ThrowBack Cars In Nigeria: Mercedes-Benz W123.

The Mercedes W123 is a range of executive cars produced by German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz between 1976 and 1985. The W123 models surpassed their predecessor, the Mercedes-Benz W114 models, as the most successful Mercedes, selling 2.7 million cars before replacement by the Mercedes-Benz W124 after 1985. The additional range of smaller Mercedes-Benz W201 models were introduced in 1982. Quantity built 2,696,915, 4-door: 2,397,514, Coupé: 99,884, Estate: 199,517, Assembly Sindelfingen, Germany. Predecessor W115, Successor W124. Class: Executive car, Body style 4-door saloon, 2-door coupe, 5-door estate (wagon).

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Posted on November 2016,10   // Author: Admin  

Female Drivers Better Than Male Drivers.

Some men out there will be scarcely able to hide their disbelief, but there is good evidence that women are better drivers. So why are women better drivers than men? It’s a great generalisation that men can be more competitive and aggressive and therefore more inclined to drive at faster speeds and to display more risky driving behaviour but there is probably some truth in it.

Young men, aged 17-25 are seen as the highest risk and men of this age tend to have a higher accident rate (general accidents as well as road traffic accidents) than any other group. Culture also plays a part; men are the target of aggressive a... Read more

Posted on November 2016,09   // Author: Admin  

How To Determine The Age Of A Tire

The sidewall of a tire is full of numbers and letters. They all mean something, but deciphering them can be a challenge.

Tires made after 2000 have a four-digit DOT code. The first two numbers represent the week in which the tire was made. The second two represent the year. A tire with a DOT code of 1109 was made in the 11th week of 2009. Tires with a three-digit code were made prior to 2000 and are trickier to decode. The first two digits still tell you the week, but the third digit tells you the year in the decade that it was created. The hard part is knowing what decade that was. Some tires made in the 1990s (but not all) hav... Read more

Posted on November 2016,07   // Author: Admin  

ThrowBack Cars In Nigeria: Volvo 740 Review.

The Volvo 740 was introduced to the US market in 1985 and production was discontinued in 1992. And throughout that time, the model has been known to be one of the most reliable 4-door sedans of its time considering the low number of engineering limitations and solid build quality which Volvo is known for. A testament to the car's reliability is a large number of these cars still being used today even though it has been out of production for 15 years now. The cars' lengthy service time is due to its sturdy construction and also through the use of high performance and engines that are built to last a very long time.
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Posted on November 2016,03   // Author: Admin  

Safety Tips: Driving While Pregnant

Compared to the average motorist, pregnant women face additional safety concerns when riding in motor vehicles.
It's not easy to drive when you're reaching around your 25-pound belly. Studies show that expectant moms are more likely to be involved in accidents than women who aren't pregnant. It might have something to do with driving under the influence of pregnancy, which can make you feel tired, nauseated, dizzy and unfocused.

Wear seatbelts
Use both the lap and the shoulder harness. Keep the lap belt down under your baby bump. Fasten the seat belt snugly beneath your abdomen, against the bony part of your pelvis. In... Read more

Posted on November 2016,02   // Author: Admin  

Why do you need a drive-shaft in your car?

A car's engine cannot power all of the wheels alone. In a front-wheel drive vehicle, for example, the engine under the hood of the car cannot reach the rear wheels. It is therefore connected under the hood to a transmission, which then must be linked to the car's rear axle via a long drive shaft running the length of the car.
This drive shaft, sometimes known as a propeller shaft, is connected to the final drive of the transmission, sometimes called the differential, located on the rear axle. This rear differential is responsible for redirecting the engine's force 90 degrees each way, to the opposing rear wheels.

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Posted on November 2016,01   // Author: Admin  

5 Signs Of Bad Steering Pump

5 Signs of Bad Power Steering Pump.

A certain amount of pressure is required for the power steering pump to distribute fluid. When a car is idling, less pressure is needed to distribute fluid, but when a car has been running for a long period of time, high amounts of pressure are required. There are several symptoms of a bad or failing power steering pump, so if you notice the following, have the pump looked at as soon as possible.

If you hear a whining noise while turning the wheel of your vehicle, something is wrong with your power steering system. It could be a leak in the power steering pump or the fluid level could ... Read more

Posted on October 2016,31   // Author: Admin  

Friday Puzzle: Identify 10 Automobile Terms Below

#TGIF Can you identify 10 words related to automobile hidden in the puzzle below? Read more

Posted on October 2016,28   // Author: Admin  

Throwback Cars In Nigeria: Peugeot 505 Review

The 505 is a saloon with quite a pleasant appearance, quite efficient engines, quite comfortable seating, quite nice steering and a quite reasonable price. And it is quite well constructed. So, you might say it was merely average. But can it really be that simple? Have Peugeot in fact, played a very clever game where, instead of dazzling us with technology or breath-taking styling, they have decided to woo us with understatement of the profoundest kind?

The Peugeot 505 is a large family car produced by the French manufacturer Peugeot from 1979 to 1992 in Sochaux, France. The 505 was Peugeot's last rear-wheel drive car. It was al... Read more

Posted on October 2016,27   // Author: Admin  

Lessons On Female Mechanics In Nigeria

The work of a mechanic which is considered to be a "male-only" job seems to be taking turns.
Women are effortlessly taking the baton in this sphere. Nigeria's first female motor vehicle mechanic, Sandra Aguebor said "automobile mechanic was one of the most gainful and easiest jobs in the world". She said this contrary to the erroneous popular perception, women were better suited to technical work due to their natural abilities to pay attention to details.

Auto mechanics job does not stop you from being beautiful; it does not stop you from being a mother, neither does it stop you from being a wife. The dirty finger is your ... Read more

Posted on October 2016,26   // Author: Admin