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Tyre contains wear bars in the grooves of the tyre tread which shows up when only 2/32 of an inch (1.6 mm) of tread is remaining. At this stage tyres must be replaced. Tyres worn beyond this stage are extremely dangerous.

The maximum load rating of your tyres is molded on tyre side wall. Do not exceed this rating. Follow the loading instruction of the manufacturer of your vehicles and this will ensure that your tyres are not overloaded.
Tyres which are loaded beyond their maximum allowable loads for particular application will build up excessive heat that may result in sudden tyre destruction. Do not exceed the gross axle weight rating for any axle on your vehicle.


THE Managing Director of Bukkehave Nigeria, sole distributors of Renault brand of trucks in Nigeria, Mr. Bernard Horrocks has called on banks in the country to assist in the development of the local auto industry by providing realistic auto loan arrangement for those wishing to own a truck.
He disclosed this during an interview session in his office at Oshodi, Lagos recently. He said Nigeria is a poorly funded market “For players in the industry, the problems is not the unavailability of trucks but rather getting good drivers and financing. There is this huge problem of getting realistic loan from banks, and without basically having to pay cash for the trucks which an average Nigerian cannot afford. Banks wants 30% down payment and also charge 25% interest per year which is quite expensive”

He said this issue has always been the bane of the industry, according to him many customers who have tasted the efficiency of the Renault Kerax, one of the series being sold in Nigeria are always on the heat to have more but are constrained by plausiblefinancing arrangement because good trucks like the Kerax don't come cheap in the market.

Mr. Horrocks disclosed that at BukkeHave, there is a financing solution that charges a 1-digit interest with a 15% down payment over a period of five years. He added that Bukkehave does not just sell the trucks but also provide adequate technical supports to fleet owners and individuals in the area of training of drivers and in-house technicians.
He described the Renault Kerax as a truly Africanized truck with an extra fuel filter to guard against bad diesel “Kerax has an extra fuel filter on it because of the quality of the diesel being sold in the country; it is one of the trucks that are purely Africanized, so, it is designed for used in Africa, especially the unique ground clearance. It is 45 inches higher than most of its contemporaries with adequate power to dominate construction sites and the haulage sectors” he added.


THE 2013 Toyota Camry is no standout for design, but it's more than ever the sensible pick for those who value comfort, value, and frugality above all else.

Compared to both the previous Camry and most of its mid-size competition, the 2013 model looks a little more upright and angular. The corners have been sharpened to enhance styling and aerodynamics as well as give more interior space. 

Mercedes Benz E-class sedan …efficient luxury at its peakFor those looking for a well-balanced mix of drivability, luxury, technology and build quality, the latest E-Class is steadfast on virtually all fronts. The car firms up nicely during faster maneuvering and quick directional changes, exhibiting an impressive degree of balance and tenacity.

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the brand's premier mid-size offering, aptly bridging the wide chasm between the entry-level C-Class and the executive-caliber S-Class. The traditional 'four-eyed' headlight design has morphed into single units on each side, relying on LEDs to maintain that classic E-Class look, while the flanks are smoother save for the slashing swage lines that lend the big Mercedes a lithe, athletic stance.

The base E-Class 350s get a direct-injected 3.5L V6 engine rated at 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque standard. The E550 trims come with a direct-injected 4.6L twin-turbo V8 engine rated at 402 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. All engines are mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.


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