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 ridesShorts 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 distanceSEE DETAILS
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.SEE DETAILS
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 BeeAnnoyance 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 speedSEE DETAILS
The year-end holiday seasons is probably the period of the year we all look forward to. While you are clearing off your remaining annual leaves, here’s a list to prepare your car for the journey. We have to admit that the biggest concern of any road trip to a destination far from home is a potential car breakdown and that could really ruin the vacation. Like everything else, it’s good to start early. Do these simple checks and reduce your chances of trouble on the road. Here’s to wishing you theSEE DETAILS
The new Perodua Myvi sure looks tempting but believe it or not, some of us will still be visiting the used-car dealer nearby to own a good old second-hand car. Moreover, recent flood incidents on certain parts of Malaysia will affect the industry. It simply means that flood-damaged cars will soon end up in used-car dealerships. Afraid not, this is how to tell if the car you are interested in buying is damaged.1. Is the car from another state?Chances are flood-damaged cars will be transported away from flood zones to areas aren’t affected bySEE DETAILS
A visit to the car workshop can often burn a hole in our pockets. We can at least save some money if we are well-informed about the general pricing of car maintenance. Here’s an infographic to give a rough idea of how much it should cost you to service your car.Share this with your friends if you think they are likely to be the victim of a dishonest workshop!
Driving in Malaysia, there is no escape from heavy downpour throughout the year. Rain or shine, as a driver we travel a lot and it is important we are in control of the vehicle regardless of the weather conditions. But is driving in the rain any different from driving in clear weather? A quick answer is yes. Your car especially its tyres and brakes perform at lower efficiency when it’s damp. Here are the things you can do to ensure your safety as you brave the traffic in the rain.Use bothSEE DETAILS
We all know that maintaining a car is important to make sure that the machine is always in working condition. But with so many parts that make up a car, it can be difficult to keep track on the maintenance schedule for your car.The wear and tear on these different parts of the car vary one from another so here’s a guide to help you. Once you’ve got the hang of estimating your car’s maintenance schedule, you will know when to replace or service parts of your car. On the other hand, youSEE DETAILS
雨季来临，每到放工时间开始下雨！ 这样不但照成严重的交通阻塞，更大大提高了驾驶难度。 每一秒都在考验开车朋友们的开车技巧和应对能力。雨天开车时抓稳方向盘，聚精会神的注视路况和放慢车速是最基本的常识。小篇在这里要提醒大家，除了这些基本的措施，开车的朋友们也应该留意一下这几个tips!下雨天开车Tips：打开车灯和雾灯 通过灯光来引起前后车辆注意，保证自身的安全。下大雨的时候，前后的车辆都很难看清路面，很可能在转道的时候没有注意到你的存在而导致碰撞。 避免车子打滑 如果遇到路面积水，为了避免“水滑现象(buang)”，一定要摆直车轮，握紧方向盘，并慢慢松开油门，让车子自然通过积水区。 傍边车辆溅起水花时 有时候地面积水，旁边的车经过可能溅起水花影响视线。这时切记别慌张，不要盲目闪避。应该握紧方向盘，保持原有路线继续向前。望后镜模糊，怎么办？ 涂抹肥皂小篇发现了一个很有用的小贴士：在望后镜表面涂抹肥皂或洗洁精来达到不占雨水的效果。但是，这些用品容易被暴雨冲掉，所以不太耐久。尽管如此，车主们不妨试试，然后告诉小篇你们的心得哦！最后，小篇再一次提醒大家在雨中开车记得记得小心驾驶，互相礼让，安全第一。这样才能顺利安全抵达目的地哦！...
Coolant is a mixture of a form of glycol and water. Glycol prevents the coolant from reaching the boiling point in extreme heat. More importantly, it keeps engine within operational temperatures under all climate extremes and driving conditions.Warning Never undo the coolant filler cap while the engine is hot as you could scald yourself. Place a rag over the cap and unscrew it slowly to allow pressure to escape. Wash off any splashes of coolant from the skin (poisonous) and from the car’s bodywork (can damage paint).Check Coolant LevelMost carsSEE DETAILS