Tag

how to drive auto car

Buying used cars: How to test drive a used car?

Buying brand-new cars without test driving them is common, especially when shopping for an econobox. These days, you can learn more about a brand-new car just by browsing the internet.The COVID-19 pandemic has also pushed brands to enhance their respective virtual showrooms. While shopping for a brand-new car can be safely done without a test drive, the same couldn’t be said about used cars.Test driving a brand-new car is meant to impress you with all the bells & whistles and

Arif

Arif

Sep 4, 2020

How to get Android Auto on any car for just RM 20!

Trust us when we say Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity are make-or-break features when it comes to buying a new car in Malaysia. But not everyone of us can go after a new car in this economic climate, so well show you the next best thing - getting Android Auto to work on the car you already own. I installed a relatively cheap (~RM 300) Android-based touchscreen headunit in my 2003 Toyota Vios, and this guide will help you get Android Auto running on something similar installed in your

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 17, 2021

How to choose the right 12V battery for your car?

If you drive an automatic car, it is impossible to push start the car. Your only option in case of a flat battery is to jump start the car and get a battery replacement ASAP. A weak car battery has obvious tell-tale signs like a slow crank and dim lights.Changing a car battery is a simple task, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, there’s still a high chance of screwing things up.Not the kind of push-start you want. PhotoIf you have absolutely no experience in replacin

Arif

Arif

Oct 9, 2020

How driving through floods can damage your car, and here's how to do it safely

Driving on a rainy day requires extra concentration. The roads are slippery and visibility is lower than usual. Rainy days also create unwanted puddles, which if they’re big enough, can be called floods.Even the mighty can fallYou might have seen some cars wading through water like it’s nothing. You are tempted to do it too, sometimes. After all, water doesn’t get into your engine, right? Well, it depends on how deep the water is, how fast you drive through it, and how well you

Arif

Arif

Oct 29, 2020

FAQ: Is auto start-stop bad for your car?

Auto Start-Stop is a feature most of us despise. Cars like the Perodua Myvi and Perodua Bezza have this feature. With its jerky starts, a simple manoeuvre like the three-point-turn feels clumsy and unfamiliar. And with a belt-driven compressor, cool air stops blowing when the feature kicks in. The simple solution for most of us then, is to just turn it off.While some people would rather have sweaty pits to save the environment, the majority couldn’t be arsed to have the engi

Arif

Arif

Jul 5, 2020

Video Review: Toyota GR Yaris - let us show you how to drive it!

The Toyota GR Yaris, a hot hatch that Ive wanted to drive so badly ever since it was launched. Who wouldnt? It appealed to the very core of me, being a person that enjoyed, cherished and relished the simple act of driving. The GR Yaris positively celebrates it.So, when the invite came in our mailbox to sample the Toyota GR Yaris (in Sepang International Circuit no less), I yelped in delight and couldnt sleep a few nights. This was a car Toyota built for car people, honed with its racing and rall

Jason

Jason

Apr 12, 2021

6 reasons why cars catch on fire, and how to avoid them

A car catching on fire is an absolute nightmare because there is usually zero hope of saving the car. The car cremates itself to car Valhalla and no amount of money can bring it back to life.Cars catch on fire for several reasons and most of them are avoidable. To help you avoid this terrible situation, we’ve listed out six reasons that cause cars to catch fire in the first place, and how you could avoid them.1. Fuel LeaksGasoline is highly flammable. All it takes to start a fire is a litt

Arif

Arif

Jan 17, 2021

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia brings your test drive car to your doorstep

Though all operations have returned to full capacity for Mitsubishi Motors showrooms, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) is still taking further safety steps by introducing a new Test Drive 2U online service. The new service is part of MMM’s continuous efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).Test Drive 2U will see dedicated MMM sales consultants bringing the Mitsubishi vehicle you wish to test drive right to your doorstep. This wi

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 19, 2020

Five slow cars that are actually fun to drive

Horsepower don’t make or break a car, even on a sports car. In fact, horsepower contributes no more than 20 percent to a car’s character.Don’t believe it? Google up Koenigsegg test driver’s Robert Serwanski’s and his ‘slow’ Mazda MX-5 harassing cars with 3 times more power on the Nurburgring.The dynamics of a cars is influenced by many factors, and power is just one of the many factors. Others include steering, weight and weight transfer, and even tyres.

Hans

Hans

Dec 2, 2019

Driving your car less this MCO? Here's how to keep it running smoothly.

Photo credit: avalonking.comJust like that, we are 2 weeks into MCO 2.0. This most likely means that most of us are working from home, which then means our cars arent driven much. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to keep your car in tip top condition despite it being underdriven. Here are some pointers that might be useful to keep in mind in this second MCO season. Dont park under treesPhoto credit: avalonking.comYou might think that parking your car under trees is a good idea, sin

Jason

Jason

Feb 14, 2021

Malaysian-bound Ora Good Cat has purr-fect looks but how does it drive?

The Ora Good Cat has been taking the internet by storm, not only due to its adorable looks but also because the car has been spied down in Klang. We know the specs of the Good Cat, like its 2-battery option and at least 401 km range, but here’s a little more on how the electric vehicle (EV) drives as told by YouTuber Wheelsboy.Also read: Ora Good Cat at Bangkok Motor Show, the purr-fect EV for the cityBut before we dive into the drive, let’s address the look. If you think that the Go

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 25, 2021

How to run in your brand-new car? Here is what we’re doing with our new Ativa

When you buy a brand-new car, you have to go through a run-in (or break-in) period for the first 1,000 km. Unfortunately, you can’t just gun it right after taking delivery from the showroom. As such with our new Perodua Ativa, the first thing in order is to run it in.Only 17km on the odometer upon collectionHow to run in the car?Drive the car carefully without exceeding a certain rpm and speed limit. In every car’s owner manual, the instructions for the run-in period are explicitly s

Arif

Arif

Mar 19, 2021

How to use the new off-road driving features in 2020 Toyota Hilux - Superflex suspension, Auto LSD, new A-TRC

Earlier this year, UMW Toyota Motor launched the new 2020 Toyota Hilux, which now comes with a more powerful 204 PS/500 Nm 2.8-litre common rail turbodiesel engine, plus an expanded set of safety features which now include Toyota Safety Sense, packing autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure alert, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA) as well as adaptive cruise control.There’s also a 150 PS/400 Nm 2.4-litre engine for the lower variants – same power output as

Hans

Hans

Nov 20, 2020

How to add RM 10k to your car's resale value

Image creditSo, youve just taken delivery of your brand-new car. Youre excited (understandably so), and have already made plans on how to spruce it up and make it your own. The last thing on your mind at this point of time is depreciation, which occurs the moment your new car hits the tarmac (typically, it loses 15 percent of its value). While inevitable, are there ways one can mitigate a cars depreciation? Actually, yes.Value Users CarScour through the classifieds list and will see a wide range

Jason

Jason

Mar 29, 2021

Why your next car should come with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

I remember the first time I tried Android Auto – it was back in 2016 with the debut of the all-new tenth-generation Honda Civic. I plugged my phone via USB into the Civic, went through a few confirmation screens on my phone and started Android Auto itself.Android Auto, as how Google envisioned it, is their answer to bridging smartphones and in-car infotainment, allowing drivers to enjoy a tailored Google experience while driving. In case you’re wondering, Android Auto is strictly lim

Eric

Eric

Sep 27, 2019

Japan to launch updated Daihatsu Rocky, adds Android Auto and aero fins

Since its introduction in November 2019, the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky have proven to be a sales success, with almost 158k units sold in 2020 alone.For the SUVs’ 2021 model year, Japanese media have reported that Daihatsu will be rolling out some minor improvements for the models.Also Read: Toyota Raize/Daihatsu Rocky, see its transformation from concept to productionAndroid Auto running on the Toyota C-HRThe first update is the addition of Android Auto on the 9-inch touchscreen info

Eric

Eric

Feb 28, 2021

With Android Auto, these SUVs will obey to your commands

The headlining must-have tech as we enter the new decade is Android Auto. Since its introduction in 2014, the system has received mixed receptions with one country’s antitrust unit actually filing a complaint case against it.Fast-forward to 2019, many car manufacturers are fitting Android Auto in cars as standard. Did you know that the cheapest car you can get with Android Auto is the Kia Picanto?Here are 5 SUVs that you didn’t know come complete with Android Auto:Hyundai TucsonAvail

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 7, 2019

Sun damage ruins the resale value of your car, here's how to prevent it

Leaving your car parked under the hot sun seems like a harmless thing to do. What’s the worst that could happen? Just a hot cabin, right? The truth is, the sun can damage your car after extended periods of exposure and this hurts the resale value of your car.Peeled clear coat. Photo: detailxpertsJust like our skin, the car’s paint, rubber parts, and upholstery can only withstand that much sun. Things dry up and age faster when exposed to UV rays. Visible effects of sun damage are: Ox

Arif

Arif

Apr 7, 2021

Flux’s Subscribe to Own is like a long-term test drive to help you find your dream car

Flux subscription service announces a new service that allows subscribers the chance to purchase their subscribed car after their subscription plan has ended. Think of the Subscribe to Own service as a long-term test drive for you to determine the car that will best fit you.The service works similar to Flux’s usual subscription plan with the addition that the monthly subscription payments also contribute towards the option to purchase the car. Interested subscribers are required to choose

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 18, 2020

MAA: Loan moratorium expiry to impact Malaysia auto industry negatively

The 6-month long loan moratorium is set to expire in September and its expiry could have some negative impact on the Malaysian automotive industry. The loan moratorium went into effect in April as the country entered the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) president Datuk Aishah Ahmad told The Edge, “People will not have the money to buy new vehicles. But I think it depends on the category of vehicles. I think high-end vehicles will not be impacted; p

Eric

Eric

Jul 27, 2020

How to get your car loan approved? Here are 5 things that affect your chances

In 1949, the loan tenure for a VW Beetle was 12 months with an interest rate of 9 % per annum. Things have changed. In Malaysia today, car loan tenures are usually of 5,7, or even 9 years with interest rates hovering around 3% per annum (calculated on principal). Cars are getting more expensive and are almost impossible to purchase without using a loan.But is taking a car loan a bad financial decision? Well, it depends on your financial circumstances (mainly your income), how much you benefit fr

Arif

Arif

Jan 28, 2021

How to survive a car crash? Don't be stupid with your seatbelts

Have you ever come across kids jumping at the backseat of a car, while you’re stopped at a red light? This is one of my biggest driving pet peeves, people not wearing seatbelts whilst travelling in their cars.We have seen countless times, crashes on the road that have resulted in people getting flung out of their cars. Why? Plain and simple, they weren’t wearing their seatbelts. How can something so intrinsically simple to do become such a widely-ignored habit? Sadly, it’s down

Jason

Jason

Jul 11, 2020

Ford Malaysia will now deliver a test drive unit to your doorstep

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, continues to enhance its customer enhance services in providing an additional test drive option through its Home or Office Delivery Test Drive for its vehicles. With this added option, customers considering a Ford can now have the test drive vehicle delivered to their home instead of having to visit a physical dealership if they wish to. This service is available within a 10km radius of the customers chosen dealers

Brian

Brian

Jun 26, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia appoints Pekin Auto as its dealer in Skudai

Volvo Car Malaysia, the premium car maker, has appointed Pekin Auto Sdn Bhd (“Pekin Auto”) as its latest dealer representative in Johor Bahru, in line with its expansive transformation plan which aims to improve overall customer experience.The new 3S Centre (Sales, Service, and Spare Parts) located near Skudai, will adhere to Volvo Cars’ latest VRE (Volvo Retail Experience) requirement – a standard that delivers a holistic brand experience for customers at any of Volvo Ca

Robert

Robert

Aug 1, 2019

Selling your car soon? Here's how to ensure you get the highest price

After a couple years of using your car, the time will eventually come when you will need to sell it off. And when that time comes, how do you ensure that you can sell it off at a higher price?Selling your car? Get the best offer here:Trade in Users Car FormAn oil change and servicing would be goodFirst things first, when it comes to selling your old car, it’s crucial to fix it up. Start with giving the car a service, replacing all the necessary oils and fluids. Whether or not you want to s

Eric

Eric

Mar 30, 2021

In-Car DVR, don't drive without one and here's what you need to know

As cars get more and more feature packed, another equipment that has found into several new models is a digital video recorder (DVR), also known as a dashcam.Having video evidence from a DVR will save from unnecessary “he said, she said” disputes arising from an accident.Many cars these days offer a built-in front-facing DVR while some manufacturers like Toyota will even offer a rear-facing camera for an additional RM 350, which is a small price to pay for better peace-of-mind.

Eric

Eric

Oct 17, 2019

DIY: Scratch your car’s paint? Here’s how to fix that at home

Photo via: donielleWe’ve all been there, squeezing through a tighter-than-usual spot in a car park and ending up scratching the paint on your car.But before you send your car to be fixed by a professional, did you know that you can attempt to fix it yourself?Light scratches like this might be removable. Photo credit: donielleDepending on the severity of the damage, you may be able to remedy that right at home, without the need to go to a specialist.Photo credit: AvalonkingTo remedy your pa

Eric

Eric

Mar 14, 2021

No Volvo Cars and Geely Auto merger, but more technical collaborations to come

Last year, Volvo Cars and Geely Auto (not to be confused with Geely Holdings, which owns Volvo Cars Group) announced plans for a full merger but according to its latest press release, that plan has been scrapped. Rather, both carmakers will strengthen their partnership in powertrains, electric vehicle (EV) architecture, and autonomous drive technologies, among others.Ever since Volvo was taken over by Geely Holdings in 2010, the Swedish brand has collaborated with the Chinese carmaker on numerou

CY Foong

CY Foong

Feb 25, 2021

How not to crash while driving in the rain

Driving in the rain is something that all Malaysians will encounter at some point in their lives. Given our unpredictable weather, wet weather driving takes on significant importance. Yet, many road users do not seem to know what to do when it starts raining. Even worse, they do the wrong things. Again, let’s approach this from a fundamental level. The key is to adopt good habits and discard bad ones when driving in the rain.  Dos 1.) Smoothen your driving input; Your i

Jason

Jason

Jun 8, 2020

Pros and Cons: Toyota Camry - Brilliant to drive, but is that enough?

For over 30 years, the Toyota Camry has been a default choice for buyers that seek reliability, comfort and durability. Of course, the automotive landscape is vastly different now (where SUVs are king) so its rather refreshing to see the 6th-generation Toyota Camry still fight the good fight for sedans. So, time to find out if the Toyota Camry is worthy of a place in your garage. You know what this means, its Pros and Cons time.Pros - Beautiful MonsterIn the right colour (well have one in Burnin

Jason

Jason

Jan 18, 2021