What Is Hydroplaning?

What is hydroplanning

If you have ever felt out of control while driving your vehicle in wet road surface or through a large puddle, chances are you have experienced hydroplaning. Hydroplaning is when water separates your tyres from the ground underneath causing them to lose traction with the road. Your vehicle speed, tread depth, and water depth are […]

Keep A Safe Distance: Tip 06

safe distance

Keeping a safe distance is by far one of the easiest, yet most commonly broken rules of defensive driving. Even if you follow all of the other defensive driving techniques, you can’t possibly be a safe driver unless you follow this rule each and every time you drive. If you keep a proper distance from other drivers, […]

Stop on red

Always stop on red. The leading cause of intersection collisions is running the red light. Sometimes it’s a lack of attention to the road. Sometimes it’s glare from the setting sun. Sometimes it’s just plain hurry. The best practice is to slow down before each intersection, and evaluate the situation. Never race the yellow light. […]

Driving Tip 04: Always Buckle Up

Driving Tip 04: Always Buckle Up

Always, always, always buckle up. Many car accident fatalities could be prevented each year, by simply wearing a seat belt. More than half of the people killed in car crashes were not restrained at the time of the crash. Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to prevent death and serious injury in a […]

Driving Tip 03: Slow down

slow down

Slow down. Most of the fatal accidents occur due to over speeding. It is a natural psyche of humans to excel. If given a chance man is sure to achieve infinity in speed. But when we are sharing the road with other users we will always remain behind some or other vehicle. Increase in speed […]

Danger of overtaking on the road

danger of overtaking

OvertakingThis is probably the most dangerous manoeuvers that we do as drivers. Three conditions need to be met before overtaking: the vehicle must be capable of quickly responding to the use of the accelerator pedal the driver must be concentrating and the safety of the full overtaking manoeuver must be predicted by the driver BEFORE […]

10 road safety tips for Ramadan

10 road safety tips for Ramadan

10 road safety tips for Ramadan Stay safe on the road during the Holy Month with these helpful pointers. We say it every Ramadan – to be extra careful on the roads during the Holy Month as there usually is an increase in accidents – but in spite of the many safety campaigns and a […]

Is Your Spare Tyre Safe To Drive On?

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Is Your Spare Tyre Safe To Drive On? Have you wondered how far can you drive around on your spare tyre that you put on days ago when you got a flat tyre? Well, there are some things that you need to know about your spare tyre. A spare tyre, commonly called as stepney is […]

The danger of bad tyres

the danger of bad tyres

The danger of bad tyres. One of the most important aspects of a vehicle that keeps the driver safe is the tyre. When these have been created with defects, they may endanger the life of the vehicle operator. There are various types of defects that may cause a blowout or damage to the car if […]

GENERAL ADVICE ON TYRE MAINTENANCE

tyre maintenance

TYRE MAINTENANCE Tyre sizes, speed / load ratings must conform to the specifications in the Vehicle Owner’s Manual. Check tyres and rims for any accidental damage after impacting with potholes/curb stones or other obstacles in the road. Tyres, brakes, shock absorbers and rims should always be checked when servicing the vehicle. Vehicle wheel alignment should […]

Accidents Caused by Defective Tyres

tyre accident

Tires that feel fine can hide dangerous defects. If you have a faulty tire, even small moves can land you in a serious accident. Defective tyres can cause car accidents that involve: Tyre blowouts or tires that shred Tyres that fall off or away from the vehicle Skidding Crossing lanes Hydroplaning (skidding on water) Spinning Swerving […]

We now deliver to your doorstep

we deliver to your doorstep

ALFA TYRE PROTECTOR NIG. ENT. is happy to deliver your order(Tyre, Rim or Battery) right to your doorstep, or to any other place you wish. Our delivery service is economical, convenient and faster than you can imagine. All you have to do is let us know the address of destination and we will take care […]

4 easy ways to reduce tyre wears

4 easy ways to reduce tyre wears Change is inevitable. Traffic lights turn red, gas tanks go empty, and even the best tyres eventually need replacing. While tyre wear is perfectly natural, you can help extend the life of your tyres with these four handy tips. To help stop tyre wear in its tracks: 1. Adjust your […]

What makes driving at night dangerous?

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 Driving at night is sometimes unavoidable: it’s when you’re driving to the airport to catch the cheap flight, picking friends up from parties like a boss, returning home from a late shift. That’s why Alfa Tyre never has and never will have anything to do with curfews for young drivers. But it is a lot more […]

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES & SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

[COVID19-SLIP country=”Nigeria” covid_title=”Coronavirus” confirmed_title=”Confirmed” deaths_title=”Deaths” recovered_title=”Recovered” active_title=”Active” today_title=”24h” world_title=”World”] At Alfa Tyre Protector Nig. Enterprises, we value the life of our esteemed customers. This is an updated data of the daily figure of covid-19 in Nigeria and other countries. We made this bold steps to inform our esteemed customers on the need for safety. The […]

TOP 5 SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUNG DRIVERS

safety tips

As we resume from Covid-19 break, here are top five safety tips for young drivers 1. Resist using your phone whilst driving That text or call can wait. Don’t risk you and your passenger’s life by reading that text; taking your eyes off the road can cause catastrophic consequences. 2. Don’t be the show off […]

Advice on Corona Virus

As ever, the health and safety of  Nigerians remains our highest priority. It is no news that the mysterious corona virus is leading to deaths in other countries and fear, panic, terror, uncertainty in the minds of Nigerians. In the midst of all these, we urge everyone to stay calm, be positive and believe all […]

10 golden rules to staying on-track when you go off-road.

Not all gravel roads are created equal, but they all do present shared challenges you’re unlikely to face on the good old (and we say this with the appropriate amount of sarcasm), highway. So take note to make the most of your trip. Go slooooow. And keep your speed constant. It’s easier to navigate around […]

Safety Driving Tips During Festive Period

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Safety Driving Tips During Festive Period Its another festive season accompanied with busy roads and other road incidents. However, there are safety tips for drivers to adopt so as to reduce and possibly avoid any incident of road crashes. 1. Obey the rules of the road and carry your driver’s license with you. 2. Plan […]

Unusual car noises you shouldn’t ignore

Unusual car noises you shouldn’t ignore. Hearing an unusual noise when you’re driving at speed can be heart-stopping. Most of these noises are nothing to worry about, but some should not be ignored. If you hear any of the following, take action as a matter of urgency: 1. Knocking from the engine A knocking sound […]

Brake failure, top 7 causes

Brake failure

Brake failure, top 7 causes Brake failure in an automobile can be serious, and each year leads to hundreds of car accidents. Some of these accidents result in serious injury or death and in all likelihood could have been avoided if the driver had noticed the signs of brake failure. Let’s consider the seven most […]

Road Accidents in Nigeria: 8 Major Causes

It’s Alarming the rate at which Nigerians Perish in a road crashes Almost everyday, the media is awash with stories of road accidents that cost the lives of Nigerians and inflict temporary or permanent injuries on some others. According to figures by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), 10,050 people die yearly in road accidents. […]

Worn Tyres Could Put You In Danger

Danger of worn out tyres

Worn tyres need to be replaced as they can put yourself and your car in danger. One of the most common causes for car crashes in Nigeria is a defective vehicle, most of which is due to tyres not meeting minimum tread standard. You would ask though, how much does tread depth really make a […]

The Danger of Under-inflated Tyre

The Danger of Under-inflated Tyre

Are you aware that tyre issues can drastically hinder the performance of your vehicle and even pose a risk? Tyres are one of the most essential parts of a vehicle and the only point in contact with the road. This implies that taking good care of tyres is an aspect that must never be overlooked. […]

8 driving mistakes you might be making

8 driving mistakes

Most of us like to think that we’re good drivers. This is why it could come as a surprise to know that you may be making quite serious driving mistakes on a daily basis, without even realising it. This doesn’t mean that you’re a bad driver, especially if you’re observant, cautious and respectful of other […]

TYRE BLOWOUT? WHAT TO DO

TYRE BLOWOUT

A tyre blowout can be anything from frightening to potentially dangerous at almost any speed. We have put together a few simple guidelines and tips to follow when a tyre lets go. With all the advances in car safety standards and technology these days blowouts are now a rarer occurrence, but this also means drivers […]