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.… [Click to read the rest] “Personal 101: Making A Big Move to Change Second Car At Home”

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.… [Click to read the rest] “Special Projects 101: Part 1: New Car Makeover 2021 – Suspensions”

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.… [Click to read the rest] “Special Projects 101: New Car Makeover 2021(Prelude)”

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.… [Click to read the rest] “Know Your Car Basics 101: Totally Wasted My Time When The Bloody Car Battery Died”

Know Your Car Basics 101: Mistakes Between Alignment & Balancing

Read These First:-

alignment and balancing

(Do you know the differences between tire alignment and tire balancing? It is not necessary that both need to be done at the same time but usually it is done as it is convenient for the mechanic and more income for the workshop.[Click to read the rest] “Know Your Car Basics 101: Mistakes Between Alignment & Balancing”

Know Your Car Basics 101: Scary Wiper Scare & Brilliant Kapchai Ban Proposal

wipers-signs-of-wear

(Things to keep an eye for – failing wipers. Image source: http://www.kempenfeltauto.com)

It has been raining cats and dogs lately…

It was raining heavily when I went to work one fine morning – I predicted an increased traffic jam due to the rain and a couple of morons speeding and changing lane without any indicators during the heavy rain.… [Click to read the rest] “Know Your Car Basics 101: Scary Wiper Scare & Brilliant Kapchai Ban Proposal”

Know Your Car Basics 101: Do You Listen to Your Car’s Cries?

car

(The thing that you do not want to see sticking out from your car tires. Image source: https://mynissanleaf.com)

Before I start, I was not meaning “listen” in this sense

Couple weeks ago, we suppose to make a trip to Kuantan to visit an elderly aunty who was not feeling well.… [Click to read the rest] “Know Your Car Basics 101: Do You Listen to Your Car’s Cries?”

Enforcement 101: Quote of Week – Unsafe Cars

“The lack of demand among Malaysians for safety features is the main reason why many vehicles sold in the country do not meet international safety standards”

proton saga ancap miros crash test unsafe

(Just how many of the locally made cars had even passed the basic crash test with flying colours? If you know the answer, then you will know that we been screwed with unsafe cars for a very long time now but the question is who’s’ fault is it?[Click to read the rest] “Enforcement 101: Quote of Week – Unsafe Cars”

Recycling a Car

(When you think of Volvo, you will think Sweden, safety and luxury. Now you can add environment friendly to the  Volvo brand.Image source: http://magazine.volvotrucks.com)

The buzz word of the day is recycling and there is no major act from Malaysians to prioritize recycling in daily life.

It was interesting watching “Mega Breakdown” over at the Discovery Channel where a 2 man team breaks down a used Volvo truck and recycles 95% of the truck.… [Click to read the rest] “Recycling a Car”

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