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Minyak brek DOT 3, DOT 4, & DOT 5 – mana paling bagus?

Brek merupakan komponen keselamatan yang paling penting ketika anda memandu. Tanpa brek yang berkesan, anda tidak mampu memperlahankan kereta dengan selamat dan tepat. Walaupun jenama kereta yang berlainan menggunakan talaan yang tersendiri (pedal brek yang perlu ditekan dalam atau sebaliknya), yang pastinya kereta sepatutnya berhenti mengikut kehendak pemandu. Untuk itu, adalah penting untuk sistem brek berada dalam keadaan baik supaya keselamatan anda sentiasa terjamin. Salah satu komponen tun


Dec 13, 2020

5 easy ways you can inspect your brakes (without tools)

When it comes to car maintenance, we often give more emphasis on the car’s engine and transmission. After all, most of our visits to the local service centre are either to change the engine oil or the transmission fluid. While the engine and transmission are important to move the car, brakes are equally important to stop the car. So how do we take care of them? Sometimes you may hear funny noises coming from your brakes, but don’t really know what they mean. Should you get your brake pads replac


Jul 9, 2020

Dot kuning dan merah pada tayar baru anda - apa fungsinya?

Tayar baru sememangnya menerujakan ramai pemilik kereta. Ia diibarat seperti memiliki kasut yang baru kerana tapaknya masih “bergetah”. Tidak kisah jenis apa sekalipun, tayar baru adalah antara perkara yang menarik untuk dilihat kerana ia bakal menghubungkan kereta dengan permukaan jalan supaya anda boleh bergerak. Tetapi pernah tak anda perasan dot warna kuning dan merah pada tayar baru? Apakah fungsinya? Adakah ia di situ sahaja-sahaja? Dikenali sebagai dot pengimbang, syarikat pengeluar menan


Jan 21, 2021

5 cara mudah untuk periksa brek kereta tanpa alatan!

Apabila berbincang tentang penyelenggaraan kereta, kita sering beri lebih perhatian kepada enjin dan transmisi kereta. Lagipun, selalunya kita ke pusat servis kereta pun samada nak tukar minyak enjin atau cecair transmisi. Walaupun kedua-dua aspek ini penting untuk menggerakkan kereta, brek juga sama penting untuk memberhentikan kereta. Oleh itu, bagaimana caranya untuk menjaga brek kereta? Kadangkala, anda mungkin dengar bunyi pelik-pelik yang datangnya dari brek, tapi anda tak tahu apa masalah


Aug 30, 2020

Perodua introduces newly improved D3-SP automatic transmission fluid

Perodua recently launched their new and improved automatic transmission fluid (ATF) oil, specifically for models produced from 2013 onwards. Rated at D3-SP specification, it is applicable for models like the Myvi, Bezza, Axia, Alza and Aruz. Both red and blue bottles of Perodua Genuine Oil ATF D3-SP contain the same, newly improved formula specially designed for Perodua electronic automatic transmissions (E-AT). Red bottles are only sold at Perodua authorised service centres, while blue bottles

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Mar 25, 2020

Electric parking brake vs manual hand brake vs foot brake, which is better?

Parking brake is a safety mechanism that prevents a stationary car from rolling away. Parking brake is also commonly referred to handbrake because of its hand-operated lever. However, there are also different types of parking brake such as foot-operated pedal (footbrake) as well as the increasingly common electric parking brake (EPB). Each of these parking brakes has its benefits, but which is the best? First, we will explain how each parking brake works. The manual handbrake and footbrake work

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May 22, 2020

Bayaran keluar masuk Brunei 3 BND setiap satu bermula 1 Ogos 2020

Dalam satu siaran akhbar yang tular di media sosial dikeluarkan oleh Kementerian Kewangan dan Ekonomi Negara Brunei Darussalam, Pelaksanaan Perintah Bayaran Keluar dan Bayaran Masuk tahun 2020 akan berkuatkuasa mulai 1 Ogos 2020. Dalam kenyataan tersebut, caj akan dikenakan keatas setiap orang yang akan keluar dari atau masuk ke Brunei melalui pos-pos kawalan darat. Caj ini akan dikenakan kepada “semua warganegara termasuk warganegara Brunei Darussalam” yang hendak keluar atau masuk ke Negara Br


Jul 9, 2020

Check these four fluids before you drive

Car care isn't daunting. It pays to do these simple checks and avoid repair bills and headaches in the end. Got it? Simple concept for a simple topic, so let’s go! 1. Check your coolant level See the radiator cap? Some cars have it placed differently, so if you can’t find it on your car at that position, look for the boat shape and bright sticker up top. All you have to do is unscrew it and add plain water (nothing else) to it. Engines heat up while driving, and if there’s not enough water in yo


Jul 19, 2020

Condemned by Malaysians, 'too cute' 2021 Honda Jazz wins 2 Red Dot Design Awards

As consumers in emerging markets (including Malaysian keyboard warriors) find the fourth-generation (4G) 2021 Honda Jazz a bit too radical/cute/retro to accept, it's a winner elsewhere, having scooped up two gongs in the Red Dot Design Awards' 'Product Design' category. Jazz, Jazz Crosstar win Car Design awards The Jazz's latest iteration takes after Honda's 'Yoo no bi' design philosophy, which essentially means 'honing everyday items to make them more beautiful and ergonomically satisfying to u


Apr 1, 2021

9,000 summonses issued for use of ice-blue brake lights in January to June

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) announced today that they issued at least 9,000 summonses against the use of ice blue light bulbs as rear brake lights and the misuse of fog lights in between January to June of 2020. It seems the use of ice-blue light bulbs as brake lights is a returning trend as JSPT noted there has been an increase in the number of cars spotted on the road with the ice blue lights. Although the use of ice blue light bulbs as brake lights are a


Jul 7, 2020

2021 Lexus IS will be the last IS sedan, next gen to be a Shooting Brake

Volkswagen is not the only car mainstream car maker that’s culling its sedans line-up. The current generation 2021 Lexus IS, which made its global preview earlier in June and will go on sale later this year as a 2021 model, will be the last Lexus IS sedan. This is according to a scoop by Japan’s Mag-X. The Japanese publication went on to say that the 2021 Lexus IS was originally meant to be developed on the rear-wheel drive TNGA-L platform that currently underpins the Lexus LS, Lexus LC, and Toy


Nov 30, 2020

Brake disc rust - Is it dangerous? What should you do about it?

If you have a car that’s been parked for a little bit too long, you will start to notice rust forming on the brake discs/rotors. Some of us are able to look past this, while some of us can’t stand the sight of it. Is rust on the brake discs harmful? Brake discs wear out over time either by thinning, warping, or rusting. So, if you’re wondering whether rust on the brake disc is harmful or not, the answer is yes, but only if left unattended for way too long. Rust can corrode the discs and damage t


Mar 7, 2021

Owner Review: Just can’t resist the Jinba Ittai - 2014 Mazda 3 Skyactiv

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Mazda 3 Skyactiv BM owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Zi Xuan Ong It was like 5 years 7 months back since I own my Mazda 3 BM model but it wasn’t my first choice. At the end of 2014, I was thinking to get myself a newer car, as my Hyundai Accent that time was already close to 10 years old. I know I am a pretty OCD person and driving a new car on busy roads in Penang is pretty stressful for me so a whole new

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Aug 19, 2020

Brake disc karat – Bahayakah? Apa yang patut anda buat?

Kalau anda ada kereta yang lama tersadai, anda akan mula perasan karat terbentuk di cakera brek (brake disc) atau di pemutarnya. Ada yang boleh buat-buat tak nampak karat tersebut, tapi ada juga pemilik kereta yang tak keruan dibuatnya. Adakah cakera brek berkarat membahayakan nyawa? Cakera brek lama-kelamaan akan menjadi lusuh disebabkan oleh geseran, meleding, atau karat. Oleh itu, jika anda tertanya-tanya jika cakera brek berkarat bahaya atau tidak, jawapannya “Ya” – tapi, hanya bila ia ditin


Mar 20, 2021

All-new 2020 Honda City (GN-series) - about RM 3.7k to service over 5 years/100k km

It's here - well, at least the S, E and V, pure-petrol variants of the all-new 2020 Honda City for now. The world-premiering RS still has a way to go, and will only be introduced in January 2021. In case you missed it... The new City was launched yesterday, and these are what's different between variants. And here's the pricing for all variants. 2020 Honda City prices Variant Price (RM), no SST Price (RM), with SST S 74,191 76,800 E 81,664 84,800 V 86,561 89,800 RS TBC in Jan 2021 But anyway, we


Oct 14, 2020

Can you do a handbrake turn with an electric parking brake?

The infamous Jeremy Clarkson once said “Nothing turns a 17-year-old girl on more than a well-executed handbrake turn.", whether that is true or not, we will leave it up to your imagination (or testing?), but one of our Wapcar readers recently asked an interesting question of whether a cool handbrake turn is possible with the electric parking brake (EPB), and the short answer is - yes and no. Before we get into detail, the EPB is more compact than their mechanical counterparts, can automatically

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May 12, 2020


每当提到汽车保养时,我们总是会更多地去关注引擎和变速箱。毕竟,我们大部分时候去服务中心,都是去更换引擎润滑油或者变速箱油。尽管引擎和变速箱对于驱动汽车很重要,但是用来让车子停下的煞车其实也有同等的重要性,那么,我们应该如何保养它们呢? 有时你可能会听见煞车发出奇怪的声音,但并不知道那意味着什么,是应该更换煞车片了吗?是应该更换煞车油了吗?在你真的去检查之前,你永远也不会知道问题到底在哪。 因为房子不带车库,大部分大马车主并不是那种喜欢DIY的人。很少有车主自己能有一套完整的工具箱,更别说的千斤顶和千斤顶架了。一些人做过的最DIY的事情,也不过是上Lazada买一套RM20的插座。尽管缺少很多汽车维修的知识,但是我们还是可以做一些简单的检查来检查煞车的状况的。 5个你可以做的简单的检查: 1. 煞车盘和煞车片 让我们从最显眼的部件——煞车盘和煞车片开始 Q:煞车盘和煞车片该如何检查? A:视觉和听觉检查。 仔细观察你的煞车盘,用眼睛看虽然不准确,但还是有用的。如果煞车盘表面像“黑胶唱片”一样有很多不均匀的凹痕,那就需要更换了,出现裂痕的煞车盘也是同理。要检查煞车盘的情况,最准确的方法是测


Nov 12, 2020

UMW Toyota Motor recalls 12,997 units of Hilux and Fortuner for brake booster replacement

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has announced a recall involving 12,997 units of the Toyota Hilux and Toyota Fortuner made between July 2018 and January 2019 for brake booster inspection and replacement. Models not listed here are not affected by this recall. The affected models are as below: UMWT Recall for brake booster Model Units affected Toyota Hilux 11,517 Toyota Fortuner 1,426 The condition involves the resin pistons in the brake booster of said vehicles which could cause compromised braking perf


Dec 2, 2020

Here's why you shouldn't use D or N while driving downhill in an auto transmission

Recently, one of our readers posed a very interesting question: How to drive downhill correctly in an automatic transmission? Actually, the basics of how engine braking works has been covered here previously, and it applies to all transmission types. Therefore, we will not go into technical details of downhill driving. Instead, let's discuss the dos and don'ts of downhill driving, seeing that this activity is indeed quite a favourite pasttime of Malaysian drivers. Also, the focus will be on the


Jan 16, 2021

Why is my ABS warning light on? And what is a wheel speed sensor?

One of the warning lights in your car is the ABS warning light. ABS stands for anti-lock braking system, and it ensures you have complete control of your car in emergency braking situations. What does a glowing ABS warning light mean? Unless you see leaking brake fluid, the most common reason for the ABS warning light is a faulty wheel speed sensor. In fact, some car brands have this as a recurring problem. There are other reasons for failed ABS systems too, albeit less prevalent. Some refer to


Feb 21, 2021

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

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May 14, 2020

Tak ada brek tangan macam mana? Ini cara drift menggunakan Electric Parking Brake

Jeremy Clarkson pernah menyebut, “Tiada yang lebih mengujakan makwe berbanding pusingan drift yang dilaksanakan dengan baik.” Oleh itu, seorang pembaca ada bertanyakan mengenai soalan menarik ini. Macam mana nak drift kalau guna EPB (Electric Parking Brake)? Jawapan adalah ya dan tidak. Sebelum itu, EPB adalah sistem yang menarik brek tangan anda ketika parkir secara automatik. Sistem ini membolehkan brek tangan konvensional (jenis tombol) dikeluarkan dari kereta, menjadikan konsol tengah lebih


Jun 27, 2020

New Volkswagen Arteon to premiere on June 24, Shooting Brake variant included

The new Volkswagen Arteon will be premiering on June 24, together with a shooting brake variant. The avant-garde grand tourer will feature new high tech drives and intelligent comfort and assistance systems. Integrated with the new Arteon is the latest modular infotainment matrix (MIB3) system to ensure the best possible connectivity. With long-distance traveling in mind, “Travel Assist” highly assisted driving will be possible in the new Arteon which will take over steering, acceleration, and b


Jun 3, 2020

6 cara nak tahu bila kena tukar ‘disc brake’ kereta anda

Antara komponen keselamatan yang paling penting untuk setiap kereta adalah sistem brek. Jika pemandu tidak boleh memberhentikan kereta secara efektif, memang tak heran jika terjadinya kemalangan. Sistem brek adalah sebahagian daripada servis penyelenggaraan pencegahan yang menyeluruh bagi memastikan kecekapan keseluruhan sistem brek kereta anda. Terdapat pelbagai komponen untuk sesebuah sistem brek seperti kaliper brek, pad brek, piston brek, pin, dan sebagainya. Tapi tahukah anda komponen brek

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Nov 11, 2020

Bintik-bintik hitam di sekeliling cermin kereta, apa fungsinya?

Bagi mereka yang rajin cuci kereta sendiri atau saja ternampak garisan hitam dengan bintik-bintik yang mengelilingi cermin / ‘windshield’ kereta mungkin pernah tertanya, apa fungsi garisan berbintik atau dot-dot hitam ini? Kalau anda nak tahu, pita hitam dan bintik-bintik hitam di cermin hadapan kereta tersebut dipanggil ‘frit’. Ia merupakan pita enamel yang disatukan dengan sisi keliling cermin dan inilah yang membuatkan cermin kereta anda melekat kukuh dengan panel dan bingkai badan kereta and


Jan 23, 2021

Regular AT vs DCT: Should you hold it in D or in N while in traffic?

When you are stuck in a traffic jam, should you leave your automatic transmission car in Drive and hold it with the brakes, or shift to Neutral and engage the parking brake/hand brake? Depending on who you ask, you will get a different answers. Not very long ago, it was said that you should leave your car in Drive, and that it’s not recommended to keep shifting between Drive and Neutral because doing so sends unnecessary shift shock to the driveline. But with the kind of traffic that we have the


Jun 24, 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

Jaguar Land Rover's new plug-in hybrid powertrain features a 3-cylinder engine

Previously, we’ve talked about why premium brands like Volvo and BMW use 3-cylinder engines in their cars. Now, Jaguar Land Rover has joined the gang by introducing a new plug-in hybrid powertrain with a 1.5-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine. The 1.5-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine is the smallest in the Ingenium range, it sends 200 PS/280 Nm to the front wheels through a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Similar to Volvo’s T8 system, the electric motor mounted on the rear axle powers


Apr 23, 2020

2020 Mazda 3 edition100 showcased, launch in Malaysia possible?

In conjunction with Mazda's centennial year celebration and the Mazda 3 bagging the 2020 World Car Design of the Year award, Bermaz Auto Philippines, the official distributor of Mazda vehicles in the Philippines, has just released the 2020 Mazda 3 edition100. Separating the regular Mazda 3 from the edition100 is the addition of the Mazdaspeed bodykit, which is finished in Soul Red for the Snowflake White Pearl and Jet Black Mazda 3 models, while Soul Red Crystal Mazda 3 units receive Gloss Black


Jul 9, 2020

Are "lifetime" transmission fluids a SCAM?

If you found a genie in a bottle and wished for enough money to last an entire lifetime, things could turn out several ways. He could give you a billion ringgit to let you live lavishly for a good 50 years. He could also not give you anything at all, but make you die the moment your money runs out. The point is, “lasting an entire lifetime” is only as good as how long a lifetime is. With that, lifetime transmission fluids also depend on the definition of what a lifetime is. You’re probably famil


Sep 13, 2020