Having a baby is one of the greatest gifts of life. The happiness and joy that comes with it sometimes cannot be described in words. The bond and love created by childbirth is seen when new mothers hold their babies next to their bodies, rocking them gently, singing or talking to them, and nursing them happily. Usually, it’s such a wonderful and amazing feeling. In turn, the constant and consistent care given to the baby ensures a trusting relationship and lifelong attachment.
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Even for inanimate objects, this holds true a lot of the time – the more you care for and attend to them, the better and longer they will serve you. Perhaps, one thing to which this applies so much is your car. How well you treat and care for your car determines how well it serves you. Even if your car is some years old, and has done over 100,000 miles, it doesn’t mean you should give up on it. Treating your car like a baby can make it thrive and increase its lifespan. Here are 5 ways you can increase the lifespan of your car.
Using a high-grade filter and high-quality synthetic oil when changing your engine oil can extend the lifespan of an engine. This ensures that the oil’s fluidity is maintained, and there is less possibility for it to break down when the engine gets hot. At the same time, a good filter will eliminate any unwanted particles from the oil. It is important to double-check to be sure that the products being used are appropriate for your car. The ultimate end result is that your car engine will last longer.
Driving your car for a long time without necessary checks on your power steering, brake fluids and coolant can be a problem. It is advised that every driver checks these every 20,000 miles. If they are gritty or smell burnt, it means you need a change of fluid. Also, if your orange coolant is now red, a fluid change is needed. Then, if it has a cloudy appearance, it may mean your engine needs to be serviced. The aim is to keep the engine as good as new.
Driving off immediately, after your car has been parked overnight or for longer is not advisable. The period the car has been parked has made the oil settle in the oil pan, leaving the moving parts of the engine without lubrication. It is advisable to wait 30 seconds or more to allow the car warm up without revving the engine. This will allow the oil pump, so the engine can function perfectly.
4.Ensure Consistent Body Hygiene
Washing and waxing your car regularly can extend its life. Stormy and harsh weather, for instance, can break down a car’s body. Moody road can even affect the brakes. It is wise to drive your car in for an underbody wash to limit the damage caused by the moody road. Consistent body hygiene will keep your car from rusting.
Constant stressing of your car can take it off the road long before you know it. A typical example is – you don’t need to accelerate from zero to 60 in record time or stomping on the brakes at every light. These and other such actions don’t make you a better driver; they only reduce the lifespan of your car. So, play nice when driving your car and give it the care it deserves.
In essence, if you take the time to keep up with the regular checks and treat your car like a baby, your car will ‘love’ you back and give you more than you can imagine.
Against the backdrop of the heightened anticipation and preparation that preceded the Nigeria Men’s Fashion Week 2017, we are proud to announce that the three-day event, which held from the 13th to 15th October 2017, was all we hoped for and even more.
Each day of the fashion week brought with it unforgettable moments, which ended in grand style on Sunday 15th October 2017, at the Germaine Auto Center, 4th Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The massive turn out from fashion lovers, within the home front and abroad, who came out in their eccentric and Afrocentric attires, once again put Nigeria at the forefront of the global fashion arena, reiterating the commitment of Africans to redefining world fashion.
Kick-started by a Black Carpet Reception, the event was graced by celebrities and fashion aficionados who were decked in tasteful attires, alongside models cum contestants for the Mr Universe Nigeria, who all expressed optimism in winning the coveted crown.
The event was anchored by the crazy Denrele Edun himself, and was filled with celebrities like Mai Atafo, Jon Ogah, Ono Bello, Beverly Osu, to mention just a few. The Runway Moments, which saw major brands like the delectable Oluwatoyin Okoro (all the way from the US), Maxivive, 2107 Couture, 1407, Shop One Tribe, Walker Designs, and a host of others showcasing their best designs, was equally satisfying to watch.
There was no dull moment as contestants stylishly walked the runway in their different attires, ranging from costumes, swim wears and casuals, right down to dapper suits.
The Nigeria Men’s Fashion Week was crowned with The Man Awards, which was met with heightened emotions, as winners in each category excitedly expressed gratitude for being nominated and selected as the deserving winners of the various awards. Some of the winners include SpiceTv, Reo Rules of Coz Bags, Ono Bello and Complete Mag, to mention a few.
Despite the fact that all other contestants put their best foot forward, and the competitiveness of it all, the event ended with Mr. Ogun, @kokowalker clinching the crown and becoming Mr Universe Nigeria, 2017.
We will like to give kudos to the organizers, sponsors and partners who came together to ensure that the show was executed seamlessly. The Nigeria Men’s Fashion Week 2017 went down as one event to remember, with its huge success raising the stakes for the 2018 edition!
Long gone are the days when fashion and style was considered as more of a thing for women. The menfolk are now pulling strong when it comes to a sense of fashion and style. Though women fashion and accessories to a great extent, dominate the fashion world, over the years, men’s fashion is taking a fair share of the chunk, with fashion weeks being dedicated to men in different parts of the world.Read more
The rainy season is often associated with flooded roads. Then, there’s also the car damaging potholes and manholes filled with water that could result in serious harm if not properly managed. It is often advised that motorists apply serious caution when conversing through highways during the rainy season to reduce the event of an accident. But, what do you do when you have to drive through flooded streets?Read more