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Vehicle Overloading: Threat to Road Safety

Overloading a vehicle basically means using the vehicle to carry more than the vehicle can carry. It can be goods or even passengers. Example a 4 sitter vehicle carrying more than 4 passengers is overloaded. This is an offence all over the world because it poses a great threat to not only the driver, other passenger or vehicle it can also destroy the road.

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Tips for Staying Safe when Travelling

The holiday season is here again. It’s the time of the year when people are moving from one point to another to spend time with their loved ones. Since we can’t control the weather or traffic, we can make sure some safety measures are put in place to help us arrive at our destination safely. Some of these measures include:

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Choosing the Right Transmission Fluid

Using the right transmission fluid is one of the most important things to do to make your car healthy.

As with other fluid going into the car, it is important to use the fluid recommended by the vehicle’s manufacturer because different specification means different addictive and ingredients. You can check which one your car uses by referring to the vehicle owner’s manual for more details.

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Ways to Save Money with Car Maintenance

In this era of economic recession it is very import to be smart on how your car is maintained.  There are several ways you can save money on vehicle maintenance, you can save on parts, workmanship etc. the car is likely to work effectively and efficiently when you keep it in top shape. Car maintenance does not have to be expensive one just need to be smart about it all.

There are ways one can save money on maintenance when it is done responsibly. Not all maintenance needs the help of a professional. You can learn to do some checks on your own.

Tips on how you can maintain your car

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The Effect of Weather Conditions on Vehicles

In this part of the world we have the wet and dry seasons. During this season we would have noticed that when it rains some areas are usually flooded due to, bad infrastructure, blocked drainage or no drainage at all. It is always good to put safety first whenever we are out and about our daily activities.

These seasons comes with many benefits and also some detriments. Weather conditions are known to be the cause of some vehicle accidents and fatalities.

Extremely cold temperatures can affect the operation of vehicle engines, tires, mechanical and hydraulic systems. Hot weather can cause tar in the road pavement to rise and result in slippery surface conditions. (Michael A. Rossetti, IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND WEATHER ON COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES)

It is best to put the following into consideration when driving in adverse weather condition:

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Choosing the Right Engine Oil

For best performance of your car engine, one of the things you need to know is what type of oil your car needs. Car owner often seems overwhelmed because there are different types of Engine oil out there especially because all brands promises to do different things.

To choose the proper type of oil for your vehicle, refer to your manufacturer’s manual because that is where you can get the right viscosity oil e.g. 0W30, 0W20, 5W20, 5W30, 10W30, etc.  In cases where you can’t find the manual, it’s also common to see the recommended oil printed on the oil cap under the hood.

Factors to consider when choosing the right Engine Oil

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Five Fluids You Should Monitor To Keep Your Car Healthy

Automobiles need a lot of maintenance to keep them healthy (running smoothly). The simplest thing a car owner can do is to ensure that your car stays healthy. With that in mind there are five (5) fluids you should check on a regular basis. Most of your car’s faults are preventive and requires not too much of your skill to check or notice. Pretty much anyone can check the fluids. Doing so on regular basis keeps your car up and running, and reduces cost of repair. Knowing the basis of your car also empowers you so that when you are getting any maintenance on your car, you are not swindled into flushing and replacing a bunch of fluids that is not needed.

All you need to know is where to look for these fluids. We are often reminded to “check your fluids often” but we don’t really understand what “often” means. We know every car is a little different but the below INSTRUCTIONS should apply pretty universally

Engine oil:            

Chances are the first thing you learn about your car is how to check your oil level. You have to do this in every car and pretty much every car has the same process in checking it.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Engine Oil

What is engine oil made from?

Engine oils are made up of three important ingredients – base oils, viscosity modifiers and performance additives. These are carefully selected and skillfully blended to enable the oil to provide maximum engine protection.

Why is the choice of engine oil so important?

Oil is the life blood of your car.

  • If the wrong kind is used, the engine is at risk of increased wear and corrosion.
  • Formation of blockages can also lead to engine seizure. By putting DuraMAX oil in the engine, you can carry on motoring with confidence and experience the feeling that your car has just been serviced – all for less than the cost of a tank of fuel.
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