Car Owners, avoid these mistakes to prevent breakdowns!

Car Owners, avoid these mistakes to prevent breakdowns!


Car breakdowns are scary, especially if you have never experienced one before. It is important to know the common reasons behind it so you can take steps to prevent yourself from being stranded on a deserted road. Here are 5 of the most common reasons for car breakdowns:

  1. Electrical faults

Our cars are increasingly becoming more complex and reliant on electrical components. There is virtually nothing we can do about this except getting your car regularly serviced and taking it in immediately at the first sign of any trouble.

  1. Flat Tyres

10% of all emergency calls are related to tyre damage. It is important to check for tread wear, tyre pressure and damage to tyres. While most of us think we are equipped to check for these ourselves, usually we do not do it correctly.

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  1. Engine overheating

Engine overheating is a serious problem that could cause extensive damage to your car. The main causes are a stuck thermostat, a leak in the cooling system, a malfunction in the water pump and a clogged radiator. It is important to get help from your car service provided immediately in such an event.

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  1. Battery problems

The most common reason out of this list is a flat or faulty battery. This is usually due to battery terminals being corroded, preventing the battery from charging and old age. Another reason for a flat battery is leaving your lights, radio etc. on overnight. These usually require the battery to be replaced or jump started. To prevent this from happening to you, you should check your battery every month and go for regular servicing.

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  1. Lubrication failure

It is important to regularly check your oil level and oil clarity and get your oil changed if the need arises. While this is a simple task to do, it is usually forgotten. Regular servicing is essential so that you don’t experience engine lubrication failure.

Most of these problems can be prevented with regular servicing of your cars. But unforeseen circumstances could crop up and its important to have your car servicer’s number with you at all times.

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Carmen, a diagnostic tool that monitors your car’s battery health, fuel efficiency, etc. The stats are then uploaded onto the internet. This data can be accessed through the Carmen App or by logging into your account on the Carmen website.

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And the best part…

No more hassle in finding the right workshop! You can connect Carmen’s app to your preferred car workshop so that when your car requires maintenance or part-replacement, your workshop is alerted and you can book a date instantly! To date, we have a total of 11 workshops who have came on board with Carmen ready to serve you.

Carmen is now available at these workshops:

  1. Kereta Services
  2. Aoto Pte Ltd
  3. Hussain & Sons Workshop
  4. Connect4Car
  5. Gary Engineering
  6. Max Factor
  7. Whitesnail Performance
  8. Garage Republic
  9. M-FRENO
  10. D-Project Werkz Pte Ltd
  11. Emerson Automotive Services Pte Ltd

Written by: Afrah

H/T: Select Benefits


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