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

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(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

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(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?

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(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”

Childhood Memories: Part 19 – Driving My Uncle’s Gutsy Car

mitsubishi lancer 1980 uncle car childhood

(One of my uncles had a second hand white Mitsubishi Lancer as his first car and it was the workhorse of the whole family for many years. Image source: DSF)

Last week I attended my niece’s birthday party and as usual, once the cake has been cut and the dinner has started, my cousins and myself made our way to the outside of the house, set up a table on the porch, rounded several chairs and started to chit chat over a large bottle of liquor and wine.… [Click to read the rest] “Childhood Memories: Part 19 – Driving My Uncle’s Gutsy Car”

Driving Skills 101: Car Divers Beyond My Comprehension

This morning, I was waiting at the building lobby when I saw a car entering the entrance to the lobby area and it stopped right in front of the lobby.

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Know Your Car Basics 101: Un-rusting the car

car rust

If there is one thing that I hate is finding heavy rust in my car…

What makes it worse is the fact that the rust is creeping on a part which was recently changed. This is a rear-wheel hub which was changed a couple of months ago when a faulty wheel bearing damaged the original hub.… [Click to read the rest] “Know Your Car Basics 101: Un-rusting the car”

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