Special Projects 101: Part 4: New Car Makeover 2021 – Adding New Steering Cover

Steering Wheel Cover DIY Car Lazada Online Makeover

I knew my childhood stitching skills will come in handy one of these days when I saw this DIY car steering cover were on sale for less than RM20 on Lazada. Image source: Lazada.

My original steering cover already came with leather wrapping when I first bought the car but it was worn out, tired looking and need a replacement fast. Steering wheel cover was not however part of my original makeover project list as there were other items that needed makeover more urgently.

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Special Projects 101: Part 3: New Car Makeover 2021 – Repairing Faulty Air Conditioner Switch

air conditioner switch rolling down window fuel consumption

According to this study and on the contrary, belief, rolling down your windows does save more fuel than rolling up and switching on the air conditioner. Personally, I roll up the windows not to save the fuel but to keep the cabin noise down for me to listen to the music when I am diving. Image source: Business Insider

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Motorsport 101: The Time When We Proudly Had A Formula One Malaysian Driver

                                                             Sauber Petronas Formula One Malaysia

Long before we had a Malaysian driver in Formula One and long before you saw the word and logo of Petronas & Malaysia on the side of the Mercedes AMG Formula One car, we had the Sauber Petronas Formula Team which for me personally has to be one of the beautiful racing cars around. Image source: Ultimate Car Page.

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Special Projects 101: Part 2: New Car Makeover 2021 – Carbon Fibre Bonnet Wrap

Car Wrap Paint Oxidised

What is the best choice to take when you want to give your car a makeover especially when the bonnet paint has been oxidised to this extent – a fresh dose of paint or simply wrap the whole car with the original car paint intact?

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Personal 101: Making A Big Move to Change Second Car At Home

Car Proton Iriz R5 Rally

After Proton Neo S2000 in the rally championship, the next car from Proton to make a major impact in a rally is the Proton Iriz R5 from Mellors Elliot Motorsport which uses 4B11T engine from the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and cost RM776,000 for the whole rally package. Image source: Paul Tan.

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Special Projects 101: Part 1: New Car Makeover 2021 – Suspensions

car makeover Proton suspension 2021

Image of the leftover suspension parts changed after they had collected all the old parts and replaced it with brand new original parts. The decision to change all in one go is to save cost and time before it breaks down.

This will be Part 1 of the car makeover project but please expect this series to take some time to complete considering the budget and progress of work in this pandemic. The makeover project actually started back in the last quarter of 2020 and not because I planned for it but it was the other around.

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Special Projects 101: New Car Makeover 2021(Prelude)

car makeover restoration project

A makeover makes a lot of difference given the time, passion and cost that one has. Owning a car is one of the “must-have” items for anyone in the modern era – however, a car is an asset that is expensive to buy and maintain and depreciates and prone to wear and tear depending on its mileage and usage. Image source: 5-Minutes Craft Youtube

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Driving Skills 101: No Reason to Disrespect Emergency Service Vehicle!!

emergency service vehicle ambulance

(An emergency service vehicles refer to the ambulance, fire truck or the police vehicles that have their sirens and their strobe lights on. Image source: Thgusstavo Santana from Pexels)

The siren and the strobes are on for a very important reason – it is to warn other road users to take notice and give way to these emergency service vehicles to move faster and reach their destinations as quickly as possible.… [Click to read the rest] “Driving Skills 101: No Reason to Disrespect Emergency Service Vehicle!!”

Know Your Car Basics 101: The Tough Move From Proven Michelin To New Goodyear

goodyear michelin car tire

I did not experience this when I was using Goodyear tires but I noticed this now with the Michelin tires. It is said that tire ageing is the common cause of car tire sidewall cracking as it is subjected to all sorts of harsh road conditions and weather. Image source: Reddit

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Know Your Car Basics 101: Totally Wasted My Time When The Bloody Car Battery Died

car battery power

(What is inside a car battery? What are the symptoms of a bad battery? Image source: Best Car Audio)

One of the main things during the lockdown that I never failed to do is to start up the car every 2 – 3 days and let the engine running for a few minutes. Sometimes I drive around the neighbourhood till the engine had warmed up enough for me to park it back at the house.

For grocery shopping, I often use my wife’s car instead of my car as it had more fuel than my car. Further, it is rarely used since schools have been shut down and we rarely have any excuse to use that car.

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