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honda spare parts

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

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

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

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

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

Shopping for a Vios? Honda wants to give you RM5k in rebates for Honda City and BRV

Honda Malaysia today announced the Honda 1 Million Dreams Special Rebate worth RM 5,000 for the all-new Honda City and Honda BR-V in conjunction with the “1 Million Dreams Campaign”, which was launched to commemorate the company’s 1 millionth sale unit milestone.This special rebate is an additional reward on top of the current promotion, “Honda 1 Million Dreams March Special”.The “Honda 1 Million Dreams Special” Rebate offers Cash Rebate, Service Voucher

Arif

Arif

Mar 23, 2021

Proton’s market share at 7-year high - 27.1 %, 8,141 units X50 delivered

February has proven to be a productive month for Proton, as the company managed to deliver 11,873 units, capturing an estimated market share of 27.1%. It marks the highest market share for Proton since September 2013.Overall, Proton’s sales in February nearly doubled January 2021’s total of 5,964 units. Compared to the same month last year, volume has grown by 19.9%, though the cumulative for the first two months of 2021 is still 643 units (-3.5%) than 2020.Also Read: Less choices fo

Eric

Eric

Mar 2, 2021

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

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

Review: Honda City Hybrid – electrified performance for the masses

(Model | Gallery)The Honda City needs no introduction, as it is Malaysias favourite non-national B-segment sedan.Honda Malaysia offers several variants of the City, ranging from the affordable City 1.5 S (from RM 73,836) all the way up to the City Hybrid (from RM 92,172). We reckon that the Honda City Hybrid is worth it, as the sophisticated powertrain transforms the unassuming Honda City into a capable performer that does not sacrifice fuel consumption.Honda City ExteriorThe Honda City Hybrid m

Eric

Eric

Nov 1, 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

Fix for Proton’s after-sales parts supply shortage underway, IT problem the cause

Proton has been at the receiving end of many angry complaints from customers with regards to its after-sales. Proton dealers are experiencing shortage of not just regular wear and tear replacement parts, but also bigger body and paint parts for collision repairs.You may have read of complaints of customers who have been waiting for months to get parts for their accident-damaged Proton cars. Those complaints are legit but like many things you read on Facebook, the alleged reasons behind the parts

Hans

Hans

Feb 9, 2021

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

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

Bookings suspended for Proton X50 Standard variant, demand too low

Due to low demand, Proton has decided to suspend bookings for the Standard variant of the Proton X50. Proton has seen over 40,000 bookings for the X50 since its launch in October 2020, but bookings for the standard variant only account for 5%.The Edge reports that while Proton had expected the X50 to garner a lot of interest, the demand has been overwhelming, especially for the Flagship variant.Proton will focus on the larger population of bookings, which is for the non-Standard variants. Bookin

Arif

Arif

Apr 16, 2021

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

Toyota hasilkan alatganti Supra klasik dengan projek GR Heritage Parts

Toyota akan membuat semula alatganti untuk Toyota Supra klasik mereka (A70 dan A80) dan menjualnya semula di pasaran Jepun dan antarabangsa melalui Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project.A70 SupraProjek GR Heritage Parts menghasilkan dan mengilangkan semula alatganti yang telah lama dihentikan pengeluarannya untuk model-model Supra klasik. Toyota berhasrat untuk membuat perkara ini semudah yang boleh dimana pembeli boleh dapatkan alatganti warisan mereka daripada pengedar Toyota lokal atau GR

Mersita

Mersita

Jul 1, 2020

Owner Review: Moving Forward With My Life - How I Got My Honda City

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 Honda City 1.5V owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of Wapcar.Facebook: Min Tze KhorA Little Bit of HistoryMy first car was 1st gen Proton Saga (manual transmission) which was passed down by my father, and the second car I drove was 1st gen Proton Waja (manual transmission) which was also passed down by my father. Back in 2016 when I was sent to work in a rural area in Terengganu, I got to drive the Proton Waja for about 5hou

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 8, 2020

GR Parts and Modellista versions of the all-new 2021 Toyota Harrier leaked!

Ahead of the all-new 2021 Toyota Harrier’s Japan debut next month, it looks like photos of kitted-up versions of the new SUV have leaked out, as reported by Japanese media outlets.This is how the all-new Toyota Harrier looks like without any bodykitToyota Harrier galleryGR Parts – As aggressive as the Harrier getsNew GR styling cue? The front grille isn't upright like other GR modelsThe first of the trio is the sporty, kitted-up GR version of the all-new Harrier.This styling pack

Eric

Eric

May 13, 2020

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

NZ Wheels adds an outlet in Setapak

NZ Wheels Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Naza Group and an authorised dealer for Mercedes-Benz in Malaysia, expands their coverage in Klang Valley after acquiring the Setapak dealership.The NZ Wheels Setapak Autohaus sits on 13,866 sq ft of land and boasts a built-up area of 9,200 sq ft, housing five mechanical work bays and one wheel alignment bay. The service centre is capable of handling up to 250 vehicles a month for both general and specialized repair. It is manned by 10

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 8, 2019

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

Is RM 124k a fair price for the Toyota Corolla Cross? The Subaru XV and Proton X70 are cheaper

Youve been waiting for it, and now its here. The compact SUV segment in Malaysia just got a whole lot more interesting with the arrival of the Toyota Corolla Cross. Youve probably read and digested all the specifications and features, gone back and forth through the brochure.Established players such as the Honda HR-V, Subaru XV, Mazda CX-3 (and the Proton X70 to some extent) have had this segment of the market pretty much licked for years, especially after Toyotas own C-HR was pulled from the sh

Jason

Jason

Mar 25, 2021

Is there a city car with a better interior than this all-new Honda Jazz?

By now you would’ve seen the all-new Honda Jazz, which made its world premiere yesterday at the opening of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan, where the Jazz is sold as the Fit.The fourth generation Honda Jazz will only go on sale in Japan in February 2020 so details like body dimensions and engine specifications are still unclear, but we do know that in Japan (and Europe), the all-new Honda Jazz will be sold exclusively as a hybrid.It will most likely be a 1.5-litre full hybrid but unlike

Hans

Hans

Oct 24, 2019

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