Sunday, September 18, 2011

Be Safe

For car owners, how often do you wash car? DIY not to pay some indons to do it for you.

For car drivers, how often do you inspect the four doughnuts?

Many always suggest I send my car to car wash center to save time and water. I love my car and I don't like strangers to caress her. The other main reason is I can inspect inside out and outside in the whole body to know if anything goes wrong in her while I am washing her. It's just like err... wife who smells the husband, checks his wallet and inspects the underwear for suspicious "leaking" when the husband returns late from work. LoL.

The other reason is I kiasi, I take time to inspect the tires and that's how I occasionally find out some minor problems...




A screw poked in it. Take a pliers to pull it out...


Well, I've done some preparation before I pull it out, if the screw is too deep into the tire and causes leaking. I have my spare tire ready, a pump ready and the nearest tire shop is only 2 minutes from my house. Fortunately, it's just few cm long...



Put some water onto the hole, see if it forms bubble...


No bubble! I don't have to go tire shop for a RM5 patch up, plus the tire still has resell value when I replace it. More important is safety. This time it's just a small screw, next time it could be a long nail in the tire. You're lucky if you get a flat tire when car is parked, what if it causes a burst while travelling?

This is just an example, you could discover other things when you wash your car, such as loose bumper due to lost clips, improper brake pad fitting etc. Of course you can inspect the car anytime, just that I have a habit to inspect when I wash weekly.