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Why scheduled oil changes are important for your car

The most “car maintenance” some us have done ourselves have probably been checking the engine oil dipstick, ATF dipstick, or at the very least, refilling the wiper fluid. Popping the hood is an unusual activity these days and is usually a sign of a broken car. Good regular maintenance can extend the service life of your car, and there are many aspects of car maintenance that we can talk about. To keep things short, we’ll be focusing on engine oil changes. Things will get a bit nerdy. We’ve alrea


Jun 26, 2020

Oil price is now in negative. US oil producers now have to pay buyers to store excess oil

Believe it or not, crude oil prices have gone down to negative. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures, the benchmark for US oil, fell as low as negative USD 37 a barrel today. In other words, the excess capacity is oil supply is now so bad that not only is nobody buying oil in the US, but oil producers are now paying buyers to take crude oil away from them. Elsewhere, the situation isn’t as bad. Europe’s Brent crude oil index is still trading at around USD 25, but it’s down nine percent from


Apr 21, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD updated with N95 cabin filter, launching soon

Proton X70 Just as Proton is set to resume all showrooms and service outlets tomorrow, the national carmaker has announced that their 2020 Proton X70 CKD will be updated with an N95 cabin filter. This is a very timely update as the world is facing unprecedented times against the Covid-19 pandemic. This marks the first running change on the X70 CKD since it was launched in February 2020. Proton X70 The updated feature is actually part of Geely’s commitment to introduce safer and healthy cars afte

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May 4, 2020

Mobil has a new engine oil that will protect your turbocharged engines

ExxonMobil has launched the Mobil Super 3000 All-in-One Protection series in Malaysia. The new engine oil will join the existing Mobil Super 1000 and 2000 range in the market. The Mobil Super 3000 All-in-One Protection range is a premium, fully synthetic engine oil formulated with Heat Activated Anti-Wear Molecule to protect the engine oil from high-temperature wear while keeping the engine clean. The product range also meets API SP and ILSAC GF-6A standards, claimed to deliver good fuel economy


Nov 19, 2020

Stop COVID-19 with the Proton X70, now with N95 cabin filter

To provide you with a cleaner breathing environment, PROTON has upgraded the air filtration system in the 2020 Proton X70 with the PROTON Intelligent Air Purification System (P-IAPS) that combines the benefits of the Air Purifier System and the newly-introduced N95 Cabin Filter. The P-IAPS technology is available as standard fitment in all variants of the Proton X70. The N95 Cabin Filter is more efficient in filtering smoke particulates, dust, bacteria and other pollutions; ensuring that the air


Jun 12, 2020

Is synthetic engine oil bad for older cars?

Besides the viscosity rating of engine oil, we also have the choice of what type of oil we’d like to use in our car – mineral oil, semi-synthetic oil, and fully-synthetic oil. While most of us would agree that fully synthetic engine oils are the better choice, some older cars show problems when fully-synthetic engine oil is used. We’ve talked about their differences before, and the main advantages of fully-synthetic oil would be the more consistent molecule size and the longer service interval.


Dec 6, 2020

Volkswagen offers up to RM 10k discount, 20% off engine oil, and more this CNY

A new year sometimes means a new car for some people and Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is offering deals and promotions this Chinese New Year including savings of up to RM 10,000 on selected Volkswagen models. Customers who book via the eShowroom will enjoy additional exclusive online savings on top of the ongoing ang pao rebates. Those interested in the Volkswagen Passat range will also enjoy free additional 1-year insurance or RM 5,500 savings. The following models are eligible for

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Jan 6, 2021

Are you using the WRONG engine oil for your car?

With complete service packages offered when you buy a new car, you rarely need to make a choice when it comes to engine oils. Buy a brand-new Perodua Axia and Perodua will make sure the car uses the brand’s namesake oil during the warranty period. The same goes for other brands which may officially use Petronas or Shell lubricants at their service centres. Even when you go to your local workshop, they are usually already official distributors of certain engine oil brands. Deciding on what engine


Jun 23, 2020

Mazda service centers switches to Petronas Syntium engine oil

Today, Bermaz Motor announced a supply agreement with Petronas Lubricants Marketing Malaysia (PLMM) for the supply of Petronas Syntium full-synthetic engine oil to Bermaz Motor dealership “For customers, Bermaz's agreement with PLMM represents another milestone in our pursuit of enjoyable and hassle-free ownership experience. Petronas Syntium full-synthetic engine oil will replace our current use of semi-synthetic engine oil at our Bermaz Motor dealerships. Beginning next month, the use of full


Jun 15, 2020

FAQ: All you need to know about buying a Ford Ranger before 31-Dec 2020

As you know by now, the government’s Penjana economic stimulus package is currently offering full exemption for the 10 percent sales tax for locally-assembled passenger cars until 31-December 2020. Imported passenger cars will still have to pay sales tax, but only at half the normal rate. The keyword here is passenger cars. Pick-up trucks are classified as commercial vehicles, and as such, prices will remain unchanged. The good news is that Sime Darby Auto Connexion, the distributor of Ford vehi


Oct 13, 2020

You can now have your Mercedes-Benz serviced at your doorstep during the MCO

Cycle & Carriage Bintang Berhad (C&C) has dispatched its Mercedes-Benz Star Mobile to bring customers the convenience of having their cars serviced at their doorstep in the Klang Valley. The Mercedes-Benz Star Mobile, housed within a Mercedes-Benz Vito, is staffed with two qualified technicians and fully equipped with the Xentry Diagnosis system, special tools and technician hand tools. The Star Mobile services include scheduled maintenance service, wiper blade replacement, oil filter, air filte


Apr 30, 2020

Oil-rich Saudi Arabia bans 16 carmakers for failing fuel standards

Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest producers of oil in the world and as the price of oil is cheap there, it’s common to see large SUVs roaming the streets of Riyadh and Jeddah. However, even the Saudis realise how important it is to improve fuel efficiency standards and they’re getting serious about it. According to Gulf News, the Saudi General Ports Authority has temporarily banned imports from 16 car companies for failing to submit their supply plan and commitment to comply with new fuel stand

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Sep 22, 2020

Shell launches new 0W-20 fully synthetic engine oil for compact cars

Compact cars has been the staple vehicle of choice for Malaysian, regardless of the economic situation. In the present day Malaysia, vehicles like the Perodua Bezza and Axia has been the go-to choice especially for e-hailing drivers and first-time owners. Knowing this, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd has developed a new fully synthetic engine oil dubbed the Shell Helix ECO 0W-20. It is specifically made to cater for cars with engine capacities below 1,200cc. Shell claims the new engine oil will p

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Mar 2, 2020

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 is


May 4, 2020

Covid-19: Petronas offers free oil change for frontline workers

Petronas Dagangan Berhad, via its subsidiary, Petronas Lubricants Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has set up mobile workshops at selected hospitals to provide free oil change for frontline workers combating the Covid-19 pandemic. The mobile workshops are located at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKS), Hospital Sungai Buloh (HSB), and Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM). Exclusive for frontline workers, Petronas will provide Syntium 3000 5W30 for cars above 1.6-litres and Syntium 800 10W40 for cars bel


Apr 23, 2020

Buying used cars: 6 signs of flood damage

Unless you drive a pickup truck or an amphibious car, you’re pretty much screwed in the event of a flood. Water can enter the cabin, the engine bay, and the trunk. The damage can be substantial too. Even after you get it fixed up, there still might be some slight odour, hidden rust spots, and the car isn't as fun as it used to be anymore. With that in mind, it is best to avoid a flood-damaged car if you’re shopping for a used car. Some sellers may be honest about the history of the car, while so


Aug 30, 2020

Proton X70 1.8L 2WD Is More Expensive To Maintain Than The Honda CR-V 1.5L

Estimated cost 60-months/100,000 km is RM4,897.50 1.8-litre TGDi engine uses 5-litres of engine oil Automatic Transmission Fluid costs RM500.96 The Proton X70 recorded unprecedented success in the local SUV segment and it’s not hard to see why. It’s packed with advanced features and impressive build quality at an attractive price point of RM99k to RM123k for the range-topping Premium 2WD variant. To date, Proton has delivered over 15,000 units of the X70 and the figure is only going to climb wit

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Aug 30, 2019

Owner Review: From touge monster to highway cruiser  - My Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6

** This article is the personal experience of a 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6 SE owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Han Eujin About my Volkswagen Golf GTI This is my 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6 SE which I purchased back in 2018 from a second-hand dealer in Ipoh. This Volkswagen Golf GTI is the SE version, the last batch of facelifted MK6 arrived to Malaysia. Facelift include front DRL, sunroof, full-colour touch- screen infotainment system and standard 18” Detr

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Aug 3, 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 recorded its highest ev


Mar 2, 2021

All-New 2020 Isuzu D-Max comes with PM 2.5 haze filtering A/C

The all-new Isuzu D-Max made its global debut last Friday in Bangkok. Key changes of Isuzu’s latest pick-up have already been covered in our launch story but the product videos released by Isuzu Thailand yesterday revealed several more bits of information that weren’t covered previously. We now learned that the all-new D-Max’s air-conditioning system also features a PM 2.5 filter, the same type of medical grade filters used by hospitals and anti-haze air filters. There are many air-conditioning


Oct 14, 2019

Owner Review: Is it a good decision? - My story of owning and fixing a 1997 BMW 728i

** This article is the personal experience of a 1997 BMW E38 728i owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Joseph Lau The BMW E38 728i is the 5th car that I have purchased with my wife; with the 1st being a: Perodua Myvi 2009 1.3A (Sold), 2nd: Proton Inspira 2.0E (Sold), 3rd: Toyota Vellfire ANH20 2009 (In current ownership), 4th: Honda HR-V (in current ownership). Ever since the bond movie, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ & the Transporter, the BMW E38 7-Series had then been

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Jul 18, 2020

Proton Saga: Just RM 3,000 to maintain it for over 5 years/100,000 km

The Proton Saga is the company’s entry-level sedan and competes against the Perodua Bezza in the A-segment sedan market. Let’s take a closer look and see how much are the maintenance and insurance costs of the Proton Saga over a 5-year period. The Proton Saga requires a mandatory oil change at the 1,000 km mark, which costs RM 121.09. It costs RM 632.89 to service the automatic variant of the Saga at the 60,000-km/36-month mark, due to it being a major service, requiring the spark plugs, air fil


Apr 24, 2020

Confirm no tampered mileages here, Proton launches certified used car website

Proton has launched the Proton Certified Pre-Owned (PCPO) website. It allows customers to browse through current stocks available at selected dealers nationwide as well as quickly trade-in their existing car for great deals on a new Proton model. Proton established a Used Car Management (UCM) division, which was tasked to grow a network of dealers to sell used cars alongside new ones. There are now 36 Proton outlets that feature the PCPO programme. There are several requirements before qualifyin


Nov 12, 2020

2020 Proton Iriz: Less than RM 3,100 to maintain it over 5 years/100,000 km

The Proton Iriz is Proton’s B-segment hatchback that goes head-to-head against the Perodua Myvi. In this article, we will take a closer look and see how much owners need to pay in terms of maintenance and insurance cost for the Proton Iriz over a 5-year period. Like other Campro-powered Proton models, the Iriz requires a mandatory oil change at the 1,000-km mark, which costs RM 121.09. Subsequently, the Iriz requires an oil change at every 10,000-km/6-month interval. The most expensive service i


May 22, 2020

Future locally assembled Proton-Geely models will use Petronas engine oil

The Proton X70 is the first model to be introduced to the local market since the inception of the Proton-Geely era. At present, the Proton X70 is fully imported from China while Proton upgrades its existing Tanjung Malim manufacturing facility. Some of you may not know but currently, the X70’s 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TGDi engine is fed with Shell-branded engine oil. This raised some eyebrows among consumers as to why Proton did not engage its long-time lubricants partner, Petronas f

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Sep 26, 2019

Will we run out of petroleum? If so, what’s next?

In 2018, it was estimated by BP that global oil reserves were at 1.73 trillion barrels – enough to last the world about 50 years at current production and consumption rate. Does that mean earth runs dry by 2070 then? Well, not quite. You see, it makes more economic sense that when oil supply starts to diminish, prices go up and when that happens, people are expected to buy less of it. Eventually prices will be sky-high it becomes a niche product purchased by very few while others will have found


Apr 19, 2020

How to add RM 10k to your car's resale value

So, you've just taken delivery of your brand-new car. You're excited (understandably so), and have already made plans on how to spruce it up and make it your own. The last thing on your mind at this point of time is depreciation, which occurs the moment your new car hits the tarmac (typically, it loses 15 percent of its value). While inevitable, are there ways one can mitigate a car's depreciation? Actually, yes. Value User's Car Scour through the classifieds list and will see a wide range in pr


Mar 29, 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

Nak tukar ‘air filter’, tapi apa yang sesuai? 'Open-pod' atau 'drop-in'?

Seperti namanya, tugas utama penapis udara (air filter) adalah menyaring udara masuk ke enjin anda. Ini sangat penting untuk operasi enjin. Mempunyai penapis udara yang kotor dapat menyekat aliran udara masuk dan seterusnya mengganggu prestasi serta ekonomi bahan bakar. Jika penapis anda gagal, ia membenarkan benda asing seperti daun, habuk, dan batu-batu kecil masuk ke dalam kebuk pembakaran. Ini boleh menyebabkan kerosakan enjin. Sebab itulah mengapa penapis udara sangat penting. Terdapat pelb

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Oct 18, 2020

Malaysia begins sale of B20 biodiesel. What cars can use B20? Should you fuel up with B20?

B20 biodiesel, a biofuel blend consisting of 20 percent palm methyl ester (PME) and 80 percent diesel will be introduced in stages nationwide between now until June 2021. The B20 blend will be used only on the subsidized Euro 2M diesel. The higher priced Euro 5 diesel will remain as B7. According the Malaysian Ministry of Primary Industries, B20 biodiesel has already gone on sale in Langkawi and Labuan since January 2020. Sale of the biofuel will be expanded to Sarawak by April 2020, Sabah by Au


Feb 20, 2020