6 Must-Have Emergency Car Kit For The Season

December 19, 2017 / 0 Comments / 1020 / Blog
6 Must-Have Emergency Car Kit For The Season

Emergencies always arise in life and, most of the time, most of us are not prepared for them. In fact, some of us move on a one-way street, not expecting anything to stop us, until we are caught up in the deep end. When it comes to vehicle emergencies, a lot of people are always caught napping. While some people may probably be equipped with some basic car tools, not many are prepared for the unexpected. However, having a car emergency kit can help you get back on the road quickly, while not having one might leave you stranded for hours. What exactly are the basic kits you need in your car? Below are some of the car kits that would prove very handy in different emergencies, especially during the yuletide.

Flash Light

6 Must-Have Emergency Car Kit For The Season

Some of us will ask: what is the essence of a flashlight when every car has headlights and cabin lights? But what happens when the car battery runs down? What will you do when you’re in such situation? It, therefore, becomes apparent that this piece of item should not be overlooked. So, when packing, make sure you take your flashlight with enough batteries, just in case you want to change a tire or inspect your vehicle at night. This could make all the difference when the unexpected occurs.

Food and Water

Having enough food and water in your car is very important, just in case, there’s a breakdown or an empty tank. Any of these vices could leave you stranded for a while. So, it is advisable to store a gallon of water if you have enough space in your car. Then, avoid food that can spoil or melt, because you can’t tell how long the emergency will persist. In such situation, car owners are advised to stay with their vehicles until someone finds them. Having some food and water will be of great help here.

First Aid Kit

6 Must-Have Emergency Car Kit For The Season

This is a very important kit, especially when you have an accident and get stranded in a remote area or you come across someone or some people who have been involved in an accident. You might just be the God-sent person in that situation. While no one wishes for such incidents, these things do occur once in a while. And with the increased travels during this season, the probability is even more.

Car Tools Kit

This is the DIY kit. These tools are basically for handling routine car troubles and emergencies. Having things like a jack, spare tire, pliers, wrench and screwdrivers packed in the trunk of your car is a very good way to prepare for emergencies. So, if you don’t have them, it is advisable you get them.

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Fire Extinguisher

6 Must-Have Emergency Car Kit For The Season

This is one of the most ignored items when it comes to car emergency kits. There are four classes of fire (A, B, C, and D), and research has shown that fire extinguishers made for vehicles will typically come in two different dry chemical configurations (ABC and BC), to fight the different classifications of fire. According to experts, the class B fire involves flammable or combustible liquids, such as diesel, fuel, and kerosene, while the class C fire involves energized electrical equipment such as switches, panel boxes, and batteries. So, it is advisable to get a small ABC fire extinguisher for your vehicle.

Safety Boots and Gloves

Most people are never prepared for emergency situations in remote areas, especially with regard to what they wear. Some drivers wear flip-flops or high heels, none of which make for good walking. It is advised that you take a pair of boots and some work gloves (because car repairs can sometimes be hard on the hands). Adding a protective jacket to these, just in case the weather gets unfavourable, will mean you are even more prepared. While the listed items might seem very ordinary, they will definitely make all the difference when you find yourself stranded due to an emergency situation.

Treating Your Car Like A Baby Can Increase Its Lifespan!

November 7, 2017 / 0 Comments / 2046 / Blog
Treating Your Car Like A Baby Can Increase Its Lifespan!

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.

  1. Go For Best Quality Oils and Oil Filters

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.

Oil Filter

  1. Undertake Routine Fluid Checks

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.

Man refilling oil through funnel

Man refilling oil through funnel

  1. Don’t Drive Off Immediately

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.

Man cleaning car with clean piece of clothe

  1. Be Cool

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.

The 2017 Nigeria Men’s Fashion Week And The Echoes of A Huge Success

October 20, 2017 / 0 Comments / 1365 / Blog
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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.

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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.

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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.


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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!

It’s A Week of Men’s Fashion and Germaine Auto Is In The Middle of It!

September 25, 2017 / 0 Comments / 1173 / Blog, Fashion

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.

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How To Manage Your Car During And After A Flood

August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments / 2473 / Blog, Car Tips
Car tips during the rainy season

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?

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Top car 2019 Style – Rush

July 15, 2016 / 0 Comments / 1648 / Blog, Car Tips, Fashion, NEW VEHICLES, News 2016, News 2017, PRE-OWNED, Uncategorized, WPprado

Designed to traverse rough roads, the high approach and departure angles enable the Rush to navigate a variety of terrain.

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Highlander 2021 New Model

July 15, 2016 / 0 Comments / 926 / Blog, News 2016

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Corolla Release New Model

July 15, 2016 / 0 Comments / 1875 / Blog, Car Tips, Fashion, NEW VEHICLES, News 2016, News 2017, PRE-OWNED, Uncategorized, WPprado

First impressions are compelling. Responsive and quick to please, the Corolla effortlessly generates the power for driving pleasure, delivering subtly smooth and stable performance.

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Hilux Release New Model

July 15, 2016 / 0 Comments / 1484 / Blog, Car Tips, Fashion, NEW VEHICLES, News 2016, News 2017, PRE-OWNED, Uncategorized, WPprado

The strength of the Hilux lies in the vast volume of data Toyota has amassed in years of building reliable and rugged pickups.

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Porche Release New Model

July 15, 2016 / 0 Comments / 597 / Blog, News 2016

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