Unlike car keys in the olden days, modern car keys are sensitive, high-tech with many functions, and unfortunately not cheap when it comes to getting replaced or serviced. At times, it is a nightmare as the car cannot be started without a working car key & the electronics inside. Image source: Pexel /Mike B
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When one takes a look at the fatalities from road accidents across the world, Malaysia does not have a good record considering the numbers are higher than those developed countries namely the US and countries in Europe. Image source: Our World In Data.
On the other hand, Saudi Arabia has one of the good road infrastructures due to their petroleum money and yet they fare the worst when it comes to road accident fatalities. There is no correlation between the quality of roads and the number of road accidents.
Car security components starting from the basic car alarm and continuing with immobiliser, security tint and car trackers are increasingly getting critical considering the number of vehicles being stolen every year. In 2021, Proton Wira topped the list for a known reason – the model is used as the base for the conversion into a modified Mitsubishi Evo look-alike or for parts. Image source: VTREC.
Whilst Malaysia does have a very good and integrated public transportation system, there is something missing to connect the remote and far away suburbs with the main public transportation hubs in the country. The missing link, in my opinion, is the gutsy minibuses that we used to have till the end of the 1990s. Image source: Wikipedia.
My makeover project for the car had to take a backseat after June last year as I get to travel less on the road and inability to purchase new changes like rubber linings for the car due to the pandemic. So I rather focussed on the car being kept clean and polished to ensure that it looks new as much as possible. I finally decided to switch my point of servicing the car as it was getting expensive to service an old car at the authorised service centre. Image source: 5-Minutes Craft Youtube