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10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by autojosh: 11:59am On Sep 14
1. Overloading your car makes the car difficult to steer and takes the car longer to stop. The consequences of this instability can sometimes cause an accident.


2. Overloading a vehicle puts strain on the tyres of the vehicles. The tyres can overheat and wear rapidly which increases the chance of premature, dangerous and expensive failure (such as blow outs).


3. Vehicles that are overloaded consume more fuel than normal.


4. When a vehicle is overloaded, it has difficulty in accelerating. In this state, overtaking becomes very difficult.

5. Overloading your vehicle can lead to the increase in the maintenance cost of your vehicle. This is because there would be extra stain on your car’s woking components such as shock absorber, tyres, brakes and, of course, increased fuel consumption.


6. Overloading can put your car’s suspension system under severe stress. Overtime, this can damage a component of your vehicle’s suspension system.


7. The headlight of an overloaded vehicle tends to tilt up. At night, when the headlight is on, it can blind oncoming drivers. This can have fatal consequences.


8. Brakes of overloaded vehicle tend to work harder than necessary. The vehicle will be heavier due to overloading. In such condition, brakes can overheat and lose their effectiveness to stop the car.


9. Overloading your vehicle can void your vehicle insurance. Overloading a vehicle is illegal So, in the event of an accident, your vehicle insurance cover can be voided.


10. Overloaded vehicles tend to cause excessive wear and damage to roads, bridges and pavements at the expense of the taxpayer.


https://autojosh.com/10-reasons-why-you-should-not-overload-your-vehicle/

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Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by deebrownneymar: 1:30pm On Sep 14
autojosh:
1. Overloading your car makes the car difficult to steer and takes the car longer to stop. The consequences of this instability can sometimes cause an accident.


2. Overloading a vehicle puts strain on the tyres of the vehicles. The tyres can overheat and wear rapidly which increases the chance of premature, dangerous and expensive failure (such as blow outs).


3. Vehicles that are overloaded consume more fuel than normal.


4. When a vehicle is overloaded, it has difficulty in accelerating. In this state, overtaking becomes very difficult.

5. Overloading your vehicle can lead to the increase in the maintenance cost of your vehicle. This is because there would be extra stain on your car’s woking components such as shock absorber, tyres, brakes and, of course, increased fuel consumption.


6. Overloading can put your car’s suspension system under severe stress. Overtime, this can damage a component of your vehicle’s suspension system.


7. The headlight of an overloaded vehicle tends to tilt up. At night, when the headlight is on, it can blind oncoming drivers. This can have fatal consequences.


8. Brakes of overloaded vehicle tend to work harder than necessary. This is due to ‘the riding of brakes’ and because the vehicle is heavier due to overloading. In such condition, brakes can overheat and lose their effectiveness to stop the car.


9. Overloading your vehicle can void your vehicle insurance. Overloading a vehicle is illegal So, in the event of an accident, your vehicle insurance cover can be voided.


10. Overloaded vehicles tend to cause excessive wear and damage to roads, bridges and pavements at the expense of the taxpayer.


https://autojosh.com/10-reasons-why-you-should-not-overload-your-vehicle/


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Nice post Autojosh.

Quick one...Which website(s) is the best for overseas vehicle procurement in terms of reliabilty/safety, time of shipping, costs etc? Your kind advice will be well appreciated.

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Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by autojosh: 2:07pm On Sep 14
deebrownneymar:



Nice post Autojosh.

Quick one...Which website(s) is the best for overseas vehicle procurement in terms of reliabilty/safety, time of shipping, costs etc? Your kind advice will be well appreciated.

Thanks for the compliment.

If you intend to buy from USA, check cars.com or autotrader.com.

If you are looking at Europe, check autoscout24.com or search for the top ranking car listing website in the specific country you want to buy from.

For United Arab Emirates, visit uae.dubizzle.com or dubicars.com

Note that the cars on these websites are listed by car dealers and private sellers. So you have to carryout your personal investigation and read reviews about them before committing to any dealer. The major dealers with good reviews will usually treat you right. I advise you stay away from private sellers except you have a trusted person over there who can help you consummate the transaction.

Another popular option is buying from car auctions like copart.com and iaai.com. Several car dealers in Nigeria buy from these 2 websites. You have to register with them before you can make a purchase yourself. They have lots of damaged cars but you'll still find many with no single damage.

All the options I've listed are relatively reliable and safe. Time of shipping is practically the same across-the-board. Expect an estimated time of 5 - 7 weeks. Make sure the vehicle has proper title documents and it's ready for export before you make payment. In terms of cost, the cars from the auction sites are usually cheaper but you need to compare the prices with the listings from the dealerships before you proceed.

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Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by solutionist: 2:47pm On Sep 14
Quite informative.

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Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by seyema(m): 2:57pm On Sep 14
I would like you @autoJosh to write on how to safely drive in cloudy rain especially on a single lane express

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Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by Esejojo: 3:01pm On Sep 14
autojosh:


Thanks for the compliment.

If you intend to buy from USA, check cars.com or autotrader.com.

If you are looking at Europe, check autoscout24.com or search for the top ranking car listing website in the specific country you want to buy from.

For United Arab Emirates, visit uae.dubizzle.com or dubicars.com

Note that the cars on these websites are listed by car dealers and private sellers. So you have to carryout your personal investigation and read reviews about them before committing to any dealer. The major dealers with good reviews will usually treat you right. I advise you stay away from private sellers except you have a trusted person over there who can help you consummate the transaction.

Another popular option is buying from car auctions like copart.com and iaai.com. Several car dealers in Nigeria buy from these 2 websites. You have to register with them before you can make a purchase yourself. They have lots of damaged cars but you'll still find many with no single damage.

All the options I've listed are relatively reliable and safe. Time of shipping is practically the same across-the-board. Expect an estimated time of 5 - 7 weeks. Make sure the vehicle has proper title documents and it's ready for export before you make payment. In terms of cost, the cars from the auction sites are usually cheaper but you need to compare the prices with the listings from the dealerships before you proceed.


Autojosh!

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Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by deebrownneymar: 3:18pm On Sep 14
autojosh:


Thanks for the compliment.

If you intend to buy from USA, check cars.com or autotrader.com.

If you are looking at Europe, check autoscout24.com or search for the top ranking car listing website in the specific country you want to buy from.

For United Arab Emirates, visit uae.dubizzle.com or dubicars.com

Note that the cars on these websites are listed by car dealers and private sellers. So you have to carryout your personal investigation and read reviews about them before committing to any dealer. The major dealers with good reviews will usually treat you right. I advise you stay away from private sellers except you have a trusted person over there who can help you consummate the transaction.

Another popular option is buying from car auctions like copart.com and iaai.com. Several car dealers in Nigeria buy from these 2 websites. You have to register with them before you can make a purchase yourself. They have lots of damaged cars but you'll still find many with no single damage.

All the options I've listed are relatively reliable and safe. Time of shipping is practically the same across-the-board. Expect an estimated time of 5 - 7 weeks. Make sure the vehicle has proper title documents and it's ready for export before you make payment. In terms of cost, the cars from the auction sites are usually cheaper but you need to compare the prices with the listings from the dealerships before you proceed.

Thank you for this very well detailed feedback, AutoJoshNG.

I'm very very grateful to you for taking out time to do this.

Thanks again.

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Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by dingbang(m): 3:24pm On Sep 14
shocked

Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by willi926(m): 3:25pm On Sep 14
wetin concern agbero with OVERLOAD grin
Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by 4601CE(m): 3:27pm On Sep 14
That first pic attached get as e be o cheesy
Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by Legolast: 3:35pm On Sep 14
Informative
Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by piceho: 3:35pm On Sep 14
This is outright car abuse
Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by Deejaygold(m): 3:49pm On Sep 14
EDUCATIVE
Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by Sunymoore(m): 4:44pm On Sep 14
autojosh:


Thanks for the compliment.

If you intend to buy from USA, check cars.com or autotrader.com.

If you are looking at Europe, check autoscout24.com or search for the top ranking car listing website in the specific country you want to buy from.

For United Arab Emirates, visit uae.dubizzle.com or dubicars.com

Note that the cars on these websites are listed by car dealers and private sellers. So you have to carryout your personal investigation and read reviews about them before committing to any dealer. The major dealers with good reviews will usually treat you right. I advise you stay away from private sellers except you have a trusted person over there who can help you consummate the transaction.

Another popular option is buying from car auctions like copart.com and iaai.com. Several car dealers in Nigeria buy from these 2 websites. You have to register with them before you can make a purchase yourself. They have lots of damaged cars but you'll still find many with no single damage.

All the options I've listed are relatively reliable and safe. Time of shipping is practically the same across-the-board. Expect an estimated time of 5 - 7 weeks. Make sure the vehicle has proper title documents and it's ready for export before you make payment. In terms of cost, the cars from the auction sites are usually cheaper but you need to compare the prices with the listings from the dealerships before you proceed.
Thank you

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Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by solite3(m): 6:32pm On Sep 14
nice one
Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by Yankiss(m): 5:51am On Sep 15
Highly informative. Overloading kills not only the vehicle but driver and other occupants.
Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by Gboliwe: 8:14am On Sep 15
The pictures are something else. The second one looks like a professional packed it
Re: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Overload Your Vehicle by igbanbajo(m): 6:34pm On Sep 15
autojosh:


Thanks for the compliment.

If you intend to buy from USA, check cars.com or autotrader.com.

If you are looking at Europe, check autoscout24.com or search for the top ranking car listing website in the specific country you want to buy from.

For United Arab Emirates, visit uae.dubizzle.com or dubicars.com

Note that the cars on these websites are listed by car dealers and private sellers. So you have to carryout your personal investigation and read reviews about them before committing to any dealer. The major dealers with good reviews will usually treat you right. I advise you stay away from private sellers except you have a trusted person over there who can help you consummate the transaction.

Another popular option is buying from car auctions like copart.com and iaai.com. Several car dealers in Nigeria buy from these 2 websites. You have to register with them before you can make a purchase yourself. They have lots of damaged cars but you'll still find many with no single damage.

All the options I've listed are relatively reliable and safe. Time of shipping is practically the same across-the-board. Expect an estimated time of 5 - 7 weeks. Make sure the vehicle has proper title documents and it's ready for export before you make payment. In terms of cost, the cars from the auction sites are usually cheaper but you need to compare the prices with the listings from the dealerships before you proceed.

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