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HOW TO CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

You could be driving around and not know that your tire pressure is low or too high—which is also dangerous. The tire looks full. The car is moving. Unfortunately, a tire doesn’t have to look flat or bloated to have bad tire pressure. Knowing how to check tire pressure based on manufacturer specifications and driving conditions can help save you money on tires and gas. It will also prevent nasty blowouts, flats, needless accidents and damage to your alignment. Let’s check out how every driver, regardless of mechanical skills, can perform this simple maintenance measure. Why Tire Pressure is Important […]

EVOLUTION OF THE AUTOMOBILE

When you think of the very first car, what do you imagine? Maybe a car made out of tree branches with stone wheels, powered by Fred Flintstone’s feet? Or a quaint little buggy with thin, oversized tires driven by a man wearing a top hat? What did the very first cars look like, and how have they changed over the years? They’re probably a little different than you’d think! Steam and Electricity Power the Earliest Vehicles (1700s-1890s) You may be surprised to find electric vehicles aren’t a new concept. The first automobiles actually ran on steam and electricity. You may […]

COMMON CAR PROBLEMS AND THEIR SIGNS

We are all familiar with the bangs, clanks and other odd noises our automobiles make when there is a problem. Although it may seem like the best idea is taking a car to a mechanic, it is important to have a general idea as to what is wrong with the car before you take it in. Having a general idea of what is wrong reduces the risk of you getting ripped off at the auto repair shop. Unfortunately, car problems can be tough to diagnose on your own. Sometimes, one problem will cause several symptoms and other times several problems […]

DID MASK-WEARING SAVE THE AUTO INDUSTRY?

THERE HAVE BEEN NO MAJOR COVID-19 OUTBREAKS IN NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMOTIVE PLANTS SINCE THEY REOPENED When the coronavirus hit in March, automakers closed their plants and shut down production around the world. In North America and virtually everywhere in the world, operations came to halt. Realistically, it was a situation that couldn’t last. In May, operations gradually started up again, but not before strict safety protocols were put in place – including the wearing of masks in the workplace. Nearly five months later, all three U.S. manufacturers are operating their plants at near full capacity. Most importantly, since the resumption […]

Should I See a Doctor After a Car Wreck Even if I Don’t Have Symptoms?

One of the biggest mistakes accident victims make is not seeing a doctor immediately following a car crash. Sometimes, slow-speed collisions do not immediately result in mind-bending pain. A motorist might feel perfectly fine or simply experience some nagging discomfort. Going to a doctor can seem like a waste of time, especially if you think you can treat the injury with a few ibuprofens and some bed rest. Unfortunately, many car accident injuries are slow to develop. This is true of brain injuries, spinal cord damage, whiplash, and cuts or abrasions. A person might only realize that something is wrong […]

10 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR CAR LAST LONGER (2)

1. Have your car rust-proofed Car-last-longer-rust Modern cars are very rust-resistant, but metal corrosion is the number-one killer of vehicles built in the 1990s or before. Once it sets in, many simply won’t be economical to repair. If you see rust spots on your car, don’t wait for them to develop – at the very least, cover the exposed bodywork with touch-up paint before getting it professionally re-sprayed Applying a stone-deflecting film to the front of your car could prevent paintwork damage in the first place. You could also have the chassis properly rust-proofed, which includes filling the cavities with […]

10 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR CAR LAST LONGER (1)

The average age of a car at scrappage is around 14 years, while the average age of vehicles on the road is closer to eight years. But don’t worry, there are some simple steps you can take to give your motor the best chance of reaching its golden years. With the help of Rac patrol ambassador, Chris Burgess, we’ve compiled a list of easy-to-follow tips to minimize running costs and keep your car on the road for years to come. 1. Maintain your car’s battery If you don’t use your car for long periods of time, the battery will degrade […]

Best cars to buy according to your job: Do not buy the wrong car!

Every car has a way of serving different people in different ways based on the type of work they do. So what are the best cars to buy according to your job? In Nigeria, we now have a wider range of job classification unlike how it used to be before the 2000’s where if you don’t have an office job then you is like a menace in the society. Parents now support alternative careers like acting, singing, painting, app development, athletics, and a whole lot more. This is why I felt the need to create an article on the best cars […]

Tips for Driving Distances

Longer days during summer months make dreams of long road trips finally realizable. While long drives get you where you are going, they can be fatiguing. Trip planning can spare you stress and add a whole lot of fun. Fight driving fatigue and increase driving safety with these road trip tips for driving distances. Prepare Your Car for Driving Distances Check fluids, tire pressure, windshield wipers, and other basics of car maintenance before hitting the road. Having a well-oiled machine cuts roadside emergencies off at the pass.  Roadside emergency kits are critical. When you plan a road trip, stock your […]

What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car can be a good option when you’re looking for a quality vehicle without the higher price tag. While a used car can be a sensible option, buyers still need to make smart choices. There’s a lot to look for when buying a used vehicle, but here are some ways to help you choose the right car for you. Inspect the Car’s Exterior and Interior Inspect both the outside and inside of the vehicle. Look over the exterior of the vehicle, says CARFAX, checking for scratches, dents and rust. You probably don’t need to be worried about small dings or […]