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Essential accessories and gadgets for your Car

If you’re driving an older vehicle or anything pre-2013, then you’ll probably be in need of some trendy or cool gadgets and accessories to liven up your cabin and make each drive more fulfilling. Certain accessories and gadgets are essentials for any car. From practical items to not-so-practical items, the essentials can assist to make your time on the road fun. Meantime, the non-essentials are probably just nice to look at. For whatever reasons, people In this country are just crazy about customizing their cars. From fancy accessories, gadgets to colors inside and out, some may go overboard with... Read More

Review: New Mazda3

Is the premium price tag on the latest Mazda3 justified? When you talk about the Mazda3, people automatically relates to  a sporty looking sedan or hatchback that has always been the left field choice for buyers who didn’t want the common Honda Civic or Toyota Altis. To continue the charge, Mazda Malaysia brought forth  the Mazda3 CBU unit,  with a somewhat hefty price tag. We’re here to try to answer the question whether is the price tag justifiable? View gallery If you don’t know much about cars, you may not spot the difference between the current Mazda3 from the... Read More

Auto tips: Road Etiquette, dealing with rage and bullies

= In Malaysia, road rage and bullies are a common sight every day and at every corner. Motorists in this country are constantly aggravated by several factors from the weather to others they deemed inconsiderate or too slow. Even worse are those who are intoxicated and constantly on a midnight prowl. It’s true that there are plenty of drivers out there who’re inconsiderate i.e. hogging two lanes or fast lane, blocking the path of others, slowing down for nothing, braking for no reason and always checking up on their smartphones while driving. These factors lead to the rise of... Read More

Auto tips: Too Tired to drive? Here’s some advice

Tiredness is a common denominator for all of us. Whether it’s work or a busy lifestyle, we do not ever get enough rest or sleep. Of course, an individual’s fitness level has a lot to do with handling tiredness, An overweight individual might get tired more frequently than a regular weight person. Often, if you’re overweight you’d face some form of extreme tiredness, which leads to micro-sleeps. So when it comes to driving, extreme tiredness or micro sleeps often bring about an accident.     Micro sleep is a short episode of drowsiness or sleep that could last a fraction... Read More

Auto tips: Get through Roadworks without Stress

In this country, there are sporadically more and more roadworks sprouting up like mushrooms, everywhere. Roadworks usually take place at the busiest times of the day or night, simply because the Works department in this country is as inefficient as any third world countries’ public office. Especially in the city, it’s bad enough to go about daily commute and traffic with increasing number of cars on the road and on top of that, you have to look out for roadworks?! With modern technology or Navi apps like Waze, you’ll get an alert on roadworks to allow you to consider... Read More

Hyundai Tuscon 1.6 Turbo: A fun SUV with all the trimmings

We’ve tested the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 back in June and determined that the 2.0 Tucson was a refined cruiser in its own right. It’s not under powered by any means, but would it be more fun if it’s got a bit more push. This time round, we got the Hyundai Tucson 1.6 turbo, courtesy of Hyundai Sime Darby Motors. View Gallery From far, you’re hard pressed to tell the difference between the 2.0 and 1.6 Turbo, as both look spot-on similar and as far as looks go, they’re pretty svelte for an SUV. To differentiate between the two, Hyundai... Read More

Auto tips: What you should know with Kids onboard

This country’s folks are very fond of bringing their kids out with them wherever they go. If you visit hotspots or any malls on weekends, chances are you’d bump into screaming or kids crying for no reason, simply to get attention from their helpless parents or they simply hated being at a place. And even more annoying is the fact that these clueless folks, mostly of younger age group,  allow their kids to run around freely and almost rampantly, while they go about their business. Imagine kids behaving without any restraints in a car, wouldn’t it be dangerous? The... Read More

Auto tips: How to cope with stress when driving

Stress affects us all at one time or another, whether it’s down to work, home life or a tough situation you’re facing. Stress affects us physically, mentally and emotionally as well as impair our judgement and our reactions, which isn’t good news when we need to concentrate on something significant, like driving. It’s important to recognize how you feel and try to relax before getting in the car. So to help you stay calm behind the wheel, we’d like to some tips on what to do if you feel stressed before driving. Even on the road stress can be... Read More

A City Dweller maestro, the Honda City Hybrid

The current generation of Honda City has been a common sight on Malaysian roads since 2014. You’d probably be able to walk around your neighborhood to find several Honda City around. So what makes the Honda City so appealing to city dwellers? Well, two things immediately pops up, one is the badge and two, the value proposition. In our recent test unit, a City Hybrid, we’d like to highlight from exterior to everything else on this somewhat effective city dweller. Let’s start with the outside: The familiar exterior of the Honda City still has that sporty look since this... Read More

Auto Tips: How to tackle an accident scene or prevent an accident

No one expects to meet in an accident when they get behind the wheel of a car. With the growing number of vehicles on the road each year, the risk of accidents also increases. From 2017 to 2018, the total number of road accidents increased by a whopping 14,723 cases in Malaysia, according to a local newspaper source. Being smart about your approach by preparing ahead, can help you get out of a tight spot and is crucial for your safety. Here are five tips for a safer mobility and how to calmly tackle the situation at hand: 1.... Read More

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