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What is lifespan of tyre (1)

The question that most motorists are asking is when does the car tyre expire? Car Tyres are manufactured by bonding rubber to fabric plies and steel cords. And despite the anti-aging ingredients mixed into the rubber compounds, there is a realization that tyres are perishable, as well as a growing awareness that some tyres will actually age out before their treads will wear out.

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Expect quality, affordable vehicles from Globe plant- Anumudu

The Chairman of Globe Motors, a leading automobile company in Nigeria, Mr. William Anumudu, has promised Nigerians quality and affordable vehicles from its stable when it starts rolling out cars from its ultra-modern plant in Lekki, Lagos by next month. Mr. Anumudu, disclosed in Lagos that the company is putting finishing touches to its assembly plant located at the Lekki area which has a capacity for 40,000 vehicles on completion and would generate employment for 3,500 Nigerians. Globe is investing about $150 million dollars in the plant..

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CVL supports FRSC expired tyre campaign with launch of Continental, GT

As the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, campaign on expired tyres gain momentum, Cambistry Ventures Limited, CVL, dealers in automotive products has come up with two world class tyre brands to save the situation. Managing Director of CVL, Sir Ikechukwu Okafor, said that it is regrettable the way and manner substandard tyres enter into the country and as a result his company, Cambistry, decided to introduce the world class tyre brands Continental and General Tire, both manufactured in Europe.

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Porsche new 718 Cayman ready for launch

Assembly of the new Porsche 718 Cayman is underway in Germany with the comprehensively redeveloped mid-engine sport coupé now boasting more power, increased torque, a higher top speed and a stylish redesign. Ahead of its arrival, the new entry-level model for Porsche is being produced at the brand’s historic headquarters in Zuffenhausen.

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NAMA boss proffers remedy for auto industry

It is my conviction the government is well aware of the positive and multiplier effects a vibrant auto sector can have on the economy. I believe they are figuring out how to assume ownership of the programme started by the previous administration and how to improve on it. This has taken the better part of one year without a formal engagement of the association of automotive manufacturers.

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Cross section of participants during a peace advocacy visit to Dadin Kowa Muslim Community, in Jos on Wednesday (30/5/12). NAN Photos

FRSC boss expresses solidarity with Muslims as Ramadan begins

Following the announcement on Sunday by the Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigeria Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Saad Abubakar 111 of the sighting of the moon of Ramadan in several locations in Nigeria and commencement of the Ramadan fast on Monday, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi has expressed solidarity with the Muslims across the country, saying his staff would be on duty to assist in effective traffic management during the one month spiritual activity.

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Kia sales up by 3.4% in May

Kia Motors Corporation has announced that its May 2016 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recorded a total of 261,269 units sold. This figure represents a 3.4% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015.

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Fuel price: Are SUVs disappearing from the roads?

The increase in fuel pump price from N86.50k to N145 may have led to the gradual withdrawal of most big Sport Utility Vehicles, SUV from Nigerian roads, and drop in sales of such vehicles. Vanguard Motoring investigation revealed that most owners of such vehicles now drive them occasionally to save fuel, while some have put theirs up for sale. It is a common sight to see most SUVs with ‘for sale’ pasted on their glasses even when they are being driven on the road. Before the increase in fuel pump price, use of SUVs was the trend but with the high cost of fuel, people are beginning to think twice before putting the vehicles on the road on a daily basis.

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How tyres can affect your fuel efficiency

When was the last time you checked your tyre pressure yourself? This is one very important aspect of the automobile that is often overlooked even when I should always be on your priority checklist as a car owner. Beside safety, your tyres are everything when it comes to your vehicle, and gas mileage is no exception. The rolling resistance of your vehicle has a direct effect on your fuel economy. The type of tyre you use has a direct effect on your fuel economy. Some tyres are better than others; some have less rolling resistance. You might spend more for better tyres, but in the end, you will likely come out on top based on your fuel savings alone.

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Toyota brand leads at LCCI award

Toyota Nigeria Limited, TNL, has dedicated its latest award by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, to its loyal customers across the country. Toyota won the ‘High Standard in Automobile Service award” at the event and was the only automobile company recognised at the ceremony. The annual LCCI award was attended by high networth individuals from the corporate world, who converged at the Muson Centre, Lagos, to grace the occasion. According to LCCI the award was instituted to recognise deserving sectors of the economy and 19 awards were presented to different organisations for standing out in their various sectors.

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Coscharis rewards customers with Ford Protect Package

Determined to make ownership of Ford brand of vehicles more rewarding and stress-free, Coscharis Motors, foremost Ford dealer in Nigeria, has introduced an incentive known as Ford Protect Package, FPP, for its customers. The company also officially introduced the 2016 models of the Ford Explorer, Figo and Ranger pick-up. The Ford Protect Package replaced the Extended Service Plan, ESP, and covers all Ford vehicles purchased from Coscharis Motors.

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