Assurance – a promise or surety; freedom from doubt; a pledge of certainty. I think it’s a state of mind that people are aware of, yet put very little emphasis on. We’re often so focused on chasing happiness and success, and while assurance is the backbone of both, it isn’t as prioritised. Until it’s too late.
I for one, find great comfort in the word and pledge of assurance. The assurance that your loved ones will stick around through the best and worst of times. The assurance that your friends are genuine and won’t forsake you when the going gets tough. Truth is, you don’t always get this pledge of certainty from people as things (especially relationships) change.
I place a great deal upon the promise of assurance – from life insurance right down to a trust fund for my (non-existent) future kids which I signed up for even before I was married. When I heard about S.H.E.W. (Shell Helix Engine Warranty), I thought it was a brilliant programme and one that would benefit us Malaysian drivers.
Malaysians drive to their destinations most of the time; we spend a lot of time on the road, braving traffic jams, pot holes and floods. And while drivers such as myself take as much precaution in caring for their vehicle, we don’t always extend this precaution to the engine of the car. In fact, the car engine was something I would leave my mechanics Ah San or Kenny to handle because it’s a “guy thing”. At least that’s how I reason with myself.
I’ve gotten windscreen insurance, car tint, nano-coating and the best motor oil for my car, but I never thought about insuring the key component – the engine. S.H.E.W. protects your car engine for up to 12 years or 200,000km from the car’s manufacturing date, and this warranty applies for every purchase of Shell Helix Ultra and Shell Helix HX7.
It is a great value-add to the performance motor-oil by Shell and as a female driver, I find this very assuring that Shell protects what matters most to me. It’s not just the engine protection that they look out for, but the protection of my interest since my car is my most reliable enabler.
As Raya is fast approaching, rif and I are already planning another getaway/food trip with some of our makan buddies. This time around, we’re thinking Johor Bharu as the café and food scene is fast growing there. Each time prior to a trip, we will ensure Baby Belle is in top form – by making sure her engine is well taken care of and that she gets a nice bath.
I’m sure many of you are planning to ‘balik kampung’ for Hari Raya and spend the long weekend with your family (if you take leave from work on Friday, you get the long weekend). ;) So don’t forget to service your car prior to your journey and extend the extra care to your car’s engine.
To be eligible for S.H.E.W., all you need to do (if you aren’t already doing so) is drop by a S.H.E.W. authorized workshop and purchase a bottle of Shell Helix Ultra or Shell Helix HX7, and your mechanic will sign you up with ease.
Alternatively, if you’re the DIY type of person, you can also visit any Shell petrol station nationwide and self-register yourself at www.shell.com.my/helixwarranty in just 3 simple steps, and your engine warranty is activated.
For more information about S.H.E.W., visit the official website here.