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21 May 2019

How to be a better car owner

Your car is always there for you – from getting you where you need to go, to providing a soundproof place to practice your car-aoke skills. Don’t forget to show it a little TLC in return.

Keep your car in great condition for years to come

  • Regularly service according to its log book.
  • Clean it regularly – both inside and out.
  • Check the tyre pressure once a month.
  • Check for recalls on your car and its parts.
  • Don’t be afraid to talk to an expert if there’s anything you’re unsure about.
  • Drive defensively – it’s a zoo out there.
  • Get the appropriate insurance to protect your car.

Regular servicing is even more important than you think

These days, car services involve up to 50 different system checks. That’s a lot to leave up to chance. And it’s not just a safety issue – regular servicing will prolong its lifespan too.  Usually need to service once every year or as stipulated by the car manufacturer.

The future is putting safety first

At least when it comes to our roads, there’s a range of innovative technology to keep us safer behind the wheel.

  • Lane keeping assistance will automatically shift your placement on the road if you start to veer out of your lane.
  • Forward collision warning system uses radar, camera or laser sensors to detect imminent crashes, and prepares the driver by pre-charging brakes and tightening seat belts.
  • Automatic parking systems will make reverse parking a breeze.
  • Responsive headlights automatically adapt to road conditions.
  • Voice control will enable drivers to check the nearest petrol station or play a song with a voice command, just like Alexa and Siri.
Keep your car protected with ING Car Insurance. You can get a quote in minutes and save up to 15% on new policies obtained online.



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