axia tyre pressure

When was the last time you checked your tyre pressure?

I know I haven’t checked mine in a while, to be fair. I also can’t remember the last time I pumped air into my tyres, let alone checking the tyre pressure. It wasn’t until my colleague Adrian pointed out that the ride of my car felt odd, and recommended that I checked my tyre pressure just to be sure. I swung by a nearby petrol station to get my tyre pressure checked, and yes, all four of my tyres had really low pressure, one of them as low as 23 PSI. Yup, 23 PSI. That is much lower than the man


Oct 12, 2019

Why is my tyre shop trying to sell me nitrogen gas inflation?

You might have come across this scenario while sending your car to your neighbourhood tyre shop – after the job is done, whatever it may be, the tyre shop will try to upsell you nitrogen gas inflation for your tyres. You will mostly be shown some materials or be told that it is better to fill your tyres with pure nitrogen rather than regular air. You will also be told that nitrogen-filled tyres will save you fuel, prolong the lifespan of your tyre, require lesser maintenance, and are better for


Sep 6, 2019

Tyre blowout while driving: This is how you maintain control and avoid crashing

You’re driving on the highway at 90 km/h, listening to your favourite tune and jamming along to the lyrics, when all of a sudden you heard a loud boom coming from the rear. In that split second, you noticed the rear end of your car and steering doesn’t feel quite right, and your natural instinct is to brake amidst the chaos. It that the right action though? In this article, we’re going to take a look on how tyre blowout occurs, and what is the appropriate response that will either save you and/o

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

May 14, 2020

Save money and drive safe with these three tyre care tips

They’re the only part connecting you to the road yet so easily forgotten. Tyres are one of the most important parts of your car, so take care of them through these three simple steps and they’ll take care of you. 1. Don’t forget to inflate! It’s a simple tip but one of the most important things you’ll need to know - inflate your tyres! It’s super simple - just know the basics of your tyre size and follow the correct pressure guide, usually located on the driver’s door pillar. It’s just a matter


Jul 12, 2020

Perodua Axia: How much does it cost to maintain over a 5-year period?

The Perodua Axia is an A-segment hatchback, which is the entry point into Perodua's line-up. Let’s take a closer look and see how much does it cost to maintain a Perodua Axia over a 5-year period. Unlike other manufacturers, the Axia does not require a service or inspection at the 1,000 or 5,000-km mark; instead, the first service is at 10,000 km, which costs RM 142.90. The next service is at the 20,000-km mark, in which the owner needs to fork out RM 240.63 for a service. Perodua also offers it


Apr 17, 2020

Here’s how to correctly inflate your tyres

Tyre pressure is the easiest yet most neglected car maintenance trick. It requires zero hard work and takes no time at all. You don’t even need to see a mechanic to get your tyres properly inflated. Before you go to a petrol station and start pumping away, firstly you need to identify the recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle. Usually, the recommended tyre pressure can be found on the driver side B-pillars or by the fuel lid. Otherwise, refer to the owner’s manual. Some cars which are avail

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Sep 17, 2019

How many PSI / kPa do I have to pump into my tyres?

Checking our tyre pressure is an integral part of owning a car. But sadly not many car owners perform this check as often as they are supposed to. As my colleague, Eric, has highlighted, your tyre pressure easily affects your car's handling, ride and comfort and even your fuel consumption! So now you know the benefits of checking on your tyres constantly and keeping them well filled, but do you know how much air pressure to pump into your tyres? And where do you find the guide of the air pressur


Oct 20, 2019

What is ABS?

ABS stands for anti-lock braking system which as its name suggests, is a system that prevents the wheels from locking up (stops spinning) while the car is still moving. If the wheels are locked up and there’s an object in front, the car would just plow straight ahead regardless of how much steering input it receives. If you’ve ridden a bike with well-functioning brakes and just brake really hard, chances are you’ll notice the wheel stopping/locking up especially the rear but the bike is still mo


Oct 15, 2019

Run flat tyres, tyre repair kits, or spare tyres. Which is best?

Your car ownership experience isn’t complete without having at least one flat tyre incident. For this, manufacturers have given us full-sized spares, space-savers, run-flat tyres, and even tyre repair kits. What you have in your car has been pre-determined by the manufacturer. The question is, which is the best? The answer depends on the type of driver you are, the type of commute you do, and where you live. Each option offers its own pros and cons. 1. Full-sized spares A full-sized spare is ide


Jun 9, 2020

Have you ever wondered what Bibendum on your tyre wall is pointing at?

How do you check your tyre wear? Universally, we are taught to hold a coin within the grove of the tyre to check the depth of the treads. It took quite a bit of digging before I found the Malaysian coin version of the test. If all the alphabets of the words Bank Negara Malaysia on your 10 cent coin is on show when you hold the coin to the tread, it means it’s time to change your tyres. But did you not know that there is an even better fool proof test you can carry out without the use of coins? A


Oct 30, 2019

Honda Thailand builds 100 negative pressure mobile beds for Covid-19 patients

Honda Thailand is also jumping into the fray to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic by donating equipment worth 40 million bahts (RM 540,000) to various medical facilities in Thailand. The Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund was started when the company discovered that various hospitals across the country are in need of help to fight against the pandemic. But instead of just donating funds to the hospitals, Honda Thailand has decided to build medical equipment instead. With help from the Vajira Hospita


Apr 20, 2020

2019 Proton Persona 1.6L fuel consumption, 5.03L/100 km achievable?

During the Proton 1 Tank Adventure back in 2019, the lowest fuel consumption recorded in the 2019 Proton Persona 1.6L was 5.03-litre/100 km. However, the drivers were most definitely hypermiling the Persona with the air conditioning off and whatnot. We’ve tested it in normal conditions and here’s our result. As per our SOP (it has always been constant), all tyres were inflated according to the manufacturer's recommended tyre pressure. Then the Proton Persona’s 40-litre fuel tank was brimmed. Dri


Feb 27, 2021

Review: Perodua Axia 2019 Style - Stands out from the crowd, but is it enough?

( 2019 Perodua Axia Style Prices & Specs | Gallery ) The SUV and crossover trend is undoubtedly on the rise and it's happening globally. As much as fellow enthusiasts are against this trend, it's easy to see the appeal of an SUV; taller ride height for a better view out, greater sense of security, and go-anywhere ground clearance. Bearing that in mind, it's little wonder the Perodua Axia gets jazzed up with crossover elements for the Style variant. Despite its looks, it does not gain any additio


Nov 22, 2019

How sneaker makers like Nike can teach tyre companies about influencing its buyers

It is amazing how much time and internet juice is spent trying to explain that tyre choices matter. Not too long ago we made a post about why when it comes to tyres you get what you pay for. And it is good to see that for many of our readers, it isn’t news to them. This time around let’s outline a suggestion that may make people care more about the tyres they buy. And for that, we will use an economic theory known as the Diamond-Water Paradox, or better known as the Paradox of Value. The Diamond


Oct 9, 2020

Rebiu: Perodua Axia 1.0 Advance - Patut ke beli Axia spec bangsawan?

Perodua Axia Selalu dipasarkan sebagai kereta paling murah di Malaysia, Perodua Axia berjaya memenangi hati dan citarasa rakyat Malaysia. Hakikatnya, Perodua Axia spec kosong memang murah tetapi naik satu varian dari spec kosong, harganya kene tambah hampir RM 10,000. Bijak Perodua! Oleh yang demikian, persoalan yang selalu ditanya adalah berbaloikah membeli sebuah Perodua Axia 1.0 dengan spesifikasi paling bangsawan. Harganya adalah RM 43,190, menjadikan kereta sedan pada segmen yang sama jauh


Oct 20, 2020

J.D. Power study: Michelin is best tyre brand of 2021, outranks Pirelli, Goodyear

Customers are very happy when it comes to Michelin tyres, according to J.D. Power's 2021 Original Equipment Tyre Customer Satisfaction Survey. So happy, that they've voted it to be the most satisfactory original equipment manufacturer (OEM) brand in every category, trumping brands like Pirelli and Goodyear. The U.S.-based study is based on responses from 26,131 owners of 2018 and 2019 model-year vehicles. Metrics of the study factor in the absence of tyre-related issues, as well as appearance an


Apr 2, 2021

A "cheap tyre” is going to kill you, here is why good tyres costs more

I don’t know about you, but tyres are a fascinating subject to me. I spend hours researching on what sort of tyre should I go for next. Full-on performance rubber? Or maybe I should give my back and ears a break and opt for a more comfortable option. One thing is for sure, I will be splashing my cash for one from a manufacturer of repute. And thankfully I’m not alone on that opinion. The responses from our dear fans and readers on WapCar Forum topic of cheap vs premium tyres were very encouragin


Sep 24, 2020

Here's why having a spare wheel won't do you much good

An increasingly prevalent practice for carmakers nowadays is to sell buyers a car that comes without a spare wheel (wheel, in this context is tyre + rim). In its place could be run flat tyres, a tyre pressure monitor system, or a more agricultural solution like a tyre repair kit. Many buyers are up in arms because of this, grumbling that carmakers are shortchanging them, or putting more expensive solutions in place. But let's dig deeper and ask ourselves, is this a valid argument? Do you really


Mar 3, 2021

VW Passat as efficient as Axia? Top 5 cars tested with lowest fuel consumption - WapCar Ratings

At WapCar.my, we put every car through the scrutiny of Ratings tests. Every aspect such as driving performance, fuel consumption, or even price and maintenance are evaluated accordingly. To date, we have sampled well over 40 cars and you can check out the full Ratings list here. In this article, we'll go through the top 5 cars with the lowest fuel consumption during our tests. Before we start, do note that our method of testing relies on the fuel station’s pump, which in turn relies on pressure


Apr 15, 2021

You should skip the Perodua Axia Style and go for the Axia SE. Here's why.

Back in September, Perodua gave the Perodua Axia a quick mid-life update to keep the model fresh as we enter the new decade. The updated Perodua Axia range saw the dropping of manual transmission options for the G and SE variants but included two quirky looking new additions - the Perodua Axia Style and GXtra, bringing the total variants to six. The Axia GXtra is basically an Axia G but with VSC, a different front and rear bumper, and foldable side mirrors. As for the Axia Style, it's a micro-SU


Dec 30, 2019

2020 Honda City 1.5L V - What's the real-world fuel consumption figure?

Powering the 2020 Honda City 1.5L V is a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre 4-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine that makes 121 PS and 145 Nm of torque. Drive goes to the front wheels via a CVT. Honda claims a fuel consumption figure of 5.4-litre/100 km, but what did it achieve in our fuel consumption test? Let’s find out. Our standard operating procedure We have our own SOPs too, you know. First up, the tyre pressure was inflated to the manufacturers recommended specs of 230 kPa (cold tyres) for the front


Jan 13, 2021

Here's the top tyre choices for 13- to 17-inches in 2020!

Tyres. It's a longtime topic. Yes, other parts exist, yes they are equally important but tyres are the only parts connecting you to the road. Which is why it's very important to make the right choices, especially in a market that's absolutely flooded with subpar-quality tyres for not much cheaper, really. Recommendations Not all tyres are equal, so in this guide we'll list five main tyre categories and recommend one tyre for each size. The prices are taken from several online tyre shops. For thi


Sep 19, 2020

Giliran Perodua Axia lawan arus

Perodua Axia Sebuah Perodua Axia didapati melawan arus dan menyebabkan kemalangan 2 buah kenderaan lain di lebuh raya. Kejadian yang berlaku di KM 355.2 Lebuhraya PLUS dari Slim River menghala Sungkai sempat dirakam oleh warganet yang melalui jalan bertentangan. Malang tidak berbau bagi 2 kenderaan lain yang terlibat dalam kemalangan tersebut. Kenderaan yang terbabit adalah sebuah lori dan sebuah Toyota Rush generasi lama. Perodua Axia tersebut kelihatan nekad dengan masih memandu pada lorong pe


Nov 12, 2020

Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE004 - suitable for which car? Find out here

Bridgestone Tyre Sales (Malaysia) contributes to the ever-growing list of premium sports tyres with the launch of the Potenza Adrenalin RE004. The RE004 is developed with Bridgestone’s cutting-edge tyre technology featuring triple and half grooves for enhance rigidity. Couple that with the rigid connecting blocks, the RE004 promises sensitivity while at the same time reducing excess movements at high speeds. Bridgestone also promises the RE004’s dynamic tread pattern and wider rib will help impr


May 22, 2020

2017 Perodua Axia facelift Introduce

Perodua introduces facelifted Axia with a 1.0-litre engine and variable valve timing (VVT-I) technology. The engine produces 67 hp and 91 Nm. Power outputs are up to 1 hp and 1 Nm Transmission options are the same - either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. According to Perodua, the new engine boosts Axia's fuel economy from 21.6 km/L to 22.5 km/L. The Axia can proudly hold on to its title of the country’s first Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV). Other optimizations include a new front


Jul 22, 2019

Reviu: Perodua Axia Style, hanya sekadar gaya?

Perodua Axia Trend membeli SUV dan crossover memang sedang rancak di dalam dunia otomotif semasa. Walaupun terdapat peminat yang kurang menggemari trend ini, namun tarikan reka bentuk SUV memang tidak dapat dinafikan; tempat duduk yang tinggi untuk pandangan luar yang baik, soal keselamatan yang lebih terjaga dan mempunyai jarak kelegaan tanah yang lebih tinggi. Mengetahui trend ini, Perodua telah menggayakan Perodua Axia dengan stail ala-ala crossover tanpa sebarang kemampuan off-road, dan mema


May 14, 2020

Covid-19: Should you start your car during Covid-19 MCO?

While the country is sitting through a Movement Control Order to curb the spread of Covid-19, our cars are getting a well-deserved rest from its daily gruelling commute. Leaving the car inactive for 2 weeks will not damage your car, but with a possibility of MCO extending, you might want to follow these steps. In the event that MCO is extended, we highly suggest that you… Drive the car around to heat up the engine It is common knowledge that leaving your car inactive will often result in flat ba


Mar 23, 2020

Owner Review: Follow-up story of Proton Waja tyre burst out at 180km/h -Full story

** This article is the personal experience of a 2002 Proton Waja owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Sharviin Sasasey Manigam Since everybody was asking about my busted tyre situation... here you go....a brief explanation about that incident. If you haven't read the previous story, here is the link. Okay before that please bear in mind that all my mechanicals were stock. Brakes, engine, gearbox, no e-manage, no fuel regulators and etc etc.... So back then in 201

Owner ReviewOwner Review

Aug 4, 2020

New Perodua Axia 2019, adding value for everyone

(Perodua Axia 2019 | Gallery) New Perodua Axia 2019 is an A-segment hatchback that was introduced in Malaysian back in 2014. Now for 2019, it has been upgraded with electronic stability control and autonomous emergency braking (ASA 2.0) - the cheapest new car in Malaysia these features. How Much Is the new Perodua Axia 2019? Prices start from RM 24,090 for the base ‘driving school’ E manual. Being a ‘driving school’ spec means that this is as barebones as it gets; forget niceties like a radio or


Sep 25, 2019

2020 Proton X70 CKD fuel consumption test, 7.6L/100km possible?

The 2020 Proton X70 CKD is powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 184 PS and 300 Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Proton claims the X70 CKD returns 7.6-litre/100 km, so we put it to the test. All tyres were inflated according to the manufacturer's recommended tyre pressure of 230 kPa (cold tyres) for all four tyres. Then the Proton X70’s 60-litre fuel tank was brimmed. Driving behaviour was as per a normal driver, accelerating and brak


Feb 20, 2021