Cruise with Control and Confidence

by Kenny Yeoh

As we navigate into the new year, don’t let the significance of keeping your vehicles in top condition take a back seat! The increased prevalence of vehicle breakdowns and malfunctions in recent times only serves as a stark reminder of the importance of regular maintenance. This becomes especially crucial during peak seasons, such as the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations, when roads typically witness heightened traffic and car owners spend more hours behind the wheel.

Take a moment to explore the pivotal role of vehicle maintenance with Liberty General Insurance Berhad and learn some simple but practical tips to not only keep your car in peak performance, but also prevent unexpected breakdowns. Regular maintenance and frequent check-ups could also save some serious costs and ensure peace of mind – while leading to other potential rewards that might just take you places (keep reading to find out more!)

  1. Extend vehicle life and ensure safety

Regular maintenance is not just about keeping your car in good shape. It’s a commitment to the longevity of your vehicle and the safety of yourself, your passengers and everyone on the road. Timely oil changes, tyre rotations and brake inspections are essential for optimal performance. Regular check-ups can also detect potential issues before they escalate into more serious issues, preventing costly repairs and ensuring your vehicle remains reliable on every journey.

Practical tips to consider:

Oil changes and fluid checks

  • Schedule regular oil changes as per your vehicle’s specifications.
  • Check and top up fluids, including brake fluid, radiator coolant and transmission fluid.

Tyre care

  • Rotate tyres regularly to ensure even wear.
  • Maintain proper tyre pressure for improved fuel efficiency and traction.

Air filter maintenance

  • Inspect and replace air filters as recommended by your vehicle’s manual.
  • A clean air filter enhances engine performance and fuel efficiency.

Brake inspections

  • Regularly check brake pads and discs for wear and tear.
  • Address any unusual noises or sensations promptly.


  1. Prevent unexpected breakdowns

One of the main reasons for unexpected breakdowns is neglecting routine maintenance. Imagine being stranded on a busy highway during peak hour! It not only delays time getting to your destination, but may cause other vehicles to be delayed by holding up traffic, with the possibility of costing you some serious money in repairs.  The good news is that regular vehicle check-ups significantly reduce the likelihood of such incidents. A well-maintained vehicle not only performs better but also minimises the risk of unexpected malfunctions, providing peace of mind for the driver and passengers.

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Practical tips to consider:

Adhere to maintenance schedules

  • Follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule for thorough check-ups. Regular inspections can identify potential issues before they escalate.

Stay alert and be aware of warning signs

  • Pay attention to unusual noises, dashboard alerts or changes in vehicle performance. Address warning signs promptly to prevent further damage.

Emergency kit

  • Keep a basic emergency kit in your vehicle, including jumper cables, a first aid kit, and other necessary tools.


  1. Secure peace of mind with proper insurance coverage

In addition to regular maintenance, having comprehensive insurance coverage is a crucial aspect of responsible vehicle ownership. Reputable insurance providers such as Liberty Insurance, Kurnia Insurans, and AmAssurance offer not only financial protection but also peace of mind. Additional services like towing assistance add an extra layer of security, ensuring that help is just a phone call away in case of emergencies.

Be sure to regularly review and update your insurance coverage to ensure it adequately meets all your needs and requirements.

Besides ensuring vehicle protection and peace of mind, customers of motor and non-motor products from Liberty, Kurnia and AmAssurance stand a chance to win exciting prizes through the ongoing Getaway Giveaway Campaign. Prizes include holiday packages to Maldives for three lucky winners, along with consolation prize draws for 20 selected winners on a weekly basis!

So, as you navigate the roads in the coming months, especially during the festive season, be sure to prioritise the health of your vehicle. Follow these practical tips to maintain your car in optimal condition and secure comprehensive insurance coverage. By doing so, you not only ensure the smooth operation of your vehicle but also contribute to a safer and more enjoyable driving experience. Act now to protect your vehicle and ensure that every journey is worry-free!

For more detailed information, feel free to reach out to your insurance agent or visit our website to stand a chance to win your dream holiday! The Getaway Giveaway Campaign is open to insurance policyholders who purchase or renew their policy before 18 February 2024. Terms & conditions apply.

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