As tempting as it may seem to get some cool shades under a tree, it’s a definite no-no for any car owners who really want to maintain their car’s pristine condition.

Given how COVID-19 situation now calls for us to remain mostly indoors, it should be noted that if you’ve parked your car underneath a tree, these whomping willows are never been known to be car-friendly for reasons including the indiscriminate bird droppings, tree sap or rotten fruits that could land on your precious monthly investment.

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The weather is also another factor to consider. Often times things can get very windy in the Abode of Peace and it’s not so surprising that there are cases of car owners seeing a fallen tree resting on their car following an extremely breezy day.

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So, if you can’t avoid seeking refuge under these leafy shelters, you should get your car washed immediately afterwards before any residue sets in and starts eating through the paint causing more damage in the process.

Most car care products can help you clean up the mess like Armor All, KIT or Turtle Wax and then wiping it with a highly absorbent cotton hand towel or specially made sponges like Kanebos to get rid of all that gunk, making your car look bright and shiny again.


Another low-cost investment option you might want to consider is getting yourself a set of sunshades or visors! This combo can help reduce the amount of heat that gets trapped in your car during extremely sunny days and you no longer have to rely on the tree’s shades. As an added bonus, this will help prevent sun damage on your car interior’s upholstery.

Window tints are also a great option for letting your car cool off during heated weathers. With the discounted V-KOOL e-Voucher, it’s definitely worth considering getting it.


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For the rest of us, finding the perfect parking space can be a tiring affair. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t consider these car care products to solve some of the caveats for parking under a tree for long periods.

So, does the risk justify the reward for some sweet shade? Probably not. So, just remember, don’t be easy target practice for those perching birds and avoid parking under trees for a long period of time as much as you can! – AG


MOTHER’S DAY is happening this weekend and despite the current situation, you can still celebrate the occasion by giving your mum the perfect gift when it comes to her ride.

1. Wash her car

With an assortment of car care products available, there’s almost a no better way to show appreciation than surprising her with a nice clean car for her to drive. Who knows, maybe this can be a weekly thing you can do for mum beyond Mother’s Day.

2. Window tinting

Protecting your mum from the sun’s ray and heat is no easy task. However, by installing a car window tint, you can help reduce the amount of harmful UV rays from entering the car cabin thus protecting your loved ones from harm without reducing clarity while also providing a cool and comfortable ride. With our online exclusive discounted e-Voucher for V-KOOL tinted film, it’s well worth checking this out.

3. Minor maintenance work

Let’s face it, a mother’s work is never done but it’s always great to receive a lending hand from her kids. Simple car maintenance is important because not only does it keep the car in tip-top shape but also gives you a peace of mind knowing that your mum doesn’t have to worry about small details when she drives her car. This could be in the form of putting on fresh car mats, automotive light, wiper blades or even a Car battery.

4. Energizer Car Battery Starter

Speaking of maintenance, in the event when her car has a flat battery in the middle of nowhere, this Energizer Car Battery starter is a lifesaver that fits in a glove box. It’s easy to hook up for an instant charge since it will indicate via the LED if you put it in the wrong polarity plus you won’t be subjected to sparks. It also acts as a power bank for the time when she needs to charge her phone to make that call to be picked up. A definite must-have for on-the-go mums.

5. Top up with fresh Kixx Engine Oil

Car maintenance is not complete if the engine is not running smoothly. Let the task of routinely changing the engine oil fall upon you while letting your mum enjoy a well-earned rest. Kixx G1 ranks as the best when it comes to engine protection and optimised performance. It also comes in a fully or semi-synthetic fit for all sports and gasoline vehicles.

Bonus gift idea: Car Player + Reverse Camera

As a bonus gift idea, a car player not only functions as a way to bring in-car entertainment for passengers, especially children during the ride, it can also serve as a safety feature when installed with a reverse camera. That way it’s easier for mums to reverse park her car knowing that she can see what’s behind her clearly.

With our online exclusive 10.1” Android Car player it comes free with a reverse camera while other options such as the 7” Android player or the 7” MirrorLink Multimedia lets you top up $30 for reverse camera and installation.

Overall, providing comfort and convenience is something we should all strive for when it comes to taking care of our mother. She has been there since the beginning to support and guide us through the years, so it’s time that we, in some small way, return some of that favour by really showing her our gratitude on this extra special day. – AG


Visors or Rain guards is arguably the most underrated car accessory that you can have installed onto your car. This unassuming four-piece plastic’s purpose is not only there to beautify your car’s exterior; but it also brings heaps of benefits!

If you think about it, the visors can act as a way to save on fuel cost and improve petrol mileage as you don’t have to run your car heater every time it rains. Just roll down the windows a bit and let the visors do its work as it will deflect the raindrops, protecting your car cabin from water damage therefore keeping the car dry as you enjoy the cool breeze.

Meanwhile, during heatwaves, the visor functions as a way to prevent the greenhouse effect when you slightly roll down the window and air out the heat thus keeping your car relatively cool. It also helps if you put on sunshades during this time too.

Installing a visor is a low-cost affair and is super easy to install. Despite its simplistic look, the visor adds a touch of personality to your car’s appearance and functionality so intrinsic, that you’d probably wondered how this quality of life improvement was not there in the first place.


There are literally hundreds of ways to improve the look and performance of your car, from incremental upgrades like putting a fresh car mat to a total overhaul with a great set of body kits and updated taillights. There are almost no limits in the way you can customise your vehicle to your liking.

Yet, with the plethora of ways to put together the best version of your car, it can quickly get very confusing what an oil catch can is used for or when is the best time to change your car battery. You are not alone. And you’ve come to the right place.

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