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Understand the Electrical System to Maintain Your Vehicle

 Car maintenance is one of the important concerns of car owners. Current conditions with rainy weather and various uncertain road conditions make traveling requires an important capital, namely a trouble-free vehicle. 

Not only a matter of exterior appearance and interior cleanliness but also related to vehicle systems.

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

Understand the Electrical System to Maintain Your Vehicle
Understand the Electrical System to Maintain Your Vehicle



"We may often think that a car is electrical, only lights and batteries. In fact, in vehicles, there are four electrical criteria. First, exterior, interior, engine and vehicle safety systems," said Rifat through a virtual conference held by Mitsubishi, Tuesday (14/14/2020). 12/2021).

Rifat provides a brief explanation of each of these electricals. There are two main electrical systems, namely the body harness and the engine harness. Body harness relates to electricity, lights, power steering and sound system. The engine harness relates to the drive that regulates the engine and gearbox. This system is related to the ECU aka the brain of the car.

For interior electrical, used on the inside of the car is part of the body harness. Rifat said that disturbances often occur here because vehicle owners usually make modifications to the audio, add accessories, add chargers and inverters.

"If the electrical engine is in the engine harness category. I recommend that this section please don't be modified because the engine harness system greatly affects vehicle performance. For example, changing the unichip to increase power. I don't recommend it because the control unit manufacturer is in standard conditions to get power and fuel consumption the most optimal," said Rifat.

Fourth is the electrical security system. This relates to its work with the electrical engine. This electrical system is to increase safety and comfort during vehicle use. For example, for active and passive safety on vehicles. Includes hill start assist, electric stability control and cruise control.

During this rainy season, the electrical system can be the most at risk. It needs attention because electrical disturbances such as internal injuries, on the outside it looks good but inside it turns out to be damaged," said Rifat.

Rifat also alluded to the car caught fire due to modifications. According to him, there are several cases that need to be considered because the causes of burning can be different. For example, a car with a front engine is usually when one or two times it passes through a puddle. Damage to the electrical system is not detected and water becomes a hidden danger to electricity because not all cars are ready for this water problem.

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

"Essentially, if you want to modify electricity, you must understand the risks and what is the purpose of modifying it. For example, for friends who like offroad, he knows that modifying requires a large amount of electricity in the vehicle, so using a large alternator to turn on various additional accessories for outdoor use. inverters are usually used in cars. There is a limit to the inverter that can be used, if you install a large inverter, you want to make heavy modifications. So there is an aspect ratio that must be calculated, "said Rifat.

Tips for Driving Efficient Fuel Consumption, Pay Attention to These 9 Things

 Vehicles that are fuel efficient are one of the desires of all of us. But saving fuel, of course, cannot be obtained just like that. 

In addition to the condition of the car, the ability of the engine, the way you drive also determines. In addition, fuel prices are increasingly expensive, and the availability of fuel will quickly run out if its use is not considered and saved.

Tips for Driving Efficient Fuel Consumption, Pay Attention to These 9 Things
Tips for Driving Efficient Fuel Consumption, Pay Attention to These 9 Things


There are some light tips that you can do so that your vehicle's fuel consumption can be as efficient as possible.

1. Check Tire Air Pressure

The ritual of checking tire air pressure before driving is often forgotten but it is very important. Not only a matter of safety but also affects fuel consumption. For example, if the tire air pressure is less than a predetermined, the tires will automatically be heavier to support the weight of the car. Moreover, if there are too many passengers in the car, the weight will automatically increase and the car needs more fuel intake to run. 

2. Bringing the necessary items

The more items you carry, the heavier the weight and the harder the car is to accelerate. So that your car is fuel efficient, get rid of unnecessary items from the trunk. Transporting goods on the roof is also not recommended because it will cause greater wind resistance and slow down the car

3. Travel Management

If you have more time, it's best to leave early so you won't be rushed on the road. This includes avoiding traffic jams that commonly occur on commonly used roads. Use digital maps to determine the best travel route so that fuel consumption can be reduced.

4. Keep Emotions in the Car

Keeping emotions on the road is mandatory because once they are emotional, the AutoFamily will not be able to regulate their driving rhythm and become aggressive. Not only does the use of gasoline increase, this situation can lead to a commotion or a traffic accident. Do not be provoked by emotions to fight over the road lane or overtake other vehicles so as to increase gasoline consumption.

5. Relaxing and Smooth Driving

After starting the engine, you don't have to wait too long for it to run. Make sure all the necessities, such as etoll cards, wallets, cellphones, and managing audio playlists, are prepared. Leaving the car idle for a long time is clearly a waste of gas.

Drive relaxed and smooth when you step on the gas pedal and let the car go by taking advantage of the momentum. Keep the engine running. Set the right distance to the car in front so you don't have to rush to step on the gas pedal or brake pedal. Follow the existing speed limit. Immediately turn off the engine when stopped for a long time, such as at a mini market or rest area on a toll road. It looks trivial, but if you accumulate it, you will feel the benefits.

6. Use the Right Teeth

Continuously driving a car in low gear or in high gear when crossing hilly or uphill areas will result in excessive fuel consumption. In order for your car to be fuel efficient, it would be nice if you set the right gear, such as the S or L position on an automatic car transmission when the situation is uphill or gears 1 and 2 on a manual transmission car.

7. Change Gears at the Right Moment

For cars with automatic transmission, it is easier to change gear positions because it is regulated by the vehicle system. You just need to drive smoothly to shift gears at low engine speeds, usually around 2,000 rpm. If you are more aggressive by pressing the gas pedal deeper, the gear will shift at a higher speed, thus increasing fuel consumption. Step on the gas gradually.

For cars with manual transmission, shift gears at engine speed of 2,000 rpm less. In this round the car is usually getting enough thrust. When reducing the speed of the car, there is no need to lower the transmission gear too quickly. Leave it until it feels almost exhausted, then shift to a lower gear. Except in certain situations such as when going uphill or wanting to overtake another vehicle.

8. Take advantage of the Eco Indicator Features

New car users can take advantage of the ECO Indicator feature on the car's instrument panel. If you are successful in driving fuel-efficiently, the green indicator light will appear and indicate that you are wise in setting the gas pedal. If you succeed in making the ECO Indicator always on, it means that your driving style is included in the eco driving level.

9. Regular Service Period

Check the air filter regularly. If the air filter is dirty, engine power and efficiency will be reduced and more fuel will be required. So that it will reduce the value of fuel economy that you have. Do cleaning the air filter every time you service the car, if the filter can no longer be used, immediately replace it with the appropriate component.

Well, the easiest thing is to do regular service at an official repair shop. This is to restore the performance of your car engine so that it remains powerful and efficient. This includes ensuring that the supporting components of the car are in top condition. Positively, fuel consumption will not be excessive.

Anti-Reverse Driving a Manual Car on an Incline, Note the Powerful Kick

 Driving a car with a manual transmission does require more expertise than an automatic car. 

Especially if you are a beginner, the incline can be the scariest thing, if you operate it wrong, it can be dangerous for yourself and other drivers.

The occurrence of a manual car turning back when on an incline is generally because the driver is unable to adjust the clutch and gas openings. While on the car there is a backward pull force due to the resulting load.

Anti-Reverse Driving a Manual Car on an Incline, Note the Powerful Kick
Anti-Reverse Driving a Manual Car on an Incline, Note the Powerful Kick



For those of you who are novice drivers of manual cars, don't be afraid anymore, Director of Training Safety Defensive Consultant (SDCI) Sony Susmana tries to share safe and effective tips. The key is to train the feeling of the clutch opening and the gas.

"On an incline without obstacles (congestion) pay attention to the momentum of both steep and sloping climbs, you have to read the vehicle's capabilities. You have to read the car with what kind of power it has and what the manual system is like. Initially, you have to know the character of a new car going uphill,"

Sony continued, novice drivers if driving on an incline should not be too quick to remove their feet from the clutch lever. This causes the car engine to die. Now to make it easier, here are the operational steps for driving a car on uphill road conditions.

Really understand the character of the car


Okay, here's the first one. As explained above, the most basic thing to smoothly drive on uphill roads with a manual car is to understand the character of the car. 

"We know that cars are made with various cc as well as power and torque. Note, if general manual cars are 1,200 to 1,500 it means that it needs more momentum. Meanwhile, if a 1,500 turbo car or 2,000 cc and above will generally be easier to bulldoze uphill," he said.

Correct Clutch and Gas Aperture


To find this out, look at the RPM opening on the car engine roar rule meter panel. step on the gas slowly to 2,000 to 2,500 RPM.

Release the clutch pedal slowly, taking care not to let the engine die. You can do this while adding gas pressure.

"This is an operational talk, we have to maintain RPM. Don't get used to following the car in front, don't keep your distance. When you want to go (on an incline) step on the clutch into 1st gear then release the clutch slowly and when the RPM has started to drop and the car has moved off the brake pedal, move it right foot to the gas pedal while slowly releasing the clutch.

Keep 2 Vehicles Distance


When driving, get rid of the character who doesn't want to give in or is selfish. Usually, said Sony, for fear of being overtaken the driver ignores the safe driving distance.

On an incline, the ideal safe distance from the driver in front is 2 meters or it can also measure 2 vehicles (cars). This is important so that we have space to guard the vehicle in front of the back.

"Don't get used to following the car in front of you. Give him a distance of 2 cars then stop and walk. We have to consider if the car in front sag, also have to consider the escape room in case of an emergency."

Change Gear


Another case when bulldozing the incline but the car feels like it's out of breath. According to Sony, the most correct thing is to keep it in 1st gear position. However, understand the correct technique so as not to lose power.

"If the incline is not finished, then just keep 1st gear at 2,500 RPM, that's okay. Don't gas until 3,000 RPM to 4,000 RPM, the engine will automatically ask for a gear change," he said.

But when indeed if the condition of the car has asked for a gear change, do the transmission change correctly. The trick is to step on the gas a little deeper, then do the gearshift step. By adding the gas earlier, it is a method so that acceleration is maintained when the momentum is shifting gears.

Handbrake Function


You must be asking why there are no tips on using the hand brake (parking brake) when on an incline. According to Sony, the use of the handbrake when on an incline is inappropriate for manual car drivers in Indonesia. According to its name and function, the parking brake is only used when the car is parked.

Sony said, the use of the handbrake is not entirely wrong. But if you look at the safety driving point of view, the use of the handbrake to assist braking is not quite right. So, according to him, get used to using the foot brake alias pedal and adjust to the clutch and gas openings.

"It's not wrong, yes, but we will never learn that we are actually not capable. Once again, this is a parking brake, not a stop brake," he concluded.

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

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.

Tips for Carefully Choosing Leasing for Motorcycle Credit

After you finish researching the motorcycle that you will buy, of course, the next phase is to make a purchase transaction. But don't be in a hurry, this purchase step is not the end of your journey to owning a vehicle. Especially if you're going to do credit.

Tips for Carefully Choosing Leasing for Motorcycle Credit
Tips for Carefully Choosing Leasing for Motorcycle Credit


This step is not as easy as determining the lowest down payment number and the lightest monthly credit fee. From the information we have provided from honda's official dealer page, Nambo Motor Tangerang, we explain some steps to guide you to find the best credit. 

Learn the Credibility of Leasing Companies Well

The first thing you should do when you want to choose leasing is to know well the leasing or financing company that will provide credit for your motorcycle, usually they will also have a bidding website. Therefore, you also have to pay attention to things related to credibility and also various benefits that you can later get from the credit application.

Don't rush to receive various suggestions or recommendations from various dealers. As a prospective customer, then you must also be able to know with certainty and clearly about the performance of the credit facility. For example, by looking for complaints of credit users. Motor dealers also usually provide this information to consumers.

Ease of Payment

When making a down payment transaction, make sure the money is paid into the company's account. Usually the down payment is paid to the dealer's official account, not to the salesperson's personal account, yes. Or you can also make payments when your motorcycle has arrived at your home as done by Honda Nambo Motor dealers. This process will be safer for consumers and consumers will not have difficulty when making payments.

In this case, make sure the various payment systems provided by the company can also be used quickly and easily. It doesn't take time and energy. Mainly, in order to minimize the possibility of late payment.

Choose Credit According to Your Financial Condition


There will be a variety of marketing strategies that can be done by the leasing party so that consumers are interested in doing motor credit. One way is to provide a very attractive offer for purchases on credit.

But do not be easily affected by it, especially if the leasing party offers credit with a very light down payment can even be paid in installments. It will certainly be very interesting, look very helpful and look very profitable to you. In fact, there could be other beleid-beleid that can lead to harming your other installments.

Make sure the amount of installments will not interfere with your finances. Also believe that during the installment period, there is embedded insurance. Whether it's motor insurance, or life insurance for you as a customer.

Before Regret, Here's What to Do to Avoid and Overcome Brake

 The brake incident is the most feared situation for every rider. This can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time such as the tragedy of the tronton truck that hit dozens of vehicles at the intersection of Muara Rapak, North Balikpapan, Balikpapan City on Friday (21/2).

The truck, weighing a total of 20 tons, drove uncontrollably on the descent and hit a motorist who stopped waiting for the turn of the green light. The tragic accident left four people dead, one critically injured, three seriously injured, and 26 with minor injuries.

Before Regret, Here's What to Do to Avoid and Overcome Brake
Before Regret, Here's What to Do to Avoid and Overcome Brake



Keep in mind brake blong or braking system dysfunction is caused by several factors, one of which is due to not doing inspection and maintenance of brake components. No matter how sophisticated safety features are equipped in the vehicle, if the owner is not at risk of brake blong could happen and harm yourself and others.

But there is also an incident of brake blong caused by overheating in the braking component so that it experiences friction loss (friction) in the brake campas. The increase in excess temperature occurs due to braking that continues to be done and for too long. Furthermore, the use of brake fluid that is not in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations so that it does not have optimal boiling point resistance.

We remind you to always carry out regular maintenance on the braking system and use parts according to the manufacturer's recommendations. In addition, you also have to understand tips on dealing with brakes so that this incident can minimize vehicle damage and most importantly do not cause fatalities.

Training Director Safety Defensive Consultant Indonesia (SCDI) Sony Susmana explained, on the condition of brake blong in the vehicle there are several things that need to be done by the rider. "When the brakes fail, the driver or driver must take preventive and reactive measures," he said. 

Below are some tips from Sony that should be done to avoid brake blong and what to do when this incident happens to you on the road.

Preventive (prevention):

• Check the brake components (visual) every day in the morning before driving. Starting from inspecting the disc, hose, and brake fluid

Brake check every will drive, see the unusual whether there is a sound, smell, or other abnormal thing

• Get used to braking smoothly and avoid stepping on the brake pedal roughly which makes the brake work heavier

Frequently use engine brake (non friction) to slow down the speed of the vehicle when it will stop

• Get used to resting brake components on out-of-town trips.

Reactive (actions that must be taken when the brakes occur)

Do not panic and master yourself, because the count is not up to 3-4 seconds to ensure the vehicle is controlled.

• Lift the foot from the gas pedal (the vehicle will slow down because the engine brake is working) then put the gears into a low position accompanied by lifting the handbrake stalks subtly (2-3 clicks) and continue lifting the stalk until the vehicle slows down. After that, drive the vehicle to the left side of the safe. 

"If the distance is tight and the speed is not controlled see 3 spots (left, center, and right) then point the vehicle to a spot that has minimal risk of victims. The choice is 3, vehicle damage, driver victims, or victims of other road users," Sony concluded.

Big Vehicle Drivers Do This!


As for vehicles with large dimensions and loads there are some additional things to do. But in general, according to Sony the series of braking systems in large cars varies so it must be balanced with the competence of the driver. Globally, it's mandatory to do so below.

• Do not panic and immediately find a safe space to stop the truck. Think quickly and look for potential victims lost their lives the smallest and point there.

• Next step down gears, activate the exhaust brake &sound a long horn. If possible, activate the parking brake.

5 Car Cleaning Products That Ease Maintenance in the Rainy Season

 The rainy season makes your favorite car dirty faster. If usually car hygiene care is done once a week on weekends, now it feels not enough. So that the task of cleaning the car feels lighter even though it must be done more often, you need the right product support.

5 Car Cleaning Products That Ease Maintenance in the Rainy Season
5 Car Cleaning Products That Ease Maintenance in the Rainy Season


Here are 5 recommendations of car hygiene care products that you can try to make the job of cleaning the car easier:

Smartwax Smartcarwash

The first product recommendation is smartcarwash from smartwax - a premium car care product brand from California, United States. The uniqueness of this smartcarwash not only serves as a car surface cleaning fluid, but also contains car wax. 

Smartwax smartcarwash has a balanced pH and a special formula that effectively cleans sand, dust and other dirt that sticks to the car body quickly in one rinse, without leaving a mark.

This car wash liquid has a fresh lemon aroma and abundant foam. How to use it is also very easy.  Simply mix 1 smartwax smartcarwash bottle cap with 2 liters of water and then use a clean sponge to wash the car. Smartwax smartcarwash can be obtained at ACE Hardware Indonesia and ACE Online stores.

Chamois ProClean Rag

Well the second product recommendation is a complement must have after washing the car. Able to dry the surface of the car body perfectly so as not to cause patches using chamois washcloth.

You can use a ProClean car washcloth that is PVA material and able to absorb water quickly. The texture of ProClean's chamois washcloth is soft so there is no need to worry about damaging the surface of your car. ProClean chamois washcloths you can buy at ACE. There is a free buy 1 promo 1 during the promo period until January 25, 2022.

Smartwax Smartcarpet

This product is very useful, especially in the rainy season as it is now. Your car carpet is accidentally exposed to dirt due to suffocation or wet due to rain? Immediately spray smartwax smartcarpet into the area you want to clean, then brush. If the carpet is very wet or dirty, do not forget to vacuum first.

Smartwax smartcarpet has a d-limonene content that is able to get rid of various types of stains on the carpet. Not only dirt due to strangulation, but other impurities such as oil, coffee stains, tea, juice and even wine can be cleaned by smartcarpet. 

Smartwax Smartcleaner

The fourth product recommendation is a smartwax smartcleaner that is versatile and must be standby in the car cabin. Smartcleaner is the right choice for those of you who want a tough, odorless, safe cleaning product for all kinds of surfaces and does not cause discoloration.

Smartcleaner can be used to clean surfaces with vinyl, plastic, dashboard, carpet, door panels, bumpers, wheels to engine parts. In addition to cleaning, smartcleaner is also able to eradicate 99.9% of germs and bacteria.

How to use a smartcleaner is very easy. Spray directly on the surface you want to clean or spray it on a washcloth. Rub until the stain is gone or use a brush if needed.

Miracle Wipes for Auto

This last recommendation is perfect for those of you who like to repair your own car at home. Dirty hands exposed to lubricant, grease or oil? No need to worry about cleaning it again. You can use Miracle Wipes for Auto cleaning wipes.

This automotive-specific wet wipe has a refreshing citrus aroma. The formula is effective in cleaning the interior and exterior of the car, but it also remains soft on the skin of the hands because it comes with a skin moisturizing formula and coconut oil. You can get miracle wipes for auto at the nearest ACE Hardware Indonesia store or ACE Online.

Those are five car maintenance and hygiene recommendation products that you can try. Hopefully the work of cleaning your favorite vehicle every day so it feels easier.

5 Tips for Driving Long Distances with Motorcycles During a Pandemic

 Two-wheeled communities or loyalists usually often go on tours out of town, especially during the year-end holidays. The reasons are various, ranging from relieving fatigue, strengthening solidarity, or also as a routine program between communities.

But because it is still in the COVID-19 pandemic situation, of course there are things that need to be considered so that touring activities with motorbikes can be comfortable and safe. Recently, Royal Enfield Indonesia successfully held a tour titled 'Tour of Indonesia' from Bandung to Bali with a total distance of 1,500 kilometers. This activity also promotes responsible travel as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

5 Tips for Driving Long Distances with Motorcycles During a Pandemic
5 Tips for Driving Long Distances with Motorcycles During a Pandemic



Vimal Sumbly, Business Head, Asia Pacific markets at Royal Enfield said, "This year's Tour of Indonesia Indonesia is a way to gather dozens of Royal Enfield bikers who want to experience touring with new safe travel standards in the midst of a pandemic.

"To ensure the safety of riders, the Covid-19 prevention protocol is strictly implemented throughout the journey from Bandung to Bali. We believe that with all the precautions taken, the Tour of Indonesia 2021 will become a symbol of travel that will provide an unforgettable experience and safety for the entire rider community. Royal Enfield,"

What do you need to prepare and understand when you want to tour in the current pandemic situation? Let's see 5 things below.

1. Have the Same Commitment

Turing in a group demands a commitment to protect each other, both on the road and off the bike. In a pandemic situation, the mindset of "protecting each other" among touring partners is more important than ever.

This mindset will guide the riders in their actions, protecting themselves from exposure to the COVID-19 virus, which also means protecting all colleagues on the trip. 

2. Maintain Body Fitness During Travel

Good physical condition is the best shield against viruses and disease. When traveling long distances, physical fitness is the most important requirement.

Therefore, you must maintain physical fitness. Adequate sleep, maintaining food intake and the discipline of doing a light warm-up before starting the trip can help you maintain physical fitness.

3. Restrictions on Interaction Outside the Group

The third is ensuring that all touring participants are in good health when joining is the first health protocol that must be carried out. After all participants are confirmed to be healthy, it is the responsibility of all touring participants to take care of themselves and their travel partners by limiting interactions with people outside the group.

4. Equip Yourself with the New Normal Starter Kit

This is also very important. Tour participants are required to bring personal sanitation and protective equipment such as hand sanitizer and sufficient masks as first protection for themselves.

5. 3M is Mandatory

Health protocols that prevent the transmission of COVI-19 must be followed wherever we are, including when traveling. Wearing masks, washing hands and maintaining social distance are absolute precautions to continue.

Don't forget to check carefully the condition of the vehicle before deciding on long-distance touring. You can carry out independent inspections starting from changing the fluid on the motorbike, checking brakes, tire conditions, and if needed, do service first at an official workshop.

Careful Tips for Choosing Leasing for Motorcycle Loans

After you finish researching the motorbike that you are going to buy, of course the next phase is to make a purchase transaction. But don't be in a hurry, this purchase step is not the end of your journey to owning a vehicle. Especially if you are going to do credit.

Careful Tips for Choosing Leasing for Motorcycle Loans
Careful Tips for Choosing Leasing for Motorcycle Loans


This step is not as easy as determining the lowest down payment number and the lightest monthly credit fee. From the information we extracted from the official Honda dealer website, Nambo Motor Tangerang, we explain several steps to guide you in finding the best credit.

Study the Credibility of the Leasing Company Well

The first thing you should do when you want to choose a lease is to know well the leasing or financing company that will provide credit for your motorbike, usually they will also have an offer website. Therefore, you must also pay attention to matters relating to credibility and also the various benefits that you can later get from the credit application. 

Do not rush to accept various suggestions or recommendations from various dealers. As a potential customer, you must also be able to know with certainty and clarity about the performance of the credit facility. For example, by looking for complaints from credit users. Motorcycle dealers also usually provide this information to consumers.

Ease of Payment

When making an advance payment transaction, make sure the money is paid to the company account. Usually the down payment is paid to the dealer's official account, not to the salesperson's personal account, yes. Or you can also make a payment when your motorbike arrives at your house like the Honda Nambo Motor dealer does. This process will be safer for consumers and consumers will have no difficulty when making payments.

In this case, make sure that the various payment systems provided by the company can also be used quickly and easily. So it doesn't take up time and energy. Mainly, in order to minimize the possibility of late payments.

Choose Credit According to Your Financial Condition

There will be various kinds of marketing strategies that can be carried out by the leasing party so that consumers are interested in doing motorbike loans. One way is to provide very attractive offers for purchases on credit.

But don't be easily influenced by this, especially if the leasing party offers credit with a very light down payment that can even be paid in installments. This will certainly be very interesting, look very helpful and look very profitable to you. In fact, there could be other regulations that could end up harming your other installments.

Make sure the amount of installments will not interfere with your finances. Also make sure that during the installment period, there is insurance embedded. Whether it's motor insurance, or life insurance for you as a customer.

Early In the Year, Check out Tips on Buying a New Car with Ease of Credit

www.informationautomotive.com - The beginning of the year is usually the chosen time for prospective consumers to decide to buy a new car. Usually because it is eyeing the production code of the new year and to fulfill the plan to have a new car for a long time.

Currently a variety of interesting promos are offered to help consumers have a new vehicle. One way is used is to choose payments using credits in addition to cash payments.

Early In the Year, Check out Tips on Buying a New Car with Ease of Credit
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What to consider when choosing a credit payment? Auto2000 shares tips so as not to choose a new car loan in the new year.

The first step is to know the need. This becomes a fairly important basic thing because deciding to buy a car if only concerned with prestige can be dangerous for financial conditions. Often encountered, consumers choose models that are sometimes not needed by family members or just aiming for the most expensive variant. In fact, the purchase is made on credit whose installments must be paid for a long period of time. Make sure the car to be purchased according to the needs and agreed by family members.

Like the first step, the second step is to make sure the car chosen is in accordance with existing financial conditions. Make sure before deciding to take a car loan, have prepared a down payment (DP) or down payment with a range of 20 percent to 30 percent of the price of the car. Also make sure the installments paid every month are in accordance with the ability. If you are taking other credit installments, such as motorcycles, housing loans or credit cards, use calculations if combined with new car installments do not exceed 30 percent of monthly income. This is so that finances remain healthy and free from debt stress.

The third step, currently there are many credit simulations before deciding to buy a car. Take advantage of the credit simulation feature to see the financial ability to pay down payments and car loan installments later. At Auto2000 Digiroom provides credit simulation features in each choice of car models that can be used to estimate DP as well as installments paid.

The last step, always take advantage of the promo that is being offered to ease the purchase of a new car. The package provided usually contains a choice between a down payment cut, easy installments or light interest of up to 0 percent that can be utilized as needed and financial plan.

"Auto2000 always provides the ease of purchasing new Toyota cars, one of which is through a light credit transaction where the method can be tailored to the needs and financial plans. Moreover, plus various purchase promo programs that can be selected. So looking forward to 2022, immediately realize new year's resolutions by coming to the nearest Auto2000 or Auto2000 Digiroom that can help the desire in having a dream Toyota car," said Martogi Siahaan, Chief Executive of Auto2000, in his statement, Monday (1/3/2022). 

Easy Tips to Take Care of Keyless Skutik Yamaha

 www.informationautomotive.com -The latest motorcycle output is now widely equipped with a keyless system. This technology makes the operation of the vehicle easier, because there is no need to put a key into the key house. Just carry a keyless remote in your pocket or bag, then turn around the knob, the motor can be turned on or off.

Keyless is a system for turning engines on or off that was originally used in cars with the late 1990s and early 2000s production years. Later this technology was adapted by many motorcycle manufacturers. One of them is Yamaha FreeGo. The highest type of skutik has been embedded a feature called Smart Key System (SKS).

Easy Tips to Take Care of Keyless Skutik Yamaha
Easy Tips to Take Care of Keyless Skutik Yamaha


Smart Key System (SKS) has 2 (two) main functions. First there is the Answer Back System to make it easier for riders to find the position of the bike in the parking lot within a radius of 20 meters. Immobilizer to improve the safety of the motorcycle when parked, because the motor can only turn on if there is a remote within a radius of 80 cm.

In order for the Smart Key System (SKS) feature to function optimally and smoothly, PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Mfg provides some proper and easy maintenance tips:

1. Avoid pressing the knob forcefully if the smart key is not near the motor. Be sure to operate the knob instead of the ignition normally, to prevent mechanical damage to the knob. In addition, considering the motor can only turn on if there is a remote, then make sure the remote is always near the motor when pressing the knob.

2. Make sure the remote does not fall and is always in dry conditions. Remote as a signaler, even though it is equipped with an anti-water seal, make sure the remote is always dry from the water before it is turned on to prevent damage due to short circuits.

3. Avoid Electromagnetic Radiation. Avoid the habit of placing credits around objects with high electromagnetic radiation, such as mobile phones, televisions, signal transmitters, and the like. This has the potential to disrupt the signal on the remote SKS.

4. Always make sure you have pressed the off button on the remote after turning off the motorcycle. If the remote is not off or still on after the motor dies, the signal from the remote continues to radiate thus draining the remote battery. On the Yamaha Gear 125, after the bike is turned off the remote can give the rider a reminder notification to turn off the remote.

5. Always check the remote battery. If the radius of the remote with the motorcycle is too short when used then it is advisable to immediately replace the battery on the remote.

6. Make sure to always remember/save the pin number smart key. This makes it easier for consumers to inform the dealer in case of a key loss.

7. Avoid storing remotes in the trunk of the motor or rack on the motor. This is so as not to be left behind or lost. If you lose the key, the consumer will have to replace the smart unit, SGCU, and remote control.

8. Always check the cleanliness of sockets and cable lines on the smart unit as signal receivers to avoid short circuiting.

Modification of Hoda Civic, Custom Itself Let It Be More Handsome

www.informationautomotive.com - In the world of modification, the desire to appear different and more attractive is the initial reason to make changes to your favorite car. Including for sports sedan cars that actually already have attractive display capital. Still the desire to more "stand out" made the decision to modify the vehicle.

This is also done by Hendra Wijaya in changing his beloved Honda Civic Turbo. The goal is to make the sedan look fresher even though the standard form is sporty.

Modification of Hoda Civic, Custom Itself Let It Be More Handsome
Modification of Hoda Civic, Custom Itself Let It Be More Handsome



"This car actually looks standard already good, but because it wants to look different and more handsome, then some changes need to be done," said Hendra.

In the leg sector such as rims, suspension and big brake kit (BBK) are also changed to maximize driving safety. Hendra also conducted an ECU Remap to improve the performance of the 1.5 Turbo Civic engine although there is no information on how much power increases are generated. It also adds bodikit, as well as carbon fiber in some parts.

Most attractively, this Civic Turbo gets an additional bodikit with a large air hole in the hood present striking. The back there is a large spoiler that makes the look of this sedan very sporty.

"My bodykit is custom itself, suspension uses AirBFT air suspension, exhaust uses ORD, BBK uses HSR. For the legs, the rim uses HSR Forged which can be customized to adjust the desire and shape of the car, "said Hendra.

Further about the custom rim, HSR which is a domestic rim manufacturer, opens the opportunity for car owners to have rims with their own designs and colors. Reservations can be made at HSR including for sizes that make the car look more attractive.

Some of these changes make Hendra feel quite satisfied with the results obtained on his favorite car. Although it does not divulge how much capital is out to modify this sedan, in the future the desire to make changes still remains.

"The look is okay, the legs are safe, the suspension is comfortable, the performance is upgraded. It's satisfied but if asked there is an additional plan of modification there must be. For now gt 01 is comfortable for daily. Maybe in the future we modify the interior, "said Hendra.

Rubber, An Essential Component of Vehicles in the Rainy Season

www.informationautomotive.com - Vehicle components that require maintenance and attention one of them is rubber. In vehicles rubber materials are almost used in all parts and have an important role so that the vehicle can work properly.

Unfortunately, rubber maintenance is rarely noticed by vehicle owners. In addition, there are many rubber components and not just tires. There are rubber doors, bushings, mounting, rubber wipers and of course tires.

Rubber, An Essential Component of Vehicles in the Rainy Season
Rubber, An Essential Component of Vehicles in the Rainy Season



During the rainy season like this, rubber components in the vehicle are mostly felt the benefits if in good condition. Rifta Sungkar, Mitsubishi brand ambassador revealed that the maintenance of rubber components in vehicles can be done easily.

"For the tyres it can be seen, but for other components it can be different. Rubber is important because it concerns the elements of safety and driving comfort," Rifat said in a virtual event with Mitsubishi, Tuesday (12/21/2021).

First of all, the tire components are easily visible. Vehicle owners must know the meaning of the numbers on the tire wall because there are those that show the age of the tire and the size of the tire. This is because the tire has a recommended service life of no more than five years. Rifat suggested, for new cars it's good to use production that is in accordance with the year of vehicle production.

To maintain the condition of the tire, do not forget to check the air pressure on the tire. The manufacturer usually has provided a recommended measure of air pressure on the plate on the driver's door. Obey to get maximum tire performance in all conditions.

"Don't forget to do spooring balancing periodically. Also, don't forget to check the spare tire. The pressure set is slightly higher than the standard just in case it is in an emergency. Can also do rotation to flatten the use of tires, "said Rifat.

About rubber wipers, this is an important equipment needed during the rainy season. Check the condition of the rubber periodically, pay attention to whether the rubber wiper shakes. Rifat revealed if entering the rainy season it's good to be a benchmark to replace rubber wipers with new ones. This is because wiper conditions during the summer or drought can affect when wipers work in the rainy season.

"It's a good thing for wipers to be checked regularly. Most fear if it is fitting to be used there is dirt that is swept away, this can make the view disturbed. So clean the wipers before traveling, "said Rifat.

The most important rubber component is in the door. This rubber condition affects the sound in the cabin. Periodically the rubber door can be checked the condition of the adhesive, whether it is still good or something is detached.

Rifat revealed, there are several conditions that can affect the rubber performance of the vehicle. The first is the heat that makes the rubber wear out easily. Then the dirt that sticks that makes the rubber more quickly shake. "The treatment is quite easy. Use a silicone cleaner on the rubber part of the vehicle. For tires, make regular rotations. And make sure the tire air pressure is always right and according to recommendations, "said Rifat.

Tips to Safely Clean Car Seats That Are Stained With Leftovers and Drinks

 When driving especially traveling long distances, we have a habit of bringing food and drinks. This provision in addition to blocking an empty stomach, can also fill the time. The food you bring can be dry or wet. Preparation of more supplies if in the car there are toddlers aka babies under 5 years old. Well, what often happens when consuming food or drinks is falling food or spilled drinks to stain the device in the cabin.

Leftovers and crumbs are certainly a problem. If not cleaned immediately, not only cause stains, but can also cause unpleasant odors in the cabin. Especially for certain foods, especially those that are wet or contain liquids can be a breeding ground for germs. Things we certainly don't want. A clean cabin keeps driving comfort up.

Tips to Safely Clean Car Seats That Are Stained With Leftovers and Drinks
Tips to Safely Clean Car Seats That Are Stained With Leftovers and Drinks


What if it happens? You don't have to panic. Especially if the spill marks are still new and have not dried up for a long time. Before the unpleasant odor arises, immediately do a cleanup of spill marks. There are several things that must be considered in cleaning if the stained part is the seat or seat in the vehicle. There are two types of upholstery materials that are commonly used, namely fabric (fabric) and leather. Both need different treatments and do not get the wrong type of cleaner that can damage the contours of the car seat.

Well, before starting to clean the seat, prepare a car vacuum cleaner, toothbrush, dry microfiber cloth, chamois plas, and special cleaning drugs according to the seat material. Whatever your seat material, start the cleaning process with a car vacuum cleaner to remove dust and dirt.

Fabric Materials


To clean stains on the car seat made of cloth following the steps. It is best to use a gentle detergent, by first cleaning the remnants of dirt from food spills or drinks on the seat. The tool can be with a broom or a fine fibrous brush, then vacuum cleaner until there are no traces of stain crust.

Then mix the detergent with warm water. Then soak the cleaning foam (sponge) into the water and squeeze to remove the water before rubbing it on the seat. Clean slowly so that the seat is too wet, then soapy water deposits are wiped using a wet towel without soap until the dirt is gone.

For stubborn stains, it can be by using cleaning fluids with the help of a fine brush. After that immediately dry the seat with a vacuum cleaner so as not to cause mold and bad smell. 

Leather Materials


While leather seats are easier to clean. But also not be careless in taking care of it. So that the quality of the skin seat is maintained can clean with detergent water. "Next provide conditioner or a special liquid for leather seats. Leather seat care does need special handling," said Samsudin, Aftersales Astra Peugeot.

Yep, the selection of cleaning fluids is the main thing that must be considered in the care of skin seats. To clean the skin seat all we need is a paste-shaped cleanser. Because the use of water-based cleansers can cause the skin to become damaged faster and the risk of mold is also quite large.

In addition to the form of pasta, choose a cleanser that contains moisturizer so that the skin seat is protected from the risk of cracking. When applying cleaning fluids avoid the use of rough cloth because it canbrage the skin. For maximum results, new leather-coated seats should be given leather coating first as additional protection.

Clean regularly at least once every 2 months. Keep the seat moist with a special conditioner of real leather seats every three months. Do not park in direct sunlight or should use a sun visor. When exposed to stains should be cleaned immediately.

There is another material that is often used as a upholstery, namely Synthetic Leather. This synthetic skin is similar to skin. If you don't have a special cleaning agent, use a shampoo or glass cleaner. Do not use detergents or alcohol because it will damage synthetic seats. Park in the shade or use a sun visor and regularly clean at least twice a month.

It's not hard not to do the tips above, right? Good luck!

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.