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Cooling system's Thermostat removal should be temporary, if necessary.

Cooling system's Thermostat removal should be temporary, if necessary.

Many people have asked whether it is good to remove the thermostat in their cars.
For fuel economy and engine longevity concerns, the best is the have the engine's Thermostat in place. This can make the rings still be in good shape after many miles.
Where proper maintenance of using coolant solution and replacing the coolant (causing severe rust and/or scale formation) and Thermostat periodically are not followed, as in the case of many users in Nigeria, REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT to protect the engine from catastrophic failure as a result of overheat. Thermostat removal should normally be a temporary measure till you can get the cooling system clean, get quality coolant and quality Thermostat. Thermostat removal can be done for the purpose of troubleshooting too and then returned back to..

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How to drive a manual transmission vehicle to save fuel

How to drive a manual transmission vehicle to save fuel

Manual transmissions are suppose to be more fuel efficient. From observations, for some, reverse is the case due to poor driving skill. Some drivers are guilty of gear overuse on normal driving conditions. Like keeping it on first gear for more than necessary.
- Smart use of coasting and idling on motion is a good way to save fuel with manual transmission.
- Early gear upshifts and overdrive use that is skillfully done can save fuel.
- On descents, you may start off with second gear.
- Unnecessary depression of clutch pedal should be avoided. Simply engage the appropriate gear for that speed so that when braking, the car can coast rather than idle.
- Do not rest your left foot on the clutch pedal while driving.
- Do not over fill the manual transmission fluid during maint..

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Tire inflation tips for safety and tire longevity

Tire inflation tips for safety and tire longevity

*Do not over inflate your tires, it causes tire deformation which may lead to tire burst, poor handling, bumpy ride, decreased braking, ABS malfunction..
* Do not under inflate your tires, it causes overheating due to sidewall over flexing, high rolling resistance leading to increased fuel consumption, tire burst,
*Cold inflation pressure is always lower when tire is cold than when  heated up. Always check your inflation pressure when tire is cold. Pressure can rise by up to 4 psi when tire is hot. There is about 1 psi increase in pressure for a 10 degree rise in temperature
*Tires require less refill when nitrogen gas is used in place of air. Tires have microscopic pores through which air can escape over time. With nitrogen which have bigger molecules than oxygen, tire p..

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Advantages of hybrid cars over conventional internal combustion engine only cars

Advantages of hybrid cars over conventional internal combustion engine only cars

Some people are inquisitive about what the advantages of hybrid cars over conventional cars are. The negative experience some previous and present users of hybrid cars have has contributed to creating phobia in even people who are yet to have a feel of a hybrid car.
Let me just list in bullet points some of the advantages of a hybrid car compared to its non hybrid counterparts. For example, camry hybrid versus conventional camry i4/V6. I am using camry as an example for this comparism because they are one of the the most common hybrids models that we find around and they also have the non hybrid counterparts. 
Below are some of the advantages:
- They are fuel economical especially for city driving. They cut the expenses on fuel to about half. For instance, a 2007 camry hy..

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