Friday February 8, 2013
Puspakomís offer ends Saturday for those yet to get their cars checked
By WONG PEK MEI
PETALING JAYA: Those who have yet to get their cars checked before heading back to their hometowns for Chinese New Year can still head to Puspakom centres for a free inspection.
Puspakom Sdn Bhd is still offering free voluntary inspections for private cars at all its centres nationwide until tomorrow.
“This inspection is part of Puspakom's corporate social responsibility initiative to promote vehicles' roadworthiness for the festive holidays.
“Customers only need to call the centres and they will be given a specific inspection time for an appointment,” said its chief executive officer Mohammed Shukor Ismail.
He said their vehicle examiners would conduct a comprehensive inspection, including Side-Slip Test (assess the alignment of the tyres and road handling), Above and Un-dercarriage Carriage Check (detailed inspection for defects on the upper body and vehicle's undercarriage) and Tinted Glass Test.
“Since the offer started on Jan 28, to date, about 100 people have sent their vehicles for free inspections at our centres,” he said. The public can call Puspakom's toll free line 1-800-88-6927 or visit www.puspakom.com.my for the list of centres.
Meanwhile, Perodua's Tweckbot service will be providing more than a 50-point car check for its car owners during the next few days in the central region. The free safety check includes inspection of the engine, transmission, cooling system, brake system, power steering system, clutch system, tyres, suspension system, electrical system, passenger compartment and door.
“We came up with this service because we found that during the festive season, everyone will be busy preparing for their trips back to their hometowns. Consumers tend to forget to check if their cars are in safe condition,” said brand management head Sulsi Mahadi.
The team's schedules are as follows: Central Region: Feb 7 in Shah Alam Stadium and ICT Shah Alam, Feb 8 in Kelana Jaya Stadium and Feb 9 in Stadium Bola Sepak, Cheras.
They will be at the locations from 10.30am to 5pm. For more information, visit Facebook.com/MYPerodua
In KUALA LUMPUR, Road Safety Department director-general Datuk Dr Tam Weng Wah said some 1,500 personnel from the Road Transport Department (JPJ) would be on active duty during the festive holidays.
“Some will be patrolling and checking motorists. Others will be travelling undercover in buses,” he said after launching a road safety campaign at the Sungai Besi toll.
Dr Tam said the number of road deaths per 10,000 registered vehicles had dropped from 3.63 in 2008 to 3.05 last year.