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Help, My RAV4 Air-Conditioner is Not Blowing Cold

Dear Editor, October last year, I bought a 2007 Toyota RAV 4. Its air-conditioner was not blowing cold, whenever I switched it on and was told its gas needed re-filling. I got the gas filled, and it started working normally, but for less than a year. Few days ago, I found out the A/C had stopped blowing cold again. Kindly ...

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My Steering Shakes While On High Speed

Dear Editor, For some time now, whenever I travel on a long journey and I am on a high speed, making for instance100 kilometres per hour, I can feel my car steering shaking. I wonder if my steering or suspensions are having problem. I need your advice. Thank you. Mrs Olabimpe Fadipe olabimpeeedipe@hotmail.com Answer Dear Mrs Fadipe, Thank you for ...

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No light on Dashboard of My VW Touareg

Dear Editor, My car is 2002 Volkswagen Touareg. I live in Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State. I travelled for an about four weeks and when I returned, I tried to start my car the following morning, but it rolled a bit and stopped rolling, in which I knew the battery might have gone flat. I borrowed a neighbour’s battery to jump ...

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My Toyota Camry Vibrates After Repair

Dear Editor, Kindly  enlighten me on the problem I am having with my car, a 2003 Toyota Camry. The car has made 146,000 kilometers. Recently, mechanic worked on its clutch problem, but since then, I have experienced vibration whenever I start the engine, whether on gear or not. The problem was not their before the mechanic worked on the car. ...

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How to Protect Your Car from Wear

Why is it possible for two people to acquire cars of the same brand and model at the same time and one would wear out faster than the other? The answer lies mostly on driving habit as well as maintenance culture. No matter what brand of model you acquire, you can reduce wearing out your vehicle by imbibing the following ...

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Why Does my Honda Civic Drag on Motion?

Dear editor, My 2003 Honda Civic car (Automatic) has clocked only about 92,000 kilometres. But recently, whenever I drive it, I feel I am on low gear; it drags badly. Before I take it to a mechanic, kindly give me a clue as to why it is suddenly behaving like this. Is it a serious problem? Thank you. Sincerely yours, ...

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Should I Sell my Problematic Landrover?

Question Hello Editor-in-chief of Motoring World, I have a 2000 Landrover Freelander, which has been the most problematic car I’ve ever own. I wonder if it is the car or the mechanic. It started with overheating and they told me to wash the radiator, which I did. After that it will not start after parking it for some time and ...

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How do I Know My Car Airbags Are Defective?

Dear Editor, I am a regular reader of your very informative magazine. I drive a 2005 Honda Accord. I shall be very grateful if you will please respond urgently to this request. I read your recent report about vehicle recall, especially the point that vehicles in hot region like Nigeria may be affected and I am a bit concerned.  How will I ...

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Your Car is as Safe as Your Tyres

Whenever you jump inside your beautiful and valued car, always remember this: Your feet are off the ground. The only link between you and the earth are your vehicle tyres. To a large extent, therefore, your safety while driving depends on how safe your tyres are. Therefore, you are advised to take note of the following cautions and precautions. 1. ...

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How to Avoid Engine Oil Change Rip-offs

… Also do Oil Change by Yourself Before you take your car to the neighbourhood Quick-Lube you should know what to expect. There are oil change rip-offs out there you need to know about. There are also a lot of unnecessary up-sells that can be thrown at you during what you thought would be a basic oil change. If you want ...

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