Top 10 Bad Driving Habits That Damage Your Car

Your vehicle is one of your most costly possessions, and it’s certainly one on which you heavily depend. So, you want it to last as long as possible. Even if you have the proper vehicle maintenance measures in place, there may be important day-to-day responsibilities you overlook that have a negative impact on the life of your car.

Here are the top 10 bad driving habits that can cause inadvertent but significant harm to your car:

1. Ignoring the Parking Brake: When you park on an incline, use the parking brake even if you don’t think it’s necessary (read: your car has an automatic transmission). If you ... Read more

Posted on March 2018,08   // Author: Admin  

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Thermostat

A car thermostat regulates the flow of coolant through the engine and is an incredibly important player in the operation of your vehicle’s engine. You may hear the phrase “the thermostat was stuck open or closed.” When the engine has been sitting for a while and is not warm, the thermostat will be closed. Once the engine is running and reaches a certain operating temperature, a sensor inside the thermostat will cause it to open, allowing coolant to flow to and from the radiator, decreasing the temperature so it can be recirculated through the engine again. This constant flow (in conjunction with several other cooling s... Read more

Posted on March 2018,07   // Author: Admin  

Games to Play in the Car

Anyone who has spent unstructured time in a car with kids knows how cumbersome the experience can be. There are lots of questions, frequent bathroom breaks, and too many conversations that begin with, “Are we there yet?”

But long(ish) drives don’t have to be dull; they can be fun and educational. Here are some games you can play with the kids that will keep them active and engaged (and maybe even tire them, so they’ll conk out for a while).

Name That Tune
This game comes from the TV show from the same name. One person in the car hums, whistles or sings part of a song - it could be a few notes... Read more

Posted on March 2018,06   // Author: Admin  

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Transmission Speed Sensor

The transmission speed sensors are used to calculate the actual gear ratio of the transmission while in use. There are generally two speed sensors that work in conjunction to provide accurate transmission data to the vehicle’s powertrain control module. The first is known as the input shaft speed (ISS) sensor. As described, this sensor is used to monitor the speed of the transmission' input shaft. The other sensor is the output shaft speed (OSS) sensor. If either of these two sensors falls out of alignment or experiences electrical issues, it impacts the operation of the entire transmission.

After registering data, the two... Read more

Posted on February 2018,26   // Author: Admin  

Is it Safe to Drive With a Leaking Gas Tank?

A leaking gas tank can be caused by a number of different things, such as rocks or sharp objects your car picks up while driving down the road. The smell of gas is one sign that you may have a leaking gas tank. A leaking gas tank may be dangerous because of the potential for a fire or explosion.

If you are worried about a leaking gas tank, here are some things to think about:

The fuel system has various parts which include the fuel tank, filters, pumps, and fuel injection lines. When one of these parts fail, the entire system fails. A leaking gas tank is one of the leading causes of a failing fuel system.

A leaki... Read more

Posted on February 2018,22   // Author: Admin  

ICYMI: Highlight of the Lagos marathon.

Kenya-conceived Frenchman Abraham Kiprotich on Saturday won the third Access Bank Lagos City Marathon as Kenyan and Ethiopian marathoners by and by commanded the opposition, trucking without end the initial three prizes.

Kenyan marathoners overwhelmed the world class division of the race winning the primary, second and third prizes in the male classification. The Ethiopians were predominant in the female class.

For the primary position of the 42km in the male classification race, Kiprotich won with a period of 2:13:04, while his comrade, Kiboss Ronny came next with the season of 2:13:26.

Victor Benjamin finished ... Read more

Posted on February 2018,15   // Author: Admin  

How to keep snakes out of your car

A year ago we published an article on the best way to keep rats out of your car and it proved popular among the readers. Snakes are cutthroat reptiles; they require outside warmth to keep warm. Snakes in the wild appreciate sunbathing on rocks under direct daylight; snakes living in human-possessed zones are pulled in to cars that are effectively warmed by the sun. Snakes utilize warmed cars to sunbathe as they do in nature. Expelling snakes from a car is perilous, particularly on the off chance that they are venomous.


Little, latent and nonvenomous snakes are effortlessly evacuated by utilizing a floor brush or ot... Read more

Posted on February 2018,13   // Author: Admin  

Lagos City Marathon 2018: LASTMA Announces Traffic Diversion

As part of efforts to ensure a hitch-free Lagos City Marathon scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced traffic diversion on the affected routes during the race.

A statement issued on Wednesday by LASTMA, the agency said that the event will kick-off at 6:00 am from the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos Mainland, and terminate at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, thus necessitating traffic diversion.

The statement advised motorists and commercial vehicles to use alternative routes as listed below:

From Eko Bri... Read more

Posted on February 2018,01   // Author: Admin  

Volkswagen Beetle re-constructed as a Rolls-Royce by Abdul Modibbo.

Meet Abdul Modibbo, Nigerian motor technician who designed and re-constructed the regular Volkswagen Beetle giving it a Rolls-Royce look.

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Posted on January 2018,31   // Author: Admin  

How to Buy a Good Quality A/C Compressor

A/C compressors may experience external failure or internal failure. External failure happens as a result of a malfunctioning clutch or pulley, or a refrigerant leak. This is the easier type of problem to fix. Internal failure can be detected by the presence of metal bits or flakes around the compressor. This type of damage can spread throughout the entire cooling system. In the event of internal failure it’s usually cheaper to replace the whole compressor.

How to make sure you’re getting a good quality A/C compressor:

Stick with new. While this part can be rebuilt, quality is very difficult to determine and ... Read more

Posted on January 2018,30   // Author: Admin