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5 Signs Your Car Isn't Shifting Correctly

If your car is not shifting properly, you could end up with very expensive transmission repairs. So, how do you know if your car isn’t shifting the way it should? Watch for these signs to avoid serious transmission trouble. Warning light comes on: A warning light alone doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a shifting problem, but if you notice it along with any of the symptoms that follow, you should get it checked out. Car is shifting hard: The car feels as if it’s reluctant to shift gears the way it usually does, or isn’t shifting smoothly. You might notice a clunking or thudding sound when the car shifts gears, or has difficulty ... Read more

Posted on October 2017,03   // Author: Admin  

CarpartsNigeria Nigeria Quick Site Training

 

CarPartsNigeria.com is one of the leading online car and truck parts and accessories stores in continental Africa. We have a complete selection of high-quality parts for a wide range of new and used vehicle makes and models - offered at the lowest prices. There are millions of inventoried parts in the CarPartNigeria.com database (online & Offline), and the search is quick and simple.

Why is auto parts shopping a challenge in Africa? If the search for the correct replacement and aftermarket vehicle parts and accessories is already giving you headaches, it's time you stop looking elsewhere—--- Try CarPartsNigeri... Read more

Posted on October 2017,03   // Author: Admin  

Throwback Thursday: Volkswagen Polo Mk1 (86)

The first-generation Polo, a rebadged version of the Audi 50, was introduced in 1975 and was produced until October 1981. By 1979, 500,000 Polos were produced worldwide. It shared the internal designation Typ 86 with the Audi 50.

The differences between the Audi and Volkswagen models were minor, with the Polo being cheaper and much more basic. The two cars were initially sold alongside each other, but the Audi 50 never sold as well, and was withdrawn in 1978. The Polo was manufactured at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg.

In 1977, the Derby saloon was released, which was simply a Polo, identical to the hatchback from the... Read more

Posted on September 2017,28   // Author: Admin  

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