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how to check owner of car registration number malaysia

Buying a used car? Here's how to check for unpaid summons

So, youve found the used car of your dreams, sent it to your trusted mechanic and even got the green light from Puspakom to transfer to name over to you. But wait, have you checked if the car has any unpaid traffic summons attached to it?Surprisingly, this is a step that most used car buyers would miss on. Excited car buyers will find themselves facing a roadblock when they realise that JPJ will not transfer the car to them as the previous owner has outstanding traffic summons that has yet to be

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 4, 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.Not the kind of push-start you want. PhotoIf you have absolutely no experience in replacin

Arif

Arif

Oct 9, 2020

Standardised number plates for Malaysian cars – 20 years later, still nothing to show

Image from motorme.my and Harith IskanderEarlier this week, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development said that the Ministry of Transport will table a new bill to replace vehicle stickers for persons with disabilities with a special number plate.One week earlier, the Johor state police announced a crackdown on vehicles with ‘fancy’ vehicle number plates – plates that don’t meet JPJ’s standards.The bigger question is, why after more than 20 years, Malay

Hans

Hans

Dec 27, 2020

What's the history behind Malaysian number plates?

The ubiquitous number plate. These little black and white boxes on every road-going vehicle may seem like a boring topic to explore but look beyond the regulative reasons behind them and they actually have a pretty fascinating history. What purpose does it serve?Simple, really. It's a result of transportation being more accessible, and the government needs a way to regulate and control the vehicles pootling around. They're useful because in the event of an accident or a cr

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 13, 2020

PDRM declares support to implement number plates for bicycles

Image credit: Cycling Plus MalaysiaBack in September, the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) issued a proposal to implement a licensing system for bicycles as a means to compile a database of the number of bicycles and cyclists. The idea was quickly shot down by various ministers, but now The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has declared their support for the proposal in a TV interview.Bukit Aman Traffic Investigations and Enforcement chief assistant director Bakri Zainal Abidin to

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 28, 2020

How do you to renew your insurance and road tax online?

With news that JPJ has decided to close all offices due to the gathering of large crowds, the government is now encouraging the use of MyEG to renew their respective insurance and road taxes. If you're uncertain how the online portal works, here are a few step by step pointers. Left - old version; Right - new versionThe documents that you need are: JPJ vehicle registration card Previous insurance cover noteWhen renewing your car insurance, you will have to refer to your r

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 26, 2020

Tun M checks out some restored Proton Sagas; Confirms Perodua Ativa is his own car

After showing off his brand new Perodua Ativa, a car that he confirmed in this video is his own purchase, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed is now checking out some restored Proton Sagas.Also read: Tun M receives delivery of his Perodua Ativa; Check out that number plate!Two cars were on display, a standard 1989 Proton Saga and a 1986 Proton Saga Orion. The green car (WBH 5581) is the first generation Orion engine model, while the red car (WBT 2289) is a later model with a newer Mag

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 16, 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. Toyota 86 for as low a RM 108,000?!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 carFirst 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 dayl

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 15, 2020

VIN, it's your car's 'IC number' and here's how to find it

You’ve probably heard of the term ‘chassis number’ before, but what does it mean?Officially, ‘chassis number’ should be called Vehicle Identification Number, VIN for short.VIN of the Honda Civic Type R. Note that the VIN says FK8, not FK8R.Think of VIN as the identification number for your car, as each car has a unique number, much like our Identification Card (IC). Similar to our IC, the vehicle's VIN contains a bunch of useful information, like fitted options

Eric

Eric

Oct 19, 2019

Volkswagen Malaysia offers its 5-Star Service Check for free nationwide

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) invites all Volkswagen owners for a free 5 Star Service Check available at all service centres nationwide.As part of the check, a service advisor will conduct the check with the car owner to review and highlight potential wear-and-tear and identify severe issues in vehicles.Inspected items include the body and paint condition of the car, lighting, brakes, windscreens, windows, wheels and tyres.Starting from now till 31-December 2020, all Volkswagen owner

Brian

Brian

Jul 1, 2020

PPP number plate bidding breaks JPJ record with close to RM 7.3 million collected

Between November 5th to 9th, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) opened bidding for PPP number plate registration and accumulated almost RM 7.3 million with 11,718 bidders, thats a new record for JPJ.The highest bid is, of course, for the number plate PPP1 which was rumoured to have been bought by badminton star Lee Chong Wei’s brother, Lee Chong Hoon, for RM 260,000. That’s the price of a Mazda MX-5! Or you can purchase 4 Perodua Myvis and still have change.PPP9 is the second most e

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 11, 2020

Tun M receives delivery of his Perodua Ativa; Check out that number plate!

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has always been at the forefront of encouraging Malaysians in innovation, especially in the automotive industry. Today he revealed that he has just received delivery of his brand new Perodua Ativa with a number plate 2020. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src =https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5; fjs.parentNode.in

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 14, 2021

Used car shopping: 6 tips for checking the engine

So, you want to buy a used car. Maybe it’s a project car, a unique car model you’ve always wanted, or a car model that’s not sold brand new in Malaysia. If your reason for buying a used car is a tight budget, you might want to consider other options like public transportation or a motorcycle.If you’re still here after reading that, we assume you’re serious about this, regardless of your reasons. Well, there’s a long list of things to look out for when buying u

Arif

Arif

Aug 15, 2020

Owner Review: My dream car is a Hyundai - My story of my Hyundai Elantra

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Hyundai Elantra owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Vijay SaravanenI always loved the sleekly, sexy, and sporty design of Hyundai Elantras I see on the road. I told myself my next car change would be a Hyundai Elantra. I was already driving the Hyundai Accent 1.5 (Aeroback) 2007 Model. Over the years, I have owned Proton Saga 1.3 (Aeroback), Proton Wira 1.5 (Sedan), Proton Satria1.3, Exora 1.6(MPV), a

Owner Review

Owner Review

Sep 7, 2020

Own a recon Audi? Here’s how you can get a warranty from Audi Malaysia

Parallel imported or recon (reconditioned) cars have been a part of (read: plagued) the Malaysian automotive industry for as long as the industry existed.Many have turned to these unauthorised and unofficial distributors for their significantly lower car prices – it’s not unusual to see grey import cars being 30 to 40% cheaper than officially imported cars.A small number of consumers turn to the grey market to secure a particular model variant, for example, an Audi RS6 Avant that&rsq

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Nov 19, 2019

Ridiculous lack of data is another reason why Malaysia’s car industry cannot progress

Market intelligence forms the basis of any company’s ability to make reliable forecasts and volume planning. Without it, the company is merely shooting in the dark.What is the projected sales mix between the S, E, and V variants of the Honda City? What’s the monthly sales volume? What’s the colour demand trend?All these questions need to be answered at least 6 months in advance because that’s how the manufacturing industry works.Most of the world’s manufacturing pla

Hans

Hans

Feb 16, 2021

Owner Review: Looking for the perfect daily car - Story of my Proton Saga

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Proton Saga 1.3L Premium CVT owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Xavier PangFirst, a huge thanks to WapCar for accepting my request to join the owner group and allow me to share my story, as part of a growing movement on real cars, real story sharing. I have always wanted to do a sharing like this, where real owners share real experiences on their rides. As I myself very much enjoy such sharing, it is righ

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 11, 2020

Buying used cars: How to test drive a used car?

Buying brand-new cars without test driving them is common, especially when shopping for an econobox. These days, you can learn more about a brand-new car just by browsing the internet.The COVID-19 pandemic has also pushed brands to enhance their respective virtual showrooms. While shopping for a brand-new car can be safely done without a test drive, the same couldn’t be said about used cars.Test driving a brand-new car is meant to impress you with all the bells & whistles and

Arif

Arif

Sep 4, 2020

Pros and Cons of installing a roof box or roof rack on your car

A roof box is handy for increasing storage space in in your car. You can install a roof box on your car by yourself, or you can get the shop to do it for you.If youre planning to install a roof box, there are several types of factory-fitted roof mounts: raised rails solid-type rails fixed mounting points no mounting pointsThe Perodua Aruz is equipped with solid-type roof railSome cars come with roof rack mounting points, while some don’t. Having factory-fitted mounting points makes install

Arif

Arif

Mar 6, 2021

What paperwork do you need before selling your car?

Car photo created by standret - www.freepik.comIt’s time to sell your car. You’ve already figured out how to get the highest price and how to clean the interior, but how do you sell your car without going through a used car dealer?Assuming that you’ve somehow managed to find for a buyer that’s willing to buy your old car, there are some steps to follow before you can sell off your old car.Also Read: Selling your car soon? Heres how to ensure you get the highest priceIf it

Eric

Eric

Apr 6, 2021

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

Check out how spacious the all-new 2021 Honda HR-V is!

Mr Kojiro Okabe is the project leader of the Honda HR-V projectHonda has long been well-known for their class-leading spaciousness and practicality. The newest member in their stable, the all-new 2021 Honda HR-V will continue in the vein of spaciousness and here’s an example of just how much space you get in the back seat.In Wapcar terms, the new HR-V’s rear seats look like you can easily fit 3 tennis balls between the knee and the front seat, for a person of average height.The 2021

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 25, 2021

Owner Review: The Everyday Sports Car - Living With My Lotus Elise

** This article is the personal experience of a 2008 Lotus Elise 1.8 S owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Kelvin TeeThe Everyday Sports CarCars, what are they to you? A tool to get from A to B? A fun, great (not to mention pricy) hobby?This is a story about the car that I love and adore. A 2008 Lotus Elise 1.8 S. People have various reasons for owning a car but for myself, it has always been more than a tool for going around and about. I

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 22, 2020

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 EujinAbout my Volkswagen Golf GTIThis 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

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 3, 2020

You can now make a complain about fancy car number plates to JPJ's complain centre

Photo taken from Traffic Number Plate FacebookThe Road Transport Department (JPJ) is asking for the help of all road users to report any customised car number plates that do not follow the JPJ regulated specifications.In just the first 5 months of 2020, JPJ has issued a total of 12,694 notices to car owners for using a number plate that is not up to the JPJ regulated specifications.JPJ also reports that they have compounded 7,455 cars between January and May for the same reason.For years, custom

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 19, 2020

Owner Review: Alternative to Uncle's Car? - My Process of Owning & Refining the BMW 320i

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 BMW 320i Sport Line owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarFacebook: Andrew ChumPrior to Purchasing the BMW 320iThis is my current daily, a 2016 BMW 320i LCI Sport Line. I purchased this car back in early 2017 from Premium Selection after considering a numbered of cars in the same segment as well as a different segment with a similar price range. The survey started more than 6 months before settling down with

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jun 26, 2020

Driving your car less this MCO? Here's how to keep it running smoothly.

Photo credit: avalonking.comJust like that, we are 2 weeks into MCO 2.0. This most likely means that most of us are working from home, which then means our cars arent driven much. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to keep your car in tip top condition despite it being underdriven. Here are some pointers that might be useful to keep in mind in this second MCO season. Dont park under treesPhoto credit: avalonking.comYou might think that parking your car under trees is a good idea, sin

Jason

Jason

Feb 14, 2021

Owner Review: My Perodua Kelisa - Great car for those who are thinking of getting their first car

** This article is the personal experience of a 2003 Perodua Kelisa 1.0GXi Manual owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Shermann Jit SinghMy small Little Kelisa is a first Generation Perodua Kelisa from the year of 2003 with the 1.0GXi  Manual variant. My SLK short for Small Little Kelisa had an engine swap last year due to the standard engine being old and was high in mileage by the previous owner caused it to give way, as the piston rings were the main culprit. I had

Owner Review

Owner Review

Sep 14, 2020

Owner Review: The Underrated Gem - Why the Kia Picanto EX is the Perfect Car for a First Time Owner

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Kia Picanto EX owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook:  Zenyu LohChoosing My First Car - A Straightforward Choice?The story begins back in 2018 when I was scouting for options as my first ride. I have been heavily dependant on public transportation and good-will from friends and family alike for most of my commute needs up till this point. Naturally, as a fresh graduate, I would want something afford

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 9, 2020

Car owners can't afford to sell their cars due to outstanding car loan balance

It turns out that it wasn’t just used car sales that saw an increase throughout the past few months, used car dealers in Johor Bahru are reporting an increase in car owners trying to sell their vehicles after the Movement Control Order (MCO) ended in June.One second-hand car shop manager Chang Keng Keong told The Star that there has been a 30 percent increase in the number of people who came to his shop enquiring for information about the disposal of their cars.This was especially apparent

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 25, 2020