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Easy and Cheap Tips to Blacken a Dull Motorcycle Rough Body

www.informationautomotive.com - Motorcycle type skutik dominated by body panels with plastic material must actually get special care. 

Due to the age of use usually occurs in color or also called oxidation. This is because it is often exposed to sunlight and UV. This problem mostly arises in the part commonly called orange peel or rough textured body. Generally on the deck, dashboard, footrest and rear fender.

Easy and Cheap Tips to Blacken a Dull Motorcycle Rough Body
Easy and Cheap Tips to Blacken a Dull Motorcycle Rough Body


However, before we discuss how to blacken a rough body, there are some things you should do so that the part is not easily dull.

1. Avoid The Hot Direct Sunlight


Get used to parking in the shade or those that are not exposed to direct sun exposure. Because sunlight contains ultraviolet, in a certain period of time can damage the coat of motor paint.

2. Don't Let the Motor Get Dirty For A Long Time


If the motor is hit by rainwater and then left for a long time unwashed can cause rust. This is because rainwater has its salt content. The body becomes dull quickly.

3. Wash the Motor with Special Shampoo


Routinely rinse the motor with clean water, especially in the rainy season. Then dry it with a special absorbent cloth. Do not use detergent soap or other soaps, because it can fade the color of the motor body paint.

If it must be washed using soap, try to use a special shampoo to wash the motor. But it can also be risky. Avoid shampoos that contain Hcl (acid hydrochloride), NaOH (sodium hydroxide) and KOH (potassium hydroxide). Remember, these materials have a less good effect and can erode the layer of motor paint.

4. Use Full Body Skotlet


It can also be by installing a scotlet or transparent sticker. This step is considered effective enough to coat the motor body to avoid scratches and scorching sunlight that makes the body easily dull.

5. Diligently Provide compounds and Polish


If you do not want to out a lot of costs, can do your own treatment with compounds and polished liquids. Compounds whose shape resembles gel can be used to disappear fine scratches.

But remember, the process is not instant. The owner must rub the body of the motorcycle with a compound several times to be able to remove fine scratches.

Once the fine scratches are gone, use a gel or polishing liquid to restore the gloss of the motor body. In order not to be mixed by dust or dirt that can cause scratches, when rubbing the body with polished liquid, preferably after the motorcycle is washed.

More Frequently Traveled, Remember Protection for Vehicles

www.informationautomotive.com - Later on social media often shared video footage of vehicle accidents on the highway. Currently with the loosening of government regulations on restrictions on the mobility of citizens, making the streets again crowded with vehicles that result in the risk of accidents on the highway.

More Frequently Traveled, Remember Protection for Vehicles
More Frequently Traveled, Remember Protection for Vehicles


One of the protections provided in addition to the safety features of automotive products, insurance protection is also needed. Unfortunately, based on World Bank records, insurance penetration in Indonesia is still relatively low compared to other countries in Southeast Asia. This is also a concern by the Financial Services Authority (OJK) in 2019 showing insurance literacy in Indonesia at only 19.4 percent.

It's certainly alarming. Considering that insurance has many benefits that are newly felt during emergency situations and protect the risk of swollen cost expenditures. Included in vehicle protection.

"Driving safely is mandatory, but by providing additional protection to the vehicle through insurance, vehicle owners can enjoy each trip more calmly," said Head of Communication &Customer Service Management Of Astra Insurance, L. Iwan Pranoto.

For vehicle owners who want to protect their vehicles with insurance, there are some basic tips that can be followed to find the best vehicle insurance.

First, determine the type of coverage according to the needs. Make sure the type of policy coverage chosen adjusts to the needs, whether comprehensive coverage that guarantees partial losses / damages such as scratches and dents or total losses / damages caused by the risks guaranteed in the policy. There is also a Total Loss Only (TLO) that only guarantees a total loss / damage such as loss or coverage against damage where the estimated cost of repairs must be more than or equal to 75 percent of the price of the vehicle shortly before the loss occurs.

The second tip is to know the risks that are guaranteed. Check the policy carefully, in the policy there are any points that are guaranteed by the insurance and can actively ask the insurance if there are points that are not clear. It is also contained in the provisions of the Indonesian Motor Vehicle Insurance Standard Policy (PSAKBI) article 1. Although there are some risks that are an exception to this vehicle insurance product, but there is no need to worry, for vehicle owners who want to get more protection, can consult and apply for an expansion of the guarantee that can be adjusted to the needs.

The third stage, find out the services provided. Basically people choose insurance to ease the burden of risks that may be faced. It is also very important to know what services can be provided by the insurance in order to drive more calmly. The types of services that can usually be taken into consideration are the availability of contact center services as well as the ease of calling emergency services 24 hours, guarantees from workshops for the replacement of official parts, to the ease of claims process offered.

The next tip, must recognize and find out the reputation of the insurance company to be chosen. Insurance is one of the financial institutions under the supervision of the Financial Services Authority (OJK). Therefore it is important to see that the selected insurance company is already registered with OJK. In addition, vehicle owners can also see the track record of the company by knowing how long the insurance has been built, various reviews that can be seen on social media or related sites, to ask directly the opinions of acquaintances who have used it.

Do These 3 Ways to Keep the V-belt Motor Skutik Durable

www.informationautomotive.com - Scooter type motorcycles become one of the choices of urban communities in supporting daily activities. Make the care business is not too difficult, the most important thing is always diligent to check regularly.

In addition, the scooter does not use a chain like a manual transmission motor. It uses a component called the V-belt. But similarly, it is needed as transferring power from the engine to the rear wheels. Although made of strong enough rubber material, this device also has similar problems with chains. Break up when taken driving.

Do These 3 Ways to Keep the V-belt Motor Skutik Durable
Do These 3 Ways to Keep the V-belt Motor Skutik Durable



Like other components, the skutik v-belt must also be treated by the owner of the motorcycle along with use. The use of rubber connecting transmission with trapezoidal cross-section actually has a age benchmark, but the use of each rider is different. So how do you keep this important tool going? Here are tips on caring for v-belts from the Technical Service Division of PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM), Endro Sutarno;

1. Routine V-belt Check


For Honda scooters, the v-belt should be checked periodically at the use of 8,000 Km. In theory, the life of this component can touch 24,000 Km and after that it must be replaced. However, it depends on the driving style of each rider. The condition of the dirty CVT space can also shorten the life of the v-belt.

2. Be Careful In Using Racing Accessories


Although racing accessories can make the look of the scooter more stylish, but non-standard components can risk damaging other parts. For safety and comfort in driving, you should be more careful in choosing accessories for your motorcycle. So that the quality is maintained.

3. Normal Use of Skutik


When the skutik position is langsam or idle, the rider should not play the gas lever. Remember, the motorcycle you use transmits matik, so when playing the gas lever then the v-belt will tighten and move the rear wheels. Therefore, the use of idling stop system (ISS) feature is highly recommended in this condition, because in addition to being environmentally friendly can also extend the life of the skutik v-belt.

AHM Technical Service Division, Endro Sutarno said v-belt is a very important component for the scooter as a wheel drive. Optimal engine performance will not be felt for the rider if the v-belt is in poor condition.

"The V-belt is a component that cannot be seen directly by the rider because it is in the CVT, but its role is very important in supporting the performance of honda consumers' favorite scooters. Regular checking at AHASS in accordance with the service manual is highly recommended, so that the v-belt condition remains excellent and handled by the right technicians, "said Endro.

Source: Astra Honda Motor

Ladies, It's An Easy Way to Take Care of Your Favorite Car at Home

www.informationautomotive.com - The development of mobility in society, making women are also often seen driving their own cars on the highway. Car ownership by the resilient women who sustain the family economy has also increased recently in line with needs.

Like car owners in general, women are also obliged to master the care of their favorite cars. Maintenance is needed to ensure the car's components are always in top condition and ready to use during the trip. This is also to avoid potential problems during travel such as strikes or accidents.

Ladies, It's An Easy Way to Take Care of Your Favorite Car at Home
Ladies, It's An Easy Way to Take Care of Your Favorite Car at Home



Many easy car maintenance tips that can be done by women car owners to do alone while at home. First the maintenance is done by diligently heating the machine. This applies if the car is rarely used, especially during a pandemic that makes many vehicles stay in the garage of the house. Heating the machine can be done as much as three times a week or at least once a week. This is to keep the quality of engine oil from decreasing.

The old engine is not turned on will make the engine oil settle for too long, so that when turned on there will be engine components that should be lubricated but not exposed to lubrication. This can cause wear and tear and speed up the engine damage process. In addition, there can be oxidation processes that can damage the chemical formula of engine oil.

The second step is diligent to check the condition of the car tires. Before driving in the morning, make sure the tire wind pressure is in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. This is for the comfort, control and durability of tire use. Take time to check the condition of the tire, whether it looks sharp objects or gravel sticking in the groove of the tire palm that can damage the sole of the tire and make the tire leak smoothly. Make sure the thickness of the tire sole is still above the Tread Wear Indicator (TWI) to maintain the grip of the tire. Also check the condition of the tire wall from potential tearing or bumping that is dangerous if forced to use.

The third step is to check the car fluid. Usually on the hood, check if the liquid in the containers contained in the engine area in accordance with the specified limits. For example, water wipers that help clean dirt in the windshield, then ir radiator to keep the car temperature within optimal limits. Make sure the water level in the tank reservoir matches the recommended level as a backup, including checking the availability of brake fluid to make sure there are no leaks.

The fourth step is to make sure all the car lights are functioning normally aka no one dies. Head and rear lights to aid visibility at night and make the car visible to other road users. Make sure the brake lights are on to avoid the car getting hit from behind when reducing the speed. How to check the car lights is also easy, turn on the engine and see the shadow of the light beam on the wall of the house. Immediately make a replacement if the car lights are off.

The fifth step is always to clean the carpet, car seat and dashboard from dirt, especially dust using a vacuum cleaner. Then wipe with a cloth until clean. This is to maintain comfort and maintain the health of passengers from dust that carries bacteria. Dirt left in the car can leave an unpleasant smell and invite annoying animals.

The sixth step is to perform an engine oil check through the dipstick available on the engine side. Add if less and make sure to always change the engine oil every 10,000 km or six months depending on which one is achieved first. Perform engine oil changes while performing periodic servicing.

This periodic service is also the last step to carry out treatment. In addition to checks that can be done alone at home, periodic service becomes an important way to maintain the condition of the vehicle. Do not because of busyness, the owner forgets the periodic service recommended by the manufacturer. Especially Auto2000, there is a Toyota Home Service (THS) service that can be called to the house to perform service according to the desired time of the vehicle owner.

"In addition to the skills of driving a car on the road, another ability that should be owned by female drivers is to do light maintenance of vehicles that can be done alone at home so that the condition of the car is maintained properly," said Nur Imansyah Tara, Aftersales Business Division Head Auto2000 in his statement, Monday (12/20/2021).

5 Tips to Safely Carry a Baby When Traveling Long distances by Car

www.informationautomotive.com - There are times when you travel far with your family. It's certainly a fun moment. But for those of you who have momongan, inviting in a small drive of course requires special attention and preparation. Because, children's passengers are clearly different from adult passengers, both in terms of character to needs.

First of all, you should bring a baby that is more than six months old. This is important because the bone structure and muscles are already stronger to support the head. In the event of a shock, the baby remains safe and comfortable in the car.

5 Tips to Safely Carry a Baby When Traveling Long distances by Car
5 Tips to Safely Carry a Baby When Traveling Long distances by Car



Well, so that your trip and your little one remain safe and comfortable, here are tips on taking your baby on a long trip by car.

1. Determine the itinerary

Before you start a long trip, you should determine the itinerary first. Prepare the departure time, rest until the selected route. The most ideal time is a two-hour drive, then a break. Make sure your trip is not a time-chasing trip. The reason is, long journeys with a baby usually take longer. The most ideal time is a two-hour drive, then a break.

It sounds boring if you stop too much, but this is for the comfort and safety of your child. Sitting in the car seat is not good either. You certainly need a break to change your little one's diaper. There can also be other possibilities such as fussy babies or motion sickness. Use the time off to take the baby out of the car and do things. It can also reduce the level of boredom along the way. 

2. Prepare baby supplies

Furthermore, tips on taking a baby on a long trip by car is to carefully prepare baby supplies. Bring a special bag or container that contains baby needs such as changing clothes, diapers, milk and milk bottles, wet wipes, baby food, baby toiletries, to baby cutlery.

Do not forget to also bring emergency equipment containing baby medicines, thermometers, fever reliever plaster, wound medicine, to special baby skin moisturizers. Doing careful preparation will make your trip with your baby more comfortable because it is free from worry.

3. Always use child car seat

Tips on taking a baby on a long trip by car can not be separated from the baby seat. Child seat is a special seat designed for infants and children. This special seat is able to withstand the baby's movements while dampening shocks.

Child car seats minimize the risk of accidents in infants. Always place this auxiliary seat on the back of the driver. Especially babies weighing under 13 Kg or under two years, the position is facing backwards. The goal is that the baby's head is maintained by the back of the car seat, so that it will not be crushed when the car stops suddenly. While for babies over three years, can use a convertible car seat that can be positioned facing the front. In addition to safety concerns, child car seats are also useful to make babies sit independently. It doesn't bother the other passengers in the car.

Some vehicles already have Isofix technology which is a passive safety feature for passengers. With this Isofix, you can install your own child seat but still guaranteed safety.

4. Create a comfortable atmosphere for the baby

In addition to being tired, usually the baby will cry because they feel bored. This often happens when babies are invited to travel far by car. They feel saturated because they have to be in the cabin of a car that makes limited wiggle room. To overcome this, you can create a comfortable atmosphere for the baby in the car cabin.

Bring some of your child's favorite toys to make him feel familiar with the atmosphere in the car. You can also line the car seat with a thick blanket to make the baby feel comfortable. Or, you can also play her favorite music and sing along. Then interact so that your child does not get bored.

5. Always calm

Everything was done, but the baby was still crying. Then you have to stay calm and think positively. Edge the car, take the baby out of the cabin to get a new atmosphere. Sometimes, what causes long trips with the baby becomes exhausting precisely not because of the little one. It could be due to the excessive worry you feel as a parent. As a result, you are not calm during the trip and when you arrive at your destination, your body becomes tired.

That's why being calm is also one of the tips to take a baby on a long trip by car. Keep in mind that everything will be fine. If you are afraid of something being missed, try to create a checklist that lists equipment for travel.

Turn on and off the AC Don't Be Careless, Here's the Rule

www.informationautomotive.com - Air Conditioner aka AC a ka pendingan air on the vehicle is tasked with helping comfort. Especially in the dry season ac car becomes one of the mainstays to make driving still comfortable. In other times, many are not aware of this aerial pending operational urusa. Not all drivers turn on the car's air conditioner the right way. With the aim to cool the car cabin, but because of the wrong way, instead make the temperature in the cabin becomes more hot.

The hot temperature in the car cabin is certainly uncomfortable and can slow down the driver's reaction while driving. If the cabin in the car heats up to 35 degrees Celsius, the driver's reaction will be reduced by 20 percent rather than driving in the cabin with a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius.

Turn on and off the AC Don't Be Careless, Here's the Rule
Turn on and off the AC Don't Be Careless, Here's the Rule


AC operations should not be performed carelessly. If you do not follow the rules, it does not rule out the possibility that the component can be quickly damaged. For example, when turning off the engine should the AC also be disabled. Because, in the long run there will be components that are quickly damaged prematurely.

Frequent mistakes

The mistake that most often done by the driver when turning on the air conditioner is to directly adjust the ac to the coldest temperature shortly after he entered the car cabin. Though this one will actually make hot air circulating in the car cabin. The right and effective way to cool the car cabin quickly is to open the door and glass first for approximately 1 minute, to wait for all car systems to be connected. After 1 minute, close all doors and windows, then turn on the air conditioner to the coldest setting temperature.

 Then, the AC grille should not be directly directed to the rider with the aim to cool quickly. This method can actually make the temperature in the car cabin becomes more hot. We recommend directing the AC grille to the roof so that cold air is more evenly spread throughout the cabin. If the car is equipped with automatic AC settings, we can take advantage of this feature. By using the Auto system, the cabin will still feel cold and air circulation from the outside is still ongoing so that the glass will not appear dewy.

There are other bad habits that are often done by vehicle owners. That is, turning the car's air conditioner on and off when the engine rotation is still high. Whereas when the engine rotation is high, automatic compressor rotation is also high. If the car's air conditioner is suddenly turned off or turned on in these conditions, then the car compressor will bear a considerable burden. The impact, there will be considerable friction on the ac pulley component and center piece compressor.

Things not to do

There are some things not to do. Do not drive with the window open when the air conditioner is on. Make sure you close the windows in the car this is aimed so that there is no dust and dirt from outside that enters the car and is sucked by the car air conditioner and attached to the cabin. That way the AC will stay awake and not give off a bad smell.

What is often seen is smoking in the car. Never smoke in the ac. Cigarette smoke can cause excess dirt in the cabin, so the car's air conditioner will quickly break down and not cool. Avoid smoking in the car if you want the car air conditioner to stay cool and maintained.

Well, when you are driving and will get to your destination, be sure to turn off the air conditioner first before turning off the car engine, as well as when you will start the car engine after the new optimal start ac. Incorrect use causes the electrical system voltage in the car to be high and unstable it can slowly impact the electrical system of components in the car.

Take regular care


Lastly, do not forget to also check regularly the condition of the car air conditioner so that it can work optimally. Regular treatment to avoid long-term effects. Because many important components contained in the AC, such as compressors, condenses, to evaporators. If when the component is problematic, then the performance of the AC becomes not maximal.

There are a few things to watch out for:

- Every 6 months / 10 rb km replace the cabin filter.

- Every 1 year of light periodic servicing such as blower and condenser service.

- Every 2 years of large servicing includes evaporators, blowers, condensers, replacing dryers and cabin filters and recharging.

Brakes Don't Work Normally While Driving, Here Are 7 Tips to Deal With Them

www.informationautomotive.com - Have you ever had a situation where the car's brakes didn't work? You have to stop the vehicle. Unpleasant situations sometimes even create panic. Yep, it shows how important the brake function is. Therefore the braking system must get regular attention to always function properly.

If necessary, whenever the car will be used the driver should check the brake function. If the brakes are problematic, this usually happens because the car owner rarely performs routine maintenance or any disturbances in brake fluid. Hariadi, Assistant to Service Department Head of PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS), said to avoid the possibility of brake damage when your car is used you do periodic checks. It can be done alone or in an official workshop.

Brakes Don't Work Normally While Driving, Here Are 7 Tips to Deal With Them
Brakes Don't Work Normally While Driving, Here Are 7 Tips to Deal With Them

Why does the brakes not work? A lot of causes. But there are some tips that can be done to avoid the possibility of brakes not functioning normally while driving.

First, check the surface thickness layer of the tire periodically. The condition of the thickness of the tire surface layer greatly affects the results of braking, especially in slippery and wet road conditions. Check the tire thickness layer regularly, especially if daily braking activities are done regularly.

When driving, reduce the speed when it rains or the roads are wet. This is done to avoid excessive use of brakes. Rainy conditions or wet roads can also cause vehicles to slip if using high speeds. Then avoid doing full braking on the downhill road.

In addition to spending the brake canvas is also dangerous. The trick, use the Engine Brake trick to slow down the speed of the car by lowering the transmission to a lower gear. You can use a low gear transmission when crossing a downhill road and displacement is made before the descent. Use gear 1 for manual transmission cars, and L, 2, or 3 for cars with automatic transmissions.

Well, what if the vehicle experiences brakes that do not function normally in the middle of the road? Don't panic right away. There are some tips you can do:

1. Keep Pumping the Brakes

The step that can be done is to keep pumping the brakes so that the pressure returns as before. However, if when pumped the brake feels heavy or rough, there may be something in the brake system. Immediately reduce the speed of the car and stop to the roadside to check the brake system part.

 2. Use the Handbrake

Pull the handbrake carefully and feel the bite on the caliper part of the wheel. If the brakes feel already biting then do not let go and let until the speed of the car slows down. The rider must also adjust the brake pressure so as not to lose control.

3. Press Hazard Light Button and Horn

This step should be done to signal to other motorists to know that the brakes of the car or other parts of the vehicle are in trouble.

4. Don't Immediately Turn off the Machine

It is advisable not to immediately turn off the engine because it can make it difficult to regulate and control the direction of the car because the power steering pump will turn off so that the steering wheel will feel heavy and the brakes so it does not function normally.

5. Don't Step on the Gas Pedal

Avoid stepping on the gas pedal as it will add high speed to the car.

6. Crashing Into Soft Objects

This step can be done if the above methods fail to be done. Crashing a car into something soft (e.g., a mound of earth, piles of tires or sand) can reduce or stop the speed of the vehicle.

7. Navigate to the Evacuation path

Direct the vehicle to the evacuation path if the brakes do not function normally, the usual evacuation path is on the left side of the toll road, especially for the downhill toll road, the condition of the evacuation road in the form of an incline road and at the end there are mounds of earth or piles of tires.

"To reduce the occurrence of damage to the car brakes, motorists can conduct routine checks at official workshops scattered throughout Indonesia. Check to replace and repair parts that do not work properly. But if there is brake damage while on the road, the rider can take the vehicle to the nearest authorized Suzuki workshop by contacting Suzuki Emergency Roadside Assistance (SERA) to make it easier for the rider to treat or repair the damage," hariadi concluded.

Tips for Caring for Suzuki Carry Pick Up To Be Healthy and Long Live

www.informationautomotive.com - Suzuki New Carry Pick Up becomes the choice of many consumers in the commercial segment as its flagship fleet. Suzuki's lightweight pickup is designed with a tough body and spacious cabin. As a result, Carry becomes the best choice to meet the needs of consumers of the commercial vehicle segment.

Some of the advantages of carry such as a wider sized tub that is able to carry a load of 1 ton and can be opened from 3 sides. This ability to carry is one that is needed by entrepreneurs. Earlier this year Suzuki refreshed the New Carry Pick Up which showed Suzuki's commitment in improving the quality of the car known by its nickname The Pick Up King.

Tips for Caring for Suzuki Carry Pick Up To Be Healthy and Long Live
Tips for Caring for Suzuki Carry Pick Up To Be Healthy and Long Live



According to Hariadi, Asst. To Service Dept. Head of PT SIS, by carrying the concept of SCIENCE, namely gasoline Irit and its maintenance, Long life, Load a lot, and Untung at this end, New Carry Pick Up comes according to the needs of consumers.

In its use, there are several recommendations for correct use and maintenance so that the vehicle continues to work optimally and has a long service life, including:

1. Pay attention to the condition of the tires

The first thing to consider is the tires. This part is most important for commercial vehicles. Pay attention to the air pressure on the tires according to the recommended recommendations on stickers on vehicle door pillars or in the Vehicle Owner's Manual. This is done to keep the tire traction performance optimal which can simultaneously affect fuel consumption and braking function. Also make sure to check the thickness of the tire tread surface or as recommended. Tire or wheel maintenance can be done before the vehicle is used or when in the Official Suzuki Workshop.

2. Check braking and clutch performance

In addition to the condition of the tire also check periodically the braking system. Braking and clutch pick up cars become a vital part to maintain the safety of other riders or drivers. The rider must pay attention to its performance through the easiest steps by stepping on the pedal while feeling braking and clutch in normal conditions. If you are servicing at the Official Suzuki Workshop, check the brake canvas, brake fluid volume and clutch canvas according to vehicle maintenance instructions.

3. Pay attention to the function of lights and wipers

Well, since it often rains, make sure all lights and wipers function normally. Headlamps, turn lights, brake lights and wipers also have a role to play in the performance and safety of the rider. Make sure all lights are functioning properly so that they can illuminate the journey or be visible to other riders, especially at night. Do not modify lights or other electricals related to the function of the lamp. Caring for wipers is essential during the rainy season in order to produce a maximum view. Check the flexibility / function of the wiper rubber and the contents of wiper fluid regularly according to the recommended volume standards.

4. Perform regular service

New Carry Pick Up users can see the regular Service Schedule guide and follow the existing schedule in the Service Book and Warranty or follow the reminders that have been scheduled by the Official Suzuki Workshop. Avoid doing maintenance outside of the Official Suzuki Workshop.

5. Do not carry excessive loads

In terms of specifications, the large capacity of the New Carry Pick-Up tub is very profitable for riders. However, the way of placing goods in the tub has a significant effect if done well. Place heavier items at the forefront of the cargo tub, and lighter-weighted items at the very back. The trick of burden sharing can maintain the stability of the vehicle when used. Suzuki advises riders not to transport goods exceeding the maximum weight limit of 1 ton and not to carry a load whose shape exceeds the length and height of the vehicle.

6. Avoid carrying flammable materials or liquids


Carrying flammable materials / liquids can pose a potential danger to motorists and passengers, such as Gasoline, Diesel, Oil, Vegetable Oil and other liquid chemicals. Bad storage can cause leaks or spills. If there is a fire triggered from the above then your New Carry Pick Up cannot operate normally accompanying your daily activities.

7. Always keep the interior clean

Not only the exterior, maintaining the cleanliness of the inside of the vehicle is also an important point. This is done so that the rider remains comfortable and makes the vehicle more durable because of its cleanliness. Maintaining the cleanliness of the car can be done using a special car vacuum cleaner that is able to lift dirt on the sidelines of the vehicle and use a room fragrance so that the vehicle is fragrant and clean.

New Carry Pick Up comes with a sturdy and tough design and look. New Carry Pick Up also has a wider sized tub, which is 2,505 mm long, 1,745 mm wide, and 425 mm high so that it is able to carry a load of 1 ton. Equipped with a hook around the tub that is used to tie goods to make it safer during the trip. Hooks number 12 in FD (Flat Deck) type and 22 in WD (Wide Deck) type.

"The importance of carrying out periodic maintenance has many benefits, such as optimizing engine performance, avoiding damage, maintaining car selling value, fuel use efficiency, and maintaining the quality of vehicle safety systems. Lack of attention to the vehicle can harm yourself and other drivers on the road. Therefore, do regular maintenance both at home and at the nearest official Suzuki workshop," hariadi concluded.

Easy Tips to Maintain Vehicle Resale Value, Take Advantage of Official Workshops

www.informationautomotive.com - Speaking of culture, choosing a vehicle in Indonesia is always associated with resale prices. This assessment will at least always be included in choosing a vehicle. Although aware of the advantages of this selling price, unfortunately many do not understand how to keep a vehicle still has a high selling value.

One way to keep the resale price is quite easy. The owner of the vehicle is enough to take care of the vehicle periodically to the official workshop according to the vehicle maintenance manual. This was revealed by General Manager After Sales Division of PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia (MMKSI) Boediarto who said periodic maintenance in official workshops in addition to keeping the vehicle in top condition can also provide complete records related to maintenance so far.

Easy Tips to Maintain Vehicle Resale Value, Take Advantage of Official Workshops
Easy Tips to Maintain Vehicle Resale Value, Take Advantage of Official Workshops

"Periodic maintenance can maintain the condition of the vehicle which ultimately determines the resale value of the vehicle with physical condition factors, vehicle history including accident records and maintenance records in official workshops," Boediarto said.

Boediarto further revealed that periodic maintenance has many benefits for consumers such as ensuring the vehicle is in safe condition through regular inspections and maintenance can prevent the occurrence of potential mechanical errors. In addition, maintenance in official workshops can maximize the best performance on the vehicle and increase driving satisfaction can even save costs incurred if there is serious damage and avoid repair costs that drain the pocket in the future.

Maintenance in this official workshop is also recommended to continue to be done even though the manufacturer's built-in warranty period has expired. Often encountered, vehicle owners switch to a non-official workshop after feeling the maintenance period from the manufacturer is completed. The reason is the majority of care funding. It actually has hidden risks in terms of vehicle maintenance.

"It should also be considered for consumers of vehicle maintenance in official workshops there are several advantages. For example, the history of the vehicle is periodically recorded neatly in the system. These notes help the mechanic to perform actions to prevent more severe damage later in life. Official workshops always provide original parts and this all has an impact on the resale price that remains high," said Head of After Sales Marketing and Promotion Section of PT MMKSI, Tegar Adisura.

Rifat Sungkar, Mitsubishi Brand Ambassador also revealed there are some things that can not be obtained in public workshops related to maintenance. For example, when replacing lubricants connected to the vehicle's MID sensor.

"There is usually a notification in the MID if there is a warning related to a certain thing. In the official workshop it can be reset and notified to the system if the problem has been replaced. If in this public workshop can not and certainly affect the comfort side, "said Rifat.

Taking the example of Mitsubishi services, for consumers whose vehicle's built-in warranty period has expired can extend with a Smart package. Especially for xpander models aimed at models that have covered a distance of 50,000 kilometers.

The choice of package is twice periodic maintenance where this package consists of periodic maintenance such as engine oil, oil filter, AC filter and gasket. In addition, there is a free cost of the item replacement service that can be utilized in two periodic maintenance valid up to 20,000 km or 1 year and extended warranty period up to 1 year / 30,000 km.

There are still four-time periodic packages that have the same maintenance package as the two-time package with an additional four times the free replacement service fee that applies up to 40,000 km or two years and gets an extended warranty period of up to 1 year / 30,000km. The six-time package gets free replacement service fees and can be utilized in 6x periodic maintenance valid up to 60,000 km / 3 years as well as extended warranty period of up to 1 year / 30,000km.

Film Glass Selection Affects Driving Safety During The Rainy Season

 www.informationautomotive.com -Driving when it rains requires high concentration. Especially in Indonesia which has heavy rainfall, visibility is very influential on driving safety especially to concentrate on seeing wet and slippery road conditions. Once the driver loses concentration, an accident can occur.

"Entering the rainy season, especially in big cities, there are usually many accidents. Whether it was a single accident or due to a collision with another vehicle. Slippery roads, damaged roads plus poor visibility from inside the cabin, must be considered in addition to technical conditions in the vehicle. Therefore we must prepare the best driving conditions in our vehicles before driving in the rainy season," said Vice President of PT VKOOL Indo Lestari, Linda Widjaja in her statement, Thursday (05/11/2021).

Film Glass Selection Affects Driving Safety During The Rainy Season
Film Glass Selection Affects Driving Safety During The Rainy Season


V-Kool shares tips on how to safely drive when it rains. Check out the following steps:

1. Make sure the air pressure on the tires is as recommended by the manufacturer

As the most important part of the car because it comes into contact with asphalt, make sure the car tires are in normal circumstances including air pressure. This is important to avoid unstable cars when driven and make the vehicle slip. Pressure references are usually found on the driver's door pillar. If the tire is thin, it should be replaced. This results in reduced grip and minimal water disposal that will also easily occur aquaplannig (tires do not tread when going through wet roads). 

2. Check the condition of all car lights

Car lights when it rains become a medium to detect objects in front of us, while clarifying the view of the rider. The safe way to drive a car when it rains is to make sure the condition of all car lights is functioning properly. Lights that need to be checked are large lights (head lamps) close and far away, sign lights (signs) and emergency lights. All the lights have their own function when it rains.

The parts that must be checked are lamp protectors, whether in a clean condition of dust and dirt or not because it can reduce their effectiveness. Then check the direction of the lights, such as the headlight to be clearer in looking around and others looking at your vehicle. Do not let the headlight used even interfere with the vision of other riders. When it rains, other riders and you experience the same distractions.

3. Keep the vehicle distance further than when the weather is normal

When the rain conditions, in addition to slippery, concentration is disturbed, also visibility becomes limited. Especially if you happen to drive a car at night, or indeed during the day but heavy rain makes the atmosphere dark. So this condition makes the driver must also be more careful in driving.

Keeping the vehicle's distance above normal distance becomes one of the right actions during driving when it rains. Let the car in front stay away with a distance of about 6 seconds from the car, or until it is beyond your visibility.

4. Avoid driving on the edge of the road

In the rainy season, the streets are usually easily porous and damaged. While the structure of the road is usually also not always the same, the more to the edge the more uneven and easily damaged. How to anticipate road conditions like this is to avoid driving on the side of the roadside. The roadside is lower than the middle of the road. When hit by rainwater and wet road conditions, often there is a puddle especially if the rain is heavy.

To avoid standing water, choose the middle of the road because in this section is usually drier or not too deep in the puddle. Too take the roadside when crossing the road in wet conditions also has the potential to make your vehicle slip or mired off the road, especially if the road limiting mark is not too clearly visible.

5. Do not let the view be obstructed

The safe way to drive when it rains is to pay attention not to your eyes blocked. The way that can be done is to clean the car glass on the front and the rear glass of various dirt that sticks.

Don't forget to clean the glass film on the inside. Although installed on the inside, often the film glass is touched by the hand, so the film glass becomes greasy. The business of taking care of the glass film is not a difficult matter. Just clean it regularly.

This method also does not require special liquids because if using a special liquid it has the potential to damage the glass film, considering it usually contains certain chemicals. It is best to clean it using plain water. If there is a stain, it can be washed with water and then wiped until clean and dry. The selection of the right lap is also noteworthy, because you should use a soft and clean cloth that has not been used to clean the body parts of other cars.

In addition, use high-tech glass film with a clear display, on V-Kool product lines such as VK70. This model has the highest visible light forwarding compared to other film glass so that the driver can enjoy a free view and good visibility during the day or night.

"It is very important to pay attention to visibility, because if visibility is not good, then automatically make driving alertness will be reduced. The selection of glass film is very important. If it is too dark, the view will be disturbed or blurry. Make sure the glass film is also good quality, so that the clarity of the view produced is not reduced, "said Linda.

Linda suggests choosing a quality glass film, with a darkness level of no more than 40 percent for the windshield. Because the use of window film with darkness above 40 percent can reduce the view, especially if it is at night and or in the rain.

V-Kool provides convenience through offers at the Most Complete Online Automotive Exhibition "Tokopedia Garage Otofair" which takes place from November 11, 2021. To enjoy this promo, prospective consumers can shop for V-Kool movie glass on Tokopedia and there will be a discount of 30% OFF + (6% up to Rp 1 Million) for each purchase by entering the promo code KOOLNOV in the promo code feature.

"This promo we have to provide an opportunity for consumers to get the best comfort in terms of heat rejection, also with the ease of transaction flow supported by technological advances," said Linda. Together with Tokopedia, consumers will be facilitated both for installation to outlets and through home service services.

Too Long Parking, Do This Step To Keep The Motorcycle Primed

www.informationautomotive.com - In an effort to quickly end the pandemic, the government limited the mobility of Indonesian people by implementing Restrictions on Community Activities (PPKM). The regulation is valid until August 30, 2021. The existence of these regulations, of course, makes your favorite motorcycle more often at home. Even so, care needs to be done so that the condition of iron horses remains excellent when reused.

Too Long Parking, Do This Step To Keep The Motorcycle Primed
Too Long Parking, Do This Step To Keep The Motorcycle Primed


When not used for a long period of time, some motorcycle components such as wheel chains, clutch cables, gas cables and other parts need to be considered by the owner. Because it is feared that it can affect the performance of the motor. Here are some tips on light maintenance of motorcycles during PPKM:

1. Before parked, it's good to wash the motorcycle until clean. It is intended to avoid the onset of rust and other risks that could potentially damage the components.

2. Give lubricant to the potentially rusty part. Such as wheel chains, clutch cables, gas cables and other parts that rub.

3. Heat the machine sufficiently every day, approximately until the working temperature of the machine is between 80-100 degrees Celsius. It usually takes about 3-5 minutes.

4. For sticks should be parked with middle standards, so that it is easy when you want to warm up the engine.

5. If the motor is not used for a long enough period of time, keep it in a place that avoids direct sun exposure. Because it can cause cracks in the speedometer glass and can make the color of the motor body become dull and fade. If there is a better motor cover, to avoid dust.

Hasan Ardiansyah, Senior Service Advisor yamaha FSS Jakarta reminded, do not forget to check the condition of the tire. "If the bike is parked for too long it can have an impact on wind pressure, it can be reduced and even deflated. It is recommended to add wind pressure to the standard size of the manufacturer. With an average size of 29 Psi for the front tire and 33 Psi rear," he explained.

Aside from the tips above, still do regular periodic service to the official workshop. So that the motor avoids the possibility of problems in the future and always in top condition.

Or for Yamaha motorcycle users who are in the Jabodetabek area can come directly to the official Yamaha dealers and workshops. Consumers do not need to worry because the location has implemented health protocols and all staff have been vaccinated for Covid-19. Yamaha FSS Jakarta also continues to serve the purchase of motorcycle units and booking SKY (Service Kunjung Yamaha) online.

"Even though it is in a PPKM condition, motorcycle users still need to do regular periodic checks and maintenance. To make it easier for Indonesians to perform routine service, we present SKY (Service Kunjung Yamaha) facilities that can be enjoyed by all loyal consumers. In addition to SKY facilities, we also share tips for taking care of the bike while at home. We hope that customers will still have a prime motorcycle when used," said Frengky Rusli, Chief yamaha DDS Jabodetabek. 

Don't Forget to Take Care of the Brakes During the Rainy Season

www.informationautomotive.com -Speaking of the rainy season, it certainly speaks of vehicle maintenance. Weather in Indonesia known for high rainfall in some areas, especially at the end of the year, makes vehicles need to be considered in some parts.

 One of them is the brakes. This part is the main component of the vehicle that can be affected by its performance. Slippery roads make the need for braking crucial to stop the speed of the vehicle.

Don't Forget to Take Care of the Brakes During the Rainy Season
Don't Forget to Take Care of the Brakes During the Rainy Season



In order to turn off driving safety, checks on vehicle brake readiness should be a concern. Basically brake perfroma can be felt by the driver while driving. But for safer steps, periodic checks are also recommended to ensure the feasibility of further brake components.

Mitsubishi advises on how to perform brake maintenance on vehicles during the rainy season. The easiest is to do periodic maintenance that will usually be checked the condition of the vehicle's brake system every 20,000 km. The examination includes the quantity of brake fluid, brake fluid leakage, thickness and flatness of the disc disc surface and the thickness of the brake pad.

If the campas are found to be thin or depleted then it should be replaced immediately. If it is thick enough, it will only be cleaned.

The disc also needs attention. If the disc experiences uneven wear and tear as a result when braking will potentially cause vibrations that are felt on the brake pedal. If this happens, it should be checked whether the disc can still be seized or has to be replaced. If it can be done subbed, it is highly recommended to use a lathe directly in the vehicle for maximum results.

Brake performance also depends on fluid or brake fluid. Be sure to check the condition of the oil reserve tank brake fluid regularly, once a week, along with other components. Vehicle owners should also follow the recommendation of replacing brake fluid every 40,000 km with brake fluid recommended in the owner manual or official workshop. Also note if the brake fluid has been exhausted before the minimum distance limit because there is a possibility of a leak that must be repaired immediately.

Brake checks should be done in an official workshop to get maximum results. Perform regular maintenance before the brake components are damaged. Regular maintenance is still better than repairing when damage occurs, especially for brake devices that have a vital role when driving. Make sure to use original parts.

"Every component equipped in a Mitsubishi car has been prepared to facilitate and ensure users to drive safely and comfortably in a variety of conditions. Owners and users must still be more vigilant and pay attention to vital aspects and also drive including when entering the rainy season," said Boediarto, General Manager aftersales Division of PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia (MMKSI) in his statement, Thursday (12/16/2021).

For Mitsubishi consumers, there is a special vehicle maintenance program during the rainy season through the Rainy Campaign program. This program offers a Mitsubishi vehicle training package that aims to prepare the vehicle consensus remains primed to provide a sense of security to customers facing the rainy season. The program, which was held from December 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022, was implemented at all authorized Mitsubishi Motors dealerships with 3S facilities and was addressed to consumers with Pajero Sport, Xpander, Xpander Cross, Outlander Sport and Mirage models. 

Rainy Season, Remember This Is What to Do when Breaking Through a Flood

www.informationautomotive.com - The rainy season again hit most areas in Indonesia. The presence of this season means the return of the usual problem that is flooded.

For some users of vehicles, especially cars, flooding can be a scary scourge on the road. Naturally because misjudging the surrounding conditions can be detrimental especially if desperate to break through puddles that are too deep. Some parts of the vehicle can be damaged and require repairs at a fairly expensive price.

Rainy Season, Remember This Is What to Do when Breaking Through a Flood
Rainy Season, Remember This Is What to Do when Breaking Through a Flood



For that, we try to remind again, what the driver of the car needs to do when it meets flooding on the road. This applies to vehicles with both manual and automatic transmissions.

The first step when dealing with a flooded road is to try to find alternative ways. This is the safest step when dealing with flooding because it is better not to try than to end up with damage. During the rainy season take advantage of the directional application that usually has an update of information about the route to be passed so that early on avoid waterlogged roads.

If finding another way cannot be done and must pass through the water to reach the destination, do an estimate of the height of the puddle. If the water is higher then the greater the risk of the car will be damaged. See if the water reaches a height of half a tire even though the car used has a high ground clearence. This is to maintain the position of the air filter from water entry because later it will damage the engine aka water hammer.

The next step if it feels safe to break through a puddle, walk with low teeth. If the manual transmission is installed in gear one or in the automatic transmission insert it on the low gear. This is done to keep water from getting into exhaust or exhaust drains that can damage the engine.

When it hits a flood, run the car slowly. This is to anticipate road conditions that are difficult to see due to waterlogged such as holes in roads or ditches. In addition, moving the car slowly also to avoid the creation of water waves that make the water height increase and harm other road users.

In the condition of crashing puddles, keep a distance with other vehicles. This is done to prevent the car from stopping in the middle of a puddle. This way of driving is often forgotten by the driver because he wants to immediately pass through puddles. If the car stops in the middle of a puddle, it can risk water getting into the exhaust.

If the vehicle stops in the middle of a puddle, don't panic. Immediately turn off the engine to avoid more severe damage and do not try to start the engine in the middle of a puddle. Get out of the vehicle and push it through a puddle. The victim was indeed a wet shirt but at least just in case to avoid damage to the car. Once the car is in a dry place, check the condition of the car and can try to restart the engine.

Successfully passing through puddles does not mean it is safe to continue driving. Check some parts of the car to make sure there is no damage. For example, check the condition of the brakes. Check by driving the car at low speed and step on the brake pedal several times to ensure the condition is excellent. It can also be by stepping on the brake pedal a little accompanied by a gas pedal at the same time about 20 seconds.

Puddles that touch the bottom of the engine and gearbox can make water go inside and mix with lubricant. For that check brake fluid, transmission and engine oil after passing through the flood. The trick is easy, if the color of the oil turns young or cloudy like milk, it means it has been exposed to water and is recommended to replace the liquid exposed to the water.

Also check the condition of the air filter. Make sure it is dry and do the cleaning. If wet do drying so that there are no more serious problems.

Vehicles that make it through the flood it's good to immediately check to the nearest workshop. This is to ensure there is no damage to important parts of the vehicle by trained mechanics and avoid severe damage later in life.

Tips for Driving Anti-Stress in the Rainy Season

www.informationautomotive.com - Later, some areas in Indonesia experienced extreme weather conditions of heavy rain accompanied by strong winds. This condition is common at the end of the year and affects various living conditions, including driving conditions.

Driving in the rainy season has various risks such as severe congestion, fallen trees, flooding or even a car breaking down. This condition makes the driver vulnerable to become stressed and depressed. This condition is dangerous if done in conjunction with driving conditions. Drivers can get grumpy and endanger driving conditions.

Tips for Driving Anti-Stress in the Rainy Season
Tips for Driving Anti-Stress in the Rainy Season



Here are some quick tips to be stress-free when driving in the rainy season:

The first is to make peace with the situation. It's the simplest step to dealing with stress. Being aware of the unavoidable conditions and being ready to accept the risks makes the pressure less. Use the time to calm down for a moment from various activities that take concentration to stay focused and alert while driving.

Second, make the car cabin a comfortable place. Try to make the car cabin like in a favorite room in the house. Make sure to maintain cleanliness and add cabin fragrance so that the atmosphere feels more homy. Make sure the car air conditioner is cold and entertainment devices such as head units as well as the condition of wipers in the glass is functioning properly.

The third tip is to set the sitting position as comfortable as possible. The right driving position can anticipate a variety of conditions also make the atmosphere more relaxed and calm. Position sitting not too upright which makes you tired quickly, but also not too down because it will be difficult to anticipate road conditions. Try to hold the steering wheel relaxed but still be able to maneuver quickly and safely.

The fourth tip is to create a list of fun songs while driving. Listening to music is one of the recreational and relaxing activities during the trip. It is used to reduce exposure to sources of stress continuously on the road. Choose music that is preferred and can improve mood but also do not fall asleep when listening to music. Make sure to stay focused while driving.

Fifth, choose the best travel route. Take advantage of digital maps via mobile phone. Monitor the latest traffic information in various media such as reports of route conditions whether there is a flood, or fallen trees. Move forward with a travel schedule so you have extra time if there are problems on the road and make your mind calmer.

Sixth, when stuck move the body to relax the tense muscles during driving. Stretch to facilitate blood circulation and reduce stress. Do it by moving your feet, fingers and neck. Move according to the usual stretching method.

The seventh way is to keep emotions while driving the car. Do not be provoked by emotions when there are other road users making mistakes such as cutting lanes. Do not follow aggressive maneuvers that endanger other road users. Maintaining emotions, the body's energy is not drained for things that are not important and keep away from stress.

The eighth is to keep the condition of the vehicle remains excellent. This is one of them by doing routine maintenance, especially in important parts to deal with rainy season conditions. For Toyota owners, take advantage of periodic service in Auto2000 or Toyota Home Service that can come to the house to check.

"Excessively high stress while driving a car can trigger a variety of problems. Therefore, AutoFamily needs to prevent stress while driving a car, while Auto2000 helps through periodic service to keep the vehicle in tip-top condition. Immediately visit the Auto2000.co.id website to get a vehicle maintenance promo right now," said Nur Imansyah Tara, Aftersales Business Division Head Auto2000, in his statement, Friday (3/12/2021).

Self-Inspecting Vehicles in the Rainy Season

www.informationautomotive.com - The rainy season becomes an interesting thematic discussion related to personal car maintenance. Rainy weather while driving does require better vehicle readiness to ensure the trip is not disrupted and no unwanted events occur.

Self-Inspecting Vehicles in the Rainy Season
Self-Inspecting Vehicles in the Rainy Season


For car owners can do a self-examination of their vehicle in the rainy season. This examination becomes important because road conditions can change 180 degrees when the rain comes. More slippery road surfaces, limited visibility, to decreased engine performance can make travel comfort reduced.

The first and easiest inspection is the car tire. Checking the condition of the tire is very important because of its function that grips the road surface. Check the tire pressure in accordance with the manufacturer's rules to make sure the sole of the tire gets maximum grip. Check the thickness of the palm through the tread wear indicator (TWI) instructions in the groove of the tire sole. Do not forget to clean the palms of the gravel that is stuck and check the tire wall if there is a potential tear or bump.

The next check is on the legs of the car. Weak suspension systems, such as broken rubber bushing shock absorbers or even damaged shock absorbers, will make the car difficult to control and reduce passenger comfort. While the problematic steering system also makes it difficult for the driver to control the direction of the car. Do not forget to do spooring and balancing periodically to maintain the condition of the tires and legs of the car.

Furthermore, the device that must be used during the rainy season is car wipers. During the dry season wipers are almost never used, plus the rubber gets exposure to the heat of sunlight and dust so that it shakes. In addition to not being able to work optimally, rubber wipers that shake also have the potential to cause a very disturbing berets in the car glass. Do not forget to check the rear wipers and fill the glass cleaning water tube so that it does not have problems when needed.

Another device that needs to be checked is the braking system. Brakes work extra heavily during the rainy season due to slippery roads. Therefore, make sure the brake pads along with disc discs or teromol are in good condition and there are no leaks in the brake system given their very important role. Do not forget to check, fill the brake fluid tube and do draining when it is time to maintain brake performance.

Don't forget to check the condition of the lights and electricity. The task of the electrical system gets heavier when it rains. Such as having to support operational air conditioning, wipers, audio, and lights simultaneously. Therefore, check the electrical system such as batteries, alternators, cables, fuses, and connectors to ensure the condition is good and viable for operation. When it rains heavily, car lights have the task of helping to see the road conditions ahead and ensuring other road users can see the car well. It is very dangerous if the car lights are off or dim.

Lastly, to keep the cabin comfortable, the cooling system aka ac is important to work during the rainy season. Cabin cooling also serves to keep the car glass from dewy so that the driver does not have difficulty monitoring the conditions outside. In addition, rubber car doors must also be considered because this one component also has a lifetime. Rubber doors and windows that shake make rain water can break in. Although trivial, but it must be annoying if it happens.

"Prepare an umbrella before it rains, do an inspection and maintenance of your vehicle during the rainy season. At the end of this blessed year, Auto2000 prepares a variety of profitable promos in servicetival digiroom promos that can be selected as needed. Immediately visit the website Auto2000.co.id now," explained Nur Imansyah Tara, Aftersales Business Division Head Auto2000, in his statement.

Misguided About The Use of Hazard Lights, This Is the Danger

 The end of 2021 is beginning to be tinged with rain. Sometimes high rainfall makes motorists have to be more careful. But sometimes we still see many drivers who turn on hazard lights when it rains. There are still many motorists on the highway who are misguided with the function of hazard lights. In fact, it is clear that the function of hazard lights should only be used during emergencies. The question is, "Can you use hazard lights when it rains heavily?"

Misguided About The Use of Hazard Lights, This Is the Danger
Misguided About The Use of Hazard Lights, This Is the Danger


Rifat Sungkar, brand ambassador of Mitsubishi Motors Indonesia, admitted that there are still many motorists in Indonesia turning on hazard lights in conditions of heavy rain and lack of visibility. Hazard that is continuously ignited can actually increase the potential for accidents, because the maneuver is difficult to read by other riders. Rifat who is also a national pereli explained this during a virtual talk with the media, Tuesday (12/14/2021).

Rifat said the phenomenon of application of hazard lights under the splash of heavy rain that seems to be considered commonplace by motorists today. Reminded by the driver who drove the Mitsubishi Xpander AP4 that the use of hazard lights is not allowed except in an emergency, namely the car stops.

Hazard lights are times when both left and right lights are on or flashing at the same time. Hazard lights are also often referred to as emergency lights, but the emergency conditions intended here are not included in rainy or foggy conditions.

"It's misguided, why is that? Because the existing vehicle system already has qualified features, let alone there is a current DRL, the survey proves the use of DRL can reduce the accident rate. On the other hand, we have a hazard system that can signal to other road users when there is danger," rifat explained.

"But please don't use hazards when the car is running. Hazard is the only signal that gives a sign that the car is indeed stopped," he added.

Hazard lights themselves have their own functions, including:

- Used when the vehicle is having problems on the road and has to pull over. The hazard lights that are on will give a warning to the rider behind you.

- Alert the vehicle behind if there is an accident or must stop suddenly.

 The danger posed when using hazards in the middle of an oncoming vehicle, is that other drivers on the road cannot predict our maneuvers. Whether it's when it's going to turn or shift to another lane. The activation of two sein lights simultaneously does not help safer conditions, although it is considered that the riders actually "increase visibility".

Instead of preventing, the use of hazard lights not in accordance with its function can actually increase the potential for accidents. Then the use of hazard lights on the highway in less than ideal driving conditions must be considered.

"Regarding hazard, there is a potential accident, because hazard is only turned on for a speed of 0 (km / h) or stopped. So if it is turned on on the road it will create confusion. So do not turn on hazard unless in an emergency or stop," continued pereli who is now also active as a member of the management of the Indonesian Motor Association (IMI).

In addition to avoiding the use of hazards, Rifat also reminded the importance of maintaining distance and speed when driving in rainy weather. Because no matter how much safety features, driving at high speeds especially under heavy rain will actually increase the potential for accidents.

Understand the Electrical System to Take Care of Your Vehicle

Vehicle maintenance is one of the important concerns of car owners. Current conditions with rainy weather and various uncertain road situations make traveling requires important capital, namely problem-free vehicles. Not only about the exterior appearance and cleanliness of the interior but also related to the vehicle system.

One part that must get attention according to Rifat Sungkar, Brand Ambassador of Mitsubishi Indonesia, is the electrical or electric part of the vehicle. Although invisible, vehicle electricity is an important part of the car's performance.

Understand the Electrical System to Take Care of Your Vehicle
Understand the Electrical System to Take Care of Your Vehicle


The main electrical system there are two, namely body harness and engine harness. Body harnesses are associated with electricity, lights, power steering and sound systems. The engine harness has to do with the drive that governs the engine and gearbox. This system is related to the ECU aka the brain of the car.

For electrical interior, used on the inside of the car is part of the body harness. Rifat revealed here there are often disruptions because vehicle owners usually make modifications to audio, accessory additions, charger additions and inverters.

The fourth is the electrical security system. It has to do with the electric engine. This electrical system is to improve safety and comfort during vehicle use. For example, for active and passive safety in the vehicle. Includes hill start assist, electric stability control and cruise control.

"During the rainy season like this, the electrical system can be the most at risk. It needs attention because the electrical fault is like an internal wound, on the outside it looks good but inside it turns out to be damaged." 

Rifat also mentioned the car burning due to modifications. According to him, there are several cases that need to be considered because the cause of burning can vary. For example, a car with a front engine usually when one or two times through a puddle. Damage to the electrical system is undetectable and water is a hidden danger to electricity because not all cars are prepared for this water problem.

Rear-engined cars that are usually in supercar cars are different again the cause of the fire. Usually because the engine is close to the newpot, the exhaust overheats and burns the bumper that triggers the fire. So the cause of the fire is quite a lot.

"In essence, if you want to modify electricity must understand the risks and what the purpose of modifying it. For example, for friends who like offroad he knows modifying the need for large electricity on the vehicle, so use a large alternator to turn on a variety of additional accessories for the outdoors. Or the addition of inverters that are usually used in the car. There is a limit of inverters that can be used, if the inverter installs large then want to make weight modifications. So there is an aspect ratio that must be calculated."

Watch This When Cars Are Affected by Volcanic Ash Volcanic Eruptions

 Indonesia's natural conditions make people understand the various risks that can occur in everyday life. Most recently, the eruption of Mount Semeru affected the daily life of the surrounding community including the volcanic ash rain.

For some people who live around volcanoes, this condition becomes one of the natural cycles that can occur at any time. But for vehicle owners it can be a different story. Volcanic ash can bring badly on cars because it has a high content of quartz sand and is acidic. Fine dust also has a high level of sharpness such as broken glass and triggers rust.

Watch This When Cars Are Affected by Volcanic Ash Volcanic Eruptions
Watch This When Cars Are Affected by Volcanic Ash Volcanic Eruptions


How to deal with volcanic ash if at any time affected by volcanic eruptions. There are several things to consider especially to avoid more severe damage.

First on the windshield of the car. Do not wipe volcanic ash that sticks to the windshield of the car with wipers because it will potentially scratch the glass. Spray the glass with wiper cleaning water before wiping it. It is safer to water the car glass using running water or bottled water if in an emergency. Make sure there is no ash attached and continue to wipe with a washcloth.

The next attention to the body of the car. Owners need to be careful because volcanic ash is usually corrosive. Especially if in the body of the car there is damage from accidents. The best step is to immediately rinse the body of the car using running water after use. Once clean, use a dry washcloth and make sure it is perfectly clean.

The next step is to pay attention to the air filter on the engine. This part is like a human nose. The air filter filters the air that enters the engine room. Volcanic ash can damage the engine if it manages to escape an air filter that is not optimal. Do not hesitate to replace the air filter if it is too dirty.

Next is the car AC. Do not open the windshield when crossing the area affected by volcanic ash. Dust will enter the car's AC circulation and can clog up to the end of damaging the AC device. It is increasingly dangerous when contaminated air conditioning air is inhaled by car passengers. Check and replace the air conditioning cabin filter to make sure the air that enters the car's ac circulation remains clean.

Volcanic ash can also stick to the brake disc and cause problems when the brake pad presses on the disc. The surface of the brake disc will be scratched. The situation is the same when the ash manages to get into the brake tromol. Friction with the brake pads will make the brake tromol surface scratched and decrease its performance. Most severely the brakes can get stuck and damaged which triggers an accident if the brake fails to function.

Don't forget the liquid on the car. Although tightly sealed, there is still the potential for volcanic ash to successfully infiltrate the container of a car device that relies on fluids to work, such as brake fluid or radiator water. Once mixed, the chemical formula in the liquid is potentially damaged and makes it unable to work optimally.

Another component of the car that can be affected by problems due to volcanic ash is sensors that are sensitive to dirt and will interfere with the performance of the car's electronic controls. It can even make car components malfunction. Like the sensors on the car's braking system are damaged and make the ABS feature can not work properly.

"Volcanic ash volcanoes can have a negative effect on car components because they contain sharp quartz sand and are corrosive acids. You Toyota users immediately do periodic servicing of vehicles affected by volcanic ash to prevent damage and potential problems such as accidents due to malfunctions of important car components. 

How to Save Cleaning Car Engines to Be Rust-Free

The car engine is the most important part of a car, because the car engine is the performance center that makes the car can drive. Therefore, as a car owner must be able to maintain and maintain the condition of the car to remain in good condition. Not only that, taking care of the car engine should also not be arbitrary which will later cause the car engine to rust which will eventually lead to engine damage.

When the car engine has been damaged, automatically the car will not be comfortable to use anymore, it can even cause a short circuit that causes sparks so that the car is flammable.

How to Save Cleaning Car Engines to Be Rust-Free
How to Save Cleaning Car Engines to Be Rust-Free

Caring for a car engine is not an easy thing, because not everyone understands the car engine. For those of you who do not want to bother, using the help of workshops or other mechanical services is the right solution. However, you also have to be willing to spend money whose rates can also reach hundreds of thousands of rupiah.

For those of you who want to save money in car engine maintenance, here are ways to clean your own car engine properly that can be done. 

1. Prepare Special Liquid Car Engine Cleaner

The first step that must be prepared by car owners is a special cleaning material of the car engine, the use to maintain the cleanliness and durability of the engine in the car. This cleaning fluid can be obtained in specialty stores of equipment and car equipment.

It is recommended not to use cleaning fluids, because it is feared that there will be short circuits or damage to the car engine. Instead, ask the shopkeeper or mechanic who really understands the question of car engine cleaners. Here are some car cleaning materials that can be used: 

Engine Conditioner

Engine conditioner is a cleaning fluid for the combustion chamber part of the engine. This liquid is textured like a smooth foam and made of solvent. How to use it simply by spraying fine foam through the spark plug hole that leads to the engine combustion chamber. However, before that don't forget to remove the spark plugs first.

Engine Degreaser

An engine degreaser is a liquid used to clean the outside of the engine. This liquid is made of the same material as the conditioner engine, it's just that the texture is harder, so this liquid can bind and dissolve the dirt on the outside of the car engine. How to use it is also quite easy, make sure if the car engine is still warm, then spray the liquid on the dirty part.

Engine Flush

Liquid engine flush has a function similar to detergent, which is to clean the engine part of the car that is in the oil place. You can use this liquid by putting it in an oil hole. When you have entered the liquid, turn on the car engine for up to 15 minutes and dispose of cleaning fluids such as when removing oil.

2. Clean the Easiest Part

Cleaning the easiest part can be using special soap or even dish soap. This method is generally used to clean the car independently without having to go to a wash or workshop. This part can be the hood under the car, and make sure it cleans in the right way.

3. Clean the Space On The Car Engine

Cleaning the space on the car engine can be used by spraying hose water towards the engine room. However, pay attention to the intensity and pressure on the water coming out of the hose. Make sure if you clean it properly and there is no dirt left on the engine room. This method can be done alone at home without using car wash services at a fairly expensive cost.

4. Use a Sponge or Toothbrush

Sponge or toothbrush is a cleaning tool that is often used to clean parts of the car that are difficult to reach. Well, you can use both of these media at the same time. Sponges are used for dirty machines and these toothbrushes can be used for stubborn dirty car engines. In addition, you can also use unused fabric.

5. Finishing Process

Make sure again if all parts have been cleaned, then spray the machine with clean water and dry it with kanebo cloth. You can also use a special spray to make the car shinier. 

Many Advantages of Cleaning Your Own Car


There are many advantages obtained by cleaning your own car, among which you can know more about the engine, can check the condition of the engine periodically, and most importantly again will save expenses rather than having to go to a workshop or car wash.

If usually in 1 month it costs 200 thousand more to clean the car, then this time you can spend 200 thousand just to buy car cleaning materials that can be used many times to the next few months. Automatically in the next few months you will be much more frugal and can save the money for other purposes. Just make sure if you clean the machine properly, that's the most important thing.