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J.D. Power study: Michelin is best tyre brand of 2021, outranks Pirelli, Goodyear

Customers are very happy when it comes to Michelin tyres, according to J.D. Powers 2021 Original Equipment Tyre Customer Satisfaction Survey.Michelin Pilot Sport 4 on the Honda CivicSo happy, that theyve voted it to be the most satisfactory original equipment manufacturer (OEM) brand in every category, trumping brands like Pirelli and Goodyear.The U.S.-based study is based on responses from 26,131 owners of 2018 and 2019 model-year vehicles. Metrics of the study factor in the absence of tyre-rel

Sanjay

Sanjay

Apr 2, 2021

Here's the top tyre choices for 13- to 17-inches in 2020!

Tyres. It's a longtime topic. Yes, other parts exist, yes they are equally important but tyres are the only parts connecting you to the road.Which is why it's very important to make the right choices, especially in a market that's absolutely flooded with subpar-quality tyres for not much cheaper, really.RecommendationsNot all tyres are equal, so in this guide we'll list five main tyre categories and recommend one tyre for each size. The prices are taken from severa

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 19, 2020

Goodyear promosi servis pemasangan tayar tanpa sentuh. Hadiah percuma turut menanti anda!

Goodyear adalah salah sebuah jenama tayar yang terkenal di Malaysia telah menjadi antara jenama terawal untuk menawarkan servis pemasangan tayar tanpa sentuh. Inisiatif yang dinamakan sebagai ‘Goodyear Zero Contact Drop Off’ melibatkan kesemua pusat servis Goodyear Autocare.Pelanggan hanya perlu meninggalkan kereta di tempat yang ditetapkan dengan mengikut langkah yang tertera. Selain itu, pelanggan juga ditawarkan dengan pemeriksaan percuma pada 12 tempat.Promosi lain yang berlangsu

Haris

Haris

Jun 24, 2020

“Mengapa Proton Iriz saya tidak didatangkan dengan tayar Goodyear?!” Ini sebabnya!

Sewaktu Proton Iriz facelift 2019 dilancarkan di Malaysia, semua varian didatangkan dengan roda 15-inci yang berukuran 185/55 R15. Model permulaan 1.3 Executive manual pula didatangkan dengan roda 14-inci yang berukuran 175/65 R14.Namun demikian, beberapa pemilik Iriz telah mempersoalkan jenama tayar yang didatangkan pada kenderaan mereka. Sekiranya anda lihat, Iriz didatangkan dengan tayar Silverstone Kruizer NS800 ataupun Goodyear Assurance.Sesetengah pemilik kurang berpuas hati jika Iriz mere

Faisal

Faisal

Aug 30, 2020

A "cheap tyre” is going to kill you, here is why good tyres costs more

I don’t know about you, but tyres are a fascinating subject to me. I spend hours researching on what sort of tyre should I go for next. Full-on performance rubber? Or maybe I should give my back and ears a break and opt for a more comfortable option.One thing is for sure, I will be splashing my cash for one from a manufacturer of repute. And thankfully I’m not alone on that opinion. The responses from our dear fans and readers on WapCar Forum topic of cheap vs premium tyres were very

Daniel

Daniel

Sep 24, 2020

Goodyear's Shah Alam plant is now powered by 2.5 MW solar panels

Goodyear Malaysia's corporate office and production plant in Shah Alam will soon be able to run independent of the power grid by utilizing renewable solar energy. The plant's roof top now features 6,680 solar panels that is capable of generating 2.5 megawatts of power daily. These panels will supply green energy to six low voltage substations located within the property, powering ot just the manufacturing plant, but also the office and warehouse buildings.Gracing launching ceremony of th

Robert

Robert

Jul 25, 2019

Why Doesn't My Proton Iriz Come With Goodyears?! Here's 2 Reasons why!

Fitted with either Silverstone Kruizer NS800 or Goodyear Assurance Both tyres meet all of Proton’s performance requirements Kruizer NS800 has a longer lifespan, Assurance has a higher speed ratingWhen the 2019 Proton Iriz facelift was launched in Malaysia, all variants except the entry-level 1.3 Executive (MT) (14-inch 175/65 R14) came equipped with 15-inch alloys shod in 185/55 R15 profile rubbers.Given the strong demand for the Iriz, the refreshed hatchback has very quickly found i

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 30, 2019

When was the last time you checked your tyre pressure?

I know I haven’t checked mine in a while, to be fair. I also can’t remember the last time I pumped air into my tyres, let alone checking the tyre pressure.It wasn’t until my colleague Adrian pointed out that the ride of my car felt odd, and recommended that I checked my tyre pressure just to be sure.I swung by a nearby petrol station to get my tyre pressure checked, and yes, all four of my tyres had really low pressure, one of them as low as 23 PSI. Yup, 23

Eric

Eric

Oct 12, 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

WapCar Morning Insiders (Oct. 17, 2019)

Today is Thursday, October. 17 Local News A New carpool way in Malaysia: drivers get 100% faresUnlike traditional e-hailing Grab, Ryde is a carpool app that will match the driver with passengers heading in the same direction.Passengers can choose to adjust their price and split costs with others. The carpooling service will start from Klang Valley on November 1, and then to Johor, Penang and Malacca. Bridgestone Malaysia appoints new MD Bridgestone Malaysia has appointed

Tasia

Tasia

Oct 17, 2019

 Are there any good tyres for 13-inch rims?

Plenty of reputable brands available 175/70 R13 tyres often seen on Proton Saga and Wira Prices range between RM 100 to RM 200 per tyreSmall rim sizes are often fitted onto more budget-friendly cars not just for model variant differentiation but also lower costs when it comes to tyre replacement.The last new car sold in Malaysia that came with a 13-inch wheel was the 2016 Proton Saga 1.3L Standard. Since the new 2019 Proton Saga facelift, every new passenger car now comes with a minimum wheel s

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Oct 7, 2019

Have you ever wondered what Bibendum on your tyre wall is pointing at?

How do you check your tyre wear? Universally, we are taught to hold a coin within the grove of the tyre to check the depth of the treads.It took quite a bit of digging before I found the Malaysian coin version of the test.If all the alphabets of the words Bank Negara Malaysia on your 10 cent coin is on show when you hold the coin to the tread, it means it’s time to change your tyres.But did you not know that there is an even better fool proof test you can carry out without the use of coins

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 30, 2019

Why is my tyre shop trying to sell me nitrogen gas inflation?

You might have come across this scenario while sending your car to your neighbourhood tyre shop – after the job is done, whatever it may be, the tyre shop will try to upsell you nitrogen gas inflation for your tyres. You will mostly be shown some materials or be told that it is better to fill your tyres with pure nitrogen rather than regular air. You will also be told that nitrogen-filled tyres will save you fuel, prolong the lifespan of your tyre, require lesser maintenance, and are

Hans

Hans

Sep 6, 2019

Tyre blowout while driving: This is how you maintain control and avoid crashing

You’re driving on the highway at 90 km/h, listening to your favourite tune and jamming along to the lyrics, when all of a sudden you heard a loud boom coming from the rear. In that split second, you noticed the rear end of your car and steering doesn’t feel quite right, and your natural instinct is to brake amidst the chaos.It that the right action though? In this article, we’re going to take a look on how tyre blowout occurs, and what is the appropriate response that will eith

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 14, 2020

Save money and drive safe with these three tyre care tips

They’re the only part connecting you to the road yet so easily forgotten. Tyres are one of the most important parts of your car, so take care of them through these three simple steps and they’ll take care of you.1. Don’t forget to inflate!Really. That's all there's to it.It’s a simple tip but one of the most important things you’ll need to know - inflate your tyres! It’s super simple - just know the basics of your tyre size and follow the correct press

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 12, 2020

How sneaker makers like Nike can teach tyre companies about influencing its buyers

It is amazing how much time and internet juice is spent trying to explain that tyre choices matter. Not too long ago we made a post about why when it comes to tyres you get what you pay for. And it is good to see that for many of our readers, it isn’t news to them.This time around let’s outline a suggestion that may make people care more about the tyres they buy. And for that, we will use an economic theory known as the Diamond-Water Paradox, or better known as the Paradox of Value.T

Daniel

Daniel

Oct 9, 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

Owner Review: Tyre blown out at 180km/h - Near-miss experience in my Proton Waja

** This article is the personal experience of a 2002 Proton Waja owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Sharviin Sasasey Manigam↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓It all started when my dad drove home a 2nd-hand bought 2002 Proton Waja. It was bought in 2005, and was in Artic Blue (still maintaining the same colour).... At first, I was excited because it was a Waja man.... And straight away I sat in the Waja and starte

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 30, 2020

Panduan: Apa tayar yang bagus untuk rim 13 inci?

Ukuran rim kecil sering diletakkan pada kereta yang lebih mesra bajet bukan hanya untuk membezakan antara varian model tetapi juga memberikan kos yang lebih rendah apabila menggantikan tayar.Kereta baru terakhir yang dijual di Malaysia yang dilengkapi dengan roda 13 inci ialah Proton Saga 1.3L Standard 2016. Sejak facelift Proton Saga 2019 yang baru, setiap kereta baru kini dilengkapi dengan ukuran roda minimum 14 inci.Contoh kereta yang disertakan dengan roda 13 inci dari kilang adalah Proton W

Haris

Haris

Aug 31, 2020

Inilah tayar terbaik tahun 2020 untuk saiz 13 hingga 17 inci!

Tayar merupakan komponen perantaraan. Ia menghubungkan kenderaan dengan permukaan yang membolehkan pengguna bergerak dari titik A ke titik B dengan selamat.Dengan itu, adalah penting untuk anda membuat pilihan tayar yang betul terumata dalam pasaran yang dipenuhi dengan pilihan tayar yang kurang berkualiti walaupun dengan harga yang tidak begitu murah.Oleh itu, kami akan mencadangkan pilihan tayar yang berkualiti untuk setiap saiz. Penilaian ini adalah berdasarkan lima keutamaan iaitu kesel

Faisal

Faisal

Sep 24, 2020

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Oct. 1, 2019)

Today is Tuesday, October. 1 Local News Goodyear Assurance DuraPlus 2 released, priced from RM136Goodyear Malaysia released the Assurance DuraPlus 2 with TredLife Technology. The TredLife Technology featuring: an innovative tread design and compound allows your tires to go further with extended mileage performance; a highly durable sidewall increases tire robustness to better resist sidewall impacts; new tread pattern design and construction combine to minimize interior

Tasia

Tasia

Oct 1, 2019

Should you get your tyres plugged or patched?

No matter how advanced your car is, a tyre puncture is an occurrence you’ll have to endure every once in a while. Even if you have run flat tyres, a puncture still needs to be fixed. While massive punctures are usually unfixable, the common puncture is usually caused by a single nail or screw.A screw in a tyreIn the case of a puncture, you should get it fixed immediately, either by changing to a spare wheel, limping to the nearest tyre shop to get it fixed, or just doing it yourself. There

Arif

Arif

Jul 17, 2020

Do larger wheels and lower profile tyres give better performance?

A common practice for manufacturers when it comes to differentiating their model trim or specification level is to have different wheel sizes. Higher rung models often have larger wheels thus having lower profile tyre, and the general consensus is that larger wheels look better. But are there actual benefits of having larger wheels?First, let’s take a brief through what exactly is the profile of a tyre. It refers to the gap or distance between the edge of the rim and edge of the tyre,

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 13, 2020

Owner Review: Experiencing the Honda City - A car that is not love at first sight

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Honda City GM6 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Najib Ar-RahmanBackgroundIt was 2014 and I was in the market to purchase my first car. I have just recently started working for around 1.5 years or so and was earning around RM3.5K per month. My daily commute all that while was via public transport but the same year, I decided to get married, which is why I needed to buy a car. The usual choice for someone

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 8, 2020

What do you get when purchasing Mercedes Original Tyres?

Choosing a set of new tyres can be a daunting task to many and understandably so. There are just too many options, both good and bad, out there.For experienced users, you may know how to read your tyre size(s), prefer certain tyre brand and pattern. But there are so much more than just picking the correct size from a reputable brand and slap it onto your car.Details such as installation techniques, balancing requirements, and alignment settings all affects the cars handling performance, comfort,

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Mar 3, 2021

No matter what you drive, you can #AskForContinental

In our previous article, we shared why many carmakers choose Continental as their Original Manufacturing Equipment (OEM) partner. However, what if your current ride is in need of a new set of tyres? Fret not, there’s a Continental tyre model to suit every need. So, which Continental tyre model should you go for?ComfortContact CC6The Continental ComfortContact CC6 is a comfort-oriented, everyday tyre that is suited to cars like the Perodua Myvi, Toyota Vios, or Honda City. If you’re l

Jason

Jason

Jan 7, 2021

What are those hieroglyphs on tyres?

You’ve probably seen it, the numbers and letters etched onto tyre sidewalls. But what do they mean and how does it benefit you to know?Well to answer the first question, it’s the tyre’s measurement and specification. Think of how a tailor measures your size, it's similar for tyres as tyre sizes are rather specific.Let’s use the above's tyre, 255/40 R21 Y XL as example. 255 is the width in millimeters (mm). 40 is the thickness of the side p

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 21, 2019

Here’s how to correctly inflate your tyres

Tyre pressure is the easiest yet most neglected car maintenance trick. It requires zero hard work and takes no time at all. You don’t even need to see a mechanic to get your tyres properly inflated.Before you go to a petrol station and start pumping away, firstly you need to identify the recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle. Usually, the recommended tyre pressure can be found on the driver side B-pillars or by the fuel lid. Otherwise, refer to the owner’s manual.Some cars which

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 17, 2019

Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE004 - suitable for which car? Find out here

 Bridgestone Tyre Sales (Malaysia) contributes to the ever-growing list of premium sports tyres with the launch of the Potenza Adrenalin RE004.The RE004 is developed with Bridgestone’s cutting-edge tyre technology featuring triple and half grooves for enhance rigidity. Couple that with the rigid connecting blocks, the RE004 promises sensitivity while at the same time reducing excess movements at high speeds.Bridgestone also promises the RE004’s dynamic tread pattern and wider ri

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 22, 2020

How many PSI / kPa do I have to pump into my tyres?

Checking our tyre pressure is an integral part of owning a car. But sadly not many car owners perform this check as often as they are supposed to.As my colleague, Eric, has highlighted, your tyre pressure easily affects your car's handling, ride and comfort and even your fuel consumption! So now you know the benefits of checking on your tyres constantly and keeping them well filled, but do you know how much air to pump into your tyres?There are two types of units that car manufacturers

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 20, 2019