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Perodua holds its first-ever Body & Paint skill contest

Perodua has successfully held its first-ever Body & Paint (B&P) Skill Contest in a move to step up its human capital development efforts and provide higher standards of B&P service to its customers.Established in 2009, Perodua’s B&P business deals with the repair and restoration of vehicles that have been involved in collisions. “Our B&P business aims to take much of the hassle away from the repair of collision-involved vehicles, with work carried out to the highe

Robert

Robert

Jul 23, 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 sparesA full-sized spare

Arif

Arif

Jun 9, 2020

Jalan Klang-Banting closed for repair works for a week following road cave-in

Flash floods and heavy rain are causing a lot of damage to the roads. Last week, photos and videos of the sinkhole surrounding the LRT 3 construction project near Johan Setia started surfacing. Now Prasarana has released an official statement along with an announcement that repair works might take at least a week. Bernama reported that the road damage at Jalan Klang-Banting was caused by soil erosion and sedimentation due to the combination of frequent rainfall over the past two weeks

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 23, 2020

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class features E-Active Body Control - Raises car in side impact!

With the upcoming 2021 W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class about to be launched in September 2020, Mercedes-Benz has been teasing some of the newest technology and features of the flagship sedan through their Meet the S-Class Digital web series.In the latest update, Mercedes-Benz has revealed that the W223 will feature the E-Active Body Control active suspension system as an option. This feature is also seen in the GLE SUV. It adds semi-supporting pneumatics to the air suspension and is connect

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 30, 2020

Buying used cars: 5 signs a car has been in an accident

A knight in shining armor is a man who has never had his metal truly tested. Likewise, a pristine looking car is a car that hasn’t been driven much. While the former may be an inspirational phrase, the latter is a sign of a good used car.When shopping for a used car, it is normal to see dings, scratches, or the occasional putty. Small damages are good for bargaining, but a used car with major damage is much better avoided. Whether or not to go on with the purchase is entirely up to you. Th

Arif

Arif

Aug 21, 2020

Toyota Raize’s new body scores big at JNCAP

The JNCAP has rated the Toyota Raize’s rigid DNGA platform with 5 stars in the collision safety performance evaluation. The Raize managed to achieve the top rank even though JNCAP has revised their collision safety performance evaluation criteria.The new Raize is the first compact car built on Daihatsu’s DNGA platform. Daihatsu and Toyota created the platform with a goal of providing car passengers with the best driving performance, luxury, safety, and peace of mind.Daihatsu has cert

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 28, 2020

Get better protection with Honda's enhanced insurance package

Honda Malaysia has introduced an enhanced version of the Honda Insurance Plus (HiP). First introduced in 2002, the HiP functions to provide comprehensive protection and coverage to all Honda customers in various situations. The newly enhanced HiP package delivers the benefits of Rescue, Protection and Savings. Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Toichi Ishiyama said, “As a car owner myself, I understand the importance of having the peace of mind knowing th

Arif

Arif

Sep 2, 2020

All-new 2020 Honda Accord is made using laser brazing tools: stronger body, smoother joints

The 10th generation, all-new 2020 Honda Accord has just been launched in Malaysia. It is priced from RM 185,900 to RM 195,900, locally-assembled at Honda Malaysia’s plant in Pegoh, Melaka.We have covered the topic quite extensively but there is minor detail that we’ve yet to discuss. If you take look a closer look at the 2020 Honda Accord’s roof, you will notice that the roof is missing a rubber strip that’s usually found on most cars.The rubber strip does not serve any r

Hans

Hans

Feb 28, 2020

Kinabalu Park car park collapses in massive landslide

The public car park adjacent to the Kinabalu National Park has collapsed due to incessant rain over the past week. A viral video has been circulating around social media showing the extend of the damage though the 2-lane road next to it is not affected.Located at km 20 Jalan Ranau-Tamparuli in the Kundasang highlands in Ranau, the district police chief, Sammy Newton, believed that the landslide happened earlier this morning as the police department was alerted at 7.15 am.He told reporters that t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 20, 2021

Check out this epic LUMGA body kit on the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera

If you think that the Drive68 body kit on the all-new Nissan Almera is just a little too tame for you, then take a load of this ultra-aggressive LUMGA body kit created by body kit company Amotriz in Thailand.At first glance, the futuristic and aggressive body kit reminds one of the sporty kits on the Honda Civic Type-R and Nissan GT-R R35.The body kit includes a modified front bumper, sharp side skirting, a choice of massive rear spoiler or a ducktail style spoiler, and a rear bumper that makes

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 14, 2020

Buying guide: 5 things to lookout for when buying a used car

Want that dream car of yours but can’t afford to buy new? The used car market is one solution. Toyota 86 for as low a RM 108,000?!If you are shopping for a used car, here are the list of things that you should look out for.1. Check paintwork, body panels, engine bay, and underneath of the carFirst impression matters. The outlook of the car is what makes you attracted to it in the first place, so naturally, this will be the first thing you should look at. Always inspect the car in dayl

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 15, 2020

VW Announces VIP – Volkswagen Insurance Plan

  Priority claims approval No excess fees No betterment cost Agreed value of up to 10 yearsVolkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today announced the launch of its insurance programme, the Volkswagen Insurance Plan or “VIP”.Benefits of VIP motor insurance policy include prioritised claim approval, roadside assistance with 24-hour emergency towing, and assurance that repair work is conducted at authorised Volkswagen body and paint centres, in accordance to Volkswagen repair st

Hans

Hans

Sep 5, 2019

Cycle & Carriage takes pride in Daimler AG-certified Centres of Competence

Cycle & Carriage Bintang Berhad (Cycle & Carriage) has achieved a remarkable feat, scoring a perfect score of 100% for the second time, in Daimler AG’s stringent ‘Centre of Competence’ certification for its Batu Caves Body & Paint (B&P) Facility. Cycle & Carriage also achieved 98% and 96% for its Johor Bahru and Bukit Tengah facilities respectively.“Our network of body and paint repair facilities scoring above the global median is the result of Cycle &

Eric

Eric

Sep 11, 2019

Drive68 body kit fitted to the 2020 Honda City

Ter Studios, a Thai body kit supplier, recently gave the 2020 Honda City a visual makeover with the Drive68 body kit.Up front, the front bumper extension gives off an aggressive visual intake on the fog lamp section. The lip features integrated reflective extensions on the corners of the bumpers. The rear bumper extension have been fitted with chrome-tipped exhausts that only serve as eye-candy. Paired with the faux exhausts is an inconspicuous diffuser-like element, complemented with a mes

Brian

Brian

Jun 10, 2020

Future owners of Perodua D55L, the Toyota Raize Modellista body kit is waiting for you

This Modellista body kit is designed specifically for the Toyota Raize - aka Daihatsu Rocky - in Japan, but does this mean it will fit on the upcoming Perodua D55L which is based on the Rocky? Wing Hin Motorsports Facebook page has hinted the availability of the styling package in Malaysia. In theory, the package should allow D55L owners a chance to upgrade the looks of their B-segment SUV. The Modellista Advance Blast Style is an official body kit offered by Toyota for the Raize. It features a

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 17, 2020

Toyota Harrier 2020 dengan body kit GR. Lebih mengancam?

Toyota HarrierToyota Racing Development telahpun mengeluarkan set body kit rasmi dengan jenama Gazoo Racing (GR) untuk model Toyota Harrier 2020 terbaru.Aksesori kosmetikSet body kit tersebut datang dalam 16 bahagian yang merangkumi spoiler bumper depan dan belakang, skirt sisi, hiasan bumper depan, spoiler pintu belakang dan beberapa pelekat decal bahagian luar.Anda boleh menambah lagi pilihan yang ada. Terdapat 4 ekzos palsu keluli tahan karat, jalur merah, rim aloi 20 inci multispoke hitam da

Haris

Haris

Jun 25, 2020

The 2020 Toyota Harrier gets a sporty GR body kit in Japan

If the 2020 Toyota Harrier isn’t enough for your taste, Gazoo Racing (GR) just released a sporty-looking body kit only available in Japan. Form over FunctionThe body kit adds a sporty-looking front and rear diffuser, side visor fins, side skirts and a rear spoiler.You can further add on air intakes on the bumpers, 4 stainless steel-tipped faux exhausts, red racing stripes, 20-inch black multispoke alloy rims and tinted windows.So is there anything functional?An anti-swa

Brian

Brian

Jun 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 ManigamSince 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 i

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 4, 2020

Man pulled over for duct-taping flashlights to his car as headlights replacement

We’ve seen plenty of examples where car owners deck out their cars with aftermarket headlamps and housings to give their rides a little more glamour. But we have not heard of a case where the owner duct-taped torch lights onto the car!Imagine the surprise when the police pulled over a man driving a Chevrolet Impala in the USA and discovered the duct-taped torch lights.According to a report, the police initially stopped the Impala due to its unusually dim headlamps at around 2 am, but littl

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 9, 2020

Goodbye abandoned cars! DOE kickstarts new car recycling program

The Department of Environment (DOE) has launched a new project known as the Authorised Automotive Treatment Facility (AATF). The facility will work on disposing of abandoned cars in the country sustainably by either recycling parts or proper disposal of harmful substance.What does it mean by disposing of abandoned cars sustainably?AATF will start by dismantling the components, especially those containing scheduled waste such as lead-acid batteries, lithium batteries, electronic components, from

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 4, 2021

Rendered: 2021 Perodua D55L with GR body kit, this or the Proton X50?

While the Proton X50 is still enjoying the limelight since its launch in October 2020, the Perodua D55L is on its way to capture the hearts of Malaysians. Our friends at funtasticko have information that the Perodua D55L will begin production in Rawang in February 2021.Perodua D55L spied in camouflageAlthough the final name of the Perodua D55L is yet to be confirmed, photo chopper Theophilus Chin has blessed us again with a rendering of a GR version of the Perodua D55L. (Daihatsu Rocky/Toyota Ra

Arif

Arif

Dec 21, 2020

New or used car, which should you buy after MCO?

The Movement Control Order (MCO) in place to control the Covid-19 pandemic has put a huge speed bump on the various economic sector.The automotive industry has come to a complete halt as JPJ (Road and Transport Department Malaysia) has yet to resume new private vehicle registration (services related to commercial vehicles are available).It’s only a matter of time before consumers can go out and purchase their next perfect car. But with the soft economy that will prolong for the forese

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

May 24, 2020

Covid-19: Car workshops allowed to operate during Movement Control Order, says NSC

The nationwide Movement Control Order announced by Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to control the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) begins today 18 March 2020 and spans 14 days till the end of 31 March 2020.All non-essential services are ordered to cease operations during this period. However, Malaysia National Security Council (NSC) have just released clearer guidelines regarding the restricted movement and it involves a list of non-essential services being allowed to operate d

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Mar 18, 2020

More Body and Paint Centres for your Honda to look good as new

Honda Malaysia has maintained consistent sales growth for the past 5 years, an average of 30% increase from 2014 to 2018. More Honda cars on the road translates to higher Body and Paint (BP) service intakes.As of October 2019, Honda Malaysia recorded over 36,000 BP service intakes, a 40% increase from the BP service intakes in the same period last year.With great sales come great responsibility for after sales. And Honda Malaysia has opened six new BP Centres this year, bringing the total of 28

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 13, 2019

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

Volvo Car Malaysia extends hybrid battery warranty to 8 years or 160,000 km, free of charge

Volvo Car Malaysia has announced an extension of the warranty for its PHEV range to 8 years or 160,000 km (whichever comes first), now covering models registered after 3-December 2015.Earlier this year, the extended warranty was only offered for Volvo cars registered from 1 January 2020 onwards. Volvo Malaysia has now decided to offer the extend warranty for its PHEV range that were purchased since the launch of the Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV on 3 December 2015.Nalin Jain, Managing Director of Volvo C

Arif

Arif

Dec 21, 2020

Honda’s 3S Centre in Perak is Malaysia’s first Gold-Rated Green Building Index car showroom

Honda Malaysia’s newest 3S Centre in Perak has been rated ‘Gold’ under the Green Building Index (GBI), making it the first car showroom in the country to be awarded with such certification. The GBI is a green rating tool for buildings that is recognised by the industry in Malaysia, aimed at raising awareness on environmental issues and promoting sustainability in the built environment.Operated by Ban Hoe Seng (Auto), the new 3S centre is the result of a RM15 million investment.

Robert

Robert

Jul 24, 2019

When to change your shock absorbers? Here are 6 signs the time has come

Sometimes you think your shock absorbers are fine but the tyre shop tells you otherwise. They say they need replacing. Are they telling you the truth? How do you even tell that your shocks need to be replaced? You've never really paid attention to your shock absorbers and that's normal for the majority of car owners.A beater car. Notice the slight “squatting” in the rear end. Photo sourceWhen purchasing a used/recon car, it is common to get a car with bad/shot/leaking sh

Arif

Arif

Jul 18, 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?Standard Peugeot 308 4-doorFor this used car guide, we will focus on the Peugeot 308 T7 generation. The 308 is classified as a C-segment hatchback, but Nasim, t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 21, 2021

MITI expected to allow car manufacturers to resume operations next week

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is expected to backtrack on its earlier decision to remove automotive manufacturing from its list of essential services sectors, and will allow automotive manufacturing to resume operations next week.The government has yet to make an official announcement on the matter and those involved have been told to not speak to the media. However WapCar.my understands that discussions is almost complete and automotive manufacturing might be re-instat

Hans

Hans

Jan 15, 2021