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Auto Start/Stop – is it worth killing your batteries?

This morning, someone shared Fifth Gear’s video on idle automatic Start/Stop engines where the host, Tiff Needle took a Renault Megane Diesel around Birmingham to see if the idle Start/Stop function actually helps in saving fuel. Two trips were done, one with the idle Start/Stop deactivated and one with it …

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Service Centres – All you need to know about out-of-stock scenarios and how to protect yourself

If you’ve owned certain continental brands that require parts replacement, you may have been given the sorry-no-stock answer from authorized service centres (SC). If you’re lucky, the SC have parts in-house and the repair can be carried out immediately (assuming they have sufficient manpower and service bays). If you’re a little …

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The Volkswagen Passat PLUS launched – Oops, I did it again

Volkswagen fans can now rejoice as Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) yesterday introduced two new additions to the Passat family, the Trendline PLUS and Comfortline PLUS. Riding on the successful launch of the the standard Passat B8, the Passat PLUS adds a sportier touch to Volkswagen’s already popular D-segment sedan. Under …

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Vehicle tinting – what you need to know

If we define automotive modification as the act of changing some aspect of the vehicle’s characteristic until is not longer the same as when it first rolled out of the showroom, then the one ‘mod’ we can all agree we’d do almost immediately is adding vehicle tints. Let’s face it, in …

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Continental reliability – they don’t exist and it’s our fault

Let’s be truthful here; The driving feel of a continental vehicle is rarely matched by any Asian made vehicle. It’s downright poisonous to be blasting down the highway doing 150km/h and feeling as though you’re just strolling at 80 while experiencing the sturdiness of the vehicle as wind resistance tries …

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Heavy Discounting – Short term gain vs Long term pain

Every time a new vehicle is sold, three parties would be involved; the principal/distributor who sells stock to the dealer, the dealer/SC who sells and maintains the vehicle to the customer and of course, the customers themselves who’s able and willing to part money to own said vehicle. It’s an …

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Moovby – Car Rental that matches your idle car with renters

I just came across this company called Moovby that provides car rental by hour services. The concept is simple; you have an idle car (like going to an office-bound 9-to-5 job) that someone may want to rent for a couple of hours and you make a couple of bucks of it. Sounds …

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