Blog, Car Battery Tips
If you are searching for Eco Idle car battery, this is probably your first car with the Idle Start-Stop function right? Either the new elegant Perodua Myvi or the Bezza Advance. Yup you are at the right place. In this article, we will briefly explain what is the Eco Idle system and why does it need a different type of battery to operate (and why is it more expensive!).

As a car owner, it is definitely crucial for you to understand how it works so that you may be able to diagnose any issue if anything were to happen in the future. Let’s get started!

Eco Idle System, What It Is?


Eco Idle is Perodua’s term for Start-Stop System, but don’t confuse it with your push start button. That is not a start-stop system (although ‘start stop’ is written on top of the button). Start Stop system is a system where when your car idles (complete stop), stopping at a traffic light for example, the engine will shut off momentarily and it will automatically restart when you release the brakes.

Push start vs start stop

The system is meant to save petrol while your car is not moving. Such a great thing to have in a Perodua car! This technology is usually available only in a >RM100k worth of car. Even the Malaysian’s favorite Honda Civic does not offer this function. You should be proud to have it.

But of course, it comes with a setback. Your car starts more often than a normal car!

With a normal car, you probably start the car in the morning for work, going out for lunch, and traveling back to your home. That is 3-4 times a day. But with the Eco Idle system, your car engine would be restarted on every traffic light stop and even standstill traffic. Instead of 3-4 times, the battery will be used to start the car 10-15 times a day!

That is why the normal battery is not sufficient to support the Eco Idle system. It will damage the battery much sooner. As for this reason, you would need a different type of battery which is called Enhanced Flooded Battery (EFB).

The EFB type battery is slightly advance technology that supports more usage cycle, suitable with the Eco Idle system.

Looking for a EFB battery for you Perodua Myvi / Perodua Bezza? We sell it at a cheaper rate than service centers! With FREE delivery and installation to your location.

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Blog, Car Battery Tips, Car Maintenance Tips

Ever find yourself with a dead car battery issue? Works just fine yesterday and suddenly your car couldn’t start?

Yup, we have all been there once. And just like you, as someone who knows nothing about car, this problem leaves us all in confusion as to what’s going on with the car. And the worst part, majority of us do not know/save any contact of a foreman. End up calling some friends to help us diagnose the issue. 

Even if you manage to get a contact, usually local workshops operates from 9AM until 6PM. If you have a breakdown early in the morning or later at night, you probably won’t be able to get any help anytime soon. Been there, done that.

So today we are going to share with you some tips on getting a temporary fix for this issue.


How To Revive a Dead Car Battery

1. Check Battery Terminal Connections

The first thing that you want to do is to check the terminal connection. Make sure the connections are tight and well connected. Try to move the connection,if it’s movable (can be rotated), means the connection are not perfect.

While doing this, make sure you have switched off your car and to be safe, keep the keys with you. 

2. Clean Up Battery Terminal

Clean up any sulfation or dirt to make sure the contact are perfect and ensure efficient power supply. Again, make sure your cars are switched off.

3. Attempt a ‘Jumpstart’

Perform a jumpstart if you have the necessary equipment and tools. Else, try to get help from a neighbour or nearby friends.

Few things that you may need to be really careful with :

– Make sure the it is being done with the right sequence.
– Ensure the ‘donor’ battery size/capacity is bigger than the ‘dead’ battery
– Once done, let you engine runs for 20-30 minutes to recharge your battery
– For cars with a lot of electronics part and features, seek a professional assistance (such as CARPUT)

Langkah langkah jumpstart bateri kereta

Causes of Dead Car Battery

1. Reaching It’s Limit

Do you know, an average lifespan of a normal maintenance free car battery is around 1.5-2 years. With a better care, you may extend it’s lifespan up to 2-3 years. But that’s about it. The plates will have lower holding capacity and eventually will need a new replacement.

But in case it dies off earlier, don’t forget to claim for warranty. Most battery manufacturer provide a warranty period of at least 12 months (or 25,000 KM mileage). If it’s faulty within the warranty period, you may claim to get a new battery replacement. (psstt, CARPUT warranty period is up to 18 months!)

Car Battery Price Malaysia 2020

2. Forgot To Switch Off Lights

Not just the headlights, sometimes we make some mistake such as not closing the door tight enough, causing the interior light to be left switched on for the entire night. This will drain out the battery.

As for this type of cases, you may not need to change your battery yet. Try to jumpstart and have your car running to recharge the battery with your car alternator. Then only you try to switch off and start again. If failure, probably your battery needs replacement as it no longer able to hold charge.

3. Alternator Did Not / Low Charge

One of another common issue is alternator. The function of a car alternator is to charge your car battery while the engine is running. For older cars, some alternator may need to be replaced. It does not charge as efficient, thus causing the car battery to be always in a lower charged. 

If your alternator is faulty, a jumpstart won’t solve your issue. Your car will dies off while you are driving. If you are facing such issue, it is advised for you to call you car insurance and get your car towed to a nearby workshop. In case your car is under a 3rd party insurance with no towing coverage, you can try to check with our price. 



Signs of a Weak Car Battery

 

1. Dimming Headlights

You may be able to notice that your headlights are a little bit dimmer than usual. But it may not be too obvious unless you are particular to changes and details.

2. Weak Crankings

You may face a difficulty in cranking your engine. It may sounds a little bit weaker than usual. Yup, that’s your battery in low health/charge.

3. Sulfication on Terminals

Sulfication is another sign of a weakened car battery,


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Blog, Car Maintenance Tips
Apa perkara pertama yang anda buat sebaik sahaja anda nampak meter minyak berkelip? Ada beberapa jenis pemandu yang boleh kita kasifikasikan dalam kes ini.

Ada jenis pemandu yang terus mencari stesen minyak berdekatan. Kalau atas highway, sanggup exit.

Ada juga jenis pemandu yang tak pernah kenal erti minyak berkelip. Asal tinggal 1 bar saja, terus isi penuh.

Tapi, 

Ada juga jenis pemandu yang bila minyak berkelip, kalau boleh dia nak bawa kereta sampai tangki minyak kering. Baru nak isi.

Anda golongan yang mana? Sekiranya anda tergolong dalam golongan yang ke 3, ketahuilah anda adalah golongan yang merisikokan kereta anda sendiri! Tabiat ini harus terus diubah segera.

Mesti anda akan kata,

“Eleh setiap kereta ada reserve tank lah. Bila minyak berkelip, masih boleh jalan 30-40KM.”

Kami akan terangkan bagaimana tabiat buruk anda ini bakal mengakibatkan kerosakan kepada Fuel Pump anda.

Apa Itu Fuel Pump

Sebelum tu, anda perlu tahu dulu apa itu fuel pump. Fuel pump berfungsi sebagai alat yang mengepam bahan api (petrol/diesel) ke enjin kenderaan. Sesetengah kenderaan, apabila anda hidupkan suis kereta, anda akan dapat dengan fuel pump anda berfungsi mengepam minyak ke enjin untuk anda hidupkan enjin. Tanpa fuel pump, kereta anda tidak akan dapat bergerak.

Jangan Memandu Dengan Minyak Berkelip, Bakal Rosakkan Kereta

Bagaimana Memandu Dengan Minyak Berkelip Rosakkan Fuel Pump?

Apabila anda memandu dengan lampu minyak berkelip, bererti anda memandu dengan tangki minyak yang minima. Jadi apa kesannya kepada kereta anda?

1. Berlaku Geseran Berlebihan pada Fuel Pump

Minyak petrol yang ada di dalam tangki minyak juga berfungsi sebagai minyak ‘pelincir’ untuk fuel pump. Apabila minyak berada di paras yang rendah, fuel pump berfungsi tanpa minyak sebagai pelincir. Ini menjadikan terdapat geseran yang lebih berlaku di fuel pump.

Akibat daripada geseran tersebut, fuel pump akan rosak lebih cepat.

2. Fuel Pump Menjadi Panas

Selain menjadi pelincir, minyak juga menjadi bahan penyejuk untuk fuel pump. Apabila minyak pada paras yang rendah, sebahagian besar fuel pump tidak terendam di dalam minyak, berbanding tangki yang lebih terisi. Ini sekaligus menyebabkan suhu fuel pump menjadi sedikit tinggi daripada biasa.

Dan fuel pump menjadi lebih terdedah kepada kerosakan berbanding fuel pump yang beroperasi di dalam tangki minyak penuh.



Oleh sebab itu, adalah penting untuk anda memastikan yang anda tidak terlalu kerap memandu dengan lampu minyak berkelip.

Sedarlah bahawa tindakan anda itu, tidak membantu anda menjimatkan penggunaan minyak. Sebaliknya, anda bakal menyusahkan diri sendiri apabila tiba-tiba kereta mati sewaktu memandu. Malah, anda terpaksa mengeluarkan kos lebih lagi untuk khidmat towing dan menggantikan fuel pump baru.

Bateri kereta murah CARPUT
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