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5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Spynaija: 11:51am On Jun 06, 2019
Your vehicle is one of your most valuable assets. It ease your day-to-day mobility and of-course to some it’s a mobile office so you wouldn’t want it to breakdown at any point. So, today we’ll be discussing on some driving habits that are damaging to your car without your knowledge.

1.Failing to Decelerate at Speed-Bumps and Potholes

Speed-bumps, potholes, and other surface blemishes can be highly destructive to a vehicle’s suspension and undercarriage parts if you fail to reduce your speed while passing over them it’s important you avoid speeding over bumps at all costs, drive over them cautiously.

2. Habitually Driving With Low Fuel

You shouldn’t be driving around with 2litre fuel in your tank all the times. Be sure to always fuel up all the way at every fill-up to prevent forcing your vehicle to use the old, mucky fuel at the bottom of the fuel tank. This will lead to engine damages and clogged filters.

3. Suddenly Starting and Stopping

Whether you’re in rush hour traffic or in a hurry, you shouldn’t resort to sudden starting and stopping over and over again. This habit puts a lot of pressure on the internal workings of the braking system and rotors, and significantly increase fuel consumption.

4. Driving With Poorly Inflated tyres

Proper tyre inflation is very important to the overall safety and performance of any vehicle. Poorly inflated tyres aren’t only unsafe, they eventually cause other damages to the car. Always Be sure your tyres are not over or under-inflated by checking the levels regularly with a manual tyre pressure gauge.

5. Neglecting Routine Maintenance

Regular scheduled maintenance, such as inspections and fluid chances, this is very important for your vehicle’s safety, performance, and longevity. Endeavor to have your car Serviced to avoid unexpected breakdown.

Source: https://spynaija.com/2019/06/04/5-things-you-do-thats-destroying-your-car/

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by samintegrity(m): 1:10pm On Jun 06, 2019
Thanks man

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Spynaija: 8:42pm On Jun 18, 2019
Lalasticlala this one worth front page nah??
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Muyiwaipere(m): 10:32pm On Jun 18, 2019
Add buying fuel from crook filling station

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Nobody: 10:34pm On Jun 18, 2019
U said nothing new

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Kirchhoff01(m): 10:34pm On Jun 18, 2019
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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by tclimax(m): 10:36pm On Jun 18, 2019
Not micra on ibadan, they use one(1) liter and buy 200 hundred naira petrol like 10 time a day.

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by OdefaGirl(f): 10:37pm On Jun 18, 2019
Thanks for sharing....

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Aphroditee(f): 10:38pm On Jun 18, 2019
no bicycle talkless of car

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Kizyte(m): 10:39pm On Jun 18, 2019
Good for novice!
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by RuggedArab: 10:41pm On Jun 18, 2019
I hate the start and off at traffic. I just leave my car like that to be steaming. It saves more fuel.

I’ll be consistent in braking down at bumps going forward. I mostly do this whilst racing with a friend or when coming back late at night and kinda tipsy too. Not really intentional per say but some kidnappers or bad boys could block you at speed bumps.

Thanks for this piece!!!

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by jerryunit48: 10:41pm On Jun 18, 2019
Where is Siena ?

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by muibi1(m): 10:44pm On Jun 18, 2019
Make sure your car has fully stopped before switching to reverse cos it weakens the gear box when you switch from drive to reverse while the car is still moving.

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Nobody: 10:44pm On Jun 18, 2019
Kirchhoff01:
antiriot
obontami
poweredcom
mrblessed
canadanow
seun
aryasand
Vega100

Me that I'm still legging it everywhere, but I just learnt something new sha. I'll treat my dream car (Bug aka Ijapa) right when I eventually get it. Thanks.

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by autodexter: 10:50pm On Jun 18, 2019
RuggedArab:
I hate the start and off at traffic. I just leave my car like that to be steaming. It saves more fuel.

I’ll be consistent in braking down at bumps going forward. I mostly do this whilst racing with a friend or when coming back late at night and kinda tipsy too. Not really intentional per say but some kidnappers or bad boys could block you at speed bumps.

Thanks for this piece!!!
i'm with you on this, I don't slow down once it's past 12 midnight,with all this nasty happenings this days....it's "pedal to the metal" for me

Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by RuggedArab: 10:55pm On Jun 18, 2019
autodexter:
i'm with you on this, I don't slow down once it's past 12 midnight,with all this nasty happenings this days....it's "pedal to the metal" for me

Lol... yeah right. Some guys are not smiling; nobody will use me shine. #Always use your upper!

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by CarGuideNG: 11:01pm On Jun 18, 2019

Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by cyberguy72(m): 11:01pm On Jun 18, 2019
RuggedArab:


Lol... yeah right. Some guys are not smiling; nobody will use me shine. #Always use your upper!
Wetin u dey waka dey find for Midnight
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Nobody: 11:04pm On Jun 18, 2019
Spynaija:


2. Habitually Driving With Low Fuel

You shouldn’t be driving around with 2litre fuel in your tank all the times. Be sure to always fuel up all the way at every fill-up to prevent forcing your vehicle to use the old, mucky fuel at the bottom of the fuel tank. This will lead to engine damages and clogged filters.

This makes no sense. You fuel pump supply line is located at the bottom of the tank, thats the only way you can still get fuel to the pump even when your tank is low. Think about it if it were in other other place, you will not be able to get fuel to the pump once the fuel fell below the level of the outlet. Therefore common sense would dictate that if your tank is dirty, you are going to get dirt in your fuel line whether your tank is full or low.

The first picture is a cutaway of the fuel tank showing the fuel pump assembly. 2nd picture shows a detailed diagram of a typical fuel pump assembly. As you can see, the fuel pump is located right at the bottom of the tank. if your sieve is dirty and clogged (i.e dirty tank), nothing can help you but washing your tank, full tank or no full tank.

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by RuggedArab: 11:05pm On Jun 18, 2019
cyberguy72:
Wetin u dey waka dey find for Midnight

I’m entitled to walk and drive around 24hours if I so wish.

Is it your “waka”

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by nauto11: 11:14pm On Jun 18, 2019
muibi1:
Make sure your car has fully stopped before switching to reverse cos it weakens the gear box when you switch from drive to reverse while the car is still moving.

I use to do this a lot, Thanks

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Defenderalert(m): 11:22pm On Jun 18, 2019
Very brief, concise and educative. Thanks OP. Na you be the man.

Stuff like this is what we.like to read here not dumb Ubunja miseducations worthless epistles of depression laced with homosexual intentions.

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by vampire2020: 11:24pm On Jun 18, 2019
Joromi12:
U said nothing new
as in eh grin
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Mulatta(m): 11:26pm On Jun 18, 2019
Spynaija:
Your vehicle is one of your most valuable assets. It ease your day-to-day mobility and of-course to some it’s a mobile office so you wouldn’t want it to breakdown at any point. So, today we’ll be discussing on some driving habits that are damaging to your car without your knowledge.

1.Failing to Decelerate at Speed-Bumps and Potholes

Speed-bumps, potholes, and other surface blemishes can be highly destructive to a vehicle’s suspension and undercarriage parts if you fail to reduce your speed while passing over them it’s important you avoid speeding over bumps at all costs, drive over them cautiously.

2. Habitually Driving With Low Fuel

You shouldn’t be driving around with 2litre fuel in your tank all the times. Be sure to always fuel up all the way at every fill-up to prevent forcing your vehicle to use the old, mucky fuel at the bottom of the fuel tank. This will lead to engine damages and clogged filters.

3. Suddenly Starting and Stopping

Whether you’re in rush hour traffic or in a hurry, you shouldn’t resort to sudden starting and stopping over and over again. This habit puts a lot of pressure on the internal workings of the braking system and rotors, and significantly increase fuel consumption.

4. Driving With Poorly Inflated tyres

Proper tyre inflation is very important to the overall safety and performance of any vehicle. Poorly inflated tyres aren’t only unsafe, they eventually cause other damages to the car. Always Be sure your tyres are not over or under-inflated by checking the levels regularly with a manual tyre pressure gauge.

5. Neglecting Routine Maintenance

Regular scheduled maintenance, such as inspections and fluid chances, this is very important for your vehicle’s safety, performance, and longevity. Endeavor to have your car Serviced to avoid unexpected breakdown.

Source: https://spynaija.com/2019/06/04/5-things-you-do-thats-destroying-your-car/

1. I don't stop especially when I driving a pick up truck, I hate speed bump
2.wawu
3.who those that, at stop light is when I usually remember to do small burn out to intimidate other road users
4. Inside life
5. Cars are my first love, would break up with my gf for a car

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Lucasino(m): 12:03am On Jun 19, 2019
Who has the idea of how much it cost to change Shock Absorber of Toyota Camry (Big Daddy) . .. I want to know the price range so mechanic no go chop me
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Alejobs: 12:20am On Jun 19, 2019
What can we do without reliable power really? We don't deserve this heat!
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by CaptainFM1: 12:52am On Jun 19, 2019
Aphroditee:
no bicycle talkless of car

When u finally have them,....welll, u have some knowledge now.
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by cardoctor(m): 1:21am On Jun 19, 2019
Very informative post. Nice one
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by habeeb246(m): 1:41am On Jun 19, 2019
Awe

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