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