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Of women and cars.

Whoever said ladies are bad drivers?

GRRRRR.

And whoever said women know nothing about cars?

GRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

Where’s your scientific evidence, please?

But even if we know nothing about driving or cars, we can always count on reliable car shops like Autobacs to make us more car-smart than some men out there. Sheesh.

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Recently, I made a trip to the newly revamped Autobacs at Bukit Batok to shop for some car accessories and also to have my car checked! After all, I was entitled to a FREE 50 POINT CHECK. What’s that? Read on!

I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED GOING TO AUTOBACS, EVEN BEFORE I HAD MY DRIVING LICENSE OR CAR!

There’s just something about the place that will make me wander through the isles before ending up shopping for car accessories! They have such a huge range of everything related to car parts and accessories.

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Hello Kitty fans, anyone?

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Another reason why I really love Autobacs is because of the fact that the staff are super friendly and knowledgeable about the products they are selling!

Now, believe me, I was never a car kind of person. My husband has always been the one in charge of the car maintenance and grooming (and he is really strict about it). The only thing I’m in charge of will be the car scents, which I keep changing. HAHA.

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I used to avoid going to car workshops because I know nuts about the technical aspects of the car, and I had this idea that the car mechanics will make fun of my car maintenance knowledge should I send my car to the workshop on my own.

But my visit to Autobacs at Bukit Batok that day without my husband was indeed an eye-opener and hence, this post.

Before I go on, let me take a selfie at Autobacs.

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Would you believe me if I were to tell you that I learnt a lot within an hour of visit? The staff at Autobacs are always ready to assist you and tell you more about the car products or accessories. So female drivers, you do not have to feel shy or intimidated. Just ask them and they will be more than willing to assist you because female drivers are treated like VIPs at Autobacs.

Let me talk a bit about tires!

For a start, did you know that the functionality of the tire depends on the thread design?

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There are three types of tread designs:

Directional : for sports handling

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Symmetrical: for comfort and low noise

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Asymmetrical: for balanced and all rounded performance

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And have you always wondered why some branded tires can really be sold at low prices sometimes?

It is because of their manufacturing year! In other words, they will sell you tires that were manufactured years ago at low prices, just to clear their stocks.

SO WHAT? STILL CHEAP, WHAT!

Well, here’s the thing. Tires are made of rubber. Rubber degrades with age. Factors like sunlight, heat, ice and general wear and tear can accelerate the breakdown of a tire. Once a tire begins to break down, it is more likely to fail often at highway speeds. What can the failure cause? Catastrophic injuries or death.

The expiration date of tires should be six year from the date of manufacture. But have you ever been told that by the car workshop you go to replace your tires?

Let me now show you how smart I am teach you what Autobacs taught me. HAHA.

Ok look at the tire below for example.

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The date your tires were made will be on the sidewall in the form of four numbers usually preceded by the letters DLH. These numbers represent the week number and year, so 0916 will be week 09, 2016. Use that information to make sure you’re buying tires with the longest shelf life possible and not those expired ones.

And I discovered some good stuff too which I think you should consider buying because I am buying all of them!

AQuality Rubber tray mat 

(can only be found at Autobacs)

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Parents with small kids, you will so need this too!

This is a removable 3D floor mat which will trap dirt within the mat. It prevents any water or dust going onto the original carpet floor mat. Ideal to be used after going to sandy, muddy places or on rainy days.

My girls always have to ensure that their shoes are really clean before entering the car. But kids being kids, will somehow get it wrong and end up dirtying the floor mat.

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Their Daddy will always be so grumpy when he sees the mess because it’s always him who has to do the cleaning up. So I think he will really find this rubber trat mat useful!

 

AQuality Deodorizer 

(can only be found at Autobacs)

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This is a gel type of odor remover in cars, placed under the front car seat. It removes unwanted smell in the cars.

We always think twice about buying durians and putting them in the car because of the strong smell which will sometimes take days to completely go away. So this Autobacs Deodorizer is really something we need for the car. I am a durian lover – no way will I forsake buying durians!

DRIVER TRAY

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This one is good if you are always on the go and have to eat or do your work (which will normally require a table) in the car!

They also have something similar for the rear!

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I mentioned earlier that female drivers are treated like VIPS at Autobacs!

That is why they have the additional benefits for all female drivers who purchase anything at Autobacs!

Autobacs @ Bukit Batok will give female drivers an additional of 5% discount with every $50 purchase in a single receipt for accessories, car care items and car repairing product.

But men, don’t sad! Autobacs love you just as much too!

There is also a special offer for all of my readers on blog and IG, FB which I will mention at the end of the post!

KEEP READING.

I received a complimentary 50-point check for my car and brought along my kids to Autobacs Ubi for the check. Remember I mentioned that I will tell you more about this?

Okay now, what is a 50 point check?

It’s like a thorough body check up when you visit the doctor, only that this one is done on your car!

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And while you wait for your car to be checked or serviced, you can wait comfortably at their lounge! Best thing is, you can have a good view of your car from the lounge, regardless of the Autobacs store you visit.

This is the newly revamped lounge at Autobacs Bukit Batok.

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Enjoy a full body massage while waiting.

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Or a cup of hot latte or cold iced lemon tea.

And some snacks, maybe.

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Plus, you get a clear view of your car too!

I asked my girls to bring along their storybooks so that they could do their reading while we waited for our car to be ready.

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And since the lounge is fully air-conditioned, Shakeel was so comfortable and either kept quiet or slept all the way.

#LIKEABOSS THIS BOY.

 

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After the check was done for my car, the (handsome) mechanic called me to the pit to REVEAL the condition of my car.

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I even brought the girls to the pit to have a closer look.

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At this point, you must be saying this,

“AIYAH SURE THEY WILL SAY THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT NEED TO BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED! FEMALE DRIVER SURE KENA KETUK ONE!”

NAH YOU ARE SO WRONG! 

On the overall, my car is pretty alright except for some minor faults. And no, they do not believe in hard selling. They gave me the checklist and told me to go home to discuss with my hubby before deciding. They did not tell me stuff that I often hear mechanics at typical car workshops telling us like “WAH YOU BETTER DO NOW AH. YOUR CAR REALLY IN BAD CONDITION ALREADY.”

And oh, while you are at Autobacs, you should also register as a club member of Autobacs! It is FREE and by joining as a club member, you will get to enjoy the following privileges:

Club membership benefits:

1) Free car towing service 24Hr 7days

2) Members’ only special promotion

3) Extended car repair 1 year warranty

4) Free 15 point car maintenance check

5) Exclusive car care & Car emergency training

6) Free puncture repair and nitrogen gas top up (Customer purchase any 4 pcs tires.

Autobacs at Bukit Batok also has an eye center in that gives all customers free eye checks and recommendations on the ideal eye wear items for drivers. Spectacles can be ready within 20 mins and they even provide on the spot cutting!

Autobacs Bukit Batok will be having their Car Life Carnival starting from 7 October 2016 all the way till 16 October 2016!

Join them in celebrating their store’s reopening from 7th Oct to 16th Oct 2016 with great deals and giveaways!

 

  1. Buy 2 Get 2 Free Pirelli tires (selected model & sizes Only) limited quantity per day.
  2. Buy 3 Get 1 Free Bridgestone tires (selected sizes only) while stock last.
  3. Buy 1 Get 1 Free Engine Oil Package (Available to Idemitsu and Castrol oil service package) limited quantity per day.
  4. Up to 50% off over 500 products of car accessories & car care.
  5. Ladies Drivers Exclusive – Enjoy 5% Additional Discount (Min Spend of $50 in a single receipt)
  1. Free Battery Health Check and get a free travel adaptor (worth $39.90) with every purchase of Bosch Battery

 

If you are thinking of where to bring your kids on Children’s Day ( which is tomorrow), you might want to drop by Autobacs at Bukit Batok because there will be kid friendly activities for them like balloon sculpting, Daytona racing games, free popcorn, candy floss and scoop drinks!

What’s more, every purchase at Autobacs Bukit Batok will entitle you to the following free gifts:

  • Free Autobacs Mobile Stent (with any purchase)
  • Free Autobacs Sunshade set OR Umbrella (with purchase of $50 and above)

Where are they at?

30 Bukit Batok East Ave 6 S(659761)

Date: 7 Oct – 16 Oct

Time: 10am – 6pm

AND ESPECIALLY TO ALL MY READERS,

Enjoy Free 50 point checks for the first 10 followers who come and visit Autobacs Bukit Batok store from 7th to 31 October 2016

Do not forget to quote AutobacsDM

(In case you are wondering, DM stands for Diah Mastura lahhhh. LOL.)

See you there!

 AND HAPPY CHILDREN’S DAY, KIDDOS.

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