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michelin malaysia tyre prices

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

New MD appointed at Michelin for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei

Effective since 1 September 2019, Tushar Gupta was appointed as the new managing director for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. His predecessor, Pascal Nouvellon, was promoted to a new global role at Michelin headquarters in France.Armed with an accounting degree and an MBA, Mr. Gupta joined Michelin Group in 2010 as a Corporate Development Manager.In the span of 6 years, he moved up to Zone Director of Michelin Aviation Tyres, Asia Pacific in 2016 until July this year after the success turni

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 19, 2019

Michelin Malaysia launches Pilot Sport 4 SUV

Aimed at premium, high performance on-road SUVs, Michelin Malaysia has recently introduced a new range of Pilot Sport premium tyres aimed specifically at SUVs.Available in sizes ranging from 17- to 23-inches, the highlight of the new Pilot Sport 4 SUV is its well-balanced, all-rounded performance. It delivers above average performance in nearly all areas of objective evaluation – long service life, superior braking performance as well as handling, and good ride comfort.The key to achieving

Robert

Robert

Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

BMW Malaysia revises prices, up to RM 31,000 cheaper.

BMW Malaysia, the distributor of BMW vehicles in Malaysia has released updated prices for its models starting 15 June 2020. One can expect to save at least RM 7,005 when buying a brand-new BMW, like in the case of the BMW 320i Sport.Bigger savings can be had with models like the the 740Le xDrive (RM 29,747.13 cheaper) and the 840i Gran Coupe M Sport (RM 31,388.77 cheaper).These prices are for personal registration exclusing insurance. For more information, head on to bmw.com.my or

Jason

Jason

Jun 12, 2020

 Are there any good tyres for 13-inch rims?

Plenty of reputable brands available 175/70 R13 tyres often seen on Proton Saga and Wira Prices range between RM 100 to RM 200 per tyreSmall rim sizes are often fitted onto more budget-friendly cars not just for model variant differentiation but also lower costs when it comes to tyre replacement.The last new car sold in Malaysia that came with a 13-inch wheel was the 2016 Proton Saga 1.3L Standard. Since the new 2019 Proton Saga facelift, every new passenger car now comes with a minimum wheel s

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Oct 7, 2019

MINI Malaysia minimizes prices by up to RM 14k

In light of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin’s announcement last week, BMW Group Malaysia has released its new pricelist for both CKD and CBU models.The model that sees the most significant price cut, at RM 13,997.17, is the 306 PS MINI JCW Countryman. We’ve driven it at the track and its engine is stonking.The MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid is not included in the price list, which could suggest that it has been discontinued or it could be in limbo pending more clarity on

Shaun

Shaun

Jun 12, 2020

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

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

Germany: It would be a mistake for Malaysia to raise prices of locally produced cars

The German government has expressed concerns that a revision in the pricing structure of locally-assembled cars will affect not just the investments made by German car companies operating here in Malaysia, but also Malaysia’s competitiveness against its neighbours.A locally-assembled Mercedes-Benz C-ClassSpeaking at an interview with BFM radio yesterday, the German Ambassador to Malaysia His Excellency Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff told BFM:“German car companies have invested in Malaysia

Hans

Hans

Jan 31, 2020

New 2020 Toyota Hilux prices confirmed for Malaysia, from RM 92k!

Thai-spec model pictured.With the launch of the facelifted 2020 Toyota Hilux to take place soon, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd has announced the confirmed prices of the new range.Five variants are on offer, with prices starting from RM 92,880 for the Hilux 2.4 MT Single Cab and RM 111,880 for the Hilux 2.4G MT Double Cab.For the rest of the variants, check out the table below: 2020 Toyota Hilux Prices (AT only, RM) Region 2.4E AT Double Cab 2.4V AT Double Cab 2.8 Rogue AT Pe

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 24, 2020

BMW Malaysia introduces Elite M Card for owners of M and M Performance models

Complements existing BMW Privileges Elite Card Discounted prices for BMW M track and BMW Driver Training events Discounted prices for BMW lifestyle merchandise Priority service appointmentsBMW Malaysia today introduced the BMW Elite M Card for owners of BMW M and M Performance vehicles. The privilege programme provides an exclusive array of M-specific benefits to complement the existing BMW Privileges Elite Card enjoyed by BMW owners.Mr. Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia sa

Hans

Hans

Sep 5, 2019

Prices of imported (CBU) cars in Malaysia to increase by June 2020, gap between CBU/CKD to reduce

Following our earlier report that prices of new cars in Malaysia, especially locally assembled ones, will go up in prices after Chinese New Year, we now have additional information confirming that prices of imported cars will also increase, also due to changes in taxation.Come June 2020, prices of imported (CBU) vehicles will also see an increase, although the quantum of increase will be a lot lesser than those of locally-assembled models, which are projected to go up by around 15

Hans

Hans

Jan 16, 2020

New 2020 Honda Civic (FC) facelift launched - Sensing, LaneWatch, 173 PS, from RM 113k

The new 2020 Honda Civic FC facelift is finally launched in Malaysia. Order books have been open since the preview last year, but delays in price approvals kept it from being officially launched.Anyway, the Honda Civic facelift comes in 3 variants like the pre-facelift model - 1.8 S, 1.5 TC, and 1.5 TC-P. Prices start from RM 113,600 to RM 139,600.What’s new of 2020 Honda Civic?Changes to the exterior are minor, keen-eyed individuals will notice the new front bumper with restyled fog

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 26, 2020

Prices for locally assembled Toyota models will maintain, for now

UMW Toyota Motor has announced that prices for locally assembled (CKD) models will not be increased at this time. The CKD models include Yaris, Vios, Rush, Hilux, Fortuner, Innova and Hiace.About a month ago, the Ministry of Finance said that any increase in prices as a result of the new method of Open Market Value (OMV) calculation will be absorbed by the Finance Ministry until 31st December 2020. However, prices are expected to increase next year.As for the fully imported (CBU) model

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 28, 2020

17 – 23 August 2019 Fuel Price Update: Prices Remain Unchanged

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) Malaysia has announced the latest fuel prices for 17th to 23rd August 2019. Effective tomorrow, these are the prices: RON 95 - RM 2.08 per litre (unchanged) RON 97 – RM 2.49 per litre (unchanged) Euro2M Diesel – RM 2.18 per litre (unchanged) Euro 5 Diesel – RM 2.28 per litre (unchanged)The price of RON 97 fuel is adjusted weekly, while prices of RON 95 petrol, Euro 2M diesel, and Euro 5 diesel are capped at their respective prices. 

Jack

Jack

Aug 16, 2019

New car prices are going up not just in Malaysia, but also in the US, why so?

You are not the only one who think that cars are getting a little bit too expensive. Malaysians have long complained about high car prices due to our lopsided tax structure but actually, this is a question asked by consumers from all over the world.Data from USA’s Edmunds.com show that the average transaction price for a new car has gone up from USD 23,900 in year 2008 to almost USD 39,000 in 2019, the last available pre-pandemic level data.This flies against conventional logic. You would

Hans

Hans

Jan 20, 2021

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia won’t follow BMW’s move to cut warranty for lower prices

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) will maintain its current 4-year / unlimited mileage warranty, and will not follow archrival BMW Group Malaysia’s move to make extended warranty optional.Speaking at a virtual meeting with the media earlier last week, Dr. Claus Weidner, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia explained that MBM’s direction is to offer the best customer service and the best customer offers, and the company is not interested in tinkering around with its terms of servi

Hans

Hans

Feb 22, 2021