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How do you know if its the alternator or the battery?

If jump starting gets your engine started and running, but the car will not start again once you turn it off, the battery is probably the problem. In this case, the alternator is doing its job of keeping the battery going once it has been jumped, but the battery can't hold a charge when the alternator is shuts off.

 When the engine starter does not turn the engine on or the lights are dim, that means you have low battery. Difficult starting the engine because of slow cranking is also an indication of a flat battery.

If the battery is low, it needs to be recharged to restore full power and to prevent possible damage ... Read more

Posted on February 2019,26   // Author: Admin  

3 Reasons Your Car Smells like Rotten Eggs

A sulfuric or rotten eggs smell indicates an excess of byproducts left over from failed combustion. Removing the smell requires part replacement.

No one likes the lingering presence of an unpleasant or particularly potent smell. When driving, smelling a strong scent like that of sulfur — or “rotten eggs” — is often an indicator of a serious issue.

The smell comes from the small amount hydrogen sulfide, or sulfur, within the fuel. Hydrogen sulfide is usually converted into odorless sulfur dioxide. However, when something breaks within the vehicle’s fuel or exhaust system, it can inhibit this ... Read more

Posted on February 2019,20   // Author: Admin  

Top 5 Reasons Automobile Handling is Important

The car, truck or SUV you drive on a daily basis is comprised of multiple mechanical systems that must all work together seamlessly to function correctly. Arguably one of the most important systems is the suspension, which assists in the safe, efficient, and good handling of your vehicle. Depending on the type of vehicle you own, the mechanical suspension can be assisted with advanced computer systems that tune the suspension for optimal performance.

Nevertheless, while many automotive enthusiasts place an emphasis on installing power adders to increase their engine’s output, without improvements to the suspension system t... Read more

Posted on February 2019,14   // Author: Admin  

5 Car Maintenance Myths that are Actually False

Every car owner hears about best practices for keeping his or her vehicle in good shape. Whether the advice comes from friends, family, or the car manufacturer, many maintenance suggestions for fuel efficiency, engine power, and overall vehicle longevity trickle down the exhaust pipe. Some tips suggest money-saving options or performance-enhancing practices. Yet, not everything passed along to car owners is necessarily true. Read on to find out 5 car maintenance myths that are actually false:

1. You need to change your oil every 3,000 miles
Once upon a time, this was the case, and many oil companies and lube shops still pus... Read more

Posted on February 2019,13   // Author: Admin  

Traffic Restrictions, Diversions as Buhari Campaign Rally Hits Lagos

Traffic will be restricted on the following roads on Saturday February 9, 2019; 

Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere
Lawanson/Itire /Tejuosho road
Apapa/Costain road
Abebe village
Eric Moore road
Eko Bridge/Apongbon
Marina road
Ikorodu road
Mobolaji Bank Anthony way
Old Toll Gate/Third Mainland Bridge/Obalende
Airport road
Oshodi-Oworonshoki expressway
Agege Motor road
Jibowu area
Yaba/Muritala Mohammed way Iddo/Otto
Herbert Macaulay way
Adekunle
Ijora Olopa

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Posted on February 2019,08   // Author: Admin  

What is Brake Fade?

When you press the brake pedal to slow down, multiple individual components and systems work together to stop or slow the vehicle down. Every day, millions of drivers successfully navigate the highways and roadways without problems. However, if the brakes appear to fail, the results can be disastrous and extremely disheartening. This situation is commonly referred to as brake fade, which is a temporary reduction or the full loss of braking power.

Brake fade can be temporary — lasting only a split second in most cases. But those precious moments can mean the difference between a successful stop, or a serious accident. In or... Read more

Posted on February 2019,07   // Author: Admin  

How Much Oil Does My Car Take?

Engine oil represents the lifeblood of an engine. It greases up fundamental motor parts, which diminishes warm development in the motor due to the decrease in grinding between parts. A few vehicles have an oil cooler or other engine frameworks intended to enable further lessen to warm. Engine oil additionally helps clean stores and different contaminants from motor parts. 

Replacing oil in a vehicle as per the upkeep plan extraordinarily diminishes mileage on the engine, as oil will in general lose its consistency after some time, reducing its overall effectiveness as a lubricant. Distinctive engines require diverse amou... Read more

Posted on February 2019,06   // Author: Admin  

Is a Transmission Flush Necessary for My Vehicle?


Routine maintenance is the key to longevity for any machine. This statement of fact is especially vital for cars, trucks, and SUVs that navigate the highways and byways across the highway daily. While most of us are pretty good about having our engine oil changed, radiators flushed, and tires rotated, one routine service often overlooked is the transmission flush. In fact, it’s common for many car owners to ask whether a transmission flush is necessary or just a good idea.

Having a transmission flushed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles is crucial, especially if you drive a car with an automatic transmission. Let’s t... Read more

Posted on February 2019,05   // Author: Admin  

Top 3 Reasons Brake Dust Shields are Necessary

Top 3 Reasons Brake Dust Shields are Necessary

If you’re a DIY mechanic, it’s quite possible that you’ve encountered the dreaded brake dust shield while replacing brake pads. The brake dust shield is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) part that helps protect brake system components and other suspension parts from the excessive collection of brake dust. As brake dust builds-up, it can become embedded between brake pads and the brake rotor, corrode the brake caliper and possibly lead to premature wear and tear — possibly even braking system failure. Unless you have a disc brake system, which cleans it... Read more

Posted on January 2019,24   // Author: Admin  

What Does It Mean When an Engine "Knocks"?

A combustion engine is supposed to run smoothly from start-up to shut-down. Occasionally an engine will produce noises that are difficult to diagnose. Sometimes, when you hear a strange sound coming from under your hood, you may not know what to do. A "knocking" sound is the most typical engine noise indicating a mechanical problem that can be fixed if diagnosed correctly and early.

Noted below are a few facts about why an engine knocks and what can be done to resolve these issues.

What is Engine Knocking?
Knocking in your engine, also described as pinging, can mean one of several problems. Some may be easily fixed ... Read more

Posted on January 2019,22   // Author: Admin