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mazda 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

Used Mazda 6 (GJ), priced from RM 60k, better buy than a Camry or Accord?

The D-segment market in Malaysia is typically represented by the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, owing to their well-established reliability. But for those who wants to stand out, the Mazda 6 could be a far better option.A quick recap on the GJ-generation Mazda 62018 model picturedThe GJ-generation Mazda 6 was launched in Malaysia back in 2013. Although the model is in its eighth year of being on sale, the Mazda 6 has received numerous updates – one as recent as a few days ago.Also Read: 20

Eric

Eric

Apr 5, 2021

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

Mazda Is The Only Japanese Brand to Offer 5-Years Free Service in Malaysia

5-Years/100,000 km Warranty & Free Scheduled Service Includes parts, labour and lubricants Available for all Mazda models except BT-50 pick-up truckIn January 2019, Bermaz Motor, the official distributor of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia announced that all new Mazda models (except the BT-50 pick-up) registered from 1 January 2019 onwards will come with a 5-Years/100,000 km Warranty and Free Scheduled Service.This makes Mazda the only Japanese brand in the country to offer such a comprehensive a

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 21, 2019

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

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Oct. 4, 2019)

Today is Friday, October. 4 Local News Proton's Saga returns to the top of A-segment sedan sales chartProton is proud to announce that the brand has reached a new milestone in terms of sales breaking the record held in 2018. Proton achieved the highest market at percentage 20.2% (estimated) with 8,934 units (both domestic and export sales) registered in September 2019, that is a growth rate of 97% compared to 2018 of the same month. MyCC to fine Grab RM86 million over abu

Tasia

Tasia

Oct 4, 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

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

Updated Mazda MX-5 RF Now In Malaysia, Priced From RM 259,154

Bermaz Motor has introduced the updated Mazda MX-5 RF in Malaysia, after the model was introduced globally mid last year. For starters, the updated Mazda MX-5 RF now gets a slight increase in power, as Mazda engineers have managed to squeeze out an additional 24 PS and 5 Nm of torque out of the 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine. As such, the updated MX-5 RF now outputs 184 PS at 7,000 rpm and 205 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Engine update aside, the updated Mazda MX-5 RF also gets suppo

Jack

Jack

Aug 6, 2019

Extended 6-year/120k km warranty and free maintenance for Mazda buyers until 31 December

Good news for potential Mazda owners as Bermaz is offering a six-year/120,000-km warranty and free maintenance (including labour, parts and lubricants) package for new Mazdas (except the BT-50) purchased from now until December 31, 2020. This limited offer ties well with the sales tax exemption period, which sees savings of up to RM 17,100 across Mazda's range. Further sweetening the deal are complimentary official Mazda merchandise as sign-up gifts.Note that after the pr

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 22, 2020

Mazda MX-30 is Mazda's first EV and it has suicide doors!

Yeap, you read the title right. The Mazda MX-30 was just unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show (TMS) and it’s Mazda’s first full electric vehicle (EV).This is a major milestone for Mazda as the company transition from pure combustion engines to electrification in their next step of sustainable mobility technologies.For starters, the name MX-30 references the MX-5 roadster and it highlights Mazda’s commitment to continue to build cars that are fun to drive.Another talking point

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

Is torsion beam suspension in the 2019 Mazda 3 a step backwards?

Sometimes it really feels like the more we learn, the less we know. In this case, it’s about the types of suspensions used in a car.At first, we learnt that torsion beam sits at the bottom of the suspension hierarchy. A means to save cost as well as maximizing interior space. In torsion beam setups, both sides of the axle are linked together and when one wheel goes through a bump for example, the other is affected, which disrupts the ride. Although there’s a certain degree of fl

Shaun

Shaun

Dec 11, 2019

Bermaz: CKD Kia Seltos and Carnival not until 2022, priority is to rebuild after-sales

Looking forward to the new, lower priced locally-assembled (CKD) Kia Seltos and Kia Carnival? Sorry but you will need to temper your expectations slightly.Bermaz Auto, the parent company of Dinamikjaya, the new distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia, revealed today that it takes between 12 to 18 months to setup a CKD project, implying that no new CKD Kia models will be launched in Malaysia in the near-term.Dinamikjaya’s immediate priority is to rebuild trust in the Kia brand, solve outsta

Hans

Hans

Apr 2, 2021

Bermaz will start by rescuing Peugeot’s After-sales services, 5-year warranty coming soon

If you haven’t heard yet, Bermaz Auto Bhd, the distributor of Mazda cars, have taken over the distributorship of Peugeot along with the management of Citroen and DS’s aftersales services. The first item of their agenda to revive the Peugeot brand is to target the aftersales service.In a report by Maybank Investment Bank Research, Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB) - the new joint venture company formed by Bermaz Auto and Berjaya Corp to take over the distributorship of brands unde

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 4, 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

2020 Mazda CX-3 Limited Edition is RM 14k more expensive, but we want one!

To commenmorate Mazda's 100 years anniversary this year, Bermaz Motor has introduced this 2020 Mazda CX-3 Limited Edition.Besides the additional cosmetic bits, the CX-3 Limited Edition also get a stiffer chassis set up. Developed by Bermaz's own MazdaSports division, only 25 units of this commemorative CX-3 will be made.Mazda CX-3Based on a standard CX-3, the CX-3 Limited Edition gets additional parts as follows: Exterior: Front lip spoiler Rear bumper diffuser Larger

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jun 28, 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