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If disc brakes are better, why do modern cars still have drum brakes?

All variants of the Perodua Myvi have rear drum brakes. The same goes for the current line-up of the Honda City. The Toyota Vios, on the other hand, has rear solid disc brakes for the “G” variant, but the remaining “E” and “J” variant come with rear drum brakes. Often seen as a “poverty spec” feature, drum brakes are still prevalent in modern cars of today. Before we start calling drum brakes ancient, it is important to note that ideas for both drum and disc brake types were conceived in the ear


Jul 7, 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

Failed brakes spark protest at Tesla’s booth in 2021 Auto Shanghai

It is not all about interesting concept cars and fresh Chinese models that take the stage at this year’s Auto Shanghai but also, surprisingly a public protest against Tesla. Tesla isn’t planning on launching any new models at the motor show but that didn’t stop a few disgruntled customers to voice out their displeasure at Elon Musk’s golden goose EV start-up over some of its model’s brake failure. Just a few days before Auto Shanghai was due to open, Chinese media reported a brake failure incide

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Apr 19, 2021

My car is making loud noises when I stomp on the brakes, is something wrong with my ABS?

Although ABS has been around for years, many still do not understand how ABS actually works. It is generally known that ABS has something to do with the car brakes during heavy braking, but the common misconception is that it helps you brake better. It doesn’t, let us explain. ABS stands for Antilock Braking System. Yes, it has something to do with car brakes, but it doesn’t help the car stop faster. Instead, it works to keep the driver in control when under heavy braking. Contrary to popular be


Jun 19, 2020

Perodua GR Myvi rendered - Could this be Malaysia’s hottest hatchback ever?

If the Perodua Myvi GT that was showcased at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show isn’t sporty enough for you, perhaps this GR Myvi would suffice? This particular GR Myvi is the creation of The Ajerul, who has rendered a fair number of aggressive-looking Protons and Peroduas in the past. To be clear, this is just an artist's imagination. Perodua has nothing to do with Toyota's GR Sport range, at least not in Malaysia. Unlike the Myvi GT and its large front air intakes, the GR Myvi gets


Apr 22, 2020

McLaren designer says the world needs more red Mazdas, pens this

Joao Dias, the Principal Exterior Designer at McLaren since 2016, released a design sketch of a sexy-looking red machine on his Instagram with the caption “The world needs more red Mazdas.” The sketch does draw similarities with the RX-Vision concept car, which was previewed 5 years ago. Long bonnet, front-engine sports car with presumably a rotary engine. Typical of design concepts, the wheels are absurdly large and within them are equally massive Brembo brakes. There’s a Mazda logo on the fron


Jun 23, 2020

All-new Toyota GR Supra 2019 3.0L launched in Malaysia, RM568,000

Only available with 3.0-litre straight-six turbo Toyota Supra Safety Advanced Driver Assistance System Unique paintwork available as an option UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has just launched the all-new A90 Toyota GR Supra 2019 here to the local market. Bringing back the legendary Supra nameplate to Malaysia. As much as we like to be sentimental about the Supra name, pricing is a big factor as to whether people would actually put their money down on one. UMWT has managed to price it at RM 568k, on par

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Sep 20, 2019

2020 Perodua Myvi S-Edition vs Myvi GT: Which is your pick?

In a rather surprising move, Perodua unveiled the 2020 Perodua Myvi S-Edition in Brunei, alongside the regular model. Nope, Malaysia isn't the first to receive this model. Called the Myvi S-Edition, it is heavily inspired by the Myvi GT that was shown at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (2018 KLIMS). However, unlike the Myvi GT that is based on the Myvi 1.5 AV, the Brunei market Myvi S-Edition is based on the entry-level Myvi 1.3G. Let’s take a closer look and compare both the Myvi


Jul 5, 2020

Triumph kemas kini barisan model klasik Bonneville versi 2021

Syarikat pengeluar motosikal legenda British, Triumph mendedahkan barisan model klasik Bonneville bagi versi 2021 yang diberi pelbagai kemaskini termasuk peningkatan kuasa enjin, sistem brek, kemasan dan pelbagai lagi. Model yang dikemas kini itu ialah T100, T120, T120 Black, Street Twin, Speedmaster dan Bobber. T100 Sekalipun T100 masih masih menggunakan unit enjin dua silinder selari 900 cc, tetapi tren kuasa itu dinaik taraf oleh Triumph untuk menepati piawaian emisi Euro 5. Ia kini lebih ber


Mar 3, 2021

Aprilia RS660 2021 bakal tembus pasaran Malaysia tak lama lagi!

Pada Oktober tahun lalu, syarikat pengeluar motosikal Itali, Aprilia memperkenalkan secara global jentera 'Sportbike' kelas pertengahannya iaitu Aprilia RS660 versi 2021. Dan selepas penantian selama beberapa bulan, jentera hebat berkenaan dikhabarkan akan menjengah pasaran tempatan tidak lama lagi. Berdasarkan laporan beberapa laman sesawang automotif tempatan, motosikal yang buat pertama kali diperkenalkan secara konsep di pameran motosikal EICMA di Itali pada 2018 itu akan dijual pada julat h


Feb 26, 2021

Watch: Perodua Myvi brakes to 'kepochi' Bomba, causes an accident

A video of Bomba putting out fire on a badly burning car caught our attention recently, but it was not because there is a car on fire, instead it was what happened after that. A Perodua Myvi caused another accident on the highway as he slowed down to watch the Bomba put out the fire of the burning car. In the video, the person holding the camera was focussed on the burning car that the fire brigade was already working put out. But “auntie” unwittingly caught the accident between 2 Perodua Myvis


May 27, 2020

Tom's tunes 2020 Toyota GR Supra and Toyota Century

Following their debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January this year, famed Toyota tuner Tom’s will open orders for their tuned 2020 Toyota GR Supra and 2020 Toyota Century this weekend. The Supra gets a new turbo, intercooler and an ECU tweak among other mods to bump the power up from 335 PS to 460 PS. Meanwhile, stiffened chassis and new Brembo six-piston brake calipers mated to 380mm discs means the newfound power stays in check. Unlike us (hopefully), when cars go on a diet they become wider.


Jul 8, 2020

Owner Review: The heritage hot hatch - My Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk. 7

** This article is the personal experience of a 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mark 7 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Suhanesh Chandra The term GTI has always carried a strong heritage with it. Ever since the first Volkswagen Golf Mark 1 GTI launched in 1976 till the latest Golf GTI Mark 8 that was unveiled recently, this model from Volkswagen has always been the benchmark for the hot hatches and other automakers have always been trying to surpass that benchmark.

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Sep 4, 2020

CFMoto lancar 1250TR-G. Motosikal ‘Grand Touring’ saingan terbaru Honda GL1800 Gold Wing?

CFMoto merupakan sebuah jenama motosikal daripada China dan baru sahaja menembusi pasaran Malaysia dengan barisan model seperti CFMoto 250NK dan CFMoto 650 GT. Jenama dari Tanah Besar ini mensasarkan motosikal dengan rekaan yang menarik pada harga yang berpatutan. Beberapa hari lepas, CFMoto baru sahaja melancarkan sebuah motosikal jenis ‘Grand Touring’ CFMoto 1250TR-G di China. Motosikal tersebut sebelum ini hanya digunakan oleh pihak berkuasa di China kini menerima talaan semula untuk pasaran


Sep 23, 2020

Ducati Malaysia pertontonkan jentera berharga RM880k, Panigale Superleggera V4

Model edisi terhad dari jenama Itali, Ducati, Panigale Superleggera V4 yang berharga RM888,000 dipertontonkan buat pertama kali di Malaysia, hari ini. Ducati hanya mengeluarkan 500 unit jentera istimewa ini bagi pasaran seluruh dunia dengan nombor siri Panigale Superleggera V4 yang terdapat di bilik pameran Ducati Malaysia ini adalah 210/500. Begitupun, edisi ke-210 ini sudah pun mempunyai pemiliknya iaitu ahli perniagaan, Datuk Nazir Hussin Akhtar Husin. Berdasarkan maklumat daripada Ducati, Pa


Dec 11, 2020

Aprilia RSV4, RSV4 Factory 2021. 125 Nm, 217 Hp, teknologi MotoGP ke jalanan!

Aprilia mempertontonkan imej jentera 'Superbike' RSV4 dan RSV4 Factory 2021 kepada umum pada Januari lalu. Tindakan itu pantas mencetuskan keterujaan buat peminat jenama Itali itu di seluruh dunia. Sekalipun kebanyakan spesifikasi dan ciri-ciri jentera berkenaan sudah pun diketahui, begitupun jumlah kuasa dan tork yang dihasilkan oleh motosikal berkenaan hanya didedahkan, baru-baru ini. Sekalipun enjin V4 yang dipertingkatkan kepada 1,099 cc itu kini patuh piawaian emisi Euro 5, ia meraih pening


Mar 9, 2021

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 2021 serba baharu dilancar di BIMS Thailand 2021, harga RM 17,136!

Suzuki Motor Thailand secara rasminya melancarkan jentera 'Sportbike' terbarunya, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 2021 di Pameran Motor Antarabangsa Bangkok (BIMS) 2021 yang hadir dengan tawaran harga 128,800 baht (RM 17,136). Direka dengan konsep "Lifestyle Sport Bike" (Gaya Hidup Sportbike), ia menawarkan reka bentuk yang moden buat penggemar jentera 'full fairing' disamping penggunaan teknologi serba canggih dan terkini yang dimiliki Suzuki. Dengan gaya yang dinspirasi dari Eropah, Gixxer SF 250 2021 di


Mar 24, 2021

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

Proton X70 dengan kit badan ‘custom’ dari Venis Car Bodykit, siap rim 20'!

Proton X70 memang antara salah satu SUV yang hensem di pasaran kita sekarang. Dengan harga yang mampu milik, ditambah pula dengan ciri-ciri dan kelengkapan yang padu, maka tak hairanlah betapa banyak X70 di jalan raya kita. Semestinya, akan ada pemilik yang ingin membuat kereta meraka tampak lain daripada yang lain. Azalinya, memang banyak rakyat Malaysia yang kreatif, terutamanya bab kosmetik kereta. Berbekalkan minat dan cinta terhadap kereta, pemilik X70 unik ini iaitu Khairul Anuar telah bek

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Oct 19, 2020

Benelli 752S 2021 tiba di Malaysia, harga ditawarkan RM37,888

Bersaing dalam segmen yang agak kompetitif, Benelli Malaysia akhirnya melancarkan motosikal naked berkuasanya, Benelli 752S 2021 di pasaran tempatan dengan tawaran harga menarik RM37,888. Harga berkenaan begitupun adalah asas yang tidak termasuk yuran pendaftaran, insuran dan cukai jalan. Tampil dengan gaya jentera naked gagah dan moden, jentera yang diperkenalkan di kepada global pada 2018 itu boleh didapati dalam tiga pilihan warna yang menarik iaitu Hijau (Green), Merah (Red) dan Hitam (Black


Feb 8, 2021

Cap ayam: Bagaimana nak tahu aksesori dan barang kereta yang anda beli itu asli?

Jika anda lihat di sekeliling anda, terdapat banyak pemilik kenderaan yang menambah atau menukar pelbagai jenis aksesori daripada nut tayar, tempat duduk, ataupun stereng untuk tampak lebih ranggi. Memang tidak dinafikan bahawa rakyat Malaysia kreatif dan suka untuk menggayakan kereta mereka. Namun begitu, ada yang terlepas pandang, tidak tahu, ataupun mengambil ringan betapa bahayanya penggunaan aksesori palsu yang berkualiti rendah di kenderaan anda. Malah, ia sebenarnya membahayakan nyawa and

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Jul 8, 2020

Owner Review: Stand out or Get out? - FIRST Owner Story of 2020 Proton X50 1.5T Flagship

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia https://www.wapcar.my/forum Basic Information Model: 2020 Proton X50 1.5T Flagship Time of Booking: May 2020, way before the official announcement for booking Dealer Name: Proton Cahaya Segambut Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: Rm 103,300 excluding insurance The price I Paid: Rm 103,000 excluding insurance Vehicle Delivery Time: 30th October 2020 Reasons why I bough

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Nov 10, 2020

Rupa Toyota Alphard dan Vellfire tak cukup premium? Kasi olah rupa ke Lexus LM 350!

Bercakap sahaja tentang MPV mewah kat Malaysia, memang tak sah kalau tak sebut Toyota Alphard atau Vellfire. Mana taknya, MPV ini adalah pilihan utama bagi golongan yang berduit, selebriti, artis, sehinggalah ke para Menteri. Senang nak lihat tarikan Alphard dan Vellfire ini. Rupa eksteriornya memberikan ‘road presence’ yang begitu kuat dengan lampu dan grill hadapan yang besar, ditambah pula dengan interior seperti sebuah kondominium mewah, maka tak hairanlah bersepah anak gajah ini di jalanray

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

Oct 12, 2020

GSX-R 1000R Edisi Legenda, penghormatan Suzuki buat juara dunia MotoGP

Jenama Suzuki kembali rancak dibualkan susulan kemenangan Joan Mir dalam kancah perlumbaan MotoGP musim ini. Apa tidaknya, ia mengakhiri kemarau selama 20 tahun syarikat pengeluar dari Jepun itu untuk merasai nikmat bergelar juara dunia dalam perlumbaan elit dua roda berkenaan. Lebih mengagumkan, penunggang Sepanyol, Mir mendakap kejayaan itu dengan hanya meraih satu kemenangan semusim namun sentiasa konsisten dalam setiap perlumbaan. Berikutan kejayaan itu, Suzuki Motorcycles memperkenalkan mod


Dec 31, 2020

Honda CB1300 2021, jentera nostalgia mengimbau gaya retro

Bagi memenuhi permintaan peminat motosikal bergaya retro di era 70-an dan 80-an, Honda Jepun melancarkan sportbike CB1300 2021 yang dijual khas untuk pasaran Negara Matahari Terbit itu, baru-baru ini. Jentera yang mengimbas kembali nostalgia itu hadir dalam empat varian iaitu Super Four, Super Bold’or, Super Four SP, dan Super Bold’or SP. Dari sudut reka bentuk, falsafah yang digunakan untuk keempat-empat varian ini cukup mudah iaitu mengimbau kembali era di mana motosikal tidak terlalu rumit na


Jan 7, 2021

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, motosikal gaya retro yang mengagumkan!

Jenama Royal Enfield sememangnya tidak asing bagi penggemar motosikal bergaya klasik dan retro. Selain sejarahnya yang mengagumkan, syarikat yang diasaskan oleh Albert Eadie dan Robert Walker Smith di Britain pada tahun 1891 ini cukup popular dengan penampilannya yang tersendiri. Sebagai salah satu jenama motosikal paling ikonik di dunia, ia menghasilkan pelbagai model yang dipasarkan ke seluruh dunia dan yang paling mendapat perhatian serta pujian ketika ini pastinya Royal Enfield Interceptor 6


Jan 21, 2021

Jentera 'garang' Triumph, Tiger 850 Sport 2021 mendarat di Malaysia, harga RM 59,900

Selepas pengenalannya secara global pada November tahun lalu, jentera dalam segmen 'Adventure' keluaran syarikat pengeluar motosikal British, Triumph Tiger 850 Sport 2021 akhirnya tiba di tanah air. Perkembangan menarik itu dikongsikan oleh Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia di laman sosial rasmi syarikat berkenaan, baru-baru ini. Seperti yang diketahui, Tiger 850 Sport 2021 dibina berasaskan model lebih 'senior' Tiger 900 dan turut menggunakan enjin sama iaitu 888 cc 'T-Plane', Penyejuk Cecair, 12 In


Feb 26, 2021

How to properly use Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

You're driving in traffic, minding your own business when suddenly a box falls out of the lorry in front of you. Reflexes take over, you brake hard, but realise you can't stop in time. You then swerve to avoid the rogue box. That evasive action wouldn't have been possible if your car wasn't equipped with Anti-lock Braking System, (ABS). Even though many, if not most new cars are now equipped with ABS, most car owners don't know how it works or how it benefits them. I've had friends come to me an


Aug 6, 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: The Underdog Compact Executive Sedan - Kia Stinger GT-Line 2.0

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Kia Stinger GT-Line 2.0L owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Lutfi Othman When I first saw pictures of the Kia Stinger online after it was unveiled in 2017, I was very impressed with how Kia designs have evolved all these years. Unknowingly, I developed a liking of the car although I have doubts if it will ever reach our shores. I had a bad perception of Kia those days due to their bad reputation in design and

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Jul 7, 2020