6 Tips To Keep Car Selling Prices High

 The desire to replace a private vehicle must be in everyone's mind. There are quite a variety of reasons, such as different levels of need, boredom, and improved economic conditions.

It's okay if you want to change the vehicle. But before looking at a new vehicle, make sure the old vehicle has been sold. Not bad for adding capital to buy a new vehicle, right?

Here are some tips to keep the selling price of the car high. You can immediately practice the following tips.

1. Maintain the condition of the car

The first tip that is absolute is to ensure that the condition of the car is well maintained. Not only the exterior of the car, but also the interior and spare parts. As is known, car spare parts greatly affect the performance of the car itself when taken for a drive.

Replace spare parts if needed. Make sure the spare parts installed are guaranteed authentic because this has quite an effect on the selling price of the car.

To prove that the car is well maintained, you can attach a receipt when doing service or repair.

2. Clean the car regularly

Who wants to buy a car that is dirty? Yes, but finding a buyer is quite difficult, especially if the selling price of the car is quite high. Everyone prefers a clean car, so it can be directly used for everyday driving.

The parts of the car that are prone to getting dirty are the dashboard and the floor. We recommend that you clean regularly using a fiber cloth or vacuum cleaner, so you can clean even the hard-to-reach areas. Avoid using alcohol when cleaning the car. Because, alcohol is believed to damage the contaminated part.

3. Take it to an official workshop

In fact, making sure the car is clean is not enough. You also need to make sure that all this time the repairs have been carried out at an official workshop, not in a place that resembles a workshop.

This is important, especially for insured cars. This is because repairs carried out at authorized workshops or partners are entitled to compensation costs. While the rest are not.

To find out about partner workshops inside and outside the city, you can re-open the policy booklet. Simply, you can directly ask the insurance agent or customer service, so it saves time and energy.

4. The age of the car is not too old

As is known, the car is one of the assets that experience depreciation from year to year. The older the car, the cheaper the selling price. This is because repairs made to keep the car's performance in prime condition will be carried out more often when they are old.

If the car has been used for more than 5 years, don't expect to be able to sell it at a high price. In this case, you can find out the market price of the car you want to sell so you don't seem overpriced.

It's different if the car is still 2-3 years old, then the selling price can be maintained. This does not mean that the selling price will be high. Still decreasing, but the decrease is not too significant so you don't lose too much when you sell it.

5. Avoid modification

Modified cars will certainly look cooler than the original. The addition of wings at the rear of the car, for example, makes the car look more classy and expensive. However, know that not everyone likes a modified car.

There is also an assumption that modifications are made to correct deficiencies or natural damage to the car. No wonder that some cars that have been modified tend to be cheaper than the price of a car without modification.

Reconsider if you want to modify a car, especially if there is a desire to sell it within the next 1-2 years. Don't let because you want to appear "cool for a moment", you will lose large amounts of money later on.

6. Reasonable mileage

In addition to age, in fact the distance traveled by the car also affects the selling price. Cars that have long mileage are usually priced less than those that have less mileage.

Even though the car has been used for more than 5 years, if the mileage is still small, then the car can be sold at a higher price. Assuming that the car is rarely used to travel, so the condition of the engine is much better maintained.

Next, make sure the car looks well-maintained from the outside so that the resale price remains high. If the car looks poorly maintained, the attractiveness of buyers will decrease, so there will be fewer offers.

Make no mistake, these are 4 ways to take care of a motorcycle chain

 The chain is an important component of a motorcycle. It plays a role in transmitting the power from the engine performance results to the rear wheels so that it is able to produce the required acceleration. Because it has an effect on performance, comfort and safety, it is necessary to carry out routine maintenance.

Make no mistake, these are 4 ways to take care of a motorcycle chain

According to Rizky Reza Saputra, Sales Marketing for DID Indonesia under the NGK flag, there are several important things you need to know to take care of your favorite iron horse chain. According to him, this method is easy to do and can be done at home.

Clean Chain

Sometimes this method is considered trivial. If mishandled, you can be sure the age of the chain will not last long. There are still many who clean the chain using soap, gasoline or even diesel. According to Rizky, this is a mistake that must be avoided. “Leave it like that because it can damage the seal on the chain. Simply clean the chain with water with a gentle brushing. After cleaning, proceed with using a chain cleaner and then spray chain lube," he explained. 

Treat Periodically

Cleaning the chain should be done regularly, ie when usage has reached 500 kilometers and multiples thereof. This also applies to normal use when taking a normal road route. Meanwhile, if you go through a muddy road, after arriving at your destination, the chain should be cleaned immediately. This is necessary so that the chain does not wear out quickly considering that the chain contains important materials that can affect the performance of the motorcycle.

Check Chain and Gear Condition

Checking the condition of the chain is mandatory. One of them the users must always ensure the slack limit. For the free play distance of each motorbike, it is different but in general it is between 20-30 mm to 25-35 mm. It is recommended that the wheel chain check and adjustment be carried out periodically. If the slack exceeds the free play distance limit listed on the sticker, it is better to adjust the tightness or take it to the nearest authorized repair shop.

don't dry

To get optimal power, it is mandatory to provide lubricant. “This step is also still a lot wrong. Do not give the chain with used oil, grease (grease) because dust and gravel can stick. When that happens, it can erode the surface of the chain and the risk can be broken in the long term. So it's better to give a lubricant that is specifically for chains, namely chain lube, "explained Rizky.

Well, that's some ways to care for a motorcycle chain so that it lasts. Basically all objects and motor components have their own age and will certainly experience damage so replacement is needed. Then it takes care in the right way

Pay attention to these steps to install the roof box on the vehicle

 The ability to carry goods in a vehicle is greatly influenced by the design and capacity of the trunk. This is necessary when the car owner is traveling long distances that require a lot of luggage during the time of the trip.

One solution that is the choice of car owners is to install a roof box on the roof of the car. Although some time ago the presence of this roof box was questioned, but the roof box is one solution to increase storage space. Then how about tips on installing a roof box that is safe and comfortable for travel. Take note of the following:

Pay attention to these steps to install the roof box on the vehicle

First, make sure the car has roof rails. Roof box can not be placed on the roof of the car because it can damage and does not have a strong grip. For this reason, a roof rail is needed in the form of a longitudinal rail where you can install a roof rack as a place to put the roof box. Several Toyota products already have a roof rail as a default design that has received mature technical calculations so that roof rails and roof boxes can be installed easily and safely.

The second step is to install a roof rack as a roof box holder. Roof rack is a pedestal structure for the roff box stand. This roof rack can actually be placed with luggage but is not recommended because items can be released and can be dangerous during the trip. Choose a roof rack that is sturdy and has a strong stand and is easy to assemble and disassemble. This includes the ability to support the roof box above it and its size does not exceed the width of the car body because it looks aesthetically and safely.

The next step is to choose the size of the roof box that suits your needs. Its function as a place to store goods does not mean you have to always choose the largest size. Take into account the need with adequate capacity and the size is not too large because it will affect the aerodynamics and balance point of the car. Choose a roof box with quality materials but not too heavy to maintain the total weight of the car, especially if the car is full of passengers.

Learn how to install the roof box on the roof rack and the correct mechanism for locking the lid to keep it safe on the road. Learn also the position of placing it right on the roof of the car to maintain the balance of the vehicle and not cross the dimensions of the car to maintain safety and aesthetics. To be safe, choose a branded roof box that has a safety certificate and is sold by an authorized dealer.

The next step, calculate the maximum carrying capacity of the vehicle. This is to keep the car's performance optimal on the road. Roof racks and roof boxes must be categorized as carry-on baggage. Reduce the maximum carrying capacity with the weight of the roof rack and roof box to get a new maximum carrying capacity as a reference in carrying passengers and goods including goods that will be put in the roof box.

After bringing the roof box, pay attention to the driving style on the road. The existence of a roof box will change the aerodynamics and center of gravity and also increase the overall weight of the car. It is possible that the car will be heavier, unsteady and difficult to control due to changes in several aspects of the vehicle. Make adaptations when starting to walk, make sure to always drive smoothly and calmly and not aggressively. Pay attention to the longer braking distance and remember that on the roof there is an additional roof box that requires the driver to change driving style.

This concern includes the height of the vehicle. Measure the maximum height of the car after installing the roof box to safely pass through the portal at the automatic toll gate specifically for passenger cars. If it's too high, remember to choose the portalless payment line that truck and bus drivers are used to. Install a sticker as a reminder that you are using the roof box which is placed on the driver's side.

“The use of a roof box provides many advantages because it can be used as an additional place to put luggage. Even so, there are rules that must be understood by drivers so that they can benefit from the roof box and not violate traffic rules and cause harm due to accidents. Please consult with the Auto2000 service advisor to choose and install the right roof box and according to the needs of Toyota cars, "explained Nur Imansyah Tara, Aftersales Business Division Head Auto2000, in his statement.

3 Things That Should Be In The Latest Honda Genio

Honda Genio is one of the automatic products refreshed by PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) in early 2022. With a facelift status, the new Genio has received several changes, the most significant of which is the revision of the wheel size from 14 inches to 12 inches.

The wheels used are similar to those of the previous Honda Scoopy. Then with the application of the new wheel, the upper triangle component adjusts, followed by a change in the rear suspension which is now longer, using Scoopy's.

To display an element of novelty, the front body cover also has to be changed, which when viewed is now bigger. The last thing is to move the location of the power outlet which was previously under the trunk, now it is more practical because the charging dock is on the right deck.

With all these changes, AHM only has a price tag of the latest Genio starting at IDR 55 thousand for the CBS variant and IDR 185 thousand for the highest type, namely the CBS-ISS. As of May 2022, the entry-level scooter is sold at a price of Rp. 18,530 million and Rp. 19.125 million, respectively, OTR Jakarta.

Indeed, the changes given to Genio deserve appreciation, where usually AHM only refreshes with new color options when the product is not even 4 years old. Even so, there should be some changes that should be present in the latest Genio. We try to analyze according to trends and consumer needs in this cheap automatic segment.

1. Luggage should be able to accommodate a helmet

The first, the New Genio 2022 still uses the same luggage volume at 14 liters. Unfortunately, the space layout is not yet able to store helmets, even though its rival Yamaha Fazzio is able to accommodate the dealer's default helmet.

The luggage belonging to Honda Genio can only store luggage with small dimensions. For example gloves, jackets, or mineral bottles. Quite unfortunate.

2. It is more practical if the charging dock is a USB port type

As explained earlier, AHM has now changed the location of the charging dock to a more practical position on the right deck. It looks quite neat, where there is a closed console that can protect this feature from splashing water.

But unfortunately the manufacturer still uses the 12 volt power outlet type, in which Genio owners must use an additional adapter in order to take advantage of the device. It would be more practical if Genio applied a USB port type device dock like the Honda Scoopy or Honda PCX 160.

3. There is no information on fuel consumption and trip meters in the meter panel

The next feature that might be considered by AHM in the new generation of Genio is to apply information on fuel consumption and tripmeter.

Because the information listed on the Genio meter panel is very simple. It only contains speed information, fuel indicator, odometer, light indicator, check engine, turn signal, ECO riding, and Idling Stop System (ISS).

Now, if the information on fuel consumption to tripmeter can be present, we think the functionality of this scooter will be higher. However, the panel meter from Genio is fully digital, but its dimensions are quite small.

With all the features, the use of economical machines, to the accommodations owned by Genio, it seems quite natural that AHM is targeting novice consumers. Actually, it is not difficult for manufacturers to inject the features described above, we think AHM only adjusts to the target market so that the price tag is not set too high. But maybe with the addition of these features it can boost sales from Genio, which has lost its prestige to the Beat series or Scoopy. How do you agree?

Check out Interesting Facts about the 7-seater Peugeot 5008 SUV that is Rarely Known

 The Peugeot 5008 is one of the mainstays of Astra Peugeot's sales in Indonesia. Of course with his sister 2008 and 3008. The new Active variant came last year for the 5008, complementing the Allure Plus that was already circulating before. But did you know that there are some interesting, little-known facts about the 5008? Here we present unique facts, which you did not know.

Name Pronunciation

The habit of Indonesians since Peugeot was to mention the numbers one by one. Two zero seven, five zero five, and so on. As a result, some say this Peugeot Five Zero Zero Eight. It's not wrong. But the truth is, referring to the English pronunciation, Five Thousand and Eight. Or in Indonesian, Peugeot Five Thousand and Eight. A bit odd?

Sharing Platform

The Peugeot 5008 since its birth in 2009 has always shared the platform with the 3008 and also the Citroen C5 Aircross and Opel Grandland, the successor to the Opel Zafira. The position of the 5008 can be likened to a seven-passenger version of the compact crossover 3008. In Indonesia, both engines are EP6FDT. 1.6 liter with Twin-Scroll Turbo. This makes it easier for consumers to find spare parts.

The engine is used by BMW

The engine used is the result of joint development with Citroen and BMW. Also named as the Prince Engine family That's why there is the word Twin Scroll Turbocharger when you open the Peugeot 5008 brochure. In essence, the trio developed the 4-cylinder turbo engine used for their car models. Prince Engine was born and used for the first time in 2006. At BMW, it was used until 2015 on the 1 Series and MINI. The initial version was named the N13, replacing the M43 engine. This is BMW's first four-cylinder turbo engine since the birth of the 2002 Turbo in the 70s.

Peugeot i-Cockpit

Make no mistake, this is not just a matter of displaying driving information in digital form. i-Cockpit is one package. Starting from the compact-sized steering wheel whose shape is not round. The bottom and top are straight, aka flat. Then there is a digital indicator in front of the driver. What is displayed can be arranged by the driver himself. The screen is in the middle, so the center of the entertainment and comfort system settings such as air conditioning. The advantages and disadvantages will be conveyed during the road test later.

There is a speed limit

This feature is most suitable for use now. The government has set a maximum speed on toll roads, with hefty fines for violators. 5008 is equipped with a speed limiter feature that can be determined by the driver.

Made in Malaysia

The Peugeot 5008 ASEAN market is assembled at the Stellantis assembly facility (parent business group Peugeot, Citroen, Chrysler, Jeep, Fiat and others) in Gurun, Kedah state, Malaysia. The factory also assembles the 3008 for sale in the same area. It was also at the facility, last February that word spread that several Jeep product.

Can I Change Tires of Different Brands for Vehicles? Pay attention to the following things

 Tires are the most important part of a vehicle. Its function is to provide grip on the asphalt surface so that the vehicle can be controlled and run. Given the importance of the function of tires, it is necessary to pay attention to starting from maintenance to replacement.

Maintaining tires rather always in the best condition is the responsibility of the vehicle owner. This is because the task of the tires together with the suspension system can make the vehicle go and stop and reduce the vibrations received by the vehicle. Even with a limited area, a trip to one place will not happen if the tire conditions are not good.

Can I Change Tires of Different Brands for Vehicles? Pay attention to the following things

Tire maintenance always rotates on the condition of the tread surface by looking at the Tread Wear Indicator (TWI) on the tire tread. If you have passed this sign, the vehicle owner must replace the tires with better conditions. Usually the average tire replacement time is between two to four years depending on usage.

So the question is, is it permissible to replace tires with different brands? This is usually related to existing funds. And what effect does it have on the vehicle?

The reason for funding for choosing a tire brand is usually the strongest reason when updating tires. However, in order to maintain safety and comfort, it is better to avoid buying tires with different brands. This is because each tire brand has a different performance with different design and manufacturing processes.

This also includes the use of these tires, such as for wet and dry tires, SUV and sedan tires, or passenger tires and commercial tires. Not to mention seeing from the material side and the tire construction that is not the same even though the size is exactly the same because it is related to the need for the use of tires.

Size also does not only concern general dimensions such as tire width and height ratio. Sizes here also include rim size, max speed limit and load indexc. Also pay attention to the type of tire whether radial or bias, tubeless or with an inner tube.

In addition, differences in tire tread or tire pattern or development can also help the vehicle stability when used and will interfere if there is a difference. The difference in tire performance will be felt when the car's speed is high enough, such as on the highway. Especially when passing through a road with bad conditions, slippery when it rains and has a full load. The type of compound and grip of each tire brand is likely to be different. As a result, the grip of the tires used will be different. The car will be difficult to control because of the difference in the character of the left and right tires, which in turn is dangerous.

Tires with different brands will mostly not perform the same on the road because of different types and uses. For example, tire product A produces X and Y types of tires with the same size but different types due to their different designations. Of course, these two models have different performance and character. One of the indicators is that the tread pattern of the two tires is different according to their needs.

However, if forced to use a different brand, it is recommended that the vehicle owner replace the same tire in one wheel axle. This means replacing with two new wheels in one axle. For example, before using brand X type A, replace it with brand X type B which may be cheaper. So the brand remains the same but the model is different.

It can also be seen that the tires are the same size and in accordance with the recommendations from the manufacturer, this option is still allowed. So if you really want to change to a different brand, as long as the size and designation are appropriate and are on the same axle, i.e. front or rear, it's still allowed. But still ideally all axles use the same tires to get the best performance.

Tires are a very important vehicle component in maintaining the comfort and safety of driving on the road. Therefore, immediately replace tires whose treads are worn or there are indications of physical damage. Be sure to replace tires according to the manufacturer's recommendations to maintain tire performance on the road. Toyota's business is easier, consumers can buy tires through Auto2000 Digiroom comes with a profitable promo program," said Nur Imansyah Tara, Aftersales Business Division Head Auto2000, in a statement, Tuesday (15/2/2022).

Don't be careless, these are tips for caring for a premium helmet!

 Helmet, the most important riding equipment. Its job is to protect the driver's head in the event of an accident. Or at least minimize the risk of serious injury during a collision. So, choose a quality helmet, don't just choose.

Along with the development of the automotive world, helmets can also be one of the fashion accessories when driving. Especially for premium helmets such as Arai, Shoei, AGV, X-Lite, HJC, Suomy and many others. Head protection which is relatively expensive, of course, must be balanced with good care.

Don't be careless, these are tips for caring for a premium helmet!

Unfortunately, there are still many riders who seem to forget or even don't know how to properly care for a helmet. In fact, caring for your own helmet is very easy. So what should be paid attention to?

1. Clean the outside after use

This first point is very important. Clean the outside of the helmet after use so that dust does not stick too long. The tools and materials needed are also simple. What's more, everything can be done yourself at home. "There are no special tools, just prepare helmet cleaner fluid, cotton buds, and microfiber cloths," explained Herry Cahyadi, owner of THC Helmet.

Spray helmet cleaner liquid to the helmet area you want to clean. Then wash with a microfiber cloth. Then use a cotton swab to clean hard-to-reach parts of the helmet, such as ventilation holes. The goal is that the air circulation in the helmet is not blocked by dirt. 

2. Clean the visor

The visor is an important component in the helmet that is susceptible to dirt, especially during the rainy season. This is not separated from the splash of the vehicle in front, causing dirt on the visor. "For the visor, it should be removed first, then cleaned with running water slowly so that the dirt that sticks out is released. Then give a special liquid visor cleaning made of organic materials. After that, use a cloth with a microfiber material so it doesn't scratch. It's good to wash in one direction," concluded Herry.

3. Keep away from direct sunlight

After use, it's best not to dry in direct sunlight. "There are still a lot of wrong riders here. Helmets after being used for a long time should not be directly dried in the sun, just open the visor and let it dry or put it near a fan," said the friendly man with glasses.

How to put it also should not be arbitrary. It's good to position it upside down by adding a special support device or helmet under it. This is to prevent scratches on the outer surface of the helmet. In addition, so that the heat in the helmet comes out.

4. Wash the helmet foam regularly

After the exterior, the next thing that must be considered is the cleanliness of the inside of the helmet. Wash the foam in the helmet regularly. It is recommended once a month or less. It all depends on the intensity of use.

How to wash it is also fairly easy. First, remove all the foam. Then soak the components in a container of warm water. The use of warm water aims to prevent the growth of bad bacteria, which can cause unpleasant odors and itching in the head.

“The more often it is used, the minimum washing is done at least once a week. Washing the interior is the most basic way of caring for a helmet. Keep in mind, the interior should not be washed using a cleaning detergent. However, currently there are many special soap products for washing the foam part of the helmet," said the man who is often called Koh Herry.

To dry it is the same as in point 3. "The most appropriate way to dry the inside of the helmet is to aerate it, open the visor and place the helmet directly under the fan," he added.

5. Spray helmet deodorizer

In order to be comfortable to use, it is good for riders who use premium helmets to regularly provide fragrance. “The interior is in direct contact with the hair and sweat of the head. Always try to give perfume so that when used there is no odor that can interfere with travel. And keep in mind, do not carelessly use helmet fragrance products. Try to find products that use anti-bacterial ingredients," he said.

6. Use a holster or helmet bag

The use of a helmet holster is also necessary so that your favorite helmet is physically maintained. Its function is to avoid scratches and dust. This method can be done anytime and anywhere. “But look for gloves or helmet bags with quality materials. Like Polar Fleece or materials commonly used for sweaters, they are soft so they are safe for helmets," said Herry.