Owning a car in land-scarce Singapore is expensive. For those of us who are lucky to own a car, we know how indispensable it can be. From using it to go to and from work, to sending our children to classes and visits to the doctor, to visiting our loved ones or to just drive to discover another family adventure, the car has become an integral part of our lives especially when bringing us to places to create fond family memories. However, if a car is not well maintained, the cost of owning a car can and will easily skyrocket. Starting from increased fuel expenses to then inconveniences of car breakdowns, and not mentioning the hefty cost of car repairs and replacement!
Just like our own bodies, there are many areas in the car that need to be regularly checked and serviced to ensure they are in optimum working condition. The most important is the engine. This is where ‘life’ emanates from, just like our hearts. Through the combustion of fuel and oxygen, it works like how the blood runs through our hearts. So it is vital that whatever is in the car’s ‘bloodstream’ (i.e. fuel) does not have an adverse effect on the heart of the car (i.e. the engine) which over time can hasten its wear and tear.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the major killers in our society. It manifests itself in many ways including heart attacks and strokes. According to Singapore Heart Foundation, every day, 15 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) in Singapore. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 29.9% of all deaths in 2014. This means that nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore, is due to heart disease or stroke.I think most, if not all of us, know of at least someone in the family or circle of friends who have had a heart-related disease.
I’m no medical expert but medical journals suggest that heart diseases can be attributed to the valves around our heart getting clogged. There are 4 main valves around our heart that brings life-giving blood to our hearts and out to the rest of our body. Amazingly, it has been doing that even before we were born – right in our mothers’ womb. The heart and its valves keep working throughout our lives – from our first steps, to our first words, our first day at school to our graduation, our wedding to the time we have our own children and our retirement…The heart is responsible for it all. Imagine how hard it works!
As plaque builds up in the arteries of a person with heart disease, the inside of the arteries begins to narrow, which lessens or blocks the flow of blood.
The food we consume plays an important part in our cardiovascular health, since the elements in our food enter our bloodstream and into every vital organ. In our busy urban lives, we invariably load ourselves with all kinds of junk food out of convenience. For me, my ‘once in a blue moon’ excuse for eating that burger or pizza seems to suggest that the blue moon occurs too frequently for my own good! Our sedentary lifestyles worsen that predicament. Living in foodie Singapore, our motivation for exercising never seems to triumph over the craving for these irresistibly sinful, artery-choking foods!
So hard to resists these artery-choking food! Source: Life’sTinyMiracles
So over time, if we don’t watch it, all sorts of fatty deposits, gunk and chemical mess start to build up in our heart valves. These deposits, once built up can be difficult to eradicate. Here’s a short video on how heart attacks can happen over time:
Similarly for our car engines, poor quality fuel can overtime, build up deposits that will corrode and deteriorate its engine parts. Though it still makes the car run, it is slowly deteriorating its engine as well.
Corroded Engine Parts. Source: Shell Website
Just as a heart attack may have its early symptoms, a ‘sick’ or corroded car engine can manifest its problems in many ways. One of which is decrease in fuel efficiency and performance. Eventually, these may even lead to a frequent car breakdown s, which translate into costlier maintenance fees and repair costs. Compared that to using Shell’s premium fuel – the Shell V-Power Nitro+ to begin with, which takes good care of our engine. The latter is definitely a much more worthwhile, value for money investment in the protection of cars in the long run.
Watch a short video here on how Shell V-Power Nitro+ compares to other fuel when it comes to fuel cleanliness:
From the video, we can all see how shocking it is to see so much corrosion and gunk accumulating over time when cheaper fuel is used! It may be even more shocking when we see the accumulated petrol bill or worse, when the car just dies on you mid-way during a family emergency.
How do i know that my car engine is clean and ‘healthy’? Well, simple – it’s when I’m driving, the engine performs smoothly without any jerking. This is the kind of response i get when I use V- Power Nitro+. It’s very obvious! It’s like a healthy body – when a body is healthy, it performs at its optimum form without signs of lethargy or the lack of power. In the long run, when my car engine is healthy, I know that my car is dependable and can drive me anywhere efficiently. This gives me the confidence to ferry my family around wherever we may need to go to spend quality time as a family. Shell V-Power Nitro+ is designed to form a protective film on metal surfaces of key components, decreasing the corrosion rate of your car’s precision fuel system. With this new and improved formulation, your engine can breathe easily and burn fuel more completely, restoring engine performance with every fill. It is specially formulated to prevent the build-up of power-robbing inlet valve deposits and help remove any gunk that have been left behind by other fuels.
This way, our cars can continue working efficiently while giving the family uninterrupted convenience especially when spending precious weekend time together with no nasty surprises and hefty car maintenance costs. Try Shell V-Power Nitro+ and see the difference!
Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Shell Singapore but all opinions and user experience are authentically ours.