Blog, Car Insurance

Before renewing your car’s road tax, did you ever enquire about the insurance’s type of sum insured?

If you did not know before, there are two types of sum insured for your car; Agreed Value or Market Value.

So, what’s the difference between them?

Besides selecting first party or 3rd party insurance coverage, you should also know the importance of agreed/market value.

In this blog, we will explain why choosing the right type of sum insured will benefit you.

Understand the Value of Your Car

The value of a car depreciates around 10-15% every year. While some cars depreciates faster over the years, what does entail for that car insurance’s sum insured?

Here’s the scenario.

The insurance’s sum insured is meant to help car owners in the event of a total-loss accident. If the car is totally paid up, the insurance money can be used to purchase a new car. However, if the car is still owed to the bank, the money can be used to pay off the balance of the debt.

Hence, the car’s sum insured should be more than the debt amount owed to the bank.

Car insurance agreed vs market value difference

Market Value Insurance Calculations

Market Value Insurance = Based on the current market value of the car at that point in time when an insurance claim is made

Market value insurance calculation example:

Your car’s market value is RM90,000 when you bought the insurance. 11 months down the road, the car’s value might drop to RM75,000. The market value sum insured will only cover you up to RM75,000 which is equivalent to how much the market perceive your car is worth.

Here’s the problem.

When a car owner still have a high debt balance, for example RM85,000 owed to the bank. The remaining RM10,000 will have to come out of the owner’s own pocket to cover the balance.

Vehicle debt balance: RM85,000
Insurance claim: RM75,000
Debt balance: RM10,000

Insufficient sum insured against vehicle debt simply means you lose. You’ve lost your car but the debt remains.


Agreed Value Insurance Calculations

Agreed Value Insurance: Based on the agreed value of the car when the insurance is purchased

Agreed Value Insurance calculation example:

Vehicle debt balance: RM85,000
Insurance claim: RM90,000
Debt balance: RM0

In this case, you will have an additional Rm5,000 after settling the bank debt.

So, which type of sum insured is better for you? It’s pretty simple.

Agreed Value Insurance = For new cars that still owe a large sum of debt to the bank
Market Value Insurance = For older cars and no longer owe the bank anything

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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.

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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

PotholePhoto credit: pothole.info

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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Your car battery will tend to die on you without any warning. It can happen suddenly and to make it worse, it is when you least expected it like in the middle of the month.

Like it or not, you have to replace your car’s dead battery but this unplanned spending will definitely make a dent on your monthly spending budget.

First in Malaysia:

Carput is offering its customers 3 interest-free instalments for any car battery purchases!

You can now split your payments for a brand new car battery into 3 payments from as low as RM59 a month.

Here’s how:

Car Battery Price: RM179
3 Months Interest-Free Instalment: RM59.67 + RM59.67 + RM59.66

Cheap right?

Carput Car Battery Instalment Plan

1. Instalments with 0% Interest

No service charge, no interest, no hidden charges. The total price you will pay for the instalment plan is exactly the same for cash purchase. Carput will absorb any form of charges and cost to offer this plan to our customers. We understand times are hard and we are doing this to help you out.

2. Three-Month Instalment

The instalment plan is valid for 3 months. If you make your purchase today, you will only be charged 1/3 of the car battery price today, and the remaining instalment will be charged automatically on the 2nd and 3rd month.

3. Debit Card Accepted

Don’t own a credit card? Don’t worry, as long as you have a debit card issued by any financial institution. Just add your card details and your first instalment will be deducted upon confirmation.

4. Instant Approval

No processing fees, credit checks or waiting time. You only need to set up your account with our payment provider and your purchase will be approved immediately!

How Does Carput’s Car Battery Instalment Work

1. Shop for Your Car’s Battery

Shop for your car battery as usual on our website at www.carput.my or using the Carput app from Playstore and Apple Store.

Bateri Kereta Ansuran Murah Malaysia

 

2. Car Battery Delivered to Your Doorstep

Sit back and relax while our technician delivers the car battery to your location for installation. The technician will perform thorough checking to determine if your car does require a new battery or a jumpstart will do.

3. Pay on the Spot

You only pay after the service is completed. We will send you an SMS with a link to process your payment.

The SMS looks like this:

Carput Bateri Kereta Ansuran

 

Click on the link and it will bring you to the checkout page where you can verify the payment amount.

 

Beli Bateri Ansuran

After verifying the amount, you will then register an account to enable the instalment plan. Upon completion of payment, share your successful transaction screen to the technician. 

That’s it! Carput Car Battery Instalment plan is easy and accessible to everyone. Order your car battery with Carput today and enjoy interest-free instalment!

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Hyped with the launch of Proton X50? At a price tag starting from RM79,200, you’ll get a bunch of awesome features that most other cars in its price range don’t. 

But don’t forget that the Proton X50 will have higher maintenance cost compared to older Proton car models which are generally cheaper.

You’re probably wondering:

How much does the Proton X50 car battery cost? Where can I get a car battery replacement for my Proton X50?

As the car battery expert, we will share with you the cost Proton X50 car battery and its recommended battery size.

What’s the car battery size for Proton X50?

The Proton X50 is factory fitted with the DIN60L car battery.

Proton X50 Car Battery


Aftermarket, you can opt for these alternative car battery sizes:
DIN55 – lower specification
DIN62 – higher specification

What’s the bottom line?

We always recommend a car battery replacement that is equivalent or an upgrade to the factory specification car battery.

Any car battery that is a downgrade will have unwanted complications to the car’s electronic system.

How much does the Proton X50 Car Battery Cost?

Now that you know the recommend car battery size, you’ll want to know the price.

At Carput, you can get the DIN62 car battery at this price:

Camel - DIN62
Want to know the best part?

The Camel car battery brand is actually the original brand fitted to the Proton X50 in the factory. This is because they are the supplier to Proton!

Of course, when you purchase a car battery from Carput, we will deliver and install for free. You’ll only pay for the cost of the car battery!

Will My Proton X50 Warranty Void If I Replace The Car Battery Outside Of The Service Centre?

The short answer is no.

Like your tyres, car battery is categorised under ‘wear & tear’ and as long as you replace to a recommended car battery specification, your car’s warranty should not be affected.

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The magic eye of a car battery is there to check on the condition of your car battery. But how reliable is the magic eye indicator?

Sometimes you will come across a dead battery even when the magic eye is telling you that the battery is healthy. Is this blog, we will explain to you the function of the magic eye and why you should not depend solely on its indicator.

Anatomy of the Magic Eye

There are 4 main parts of a magic eye. Only the head and ball of the magic eye are visible to you. The colour you see in the magic eye’s indicator is actually a ball place inside the car battery. 

Magic eye anatomy

How Does the Magic Eye Work?

The coloured ball will float when its surrounded by the well-charged electrolyte in the car battery. On the other hand, the ball will sink when the electrolyte is under-charged. Another phase is when the electrolyte is at a low level where you will see a clear magic eye.

Magic eye indicator

 

A pretty simple mechanics. But why can’t we rely 100% on the magic eye to tell the condition of a car battery?

Construction Of A Car Battery

If you notice, there are 5 to 6 vent plugs on top of a car battery. These vent plugs are designed to fill the car battery which is made up of 5 to 6 individual plate compartments.

Car battery construction
However, the magic eye will only show you the condition of a single plate compartment. So, when the magic eye tells you that the battery is in good condition but you can’t start your car, there are possibilities that the other plate compartments are in a bad shape.

In short, the magic eye is not really reliable and definitely not accurate in measuring a car battery’s health.

How To Check Your Car Battery’s Condition

The most accurate way to check your car battery’s condition is using a multimeter. Even better if you use a dedicated battery tester. 

Check the battery condition readings, check the car’s charging system, and check again the battery’s readings.

A good battery should be able to keep its charge overnight at 12V and above without a problem.

 

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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.

Camel - M42 EFB
Varta - M42 EFB
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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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You are in a desperate situation and there are too many car battery options to choose from. Do you have the time to make the car battery price comparison? Definitely not, right?

Even to compare the car battery brands, there are more than 10 brands available in the market. Which car battery is longer lasting than the other, which one gives the best performance, which model suits your car and most of you don’t have the answer. Right?
 
To avoid being cheated, it is best to make the necessary car battery price comparison. In a connected world of the internet today, making these comparisons is really convenient. You can confidently make the right choices, but there can also be too many information available on Google. You might end up being more confused.

Hence, the solution to all this mess is to use CARPUT! We offer you high-quality car battery at very reasonable prices. We provide delivery and installation service to your location in less than 45 minutes! Unbelievable? Check out what our customers have to say in the play store, app store and Google where we successfully maintain an average of 4.9 stars rating! We believe in transparent pricing and to give the best service.

We provide FREE delivery and installation service for all new car battery purchases throughout MALAYSIA!

Car Battery Price List 2020.


Car Battery Price Malaysia 2020


For the complete car battery price list, click here >> Car Battery Price 2020


It is important for you to know that all new car batteries bought at any workshop carry a warranty period of up to 18 months and in the event of a claim would you rather push your car to the workshop or will the workshop operator come to your rescue? However, with CARPUT, we will come to you whenever you have any problems with the car battery within the warranty period and 1-to-1 replacement will be honoured if the car battery is deemed faulty.

You’ll never have to stress about a dead car battery ever again. Not convinced we are the cheapest?






Transparent Car Battery Price! Never Get Cheated Again!

1. Easy – Get help in just a call away. Everything you need for car battery assistance on your smartphone.
2. Safe – You’ll know who’s coming to your rescue. Details of our technician are in your CARPUT app (name, car plate number, car model).
3. Transparent – You’ll only have to pay exactly the amount that is quoted. Nothing more, nothing less!

Want to know the car battery price for your car model? Download the CARPUT app for FREE, click here >> http://bit.ly/2eT4whp

 

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For any enquiries or bookings, call us at 1800-1800-10.

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Road accident can be a pretty daunting experience. That is the reason why you should know what to do in an accident.

Remember the last time you got into an accident and wished someone would give you some tips on how to deal with that misfortune?

Learn these tips to be better prepared for the unpredictable road ahead!

Carput_Infographic_GuideMinorCarAccidents_FA_2-Tips For a complete step-by-step guide to minor accidents, read more >> A Guide To Minor Car Accidents
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