Blog, Car Maintenance Tips
You get into your car and start it just like any other day, everything seems fine. But there is an unfamiliar icon flashing on the dashboard, then you think to yourself “What sorcery is this?”.

It’s just one of the many ways your car is built to communicate with you, in this case it’s a form of a warning light.

You might have a wild imagination of what the symbols mean, but who am I to judge? 😛

But here is a list to explain what each of them means and what you should do.

1. Failed Helicopter Design

check-engine-light
Severity Level: ΔΔΔΔΔ

No, you won’t be flying in your car. It’s the engine warning light.

This could indicate potential engine damage. You may experience some unusual complexity – for instance a lack of power, it is as if your car is limping caused by misfire, or the engine just doesn’t respond normally.

More likely than not, it could be as small as a faulty sensor in the car. You should get it diagnosed straight away to prevent further and potentially irreparable damage.

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2. Genie in a Bottle

oil-pressure-warning-light
Severity Level: ΔΔΔΔΔ

You won’t be making any wish come true. It’s the oil warning light.

This will light up if the oil temperature gets too hot, the amount of oil is insufficient or oil pressure drops too low. Inadequate oil and low oil pressure is something you want to avoid.

The oil pressure prevents it to be pulled by gravity to the bottom of the engine. Drop in oil pressure can be caused by a faulty oil pump, a leaking oil pipe or insufficient oil in the engine.

You should stop the car immediately and turn off the engine if you see the warning light. Check the oil level and top it up if needed. If the problem persists, give the professionals a call.

 3. Steamboat!

brake-warning-light
Severity Level: ΔΔΔΔ

Sure you wish it means steamboat time on a rainy day. It’s actually the brake warning light.

Your car’s brakes are the most crucial component of the vehicle. It’s likely that you left the handbrake on, just make sure it’s fully released.

If the light is still lit, it could be that your car is low on brake fluid or something more severe. Or it could be just the sensor is faulty.

A faulty braking system can be quite apparent. If the brake pedal is less firm and hits the floor when you push it, you should not be driving the car until it is fixed!

4. Robot wink 😉

car-battery-warning-light
Severity Level: ΔΔΔΔ

It’s the battery charge warning light, folks.

It is commonly mistaken to be solely a car battery issue. It’s actually a problem with the charging system.

It could be a faulty alternator, bad car battery, connection loss or damaged cable in the engine bay. When there is no charging, your car is running only on the remaining electrical power left in the car battery which runs out pretty quickly. Your car will just shut off while you are driving on a highway!

Affects of failure can be of many possibilities. Do not jump to conclusion but instead explain the symptoms to your car experts and make sure they check the entire charging system.

5. Samurai On-board

seatbelt-warning-light
Severity Level: ΔΔΔ

You won’t be killing any Bill. But you and your passengers should fasten the seatbelts. On some cars, this warning comes with a unpleasant noise too.

6. Satay Celup or Lok-lok

temperature-warning-light
Severity Level: ΔΔΔΔ

It’s not really something tasting great in your engine. The temperature warning light indicates that the engine is running too hot or coolant is insufficient in the system.

In worse case scenario, you will be left stranded with steam covering the engine bay. This could be cause by a malfunction car radiator or worst a blown head gasket.

Stop the car immediately if you see the warning light as driving hot for too long may lead to total engine failure.

7. You’re Drunk

traction-control-warning-light
Severity Level: ΔΔΔΔ

Nope, not guilty as charged. It’s the traction-control warning light. 

You’ll normally see this when the wheels loose grip, usually in the rain. Your car is giving you an indication that you are close to the limit of grip. Meaning you should slow down.

If it’s on constantly, it might be that the traction-control is deactivated. Deactivation could be by you switching the system off or by fault. If it’s the latter, you should get it checked.

8. Espresso Glass Empty

tyre-pressure-warniogn-light
Severity Level: ΔΔΔΔ

No it’s not your morning caffeine fix. This tyre-pressure sensor warning is more common on newer car models.

The system consistently monitors the tyre pressure and gives a warning when there’s a drop in pressure. Optimum tyre pressure is crucial for a safe drive, so do check and inflate your tyres whenever you see the warning.

9. Suicidal Smartphone

fuel-warning-light
Severity Level: ΔΔΔ

This is pretty much self-explanatory. When the amount of fuel left in the tank passed a certain level, the low-fuel warning light will come on.

When it comes on, you have approximately 80-100km of range, lower if your car have a smaller fuel tank. It is designed to give you enough warning to find a fuel station.

10. Acrobatic Stunt

glow-plug-warning-light
Severity Level: ΔΔΔΔ

If your car is running on diesel, this is the glow plug warning light.

Diesel-powered vehicles use compression and temperature to generate combustion in the air/fuel mixture. Glow plugs are used to turn up the heat and the symbol indicates a malfunction plugs or even the computer system that controls them.

Complications with glow plugs can induce early and late combustion, and the symptoms is a rough engine noise and not running smoothly.
These warning symbols are not challenge badges that you collect like when you were a scout. Take these warning lights seriously as you may not know what will happen to your car the next moment if you decide to ignore it. Download the CARPUT app for roadside assist for towing, car battery change, jumpstarts, flat tyre help and emergency petrol delivery.

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We are excited to announce that we are bringing back the Maybank QRPay campaign back to Carput! Together, Maybank & Carput will be offering RM10 off all CARPUT services until 31st October*!

CARPUT PROMO CODE ON MAYBANK APP: QRPAY

Download the CARPUT app today and request for a brand new car battery change at a discounted price!

*Terms & Conditions
1. The Maybank QRPay Promo is valid from the 5th of October till the 31st of September 2018.
2. The promo code value is RM10 per transaction.
3. The promo code value cannot be redeemed with cash.
4. The promo code is only valid for one transaction per customer.
5. Only a limited number of promo codes are available. First come first served basis.
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Blog, Car Battery Tips

If you know Amaron car batteries, you should check out Amara Raja’s new range of battery, Powerzone Car Battery.




PowerZone batteries inherit the credibility, technological superiority and high standards of customer satisfaction owing to its lineage of brand Amaron which is perfect for the Malaysian climate.

Now available at CARPUT to offer you even better options of reliable brands of batteries.

The new PowerZone batteries offer better performance with higher power output, higher reserve power capacity and higher CCA (Cold Cranking Ampere), thereby, enabling optimum power delivery at low temperatures.

The new range of leak proof & environment-friendly Powerzone batteries is preloaded with best in class vent design that is spill-free and easy to handle which adds to a whole new convenience.



If you are looking for a reliable car battery for Perodua, Proton, Honda, Toyota, Mazda and other major car make models, give this a shot! 

Sizes available are NS40ZL, NS60L, NS60R, NS70L and 70D23L.
All Powerzone car battery installed with CARPUT comes with 18 months or 30,000KM warranty (petrol) / 10 months or 20,000KM warranty (diesel).
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When the hotline rings, the customer service team is the first responder to all distress calls.

With the heart that puts a customer’s welfare first, Kaptens in the customer service team strives to make your unpleasant ordeal a little better. They are trained not to hear but rather listen to your needs.

Meet your Kapten CARPUT


Temperament: Guardian angel. Never gets angry no matter the situation.

Language: Fluent in Bahasa Malaysia, English and Tamil.

Shift: The night owl.

Kapten Sasi comes from a small town called Seremban. Every day, he travels at least 120KM (to-and-fro) to work on his ever-reliable motorbike.


Temperament: Friendly with a little twist of wit.

Language: English and Bahasa Malaysia.

Shift: Flexible.

Before Ivan joined CARPUT, he was driving for a ride-hailing company. He decided to be a Kapten because he could help even more people get to their destination safely especially drivers and passengers alike.


Temperament: Gentle and sometimes too timid.

Language: Fluent in Bahasa Malaysia and English.

Shift: Morning with an extra dose of coffee.

Kapten Ahmad may look young but he is a loving husband and a father. Though he is soft-spoken, his vast knowledge of cars is valuable when it comes to diagnosing a car problem through the phone.
Download the CARPUT mobile application to get quick and easy roadside assistance!
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Blog, Car Maintenance Tips
The first thing you should know is that a car battery’s lifespan is fixed and there’s nothing you can do to extend it beyond that. But, there are things drivers often do that cause the battery to die early. Learn how to care for your battery and be rewarded with a long battery life.

1. Limit short rides

Shorts distance trips prevent your car’s battery from a full charge cycle. Over the long run, this will reduce the charge capacity of the battery and its lifespan. Instead, go for a long distance drive once a week during the weekend to give the battery a full charge it deserves.

2. Once a month routine inspection

Battery terminals corrode over time, but keeping them clean from buildup is a great way to extend the life of your car battery. Scrub the terminals with a toothbrush dipped in a baking soda and water mixture. Then, using a spray bottle with cold water, rinse the mixture off and follow up with a thorough drying with a clean cloth.

3. Don’t use electronics when idle

Turn off functions like the radio or air conditioner when your engine isn’t running to put less wear and tear on your battery power. Extended periods of idling also can wear a battery down. And not to forget, don’t charge your smartphone before starting your car’s engine.



4. Keep Your Battery Tightly Fastened

A battery that’s not securely fastened could end up vibrating, potentially resulting in internal damage and short circuits. Have your battery terminal checked regularly, especially if you frequently drive on bumpy roads.

5. Check your car’s alternator

If your alternator is bad it will results in ineffective recharging of your battery and dramatically shorten your battery’s lifespan.
No matter how well you maintain your car battery, you can’t always foresee when it may die. That’s not a disaster because you can always count on CARPUT’s trusted car battery assistance if your car battery ever fails on you.

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Blog, Car Battery Tips
It is important to understand your car battery at the very least the common warning signs of a dying battery. Just keep your eyes open for these symptoms.

1. Can’t remember your last replacement?

Car batteries are the unsung heroes of the car. We never remember to check, service or clean them although it works hard starting our engines every morning. Car batteries, like any other car part have a lifespan.

A good rule of thumb to determine the lifespan of your car battery is 1.5x to 2x of the manufacturer’s warranty. For example, if your last battery change was two years ago on a 12 month warranty battery, your battery is probably living on borrowed time.


2. Check the indicator

Some car batteries have indicators on the top side of the batteries. Like this one – a red indicator means that the battery is healthy and doesn’t need a charge while a white indicator tells you that it’s weak and needs a recharge or to be replaced.


3. Tick Tock

Car battery not only provides the power to start the engine, rather, it powers all the electronics like your power seats, power windows, air conditioning and many more. So if your car battery is failing while the car’s switched off, it may reset the electronics and your clock will go back to 00:00. Also, check your lights! If it’s dimmer than usual, it may be time to call us.


4. Slow engine crank

It takes a lot of power to get your car started, and all that power is produced solely by
 you guessed it, your battery. If the battery is on its last legs, you may notice that the engine cranks more slowly than usual. Try turning the ignition key and feel how fast the engine starts up. If it’s slower than usual, you got to get it tested before you’re stranded in your dodgy office car park.


5. You’ve jumped it a lot already

If you have to jump your car more than three times in a single week, it’s time to replace your car battery. The battery no longer has the capacity to hold its charge.


Compare the most common signs of a dying battery

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Blog
We all spend our days driving over speed bumps and probably lost count when we get to our destination. Even though they are meant for safety purposes to slow down traffic in selected areas, some can be quite nerve-wracking.

Here, we list some of the typical speed bumps you’ll find on Malaysia roads and how each bump ranks in annoyance level.

1) The Bumple Bee

Annoyance level: ⊗⊗

Usually found around residential areas and less busy roads. Due to its wide and thick design, driving through it doesn’t cause much discomfort at a slower speed but speeding over it will definitely make your car fly.


2) Mini Bumple Bee

Annoyance level: ⊗⊗⊗

These are abundant in those lorongs where you take your shortcuts to avoid the traffic. If you overcome one of these, get ready for 10 more ahead.


3) The Rubber Bump

Annoyance level: ⊗⊗⊗

For those who like shopping malls, these are a common sight. This speed bump by itself is not a challenge but try looking for a parking spot in Mid Valley during weekends. By the time you find a vacant spot after going around 20 times, be sure to check your wheels if they are still intact.


4) The Royal Rumble

Annoyance level: ⊗⊗⊗

These are called rumble strips and they seriously do rumble your everyday life out of place. Driving through these feels as if your car is falling into pieces. “I don’t feel anything in my City.” Hold it right there, buddy. We are ranting on behalf the thousands and thousands of Peroduas and Protons out there, mkay. Peace.


5) The Let Me Cross Please?

Annoyance level: ⊗⊗⊗

These speed bumps act two ways; to slow down traffic and as a pedestrian-crossing. Not much of an annoyance but you’ll feel a strange feeling in your gut if you don’t slow down. Also, if you see any pedestrian attempting to cross, have mercy and give way lah okay.


6) The ‘Welcome’ to the Neighbourhood

Annoyance level: ⊗⊗⊗⊗⊗

This one, Mr D.I.Y. approves. The fact that these speed bumps are not installed by the authorities means that its physics are not regulated. You can almost feel the pain in your own skin going through one of these. Try to avoid roads and lanes having these around at all cost.


7)The Inverse Speed Bumps

Annoyance level: ⊗⊗⊗⊗⊗

AKA potholes. Plentiful on Malaysia roads but you’ve got to admit that these ‘bumps’ are really effective in slowing down traffics. A seasoned Malaysian driver, however, can skillfully avoid these easily.


8) The Combo

Annoyance level: ⊗⊗⊗⊗⊗

Don’t judge a speed bump by its hump, guys. If you drive towards one of these thinking it’s just a speed bump and never have you been so wrong. A not-so-happy-meal combo indeed.
Do you find speed bumps a problem in your every day’s drive? How do you deal with annoying speed bumps? If you can relate to this pain, share it with your friends!

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Howdy, Ipoh!

CARPUT has successfully expanded our service area to cover Ipoh and is ready to get you back on the road. CARPUT is a mobile application for car breakdown services. That means you will be getting reliable car breakdown assistance with transparent pricing in the palm of your hands.

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Why CARPUT?

1. It’s easy, fast and safe. 2. CARPUT services come with transparent pricing. 3. Well-trained professionals are equipped with the right tools to handle your break down needs. 4. 4.9 star average ratings from customers.

Battery Delivery to Your Doorstep


We deliver to many places in Perak including Tambun, Jelapang, Meru, Menglembu, Silibin, Sri Ampang, Gunung Rapat, Simpang Pulai, Penagkalan, Station 18, Bandar Botani, Batu Gajah, Pusing, Seri Iskandar, Teronoh and others.

Flat Tyre Rescue

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If you ever experience a flat tyre, we help you change to a spare tyre so you don’t have to get your hands dirty.

We have come a long way

CARPUT has successfully rescued more than 15,000 cars in Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bahru with the numbers growing rapidly every day. Look at these happy faces when CARPUT came to the rescue!     car battery delivery, carput. customer car battery delivery, carput. customer flyfm dj maggy

Here are what our customers have to say about our services.


Call 1800-1800-10 for immediate assistance or download the CARPUT mobile app today and be prepared for any car breakdowns! CARPUT services are available from 7AM to 11PM every day.

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Good news, Johoreans!

CARPUT has successfully expanded our service area to cover Johor Bahru and is ready to get you back on the road.


CARPUT is a mobile application for car breakdown services. That means you will be getting reliable car breakdown assistance with transparent pricing in the palm of your hands.

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Why CARPUT?

1. It’s easy, fast and safe. 2. CARPUT services come with transparent pricing. 3. Well-trained professionals are equipped with the right tools to handle your break down needs. 4. 4.9 star average ratings from customers.

Battery Delivery to Your Doorstep

mekanik CARPUT We deliver to many places in Johor Bahru including Pasir Gudang, Masai, Perling, Sutera, Skudai and many more!

Trusted Towing Services

towing service kl We partner with reliable towing service providers in JB so that you will not be a victim of towing scam.

Flat Tyre Rescue

change flat tyre If you ever experience a flat tyre, we help you change to a spare tyre so you don’t have to get your hands dirty.

We have come a long way

CARPUT has successfully rescued more than 15,000 cars in Klang Valley and Penang area with the numbers growing rapidly every day. Look at these happy faces when CARPUT came to the rescue!    car battery delivery, carput. customercar battery delivery, carput. customer car battery delivery, carput. customer  

Here are what our customers have to say about our services.


Download the CARPUT mobile app today and be prepared for any car breakdowns!

Enjoy RM50 OFF CARPUT services when 5 friends sign up using your invite code. Learn more here.

CARPUT services are available in Butterworth and Georgetown areas from 7 AM to 11 PM every day. Our services are also accessible at the hotline: 1800-1800-10.

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Accidents. Dead battery. Worn out tyres. Warning, warning and more warning lights. If you are a driver and have close to zero clues after reading the first line, read on (or just download the CARPUT app already) – because not all of us have a grease monkey buddy to get all those questions answered.

Chances are you ask a friend who you thought knows about cars better than you but they aren’t always available. Hence, we thought that the app should have something, something heroic. In this update (app version 1.8) you’ll find Captain CARPUT ready with some guides and tips that you don’t learn in driving schools.


What is Captain CARPUT? It is a collection of information that we think will be really useful for drivers and passengers on the road. It’s not an encyclopedia but we are pretty sure there is something for everyone. Here are the information that could help you on the road.

Dashboard Warning Lights


Probably our proudest ‘invention’. Have a hard time decoding your car’s warning lights? You just have to tap on the icon you want to understand better. No more flipping through the owner’s manual.


Each warning light comes with an explanation and the best course of action to get it fix.

Car Accident Guide


From the scene of the accident to getting your car fixed, you will know what to do to get out of that stressful situation.

Tyre Maintenance


Have no clue about tyre maintenance? Don’t sweat it because you will learn all about tyre maintenance under one tab.

Jumpstarting a Car


Jumpstarting a car is easy if you know the right step and having the right tools with you.
Have any tips or guides you would like to share? Hook us up and be part of Captain CARPUT. Download the CARPUT app today to access Captain CARPUT anytime at your own convenience!
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