Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

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I’ve heard about Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), and had even considered installing them. But they’re relatively expensive, and mostly just a nice-to-have accessory, not one that is very important. However, when my recent car wasn’t supplied with a spare tyre, I was sold onto the idea that the TPMS can provide important early warning of air leaks. The main…

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Parallel Importer Buying Experience

Shin Automobile

One lazy Sunday afternoon, we had an appointment to view a car at Automobile Megamart. It’s our first time going into this eight storey building in Ubi packed with all things about cars. Driving up the ramp to the 5th storey, carefully navigating through narrow driveway, we arrived at Shin Automobile, where we were going to check out a Toyota Sienta….

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Toyota Sienta Review

Toyota Sienta

The 2nd generation Toyota Sienta, a funky compact MPV, has been around in Singapore for a couple of months. I’ve been driving one for a while now.  Although I was a little apprehensive about the size and performance if the vehicle initially, I’ve found that the MPV is pretty functional and quite fun to drive around. Toyota introduced the first…

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After The Stream

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I’ve been looking at cars lately. My existing Honda Stream is coming to eight years old, and it seems like time to consider a replacement. Keyword here being replacement, not necessarily an upgrade. The Honda Stream has been discontinued, but if it hadn’t, I think it could have been a worthy consideration. It was a great car for our needs. Honda’s…

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Cars, COE, and Prices

Toyota Wish at Borneo Motors

For the strangest reason, one of the topmost incoming search keywords to my blog is about cars, even though I don’t blog much about cars, or even about motoring in general. My complaints about MRT and public transport, I’m sure, don’t count. One of the most oft searched keywords relate to scrapping cars, and the calculation of scrap value, or more correctly…

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LTA Needs To Up Their Online Smartness

Pothole on Bukit Timah Road

Often times, I feel all our e-government, smart nation, and whatever other initiatives to take us to the next level of a futuristic city, is all just superficial. I’ve complained previously about how some government online services have “working hours”. (How absurd right?) I could give other examples, but today, my gripe is with the Land Transport Authority (LTA). I…

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New Yokohama 205/65R15 Tyres

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The tyre on my car was getting quite bald, so it was time to change them. It was a little overdue too. I went to the same tyre shop that I had gone to the last time, and changed a set of 4 Yokohama 205/65R15 94H tyres. The price seems reasonable, at S$120 each. I had in the past patronised Autobacs, but…

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More COEs Coming, But Higher Prices Expected

Traffic at Upper Bukit Timah Road

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced yesterday that there’ll be an increase of 14.7% of Certificate of Entitlement (COE) quota in the coming quarter. More quotas should normally mean that COE prices should see a drop. But it seems that this might not be the case anymore, thanks to new players in the market to compete for COEs. COE quotas are…

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Video Samples From BlackVue DR750LW-2CH

DR750LW-2CH Sample Video

I’ve just installed Pittasoft’s latest car camera, the BlackVue DR750LW-2CH. This is a dual camera system, with both cameras capable of recording full HD video. I’d normally write a full review post, but before I find time to get around to it, I thought I’d share some quick video samples so you can get an idea of the camera quality….

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How To Fix Inconsiderate Drivers

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At some time or other, probably just about all drivers will find themselves enraged with some other driver. It could be reckless driving, idiotic parking, or a variety of other inconsiderate road behaviour. It’s fortunate, I think, that social networks have provided many an avenue to vent their frustration, otherwise there might be lots more violence on our roads. I have…

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