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  • Scored a used child car seat? Have you checked the expiry date?

    With the Road and Transport Department (JPJ) waiting for the official green light to start issuing fines for not using a child car seat, many parents are rushing to purchase a seat to avoid needing to pay the expensive fine. But unfortunately, many are looking to second-hand child seats or hand-me-downs from friends and families. Did you know that these child car seats have an expiry date?Yes, all child car seats have an expiry date or shelf life as we call it. There are many factors contributin

    Jerrica

    Jerrica

    Aug 08, 2020

  • How to properly use Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

    You're driving in traffic, minding your own business when suddenly a box falls out of the lorry in front of you. Reflexes take over, you brake hard, but realise you can't stop in time. You then swerve to avoid the rogue box. That evasive action wouldn't have been possible if your car wasn't equipped with Anti-lock Braking System, (ABS). Even though many, if not most new cars are now equipped with ABS, most car owners don't know how it works or how it benefits them.&

    Jason

    Jason

    Aug 06, 2020

  • Engine cooling: maintenance tips for your car’s cooling system

    A heatstroke can cause escalate your pulse, make you dizzy, and can be fatal. It takes 1 hour of sitting in a closed hot car (parked under the sun) to kill an adult human being. Just like us, car engines too can be severely damaged if operated in overheated conditions.The engine can warp, swell, expand, or even crack in case of overheating. Overheating is bad for both human beings and engines. To keep engines cool, cars are equipped with a cooling system. In this article we will share some easy

    Arif

    Arif

    Jul 29, 2020

  • Here’s why you shouldn’t open the radiator cap of an overheating car

    We’ve all been in that situation before when we have to stop at the side of the road because your engine was overheating. But do you know what to do next after you pull over? Certainly not opening the radiator cap like what the guys in this video did.In the viral video, a few men were seen attempting to open the cap of a steaming radiator. They managed to open the cap but what followed was utter chaos as burning hot water burst from the radiator opening and shot into the sky.  (f

    Jerrica

    Jerrica

    Jul 22, 2020

  • Engine mounting: 3 symptoms of bad engine mounts

    Thanks to modern day sound insulation, you don’t realise how hot and bothered things are under the hood. Holding the engine in place and absorbing most of the engine's vibration are engine mounts. They take a lot of punishment. Although generally low-maintenance, engine mounts may wear out sooner than you think. Here we will discuss the symptoms of bad engine mounts in your car.A car engine is heavy. Even a small Perodua Axia’s 1KR-VE weighs about 70 kg. A Perodua Myvi&

    Arif

    Arif

    Jul 21, 2020

  • When to change your shock absorbers? Here are 6 signs the time has come

    Sometimes you think your shock absorbers are fine but the tyre shop tells you otherwise. They say they need replacing. Are they telling you the truth? How do you even tell that your shocks need to be replaced? You've never really paid attention to your shock absorbers and that's normal for the majority of car owners.A beater car. Notice the slight “squatting” in the rear end. Photo sourceWhen purchasing a used/recon car, it is common to get a car with bad/shot/leaking sh

    Arif

    Arif

    Jul 18, 2020

  • Should you get your tyres plugged or patched?

    No matter how advanced your car is, a tyre puncture is an occurrence you’ll have to endure every once in a while. Even if you have run flat tyres, a puncture still needs to be fixed. While massive punctures are usually unfixable, the common puncture is usually caused by a single nail or screw.A screw in a tyreIn the case of a puncture, you should get it fixed immediately, either by changing to a spare wheel, limping to the nearest tyre shop to get it fixed, or just doing it yourself. There

    Arif

    Arif

    Jul 17, 2020

  • Engine braking is good for you, but how do you use it?

    Everybody hates driving behind the car that brakes excessively and unnecessarily. Excessive braking shows a lack of driving awareness, bad trailing distance, and poor control of the car. It becomes an even bigger annoyance when driving downhill.USE LOW GEARNow, when driving downhill, you might notice “Use Low Gear” signs along the way, and that’s really what you should be doing. Using a lower gear enables you to do “Engine Braking” so you could tackle the winding do

    Arif

    Arif

    Jul 11, 2020

  • 5 easy ways you can inspect your brakes (without tools)

    When it comes to car maintenance, we often give more emphasis on the car’s engine and transmission. After all, most of our visits to the local service centre are either to change the engine oil or the transmission fluid. While the engine and transmission are important to move the car, brakes are equally important to stop the car. So how do we take care of them?If your brakes look like this you should be thankful you're still alive.Sometimes you may hear funny noises coming from yo

    Arif

    Arif

    Jul 09, 2020

  • There is no law on hazard light use, so who’s right and who’s wrong anyway?

    We’ve all seen cars with their hazard lights turned on during heavy rain or stormy weather. A small number of drivers believe it makes them more visible to other road users. They are headstrong on the fact that they’re making the roads a safer place, and are hard to convince otherwise.There are three big problems if you drive with your hazard lights on:1. The hazard light makes your indicator lights non-functional. (Other drivers can’t tell if you’re trying to indicate).

    Arif

    Arif

    Jul 08, 2020