overnight the battery drains, and in the morning your car won’t start. Many new cars alert you if you’ve left your lights on, but may not have a... Read more

Posted on September 2017,19   // Author: Admin  

Throwback Thursday: 1930 Ford Model A Custom

Costs for the Model A ran from US$385 for a roadster to US$1400 for the highest point of-the-line Town Auto. The motor was a water-cooled L-head inline 4-barrel with a dislodging of 201 cu in (3.3 l). This motor gave 40 hp (30 kW; 41 PS). Top speed was around 65 mph (105 km/h). The Model A had a 103.5 in (2,630 mm) wheelbase with a last drive proportion of 3.77:1. The transmission was a regular 3-speed sliding rigging manual unsynchronized unit with a solitary speed switch. The Model A had 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes. The 1930 and 1931 models were accessible with stainless steel radiator cowling and headlamp lodgings.

The Mod... Read more

Posted on September 2017,14   // Author: Admin  

The Best Utilized Cars to Purchase For Fuel Economy

Owning a vehicle accompanies various costs – auto protection, repairs, normal support, auto installments, and obviously the fuel. So in case you're hoping to cut costs, finding a vehicle that is incredible with regards to efficiency is a decent arrangement. The colossal news is that there are a wide range of autos with great efficiency over the diverse classes of vehicles. How about we investigate the main five.

Top five vehicles

Here's an assortment of vehicles in various classes that offer one thing in like manner, they all gloat incredible efficiency.

Hyundai Tucson: This is a SUV yet it's somewhat littl... Read more

Posted on September 2017,12   // Author: Admin  

Nigerian Jelani Aliyu, a car designer with General Motors. He led the design team for the company's new Chevrolet Volt.

Written By Yomi Kazzim 

Nigeria’s government has long talked about diversifying its oil-dependent economy but it’s actions have not always matched the bluster.
Over the past few years, the automobile manufacturing industry has seemed like a plausible alternative. The hope is that it will help create thousands of jobs and draw large-scale investment from global car-makers, Nigeria’s government has been keen to tap into that potential.
To this end, the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) was set up in May 2014 after a merger of previous agencies. Much of NADDC’s work ha... Read more

Posted on September 2017,12   // Author: Admin  

Throwback Thursday: 1960 Dodge Polara 4-Door Hardtop

The 1960 Polara and other full-sized Dodges featured styling cues carried over from 1959 models, itself an evolution of Virgil Exner's "Forward Look" cars introduced in 1957. The top-of-the line Polara and Dodge Matador continued to ride on the 122-inch (3,099 mm) wheelbase of their predecessors, while a new line-up of still full-sized Dodge Darts rode on a shorter 118-inch (2,997 mm) wheelbase. The Polara was available as a 2-door convertible, 2-door hardtop coupe, 4-door hardtop sedan, 4-door hardtop station wagon, and conventional (pillared) 4-door sedan.

Like these cars, both 1960 full-sized Dodges continued with the make's ... Read more

Posted on September 2017,07   // Author: Admin  

How Can I Apply to Work as a Technician at CarPartsNigeria?

CarPartsNigeria is reclassifying how car owners have their vehicles overhauled by conveying choice administration at their home or office. A standout amongst the most vital parts of this redefinition is ensuring that we work with the best ability in the field, who take the best care of clients and their autos. That is the place you come in.

In case you're burnt out on giving the greater part of your salary to a shop and need to work for yourself, apply to CarPartsNigeria. With us, you can procure more than 25,000 thousand naira relying upon the occupation done Additionally, we arrange your parts. You set your own calendar at Car... Read more

Posted on September 2017,06   // Author: Admin