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Should I Buy a Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Ford Explorer Hybrid?

Source: motorbiscuit.comShould I Buy a Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Ford Explorer Hybrid?by on May 21, 2020 The popularity of SUVs has meant that more and more manufacturers are finding ways to keep ahead in the market. For many, this means developing newer, more efficient hybrid versions of their traditional models. Two vehicles worth considering are the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid. Both are popular options that have many similarities to consider. Should I Buy a Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Ford Explorer Hybrid? Some significant differences are worth noting, as well. We’ll be breaking them up to four categories to help you determine which vehicle is a good fit: safety, reliability, cost, and overall driving experience. Safety ratings: Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Ford Explorer Hybrid? Toyota received the 2020 Top Safety Pick from IIHS. The Ford Explorer received a good rating. The Highlander has class-leading safety standards like low-light ped…

Stop and Check your brake

Like every other system of the vehicle, brake is the most vital area that you should not overlook. As acceleration is important, deceleration to stop is also important.

5 Signs of a bad Car suspension system

Comfortable driving comes from a good suspension system, all the parts of the suspension work together to absorb the shocks that'll make you not comfortable while driving. A good suspension helps you have a greater control over the vehicle, avoiding any potential accident. Below are the 5 Signs that means your vehicle needs a suspension repair work1. Vehicle Pulling to one side while driving.Vehicle pulling to one side while driving comes from whether there'suneven tyre wearsUneven tyre pressureBad tie rods or steering rackStick brake caliperUneven brake forcePoor alignmentClose examination on your tyres will tell you if there's an uneven tyre wears, or maybe it's just an under inflated tyre. Bad tie rods or steering rack is detected by jacking the vehicle up and have someone to help shake steering while you bend down to check the allowance of either tie rod or the rack. If it's either  of the two, kindly replace it.
Stick brake caliper can result usually when you…

7 things to check before buying a used car in Nigeria

Buying a used car in Nigeria is a great idea towards saving money and aiming a maximum value of the little money you invested. But if care is not taken, you'll end up burning your fingers as what you thought was the best deal might end up being the greatest mistake you've ever made.

car makes clunking noise when backing up

Clunking noise when backing up? Or when you shift to drive, do you hear any shocking sound, as in something hit somewhere?  Check the following guides on what to check if you observe any clunk while trying to move, either front or back.

Vehicle ignition system and efficiency in driving

Vehicle ignition system is one of the major systems of the vehicle technology.
Today we're going to learn how new model cars become more efficient, more safe and more portable than those of old models.

Know Your Car

It’s a beautiful day outside. The sun is shining and the weather is perfect. You slide into your car, ready to start your busy day, when—uh oh!— your car won’t start.

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore.  Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown, says the Car Care Council. “Unusual smells can be the sign of serious, and potentially costly, trouble for your vehicle. By acting quickly and making necessary repairs, you’ll be able to breathe easy knowing there is no harmful damage to your car,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. The Car Care Council recommends a sniff test of your vehicle to identify any unusual smells, including the following six warning signs: The smell of burnt rubber could be slipping drive belts or misplaced loose hoses that might be rubbing against rotating accessory drive pulleys. Do not reach in if the engine compartment is hot.The smell of hot oil could mean that oil is leaking onto the exhaust system. To verify the leak, look fo…

Important vehicle maintenance tips

Vehicle Maintenance is the most important ingredient for a happy journey and a long life of your vehicle. A well maintained car would never desert you when you need it the most.

So here are some tips for a safe drive lifelong.

General Maintenance

Under this category we provide some simple guidelines to ensure that your vehicle doesn't have any problems on an everyday basis.

Engine Oil : To prevent engine corrosion, it is very important that the engine maintains the amount of oil it is supposed to receive. Negligence in this aspect will lead to a deteriorating engine performance, resulting in less mileage.

Lights : It is important for the lights to be properly focused, for your own and for the oncoming vehicle's safety. Travel on low beam so that it does not hinder your view.

Tyre Pressure : The required amount of air pressure needs to be strictly maintained if your car is to get the right mileage and pick-up.

Water: If your engine uses water for cooling, take care to ensure that it …

Eight things that cause black smoke from your car's engine

Engine of a car will exhaust a product of combustion, which, if all things being equal are steam and carbon dioxide.
Steam (H2O) and Carbon IV Oxide (CO2) are the product of combustion with traces of oxides of nitrogen and hydro-carbons in car's engine
Some of the unburnt fuel particles, will be exhausted as hydro-carbons, and excessive heat of the Engine will convert some of the available oxygen meant for combustion into various nitrogen oxides. Which, if present  in excess is harmful to our lives and the environment. 
Because of this, there is a legislation in the industrial countries on the amount of each of these substances to exhaust from any Engine that's built to work on public roads.
Car Engine manufacturers want to stay in business, and also want to obey the laws of the land. They started building Engines with devices that will help ensuring a near complete combustion to limit the excess hydro-carbons to the environment and also inhibitors that will limit the tempera…

How faulty ABS can stop automatic transmission from shifting

Your car's ABS system is a technology towards a greater safety and uptimum driving comfort.

However, it's malfunction can result to so many problems in the car. ABS malfunction can stop many other components of the vehicles from working properly or not even working at all. 
For example Toyota Corolla 2008, with electronic power steering and speedometer, if its ABS ECU is malfunctioning, it'll stop the power to the steering and the speedometer will stop functioning. The same things happen to All other Toyota vehicles from 2003 model to latest that are equipped with the ABS system.
What we're discussing now is about Toyota vehicles 2003-2012 that are equipped with the ABS system. This discussion also applies to Lexus vehicles of the same year as the Toyota mentioned
Here are what you'll learn  Technology behind Wheel speed sensorHow the wheel speed sensor can stop the work of the transmission overdrive. You'll also learn how you'll diagnose the faulty compone…

What To do If my car is jerking or goes off Everytime

That time you're almost ready for that important meeting, when that club is hot, when you are almost late for that important appointment, this car has started again. The car you've spent alot of money just for servicing a while ago. You're just confused!!!

Don't worry, let's check out may be we'll find some tips  here. This article covers some tips on the reasons cars go off, what follows every reason is the solution. Let's check out if you'll see something of help here.

My Car goes off while in traffic

This  happens when there's heavy traffic congestion, this fault is common with Toyota Engines.

 The idle speed continue to drop to as low as 300rpm till the vehicles eventually goes off . But after the  traffic congestion, it'll drive normal as if nothing happens to it. 
This is mostly caused by clogged (dirty) throttle body (the actuator) or blocked air filter element. 
With soft rag and paint thinner, clean thoroughly the actuator. If the air f…