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Counterfeit vs original spare parts: How to tell?

On the surface, the air filter and spark plug you bought from your neighbourhood spare parts shop look just like the original item, except that you’ve paid just a fraction of the price you would have otherwise paid at an authorised service centre.But little do you know, the spare parts you just bought are in fact counterfeit items, not original as what the shop owner told you.Counterfeit spare parts have been floating around in the market for the longest time, but how do you identify which

Eric

Eric

May 4, 2020

Proton acknowledges spare parts shortage problem, reaches out to customers in need

Like any organization experiencing rapid growth and change, there will be growing pains. Proton is experiencing this first hand, not just with supply issues of the very high in demand Proton X50, but also shortage in spare parts supply for its service centres.To Proton’s credit, the company has taken a very brave move to publically acknowledge the shortcomings in its after-sales services.At today’s announcement of Proton’s February 2021 sales performance, Proton said it recorde

Hans

Hans

Mar 2, 2021

Rejoice because your Small Little Kancil will still have parts!

Good news to old Perodua model owners because Perodua has just made body parts much easier to access!Perodua has recently invested a cool RM 7 million into centralising parts production of past models.The investment goes into a new 1,600 metric tonne press stamping machine placed in their supplier IQM Sdn Bhd’s facility.The new hydraulic press will produce parts such as bonnets, side outer panels, rear outer panels, fenders, doors and roofs for past Perodua models like the first-gener

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 29, 2019

Toyota keeps classic Supras on the road with GR Heritage Parts project

Toyota will be remaking spare parts for their classic Toyota Supra (A70 and A80) and reselling them in Japan and overseas markets through their Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project. A70 SupraThe GR Heritage Parts project reproduces and remanufactures long-discontinued spare parts for the classic Supra models. Toyota aims to make this as easy as possible - buyers can get their heritage parts from their local Toyota dealer or a GR Garage.A80 SupraSo what’s available for purchas

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 2, 2020

New BMW and MINI 4S centre opening this month in Tebrau

Come 15 July, BMW and MINI customers in and around Johor Bahru can look forward to a new Sales, Services, Spare Parts and Systems (4S) dealership in Tebrau. Named Auto Bavaria Tebrau, the dealership will manage the BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI and BMW Premium Selection brands. The mammoth 63,000 square feet dealership is manned by 80 staff and can showcase more than 20 vehicles - ranging from BMW and MINI cars to BMW Motorrad motorcycles.The dealership also features a Customer Lounge, Isett

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 6, 2020

All-New 2021 BMW 4 Series (G22): Here's the M Performance parts catalogue

Fancy the all-new 2021 G22 BMW 4 Series with a bit more M? There will be a catalogue of M Performance Parts for the all-new 4 Series. The package consists mostly of visual & aesthetic enhancements, with carbon fibre featuring prominently.Starting with the front bumper, you can see carbon fibre bits in the front lip, air curtains and also the canards on the side. The M Performance treatment is rounded off at the front by blacking out the iconic kidney grill - which is now a one-piece item &nd

Jason

Jason

Jun 4, 2020

Does the Perodua Ativa (D55L) come with a spare wheel?

Although spare wheels are no longer offered in many premium cars (replaced with either run-flat tyres or tyre repair kits), spare wheels are still important for consumers shopping at the lower-end of the price spectrum.This widely circulated photo is not of the Perodua AtivaPrior to the Perodua Ativa’s (D55L) local launch, many Facebook users were saying that the Perodua Ativa doesn’t come with a spare wheel. This is not true. All variants of the Perodua Ativa come with a spare wheel

Hans

Hans

Mar 3, 2021

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.Image creditMany buyers are up in arms because of this, grumbling that carmakers are shortchanging them, or putting more expensive solutions in place. But lets dig deeper and ask ourselves, is this a valid argument? Do y

Jason

Jason

Mar 3, 2021

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 sparesA full-sized spare

Arif

Arif

Jun 9, 2020

Discontinued parts? Nissan says no problem

It is no surprise that when it comes to preserving heritage models, Nissan comes up on top, as the Yokohama-based company has already introduced its Heritage Parts Program parked under the Nismo umbrella. Now, Nissan is raising the bar even higher, as they recently developed a new method to utilize robots to produce car parts out of sheet metal without the need for a die.The process is called dual-sided dieless forming, which involves two synchronized robots working from opposite sides of a

Eric

Eric

Oct 3, 2019

Toyota GR Supra with carbon fibre GR parts by TRD on display at TGR Festival

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) brought in limited units of the Toyota GR Supra to the local market and most of them have been snapped up by esteemed buyers and enthusiast.At RM 568k per pop, the GR Supra is a rare sight and it's bound to turn heads wherever it’s parked. However, for those who want to have their own car stand out at the GR Supra owners meeting, Wing Hin Motorsports have the solution for them.Introducing the GR parts by Toyota Racing Development (TRD), distributed by offic

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Nov 9, 2019

NISMO Heritage Parts adds new R32, R33, R34 Skyline GT-R parts to lineup

In case you are not aware, in 2017 Nissan Motorsports International (NISMO) announced that they will be remanufacturing genuine replacement parts for the legendary R32, R33, and R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R.The NISMO Heritage Parts program is designed to allow owners to maintain and enjoy driving their Skyline GT-R for a long time and connect the passion to the next generation of family members.Recently, NISMO added 21 new items for the R32, 24 for R33 and 11 items for the R34 chassis, with a major h

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 30, 2020

2020 Toyota Hilux gains Gazoo Racing parts, cost as much as a new Myvi!

The Japanese usually jump at the chance to spice up fairly normal cars, and it's especially true for the men and women at Gazoo Racing. Yes, the team behind the Toyota GR Yaris raided their parts bin and dumped some good stuff on a 2020 Toyota Hilux.Lots of tough loveGR’s styling package beefs up the Hilux’s already-tough exterior by a notch.For an additional JPY 305,800 (~RM 11,950), buyers will get a silver bumper guard, striking red skid plate, steel side s

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 2, 2020

VW Group opens regional parts distribution hub in Malaysia

Volkswagen Group has opened a new regional parts distribution centre in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor which will serve as the genuine parts supply chain to 21 markets across the Asia Pacific region.At 50,000 square metres, the new regional parts distribution centre is larger than its predecessor. The centre contains around 65,000 genuine parts of the German group’s brands including Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Skoda, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.International Trade and Indus

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 15, 2021

BMW 4 Series Coupe 2020 serba baharu. 374 PS, gril depan yang ikonik!

BMW 4 Series CoupeKhabar angin mengenai rekaan BMW 4 Series yang tular nampaknya benar. BMW telah melancarkan BMW 4 Series Coupe 2020 serba baharu secara digital. Pelancaran tersebut telah dilakukan di laman web BMW sendiri dan bakal dipasarkan menjelang Oktober 2020.Varian yang ditawarkan iaitu BMW 420i Coupé, BMW 430i Coupé, BMW M440i xDrive Coupé, BMW 420d Coupé dan BMW 420d xDrive Coupé. Sementara itu, varian BMW 430d xDrive Coupé dan BMW M440d xDriv

Haris

Haris

Jun 4, 2020

Owner Review: Yellow Submarine - My BMW E36 328i

** This article is the personal experience of a 1996 BMW 328i (E36) owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Jack Lee“Why do you spend so much on a 16 years old car?”“What is the cents/km do you pay for the 2.8?”“How much do you spend on maintaining the car?”“You know, my road tax only cost me RM 60 a year.”I get asked these questions a lot when I bought a 1996 BMW 328i (E36). Especially for someone who was just about to

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 15, 2020

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 free

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 4, 2020

Fix for Proton’s after-sales parts supply shortage underway, IT problem the cause

Proton has been at the receiving end of many angry complaints from customers with regards to its after-sales. Proton dealers are experiencing shortage of not just regular wear and tear replacement parts, but also bigger body and paint parts for collision repairs.You may have read of complaints of customers who have been waiting for months to get parts for their accident-damaged Proton cars. Those complaints are legit but like many things you read on Facebook, the alleged reasons behind the parts

Hans

Hans

Feb 9, 2021

F30 BMW 3 Series: Still the best 3, tips to buy good used ones for RM 100k

I once had dinner with Ryo Yanagisawa, Mazda’s young design maestro, whose most recent work is the fabulous looking Mazda CX-30 and before that, the Mazda 2 and Mazda BT-50.F30s styling is highly viewed by very accomplished car designers like Ryo YanagisawaI asked what he thinks is the best looking non-Mazda car on sale today (then), exotic cars aside. Without skipping a beat, he candidly answered the F30 BMW 3 Series. To be fair, the conversation took place in 2015, long before the curren

Hans

Hans

Oct 29, 2020

New Volvo Car 3S centre in Ara Damansara is the first air-conditioned workshop in Malaysia

Sime Darby Swedish Auto Sdn Bhd, which was appointed Volvo Car Malaysia’s dealer-partner in October last year, today unveiled its new Volvo 3S (Sales, Service & Spare Parts) Centre in Ara Damansara.The four-story facility is part of the Sime Darby Motors City in Ara Damansara.The 3S Centre was built in adherence to Volvo Car’s retail standard – the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE). It is the first 3S Centre to be equipped with a VR Studio (Virtual Reality Studio) and a RATC Ba

Hans

Hans

Jan 13, 2020

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Oct. 4, 2019)

Today is Friday, October. 4 Local News Proton's Saga returns to the top of A-segment sedan sales chartProton is proud to announce that the brand has reached a new milestone in terms of sales breaking the record held in 2018. Proton achieved the highest market at percentage 20.2% (estimated) with 8,934 units (both domestic and export sales) registered in September 2019, that is a growth rate of 97% compared to 2018 of the same month. MyCC to fine Grab RM86 million over abu

Tasia

Tasia

Oct 4, 2019

Kenapa kadangkala ada tayar ‘spare’ pun tak guna? Ini sebabnya.

Satu langkah yang semakin lazim diambil oleh pembuat kereta masa kini ialah menjual kereta lengkap dengan tayar ganti atau ‘spare tyre’ dengan rim sekali.Kadangkala kalau tak ada tayar ganti, pembeli akan dapat tayar ‘run flat’, sistem pemantauan tekanan angin tayar, ataupun solusi lebih DIY seperti kit pembaikan tayar.Kredit gambarRamai pembeli yang tak puas hati jika kereta tidak didatangkan dengan tayar ganti dan menganggap pengeluar kereta lokek atau memberikan solusi

Mersita

Mersita

Mar 28, 2021

Proton’s market share at 7-year high - 27.1 %, 8,141 units X50 delivered

February has proven to be a productive month for Proton, as the company managed to deliver 11,873 units, capturing an estimated market share of 27.1%. It marks the highest market share for Proton since September 2013.Overall, Proton’s sales in February nearly doubled January 2021’s total of 5,964 units. Compared to the same month last year, volume has grown by 19.9%, though the cumulative for the first two months of 2021 is still 643 units (-3.5%) than 2020.Also Read: Less choices fo

Eric

Eric

Mar 2, 2021

Malaysians pay over RM 10 billion in car taxes every year. How did we end up like this?

Malaysia is known for having one of the world’s highest taxes on cars. Sales of new cars and spare parts for motor vehicles are the single largest contributor in import and excise duties collection, eclipsing tobacco and alcohol products.How much taxes do car sales contribute to the Malaysian government?The government doesn’t provide a breakdown of its tax collection by industry, but it is safe to estimate that the automotive sector contributes well over RM 10 billion in taxes every

Hans

Hans

Jan 30, 2020

Bookings suspended for Proton X50 Standard variant, demand too low

Due to low demand, Proton has decided to suspend bookings for the Standard variant of the Proton X50. Proton has seen over 40,000 bookings for the X50 since its launch in October 2020, but bookings for the standard variant only account for 5%.The Edge reports that while Proton had expected the X50 to garner a lot of interest, the demand has been overwhelming, especially for the Flagship variant.Proton will focus on the larger population of bookings, which is for the non-Standard variants. Bookin

Arif

Arif

Apr 16, 2021

Toyota hasilkan alatganti Supra klasik dengan projek GR Heritage Parts

Toyota akan membuat semula alatganti untuk Toyota Supra klasik mereka (A70 dan A80) dan menjualnya semula di pasaran Jepun dan antarabangsa melalui Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project.A70 SupraProjek GR Heritage Parts menghasilkan dan mengilangkan semula alatganti yang telah lama dihentikan pengeluarannya untuk model-model Supra klasik. Toyota berhasrat untuk membuat perkara ini semudah yang boleh dimana pembeli boleh dapatkan alatganti warisan mereka daripada pengedar Toyota lokal atau GR

Mersita

Mersita

Jul 1, 2020

GR Parts and Modellista versions of the all-new 2021 Toyota Harrier leaked!

Ahead of the all-new 2021 Toyota Harrier’s Japan debut next month, it looks like photos of kitted-up versions of the new SUV have leaked out, as reported by Japanese media outlets.This is how the all-new Toyota Harrier looks like without any bodykitToyota Harrier galleryGR Parts – As aggressive as the Harrier getsNew GR styling cue? The front grille isn't upright like other GR modelsThe first of the trio is the sporty, kitted-up GR version of the all-new Harrier.This styling pack

Eric

Eric

May 13, 2020

The carbon-fibre dream dies with the BMW i8

This article is contributed by the former editor of Malaysian Evo magazine, Daniel Wong, who currently resides in Australia. You can find more of his musings and articles on the motoring world at The Motor Muse.Is there anything sexier to car enthusiasts than carbon-fibre? Our knees get weak at the mention that something in the car is made of the stuff. Even if it is just the sticker motif on our dashboards. Hey, it adds 50 horsepower, according to the infallible wisdom of th

Daniel

Daniel

Jul 7, 2020

BMW Malaysia has more subsidised child safety seats on offer for the B40 income group

BMW Malaysia first introduced their child safety seats subsidy programme in December 2019. Only 150 child seats were available at that time but BMW Malaysia received over 25,000 applicants. This has prompted the company to put plans of a second phase of the programme in to action.The subsidy programme is part of BMW Malaysia’s BMW Safety 360-degree initiative in partnership with the Safe ‘n Sound Childline Foundation. BMW Malaysia hopes to help out parents of the B40 income group by

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 25, 2020

Toyota GR Supra, what are your options when you have half a million to spare?

(Toyota GR Supra | Gallery) Priced over half a million at RM 568,000 on-the-road without insurance Similar money gets you a more powerful BMW M2 Competition At this price point, we have highlighted a number of optionsRevealed earlier this year, the Toyota GR Supra has officially made its way to Malaysian shores. It is powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six engine producing 340 PS and 500 Nm of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed ZF transmission. Yes, the powertrai

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 2, 2019