ABS light on dashboard

ABS light on dashboard

If you happen to see “ABS”light on your vehicle dashboard usually in orange colour but some vehicle dashboard may appear in red colour.

ABS is Anti-lock braking system, it is pulsing your brake in special condition to prevent skid.

It can detect that the wheel are in hazardous of locking up and can quickly allow or disallow the control of the brake calipers.

The purpose is for safety and assist you to have better control of your vehicle when in emergency.

ABS light appear is to warn driver some problem occured like malfunction sensor ,fail pump, fluid low  and also to test the bulb whether is it working .

When you start your car , the ABS light appear and goes off mean that you do not have to do anything because this is to test the light whether is it working correctly. But when you start your car and the ABS light and other warning light do not appear ,it could mean that the bulb is burn and need to replace it so that you are able to know what warning light appear .

If ABS light appear when you are driving it mean that some problem are found in the system, do not worry ,you still can continue to drive and  call your trusted mechanic for advice and sent it to your trusted workshop for inspection if needed.

Maintenance of car battery

Maintenance of car battery

We tend to overlook the well being of the car battery , here are some of the following thing that we can do to maintain the battery.

Clean the corrosion of the battery terminal with a brush , it would be better to wear a glove as the corrosion substance will interact with your skin and cause your skin itchy.

Always monitor your battery voltage by installing the car battery monitor , it can detect the voltage usage and also inform you when to change car battery singapore.

Check your headlight whether is it dim when not moving .

You may also choose another option is to wrap a heat protection rubber around the battery as it can withstand high heat and maintain the lifespan of the battery, the heat protection rubber can be purchase from us and wrap it on the spot.

Take note of the battery last change date , usually the battery last about one year plus depending  on the driver driving habit  and what type of battery is being used . For example if your car is using a Start stop battery (EFB) and you install a normal battery then it will cause the battery to finish prematurely.

If install too many electronic gadget , please check whether is it suitable for the vehicle  use .

Car Battery Monitor

Car Battery Monitor 

I come across this small electronic device and thought is nothing . After that my friend told me that this small device is a good staff in which  i do not know what is about . He brought it from oversea and show me how it work .

You bring it to your car battery and release a bit of your positive and negative battery terminal and attach to it and tighten your battery terminal.

You may scan the barcode on the device or upload “twin battery monitor app” by using your smartphone .

Switch on the bluetooth to connect. Afterward select language and you may start to use.

It will show your battery status is good or no good and the voltage as well.

It also remind you that your car battery is weak and need to change car battery  .

I realise that  this is a useful device for all driver so as to prevent car from  breakdown or cannot start when you are in unflavour condition.

You can check the battery status as and when (as long there is connection) .

Any enquiries about this small device may call us at 96888559

Car battery spoilt

Car battery spoilt

How to identify the symptom when your car battery is going to spoilt.

When you crank  your car , you hear a clicking sound and the engine would not start , it is time to call us at 96888559 to engage our onsite car mechanic for change car battery in singapore. 

when you notice that there is a battery with orange light appear on your car dashboard. It could be the charging problem  due to the  battery is malfunction.

Sometime the battery is bloated and this is noticeable to you  when you open your car bonnet.  Because of the high heating , it shorten the battery lifespan. When the battery is overcharging , its cell plates widen and cause the battery with a bump. If you could not see the battery bloated, do not puzzle , the mechanic usually will inform you and let you see the difference between the  new battery and your current bloated battery.

The light are dim and weak , the battery is likely to be weak in power which is why it could not supply sufficient power to the light and other electrical element.  It is also very hard to crank your car when the battery is in weak situation , please do not try to crank your car many times as it might  cause damage to your car starter  and you may have to spend more to replace it .

Finding some helpful person to help you jumpstart  will also cause further damage to your battery or the others person car battery. If jumpstart goes wrong, it will cause damage to the fuse. Please take note cannot jumpstart too many times. If jumpstart still cannot start mean cannot.

Usually the car battery last about one year and above depending on what types of battery you are installing . Sometime the battery might be drain off by some of the electrical component (light) which is cause by negligent act. Therefore this situation cannot blame the battery why is it so fast spoilt .

Using a maintenance free battery will reduce the water loss and the power to stay in longer . It also save the hassle of filling up the battery water.

Car Engine Oil

Car Engine Oil

The engine cannot live without the engine oil, it is the essential part of it.  The oil situated in the oil pan, which is at the bottom of the engine. The internal mobilation  parts of the engine need to be lubricated by the engine oil. Insufficient  lubrication will cause the parts to wear out prematurely than it actually is and over the time  it will cause the engine malfunction . The role of the engine oil is to reduce friction and clean the engine.  An oil filter can prevent  the oil from dirty  and reduce debris. If the filter is not change  on time, it will get block  and will prevent the oil from flowing  into the engine. It is recommended that oil filter change along when you change the oil.

Take note that do not drive your car when is in low engine oil because it will cause acute damage to the engine and you  might spend even more  to sent for repair . In order to save the hassle , do not drive and arrange to tow it to the workshop.

Sign to look out for when to change engine oil is when the maintenance light is on and the last date you change the oil surpass the suggested mileage.

Replacing the oil and oil filter every five thousand mileage  usually car  mechanic will write down on your car decal, this is to remind you.  After your oil has been changed, it is good to run the car for a few minutes to make sure that there is no leakage.  Oil change on time to prevent the engine spoilt  prematurely and it is also critical upkeeping for your car . Please do not overlook or neglect it ,pay some attention to your car, it can save your wallet.

Car Fuel Pump

Car Fuel Pump

Majority of the modern vehicles that use internal combustion engines provide with fuel pumps. The fuel pump is the component that is providing fuel from the gas tank to the the engine at the correct pressure need to meet performance demands. When the key is turned on, the fuel pump is working  and pressurized, which can be heard as a quiet whine in some cars. The fuel pumps equipped on most modern vehicles are electric pumps that are fitted in the fuel tank. Some vehicles are supply with inline or mechanical style fuel pumps because the fuel pump is the component that supply the engine with the fuel required for it to work.

Malfunction fuel pump can affect the performance therefore when you notice that fuel pump is damage ,you need to get it replace.

There are some sign you can take note of fuel pump starting to spoilt.

1. Loud Whining sound from the fuel tank

One of the first sign of a problem with the fuel pump is a loud whining sound. An old or worn fuel pump may produce a noticeably loud whine sound  when it is running. Most fuel pumps will produce a quiet hum during their normal operation.

2. Hard to start

Another sign is usually accompany with a problematic fuel pump is hard to start a car . Because of how they operate (continual running whenever the ignition is turned on) over the period of time, the fuel pumps can eventually wear out and weaken. A weak fuel pump may still pump fuel but the vehicle may encounter hard to starting as a result of the insufficient  in pressure. A weakened fuel pump can cause the vehicle to take more cranks to start than usual, and in more serious cases may even result the vehicle to require many turns of the key.

3. Misfires and a decrease in power, acceleration, and fuel efficiency

Another sign is the fuel pump  engine performance problem. As the fuel pump is what supplies the vehicle with the fuel demand for combustion to occur, any problem with it can affect the engine’s fuel supply and cause issues. A malfunction fuel pump with low pressure will disrupt the engine’s air-fuel ratio, which can cause all sorts of performance problems such as  hard starting, the vehicle may experience  a low power and acceleration , low in fuel efficiency and engine stall.

Car Engine Sound

Car Engine Sound 

Your car engine is making unusual  sound and you do not have the idea what it could be.

Pay attention to these sound

       Squealing sound

When you accelerate and hear a squeal or  a squeak, the cause are belt is worn. Your car timing belt might whine while not moving , and actually stop whining after you continue accelerating, only to return once you slow down. Your engine’s whining sound can be identify easily. It can be caused by worn serpentine belt is about to spoilt , worn pulley result the belt to slip or pulleys are loose and need to be tightened.

Make a quick call to experienced mechanic should easily clarify the cause of the problem and they are able to solve it. Replacing a timing belt is a straightforward in most models, but depending on what you see under the hood as it might  be complicated.

       Knocking sound

If your engine is making a knocking sound , it is most likely caused by an ignition problem. This knocking sound occurs when fuel ignites inside the cylinder have more fuel enter the cylinder immediately after. This second ignition could be caused by bad fuel filter,bad fuel injector and bad distributor cap. Before you try to repairs by yourself, we suggest that taking your car into the shop so that you can get a tune-up. This should help you identify the problem and find the best course of action and correct replacement part and solve your knocking sound.

“Popping” Sound

A popping sound could be one of the several problems, before you do anything, it is wise to take your car into a mechanic for a quick tune-up.  Your car will receive a tune up making it run more efficiently, and if the sound disappear . Popping sound could be from dirty air filter ,worn or corroded spark plugs,bad spark wires , blocked fuel filter and internal ignition spoilt , please get it change by experienced mechanic.

      Noises While Accelerating

If the noise only occur when accelerating and is nowhere to be found when in idle, you can be certain that sort of friction issue is going on.  These might be bent piston,low power steering fluid, bad alternator bearing, malfunction water pump.

      Loud sound  when Idling

When you hear noise when the car is idle and you thought of topping up the oil.

All engines begin to make some unusual sound  over period of  time. Wear and tear on engine parts are unpreventable, and sometimes, even idle engines can make sound  that aren’t quite right. Sometime able to hear the pistons going up and down. However, pay attention for other sound  such as clunking, grinding, or screeching – so that you are able to identify and tell your mechanic what is the issue is about before they get  worse. Continual  engine sound  that are present while the engine is idle could be valves struck,engine oil is low ,oil pressure is low or engine is overheating.


Car Dashboard Warning Sign

Car dashboard warning sign

Nowadays cars are install with electronics and packed with sensors to monitor both how your vehicle is behaving and to make our travel life easier.

But when something goes wrong, it can be a troublesome task trying to figure out exactly what that warning light flashing away on your dashboard is trying to tell you.

It is important to know what the car dashboard warning lights actually mean, though, not least because they can pre-empt a car breakdown or full-on failure, potentially saving you from time and repair cost and meaning you stay safer on the road.

Brake system       

Your vehicle’s brakes are arguably the most important item on your car, so if there is  a warning light flashing on your dash highlighting, which mean there is malfunctioning  with the braking system so it is advisable to tow to your trusted workshop to get it check immediately.

ECU /Engine Warning Light

If your engine warning light is illuminated, often it  shall be accompanied by some unusual symptoms – these could include a lack of power, as the car has gone into the ‘safe’ mode to protect itself; an intermittent stuttering as you depress the accelerator, caused by a misfire; or another fault which could alter the normal response from the engine.

Sometimes this can be down to something as small  faulty electrical sensor, although  it can be a larger mechanical issue later . If your car’s engine warning light is showing, get a professional mechanic to inspect immediately , as driving around any longer could cause further, and potentially irreparable damage and you also have to pay more for the damage.

Oil Warning Light

Just like your car’s water or coolant warning light, you might see an oil warning light flash up if oil temperature is too high, the level is low or oil pressure too low. It’s the latter two you want to avoid at all costs.

Oil is what lubricates your engine, with the oil pump used to spray the fluid to all corners of your engine. If temperatures get too high, or even worse, level is low or oil pressure drops, the effectiveness of the lubrication can be reduced or lost all together.

The result? Expensive engine damage, so if you see this warning sign, stop and phone a professional immediately.

Coolant warning light

Without any coolant, your car’s engine will be getting hot that  it’d effectively ‘weld’ itself together. If you see the coolant light show up on your dashboard, it could mean coolant levels are running low, so check the gauge on the side of the coolant tank under the bonnet and top up if necessary.

In conjunction with a temperature gauge reading well into the red, it could mean your engine is overheating. This is either the sign of a larger problem – like a head gasket failure – or symptomatic of something less major, like a leak in the system somewhere, meaning you’re engine has run low on coolant and got too hot. Get it check by experienced mechanic  as soon as possible to avoid a potentially high repair cost.

! Never open the radiator cap when the engine is hot , you may get scalded. It is best to wait for the engine cool down

Do call us at 96888559 if you encounter this warning sign whether need to change car battery in singapore or unsure what to do .

Car key or Car engine ?

Car key or car engine

Car that would not start may be one of the most troublesome encounter  a person can goes through, and it have to think of all the major repair work you might be facing when the engine doesn’t even try to turn over. However, before you assume that there is a problem with the car’s engine or even the starter, you might consider that the key you use to start your car could be at fault.

The keys that are used to start cars today are called transponder keys, and understanding their function can help you to determine if the key itself is at fault for your car not starting.

A transponder key has a small computer chip inside that share with your car’s engine, and this type of key is almost common standard for cars today. Transponder keys must be used to start the car’s engine; if the car’s engine doesn’t get a signal from the key, its immobiliser keeps it from starting by any other way. This prevents someone from “hot-wiring” the car, or trying to start it by connecting ignition wiring under the steering column or forcing it to start with a screwdriver or fake key in the ignition.

How will you able to know that is the key problem. the only real way to diagnosing a car that won’t start is by having a mechanic actually check all of its components, but one sure way of knowing that the key may be at fault is if you don’t hear any sounds when you try to start the car. If the engine grinds but doesn’t turn over, this usually means that the car battery is weak and you may need to change car battery in singapore.

If you hear a clicking sound, this mean that the electrical components are not working. However, if there is no sound at all, and if you see the dashboard lights  come on when you turn the key, this means that  the engine would not  even try to start when it is not getting any signal from the key.

The battery in your transponder key might be wear out or the programming of the computer chip might be spoilt , you may have this check and replace a battery when needed by your car key expert .  Try these method before you assume that your car’s engine needs repair.

Jumpstart a car

Jumpstart a car 

One fine day after lunch with friend  , while getting to your car and about to start your car,  your friend car could not start and they have jumpstart cable and they need your car battery for assistance and you agreed to help.  After jumpstart ,your friend car are able to start and they move off.

Close the car bonnet and when you get to your car seat, you want to start your car but unable to do so and it left you wonder what has happen?

This scenario indeed happen here , it happen to my friend who help a stranger to jumpstart  their car and they drove off leaving my friend stranded alone during the wee hours.

One of the reason why your car cannot start is due to the battery current is absorbed  by your friend car battery.

There are some factor to consider when jumpstart ,

If  the jumper cables are incorrectly connected to the battery terminal, the tendencies of the electrical system on the vehicle with the dead battery will be reversed for a few seconds. This can irreparably damage many of the sensitive electronic components that are common on nowaday vehicles, such as circuit board  and electronic sensors.

 Connect the positive terminal of the battery to the negative terminal of the other battery will cause a high electrical current between the two batteries. This will cause the (lead acid) batteries to heat up very quickly and  will result in the generation of a large amount of hydrogen within the charged battery. The heat will cause the  internal and external battery parts melted and  the pressure from the hydrogen gas can crack the battery casing. When the casing is cracked,  hydrogen releasing  can catch fire and explode this will cause damage to the battery.

The sudden increase  of electrical current can cause fuse to blown or fuse element that protects the vehicle’s main electrical system. If the engine of the vehicle with the charged battery is left running, the sudden increase of electrical  can damage the vehicle’s alternator.

It will cost even more if  you or other driver car part are damage ,it is wise to call us at 96888559 , our experience car mechanic will  guide you.

Remember to think twice before helping someone jumpstart their car.