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  • 14 tips when buying a second hand car in Malaysia

    1. Reliable cars below the RM5,000 is very difficult to find. Cars that are sold below this price often need repairs which could easily add a couple of thousand ringgits. Be prepared to pay at least RM7,000 to RM10,000 for an old (10+ year old) car. 2. A new car easily costs over RM80,000 in

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    Texting and selfies causing more fatal auto accidents

    The number of fatal accidents involving drivers preoccupied with using their mobile phones whilst driving is on the rise, according to research carried out by the Road Transport Department (JPJ). Kedah JPJ director Nik Ahmad Syazwan Nik Azman said that research showed that a large number of fatal accidents cases were due to texting while

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  • Highway
    Over-inflated tires are a bad idea

    There has been much bunk posted on the Internet about how easy it is to save fuel by over-inflating the tires on a vehicle. The people never mention the downside: driver safety. I have canvassed all the major tire companies and not one was willing to recommend deviating from what the vehicle manufacturer’s placard recommends.

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  • Cutaway of Audi's CVT showing the variable-diameter pulleys that replace the conventional gearset.
    What is a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)?

    A continuously variable transmission (CVT), is a type of automatic transmission that provides more useable power, better fuel economy and a smoother driving experience than a traditional automatic transmission. How the CVT works? Conventional automatic transmissions use a set of gears that provides a given number of ratios (or speeds). The transmission shifts gears to provide

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  • Supercharged
    Naturally Aspirated vs. Super- or Turbocharged Engine

    A naturally aspirated engine takes in air to mix with fuel and create combustion on solely on atmospheric pressure. Most automobile petrol engines, as well as many small engines used for non-automotive purposes, are naturally aspirated. Supercharged engines use some kind of compressor to force additional air into the engine. Turbochargers are technically a specific

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  • Spark Plug
    What is a Spark Plug & what does it do?

    An internal combustion engine requires three key ingredients to operate: air, fuel and spark. A spark plug is a critical engine component that provides the spark that ignites the air-fuel mixture that drives an engine. A spark plug (sometimes, in British English, a sparking plug, and, colloquially, a plug) is a device for delivering electric

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  • carbatteries
    How to extend the lifespan of your car battery?

    The average car battery lasts somewhere between two and five years, but there are ways to extend its lifespan. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your car battery. What affects the lifespan of my car battery?  The lifespan of your car battery depends on where you live, how frequently

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  • smart key
    What is Smart Key?

    A smart key is an electronic access and authorization system which is available as an option or standard in several cars. It was first developed by Siemens in the mid-1990s and introduced by Mercedes-Benz under the name “Keyless Go” in 1998 on the W220 S-Class following its design patent filed by Daimler-Benz on May 17,

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    What Is Air Brake System?

    Air brake is a compressed air brake system. It mostly apply on heavy load vehicle such as heavy load truck, buses and trailer as well as railway train for more safety braking system. Air brake system was develop adn invented by George Westinghouse who was an American entrepreneur and engineer. How Was The Air Brake Work? It Using the

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  • sohc-vs-dohc
    A comparison of SOHC vs DOHC

    SOHC refers to Single Overhead Camshaft. In SOHC, the camshaft is situated in the cylinder head, above the valves. The valves are opened and closed either directly with a shim between the cam lobe and the valve stem, or via a rocker arm. SOHC engine valve configurations typically have 2 or 3 valves per cylinder.

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