On the 9th June 2018, the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI), the Road Safety Council Malaysia (MKJR) and Boustead Petroleum Marketing Sdn Bhd (BHPetrol) officiated the Car Care Week Jom Balik Kampung Raya, in BHPetrol Kg Sg Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya.
The 3-day programme held at three stations, BHPetrol Kg Sg Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya on Saturday 9th June 2018, BHPetrol Lebuhraya KL-Karak on Sunday 10th June 2018 and BHPetrol KL-Klang on Monday 11th June 2018 from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
The 21-point inspection only takes 10-15mins per car, which covers; engine oil, gear oil, brake conditions, tyre conditions, vehicle lights and etc. In addition, the inspection is not subjected to any particular brand and the vehicle’s owner will be consulted and advised on any issues concerning their car after the inspection process.
Within the 3-day programme, Car Care Week Jom Balik Kampung Raya had given free inspections for 150 cars.
Present at the officiation ceremony was Dato’ Madani Sahari (MAI CEO), Ir. Azizul Azily Ahmad (BHPetrol General Manager Supply, Retail and GPA), and Puan Aslynda binti Mohd Dahlan (Petaling Jaya Chief Assistant District Officer).
Consumers who brought in cars for inspection walked away with free gifts provided by Majlis Keselamatan Jalan Raya (MKJR) as well as goody bags full of snacks and drinks sponsored by BHPetrol’s suppliers.
The Jom Balik Kampung Raya initiative was held as part of the MAI Car Care Week campaign, which aims to educate consumers on the importance of vehicle inspection, maintenance and repair.
While the importance of safe driving habits cannot be understated, the roadworthiness of vehicles on the roads is also an important aspect in reducing the number of casualties on Malaysian roads, particularly during the taxing journey home during festive seasons such as the Aidilfitri break.
Ir Azizul Azily Ahmad, General Manager Supply, Retail and Government & Public Affairs of BHPetrol said, “Promoting safe driving awareness especially during festive holidays has always been our Company priority to our customers. Through this campaign, we hope all travellers will take the opportunity to get their car inspected at our selected stations and ensure their cars are in safe good condition for ‘balik kampung raya’ journey to meet their loved ones.”
“Based on statistics from the Department of Statistics Malaysia in 2014, road accidents are among the top 5 causes of death among Malaysians”, said Chief Assistant District Officer, Aslynda Mohd Dahlan, representing Petaling District Officer, Roslinah Md Jani.
She added, “I urge everyone to work together in reducing road accident and fatality rates by obeying traffic rules. Ensure your vehicle is in a safe condition, through safety inspections such as the Car Care Week program held today, before starting your long journey home.”
“The Jom Balik Kampung Raya Car Care Week campaign is significant not only because of the safety values it instills among road users. It is also a great example of cross functional collaboration between the three public-private entities playing their part towards promoting awareness from different aspects of road safety. This allows for a multi-faceted approach– covering both habitual and technical aspects that contribute to the national agenda of overall road safety”, said MAI CEO, Dato’ Madani Sahari.
As at April 2018, 163,010 vehicles have benefited from the Car Care Week campaign since it was initiated in 2014.