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how to read tyre size

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

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

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

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

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

Proton X50 vs Perodua D55L; How do they compare in size?

The Proton X50 and Perodua D55L are probably 2020’s most talked-about cars in Malaysia. Though both SUVs have yet made their debut, the comparisons between the 2 cars have started since sightings of the Daihatsu Rocky/ Toyota Raize (Perodua D55L in Japan) started surfacing during the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. But how do the 2 SUVs compare in size? Here’s a quick size comparison.While there is much talk about the two being the strongest “competitors” in the B-segment SUV mark

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 9, 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

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

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

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

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

How not to crash while driving in the rain

Driving in the rain is something that all Malaysians will encounter at some point in their lives. Given our unpredictable weather, wet weather driving takes on significant importance. Yet, many road users do not seem to know what to do when it starts raining. Even worse, they do the wrong things. Again, let’s approach this from a fundamental level. The key is to adopt good habits and discard bad ones when driving in the rain.  Dos 1.) Smoothen your driving input; Your i

Jason

Jason

Jun 8, 2020

2021 Perodua Ativa: less than RM 3.2k to service over 5-years/100k km!

Malaysians have a lot to say about the 2021 Perodua Ativa following its launch, but theres one more question we know youd like answered: how much does it cost to maintain it over a 5-year/100k km period? Lets dive in.Also read: Launched in Malaysia, the 2021 Perodua Ativa: Priced from RM 62k, 1.0L Turbo, 98 PS/140 NmLess than RM 3.2k to service over 5 years 2021 Perodua Ativa service costs Month Mileage (km) Cost (RM) 1 1,000 - 6 10,000 160.50 12 20,000

Sanjay

Sanjay

Mar 4, 2021

2020 Mitsubishi Xpander: roughly RM 4.2k to service over 5 years/100k km, plus other costs

The 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander has made quite a name for itself in Malaysia: its competitively priced and very practical as well.Beyond monthly instalments, lets take a look at how much you should expect to pay to maintain Mitsubishis rally-bred SUV (read this to know why its not an MPV) over 5 years/100k km.Mitsubishi Xpander roundupPriced at RM 91,369 (excluding SST, valid until 31-Dec 2020), the Xpander goes up against the Honda BR-V and Perodua Aruz/Toyota Rush twins.After 31-December, the Xpan

Sanjay

Sanjay

Nov 23, 2020

Perodua Myvi – How much to maintain, what's the monthly payment?

For those shopping for a B-segment hatchback, the default option for many Malaysians is the Perodua Myvi.The other alternative is the Proton Iriz, but we’ll get into that later.In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Perodua Myvi’s pros and cons, as well as the estimated monthly payment to see if it’s the right car for you.Pros and ConsHeadlining the Perodua Myvi is its value-for-money preposition. For a car that costs less than RM 53k, the potential buyer does g

Eric

Eric

Sep 11, 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

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

Honda City RS costs RM 19k more than City 1.5V, but only RM 56 more to maintain over 5 years

The 2021 Honda City RS is here and it costs a whopping RM 19k premium over the City 1.5 V. But if youre still considering getting the City RS, you can check out our handy trade-in tool below to see how much it would cost to own the self-proclaimed torque king.Trade in Users Car FormThe biggest question is, is maintaining the City RS equally as expensive?How much does it cost to maintain the Honda City RS? 2021 Honda City RS service costs Month Mileage (km) Cost (RM) 1 1,00

Eric

Eric

Mar 24, 2021

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

10 tips on how to save money on your car's fuel cost

Apart from insurance and maintenance, another big ticket item that we have to spend on our cars is fuel. Sure, fuel price is at the lowest now due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you are permanently immune from rising fuel cost, or you can't improve things further.As a general rule of thumb, you should always read through your car's owner’s manual and look for the recommended grade of fuel required, as well as recommended driving/maintenance habits. Here

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 22, 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

How to tell if a person is a good driver

Image creditTo me, driving has always been a point of pride and satisfaction to me. It has always been about the journey, never the destination. Since the day I got my license, I have always been looking, finding, trawling for ways to improve and be a better driver. My logic was simple, having better drivers out there means a safer road environment for everyone. An entire day under the sun, inhaling dust, exhaust and tyre smoke, whod do that?!It was on the premise of improving road safety that I

Jason

Jason

Mar 4, 2021

2021 Perodua D55L to be launched soon, when and how much? What will it be named?

It’s been more than a decade since Perodua last sold a compact SUV, last one being the Perodua Nautica. No, the Perodua Axia Style doesn’t count. But the Perodua D55L very much an SUV and here everything we know about it so far.Q: What will it be named?A: D55L is merely an internal code name and as history of Perodua would suggest, it will be given a name.Back in 2018, Perodua registered a few names including Aruz, Impax, and Lasaq. Since Aruz has been taken and Perodua has yet to tr

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 6, 2021

Toyota Rush – Don’t rush into buying one until you read this

The Toyota Rush is Toyota’s answer to the Honda BR-V. Both models follow the concept of offering a quasi-SUV looking body with seven seats. It’s essentially an MPV for people who don’t want an MPV.Sounds like a great concept, except for one problem, and it’s a very huge one too. The Perodua Aruz is essentially the same as the Toyota Rush, except for some minor details. Both cars are made at the same Perodua plant in Rawang.The Perodua Aruz is, as you would expect, costs a

Hans

Hans

Dec 2, 2019

Sun damage ruins the resale value of your car, here's how to prevent it

Leaving your car parked under the hot sun seems like a harmless thing to do. What’s the worst that could happen? Just a hot cabin, right? The truth is, the sun can damage your car after extended periods of exposure and this hurts the resale value of your car.Peeled clear coat. Photo: detailxpertsJust like our skin, the car’s paint, rubber parts, and upholstery can only withstand that much sun. Things dry up and age faster when exposed to UV rays. Visible effects of sun damage are: Ox

Arif

Arif

Apr 7, 2021

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

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

Changing your car's colour? Read this JPJ guide first

No matter the reason, repainting your car to a new colour is something we have to declare to the Road Transport Department (JPJ). So, what are the procedures to do so? JPJ released a convenient guide on their Facebook page to inform us what are the steps we have to take when changing our car colour. (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&

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 23, 2021