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The Fuel & Engine

The Fuel & Engine Not a sexual maneuver, but rather the common description for how an internal combustion engine works. The basic way all internal combustion engines work is to take a mixture of fuel and air, compress it, ignite it either with a spark plug or by self-igntion (in the case of a diesel […]

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Basic Car Maintenance Tips

Basic Car Maintenance Tips Throughout the rest of this website you’ll find in-depth articles describing in intricate detail how everything automotive works. On this page, I’ve simplified all that knowledge into a series of basic car maintenance tips, subdivided by category. These tips apply to pretty much every car owner, from business fleet owners, to […]

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OIL: What Every Motorist Should Know About Motor Oil

What Every Motorist Should Know About Motor Oil Motor oil does more than just lubricate an engine. It also forms a film on bearing surfaces that lifts and separates moving parts so they don’t touch to reduce friction and wear. The oil film also acts like a shock absorber to cushion reciprocating and rotating parts. […]

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FAQ About Nigerian Drivers Licence

How do I replace my existing driver’s licence with the new one? (For applications submitted in manual forms) The license holder will obtain an application form from the VIO/BIR representative at the licencing office. The applicant will complete the form and submit it to one of the FRSC officers who will capture the information on […]

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All you need to know Concerning tinted vehicle glass – Punch

The Nigeria Police High Command has observed with concern the unnecessary controversies that have trailed the recent Inspector-General of Police’s announcement on the ban on the indiscriminate use of tinted glass on vehicles plying Nigerian roads. The Force has observed that one of the issues that have generated so much contention and sometimes endless arguments […]

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Battery Disconnect or Replacement Problems

Disconnecting or replacing a battery on a computer-equipped vehicle may cause starting, driveability and a number of other problems, including loss of air conditioning, power accessory functions (door windows, seats, sunroof), false warning lights, even damage to certain electronic modules! So if you are replacing or disconnecting a battery for any reason, proceed with caution. […]

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All About Onboard Diagnostics Generation 2 (OBD II)

Understanding Onboard Diagnostics OBDII: Past, Present & Future scan tool companion information . Though the technology is still relatively new and has not had a big impact on the aftermarket yet, it will. The technology we are referring to is OBDII, the government mandated onboard diagnostic system for tattling on emission failures. All 1996 and […]

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Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) Help

What is a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB)? Technical service bulletins are special notices issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer to their service dealers. A TSB may be issued if the vehicle manufacturer has seen similar problems with a signifcant number of its vehicles. Every year, there are literally THOUSANDS of TSBs issued by vehicle […]

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HYBRID: Honda Civic Hybrid Battery problems

Honda Civic Hybrid Battery problems       Battery problems in the first and second generation Honda Civic Hybrids have become a major concern for many Honda owners. The problem has been premature battery failure, which often is NOT covered under warranty. The affected vehicles are 2003 to 2005 Civic Hybrids (1st gen) and 2005 […]

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