Cars are one of the most valuable personal possessions in Singapore. Due to the high import duties and other taxes imposed on automobiles in the country, an average car can easily cost more than a S$100,000, while luxury cars can easily cost upwards of several hundred thousands of dollars. Given this, it's not surprising that some carowners feel compelled to only use premium petrol on their prized possessions. But, are high-octane grade fuel really worth the extra cost? Only Engine Capacity Above 2,000 CC Are Worth Fueling with Premium Petrol According to our calculation, only ultra-premium cars with engine capacity well in excess of 2,000 CC are worth the cost of using premium fuels. To come to this conclusion, we compared the extra cost of using premium fuel over for 10 years against the cost of engine repair or replacement, since the main benefit of using premium fuels is preventing engine damages, especially for high-end cars. For example, an owner of an average car like Toyota … [Read more...] about Should you really use premium petrol for your car?
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Does your car engine have warranty? Here’s why you should get one now (philstar.com) - July 4, 2018 - 11:30am MANILA, Philippines — A key to a car’s longevity is maintaining it religiously. But sometimes, even with the utmost attention and care, a car still breaks down due to mechanical problems. Here is where a car warranty comes in. Most carmakers offer warranty for the first three years since purchase, while extending it in the years to come is an option. It covers repair costs for minor and major mechanical breakdowns. A car part that could use a better warranty is the engine, which powers and runs the car. Here are reasons why an assurance is worth securing: 1. It gives peace of mind. There’s no need to worry when your car's engine experiences faults. Even if a check-up at the mechanic ends up with a replacement of parts, be assured that a warranty already covers what could have been a significant … [Read more...] about Does your car engine have warranty? Here’s why you should get one now
By Philip Reed The Associated Press Mon., April 30, 2018 You’re looking at a $1,200 repair estimate for your ailing car when an ad catches your eye: a brand new set of wheels for a mere $450 a month. At first, dumping your old car might seem like a no-brainer — and you can’t help picturing how good you would look in that new car. But automotive experts say you’ll almost always come out ahead — at least financially — by fixing old faithful. There are, however, other important considerations when deciding whether it’s time to say farewell. Costs of the new “Even though the repair cost might hurt, you really have to think about buying a new car as a tremendously more expensive proposition,” says Jim Manelis, head of direct lending for Chase Auto Finance. At the very least, for a reliable used car, expect to spend a minimum of $2,000, plus tax and registration fees, says Mark Holthoff, editor at Klipnik.com, a … [Read more...] about Should you fix up or break up with your car?
caption Amazon can now deliver packages directly to your car if you own certain models with available features. source Amazon Amazon can now deliver packages directly to the trunk of a car for owners of Volvo and GM models with an active Volvo On Call or OnStar subscription. The service is known as Amazon Key In-car and is now available in 37 cities. This follows the introduction of Amazon Key in-home delivery, and continues the path of Amazon looking for new ways to get packages to customers. Last year, Amazon wanted into your house to deliver packages. Now the company wants to deliver directly to the trunk of your car. The online retail has launched Amazon Key In-car, which enables Amazon to deliver packages directly to customer’s car trunks. The service is only available to Volvo and GM car owners with model years 2015 and newer who are subscribers of the online concierge services – … [Read more...] about Amazon can now deliver packages directly to your car — here’s how it works
ENERGIZER Malaysia recently expanded its brand portfolio in Malaysia with the official launch of the “Refresh Your Car!” automotive fragrance brand – one of the leading automotive fragrance brands in the United States. Energizer Malaysia‘s holding company, Energizer Holdings Inc, bought over HandStands Holding Corporation, the former parent company of Refresh Your Car! in 2016. Refresh Your Car! air freshener products are offered in four formats in Malaysia: Vent sticks unique to the brand, mini clip oil diffusers, dual-scent oil diffusers and gel cans. Energizer Holdings senior director of developing markets, Alberto Ramirez-Icaza, said: “While we are kicking off the introduction of our fragrance portfolio in Malaysia by focusing on car owners, we are also looking at the possibility of bringing in our home fragrance products soon, as well as additional car fragrance and auto care products. Some of the Refresh Your Car! formats such as the gel cans are … [Read more...] about Energizer refreshes your car