Is this another case of drivers having ego issues? Or was the driver of the Toyota Hiace simply not paying attention?
Posted on SG Road Vigilante's Facebook page is this video of two drivers exiting into the KPE via a merging lane.
We have no idea why would either driver would allow such a silly accident to happen to themselves. In our reckoning, the accident probably happened at less than 20km/h with the Hiace mini van slowing going into the rear of the Hyundai Elantra as the lane merges into a single one.
Is the trouble of needing to waste time and money to get both vehicles repaired worth it? We think not. Giving way to the other vehicle and/or paying attention on the road is a way smarter option in our opinion...
Nope, you didn't wake up in the world of Grand Theft Auto. There was indeed, a plane on the highway!
Wondering what's happening? No this isn't a publicity stunt or a movie scene. Those with a sharp eye might notice that it happened on the North-South Highway in Malaysia.
This plane ended up on the side of the expressway due to an emergency landing after experiencing some technical difficulties - the pilots heard a small explosion from the plane engine. Wah, if its me I confirm pray to all the gods liao, hear explosion while in the air... this one not tyre puncture wor.
This private plane was en-route from Seletar Airport to Melaka, operated by two Singaporean pilots. You might be wondering, why they can go Malaysia with the current COVID situation. But it seems that private planes are still allowed to fly out of Singapore, but they will be subjected to the destination country's COVID restrictions.
But ah, end of the day, the pilots really very zai sia, although the highway looks really wide, the plane easily take up all the lanes already.
If I'm the one flying the plane, confirm become like this one:
Say hello to Lego's latest Technic model, an 830-piece remake of the McLaren Senna GTR.
The model apes McLaren's famed attention to detail, sporting the actual car's beautiful aerodynamic curves, the same one-of-a-kind blue livery, as well as a V8 engine with moving pistons.
And apparently, the same wicked doors that are a signature of the McLaren brand since the F1.
Of course, just like all 75 examples of the real-life car, your Lego model will be exquisitely hand-built.
The McLaren Senna GTR Lego model will launch globally on 1 January 2021 at LEGO.com and all participating McLaren dealers.
"Just like the incredible engineers at McLaren do when designing their supercars, we really pushed things to the max so the resulting model perfectly honours the art form that is the McLaren Senna GTR," Uwe Wabra, Senior Designer, Lego Technic.
For ages 10 and up.
What do you guys think? This or the Lego Technic Land Rover Defender?
Why You Should Replace Your Serpentine Belt Before It Breaks.
You wear a lot of hats if you are a boss, a father, a son, a chef, a technician (when your wife yell at you about a spoiled light bulb) and the list goes on. Your car's engine wears more than one hat, too. It offers, of course, the power to drive your vehicle. Yet other tasks are still performed by it. The engine must produce electricity, for example.
It must also assist with power steering, control its own temperature, and when it is hot outside, keep occupants cool inside.
What is a serpentine belt?
The serpentine belt is a long winding rubber belt that snakes around pulleys linked to each of the engine accessories, the alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, and maybe the water pump. The timing belt is a long, winding, rubber belt. The timing belt is spun by the engine crankshaft and in turn, turns, or' drives', the attachments, also called a fan belt, alternator belt, or accessory drive belt. Older cars depended on numerous drive belts, but the automobiles of today(usually depend on only one, the serpentine belt.) Depending on the make and model of your car, truck, or SUV, most manufacturers recommend routine inspection of the serpentine belt and replacement anywhere from 100k to 150k kilometres. To avoid loss or breakage when driving, the belt should be adjusted as part of your normal preventative maintenance plan.
But what if that one belt does break? What happens to the engine or the accessories? And what if it breaks while you are on the road?
If the serpentine belt breaks
Since the serpentine belt is the only component that drives the engine accessories, you can imagine that the accessories are not going to work without it. Since the compressor does not pump, the air conditioning will not operate. As the pump is not working either the power steering would fail. And the electrical device will die as soon as the battery dies from the alternator's lack of power. If the serpentine belt powers the water pump (it is also operated by the timing belt), the engine might overheat as well. In short, the vehicle will stop working.
So, what if when you are driving on the lane, it breaks? Losing air conditioning is uncomfortable in the middle of the day.
It is a little more serious to lose power steering.
The steering wheel suddenly becomes hard to turn when the serpentine belt fails, and the steering mechanism no longer has power assist.
No notice is issued that the wheel is about to go from easy to difficult.
If you are in the centre of an intersection when it happens, it can be a real danger.
And so, does the electrical system when the alternator stops working. The engine is shut down the power brake assist is gone.
So, you are out of harm's way if the serpentine belt splits when you are in your driveway. Otherwise, you could be in for a dilemma.
Can I tell if my serpentine belt is compromised?
As part of a normal maintenance plan, the safest way to make sure your serpentine belt is in good condition is to get it inspected periodically.
In order to assess how much life it has left, a mechanic may check the belt for wear and use a special scale.
Whenever it is worn beyond the recommendations of the manufacturer or if it shows signs of glazing or cracking, it should be replaced.
Symptoms that can alert a driver to a failing belt are also present.
A squealing sound may be an indication of either a worn or glazed belt or a pulley that seizes up and causes the belt to slip, especially when the engine is first launched.
Not only the belt but also the pulleys on each of the powered parts, as well as the idler and tensioner pulleys, will be tested by a car mechanic who helps to correctly route the belt and maintain stable tension. If any of these parts show signs of damage, wear, or misalignment, they should be replaced.
So review your maintenance schedule to find out how frequently it is expected to replace the serpentine belt.
And have a mechanic routinely test it. Many hats are worn by your car, and they can't take them off. That means that when it comes to caring for the one aspect that binds them all together, you can't be too careful.
WD40 Specialist Automotive Belt Dressing
There is also belt dressing that you can help with the maintenance of your serpentine belt. It’s specially formulated to penetrate the chord fibres to restore flexibility and pliability to your car’s belts, which will provide better grip and traction for all types of belts.
Now we bet the the driver of this truck will be regretting really hard about driving after having some drinks.
Spotted on Beh Chia Lor's Facebook page and some of our Whatsapp group chats, is this video of a trailer truck crashing into an HDB block at Block 152 Yung Ho Road. It happened on 16 Nov 2020.
Thankfully, the tree that the truck knocked down managed to stop it from crashing into one of the first level HDB unit. Rest In Peace, tree...
The truck driver has since been arrested for drunk driving.
Netizens' comments were naturally not kind to the truck driver...
Hello nieces and nephews, Uncle Koba here! 🤡
With the great success of my brother Uncle Roger talking about egg fried rice, which you can check out if you have never watched before. I will be regularly sharing funny and stupid clips regarding our local motorists who cannot drive or don't deserve to drive. I look exactly like my brother, uncle Roger, so these are my memes. Okay. let's begin todays video.
Today we have a Mercedes-Benz GLA 180 in silver reversing just because he was on the wrong lane.
Wrong lah, wrong lane lah. Singapore how big? If you miss this junction, there is an 86.43% chance that the next junction can do U-turn and go back where you want to go. Singapore government spend so much money on our road, so many scholars, you stupid never mind, can just follow what the scholar has told you.
They have so many road signs for you to follow. Why you never follow?
*Sorry, not the best illustration. (But this is funny 😂)
I am very surprised that this Mercedes driver managed to pull this stunt without any disturbance or obstruction given that he made the manoeuvre in a four lane road. (I think is at Chinatown).
Okay. for this, I give it to him.
This video was found on My Grandfather's Road, I must give them 110 points for post-editing effect. I like the voiceover part. If you guys want to watch can watch here. 😂
Okay, end of my blog. For more entertaining accident/incident you all can share, comment or contribute at Singapore reckless drivers thread
And it's designed for space travel.
Sporty six-seater anyone?
Alright alright, not quite. The Porsche vision “Renndienst”, is the latest in a series of concept cars recently revealed by Porsche, and designed as a "space shuttle" with exciting proportions. With cabin space for up to six persons, Porsche must presumably be targeting the family space tourism sector, soon to get off the ground once travel restrictions are lifted, of course.
With an all-electric drive located in the underbody, Porsche sportiness is also retained thanks to a centrally located driver's seat. Where would you take your family to in something like this?
Of course, if roofless two-seaters are your thing, there's also this Porsche Vision Spyder, inspired by the 550-1500 RS Spyder from 1954.
The Porsche Vision Spyder.
Designed to "further develop the design identity of Porsche and provide a pool of ideas for future details," the concept car is described as sporting a spartan, puristic cockpit. Characteristic radiator grilles over the mid engine, red graphic elements and the suggested fins at the rear add the final exterior touches to this open top.
Next special edition 718 previewed, we rekon.
Have we found Singapore's 'One-punch-man'? For those who don't know that character, it is a Japanese superhero franchise who features Saitama, a superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch and seeks to find a worthy foe after growing bored by a lack of challenge due to his overwhelming strength.
Shared among various whatapp chats and from Facebook pages from late last night is this video where by 4 men could be seen fighting in Golden Mile Complex carpark. At around the 27 second mark, this grey singlet dude threw a big one at one of the men, knocking him out clean. Not that we encourage fighting but that is pretty 'One-punch-man' moment.
It is unclear what started the fight.
Check out what netizens have to say about this incident!
Worried about problems after buying a used car? The SAFE Checklist lets you better understand the car's condition before buying a pre-owned car.Vehicles are complex things. And for those who aren't familiar with cars, the car you've set your eyes on might just have underlying problems.
There is only so much you can tell when you're viewing a car you want to buy. The engine bay might appear spotless, and the test drive - aside from the slight vibrations - went as well as you expected.
But only after buying the car do you realise there's problems. The once spotless engine now has a leaky gasket requiring frequent oil top-ups, and the vibrations have gotten worse, no thanks to worn transmission mounts that have finally given way.This isn't uncommon, and we're sure you've heard stories. In 2019 alone, the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) received more than 450 complaints pertaining to defective pre-owned cars.
So how do you better understand your purchase, and the issues that might not be seen at first glance? Well, with the Standard and Functional Evaluation (SAFE) Checklist by CASE.
By having the car professionally checked, it ensures that any underlying problems will be made known to you.
Here's a step-by-step guide to buying your next car in confidence!
1. Find your dream car!
Of course, the first step to getting a car is finding one.
There are many ways to find a used car, and one of the easiest ways is to head to sgCarMart's used car listings.
It is always a good idea to make a comparison, as well as finding out what are the hidden costs involved in buying a car, such as administrative fees. You can check out some tips on buying a used car here.
But more than anything, it is always wise to find out more about the car's condition, or if any issues were fixed beforehand prior to the car being put up for sale.
Once you decide on a particular car and are interested in finding out more about the condition of the car, you can proceed on to the next step.
2. Get a SAFE Checklist
The SAFE Checklist by CASE is made for the evaluation of pre-owned cars. You can downloaded it here.
With the SAFE Checklist, it will help you better understand the condition of the car from the dealer as well as a Professional Evaluation Centre.
The Checklist will include two parts - Part A and Part B. Part A will be a declaration of the car's condition, while Part B will better help you understand what are the items that were checked by the Professional Evaluation Centres.
3. Get the dealer to check your car
In Part A of the SAFE Checklist, the dealer will have to declare the condition to the best of their knowledge.
This will include details such as warranty status and functional checks on its mechanical components, for instance the condition of the bodywork.
The dealer can also highlight any problems from its own checks and attach it to the SAFE Checklist.
It is advised that you keep a copy of this checklist after the dealer has completed it.
4. Send the car to a Professional Evaluation Centre
After the dealer completes Part A of the Checklist, they will send the car for evaluation at a Professional Evaluation Centre.
You can find more details of some of the Professional Evaluation Centres in Singapore within the SAFE Checklist
Such an evaluation differs from the usual vehicle inspection. It is more thorough, and it gives buyers an objective understanding of the current condition and faults of the vehicle as assessed by a qualified individual of the Professional Evaluation Centre.
Further checks will then be carried out on not just the vehicle's road-worthiness, but also to evaluate if there are any defects or mechanical problems - from leaks to missing components and even fluid levels.
Part B of the Checklist is meant to help customers understand the evaluation report. If you have further queries on the evaluation, you can also contact the centres directly.
5. Compare and buy in confidence
The SAFE Checklist offers you a better understanding of the car's condition. With it, you can make an informed choice when buying your next used car.
It is an initiative by CASE to give you more information about the car that you're deciding to purchase, offering you more confidence.
This little document can save you a lot of time and money in the future. The SAFE Checklist can be downloaded, here.
You can find out more about the SAFE Checklist by CASE from their website, here.
For your information: Brief guide on Lemon Law
The Lemon Law was introduced in 2012 to protect consumers against defects of goods purchased. This law also covers pre-owned vehicles.
If defects or issues arise six months from purchase, you could seek redress under the Lemon Law.
The consumer may first ask the dealer to repair or replace the motorcar within a reasonable time period and without significant inconvenience to the consumer.If the dealer is unable to do so, the consumer can request a price reduction or a full refund if:
i) the business did not provide repair/replacement within a reasonable time or without significant inconvenience to the consumer, OR
ii) repair/replacement by the business is not possible, or is disproportionate in cost
However, do note that for consumer-to-consumer transactions, such as purchasing your car from a direct owner or through a consignment agent, will not be covered.
If you are facing issues with the pre-owned car you've just purchased, you can approach CASE for advice at its hotline 6100 0315, or website, here.
Sometimes we wonder why cyclists are not licensed. If you aren't convinced, maybe watching a video below like the one below might make you re-consider.
Shot on 8th of Nov 2020 with the camera car turning onto Dunearn Road, we can see that the driver stops abruptly before a caucasian cyclist comes into view with his middle finger raised for a split second.
Obviously that wasn't very pleasant with the driver who submitted the video to ROAD.sg claiming that the cyclist was going across the road when the Red-man sign was lighted.
What do you guys think? Should our traffic police start handing out more fines to cyclists who don't obey the rules of the road? The Netizens sure agree from what we can see...
It must have been quite humiliating for this particular Volkswagen Passat.
Spotted on ROAD.sg's facebook page over the weekend are a few photos of a BlueSG car that needed to be returned but the driver found himself blocked out of the BlueSG parking lot by an irresponsible VW Passat.
We guess the driver of the BlueSG vehicle must have been in a rush and realising that he had no other choice, decided to leave his BlueSG car in front the Passat before proceeding to charge his car.
While netizens are all in support of the blueSG driver serving justice to the Passat owner, we feel that two wrongs won't make one right.
What would you have done? Tell us in the comments below!
If you have been wondering why there have been a drop in Malaysian motorbikes on our roads, here's why...
According to a report from Chinese newspaper Zaobao, more than 5,000 bikes have since been transported back to Malaysia while their owners choose to stay in Singapore as the reopening of borders between Singapore and Malaysia remains unknown.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malaysian employees that travel back and forth daily into Singapore have been affected. This number stands at an estimated 300,000 and many of these people enter our country by motorbikes while some drive in. In order to save entry permit fees and other expenses, the authorities have assisted Malaysian workers who are stuck or choose to stay in Singapore ever since the closing of borders by returning more than 5,000 motorcycles and cars to Malaysia in the past five months.
A manager of one of these transport companies that provides this service has revealed that about 3,000 motorcycles have been transported across the border by them since June. At its peak, his company handled 120 bikes a day. He was quoted saying that many of these workers consider the $4 daily entry permit fee and other expenses too much to handle, choosing instead to take public transport in Singapore.
Another company added on that some of the bike owners even decided to sell the motorcycles immediately after returning them to Johor.
Once the transport company obtains the approval of the relevant authorities in Malaysia, it will conduct a physical screening for their driver before sending them over into Johor. To prevent the entire shipment of vehicles from being detained, the motorcycles that are being transported over must be fulled up and are checked to ensure that their license plates match the respective vehicle.
It is understood that the cost of transporting a motorcycle back to Johor Bahru is between $80 to $150.
Here's another battle of egos between two drivers.
Spotted on SG Road Vigilante is the video of a camera car going up against a Honda Fit that has a Private-hire decal. It also has a P-plate in case you didn't notice.
To cut to the chase, both drivers ended up facing each other on a single lane road that was filled with other vehicles illegally parked on one side. A not-very-pleased lady then got out of her Honda and went up to the camera car before giving him/her a piece of her mind. We don't hear or see anything from the camera car's end but we reckoned something happened, causing the lady to flash her middle finger before heading back into her Fit.
Sadly, we don't get see how this silly battle of pride and ego ends in the video.
In our opinion, both drivers seemed foolish. Is it so hard to just give way so that everyone can move on? Let us know in the comments what you guys think!
BMWFESTSG GOES ISLANDWIDE THIS YEAR!
For the first time, BMW will be taking over the entire sunny island! Get to test drive your desired BMW right from your doorstep and enjoy exclusive deals.
BMWFestSG is an annual festival that showcases BMW's latest models and technology here in Singapore. Visitors will get to learn more about their favourite BMW cars, the features and technology that make them great, as well as the brand's latest initiatives. If you are in the market for a brand new BMW car, you can even snag a great deal for one!
This year's BMWFestSG goes islandwide, offering not just amazing deals, but also maximum convenience with test drives right at your doorstep, with a wide range of BMW and BMW M models for you to choose from!
Visit the BMW Digital Showroom
The BMW Digital Showroom revolutionises your car viewing experience, offering the utmost convenience. Even if you aren't able to make a trip down to experience the excellent BMW cars in the flesh just yet, you can still get up close with the cars from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere, at anytime as long as you can access the internet.
You will be able to explore and learn about the BMW cars, from exclusive deals and prices to every little detail and specifications of the BMW you desire. There are even virtual renditions of the BMW Showroom (Performance Motors) and BMW M Showroom (Performance Munich Autos) for you to tour and enter the world of sheer driving pleasure - virtually!
And now, with BMWFestSG, you can enjoy up to $32,000 savings on your desired BMW, which includes free five years servicing and warranty.* Or you can simply opt for BMW Flow option where you can lease one with just $10,000 downpayment*, which comes with complimentary three-month lease now!*
Visit the BMW Digital Showroom here
Exclusive Dark Editions available for a more athletic ride
Yes! Apart from the awesome deals, there are two limited edition cars available during this year's BMWFestSG. Take your pick between the BMW 218i Gran Coupé Dark Edition and the BMW 318i Dark Edition, and cruise around in a unique BMW!
If you are looking for a sporty compact sedan, look no further than the BMW 218i Gran Coupé Dark Edition! While there are lots of amazing things to talk about (such as its good looks), what's really special on the Dark Edition cars are the exclusive add-ons. It comes with BMW M high-gloss rear spoiler, Shadow Line front grille, M Performance chrome black tailpipe trim, matt black alloy rims, high-gloss black mirror caps and fixed hub caps. The abundance of add-ons truly sets it apart from the usual 2 Series Gran Coupé!
Those looking for an executive sedan should definitely take a close look at the BMW 318i Dark Edition. Like the other Dark Editions, this highly-sophisticated sedan has been enhanced with exclusive bits as well. You'll get the BMW Iconic Glow front ornamental grille, M performance carbon fibre mirror caps as well as BMW LED Door projectors to bring this cool ride all the way to subzero!
Discover an island of sheer driving pleasure - right from your doorstep
Nope, you didn't read it wrongly, this year's BMWFestSG will take place over the entire island! To discover the innovations and driving dynamics of the whole range of BMW models, you'll just have to book a BMW Test Drive that commences right at your doorstep*!No matter which corner of Singapore you reside at, your desired BMW model can be brought to you for a test drive on your favourite stretches of roads. Unsure of the perfect test drive route to take? Fret not, BMW also have some recommended routes for the different areas.
BMW's exciting recommended test routes includes the:
North Wilds - a scenic jaunt through Punggol islands and Yishun where you'll get to enjoy the perfect blend of straights and bends to discover dynamic driving at its peak.
South Plateau - cruise along the East-West highway in style, taking in the sights of notable local landmarks such as the Marina Pier, Kent Ridge Park and Sentosa.
Eastern Seaboard - take on the roads of Bedok and charge down the East Coast Parkway for a grandstand finish.
West World - go for a relaxing drive along the winding roads flanked by wide open fields of Jalan Bahar and Sungei Kadut, and discover comfort and performance that's made for you.
No matter which route you take, you'll get to experience the unique innovations found on each BMW model.
These include (depending on the model) the Driving Experience Control Switch that allows you to switch between drive modes on the fly, changing the character of the car, BMW iDrive functions featuring the latest and most advanced BMW operating System 7.0, BMW ConnectedDrive Services that keeps you up to date with real time traffic information on the move, BMW Driving Assistant, BMW Parking Assistant and more.
Looking to get your very own BMW? Want to test drive one? Visit the BMW Digital Showroom today to find out more.
We all know cyclists should cycle on either the PCN or on the roads. But being on the road can be dangerous for cyclists who don't know how to look out for themselves as we can see in the video posted by SG Road Vigilante on the 28th of October.
Shot in the morning by a camera car on Clemenceau Ave, the cyclist could be seen changing lanes to the right without checking for traffic coming up from the right. Unfortunately, a Comfort taxi did really come up on the right at a good speed and just barely managed to avoid knocking him down. That said, the taxi's wing mirror did knock the cyclist off balance, causing him to fall.
Do you think cyclists who wish to cycle on the road ought to undergo the Basic Theory Test at a minimum? We highly think so. Let us know if you agree with us or not in the comments section!
Have you encountered trouble at carpark entries and realised that you needed to have another go with the IU scanner but the car behind is so close that you cant even reverse a tiny bit? We sure have and know how troublesome it is get the car behind to reverse so that you can re do the IU scan. Often, the driver behind refuses to bulge leaving you in an awkward position and frustrated at the driver behind you.
Something like this happened on 22nd of October 2020 at Crawford Court between a Prius Trans-Cab and an unknown camera car. However, egos and tempers got the best of them and things turned out ugly.
Who was in the wrong? Watch the video as posted by SG Road Vigilante and let us know in the comments below!
Sometimes, size does matter. When it comes to a new car showroom (or any kind of shop), size is undoubtedly important - more space means more choices for the customer.
At over 100,000 sqft, the brand new Cars & Coffee Singapore Megastore is the largest new car showroom in Singapore, and it is truly larger than life. Occupying half of the sixth floor of the Carros Centre, the new Cars & Coffee Megastore is one stop location for all your car buying needs.
Here are five things that make the new Cars & Coffee Singapore Megastore a one-of-a-kind shopping experience:
1. Largest car collection
With over 1,000 cars on display, this is the largest new car showroom in Singapore. The extensive collection ranges from entry-models from brands like Honda, Toyota and Suzuki to high-end luxury cars from the likes of Bentley and Porsche. Unsure about what you want? With plenty of options for different price points and customer needs, you won’t be needing to hop from one showroom to the next. Here, you get everything under one roof.
2. Staple choices
At the Cars & Coffee Megastore, you will find plenty of staple choices, including the new Honda Fit or the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, as well as new choices such as the Toyota Raize or the new Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class. And, more importantly, the cars here are all ready to go – these VAC Ready Stock cars mean that all that is required is a COE, and you can immediately take delivery of your new car and start driving.
3. Rare finds
Are you looking for something a little more out of the ordinary? You might just find it here. You will find models like the new Land Rover Defender and Mercedes-Benz G-Class on display. And, if there’s something you have in mind that you don’t see, Cars & Coffee has the capability to bring it in for you.
4. Golf carts
No, Cars & Coffee are not selling golf carts to customers. However, there are golf carts on site to ferry customer around. Why? Well, considering the showroom spans more than 100,000 sqft, getting around on foot can become tiring. To provide customers the best experience, and to facilitate quick viewing of the cars available, two golf carts have been procured to ferry customers around.
5. Customer service
At the Cars & Coffee Megastore, you’ll also find a spacious and luxuriously appointed lounge area that you can relax in. Here, you can snack on pastries and drink specially brewed coffee, while the highly-professional sales people walk you through the different car buying options available to you.
6. Personalisation options
In the customer lounge, you will also find a huge array of car-related add-ons, such as accessories and upgrades like media players and rims, to cosmetic accessories and solar film. Also, you will find plenty of personalisation options to craft the car of your dreams. With a wide range of exterior paint colours, as well as different interior leather options with different grades of leather and a huge array of colours, there is no doubt that you will find a combination for even the most eclectic palette.
The brand new Cars & Coffee Singapore Megastore is now open, and is located at 60 Jln Lam Huat, Level 6, Carros Centre Singapore (737869). It is open from 10:30am to 7:00pm daily. To get in touch, you can contact Cars & Coffee Singapore at 6397 4080, or make an online enquiry or appointment here.
If you find parallel parking challenging, here's a step by step guide to refresh yourself if you feel like overcoming your fears.
Seen on ROADS.sg and contributed by Syed Al-Qudree, this very comprehensive guide even though some might argue that it is not easy to judge the distance between the front car and yours when you are pre-positioning in Step 1.
Do you think the guide is helpful?
Let us know in the comments below!
Volkswagen is a brand that has undergone immense change in the past year alone, and its new identity is manifest in its new logo that embraces a new digital age.
So being as curious as we are, we naturally decided to head down to the local Volkswagen showroom at 247 Alexandra Road to host a Facebook livestream for our second E-markdown, as well as to see what's up from a brand that is at the forefront of the many changes occurring through the industry.
Thankfully, you now don't even have to bother with putting on a mask or dealing with check-ins to get your hands on the latest deals from Volkswagen Singapore, thanks to our live Facebook event, which allows you to shop for your favourite cars, and ask questions about them, from the comfort of your own home!
You can catch the livestream, or any other future ones for that matter, simply by checking in or following sgCarMart's Facebook page! Regular MCF members would have also noticed the thread about upcoming sgCarMart and MyCarForum events on the Lite & EZ section, while Facebook users can easily register their interest for the event on sgCarMart and Volkswagen Singapore's Facebook page to get a notification when the stream goes live.
Make sure you do not miss on any of our livestream events in the future!
The duo that you'll recognise from our video reviews first introduced the Volkswagen Tiguan R-line. The SUV got to show off its many convenience features live on Facebook, from its unique cupholder design to its generous rear legroom and electric tailgate, features which are sure to impress anyone!
To those that are still uninitiated, the R-line cars gives customers the option of adding a little sporty flavour courtesy of the Volkswagen R performance division, which is responsible for the firm's blistering performance products such as the Volkswagen Golf R.
So in the Tiguan R-line you get added goodies such as the sports steering wheel, R-line exclusive front scuff plate, and the R-Line exterior styling package, allowing you to deck your SUV with a sportier look if desired.
Those that commented with their most creative explaination as to they would buy a Tiguan while the car was presented also got a chance to win a $20 shopping voucher!
And before we moved onto the second featured car, a brief introduction was also delivered for Volkswagen's new logo, which has been redesigned to be more modern and refined. Want to learn more? The full livestream is still available for those that missed it, so even those that missed it can still learn more about the brand here.
And onto the Volkswagen Golf, our presenters both agreed on how ubiquitous the Golf is, making it a car that suits anyone, regardless of age or job!
As with the Tiguan, those that commented with creative comments on why they would buy a Golf stood a chance to win their $20 shopping vouchers as well!
At the end of the evening, three lucky winners were also picked as part of a lucky draw from all those that simply typed 'Volkswagen' into the chat and walked away with $100 worth of petrol vouchers!
Then you've come to exactly the right place. Over the weekend of the livestream, all viewers had to to do was to key in the promo code 'ILOVESGCM' when shopping at Volkswagen's online store and they would have been able to redeem a $500 petrol voucher and a $500 shopping voucher when you put in your refundable deposit for a car.
Viewers of the livestream also got to shop for both cars at livestream exclusive prices, with the Tiguan Highline starting at $154,900, and the R-line SUV for just $139,900! (List prices at $139,900 and $175,900 respectively).
Those more interested in the Volkswagen Golf also got to enjoy massive discounts, with prices slashed to $107,900 for the Golf R-Line ComfortLine, and to $119,900 for the Golf R-Line HighLine! (List prices for both variants are $131,400 and $148,900 respectively).
Even if you've missed the deals offered through the weekend, the online store prices are still as attractive as it gets, so why not hurry over to Volkswagen's online store to see what deals are still available to you, or better yet, head down to Volkswagen's showroom at 247 Alexandra Road to see the rest of Volkswagen Singapore's full range of cars yourself!
If you want to feel how it is like to fly like Superman, the footage below is a bad example of how you can do so.
Posted on the owner's own Tiktok account on 13 Oct 2020, is a video of the him on his PMD riding the public road at night. Not only is it obviously wrong and illegal to ride one's PMD on the road, the video which we first saw on SG Road Vigilante, then shows him on his bike in a superman-like pose. We must say we were kind of impressed with his bravery (and silliness).
This sort of pose is usually associated with being a Mat Rempit and is according to Wiki, also known as "An individual who participates in activities such as illegal street racing, bike stunt performance, petty crime and public disturbance using a motorcycle", usually involving 2- and 4-stroke underbone motorcycles, colloquially known as Kapcai.
It is then no surprise that netizens are slamming the boy on the PMD...
There's no denying that cars are expensive in Singapore - you'll often find Singapore atop lists on the most expensive places to own a car in the world.
So, when it comes to buying a car, price is a key factor. There's no doubt that everyone loves a bargain. Being able to save even a small amount can go a long way to making you feel a little bit better about your purchase. However, when it comes to buying a car, there's a lot more that goes into the decision than simply a race to the bottom, price-wise. Cheaper isn't necessarily better.
Beyond the price tag, here are four additional things that you should consider when buying a car.
1. Complimentary warranty with the option of purchasing extended warranty
Buying from an Authorised Dealer (AD) is generally more expensive, but included in that higher price tag is a warranty package, usually anywhere between five to seven years, and that usually also includes a servicing package.
Having that warranty is important - while no one plans for something serious to go wrong with their car, you definitely want to be comprehensively covered should an unfortunate situation arise. Knowing that you can return to the AD who has the necessary expertise and genuine parts, provides you a complete peace of mind.
All Porsche cars come with a complimentary maintenance and servicing package that includes regular wear and tear. Additionally, all cars come with a comprehensive five year warranty, with the option of picking up an extended warranty of up to 15 years, only available at Porsche Centre Singapore.
2. Highly trained sales and after sales professionals
When it comes to servicing your vehicle, quality comes at a price. Yes, you can find the cheapest option, but you're certainly comprising on quality. Proper maintenance of your car is important for safety, as well as ensuring the long-term longevity and reliability of the car, delivering driving pleasure for years to come.
With an AD, you can be sure of highly qualified technicians that have the most modern and up-to-date equipment and software updates necessary for dealing with modern, high-tech cars. Porsche Centre Singapore has one of the first electric-ready workshops in Southeast Asia, with dedicated high-voltage certified technicians, specifically to handle the all-electric Porsche Taycan. All the technicians are also regularly recertified and trained to maintain vehicles in accordance to global quality and safety standards.
And, when it comes to a high-performance vehicle like a Porsche, you want to be able to get the best out of the experience. With intensive training to be qualified to service customers and deliver a top-notch purchase experience, the Porsche Sales Consultants are capable of guiding you on how to best use your vehicle.
3. Exclusive benefits and experiences
When buying a car, especially with a premium brand, you are also buying into a set of exclusive experiences and a particular lifestyle. Beyond just the car, you also gain access to unique experiences and opportunities you wouldn't be able to attain elsewhere.
These experiences can range from exclusive invites to various events and drives, as well as exclusive benefits from the brand and its partners.
4. Higher resale value
When you decide it's time to move on to your next car, having a vehicle with a comprehensive dealer-certified service history, backed by the trusted reputation of the brand, will undoubtedly raise its resale value. With a highly detailed servicing history, as well as the assurance of genuine replacement parts used, any potential buyer will have no doubts as to the integrity and reliability of your vehicle.
And of course, you also have the option of upgrading to a newer model and trading in your current vehicle with the AD.
If you think your loud-sounding car is safe from the authorities just because you stay in a private property, you might want to think twice now.
A photo of a Ferrari 488 GTB being inspected inside someone's front yard has been circulating around in most car group chats over the last weekend.
From what we understand, it is almost unheard of for LTA enforcement officers to venture into a non-public area to inspect a car that might be flouting the laws. While we are unsure of the reasons while this particular Ferrari is being looked at, we reckon the reason might be neighbours who are unhappy about the loud exhaust noises emitting from the car.
On a side note, those who are in the know will wonder why the officer is looking under the car when its belly is all covered up...
Check out what neitzens on SG Road Vigilante have to say about this. Let us know if you agree!
Here is something slightly more light-hearted as we head into the weekend...
It is not often you can end up sitting on top a car after you have been in a crash but this is what happened to this particular Grabfood rider.
As can be seen from the video posted by SG Road Vigilante on the 8th of October 2020, a Toyota Prius+ failed to stop at the Stop line of St Patrick's Rd. Inching onto Telok Kurau Rd without checking for traffic, a poor Grabfood rider could not avoid the Prius+ and crashed into it.
Again, we must apologise, but to find the rider on top of the car after the crash did bring some smiles to our faces.
We have no idea what to make of this.
Shot on the 3rd of October 2020 at the junction of East Coast Road and Siglap Road, an accident occoured between a blue Mazda3 and a couple of motorcyclists.
As we can see from the video posted by SG Road Vigilante, the Mazda simply veered slowly out of his lane before crashing into a Deliveroo and McDonalds delivery rider who were waiting to do a right turn at the junction.
We are ashamed to say with it happening all very leisurely, the whole incident did looked slightly funny. Our apologies!
Could the driver have fallen asleep while driving slowly or was he just playing with his phone and not concentrating on where he was going?
We thought things like this only happens in the movies but as it turns out, there are people doing this in real life as well!
As seen on a Facebook post by SG Road Vigilante, the owner of this red 7-seater BMW 216D Grand Tourer wrote in to the page claiming that another BMW 2 Series in a similar shade of red has been using their number plate, chalking up fines they were not responsible for.
However, this red 2 Series is a 5-seater variant that is called the Active Tourer and it looks largely similar as you can see from the screenshots taken from BMW Singapore's website.
Reproduced below is an extract from the rightful owner of the plate SGX821M that was in SGRV's post.
Hi, I was notified that you posted a video back in July on a speeding car with my license plate #SGX821M. I would like to highlight that THAT is not my car. Someone is impersonating us using our license plate.
I drive a 7 seater BMW 2 series while the car in the video was a 5 seater 2 series.
We were issued fines that we are not responsible for. AND my husband literally drove past the idiot this morning bearing our license plate while we were dropping our kids off to school. We couldn’t give chase because we were on opposite sides of the road.
I have lodged a police report and have notified the LTA. We are awaiting investigations.
If you happen to see the car, please help update the police on its whereabouts.
Check out the video of the imposter who was also featured on SGRV before.
Maybe they were in a rush or had some emergency to attend to? But no matter what it is, there is still almost no excuse to cross the road when the lights tell you not to.
2 young teens were knocked down by a taxi along Paya Lebar road on 1st of Oct 2020 as they crossed the road while the light wasn't in their favour.
The 17 year-old female pedestrian was conscious when taken to Raffles Hospital while the male refused to be taken to hospital according to The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). He seemed to suffer from some bleeding from his knee but was still able to move around on his own.
Investigations into the incident are ongoing, said the police.
Check out the various angles of the accident video on SG Road Vigilante.
A man has been video-ed down by a passerby around Block 409 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 on the 29th of Sept 2020 brandishing a knife in a carpark.
Someway into the video posted by ROADS.sg, we can see that the guy with knife, suddenly slashing himself on his own forearm after shouting at the other guy who was holding a pipe or something similar.
Upon seeing the man with the knife slashing himself, the other man dropped his weapon and tried to stop him from causing more hurt.
Based on what netizens from various sources wrote, the man who tried to stop the guy with the knife happened to be just a brave passerby.
Police are aware of this case and investigations are ongoing. It is unknown how the lady who had blood on her face is related to the case.