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Since when MBSA officers offer car wash services?

If ever anything can go wrong during a car wash, it is when the carwash workers abandoned the car halfway through the wash. This Perodua Axia owner almost had to remove the suds on her own when MBSA officers decided to help her out. According to the owner’s Tweet, the carwash workers abandoned their posts when officers of the Shah Alam Municipal Council (MBSA) arrived to raid the carwash. All the workers were foreigners and would have been arrested if they were caught. Unfortunately for the MBSA


Jun 28, 2020

Caught on camera: Car wash worker crashes brand-new Mazda CX-5

On the 17th of February, photos of a brand-new Mazda CX-5 turned turtle in front of a car wash shop surfaced on social media causing Malaysians to wonder: how did a car wash go so wrong? According to Sin Chew Daily, the car wash worker had mistakenly put the CX-5 in reverse and the car had shot out of the shop, hitting 2 cars before coming to a halt. But video footage from a CCTV published on another Facebook page shows otherwise. The CX-5 was seen shooting out of the shop, head first, and crash


Feb 18, 2020

Starting from 4 February 2021, car wash allowed to operate

The National Security Council (MKN) has released a new set of standard operating procedures (SOP) that allow businesses like car wash, hair salons, and night markets to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO). The new SOPs will be effective from 4 February 2021. Car wash businesses and hair salons will be allowed to operate until 10 pm. The government has also specified that only haircuts are allowed in hair salons while other treatments like perming or hair dying are still prohibited. T


Feb 4, 2021

That’ll buff out - Italian keeper’s Ferrari 812 Superfast destroyed while being sent for wash

Imagine if your pride and joy got destroyed when all it needed was just a car wash. That was the nightmare faced by Genoa goalkeeper Federico Marchetti when his Ferrari 812 Superfast was destroyed by a car wash worker. Following days of downpour, the former Italy international decided to get his prized Ferrari professionally taken care of. He dropped off his prancing horse at a car wash last Monday before heading off to train with the Serie A club. The Ferrari 812 Superfast is one of the most po

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Jan 18, 2021

Proton launches Certified Pre-Owned programme, used Proton car with warranty!

Interestingly, one growth seen through this whole coronavirus pandemic is the rise in used car sales. According to data by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), used car sales grew by 100% in the first six months of 2020. Seeing this, Proton decides to expand and improve its used car management (UCM) department to help streamline sales and distribution of used cars in support of new car sales. Proton’s UCM division began in 2019 with 8 outlets located in various dealerships. In 2020, Proto

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Jul 29, 2020

Volkswagen Malaysia launches eShowroom so you can shop for a car online at home

In response to the Movement Control Order, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has quickly launched an online showroom to offer an alternative way for Malaysians to shop for their VW cars online. Interested customers who have postponed their VW purchases due to the MCO can still make their pick on the Volkswagen eShowroom as all VW models currently on sale are available on the online platform. The eShowroom also has a set of special online deals to offer any who purchase a car via the onli


Apr 1, 2020

Top 8 car stuff you can buy from Lazada, discount code inside!

With MCO 2.0 truly underway and upon us, most of us will be spending most of our time at home. That also means our cars won't be driven as often as usual. But that is no excuse to sideline our precious set of wheels. In fact, this could be the perfect time for the DIY project that you never got started with! WapCar has come together with Lazada to make your car care DIY a cinch this MCO period. Here are some recommended products from online retailers that you can find in Malaysia's leading e-com


Jan 22, 2021

Buyer beware! Rampant car detailing scams wipe wallets clean, leaves cars dirty

Recently, Sin Chew Daily ran an exposé on unscrupulous car detailers that have been scamming Malaysian motorists. These scammers pose as full-fledged detailers, offering car wash and other high-end detailing services such as coating and waxing at unbeatable prices. Too good to be true? Definitely, as the only thing these syndicated ‘detailers’ do is wipe unsuspecting buyers’ wallet clean. How do they operate? These scammers know the part - they start by taking over long-operating, legitimate det


Aug 8, 2020

Selling your car soon? Here's how to ensure you get the highest price

After a couple years of using your car, the time will eventually come when you will need to sell it off. And when that time comes, how do you ensure that you can sell it off at a higher price? Selling your car? Get the best offer here: Trade in User's Car Form An oil change and servicing would be good First things first, when it comes to selling your old car, it’s crucial to fix it up. Start with giving the car a service, replacing all the necessary oils and fluids. Whether or not you want to se


Mar 30, 2021

How to add RM 10k to your car's resale value

So, you've just taken delivery of your brand-new car. You're excited (understandably so), and have already made plans on how to spruce it up and make it your own. The last thing on your mind at this point of time is depreciation, which occurs the moment your new car hits the tarmac (typically, it loses 15 percent of its value). While inevitable, are there ways one can mitigate a car's depreciation? Actually, yes. Value User's Car Scour through the classifieds list and will see a wide range in pr


Mar 29, 2021

Want your car to last a million miles? Take advice from a man who did 3.2 million

Whether you use the metric or imperial measurement unit, the numbers on an analogue odometer usually only went up to 999,999. Hitting a million miles or a million kilometres then, would ‘reset’ your odometer. Although achieved by various commercial vehicles, it is quite rare for a private owned passenger vehicle to cross the million-mile mark. A million miles equals 1,609,344 km. On average, Malaysian drivers cover 28,188 km in a year. That means the average Malaysian would take 57 years to hit


Jun 25, 2020

This is why Ford is making artificial bird poop

Believe it or not, but Ford really does have a dedicated laboratory for studying and creating artificial bird poop. Formulating artificial bird poop is just one of the efforts Ford employs to research how to make car paint resistant to the corrosive elements in bird poop. We all know that bird poop can cause serious damage when it comes in contact with car paint. This inescapable problem is especially bad for Malaysians as temperature is a major factor of the damage that bird poop can cause to o


May 11, 2020

Should you clean your engine bay?

Getting your car cleaned is very satisfying. Most of us just pay to get them cleaned while some of us prefer to do the job ourselves. Either way, the shiny exterior and spotless interior never fail to make our cars feel fresh. It’s the similar feeling you get after getting a haircut. One area that rarely gets attention at a car wash is the engine bay. Most of us never pop the hood unless our car breaks down or we need to fill up the wiper fluid. If left attended for a long time, the engine bay c


Oct 2, 2020

5 quick money-saving tips to take care of your windshield wipers!

Inexpensive, inconspicuous but very important - that's right, it's your windshield wipers! I bet wipers are among the most neglected parts of a car, and chances are people even spend a bit too much changing them one too many times a year. Don't be one of them; read on to see how you can save that money for nice makan-makan sessions instead. 1. Never run your wipers on a dry windshield By design, windshield wipers are only to be used on wet surfaces. When they’re used on dry glass, they’ll wear o


Aug 9, 2020

‘Curi’ basuh kereta ketika PKP, pengusaha kedai cuci kereta kini lega boleh beroperasi

Selepas kerajaan membenarkan premis khidmat cuci kenderaan beroperasi semula pada hari Khamis, 4 Februari 2021 akibat Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP) kedua, ramai pengusaha yang menarik nafas lega. Menurut seorang pengusaha, Farid Sulaiman, 28 yang beroperasi di Bukit Cina, Melaka, dia berdepan masalah membayar gaji pekerja, sewa kedai, bil elektrik dan air selain perbelanjaan lain. Dia juga menambah ramai pengusaha khidmat mencuci kenderaan terpaksa meneruskan perniagaan secara ‘curi-curi’ ba

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Feb 8, 2021

This Ford Ranger makes 405 PS and has gull-wing doors

When Ford Performance unleashed the Ford Ranger Raptor, many were disappointed that the pick-up truck came with a 2.0-litre twin turbo diesel engine and lacks the bite of the F-150 Raptor’s V6. One company recently decided to do just that by fitting the epic 3.5-litre V6 engine into the Ranger Raptor. To recap, the Ford Ranger Raptor is the smaller and tamer version of the Ford F-150 Raptor. Thanks to its 20-foot-long body and 3.5-litre twin-turbo Ecoboost V6 engine that dispenses 456 PS and acc


Apr 30, 2020

Bestune B70 is the coming of age of China cars!

Newly rebranded Chinese car brand, Bestune, is proud to debut their newest flagship sedan, the 2020 Bestune B70, and we have to say that it is probably the best-looking fastback car from China ever. The new B70 is a far more upmarket vehicle than its predecessor that was discontinued back in 2019 due to poor sales. Back then, the B70 was sold under the brand Besturn, but FAW, the owner of the Bestune brand, has since rebranded the marque. Other than a newly minted name, the B70 also looks radica


Aug 12, 2020

Toyota Vios Challenge Round 3: ZTH’s Tom Goh narrowly misses out on P1 finish

Last weekend’s Toyota Vios Challenge was probably the most intense of the season. Sunday’s weekend ending Race 2 of the third round of Toyota’s one-make race series took place at the make shift street circuit at Batu Kawan Stadium in Penang. Saturday’s Race 1 ended with Hayden Haikal, Kenneth Koh, and Adam Khalid taking the top-3 positions in the Sporting Class while in the Super Sporting Class, Tengku Djan Ley took top spot, followed by Mark Darwin and Brendan Paul Anthony. Nothing however prep


Feb 17, 2020

Used Peugeot 308 (T7) for RM 20,000; Save cost on the car for the repairs?

Peugeots, unfortunately, are plagued by bad reputation. Low resale value being one of the worst rep it has, but these French babies are actually very comfortable and fun cars to drive. Probably the most popular model from Peugeot in Malaysia is the Peugeot 308, which is now on sale in the used car market for RM 20,000. Should you buy one? For this used car guide, we will focus on the Peugeot 308 T7 generation. The 308 is classified as a C-segment hatchback, but Nasim, the distributor for Peugeot


Feb 21, 2021

New Honda Civic now open for bookings

Honda Sensing and LaneWatch now available First time with 18-inch alloy wheels Front parking sensors, remote engine start, electric parking brake for all variants It looks like the new Honda Civic will be launched in Malaysia soon, as Honda Malaysia has just opened bookings for its upcoming C-segment sedan. According to the materials provided, the new Civic will receive the Honda Sensing suite of advanced driver assistance system, which includes: Adaptive Cruise Control Low Speed Follow Collisio


Sep 10, 2019

Up to 90 percent discount on selected parts for selected Renault models

TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, has announced a clearance campaign offering up to 90 percent savings on selected parts for selected vehicles starting 1 November till 31 December 2020 or while stock lasts. On top of the special offer on parts, customers who choose to replace or install the purchased parts at Renault authorised service centres will receive the following benefits: Fifty percent (50%) discount on labour charges, free inspection and fre


Nov 4, 2020

2020 Lexus LM 300h launched in Thailand, pricier than S-Class, available with either 4 or 7 seats

If your regular Toyota Alphard and Vellfire aren’t posh enough for your liking, you might want to pay attention to the 2020 Lexus LM 300h. The luxury people-carrier comes in two variants, a 4-seater and a 7-seater variant. The 4-seater costs a cool 6.5 million baht (RM 874,556 in the current exchange rate) while 7 seater is 1 million baht lesser (RM 740,107). Mind you, a Mercedes-Benz S350d Exclusive is priced at 6.39 million baht (RM 859,790), thus making LM 300h as one of the priciest car in T

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Mar 10, 2020

Honda owners staying near Kampung Baru Subang, there's a new 3S centre for you

To cater to the growing demand in the Shah Alam area, Honda Malaysia is happy to announce the opening of their 28th Honda 3S Centre in the Central region. The centre is operated by Elmina Motors and has the capacity to accommodate up to 30 cars per day. Elmina Motors invested a total of RM 21.8 million into building the new 3S centre. The centre sits on 85,777 square-food worth of land and comes equipped with the latest facilities that comply with Honda’s standards. The facility is fitted with a


Jul 14, 2020

PDRM was wrong! No need to scan MySejahtera app at petrol stations unless using facilities

Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has clarified that there is no need to scan the MySejahtera contact tracing app at petrol stations if the individual is not using any of the provided facilities at a petrol station. The statement was made in response to the confusion on the need to scan the contact tracing app at petrol stations that has spread across the nation. "For individuals who make transactions via credit card or debit card at the pump and did not accept help from the station's employee


Nov 10, 2020

This Ferrari 488 GTB is made in Vietnam. Just joking, it's a plexiglass replica!

More often than not, if an owner can afford a Ferrari, they wouldn’t be spotted selling watermelons on the streets from the front boot. But there is a Ferrari 488 GTB in Vietnam doing just that. Well technically, it’s not a real Ferrari but a homemade version that has a top speed of 60 km/h and sounds like a 2-cylinder ‘kapchai’. The creators of this realistic-looking replica are none other than the guys from NHET TV. The channel first went viral for their cardboard creations of motorcycles and


Apr 15, 2021

Owner Review: Fulfilled My First Dream! Owning My Proton Saga 2019

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Proton Saga owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar Facebook: Darren Khew How It All Started I have had a passion for cars ever since I was a kid, Honda was one of the car brands that I love the most especially the Honda Civic but it was all just a dream back then. I promised myself to own it one day but that's just a story for another day. My intention to buy a car was when I started my University life, thinking how good it

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Jun 20, 2020

DIY: Scratch your car’s paint? Here’s how to fix that at home

We’ve all been there, squeezing through a tighter-than-usual spot in a car park and ending up scratching the paint on your car. But before you send your car to be fixed by a professional, did you know that you can attempt to fix it yourself? Depending on the severity of the damage, you may be able to remedy that right at home, without the need to go to a specialist. To remedy your paint problem, first you need to find out how deep the scratches are. Typically, a car’s exterior has four layers –


Mar 14, 2021

MYPerodua Nation 2019 will open its doors to the public from 20-22 September

MYPerodua Nation 2019 will open its doors to the public from 20-22 September at Setia City Oval Lawn in Setia Alam, with a crowd of some 25,000 expected over three days – the biggest ever for the event. MYPerodua Nation is the nation’s premier Perodua event – the annual carnival featuring allthings Perodua is into its third year. “Following successful events in Shah Alam in 2017 and Sungai Petani in 2018, MYPerodua Nation 2019 promises an exciting and fun-filled weekend for all like never before


Sep 10, 2019

Only 5 dealers are allowed to sell the RM 299k 2020 Toyota GR Yaris in Malaysia

The 2020 Toyota GR Yaris was launched in Malaysia yesterday evening, at a surprisingly low price of RM 299,000 (Update: RM 286,896 until June 2021). We say low because our local specifications GR Yaris comes equipped with Torsen Limited Slip Differential, BBS alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres, thicker anti-roll bars, and beefier front suspension – all optional extras elsewhere, equal to the UK market’s Circuit Package. Like for like, a GR Yaris with this specification is supposed to be


Dec 18, 2020

Starting your car's engine and idling is not enough to charge the 12V battery

Malaysia is now into its sixth week of the Movement Control Order (MCO) triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. This also means that many cars have been left parked for an extended period of time. To be clear, leaving a car parked for an extended period of time won’t damage your car. It’s not unusual for new cars to be parked at a dealer’s lot for months before it is sold. My own 36-year old classic is driven only about once a month but it starts at the first crank every single time. The difference


Apr 28, 2020