Car Care and Maintenance

Dont buy a lemon

Dont buy a lemon

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most people don’t go for used cars because of the stigma that they have. It is perceived that all used cars are unreliable, problematic and a burden on your wallet. But it’s unfair to say this of all pre-owned cars because major problems only come about when you buy a […]

Maintenance tips to keep in mind

Maintenance tips to keep in mind

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s a saying “look after your car and your car will look after you” and though its not meant to be taken literally, it’s the best way to keep your vehicle performing at an optimum level for a considerable number of years. Making sure your vehicle is serviced at regular […]

11 steps to changing a flat tyre

11 steps to changing a flat tyre

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you follow these steps, changing a flat tyre will no longer be a daunting task. Knowing basic vehicle maintenance methods can save you a lot of grief and heart ache in the long run. Telling yourself manual labour isn’t your thing, is a foolish mind-set, and is one that […]

Carama offers Service Price Calculator for motorists

Carama offers Service Price Calculator for motorists

Reading Time: 3 minutes Carama by Castrol, Malaysia’s first online service for professional car-care services, now offers the Service Price Calculator. First of its kind in Malaysia, this innovative online tool provides car owners with estimates for their car maintenance. A recent survey by Carama.com (in collaboration with Paul Tan) showed that motorists feel […]

Simple steps to jump start your car

Simple steps to jump start your car

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Ever tried to start your car only to be greeted by absolute silence? If you have, then you already know what its like to have a dead battery. Many consider a car’s battery a maintenance free component. Though this is true when it comes to maintenance free batteries, from […]

Dealing with the odours in your car

Dealing with the odours in your car

Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever switched on your car’s air-conditioning expecting to get fresh and cool air but instead were hit with a foul, sour smell? I have. It’s not a pleasant experience especially on a hot Malaysian afternoon when you’re trying to escape from the heat. But what’s the cause of […]

Tyre maintenance tips

Tyre maintenance tips

Reading Time: 4 minutes Most of us assume tyres are the least important part of a car. As such, we pay very little notice to their maintenance and condition until it’s too late. The only time we are ever concerned with them is when they look like they’re low on air or when we […]

How to stay safe while driving in the rain

How to stay safe while driving in the rain

Reading Time: 4 minutes Having to drive during rainy weather is an unavoidable here in Malaysia. But there are steps you can take to make it less dramatic and more manageable. Heavy rain reduces visibility significantly and tyres are less likely to provide good grip on wet road surfaces. These two occurrences are the […]

6 ways to reduce your fuel costs

6 ways to reduce your fuel costs

Reading Time: 5 minutes When fuel prices were low, motorists didn’t think too much about the need to drive in an economical way. However, as fuel prices increase, motoring costs also go up and today, the need to reduce fuel consumption has become more important. The carmakers have been doing their part, developing and […]

Carama to streamline car maintenance process

Carama to streamline car maintenance process

Reading Time: 2 minutes Finding a reputable mechanic to tend to your car’s needs has always been a difficult task. Now, Castrol has made car maintenance a whole lot easier with the introduction of “Carama”; a web and mobile service that helps simplify car maintenance and the task of finding a trustworthy mechanic. A […]