30 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Driving

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1) Speed kills. 
Most new vehicle drivers (either car or motorcycle) may not know, when you drive fast, things can happen very quickly.

I had the unfortunate experience of attending one of my friend’s funeral. He was the same age as me. He died in a car accident.

Here’s the sad part, he was a passenger, another person was driving the car. The car crashed along the Federal Highway. Both of them lost their lives.

2) A manual transmission car runs cheaper compared to an auto transmission car.

An automatic car fuel consumption is at least 30 percent higher compared to a manual car.

3) Have an auto assist membership.

By paying about RM150 a year, you can always call a tow truck if your car were to breakdown. You can call them as many times as you like.
Do you know how much it will cost you for a private tow truck? At least RM250 per tow!

4) Change the tyres.

If your car tyres have worn out, replace them quickly. Your car tyre surfaces which are in contact on the road is only the size of your closed palm.

2 things can happen with bald tyres, “Oversteering” and“Understeering”.

5) Pay the parking fee.

Especially if you are in the area of SS21. If you leave your car for 5 minutes without paying the parking fee, your car will be towed away!

You saved 60 cents, but end up paying RM300 to get your car back.

6) Keep the tyres well inflated.

Under inflated tyre will increase the rolling resistance, therefore reducing your fuel mileage. Pump up the tyres and you will see your gas mileage improves.

7) If you modify your car, it will cost money.

If you modify your car, for example, installing a new exhaust pipe and muffler, be prepared to pay more on your petrol. More power means more fuel is being burned.

8) Tinted glass windscreen at your own risk.

If you put tinting on your car, be prepared to invite block by the police.

9) Check the timing belt.

The timing belt is a rubber with steel wire reinforced belt in your engine that has to be replaced every 60,000 km.

If the belt snapped, the pistons in the engine will strike the valves. It’s a major damage to the engine. The only way to repair is to replace the whole valve cover manifold. It’s expensive nonetheless.

10) Install expensive stereo at your own risk.

When you install an expensive stereo system in your car, it increases the chances of it being stolen.

11) Give way on the road.

It’s easier to just give your way to another driver. Not doing so will make you and the other driver angry. Why go through all the trouble.

12) Try not to park under large trees.

It’s tempting to park under big trees because of the shades provided due to our hot weather all year round.

Beware!

If there is a heavy thunder storm, a large branch or the whole tree might crash on your car. The insurance company will not cover you.

13) Don’t park your car in underground KL carpark during rainy season.

Flash flood is getting more common in KL. Flood damage is not claimable from the insurance company.

14) Watch your fuel gauge.

You vehicle will always tend to run out of fuel when you are in a hurry or at a remote area of town.

15) Your new car paint job will always get scratched.

It does not matter how careful you are with the new paint job, it is going to be scratched sooner or later.

16) Do not follow too close behind a large lorry.

A lorry in front might flick a piece of stone from the ground. If you drive into the stone, it will crack your windscreen.

17) A dirty air filter will increase your car fuel consumption.

Another simple tip to improve your fuel mileage.

18) When you are on the highway and if a trailer flashes you from the back, give way.

Due to its weight and momentum, it’s hard for the trailer to slow down. Give way or get a nasty shock from the trailer loud air horns.

19) If you buy a continental car, servicing will cost you an arm and a leg.

My friend’s brother bought a second hand Alfa Romeo. The first time he send his car for servicing, he ended up with a RM8000 bill!

20) The car with best resale value is a Proton Iswara.

For some reason, the humble Proton Iswara has a very good second hand value.

21) Driving on a hot afternoon after lunch is dangerous because you will tend to doze off.

I know because it happened to me a couple of times.

22) If you follow a car too close on a highway and when the driver in front slams on the brakes, be prepared to get sandwiched.

Even if you hit the emergency brakes on time, the driver at your back may not. Both the front and back of your car will “koyak”.

23) Talking on the handphone without hands free kit while driving is not a smart thing to do.

24) SMSing while driving is a dumb thing to do.


25) Always check your blind spot before you change lane.

You will be surprised how well hidden a vehicle will be in the blind spot.


26) Hitting a plastic cone at 80 km/h on the highway will break your car head lamp or puncture the radiator.

If you don’t believe me, go ahead and try it. The cone will always win.

27) You will hear funny noises from your car when you drive through water more than 1 feet deep.

This comes from experience. If you drive through flood water, you will start hearing funny squeaking sound in your car the next day.


28) Always top up your Touch & Go card.

29) Always have some spare change in your car to pay for parking.

30) Know where you park your car.


When you park your car in a shopping mall, i.e One Utama, KLCC or Midvalley, write down where your car is located on the parking ticket for easy reference.

Written by Will Yap

If you want to add what you wish you knew when you started driving, feel free to add in the comment section below.

Speed Kills

Testing Manual vs. Automatic Transmissions

Kurnia KAA Rider Auto Assist

Changing Tyres

11. Give way on the road

Changing your timing belt early can save you thousands!

Flooded Streets and Falling Trees

Biggest flood tragedy in history of North Malaysia

1)速度杀人。

大多数新的汽车司机(无论是汽车或摩托车可能不知道,当你开车快,事情可能会发生非常迅速。
我有幸参加了我的朋友的葬礼的不幸遭遇。是我的年龄一样。他死于一场车祸。下面是可悲的,他是一名乘客,另一人驾驶的汽车。车子沿着坠毁联邦路。他们都失去了生命。


2)手动车便宜得多运行
相比,自动车。自动车油耗至少高出百分之30比手动车。


3)有自动协助会员资格.
约150令吉支付一年,你可以随时调用拖车如果你的车被击穿。你可以叫他们多次只你喜欢。你知不知道它的费用为一私人拖车吗?至少RM250每拖!


4)变更的轮胎。
如果你的汽车轮胎磨损,更换迅速。你的汽车表面,在路上接触仅仅是闭着的手掌大小两个例子,转向过度“和”转向不“可以发生在轮胎。



5)缴付停车费。
尤其是如果您在SS21区.如果您离开您的支付停车费为5分钟的车,你的车将被拖走!
你救了60美分,但为此付出300令吉让你的车回来。


6)保持良好的轮胎充气。
充气不足的轮胎会增加滚动阻力,从而降低你的燃油里程数。轮胎打气,你会看到你的油耗改善。


7)如果你修改你的车,它需要资金。
如果你修改你的车,例如,安装一个新的排气管和消声器,准备支付更多的汽油。更多的权力意味着更多的燃料被烧毁。


8)在你自己的着色玻璃的险。
如果你把你的车着色,准备让被警察拉过。


9)检查同步带。
同步带是一个用钢丝增强橡胶在你的引擎,要带6万公里更换一次。

如果皮带折断,在发动机的活塞将罢工的阀门。是一个重大的损害发动机只有这样,才能修理更换整个阀门盖多方面的。它的昂贵仍然。

10)安装在你自己的风险昂贵的音响。

当您在车内安装一个昂贵的音响系统,它增加了它的被窃取的机会。


11)给在路上的方式。

它更容易,只要给你的方式到另一个驱动程序。这样做会使你和其他司机感到愤怒为什么要经历所有的麻烦。

12)尽量不要在大树公园。

人们很容易公园阴影下,
因为大树。不过要小心!

如果是一个沉重的雷暴,
一个大型分支机构或整个树可能崩溃你的车。保险公司将不包括你。


13)不要停车雨季期间您车在地 
停车场吉隆坡。
山洪是在吉隆坡越来越普遍。洪灾损失是无法从保险公司提出索赔。

14)注意你的电量计。

你总是倾向于将车辆运行
燃油耗尽时,你在赶时间或在偏远地区的城镇。

15)你的新车油漆工作将
始终被刮伤。

不要紧,你如何小心使用
新的油漆工作的,它将会被划伤迟早的事。


16)不要跟在大型货车太近。

在前面的货车可能轻弹从地面的一块石头。如果您在石头驱动器,它会破解你的挡风玻璃上。

17)一个肮脏的空气过滤会增加你的
汽车的燃料消耗。
另一种简单的技巧,以改善您的燃油里程数。


18)当你在公路上和一辆
车闪烁,
果从后面你让路。

由于其重量和动力,也很
难在拖车慢下来。让路或得到一个响的拖车气喇叭大为震惊。

19)如果你买了大陆汽车,
将花费你一只胳膊和一条腿。

我朋友的哥哥买了一台二
阿尔法罗密欧。第一次他送维修他的车,他最终以RM8000比尔!

20)最佳转售价值的车是质
子Iswara。

出于某种原因,简陋的质子Iswara有一个非常好的二手价值。


21)一个炎热的下午午饭后
驾驶是危
险的,因为你往往会打瞌睡。

我知道,因为它发生在我身上了几次。


22)如果您按照一辆车在高速公路上太接近时,在前面司机猛踩刹车,准备让中间。

即使你打一次紧急刹车,在你的后方司机可能不会。
论是你的车前面和后面将“koyak”。

23)炫目的灯光下的手在驾
驶时手提电话免费工具包是不是一个聪明的做法。


24)发送短信SMS而驾驶是愚蠢的事。


25)经常检查你的盲点,然后再变更
车道。

你会惊奇地发现隐藏的有多好车辆将在盲点。


26)命中80公里/在高速公路
上会打破你的车头灯或穿刺散热器H的塑料筒。

如果你不相信我,快去试试
吧。锥形将永远是赢家。


27)你会听到有趣的声音从
你的车,当您通过水超过1英尺深的驱动器。

这种来自经验。如果您通过
洪水驱动器,你会在你的车开始听到有趣的吱吱声的第二天。


28)始终补足你的触摸&转到卡。


29)永远在你的车有一些零钱以付停车费。

30)知道你把车停。

当你在商场公园,即一个他马,城中城或米德韦尔利你的车,写下你的车是哪里的停车票,以供参考位置。

由Will Yap
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