Why Having A Driving App Is Essential And Why Carmen?

Why Having A Driving App Is Essential And Why Carmen?

person-woman-hand-app

There is no denying that technology has a great impact on us and smartphones are communication gadgets that provide great functionality to people. As drivers, we need to be updated with the latest apps that gives us the best information out there to know about cars and particularly, our car. Here are a few reasons as to why it is relevant to invest on a few car driving apps:

1. Informative 

As car owners, we always want the best for our car so could we see ourself driving in the same car for the longest time possible so we are always in a hunt for the best place to maintain/service your car, best price to fill up the fuel and tips for your car. Driving app are the best source for this and there are various of car apps that is available out there for you.

2. Easy Access

pexels-photo-115020.jpeg

There is no denying that we rely on our smartphones for the latest information because it is a great way to search anything quickly and easily especially in time of emergency. Now this is the part where driving app comes in place. Search for an app that alerts you for any car issue before you know it.

3. Positive User Experience

We want an app that can we can rely on so it’s important that the app is consistent with their information and performance. Since it’s easy to just install an app, it is equally easy to uninstall when there are lack of interest in it. Before downloading an app, keep a lookout on the reviews and if there are constant customer interactions.

 

4. Access To Real Time Data 

capture

Every car owners should own a driving app that inform you of your car’s maintenance. Enterprise mobile apps are creating apps that helps connect user through a number of variations such as time, distance and location and it has in fact been the strongest advocate in supplying the convenience of mobility.

 

5. Carmen For You 

Carmen has what it takes to change your driving life.

What is Carmen?

donglewphone

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. After accessing into the database, you will able to read your car’s data from the battery, fuel and temperature.  Carmen also monitors your car’s fuel based on the total Distance, Travel, Time and Average Speed and the cost that you have spent on fuel for the past 7 days.

 

 

carmenpackage-01.png

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 12 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
  12. Hanip Automobiles 

Visit http://www.carmen.sg for more information.

Written by: Afrah

H/T: Aurosys

Easy Car Tips To Save On Gas And How Carmen Help You Save More

Easy Car Tips To Save On Gas And How Carmen Help You Save More

5856850771_49e3e53693_b.jpg

It is no secret that the price of gas is unstable. The price fluctuates depending on supply and demand of crude, several other important factors come into play as well. So it is important that we learn how to save on some fuel cost while we can and fortunately, there are many ways to save significantly.

1) Drive Less

Put that car away and make use of the public transport! These days, there are multiple public transport to take whenever you need a lift and if you still prefer to drive, plan by combining your trips into one to avoid multiple trips.

city-people-woman-street.jpg

2) Warm Your Car For Lesser Time

When you are warming your car in the morning, do it for less than 30 seconds because warming up the car for more than a minute can result in wasting of the fuel and pump nasty greenhouse gas emissions into the car.

3) Buy Gas Early

LPG_Autogastankstelle_01.jpg

Although it is hard to determine when is the best time to buy gas, you are advised to be conscious of the price. For instance, if you notice that the price rise between the weekend, buy gas early in the week!

4) Monitor Your Brakes

Collision_Warning_Brake_Support.jpg

We have the tendency to brake excessively especially when approaching a traffic light. Avoid doing it so often as it is one of the easiest ways to waste gas and causing your brake pads to wear out quickly. Keep a lookout of the distance that you are driving and the car ahead you so you can estimate when to stop the brakes.

 

5) Download An App That Reminds You Of Your Car’s Fuel 

person-woman-hand-app

 

Now don’t you wish you have an app or a tool that tells you about the condition or maintenance needed for your car? Or just simply knowing how your car is doing constantly without having to waste unnecessary money onto something that can be predicted early. Here’s Carmen for you. A dongle that reads your car’s data and since we are on the topic about fuel and ways to save it. Here’s why you need Carmen.

Carmen monitors your car’s fuel based on the total Distance, Travel, Time and Average Speed and the cost that you have spent on fuel for the past 7 days.

screen-shot-2016-10-28-at-2-44-09-pm.png

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 12 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
  12. Hanip Automobiles 

Written by: Afrah

H/T: Money Crashes

 

Basic Car Maintenance And Now, An App That Will Alert You Next Time

Basic Car Maintenance And Now, An App That Will Alert You Next Time

Often times, car problems are associated with poor maintenance. We tend to overlook the small parts that helps contribute greatly to our car. Here are some guides to basic car maintenance and why Carmen?

  1. Fuse

35207760_c2fa5e6d63_b.jpg

Check for your car’s fusebox for any blow. If left unmanaged, it will create a multitude of problems ranging from lights or radio cutting. It is recommended to have yourself ready with a few tools incase this happen such as a pair of needle nose pliers and replacement fuses. The first step is to locate the fuse cover in your car and once you have located the fuse panel, detect the burnt out fuse and remove it by replacing with a new one.

2) Oil

6071368827_002d46da62_b

There is no denying that without oil, your car can’t function hence why this is a very important step of all. You should always check for your oil even when your car seems to be doing well. It is important that you know the right amount of oil needed for your car. If the oil level is between the two dots, you are good to go!

3) Brake Fluid

Brake_fluid_reservoir_in_Škoda_Fabia_I.jpg

This is one of the steps that are frequently forgotten by car owners as they don’t find it necessary but little did we know that it might cause a leakage in your brake lines and when that happened, the repairing comes in place. So the next time you are doing an inspection on your car, keep a look out on your brake fluid!

 

4) Battery

3612237959_7e124d89b6_b.jpg

Battery corrosion can happen on battery terminals affecting the wiring that connects your battery to car. When this happened, you might be wondering how do I clean this? Well, here are some easy tips for you. To do this all you will need is some water and baking soda. Expose the terminal and apply a generous amount of baking on each of them. Apply water thereafter and observe the reaction. It will create a salt which you can just brush away.

5) Tires

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Check your car’s tire pressure regularly because keeping your tires properly inflated will help your fuel economy. In order to check your air in your tired, you need a tire pressure gauge. If you are not sure of the right tire pressure for your car, always refer back to the car’s manual.

6) Windshield Wiper

571110809_1280x720.jpg

This is a good step to follow to ensure that your drive is a smooth one. Adding windshield wiper fluid is really helpful to ensure that you can see clearly through your windshield.

Now don’t you wish you have an app or a tool that tells you about the condition or maintenance needed for your car? Or just simply knowing how your car is doing constantly without having to waste unnecessary money onto something that can be predicted early. Here’s Carmen for you. A dongle that reads your car’s data and since we are on the topic about fuel and ways to save it. Here’s why you need Carmen.

Carmen monitors your car’s fuel based on the total Distance, Travel, Time and Average Speed and the cost that you have spent on fuel for the past 7 days.

And the best part…

home-panel2-illus@2x.png

 

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 12 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
  12. Hanip Automobiles 

Written by: Afrah

H/T: Instructables

 

Top 5 Reasons Why You Are Getting More Fuel

Top 5 Reasons Why You Are Getting More Fuel

pumping-gas-1631638_960_720.jpg

Fuel prices are one of the biggest concerns among vehicle owners. The prices varies everyday so it is time to know what are the best ways to prevent from using more fuel than you should!

1. Don’t Load Your Trunk

2872137784_22b9b88d42_b-01.jpg

While the purpose of the trunk is to store your car essentials, it is advisable for you to put away all the heavy items in the garage instead and save your car all the trouble from going the mile. Not only will it reduce the filling-up, it will make your driving experience a smooth one too.

2. Are You Wearing The Right Shoe?

Hiking_shoes_Lowa.jpg

Yup you heard me. Did you know when you wear shoes with thick soles, it makes the driving slightly tricky because they apply extra weight to the accelerator making it difficult to speed up smoothly. Well, now you know!

3. Cool Your Car The Right Way

pexels-photo-134392.jpeg

Air con takes up your car fuel more than anything else especially if you are driving at low speeds. So why not take that opportunity while you are on the freeway and roll up the windows!

4. Wrong Tyre Pressure

 

The more surface area of the tire is in contact with the road, the more fuel is needed. Hence why, it is ideal to check your car tyre constantly and be aware if you are using the right tyre for your car.

5) Habits

It is inevitable not to feel that sense of satisfaction from filling up a full tank but it also means that it might just be a habit. Know when you should fill it up in full and when it is really required.

Now don’t you wish you have an app or a tool that tells you about the condition or maintenance needed for your car? Or just simply knowing how your car is doing constantly without having to waste unnecessary money onto something that can be predicted early. Here’s Carmen for you. A dongle that reads your car’s data and since we are on the topic about fuel and ways to save it. Here’s why you need Carmen.

Carmen monitors your car’s fuel based on the total Distance, Travel, Time and Average Speed and the cost that you have spent on fuel for the past 7 days.

Screen Shot 2016-10-28 at 2.44.09 PM.png

Screen Shot 2016-10-28 at 2.44.09 PM.png

More about Carmen:

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. After accessing into the database, you will able to see the temperature of your car from the last 10 driving sessions.

donglewphone

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 12 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
  12. Hanip Automobiles 

Written by: Afrah

H/T: Yorke

 

With Carmen, No More Overheating Temperature

With Carmen, No More Overheating Temperature

The temperature of your car’s engine is essential to take note of. The temperature gauge on your dashboard will indicate if the engine’s coolant is cold, hot or normal. We tend to overlook the temperature of our car but with Carmen you will never forget again and here’s why.

BMW_M5_-_Flickr_-_The_Car_Spy_(7).jpg

Overheating Temperture

The damage caused to a car due to overheating is extensive and requires you to shell out big bugs to fix. Instead, preventing overheating and stopping the damage from getting too extensive is your best bet to save some cash.

Reasons The Temperature Gauge Reads High

A high reading can mean that your vehicle is overheating or you might have a leak in the coolant system. Your thermostat could also be broken or you might have a water pump gasket failure.

thermostat-www-pelicanparts-com.jpg

Image source: Blue devil 

What You Should Do If Your Car Overheats

This is a dangerous matter and swift action needs to be taken. Start by switching off your air-conditioning unit. You should also pull over and open the hood of your car, and wait for the car to cool down. Opening the radiator cap is dangerous and this should not be done. Once the car has cooled down (i.e. the temperature gauge is not in the red zone), immediately take it to the mechanic to get it checked.

You can access your car’s real time temperature gauge through your phone with Carmen. This will allow you to be well-informed about the temperature of your car and take the necessary steps needed to stop the overheating. Carmen gives you information about your car’s vital performance stats and alerts you if there’s a problem, before something bad happens. More info at Carmen.sg

The cost of replacing components of an overheated engine is expensive. And while you cannot prevent damage to head gasket, cylinder and thermostat, you should replace your antifreeze every 30,000 miles and your motor oil every 7,500 miles.

Overheating is generally a rare issue in cars that are serviced regularly. But it’s always important to know what to do in the off-chance that your car overheats.

Have you heard of Carmen? Here’s one device that will change your driving life.

carmen dongle

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. After accessing into the database, you will able to see the temperature of your car from the last 10 driving sessions.

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-4-23-02-pm

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 12 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
  12. Hanip Automobiles 

Written by: Afrah

H/T: Ebay

Car Owners, avoid these mistakes to prevent breakdowns!

Car Owners, avoid these mistakes to prevent breakdowns!

shutterstock_228187783-2.jpg

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.

1302297236_0d9aeba550_o.jpgSource: Flickr

  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.

Never forget to get your car serviced with Carmen!  Carmen gives you information about your car’s vital performance stats and alerts you if there’s a problem, before something bad happens. More info at Carmen.sg

  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.

BatteryWater2.jpg           Source: Wikimedia Commons

  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.

Have you heard of Carmen? Here’s one device that will change your driving life.

carmen dongle

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.

Enjoy peace of mind on the roads with Carmen! Carmen gives you information about your car’s vital performance stats and alerts you if there’s a problem, before something bad happens. Buy it here for just $119.90

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

7 Ways to a better mileage

7 Ways to a better mileage

ferrari-481753_960_720.jpg

Mileage is the distance covered by your car in miles on a gallon of fuel. Here are 7 ways you could save money by improving your car’s mileage inclusive one very important tip that every car owners should have!

  1. Keep the pressure optimal

Optimal tyre pressure will help you increase fuel efficiency as it increases contact area between the road and tyre. Not only will this help with improving your mileage but it will also improve your cars grip giving you more control.

1-1213800499jU0z.jpg

  1. Consolidate trips

Save on travel time and improve mileage by combining as many trips as possible. Longer trips consume less fuel then separate shorter trips.

  1. Lose some weight

Don’t worry! We are not telling you to hit the gym unless you want to. But a heavier car will obviously suck up more fuel, so lose that spare tyre and clean out your boot to lose some weight.

Vauxhall-astra-oem-boot-liners

  1. Cleanliness is key

Dirty or clogged filters significantly reduce your mileage. Shelling out a bit of cash to replace or clean them will help you save money in the long run by improving your mileage.

  1. Plan your routes

Using a route planner will help you chose the shortest and fastest way to your destination. Being smart in planning trips will improve your car’s mileage.

5203462147_a047b1a379_b.jpg

  1. Keep it closed and cold

Contrary to what we all think, open windows will drain the tank much faster and impact fuel efficiency. Keeping the windows shut and the air conditioning will in fact make you more fuel-efficient.

  1. Carmen

Carmen is an easy to use diagnostic tool that will give you all the information about your car. It will show you your car’s average fuel consumption for every 100km, giving you the information you need so you can make behavioural changes to save money and improve fuel efficiency. Find out more at Carmen.sg

carmen1-01

Why Carmen is important?

Screen Shot 2016-10-17 at 3.40.15 PM.png

With Carmen, you will be informed of the distance you drive together with the total number of time travelled. This way you will be able to gauge your car’s fuel efficiency improving your car’s mileage at the same time.

Sometimes no matter how much effort you put into taking care of your car, unfortunate situations can’t be avoided and this where Carmen comes in. Apart from informing you of you car’s data, Carmen help inform the nearest workshops available to be of service for you! Fret not, we have 11 workshops available for 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: Business Today