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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…

auto service center

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! LMAO, in Malaysia we called this ‘syok sendiri’. Those who don’t understand the meaning, you can ask uncle ‘Google’ I have wrapped some parts of my Toyota Vios interior trim with carbon fiber vinyl before this part too. Since there are still…

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 made a purchase from Max Audio, one of the biggest automotive online 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…

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…

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. 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 headlamp from stone chips and refine the appearance of the car. The headlamp tint cost me RM80…

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 H11 the LED bulbs from lelong.com.my which 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…

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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…

Toyota Vios License Plate White Light LEDs Completed

Multitudinous Range Available in Selection of Number Plates Number plates…the issue starts the moment you buy a vehicle and this is a process which each one of us has to undergo at one point in time or other.  There are a few people who are clear in their minds about their registration number even before they have bought their vehicle.  Such people do not mind going to any length to get the number they have decided.  Getting fancy numbers involves…

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…

Getf1 Crystal Light Headlamps Polisher on cloves

Do It Yourself (DIY) Headlamp Polish It has being almost 3 years since I bought my Toyota Vios. I started to notice my headlamp get is getting yellowish. The yellowish on the headlamp plastic cover is caused by the  strong UV light from the sun, heat from the bulb and some contamination. Throughout the time, the headlamp’s cover started to oxidized and became yellow colour. Well, for my case the yellowish is not so obvious yet can I can see…

Toyota Vios License Plate White Light LEDs Completed

Replacing License Plate Light I always wanted to replace my license plate light on my Toyota Vios to white LEDs lights but I’ve determined to wait until the bulbs blew off. It has being almost 3 years, the bulbs still working fine. I’ve decided to replace it even though the bulbs are still working fine. Gosh, how the original bulbs so durable and lasted for so long… Step by step for replacing license plate light: Step 1: Located the socket…

GripGo with Waze on HTC Sensation

Drive and Stay Connected – Car Cradle Being a motorist its natural to look for safe ways to receive and make calls conveniently while you are behind the wheel. Cradles for cars have made this distant dream come true. Not only can you talk while you drive but your mobile phone has better network coverage and its battery is always charged up for continuous usage. Car cradles have smart technology that is built straight into the unit. It boosts the…

Toyota Vios 1.5 Floating

Easy Tips for Selling Junk Cars                                            Selling junk car is not an easy task as it requires lot of efforts that you have to put in order to make real profit from it. There are of course millions of car users who own vehicles that are of very little, or of no use, therefore it is good to sell these…

Toyota Fuel Injector Cleaner on VVT-i

Benefits of using Fuel Injector Cleaner for my Toyota Vios VVT-i Engine I’ve just done my first major service (40,000KM) at Toyota Service Centre at Prai, Butterworth. Other than normal replacement of those air element filter, engine oil, oil filter,  brake oil and many more with the Advanced Max Check, for the first time I’ve being introduce to Fuel Injector Cleaner by the Service Centre. This small bottle of Fuel Injector Cleaner cost around RM42 by Toyota. This Fuel Injector…

Carbon Air Filter for Vios

Do It Yourself (DIY) Replacing Cabin Air Filter in Toyota Vios The purpose of cabin air filter is to filter out the dust, pollen, fine sands and other  fine particles from outside air  before allow it to go in into the cabin of the car. The cabin air filter come with static charge applied to the filter acts like a magnet removing fine particles, dust, pollen, and mold spores from the incoming air. This will ensure the driver and passengers have…

keep secure vehicle

How to keep your vehicle secure If you’ve just bought yourself a car, vehicle security is probably a key issue you’ve been considering. You probably feel very protective of the latest addition, that’s more than likely taken a sizeable wedge of your cash. So what can you do to ensure your vehicle – and all of its contents – are kept safe and secure? Be aware of your valuables Your car might seem like a metal haven, but it doesn’t…

Vios Fuel Cap with  Carbon Fiber Sticker

How To Apply Carbon Fiber Sheets For Car Interior Trim? Have you bought the just 3M Di-Noc like carbon fiber sheets for your car interior trim and don’t know how to apply them? If yes, then this guide might just come as a pleasant surprise for you. Carbon fiber vinyl sheets come in highly customized packages and cannot be returned back once sold. Hence, it is extremely important to apply them correctly on the first try. Read below to discover…

Rear Windscreen Clean from Water Marks

Remove Water Marks on Auto Glass – Do It Yourself All vehicles will suffer from water marks eventually either through improper drying methods or due to rain water left over on the auto glass for a period of time. There is no exception to my Toyota Vios too. I haven’t done anything to remove my Toyota Vios’s water marks since I bought it more than 2 years ago. You can see how obvious the water marks are on my car…

Daylight Running Light on Vios

DIY Daylight Running Lights Installation My old Daylight Running Lights were broken with 2 broken LEDs some time ago. I bought them at quite a cheap price anyway, which is roughly cost me RM12 from the Brothers Accessories Shop in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. I am not sure why the DLR is broken but I never expects much from a China brand, after all they cost too cheap to be something for good quality product. Yesterday, I went to 99′s Accessories Shop in…

GripGo Hands Free Cell Phone Mount

GripGo Hands Free Cell Phone Mount Review Recently I bought a new GripGo Hands Free Cell Phone Mount that cost me RM24 through Groupon Malaysia. This is the first time I bought such a unique yet impressive product. For the past few years, we have seen many cell phone or GPS holder with mechanical holding but this is the first time I ever seen the cell phone/GPS mount holder with sticking type! GripGo Hands Free Cell Mount is one excellent…

Toyota Fuel Filter

The use of fuel filters is a necessity in today’s vehicles. These are known for their highly important job in making sure that engines have a prolonged life and run smoothly. Fuel Filters Definition and Significance These filters basically make sure that all rust particles and dirt are removed from the fuel. This leads to nothing but pure fuel running through the engine and being used to generate as much power as possible. The filtering process has actually become much…

Wheels Cleaning

DIY- Wheels Cleaning Many people do wash their car regularly, they take care of their car’s body paint by washing, waxing and polishing. But they have neglected their wheels! Our wheels expose to variety of contaminations from time to time. Examples of contaminations are such as brake dust, road soil, dirts, sand, salt and acidic water from the outside road. As time passed by, your wheels’ colour will fade off and might corrode (for severe case) if left untreated. Regular…

Bird Shit on car paint

Bird Droppings on Car Paint Our vehicle exposes to various contaminations every single day. Example of contaminations are acid rains, bird droppings, bug splatter, tar spot, dirt, oil, over-spray paint, dirt water, sand, industrial fallout, brake dust, railways dust, exhaust soot and the list goes on. Most of the experts and vehicle manufacturer recommended we wash our vehicle once week or once every 2 weeks in order to protect our vehicle’s body paint. But there are some contaminations you have to REMOVE IT…

Real Tips to get the best Fuel Efficient from your car

Real Tips to get the Best Fuel Efficient from Your Car Tired of getting low mileages from the car? The car doesn’t give you the fuel efficient as the car manufacturer provided? Tried out the fuel saver auto accessories but doesn’t work? Tried out the fuel saver addictive but doesn’t work? The major contributor to the bad fuel efficient is the driving habits of the driver. Most drivers are not aware of this, but the attitude and habits  are the one who…

Wiper Blade Cleaning

DIY – Wiper Blade Care Many of us do wash our own vehicle with car body shampoo or we send to washer to do the job. Often we wash our vehicle’s body, windscreen, wheels and interior. What we may neglected to clean up is our WIPER BLADE. Wiper blades prone to get by dirty by sweeping through the contaminations on the windscreen. Our wiper blade do play important role during rainy day. Dirty or damage wiper blade may cause our driving difficult…

TRD Tyre with Michelin Tyre

Wheel Wax A clean and beautiful vehicle definitely come with shining wheel. Black and shining tyres enhance appearance of the vehicle dramatically. But the shining and the colour of the tyres will eventually fade out due to extreme weather, dirt, dust, sands and all sort of contamination exposed during our daily ride. Wheel Wax help to restore back the shine and colour of the tyres like a new tyres and also helps to protect the tyres.  Wheel wax provide a wax…

All new Skyactiv Mazda 3 2.0L Gear Knob

Keeping Drive Mode during Traffic is Good for your Transmission? Common question: Is shifting from D (Drive mode) to N (Neutral mode) while waiting/stopping for a few moments during traffic is bad for your transmission system? Answer: No. There are plenty of drivers, especially those who picked up bad driving habits from someone who does not know anything about automotive system, who practice this improper driving habit of not shifting the vehicle to N mode when the car is not…

2014 Skyactiv Mazda 3 155-hp SKYACTIV-G 2.0L Engine

Tap Water will Harm Your Engine Radiator Our car’s engine will heat up when we driving. An optimum temperature will be provide better efficient for the engine to burn the fuels but overheated will damage the entire engine. Radiator is build for cooling the engine, to prevent the engine from overheat. Radiator required coolant and water to do the job. Replenishing your radiator with only tap water can cause scaling and corrosion, as mineral deposits can lead to total radiator…

Myvi 1.3 Side Indicator

Do It Yourself Paint Scratch Repair Apply touch up paint to deep scratches, key marks, bumper damage, rock chips, and other minor paint damage, without blobs or scars, using the unique ScratchWizard touch up kit: 1.  Clean area with glass cleaner 2.  Fill with WizardPutty 3.  Remove excess Putty with ScratchLeveler 4.  Clean area with glass cleaner 5.  Apply paint with fine-tipped brush in “connect the dots” fashion, from left-to-right. The result:  a hard-to-see repair with no brush strokes. Get…