Monday, 12 March 2018

Why Ladies Love Guys Who Have Cars

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Just exactly the same way ladies tend to get into guys with huge level of confidence, healthy beards and strong muscles, that’s just the same way they love guys with cars.

The cost of the car determines the level to which they would be so much over him, regardless of his age. Being in possession of a car is seen as a typical symbol of status, power and influence, and these are some of those things every Lady wants in her man.
Although, ladies take self-confidence as an integral feature every man should possess when trying to pick them up. Since there is no constant measure for the level of confidence, therefore, ladies decide what makes a man really confident; which is basically material things (cars inclusive).

Another reason why ladies love men who have cars is due to the questions they answer from fellow ladies whenever any of them brings up gist about her man. Basically, one of the first questions that is being asked is “what car does he have?” Ladies believe the cost of maintaining a car is really expensive, thinking of refueling the car from time to time, and other maintenance embedded around owning a car; obviously, no poor man would ever want to own a car except he wants to go bankrupt.
And lastly, ladies always want to be sure of the fact that, dating a guy that owns a car saves them the stress of hopping from one bus or bike. They want to be transported on a seat that gives them comfort while listening to any song of their choice with the volume being increased to their desire. Everyone loves the feeling of a King or Queen.

Coupe vs Sedan, 6 Differences and Which One is for You

Coupe vs Sedan, 6 Differences and Which One is for You
Gas mileage and eco-friendliness are important factors for choosing a car, but the final decision often comes down to personal preference. The average car shopper has specific car features in mind when beginning their search. When deciding between a coupe vs sedan, there are a number of different features to take into consideration.
To assist you in answering the “coupe vs sedan” question, we’ve compiled a list of 6 differences between these car types, and included our bottom-line recommendations, based on each difference.
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  1. Number of doors
To most people, the defining difference between a coupe and a sedan is the number of doors that the car has. A coupe traditionally has two doors, while a sedan has four doors. This difference has become somewhat harder to follow in recent years, as many automakers have added a third door to the standard coupe or modeled the bodies of four-door sedans after coupes.
Coupes tend to have longer doors, which can make getting in and out of the car difficult when parked in a tight space. Having only two doors can make getting into the backseat or cargo area of a coupe more of an ordeal, especially for older drivers and passengers.
The standard size doors of a sedan, especially the two doors for the backseat, make the sedan easier to get into and provide better access to passenger seating. This is a feature that is usually important to parents with young children, whom they have to help in and out of the car.
Coupe vs Sedan: If you don’t haul around a lot of people or cargo, a two-door coupe that gets you where you want to go should meet your needs. If you have small children, older passengers, or frequently need access to items in the backseat, a four-door sedan is probably a better option for you.

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  1. Passenger seating
Traditional coupes have only a driver’s seat and front passenger seat, with no passenger seating in the back. Over the years, some coupes have evolved into four-passenger cars with the addition of very small back seats. Coupes that do have back seats typically have two bucket-style seats located behind the two front seats, instead of a three-person bench, which is found in most sedans.
Sedans have always had seating capacity for four to five people (back in the 70’s and 80’s, many had bench seats in the front, allowing for a total of six passengers.) Sedans allow for five passengers to travel safely and legally; squeezing a fifth person into a four-seater coupe is neither safe nor legal.
Speaking of safety, sedans tend to offer better options for child safety seats than coupes. Since the ideal place for a child safety seat is in the rear middle seat, and never in a front seat, a coupe is not as well-suited to transporting small children as a sedan.
Coupe vs Sedan: If you regularly drive a group of friends or kids, a sedan is the better option for you. If you drive solo more often than not, we think that a coupe is the way to go.

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  1. Cargo space
A traditional coupe has no more than 33 cubic feet of interior space. By definition, anything over 33 cubic feet of interior space qualifies as a sedan. Cargo (or storage) space is usually measured as the interior space behind the front seats.
Cargo space for a coupe depends largely on the seating configuration of the car. A coupe with no back seat may have a large trunk, and a four-seater coupe could have fold-down seats in the back.  Many newer coupes have an impressive amount of cargo space, including the Volkswagen GTI (22.8 cubic feet) and the latest Chevy Corvette (15 cubic feet).
Sedans have the practical advantage of having a rear seat plus a trunk, and many have fold-down seats that make for one large, seamless cargo area. There is also floor space behind the two front seats (two-seater coupes don’t have this). The 2015 Audi A7, which features a hatchback design, starts with 24.5 cubic feet of cargo space before the seats have even been folded down. The 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (also featuring a hatchback design) has 12 cubic feet of initial cargo space that expands to a whopping 49.5 cubic feet with the rear seats down.
Coupe vs Sedan: The sedan is the obvious winner in this category, but because every model of car is different, we can’t say that the coupe has “X” amount of space less than a sedan. We can say that if you find yourself regularly needing to transport large items or large quantities of items, a sedan is the better choice. Stick with a coupe if you’re only planning to haul your groceries or a couple of beach bags.

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  1. Personality
We’ve already established that a sedan is an ideal family car in comparison to a coupe. When we compare the difference between personalities of a coupe and sedan, we’re referring to the look and feel of the car.
Coupes are the typical single person’s car, with a fun, sporty look that says, “no commitments”. The three-door model coupe actually gives more credibility to the sportiness of a coupe, since the small door still doesn’t lend itself to being “family-friendly”.
Sedans are the typical choice of parents who are looking for lots of space and safety, and aren’t trying to make a statement. Car makers have gone out of their way to make sportier, sleeker-looking sedans in recent years (these are called “sports sedans”; the Porsche Panamera is a perfect example), but coupes are still the clear winner in the “sporty car” contest.
Coupe vs Sedan: If you’re looking for a car that reflects your own young, fun spirit, a coupe is the clear choice. If you’re looking for a car that matches your “play it safe” attitude, a sedan may be right for you.
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  1. Performance
With fewer seats and passengers, and (usually) a smaller body, a coupe is inherently lighter than a sedan, which results in the coupe having greater performance, even if both have equal horsepower. Smaller, sleeker coupes have a smaller turning radius and are more aerodynamic, which again leads to performance superiority over a sedan.
Not all sedans are created equal, though. BMW and Audi make some powerful sport sedans that compete well with a standard coupe. Even the four-door Dodge Dart comes in a GT model, which has a sport-tuned suspension that corners more tightly at higher speeds.
Coupe vs Sedan: A coupe will usually outperform a sedan in terms of power, but this one is really a toss-up. If a high-powered car is important to you, do your research to make sure you are getting the most for your money.

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  1. Insurance costs
Contrary to popular belief, sporty cars are not automatically more expensive to insure. A lot of factors go into determining the cost of a car insurance policy, many of which are equal amongst coupes and sedans. Only one of these factors is consistently different between a coupe and sedan: safety.
Because sedans are usually family cars, safety features and crash test results are of utmost importance to manufacturers. That’s not to say that coupes don’t go through rigorous safety testing; many simply lack safety options that sedans have.
The body size and design of some coupes make it difficult for manufacturers to include side curtain airbags or backseat airbags. Insurance companies take note of this when determining the safety of a vehicle. As previously mentioned, the seating in a coupe is generally not ideal for using child safety seats.
Coupe vs Sedan: A coupe could cost you more to insure than a sedan, so do your research and get a quote before making your final purchase. A sport sedan may cost less to insure and will still give you a sporty-looking (and -feeling) car.

Which One is For You?
Let’s take a tally of the six differences between coupes and sedans. Coupes come out on top in terms of sporty personality and performance. Sedans have more cargo space and safety features, which make them the better family car. Each has pros and cons when it comes to number of doors and passenger seating. To choose the car that is right for you, consider the benefits of each type of car and tap into your personal preferences. Explore all of your options (coupe, sedan, sport sedan, three-door coupe) and enjoy the ride.


Monday, 26 February 2018

It Is Medically Wrong to Use the Airconditioner Just Immediately You Enter Your Hot Car

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There are certain things which we do that gradually put our lives in danger.  Funny enough, a lot are not aware of some of these things; they are totally ignorant of it. This post is more of a corrective post for everybody. Always try as much as you can to keep the safe practices. It is not too late to make some changes.A lot of people die of cancer  all around the globe. Some of the exposure to cancer came from the car.
Roll down the windows to let out all the hot air before turning on air-conditioner (A/C). Please do NOT turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car. Open the windows after you enter your car and then turn ON the AC after a couple of minutes.
This is the reason for the above:
Materials used to manufacture certain car dashboards, door panels, seats, and other interior components can emit benzene.
According to research, the car dashboard, seats, air freshener emit Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin (carcinogen). In addition to causing cancer, Benzene poisons your bones, causes anemia and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure will cause leukemia, increasing the risk of cancer and also cause miscarriage. in addition to this, Benzene targets liver, kidney, lung, heart and the brain and can cause DNA strand breaks, chromosomal damage, etc.
In conclusion, when you get into your parked hot car, don’t go straight to put on the A/C. First of all, roll down your windows to let out the hot air in the car. You can afterwards turn on your A/C after a couple of minutes.
We are sure you must have perceived the smell of heated plastics in your hot car; it’s not good for your health.

Friday, 19 January 2018

TIPS: Does Running The Air conditioner Increase Fuel Consumption of Your Car?

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This post is not meant for anyone who drives a Rolls Royce or Bentley Continental GT.
If you drive such cars, I believe fueling your car should be the least of your worries. 
Does running the air conditioner increase fuel consumption of your car?

Yes, yes and yes! It does by 5-10%.
Why on earth will this increase the fuel consumption and make the car thirstier?
Let’s break it down:
AC requires power to run the compressor. This power comes from the crankshaft which is turned by burning fuel. There is no free lunch when it comes to thermodynamics… you pay for it. Fuel is the currency.

Some car user manuals will recommend you use your AC on the highway because it reduces aerodynamic drag.
If you want  want to save every drop of fuel, these are the things you should do.
  • Windows up
  • AC off
  • Sunroof open.
We would love to hear from you. Feel free to use the comments section.

Monday, 8 January 2018

5 Reasons Electric Cars Won’t Sell Well In Nigeria

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Electric vehicles are gradually becoming the talk in the mouth of all. With concern to the soaring gas prices and environmental friendliness, electric cars seem to be the answer. The Electric car is relatively a new concept in the automotive industry.
These EVs have their good sides; they are good in their own unique way. Be it as it may, there are several reasons it won’t be able to sell in Nigeria even though they are being sold out in developed countries.

Some of these EVs include Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric or Tesla Model S, Chevrolet Volt.
There are certain reasons why a typical Nigerian won’t fancy electric vehicles. They are:
1. The Range Anxiety:
For electric cars, you don’t just walk into your cars to drive; you need to do some calculations to know where and where you can go with the charges. After facing calculation wahala in school, you’ll  still have to do some calculations before you leave your house…that’s weird.
A typical Nigerian man is not ready to be doing this. It will be a turn-off.
2. No sharp sharp refill:
If you drive the conventional combustion engine and you’re running low on fuel, you just enter any gas station closeby and fill up. This won’t take much time (Except you dey queue for NNPC to buy cheaper).
The case is totally different for EVs. It takes time to charge. It takes up to 4-6 hours or more to get them fully charged. 15 minutes of charging will just add few miles to the energy bank. That’s sad.
A typical Nigerian man loves sharp sharp things.
3. Charging the EVs:
This will be a very big problem for Nigerians. All EVs need power to charge them and Nigeria as a country is already facing power issues.
Introducing electric vehicles will bring in more problems. EVs are not suitable for places having power shortage; Nigeria is not an exception.
4. They are relatively expensive:
This one na money matter.
Take out your time to check the prices of these EVs’ and you’ll see that they are on the high side. The more affordable ones fall under $30,000 to $40,000 price range, while the luxury models creep into $80,000 and above.
In Naira, we are talking of N10 million. An average Nigerian can’t afford this just to buy a car.
EVs  no dey like Tokumbo o 😄😄.
5. Maintenance issues:Electric cars won’t give much headache like their combustion engine counterparts; they don’t need engine oil, just rotate your tires.
The big question now is: what will you do when an issue arises?
It might be difficult to take it for repairs. There are not many experts who would be able to handle them.

Important Things You Need To Know About ‘Check Engine’ Light In Cars

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Check Engine or Service Engine light on the dashboard cluster of your car can be very confusing and can throw one off balance. This faulty light does not specifically say what is actually wrong with the car.
Unlike other lights such as Airbag Check light and Engine oil check light which specifies the exact problem, check engine is very much different. There are a lot of reasons why the light can come up.
As threatening as this warning sounds, it can be as unserious as a lose fuel cap and as well be as serious as a malfunctioning catalytic converter.

Generally, this warning light offers no explanation why you need to check the engine suddenly.
This light can come in two modes, the steady check engine light and secondly, a blinking check engine light.
  • When this check engine light is blinking
    The situation is usually a very serious one such as misfiring of the car engine.
    When the engine misfires, unburned fuel is dumped into the exhaust system;  this pushes the temperature of the catalytic converter to its breaking point.When the check engine light blinks repeatedly, find a safe place and park your car. Then organize an auto electrician to carry out diagnoses.
  • When the check engine light is steadyThis situation is not an emergency situation. You can continue driving but ensure you find out what the fault is as soon as possible.
    There are reasons why the check engine light comes up; they include:
  1. Loose or bad gas cap:
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    Loose gas cap can trigger this check light to appear steady on your dashboard cluster. This is regarded to be the slightest cause for the check light to appear.This gas cap seals the fuel system which makes it maintain the pressure in your fuel tank.Loose or damaged fuel cap will reduce the mileage of your car as well as increase the emission.When the check engine light comes on, the first thing advised you do is to pull over and then tighten the fuel cap. Replace it if it’s already bad. This could be a solution to the problem. After ensuring you have properly done this, continue with driving your car to see if the check engine light goes off.
  2. Bad/failing catalytic converter :
    The function of this catalytic converter is to convert the harmful gases such as carbon monoxide from your car into less harmful emission.A failing catalytic converter will affect the movement of your car; it won’t go faster when you step on the gas when the damage becomes severe.This problem can trigger the check engine light to come on.A bad oxygen sensor can hasten the failure of this catalytic converter.
  3. Faulty oxygen sensor:
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    When this sensor deteriorates, it fails to give the accurate reading of the air to fuel ratio. The oxygen sensor monitors the exhaust for unburned fuel.Faulty oxygen can cause the check engine light to come up.
  4. Faulty mass airflow sensor:
    This is another trigger to the check engine light on your dashboard. This sensor directs your computerized car on the correct amount of fuel to add based on the amount of air going to the engine.A failing mass airflow sensor would always give your car poor idling as well as stall your car.Have the sensor diagnosed and replaced if necessary.
  5. Bad spark plugs or HT cables:
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    As the fuel cap seal the fuel system, the spark plugs seal the combustion chamber.Spark plugs ignite the spark needed to burn the mixed air and fuel in the cylinders.Plugs fail over time and there is no way to avoid it failing.These are some of the reason why the check engine can come up.
    When it appears, have your car diagnosed in order to know what exactly the problem is. Remember to first tightening your car fuel cap first.
    You can as well as the comment section to share your experience or add yours to the points we already have above. We love hearing from you.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Nigerian Army Purchases Innoson Armoured Fighting Vehicles

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To actualize the commitment of encouraging local manufacturers’ participation in producing and developing military industrial complex of Nigeria, the Nigerian Army set up a partnership with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Compay Ltd - the first indigenous car maker in the country, located in Nnewi, Anambra State to design, conceptualize , produce and modify armoured fighting vehicles and other military equipment.
The partnership was officially established on January 2nd 2018 at a meeting between the two sides at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. The representative of Innoson Vehicles’ management was Dr. Innocent Chukwuma OFR - Chairman of the company and the Nigerian Army delegation led by Mr. TY Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff and Lieutenant General.

Mr. TY Buratai had a speech at the meeting and he gave his congratulation to Innoson Vehicles for enormous strides the company has achieved in producing various car brands recently. He also said that the nature of the meeting was to further formalize the partnership between Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company and the Nigerian army.
The Chief expressed his excitement and delight as he recalled the Nigerian Army’s patriotism in an effort to boost local businesses to request Innoson Vehicles to provide three vehicles at the beginning of last year. The vehicles were seen as durable and offered great performances as they were used in combat and showed their convenient, useful and comfortable features in military operations.
Based on that, the Army ordered more than 70 versions of the Innoson cars which were made in the North East for Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
He emphasized that through this partnership, the Army desires to promote the cooperation between the two sides in terms of designing, conceptualizing, producing and modifying military hardware.
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The Nigerian Army desires to promote the cooperation between the two sides in terms of designing, conceptualizing, producing and modifying military hardware
The partnership will be implemented on some specific areas including immediate providing 100 vehicles, supply of proper gear, chassis and engine needed for immediate repairs and modifications of armored combating vehicles in the North East Theatre of Operations, determining requirements for the production of armored fighting cars in Nigerian Army Central Workshop in Kaduna and strengthening the capacity of the Nigerian military to actively take part in the effective operation of these joint ventures.
In return, Innocent Chukwuma showed his pleasure that the Nigerian Army highly appreciated his cars and he praised the Chief of Staff for his great patriotic sense. He also made a promise that the company would support the Nigerian Army in finding better means for its troops and resuscitating its Special Vehicle Plant and Workshops.
Chukwuma also gave his gratitude to the Chief for the compliment and claimed that the company would keep improving and developing its capacity in producing vehicles. He further praised the Nigerian Army for the encouragement, showing the important role of the Nigerian Army in development of the nation by citing the fight against insurgency in North East in particular and Nigeria in general.

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The partnership will be implemented on some specific areas including immediate providing 100 vehicles
Prominent on this occasion was the handling and inspection of three new cars built by Innoson for testing by the Nigerian Army including IVM G40 Smaller Jeep, IVM Granite Pickup and IVM G80 Bigger Jeep.
It is noteworthy that in 2016, Innoson Vehicles and the Nigerian Air Force signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and promote joint operations to keep up the maintenance of associated Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) and the Nigeria Air Force Air Armament to let the Air Force constantly implement its constitutional obligations to the Nation.