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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selling your car soon? Here's how to ensure you get the highest price

After a couple years of using your car, the time will eventually come when you will need to sell it off. And when that time comes, how do you ensure that you can sell it off at a higher price?Selling your car? Get the best offer here:Trade in Users Car FormAn oil change and servicing would be goodFirst things first, when it comes to selling your old car, it’s crucial to fix it up. Start with giving the car a service, replacing all the necessary oils and fluids. Whether or not you want to s

Eric

Eric

Mar 30, 2021

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: The C-Segment Underdog - Hyundai Elantra

** This article is the personal experience of a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6T owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Joshi ImmanuelWhen C-Segment Sedans are mentioned the first thought that comes to people's mind is the Honda Civic FC, Toyota Corolla Altis E210 and Mazda 3 BP. The Hyundai Elantra AD will unlikely be meat and potatoes of the conversation. However, in this story, it will. I still remember vividly the first time I saw the spy shots

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 12, 2020

Here are your top SUV tyres in Malaysia for 2020!

Following last week’s buying guide on highly-recommended tyres for 13- to 17-inches, as promised this week’s follow up is on SUV tyres.If you didn’t know, SUV tyres are a little different from passenger cars’ due to their larger size and heavier construction.DisclaimerIn this guide, we’ll list out all available SUV tyres made by reputable manufacturers. Sure, there’s lots of cheap ones if you look but as Daniel says in this must-read article, better to stay aw

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 25, 2020

2020 Toyota Alphard and Vellfire adds Toyota Safety Sense, new infotainment, price up by over RM 20,000

Malaysia’s (and the rest of Asia’s) most loved status symbol wheels – the Toyota Alphard and Toyota Vellfire twins – have been updated for 2020.Both the Alphard’s and Vellfire’s list of safety features have been bumped up further with the addition of Toyota Safety Sense’s full suite of advanced driving aids (ADAS). It now comes with Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Lane Tracing Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (with stop-go), automatic hig

Hans

Hans

Feb 5, 2020

Peugeot 3008 SUV Plus Launched in Malaysia, More Features, Higher Price

Prices went up across the board 1.6-litre turbo petrol with 167 PS with 240 Nm Top-spec Allure gets advanced driver aidsNaza Automotive Manufacturing (NAM), which Groupe PSA acquired a majority stake in 2018 began exporting left-hand drive versions of the Peugeot 3008 SUV in July 2019. It was only a matter of time before Malaysians get the made in Malaysia French SUV.Prices of the locally assembled 3008 SUV have gone up across the board but so are the equipment levels. Like before, the 3008 ran

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 27, 2019

BMW Malaysia updates price list for 2021, BMW 320i cheaper by RM 1,911

BMW Malaysia has released the updated price list for 2021 with a few notable changes. Prices have fluctuated for some models while some remained the same, like the BMW 218i Gran Coupe and BMW X1 sDrive 18i.Here’s the interesting part – the prior 5-year warranty and service package is now optional; standard is a 2-year warranty without free service. This means prices have dropped across the board with the standard 2-year warranty, but goes back to the same price as before should custo

Shaun

Shaun

Jan 18, 2021

MINI JCW Hatch now under RM 300k, MINI Malaysia announces price list for 2021

MINI JCW CountrymanAlongside the BMW price revision announcement, MINI Malaysia has also updated the price list for 2021.Like new BMW models, standard is a 2-year warranty without free service package. But customers can opt for the 4 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service (“Extended Warranty & Service Package”) at the same cost as before.For example, the MINI JCW Hatch can be purchased at a recommended retail price of RM 294,861 (OTR without insurance, with

Shaun

Shaun

Jan 18, 2021

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

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV now available in Malaysia, from RM700

Ultra-high performance (UHP) tyres for SUVs Up to 13,000 km more mileage than competitors 39 sizes for 17- to 23-inchesSports Utility Vehicle (SUV) is a one size fit all solution for buyers looking for a practical vehicle and its increased ground clearance is especially practical for Malaysian roads. However, with the rapid growth for demands in SUVs also given rise to sporty and performance-oriented SUVs, some packing more grunt than conventional supercars.For owners looking for a set of suita

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 14, 2019

First Polestar 2 in Malaysia, 470 km range and below RM500k price?

We’ve seen a few interesting updates on electric cars in Malaysia this year. A new addition to the electrified news this year would be this Polestar 2 electric car in Malaysia (the one and only?).We have officially welcomed the MINI Cooper SE electric car and Porsche Taycan to our shores. We’ve also seen glimpses of an MG electric car. Now for something Sino-Swedish - the Polestar 2 in Malaysia.If we’re not mistaken, this is the only Polestar 2 in Malaysia right now and it is f

Arif

Arif

Nov 13, 2020

Indo tax office hints to Perodua D55L’s price in Malaysia – RM 62k to RM 75k

Japanese market model shown, with optional accessoriesWhile we wait for Perodua to announce details on prices and specifications of its upcoming Perodua D55L compact SUV, Indonesia’s tax office’s website has uploaded its latest Motor Vehicle Sales Value (NJKB, Nilai Jual Kenderaan Bermotor), which includes the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky, both are donor cars to the Perodua D55L.NJKB is basically a car’s gazetted before tax value used by their Customs. It is not a car’

Hans

Hans

Feb 16, 2021

11-Seater 2020 Kia Grand Carnival price revealed in Malaysia - RM 175,088; replaces 8-seater

The price of the 2020 Kia Grand Carnival with 11 seats has been revealed to be RM 175,088 on the road without insurance. But what’s more surprising is that the 11-seater will replace the Grand Carnival with 8-seats entirely so there is only 1 variant.As predicted, the 11-seater Grand Carnival will be powered by the same 2.2-litre diesel engine that dispenses 200 PS and 440 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed conventional automatic gearbox.This means that the Grand Carnival will

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 20, 2020

2021 Toyota Innova facelift now in Malaysia: price up RM 2-4k, adds 360-cam, BSM

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) kicks off 2021 by introducing the 2021 Toyota Innova facelift in Malaysia. Prices for the locally-assembled (CKD) 7-seater MPV now starts from RM 111,622, a slight increase from the previous price range of RM 110,034 (E), RM 117,364 (G) and RM 127,126 (X). The E variant is also available for taxi fleet, and that one starts at RM 97,978.00.The Innova breaks cover alongside the 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift.Mildly refreshed exteriorAs expected, the exterior largely mirrors

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 4, 2021

2021 Ford Ranger is now more expensive in Malaysia, price up across the range

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), Malaysias sole distributor of Ford vehicles, has revised the pricelist of the 2021 Ford Ranger. There is an RM 1.5k - RM 2k increase across the board.Read our review of the Ranger Wildtrak here.This update comes after the company introduced a new 5-year/160,000 km warranty for Ranger line-up earlier this week. Heres the new pricelist in Peninsular and East Malaysia: 2021 Ford Ranger prices in Malaysia Variant Price 2.2 XL Single Cab (MT)

Sanjay

Sanjay

Feb 4, 2021

Toyo Tires Proxes CR1 launched in Malaysia  – Improved safety and priced from RM 160

Toyo Tires has launched their latest Proxes CR1 passenger car and SUV tyres in Malaysia. The Proxes CR1 models are claimed to have four distinct benefits namely Silent, Safety, High-Grade and Comfort. SilentThe Proxes CR1 produces 11% less road noise compared to its predecessor, the Nano Energy 3. The Poxes CR1 uses noise reducing materials inside the tyre.Pitch noise is dispersed by the silent wall and out-in different pitch arrangement. A noise protection sheet is incorporated within the cons

Arif

Arif

Nov 21, 2020

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

2020 DS7 SUV launched in Malaysia, CBU from France, price up by RM 60,000

Naza Euro Motors has quietly launched its 2020 DS7 SUV which is now fully imported (CBU) from France. The CBU unit replaces the previously locally-assembled (CKD) units that were introduced to the local market in June 2019.The DS7 SUV CKD was priced at RM 199,888 however, now that it is CBU, it gets slapped on with hefty duties which skyrocketed the selling price to RM 259,888 (OTR without insurance). That is a RM 60,000 increase.Specification on the CBU remains identical to the CKD yo

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Apr 28, 2020

2020 Proton X50: about RM 4.3k to service over 5 years/100k km, plus other costs

The Proton X50 has set tongues wagging since the first spyshots emerged many moons ago, and with its rather competitive price, people have been clamouring to get their names in the order books. Theres a 6-month waiting list right now.Still, buying a car is more than just affording the instalments, so lets explore the maintenance costs for this new B-segment SUV.Proton X50 roundupThe X50 was launched on 27-October with four variants to choose from. You may have observed that its prices overlap wi

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 30, 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