We asked for your best safety and maintenance tips on Rakan Grab and Rakan Penghantar Grab, and you came through! We’ve compiled some of these tips to share below.
Read through them all and take note of what you might not have considered before!
Whether you are a driver-partner or delivery-partner, make it a routine to inspect the interior and exterior of your vehicle to ensure that everything is as it should be.
• If all your lights are working properly
• If your mirrors are correctly positioned
• If your tyres are in good condition
The condition of your tyres is especially important in ensuring your own safety and the safety of those around you. Make sure that they do not feel deflated and that they are not balding. If so, please fill in air into your tyres or have them replaced.
Having a tool kit onboard would be useful if something were to happen to your vehicle and a first aid kit is great to have during an emergency. There are even portable tool kits and first aid kits that would fit in the storage system of most motorcycle seats.
Tools that would be useful:
• a jump-starter
• reflective hazard sign
Make sure the items you choose are suited for your vehicle’s specifications!
You are 3.6 times more likely to be involved in a road accident when you’re on your phone. Unless you’re using your GPS, don’t use your phone while you are driving your car or riding your motorcycle.
Be sure to always use a phone holder to mount your phone for easier visibility when using your GPS.
It can be difficult to see ahead of you while driving in the rain. Turn on your headlights and keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you in heavy rain.
Delivery-partners on motorcycles should have a raincoat ready in case of unexpected rainfall. In moments of heavy rain, find a covered area away from traffic to get shelter until it is safe for you to continue on your journey. As a driver, it is recommended to replace your windshield wipers every 6 months.
Getting the sun in your eyes can also affect your capability while driving. Wearing sunglasses or goggles with UV protection can greatly reduce the burden on your eyes when it’s extra bright outside.
Have your vehicle serviced by a professional to better understand the condition of your vehicle and what is needed for proper maintenance.
Remember to take note of your mileage and the date of the maintenance schedule and have your vehicle taken in before either of them are surpassed.
Aside from having your vehicle serviced regularly, another important tip that your fellow Rakans shared was to check your engine oil every now and then. Make sure that the engine oil level is not above or below the recommended amount, as it could damage your engine in either case.
There are multiple deals from various partners on GrabBenefits for engine oil and vehicle service packages, so be sure to check them all out!
Thanks to all the Rakan Grab that shared their personal Safety and Maintenance tips to help keep our community safe and aware! We appreciate all your support for each other and we look forward to more of your help in the future!