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Does driving puddles cause car engine damage?

As the rain keeps falling, will driving through puddles damage your car engine and prove an expensive mistake?

Modern cars tend to have air intakes fairly low down at the front of the car. Drive through water deep enough and it will be sucked up into the engine, causing it to seize.

The technical term for this damage is called ‘hydrostatic lock’ – water enters an engine cylinder and during the compression stroke will lock the engine piston in place.

This in turn overloads the connection rod, causing it to deform and cause significant engine damage. It can even destroy the engine altogether.

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Posted on June 2019,26   // Author: Admin  

How to use Dielectric Grease

Dielectric grease is a translucent substance used to seal electrical conductors in order to prevent dirt, dust, sand, and other foreign materials from sticking to the conductor and preventing it from transferring a current between the two contact points. Dielectric grease also blocks moisture, thereby preventing corrosion.

How Dielectric Grease Works
Dielectric grease is a translucent substance. Therefore, some light passes through it and causes distortion. Dielectric grease is usually gray in appearance and a 0.33 ounce bottle sells for $5. Dielectric grease insulates, lubricates, and protects hardware from foreign materia... Read more

Posted on June 2019,20   // Author: Admin  

List of Traffic Offences and Penalties.

Dear Lagos Motorists,

Here is a list of Traffic Offences and Penalties.

Ensure to #ObeyTrafficRules at all times #ForAGreaterLagos.

 

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Posted on June 2019,18   // Author: Admin  

How to Add Oil to Your Car

Adding oil is a basic, easy procedure. To see how it functions, you have to realize that oil works in a shut circle framework and is put away in the oil pan. The oil dish holds up to 4 to 6 quarts relying upon the vehicle. At the point when the engine starts, oil pump sucks oil from the oil pan through the pickup cylinder, and then goes through the oil filter where any dirt and debris are removed.

It at that point flows all through the whole engine by means of spurt openings, finally heading back to the oil pan to start the cycle again.

You ought to dependably check your oil before including new oil. On the off chance th... Read more

Posted on June 2019,13   // Author: Admin  

Is It Safe To Drive With The EPC Light On?

Computers are taking over everything on your vehicle. Traditionally, components like the steering, the parking brake, and the gas pedal used to require mechanical linkages. Nowadays, computers and electric motors can take care of all of these functions and more. Electronic Power Control (EPC) is a computerized ignition and engine management system found in V.A.G. cars — more popularly known as the Volkswagen Group. This includes Volkswagen (VW), Audi, Porsche, and other automotive brands. To see if this includes your car, look at a responsive VW dealer website. It is used by other systems on the car such as stability and cruise co... Read more

Posted on June 2019,10   // Author: Admin  

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?

Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though power windows exert large amounts of force, they are still largely considered safer than manual car windows.

Power windows can be controlled by the driver. No matter how many times you tell a misbehaving child to leave their power window switch alone, they may still keep pressing the button to open their window. The driver has a master set of window controls to close any window that is open on the car. This simple device s... Read more

Posted on June 2019,06   // Author: Admin  

Vika DPA visits Car Parts Nigeria.

Getting an answer for the difficulties in looking for certified car parts have been one of the principle objective of Car Parts Nigeria. To serve the clients better in African Market, Car Parts Nigeria received 2 representatives (Leo Liang and April) from Vika DPA to talk about the difficulties in the automobile business and potential arrangements. They offered such a great amount of prospect in guaranteeing supplies of value items at reasonable cost in the Nigerian auto division.

Vika DPA offer market-demonstrated, solid automobile parts in a wide range for the whole vehicle, which fit a wide range of ŠKODA Volkswagen Au... Read more

Posted on May 2019,23   // Author: Admin  

German startup expects to launch an electric flying taxi service by 2025

This German company plans to make that a reality in the next six years. Munich-based startup Lilium unveiled its five-seater electric air taxi prototype on Thursday. The Lilium Jet, which conducted its first flight earlier this month, is part of an app-based flying taxi service that the company expects will be "fully-operational in various cities around the world by 2025."The battery-powered jet is capable of traveling 300 kilometers (186 miles) in 60 minutes on a single charge, and will connect cities through a network of landing pads. Commuters will be able to book rides from their nearest landing pad through a smartphone app. Lilium ... Read more

Posted on May 2019,16   // Author: Admin  

When Should Front Struts Be Replaced?

Every vehicle is different, which makes getting an easy answer to this question difficult. In fact, ask most mechanics when front struts should be replaced, and you’ll likely be told every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. That is a huge gap in mileage. In all truth, the life-span of struts and supporting shocks will depend greatly on the driving conditions and patterns. Those who drive on city roads and highways frequently might experience longer-lasting struts than those living on country roads.

The best answer for this question is to follow 3 general rules of thumb:

Have your struts and suspension inspected every 25,000 ... Read more

Posted on May 2019,14   // Author: Admin  

How To Use A Battery Load Tester

A battery load tester does more than just check the condition of the cars battery, it can be used to check the starting system, the charging system, and the alternator too.

Battery load testers were once too expensive for the do-it-yourself mechanic. Today, a battery load tester is affordable enough for even the casual shade tree mechanic to have in his garage. My favorite is a handheld digital battery loads tester made by Cartman, it loads Amp Digital Battery Load Tester that costs less than N6000 online.

You can use a Digital Multimeter to check Automobile storage batteries, charging systems, and starting systems, but ... Read more

Posted on May 2019,09   // Author: Admin