Why Automobile Mechanics must use Quality Lubricants


Osita Aboloma, director general, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, sensitises auto mechanics and spare part sellers on how to prevent accidents by using quality lubricants 


The Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, has started sensitising auto mechanics, spare parts sellers on the need for quality lubricants and car disc break to prevent accidents. Osita Aboloma, director general, SON, said the initiative was part of efforts to bridge gap in information dissemination and creates standards to all.

The sensitisation programme was carried out around the Aswani Mechanic Village and its environs in Lagos. According to Aboloma, with the yuletide period, comes the get quick rich syndrome where people would peddle all sorts of products in the market for great financial reward, hence the need to sensitise and enlighten everyone on the need to be vigilant and not fall prey to patronising substandard materials.

He said the intention was to expand the knowledge of everyone on the hazards of purchasing and selling substandard products. “The aim of the sensitisation programme is to simplify the SON mandate and make its presence is felt at the grass root level.”

Aboloma explained that SON as a forward thinking organisation felt the need to enlighten all on processes and its mark of authenticity especially on how to identify substandard lubricants and other products that are used by them on a daily basis.

He said the mechanics needed insights on vehicle braking system, the different parts of a brake, how it works, types of break fluids (DOT 3, 4,5,5.1 etc) and how to choose the appropriate brake fluids for the different type of vehicle.

– Dec. 7, 2018 @ 11:59 GMT |

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