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Toyota Vios Drum Brakes Adjustment

DIY Drum Brakes Adjustment It has being almost 4 years since I am driving my Toyota Vios and I never had my rear drum brakes serviced before. I noticed my Toyota Vios emergency brake also known as hand brake required to pull more than it used to be. For those who are not aware, when we stepping brake pedal in the car, the brake system will engage all the 4 brakes on the wheels while pulling the hand brake will…

Painted Toyota Vios Front Brake Caliper in Red

DIY Paint Brake Calipers Paint brake calipers is relatively easy as long there is someone to remove the car tires for us. My Toyota Vios mileages hit another 10,000KM, with total mileages of 70,610KM and we are recommended to change the engine oil, oil filter and wheels balancing with alignment for every 10,000KM. I had take this opportunity to paint the Toyota Vios brake calipers too! I went to the Chang Soon Tyre Service located in Relau to perform my routine car services, and…

ArmorAll Protectant Gel

DIY External Dashboard and Interior Protection using ArmorAll Protectant Our vehicles’s dashboard and interior will suffered from cracks, discolored and dis-form due to excessive UV ray and heat from the sun when parked at non shaded area after several years later. It is crucial to have protection on those plastics and rubber to ensure its lasting and looks good. I am using the ArmorAll Protectant that cost me RM24.90 as an external protection to my Toyota Vios dashboard, interior plastics, rubbers, and even…

Fuel Efficiency on Driver Foot

40 Fuel Economy Tips & Factors Affecting Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency I came across a fuel tips video from Youtube that showing about 40 Fuel Economy Tips & Factors Affecting Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency. I went through it and found the video is awesome and I’ve decided to share the video in my site. Below is the video: Now you have more tips to get better fuel efficiency. Don’t forget to give us a thumb up

Driving In Rain Tips

Driving In The Rain Tips Driving in the rain required crucial driving skills else the driver might endanger himself/herself or someone else life on the road. Here is the few tips to be a better driver during driving in the rain day: #1: Turn ON your vehicle headlamp The lights and headlamp of your vehicle are created to provide the driver visibility and also to other road users. During the heavy rain, users on the road have hard time to see on the…

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Aksesori Kereta 99 in Bukit Mertajam Review It has being few years since I bought my first car, Toyota Vios GT Street and I had bought many car accessories from various car accessories shops. One of my favorite car accessories shop is Akesori Kereta 99 shop, located in Bukit Mertajam. The reason why I likes this shop so much is because of the affordable price items that they are selling and they sell a lot of products, ranging from performance…

Toyota Vios GT At Automall

Automall in Karpal Singh Drive Penang Automall was launched in Karpal Singh Drive, Penang several months back and it is situated in the strategic location between Georgetown and Bayan Lepas in Penang that allows visitors to have easy access to the mall. The mall comes with 2 story buildings where all the selling cars are parked on the 1st floor. Basically Automall is a mall that sells almost all of the brands of the cars, from local car manufacturers such as Proton and…

Jump Start a Car with Jumper Cables

Jump Start a Car with Jumper Cables Recently I helped one of my regular outing friend to jump start her car in the midnight. Luckily she wasn’t alone at the time. Like most of the typical people, she don’t keep jumper cables in her car. I do keeps the jumper cables in my car bonnet all the time, no matter where I go. Back to the story, she called me at around 12am midnight, and she told me that her remote control alarm is…

Side View of Toyota Vios GT Street Vios with TRD Sportivo Rims

How to keep your Car looking Good in Raining Season? A lot of people including myself had bad experience of getting car dirty after driving in the raining session. The dirt, sand and dust on the air, contaminated water on the road and potholes splashed to the car when we are driving. It is very irritating when you are just done washed your car moment ago and you drive out your car then your car get dirty in the next second. There is no…

Accident in front of USM Penang

Story of Drunk Driving – I Killed a Man Lately I came a across an heart touching article where a guy called Alex Sheen who then stood outside bar holding it up offering free rides to people who are going to driving home. His action was inspired by a man name Matthew Cordle. In September 2013, Matthew Cordle caused an accident while drink driving and killed a man, Vincent Canzani. Instead of running away, Matthew Cordle is taking full responsibility…

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5 ways to tune your car for better mileage With gas prices skyrocketing, people are looking for ways to lower costs and still travel to the desired destinations. One of the best ways of cutting down on your gas expenses and saving more money every month is by attaining better fuel mileage. With that in mind, there are a number of changes (auto tuning) that you need to make to enable you attain this. They include: Keep your car in…

Super Air Ionizer Device/ Air Purifier inside the car

Air Ionizer Device inside the Car Cabin Have you ever get into your friend car and you saw a cool gadget plugged through the 12V cigarette socket inside the car and you wondering what the heck is that? Then he/she told you it was a air ionizer/air purifier device. And you still scratching your head and figuring what is that? If you “Google” about it, the air ionizer or air purifier device is a device  to clean the air through a…

Cobra/META alarm central unit with remote controls

Cobra/META Alarm System Installation on Toyota Vios Stupid me that caused two of my Cobra/META alarm system remote controls spoiled after 3 years of driving my Toyota Vios. I’d called the Toyota Service Center for the replacement of the remote controls, unfortunately the whole alarm system has to be replaced due the remote control cannot be duplicated when there is none of the functioning remote control is available. The Cobra alarm system can only duplicate the other remote control when…

All New Honda City 2014

All New Honda City 2014 Roadshow In Queensbay Mall Honda Malaysia has launched the all new Honda City 2014 roadshow in Queensbay Mall, Penang. Unfortunately there is no test drive unit available for me and my friends to test it. Anyhow, I has captured some of the roadshow photos and made a video to share out. By the way, there are few pretty ladies for the roadshow Initially I wasn’t love the new outlooks of the Honda City, but after…

Peugeot 3008 Roadshow in Queensbay Mall

All New Peugeot 3008 Launched in Queensbay Mall, Penang It was one of the proudest auto event that I ever attended. I was invited by the  Mr. Azree, from Driven Communication Co. to attend and write review about this All new Peugeot 3008 launch in Queensbay Mall, Penang. For those who don’t not know what is this company all about, Driven Communication is the young company that full-service marketing & communication firm that helps small and mid-sized organizations to create a professional…

Car Polishing on Toyota Vios at The Best 2

DIY Car Detailing with The Best Car Polish and Coating Centre We are grateful that The Best Car Polish & Coating Centre has allowed us to use their car detailing centre for us to practice our DIY car detailing on my Toyota Vios GT Street. Me and another 2 friends join the fun of car detailing with the Meguiar sales technical from northern region. The Best auto detailing shop is only use the Meguiar, 3M and Soft 99 products for their…

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Regular Maintenance and Service your Car at Auto Service Center Another 10,000KM mileage clocked on my odometer, Toyota Vios. It is time to hit to service center to get my car serviced again. Servicing on your vehicle on every 10,000KM or 4 or 6 months is very crucial, to ensure the longevity of your vehicle and assure the safety of the driver and passengers as well. Typically Malaysian including myself will choose to service our vehicle only after we hit the…

Carbon Fiber Vinyl Passenger view in Toyota Vios

DIY Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap on Toyota Vios Interior Trim using Hair Dryer We always see people wrap their vehicle body or vehicle parts with carbon fiber vinyl and they think it looks cool. Indeed, even myself think this is cool! I have wrapped some parts of my Toyota Vios interior trim with carbon fiber vinyl before this. Since there are still a lot rooms to continue,  I decided to continue DIY carbon fiber vinyl wrap on my car. I bought a roll…

PENANG SUPWAVE CAR GROAMING CENTRE/CAR WASH

PENANG SUPWAVE CAR GROOMING CENTRE (owned by SPLASH AUTO CARE)/CAR WASH REVIEW It has been almost 2 weeks since I last washed my Toyota Vios. The car is getting dirty and I decided to pay a visit to my colleague’s SUPWAVE Car Grooming Centre located at Bayan Lepas, Penang for a car wash. The shop was launched 2 years ago and within the 1st year they had already expanded to 2nd branch at Jelutong, Penang. Their business is growing fast…

Black Toyota Vios

How To Get the Best Trade-In Value for Your Car If you are planning to buy a new car, you are probably depending on getting a good trade-in price for your existing one. Most new car purchases require a deposit, but this can often be covered by how much you get for your existing vehicle. In fact, if you manage to maximize your trade-in price, this can more than cover the amount of money you need to put down –…

Voltage Stabilizer Pivot Raizin VS-1 and Grounding Cable HKS on Toyota Vios

DIY Car Voltage Stabilizer (PIVOT RAIZIN VS-1) and Grounding Cable (HKS Mega Thick 8GA 5-Point) Installation Recently I has made a purchase from Max Audio, one of the biggest online automotive store in Malaysia. I bought 2 items, which is car voltage stabilizer, Pivot Raizin VS-1 for RM145 and Grounding cable HKS Mega Thick 8GA 5-Point for RM65. Based on the Pivot Raizin VS-1 description, this product able to improve car performance, save petrol and enhance electronic parts in the car when together…

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Are you prepared for driving in snow and icy weather With the cold weather well and truly here, drivers need to be prepared for snow and icy conditions. So if conditions are bad and you can’t avoid going out in your car, you should at least make sure you’re clued up on how to deal with snow and ice. After all, we have a reputation in the UK for being ill-equipped for snowy weather so let’s take a few minutes…

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No Hearing, No Problem: Deaf Drivers Can Get Behind the Wheel According to Action on Hearing Loss, a British organisation that provides services to the deaf population, over 10 million people in Great Britain suffer from some form of hearing loss. By 2031, that number is expected to reach 14.5 million. Whether you were born deaf or your hearing has declined with age, you are not alone. For seniors, hearing loss is a common affliction. Because it tends to happen…

Turtle Wax - Wax it Wet on Car

Turtle Wax – Wax It Wet Review Recently I made a purchase of Turtle Wax – Wax it Wet at auto accessories shop which cost me RM25.90. The purpose that I bought this Turtle Wax Wax it Wet because I wanted to wax my car in the easiest way.  Car wax help to protect the car paint by providing a coating layer of the wax. The coating wax layer will help to prevent the contamination such as dusts, dirt, acid…

Volkswagen On Tour Popcorn Pedal 2013

Volkswagen On Tour Event at Queensbay Mall Recently my friend and I visited the Volkswagen On Tour at Outdoor Queensbay Mall car park which was held on 13-15th December 2013. Upon entering the Volkswagen On Tour booth, we were politely greeted by the staffs. The staffs were friendly and helpful. We were told that there were games around the booth and they asked us to join the fun. Without much hesitation, I registered myself for the games. We have to…

Toyota Vios Tint Headlamp and Tail Lamp

Headlamp and Tail Lamp Tint Installation at BREYTON Window Tint Shop Recently my Toyota Vios headlamp turning to be yellowish again even I have coated the headlamp with UV protection after several headlamp polish by myself. This time I’ve decided to send my car for headlamp and tail lamp tint at BREYTON Window Tint Shop located at Krystal Point, Penang. Let’s start with the headlamp tint first. Headlamp tint able to prevent the headlamp from turning into yellowish, protect the…

Metal Heel Pad on automotive carpet mat Toyota Vios

What to do if your car have tear on the Automotive Carpet Mat? Many of us included myself experienced the tear on the automotive carpet mat after we drive our car for certain period of time. The spot that usual the carpet mat tear is located at the driver side, where we are resting our right foot heel on it when we controlling the accelerator and break pedals. Throughout the time, the hole will getting bigger and begin to tear…

BOSCH ECO PLUS Windshield Wiper Blades

Do It Yourself (DIY) Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide It has being 3 years since I get my Toyota Vios. This is the first time I going to replace my windshield wiper blades since the old has wiper blades have being worn out. Windshield wiper blades replacement is relatively easy. All you have to do is ensure you get the right size of windshield wiper blades for your vehicle and you are ready to go. I get my BOSCH ECO…

Toyota Vios Door Handle Cover Installation

Toyota Vios Door Handle Covers Installation Tools needed: Full set of Torx screwdriver/Allen key (I used Allen key) Scrapper tool made of rubber with shape end, or you can wrap a cloth around a flat head screwdriver to avoid chipping the paint off A bar of mentos, to maintain your fresh breath Front Door Handle Replacement Left and right doors are the same; I started from driver seat first. You don’t need to remove the inner door panel. Open the…

Bright H11 LED bulbs

Converting Toyota Vios Fog Lamps From HID to LED Bulbs I’ve decided to convert my Toyota Vios fog lamps with HID 5000K  to LED bulbs after 3 years due ballast reliability issue. I’ve ordered the H11, LED bulbs from lelong.com.my that cost me RM141.00. Installation procedures for Toyota Vios Fog lamps H11 Bulbs: 1. Unscrew the 2 screws at the Toyota Vios side of front bumper and 4 screw at bottom. 2. Remove 4 pins at the top of TOyota Vios front bumper…

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How To Clean Your Engine If your car engine came with a wash label like the ones that are found hanging on wool sweaters, it would probably say -‘Hand clean with care, but only if you know what you’re doing.’ Let’s face it, engines are incredibly delicate things. They’re extremely expensive, too. You absolutely do not want to try and clean an engine in the wrong manner. If you do, you’ll probably be found in a pool of tears a…

Philips Car Active Subwoofer

Underseat Car Active Subwoofer Installation on Toyota Vios 2010 Recently I’ve earned some extra bucks and I decided to reward myself with a new toy, a Philips underseat car active subwoofer that cost me RM730 with the RCA cables. I’ve installed the car active subwoofer  into my GT Street Toyota Vios. Initially I would like to do it myself to install this Philips Car Active Subwoofer, but I realized the installation process is quite complex and time consuming. If I…

Toyota Vios Gear Bulb Replacement Completed

Do It Yourself (DIY): Replacement for Toyota Vios’s Gear Panel Bulb The bulb for gear panel is: T5 Here is the Procedure: First, remove just the bottom V panel. Gently remove the casing by lifting it up the clip. Switch your gear to ‘N’, you don’t need to start your car for this. If you don’t know how, press and hold on the button as shown and switch your gear to ‘N’. Pull up clip by clip, don’t force it…

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Do It Yourself (DIY): Replace Toyota Vios’s Air Conditioner Panel Bulbs Here is the full guideline to replace all the bulbs in AC panel. Read the tips before you start! Bulb size for AC panel: T4.2   AC Panel bulb replacement Before we start, turn the temperature switch to OFF, fan speed to 0 and leg air con controller to only air con (basically everything to the most left). Remove the V panel starting from the bottom. Remove 3 pins…

Audi Q3 Side View

Car Buying Guides Buying a new car is definitely something where we need to be very careful and well planned because car would be the 2nd biggest investment after property for most of the average income earner like me. Back to the old time where I’d plan my saving in the very discipline ways until I have the sufficient down payment to be made for my first car, Toyota Vios. Everyone has different demands and expectation to their car. Here…