New Car Safety Technology Keeps Us All Safer On The Roads...At A Cost

When it comes to getting a new car, safety is one of the biggest factors to consider. However, despite technology rapidly growing, advanced driver assistance systems which help to boost up the safety of the car are bumping up the price of car repairs. According to a survey by the American Automobile Association (AAA), these new technologies, among them blind spot monitors, lane keeping assistance and forward collision warnings, are used to help keep drivers safer on the roads, but will cost a bomb to repair in case of accidents. It’s been proven with research showing that these systems can significantly reduce the likelihood of a crash

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The Automotive Industry Is Looking Forward To Car Subscription And Car Sharing Models

The automotive industry is on the brink of a major change, as all the major automakers of the world are now preparing for a future where drivers may not want to own the cars that they use. As the industry is undergoing a rapid technological change towards a driverless future, it looks like the road to car sharing and car subscriptions are on the horizon.

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Are Electric Cars Really That Clean For The Environment? This Study Says No!

As technology progresses, there will soon be millions of clean electric cars on the road. Every major automotive giant has plans, or have already built the electric vehicles. Many say that they are doing so to cut greenhouse gas emissions to leave less pollution in the world. And all in all, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the direction that this new trend of electric cars will take.

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Portable Car Jump Starters

Despite being unable to start your car, bike, or truck, the key here is to somehow get your vehicle to your preferred workshop or to get it home where you can replace the battery. What this requires is called a ‘jump start’; a little jolt of electricity from an external source, just enough to get the engine started. Traditionally, this is done using jumper cables connected to the working battery of another person’s car. However, this is dependent on the kindness of a good samaritan, assuming you can find one who is willing to help you. These days there other ways to be prepared for this problem: devices you can use to jump start your own car with.

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Car Fire Extinguishers

There are plenty of reasons why a fire could be taking place, but imagine your vehicle is on fire and now you have to stop immediately and get to safety. What options do you have to save your beloved car and remove the danger? The most obvious first step would be to call the fire brigade, but they would take quite a bit of time to get to your car and by then the flames would have probably engulfed your entire car.

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Engine Smoke Colours and What They Mean

With a healthy and well-functioning automobile, emissions are meant to be clear without any colour. However, there may come a time when you’ll notice coloured smoke exiting the vehicle, either from the back as intended, or from the front where the engine is. The first and most important thing to do is to remain calm. When in doubt, pull your vehicle over to the side of the road and park it somewhere safe. The colour of the smoke will give you an indication of what might be causing it, and where it might be originating from. Let’s take a look at four common smoke colours and what they might indicate.

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The 7 Best Motorcycles For New Riders

If you’re a new motorcycle rider, you may have a hard time picking your first motorbike. We’re not talking about the normal motorbikes that everyone is riding here in Malaysia, which are more perfect to get you more accustomed to riding a bike. These are the flashier bikes which will really give you the feeling of being a motorcycle rider. These are the bikes that will help you develop skill, save money, and have fun. It may look intimidating but that’s why we’re here to help you. Here are 7 motorbikes that are perfect for new riders.

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5 DIY Car Maintenance Tips To Help You Save Money

Ah cars. We all love our cars, and we’re all willing to spend our money to make sure that they’re well-maintained. But, if you’re planning to go down the route for professionals to take care and maintain your car, you better get a lot of money waiting for you. Add in the rising fuel prices and of course the service tax for sending your car into the repair shop, and you’ll really be seeing a whole lot of damage to your wallet. Luckily, we’re here to give you some DIY car maintenance advice which is easy to do and really light on your wallet.

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This Carmaker Lets You Summon Your Car Through Your Phone

Tesla is one of the most innovative companies in the world, with their electric cars poised to sweep across the world with their sleek looks, amazing features and futuristic possibilities. However, they may be taking it one step further with their latest rollout feature; allowing car owners to remotely control their cars through their phones.

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3 Better Ways To Pay Your Traffic Fines

In this day and age where almost any important transaction can be performed online in just a matter of seconds, it’s quite surprising to see people still queueing up in long lines at banks or public institutions in order to go about their business. The same holds true for the issue of settling traffic fines and summonses.Whatever the case may be, your fines will need to be paid eventually. With this burden on your shoulders, why not consider easier and more efficient ways of settling those fines? Here are a few suggestions:

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An International Driver’s Permit for When You Travel

Self-driving allows for a greater degree of independence and control over your movements, which is great, but it begs the question, “How do I drive without a local driving license?”. This is a key question to ask yourself, especially before you decide to approach a car rental company to choose your vehicle. Odds are, they’ll require a valid driving license from you before they can let you use one of their motor vehicles. Here’s the thing: A Malaysian driving license can still be used overseas to operate a motor vehicle. However, regulations differ from country to country, so you’ll have to do your own research. If travelling and self-driving is something you do more often than most people, than perhaps what you need is an International Driver’s Permit or IDP.

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Some cool safety tech you should consider when buying a car

Now cars – We don’t just drive a car. We pretty much live in it. According to some Googling, Malaysians spend around 53 minutes a day, stuck in traffic. If you’re a KL-ite you’re probably laughing since you’ve done the 3-hour jam. Even then, an hour a day in a car, that’s around 300 hours a year and that’s about 12 full days! Think about this: If your loved one was going to be in a car for 12 days… Would you not want them to have everything that could keep them safe? A car’s kind off a scary thing after all, just a hunk of metal hurtling through air. So without further ado, here’s a list of some must have tech that can keep you safe while you’re on the road!

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How To Stay Energized on Long-Haul Drives

In Malaysia, driving long-haul is not uncommon. Though the frequency of long-haul drives might differ between people, most of us do it at one point or another in the year. Some do it for work, driving trucks and tankers up and down the peninsula on the highway for many hours on-end, while others might do it for leisure, travel, or even to return to our kampung during festive seasons. Common suggestions to fight against fatigue, sleepiness, or overall tiredness is to get enough sleep before a long drive and also to consume large amounts of coffee. While these suggestions are valid, here are a few more things to consider before you or anyone you know goes on another long-haul drive:

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5 Learning Habits for Automotive Students

Being an automotive college student can be quite challenging. One of the major differences between automotive college students and those of other fields is that not only are they spending much of their time in classrooms, they also spend a significant amount of their time working in hands-on, practical lessons. Practical lessons can be tiring and after a long day, the thought of revising or studying theory can be quite unappealing. So what habits can automotive college students implement in order to maximize their learning? Here are a few….

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