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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

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

Volvo Car Malaysia appoints Pekin Auto as its dealer in Skudai

Volvo Car Malaysia, the premium car maker, has appointed Pekin Auto Sdn Bhd (“Pekin Auto”) as its latest dealer representative in Johor Bahru, in line with its expansive transformation plan which aims to improve overall customer experience.The new 3S Centre (Sales, Service, and Spare Parts) located near Skudai, will adhere to Volvo Cars’ latest VRE (Volvo Retail Experience) requirement – a standard that delivers a holistic brand experience for customers at any of Volvo Ca

Robert

Robert

Aug 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

Covid-19: What do you do if your car breaks down during MCO?

As we all hang on the edges of our seats awaiting the announcement if Movement Control Order would be extended yet again, we can only hope that none of our important appliances like our cars would require immediate repairs. But in the event that your car breaks down, all is not despair as the government has allowed workshops to remain open though at limited hours.Since the beginning of MCO, many car companies have ordered their service centres to partially close and announced a confirmation

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 10, 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

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

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

Used car buying guide: ZC21 Suzuki Swift – Which variant to get, what to look out for

If you're in the market for a fun-to-drive hatchback that won't cost an arm and a leg to maintain, truth is, there aren't many options out there.  One such car is the Suzuki Swift.History of the Suzuki Swift in MalaysiaThe ZC21-generation Suzuki Swift made its Malaysian debut way back in 2005, fitted with a run-of-the-mill 1.5-litre petrol engine that does 100 PS and 133 Nm, mated to a four-speed automatic.Suzuki Malaysia also offered the sportier Swift Sport, powered by a

Eric

Eric

Oct 18, 2020

Das WeltAuto launched in Malaysia, peace of mind when buying a used VW

 Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched Das WeltAuto, Volkswagen’s global used car programme that offers customers certified used cars they can trust. The award-winning Das WeltAuto is backed by the global know-how, standards and processes, systematic solution and warranty of the Volkswagen Group.The most obvious benefit of buying a certified pre-owned Volkswagen (which is different from a used Volkswagen, more on that later) from Das WeltAuto is peace of mind.All Da

Robert

Robert

Aug 30, 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 free

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 4, 2020

Scored a used child car seat? Have you checked the expiry date?

With the Road and Transport Department (JPJ) waiting for the official green light to start issuing fines for not using a child car seat, many parents are rushing to purchase a seat to avoid needing to pay the expensive fine. But unfortunately, many are looking to second-hand child seats or hand-me-downs from friends and families. Did you know that these child car seats have an expiry date?Yes, all child car seats have an expiry date or shelf life as we call it. There are many factors contributin

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 8, 2020

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

Hyundai-Kia’s 80% market share worries Korea, Malaysia indifferent with Proton/Perodua

In the first two months of 2021, the Hyundai Motor Group (HMG)’s domestic cars market share in Korea, including that of Kia, reached 78.5 percent. After including imported cars, the combined market share of Hyundai and Kia in Korea stands at 65.4 percent.In 2015, when there was more competition from other domestic manufacturers like Renault-Samsung, GM Korea, and Ssangyong, HMG’s domestic car market share stood 12 percent lower, at 66.5 percent.The Korean government, along with sever

Hans

Hans

Mar 16, 2021

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia melancarkan pusat 3S di Temerloh, Pahang

Pengedar sah Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), Auto Raya Timur telah melancarkan pusat 3S (Sales, Service & Spare Parts) di daerah Temerloh, Pahang.Bilik pameran Mitsubishi yang pertama di daerah ini menggunakan pendekatan Mitsubishi yang berlandaskan slogan “Drive Your Ambition”. Pendekatan ini bertepatan dengan matlamat mereka yang komited dalam memberikan sumber nilai dan aspirasi kepada pengguna.Ketua pegawai eksekutif Mitsubishi Malaysia berkata bahawa perasmian pusat 3

Faisal

Faisal

Sep 18, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia launches its official used car programme called Volvo SELEKT

Volvo Car Malaysia today paved a new path for customers with the launch of its 360 total-care used car programme known as Volvo SELEKT.The programme is created for the discerning customers in mind, who want the same uncompromising excellence and quality of a new Volvo car but at a price point they desire.Each pre-owned Volvo car under the Volvo SELEKT programme is guaranteed to be under five years old and has less than 100,000 km in mileage. Once it qualifies under the programme, the car wi

Brian

Brian

Jun 24, 2020

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

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia gets ready to serve customers in Temerloh, Pahang

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, together with authorised dealer Auto Raya Timur cut the ribbons to a new Mitsubishi Motors 3S Centre (Sales, Service & Spare parts) in Temerloh, Pahang today.The new Auto Raya Timur showroom in Temerloh incorporates Mitsubishi Motors’ new corporate branding that represents the company’s global tagline ‘Drive Your Ambition’. The corporate mark is a powerful statement o

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 18, 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

Scissor-doors, 200 PS, and made by an auto parts shop! The ASL Garaiya

If you’re a big fan of JDMs, you probably heard of Autobacs, that legendary one-stop Japanese auto parts shop. They even have a couple of stores here, in Klang and Johor Bahru.The Klang Autobacs outletBut this isn’t a history lesson on the formation of Autobacs, but rather one of the most obscure sports cars ever made. But before we dive into it, let’s bring out Tommy.Tommykaira M19 (Source)Tommykaira to be precise. The Japanese tuner was founded by Yoshikazu Tomita and Ki

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 30, 2020

Ford Malaysia offers 20% off on parts, 10% off on labour - until Feb 2021

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, today announced its Service Promotion for the year end starting 23 November 2020 to 15 February 2021.SDAC customers can take advantage of savings up to 20 % on vehicle maintenance on selected parts and engine oils. A savings of 10 % on labour fees for lubricant, brake and timing belt packages can also be enjoyed. Furthermore, customers can benefit from a 27-point vehicle inspection conducted by Ford-certified technician

Arif

Arif

Nov 24, 2020

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

Parts shortage, export losses, impact of MCO 2.0’s stop-work order to be felt until 2022

On Monday 11-January 2021, the government announced that MCO will be re-instated (let’s call it MCO 2.0) in KL, Selangor, Putrajaya, Melaka, Penang, Johor, Sabah, and Labuan starting 13-Jan. The following day on Tuesday, MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) confirmed that automotive manufacturing and car workshops (including collision repair body and paint centres) are allowed to continue operating.By 9 pm however, the government quietly issued a revision, retracting an ear

Hans

Hans

Jan 15, 2021