Car Maintenance Tips For a Smooth Road Trip

If you travel often with your car, whether for leisure or for business, it must always be in top shape. This is to avoid mechanical issues during your trip. If this happens, you have already ruined your travel. At this point, it is important to be aware of how to maintain your car for a smooth and exciting road trip. Jumia Travel, the leading online booking agency shares some of these car care hacks.

Know your car

The best time to understand your car is when everything is going as it should, before your travels. It’s essential to know what all the parts look, sound, and perform like when they are operating correctly. Where do the fluids go and why, and what happens if the fluids aren’t there?

Don’t leave home without the owner’s manual

Every car comes with an owner’s manual. The owner’s manual will offer recommended maintenance schedules and specifications for all parts of your car. It will also tell you about those fluids (antifreeze, power steering fluid and, coolant) and the right amounts and what to look for.

Periodic physical inspection

Do not wait until your car breaks down before you perform a visual inspection. A quick walk-around your car from time to time is always a good idea. You should look in the car as well as under the car. You find a leak and this can be a signal that something is wrong.

Regular oil replacement

Oil changes are important for optimal engine performance. Endeavour to follow the suggestions of the manufacturer on the type of oil and frequency recommended for changing the oil. If you aren’t sure on the timing, you can also visually inspect it yourself.

Know what to leave to experts

Unless you are a car guru, then you are strongly advised to leave some maintenance items to the experts. This includes changing the oil, replacing the spark plugs, checking the brakes, and getting your tires rotated, balanced, and aligned. These experts have the tools, the facilities, and the knowledge to complete these tasks quickly and efficiently.

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Number Of Tourist Arrivals to Nigeria Up 50% In 2016

The number of tourists who visited Nigeria in 2016 was up 50 percent, higher than any other time, according to figures gleaned from knoema.com

“Nigeria number of arrivals was at level of 1.89 million in 2016, up from 1.26 million previous year; this is a change of 50.52 %.”

International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period note exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited.

(Independent)

10 things that could led to accidents

Knowing the things that could potentially cause Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) helps to reduce your chances of getting involved in them.

Here are 10 of them.

1. Lack of road signs.

2. Overflow of water from gutters and drainage systems.

3. Oil spill.

4. Pot holes.

5. Bad roads.

6. Heavy rains.

7. Bad weather conditions.

8. Ignoring traffic rules.

9. Distracted drivers.

10. Faulty vehicles.

Courtesy Call to the FRSC

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

Yesterday, the FRSC Endorsed and are official partners of TRASMIN and all her activities in Akwa Ibom State?

The Sector Commander, FRSC Akwa Ibom State Command and his team will be representing the Corps Marshal FRSC, to sensitize, listen and answer all your questions about the activities of the FRSC in Akwa Ibom State Transport Sector, at the TRASMIN’s 1st annual travellers sensitization and mediation/transport stakeholders workshop,

Theme; “ACHIEVING EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THROUGH TRAVELERS – OPERATORS PARTNERSHIP.”

Date: 16th – 17th May, 2018.
Venue: Barth Ebong Hall, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Time: 10am daily!

 

TRASMIN Workshop: 9 Days to go

Nine days till the TRASMIN’s 1st annual travellers sensitization and mediation/transport stakeholders workshop, theme; “ACHIEVING EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THROUGH TRAVELERS – OPERATORS PARTNERSHIP.”

Date: 16th – 17th May, 2018.
Venue: Barth Ebong Hall, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Time: 10am daily!

What are your questions?
What are your complains?
What are your fears and insecurities?
What bills do you believe will impact positively on travellers and the transport sector if passed into law by our legislators?
What will you change in Akwa Ibom State Transport system if you had the power?

Come unto TRASMIN, all ye travellers that are weak and heavy laden, and ye shall find rest!!

Invited to reason with you and answer all your questions at the workshop are;

• The Honorable Commissioner For Transport and Petroleum Resources, AKS.
• Honourable Members, Akwa Ibom State House Of Assembly.
• All Local Government Chairmen in AKS.
• Nigerian Association Of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), AKS.
• Nigerian Association Of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), (CRS).
• Nigerian Union Of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), AKS.
• Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), AKS.
• Nigerian Police Force (NPF), AKS.
• United Nations (UN)
• Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), AKS.
• The Vice-Chancellor, University Of Uyo.
• Airlines operating in Akwa Ibom State.
• Transport companies operating in Akwa Ibom State.
• Tricycle Association of Nigeria (TOAN), AKS.
• Motorcyclists Association of Nigeria AKS.
• Transport Officers in All Local Governments in Akwa Ibom State.
• The Directorate of Transport, Students’ Union Government (SUG), Uniuyo.
• The general public.

This is your chance to change.
BE THERE!!!!!

TRASMIN: Nigeria’s first transport hub

DID YOU KNOW…

That lack of sensitization and synergy between travellers and transport operators in Nigeria are contributory factors to the sector’s mishap?

Imagine an online community, where all your reports, grievances and opinions are noted and acted upon.

www.trasmin.org is Nigeria’s first travellers hub. An online platform created by TRASMIN for all Nigerian travellers to share their views and observations, imperative to improve the transport sector.

What transport challenges do you have in your neighbourhood?
Is there a bad and abandoned road that is ruining lives and businesses?
How is the road security in your area?
Were you rightly served by your transport service provider on your last trip?
How can you describe the services of the uber, taxi or keke NAPEP in your city?
What’s the traffic situation on the road you’re on?
What road crash would you want to report to the intervention of the TRASMIN road crash victims rescue team (RCVRT)?
Do you seek up to the minute transportation-related news in Nigeria and from around the world?
Would you want to know the traffic situation of a busy road you intend to ply?
Are you unsure which transport company to patronise and get value for your money?

Sign up on www.trasmin.org
Share your experiences to the benefit of other travellers, while you benefit from theirs.
Let your shared experiences, serve as a warning or recommendation to other travellers.
Let your experiences serve as an action call to the appropriate authorities, to fix that bad road, improve the poor customer service, dearth of infrastructure and facility at that motor park, airport or train station.

Do you want a change? Speak out now!
www.trasmin.org, giving the Nigerian traveller a voice to effect change!!
Sign up now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ROAD CRASH VICTIMS RESCUE (RCVR)

WHAT IS ROAD CRASH VICTIMS RESCUE (RCVR)?

It Is A Social Intervention Programe By TRASMIN, To stand In The gab For Vulnerable Road Crash Victims In Nigeria, Starting In Akwa Ibom State.

It Is Our Believe That Most Road Crash Victims Die, Or Succumb To Deteriorating Injuries, Which Become Permanent Disabilities, Due To Unavailability Of Funds To Access Immediate Medical Attention.

While Some Of Us Have Savings For Unforseen Emergencies, Some of Us Can Barely Foot Basic Needs And Consequently Helpless In The Face Of Unexpected Tragedies.

To This End, TRASMIN Seeks To Raise Funds In The Event Of Her

COME LET’S RAISE FUNDS TOGETHER, TO SUPPORT AND SAVE THE LIVES OF THE POOR AND VULNERABLE AMONG US!!

fund raising had since begun. You can make your donations in person at, or before the event, or with the bank details below;

Bank Name; First bank
Account Name; Travelers Sensitization And Mediation Initiative.
Account Number; 2032874017

Contact Us;
FB: trasmin.org
Instagram; @thetrasmin
@teamtrasmin
@ima_obong_uboh
Twitter: @thetrasmin
Phone:08038969518, 0705 350 0358, 0817 494 1943, 0812 262 6700
Website: www.trasmin.org

There Is Always Some thing You Can Give!!

Here’s one way you could treat body odour

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

Rubbing someone else’s armpit sweat on your armpit can treat your body odour?

For an unlucky few, no matter how much they bathe or use deodorant, the pungent stench of smelly armpits can’t be masked. All they need is a liberal splash of someone else’s armpit sweat, on theirs.

Body odour has been one of the leading causes of discomfort and crisis among travelers. With many travelers complaining, or reacting to overwhelming odour from co passengers or transport operators (drivers and conductors).

According to new research from the University of California, San Diego, rubbing the sweat of a more fragrant family member into your armpits could actually reduce body odour.

The lead author of the study, Dr Chris Callewart, found that by replacing strong-smelling armpit bacteria with some that doesn’t smell as bad, your armpits are tricked into breeding nicer smelling bacteria.

This is called bacteria transplant.

To test the theory, Dr Callewart took two identical twins – one of whom suffered from bad body odour, while the other had little to no smell.

The twin without odour issues was instructed not to wash for four days, so he could produce as much of his own less-smelly bacteria in his armpits as possible.

Meanwhile, the twin with body odour was told to wash himself thoroughly using antibacterial soap, so his armpits were as fresh and clean as possible.

Dr Callewart then rubbed the sweat of the twin without body odour into the armpits of the other.

The result? The bad-smelling twin’s odour problem all but disappeared and the researchers report that this effect has lasted for well over a year now.

The same experiment has since been performed on 17 more pairs and found that all but one of the body odour sufferers experienced a vast reduction in body odour after just one month.

Now, the team is trying to cultivate its own universal bacteria instead of using the ones in the sweat from relatives.

Other ways of combating body odour include;

Eating less fast food.
Eating more vegetables and less meat.
Maintaining a healthy weight.
Avoiding polyester clothing.
Shaving your armpits.

For more travelers sensitization and mediation, plan to attend the TRASMIN 1st annual travelers sensitization and mediation/transport stakeholders workshop, theme; “ACHIEVING EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THROUGH TRAVELERS – OPERATORS PARTNERSHIP.”

Date: 16th – 17th May, 2018.
Venue: Barth Ebong Hall, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Time: 10am daily!

Contact Us;
FB: trasmin.org
Instagram; @thetrasmin
@teamtrasmin
@ima_obong_uboh
Twitter: @thetrasmin
Phone:08038969518, 0705 350 0358, 0817 494 1943, 0812 262 6700
Website: www.trasmin.org

About The Zebra Crossing

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

Zebra crossing is a type of pedestrian crossing? It’s distinguishing feature is alternating dark and white stripes on the road surface, resembling the coat of a zebra.

As a driver, once pedestrians step on the Zebra crossing, you are to slow down and wait till they cross over because, zebra crossing typically gives priority to rights of way to pedestrians.

It is therefore advised that drivers slow down while approaching zebra crossing, to avoid a sudden break in motion that can consequently scare road users or result in a road crash.

Traffic laws defaulters do not only face the wrath of the law, but contribute to the rate of road crash and traffic related fatalities.

Travel smart!
Be responsible for your safety and the safety of others!

For more travelers sensitization and mediation, plan to attend the TRASMIN 1st annual travelers sensitization and mediation/transport stakeholders workshop, theme; “ACHIEVING EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THROUGH TRAVELERS – OPERATORS PARTNERSHIP.”

Date: 16th – 17th May, 2018.
Venue: Barth Ebong Hall, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Time: 10am daily!

Contact Us;
FB: trasmin.org
Instagram; @thetrasmin
@teamtrasmin
@ima_obong_uboh
Twitter: @thetrasmin
Phone:08038969518, 0705 350 0358, 0817 494 1943, 0812 262 6700
Website: www.trasmin.org