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Warning lights on your car, what do they mean?

How many of you are aware of the warning lights on your car's meter cluster? You're not alone if you don't have a slightest clue at all. Unsurprisingly, some of us choose to ignore the warning lights entirely until the car eventually breaks down, and by the time that happens, it is a little too late to cry. While some warning lights may seem unimportant, it’s good to know what they mean and how to react next. Usually, warning lights illuminate whenever there is a problem with one or more of your

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May 22, 2020

Tampered mileage and erased warning lights rampant in used cars, buyers beware

Buying a used car can be great value for money. The initial depreciation has to took place and you have more choices with a smaller budget. It sounds like a no brainer, but buying a used car can also be a nightmare. Take for instance, the case of tampered mileage and “erased” warning lights. Careta and Malaysian Modders have recently highlighted the issue of a used car dealer guilty of this misconduct. Lower-mileage used cars are valued higher, hence the motivation to tamper with the mileage is


Dec 14, 2020

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

‘Adjust mileage’ dan hilangkan lampu ‘warning’ pada kereta terpakai, jaga-jaga!

Pembelian kereta terpakai sebenarnya agak menguntungkan. Pertama sekali, anda perlu tunggu nilai sesebuah kereta itu susut dahulu sebelum anda mempunyai banyak pilihan yang lain. Tetapi anda perlu ingat, pembelian kereta terpakai juga boleh menjadi mimpi anda paling buruk, seperti kes ‘adjust mileage’ dan hilangkan lampu ‘warning’. Baru-baru ini Careta dan Malaysian Modders mengetengahkan isu seorang peniaga kereta terpakai yang bersalah atas kesalahan ini. Kereta terpakai jarak tempuh rendah di

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Dec 15, 2020

Spied: Check out those stylish lights on the Hyundai Santa Fe facelift

The Hyundai Santa Fe is due for a facelift in 2021 and photos of Hyundai testing the car on the roads of Korea have surfaced. The new SUV is seen to have a set of new, sporty looking LED headlights and tail lights. According to Korean Car Blog, the Santa Fe has been completely redesigned from the ground up despite it being just a facelift cycle. The SUV still rides on the same platform as the current car, but Hyundai has done some remeasuring so the Santa Fe might have a longer wheelbase similar


Apr 7, 2020

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

2020 Ford Ranger Raptor updated with AEB, Forward Collision Warning, and LDW

Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) today launched the updated 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor. The Raptor now features more safety tech and new convenience updates for RM 9,088 more than the pre-update at RM 208,888. The Ranger Raptor’s ADAS now gets Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Vehicle and Pedestrian to help prevent potential rear-end collisions and road traffic collisions with both vehicles and pedestrians. The system is similar to the Ranger Wildtrak. There is also Forward Collision Warning,


Apr 2, 2020

New 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe design revealed, it’s all about the lights

Hyundai Motor has unveiled the new 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe to the world. The SUV’s new sporty looks clearly continues on with Hyundai’s play with lights on the newly launched Hyundai Sonata and Hyundai Elantra. At the front, the Santa Fe now features a grille that dominates the entire front-end. Though the diamond shape grille is the main feature, it is the headlights that merge smoothly with the grille and the newly designed DRLs that catches the eye. As previously teased, the Santa Fe will featu


Jun 3, 2020

Want your car to last a million miles? Take advice from a man who did 3.2 million

Whether you use the metric or imperial measurement unit, the numbers on an analogue odometer usually only went up to 999,999. Hitting a million miles or a million kilometres then, would ‘reset’ your odometer. Although achieved by various commercial vehicles, it is quite rare for a private owned passenger vehicle to cross the million-mile mark. A million miles equals 1,609,344 km. On average, Malaysian drivers cover 28,188 km in a year. That means the average Malaysian would take 57 years to hit


Jun 25, 2020

There is no law on hazard light use, so who’s right and who’s wrong anyway?

We’ve all seen cars with their hazard lights turned on during heavy rain or stormy weather. A small number of drivers believe it makes them more visible to other road users. They are headstrong on the fact that they’re making the roads a safer place, and are hard to convince otherwise. There are three big problems if you drive with your hazard lights on: 1. The hazard light makes your indicator lights non-functional. (Other drivers can’t tell if you’re trying to indicate). This is dangerous. 2.


Jul 8, 2020

Volvo 480 – a Volvo with pop-up lights & doesn’t look like a brick

Imagine a Volvo from the Seventies or Eighties and chances are you’re picturing a brick with four wheels; which makes this Volvo 480 just plain bonkers. Pop-up lights and a cool hatchback shape – on a Volvo? Volvo is a sensible Swedish car company that produces some of the safest cars sold in the market. However, in the Eighties, Volvo needed a car to appeal to yuppies – young, trendy, and financially-savvy people who definitely dabbled with white-coloured vices. Looking at the rest of the line-

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Aug 1, 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 little di


Dec 9, 2020

Why is there only 1 rear fog lamp on my car?

Did you know that the car with the cheapest car with fog lamps is the Kia Picanto 1.2 EX? When the car was launched earlier this year, the new generation joined the ranks of having at least 1 fog lamp on it’s rear end. While it seems like fog lamps are common placed items, it’s actually not something that all cars have installed as regulations have yet make it a “must-have” yet. So now you know that one of the selling points in the Picanto is that the car has 1 fog lamp that replaces the second


Oct 24, 2019

Used Car Guide: RM 20k for a used Proton Preve, should you consider it?

When it made its debut in 2012, the Proton Preve was the most affordable C-segment sedan on the market and the spec-sheet was rather impressive as well. So, is it worth your consideration as a used car? During its 8-year run, the Preve was updated twice. It also helped Proton reach numerous milestones such as achieving the brand's first 5-star rating at the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP). The Preve was also well-liked for its 1.6-litre CamPro CFE Turbo engine, Proton even cash


Nov 7, 2020

Grandpa lights up while chilling in wrecked Myvi

This is episode 2 of the cool as a cucumber after an accident, as a video showing a senior citizen sitting in a 6-car carnage and lighting up a stick went viral. While the video was hilarious, it was later discovered that the man was smoking to calm himself down. In the 1-minute long video, the videographer made sure to show viewers the damages that the senior citizen’s white Perodua Myvi caused before coming to a stop. The man, who looks to be in his 60s, was still sitting in the wrecked Myvi a


Jun 18, 2020

BMW X5 Crash on NKVE: From driving machine to flying machine

By now you've would've seen the video of an accident involving a BMW X5 on the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE). In the dashcam video, you can clearly see from the driver's point-of-view, that traffic ahead was braking - easily 200 metres ahead - due to an earlier accident. There were also blue warning lights from a Police patrol bike on the left and a man furiously waving his flashlight on the right. As far as warning signs go, there was ample warning. Still, the driver of the BMW X5 manage


Jun 16, 2020

Proton X50 spied again! Clearest front-end shots yet!

We’ve seen plenty of spy shots of the highly anticipated 2020 Proton X50 but most of the photos were taken of the car’s rear-end. We've even spied the car right next to the Proton X70 as well. Here’s another spotting of the X50 but with the clearest front-end photo ever. From the photo, we can see that the X50’s daytime running lights (DRL) will be different from the bigger Proton X70’s shape. Instead of a stop inverted L, the X50’s lights will surround the bottom part of the headlights instead.


Jul 14, 2020

All-New Mazda 3 Now In Malaysia, Yours From RM 139,770

The all-new Mazda 3 is now here in Malaysia, available as a sedan or a hatchback with two engine choices. The variants include: Mazda 3 1.5 Hatchback – RM 139,770 Mazda 3 1.5 Sedan – RM 139,770 Mazda 3 2.0 Sedan High – RM 150,059 Mazda 3 2.0 Sedan High Plus – RM 160,059 Mazda 3 2.0 Hatchback High Plus – RM 160,059 Prices are considerably higher than the previous generation model, as Mazda is gradually moving more upmarket. Coupled with the fact that the model is now imported from Japan makes for


Jul 30, 2019

New 2021 BMW 5 Series to launch in Thailand ahead of E-Class, Malaysia next?

BMW Thailand has teased the pending arrival of the G30 2021 BMW 5 Series facelift, or in BMW speak Life Cycle Impulse (LCI). The Thai Media are also predicting that the top-of-the-range BMW 530e plug-in hybrid will also be launched in Thailand. As this is a minor update, not much has been changed on the sedan. The most notable change, as is seen in the teaser photo posted by BMW Thailand, is the new simpler L-shaped motif LED daytime running lights. Other than that, the upcoming 5 Series will al


Jan 11, 2021

Owner Review: First time owning an Euro car - My Mercedes-Benz C200

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Aaron Yap The Mercedes-Benz W204 C200 is the first Euro car I have ever owned – prior to this, it was all JDM and Local. I picked up this gem of a car in 2019, as a replacement to my tired Proton Saga BLM. The other options that we were mulling over included the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45. Eventually, after lots of discussions and searching, we settled on th

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Aug 18, 2020

Facelifted 2021 Kia K3 (Cerato/Forte) unveiled, refreshed Elantra fighter!

Ahead of its full reveal tomorrow, Kia has taken the covers off the updated 2021 Kia K3 (Cerato/Forte). Aiming to sway prospective customers away from the Hyundai Elantra, the facelifted car sports a more streamlined design all-around. Slim LED headlights flank Kia's now-thinner signature 'Tiger Nose' grille, now appended with chrome detailing. The front end tweaks - bookended by a redesigned, sharper lower half - makes the car reminiscent of its bigger Kia K5 (Optima) sibling. It also gets a re


Apr 19, 2021

Peugeot 2008 launched in Vietnam, Malaysia next?

There’s a new B-segment SUV contender in Vietnam in the form of the second-generation Peugeot 2008. The new SUV will be available in 2 variants – Active and GT Line – and will be locally assembled by Vietnamese contract manufacturer Thaco. The 2008 will arrive in Vietnam with full LED headlights to complement the SUV’s massive new grille and LED tail lights encased in a smoked panel that spans the entire rear end of the car. The SUV rides on 17-inch double-spoke rims. On the inside, the 2008 fea


Dec 17, 2020

The Hyundai Bayon is a Kona designed by ex-Lambo designer

Hyundai Motor has today revealed the Hyundai Bayon, an all-new SUV which for now is only available in Europe. As a B-segment SUV, the Bayon will be the latest and smallest member of Hyundai’s expanding SUV family. Highlights On the outside, the front styling carries the same bold, distinctive design of modern Hyundais. Split headlamps and a wide stance gives is a muscular presence. To the rear, there are arrow-shaped lights to underline the pillar dynamics, adding a wide stance. In addition, a t


Mar 3, 2021

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. 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 car First 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 daylight, because the sun's reflection can tell

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May 15, 2020

Mazda's suitcase car is the retro roadster you never knew you wanted

Picture this: your plane lands smoothly at your holiday destination. You get off the plane, collect your luggage and walk out the front door. You scoff as you promptly fold out your suitcase, start the engine and leave all the other travellers waiting for their taxis in the dust. Sounds cool? Mazda thought so too, and they made it a reality 29 years ago. In 1991, Mazda’s engineers came up with this suitcase car concept in the run-up to the company’s ‘Fantasyard’ event. A smartly-coined portmante


Aug 9, 2020

Used car guide: For RM 60k, should you get the 9th Gen Honda Accord?

Now that there’s a new generation Honda Accord on sale, the previous ninth-generation Honda Accord is going on the used car market for just RM 60,000. This puts the D-segment sedan around the same price as the lowest spec B-segment cars! So, should you get a used Accord or should you get a B-segment car new? Think D-segment sedans and the first car that comes to mind is most likely the Honda Accord. No surprises here considering how the Accord has been a house-hold name since the 70s and has alw


Dec 27, 2020

Here's why you should check your surroundings before you open your car door!

Do you check your surroundings or your side mirrors before you open your car door? If you do, then pat yourself on the back. If you don’t, then you should start this healthy habit. Accidents where pedestrians, especially bicyclists, ran into opening car doors are becoming a common occurrence that the term ‘car dooring’ has been coined to describe these accidents. Warning: Might be too painful for some to watch Pedestrians and bicyclists alike will not be able to know your intention to get out of


Mar 6, 2021

UMWT recalls 10,350 units of Toyota and Lexus models for potentially faulty fuel pump

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia, announced a Special Service Campaign (SSC) to replace the fuel pump on certain units of Toyota and Lexus models. This SSC is an expansion of earlier campaign. Based on the information received from Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), there are 9,500 new units of Toyota (Alphard, Vellfire, Camry, Corolla, Fortuner, Innova, C-HR and Harrier) and 850 new units of Lexus (ES250, GS200t, GS350, IS200t, LC500, LS500, LX5


Oct 31, 2020

The Daihatsu Taft is the taft little car we wish we had

The Daihatsu Taft is now available in Japan starting at 1,353,000 yen. The Taft debuted as a concept at the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon. Available in a 3-cylinder naturally aspirated (NA) variant and a 3-cylinder turbocharged variant (Both 660 cc), all variants are equipped with a CVT transmission. Buyers can choose between a FWD and 4WD drivetrain Measuring 3,395 mm long, the TAFT is shorter than the already small Perodua Axia we are used to in Malaysia. Overall dimensions are 3395 x 1475 x 1630 mm (


Jun 15, 2020

How to choose the right 12V battery for your car?

If you drive an automatic car, it is impossible to push start the car. Your only option in case of a flat battery is to jump start the car and get a battery replacement ASAP. A weak car battery has obvious tell-tale signs like a slow crank and dim lights. Changing a car battery is a simple task, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, there’s still a high chance of screwing things up. If you have absolutely no experience in replacing a new battery for your car, here are a few guidelines to help


Oct 9, 2020