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:: ‘Suwey’ with cars January 9, 2008

Posted by Minci 先生 in Everyday Life.
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After yesterday’s malang tidak berbau, today was worse.

Jet and I started off at 0700h as usual and was on the normal route when all of a sudden, Kancil made a funny noise before breaking down. I restarted the car but to no avail. Since both of us had no experience whatsoever in handling the situation, we just;

  1. Allowed the other drivers to honk at us like mad.
  2. Switched on the hazard light.
  3. Called Mother and Sis N.

A good 10 minutes later, we heard someone ‘whipping’ our Kancil with a tree branch. It was Mother.  She gave us a little speech including a mocking laugh before telling us of what to do. So really ladies & gentlemen yang jahil kereta seperti kami, this is what you should do in the turn of this event.

  1. Do not panic. Stay calm and call the relevant people.
  2. Switch on the hazard light.
  3. Push your car to the side of the road if it is blocking the way.
  4. Mother recommended putting a tree branch on the car in addition to opening the car boot and engine hood. OK. Next time I’ll stock some tree branches in my car.
  5. Put on a miserable face.

Alhamdulilah, a very kind gentleman stopped his car (he was coming from the opposite lane) and helped to see what was wrong with the car. May Allah bless him and his wife (who was sitting in the passenger seat). He fiddled around with the battery and a few minutes later, Kancil was back on the road. We dare not drive to the hospital of course and decided to just head home and take the day off. Kancil was to be brought to the mechanics the same evening.

I suppose to prevent the same thing happening, one could;

  1. Warm up the car long enough in the morning.
  2. Check the fuel. (Ours was alright)
  3. Ensure that the battery head not loose.

I’ll think of more once I’ve had a word with the mchanics – Meng or Ah Wai. In the meantime, you might want to check this out. [Learn to handle a car breakdown] Huhu.. malangnya.


1. kaSyah - January 20, 2008

That’s what we call true experience

2. Minci - January 21, 2008

benar ok.. terus kaget

3. tempe1543 - February 18, 2008

u on the way ke hosp mana masa tue? mesti jam giler sbb keta u tak?

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