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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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Mercedes-AMG A45 S is slower than FK8 Honda Civic Type-R, despite AWD – Why?

The Mercedes-AMG A45 S set 7:48:8, while FK8 Honda Civic Type R is faster at 7:43:8 Factors such as tyre, car layout, track ambiance play a role Done in 3 to 5 laps max, unlike HondaNürburgring Nordschleife, affectionately known as "The Ring" or "The Green Hell" has been the epicenter of motor racing, automotive development and as a Mecca for cars enthusiast. Those who dare challenge the 25.95 km racetrack, must agree to face steep elevation changes, unpredictable weath

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 25, 2020

Owner Review: Tyre blown out at 180km/h - Near-miss experience in my Proton Waja

** This article is the personal experience of a 2002 Proton Waja owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Sharviin Sasasey Manigam↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓It all started when my dad drove home a 2nd-hand bought 2002 Proton Waja. It was bought in 2005, and was in Artic Blue (still maintaining the same colour).... At first, I was excited because it was a Waja man.... And straight away I sat in the Waja and starte

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 30, 2020

All-new 2021 McLaren Artura revealed; 3.0L V6 hybrid, 680 PS/720 Nm, 8-speed DCT with E-diff

Built from the ground up, the all-new 2021 McLaren Artura replaces the McLaren 570S. It represents many of the company’s firsts, of which we’ll get into in a moment. McLaren calls it a High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) supercar and unlike the McLaren P1, the Artura’s production number isn’t capped.The McLaren Artura is the first to sit on the new platform named McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA), which is optimized for HPH powertrains and is built in-house. The bo

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 17, 2021

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

McLaren 765LT 2021 dilancarkan di Malaysia – 765 PS & 800 Nm tork, RM 1.48 juta

Anda terpegun dengan apa yang anda lihat? Inilah McLaren 765LT 2021 yang mengagumkan. Mclaren yang dibina dengan gentian karbon ini membuat penampilan pertama di Malaysia melalui McLaren Kuala Lumpur.Disebabkan model 720S yang terdahulu dipercayai boleh mengendalikan lebih kuasa, McLaren telah menambah 45 PS pada enjin 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo. Dengan itu, penggantinya kini menghasilkan 765 PS @ 7,500 rpm dan 800 Nm tork @ 5,500 rpm.Penambahan kuasa ini diperoleh melalui pam bahan api, injap, dan

Faisal

Faisal

Sep 18, 2020

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

Bridgestone Malaysia appoints new MD

Bridgestone Malaysia has appointed Mr. Michael Chung Wing Kay as Managing Director. In his role, Michael will lead the sales and operations divisions at Bridgestone Malaysia. Before his appointment, Michael served on the senior leadership team of several multinational companies. He has nearly 30 years of general management, manufacturing operations, and sales and marketing experience and has a strong track record in business development.“I am truly honoured to begin this amazing new j

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 16, 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

2019 McLaren GT stuns Malaysia, the most practical supercar and lightest grand tourer

One of a kind, being the only mid-engine grand tourer Total luggage capacity of 570 litres Reworked 4.0L twin turbo V8 delivers 620 PS and 630 Nm of torqueSpeed, agility and practicality aren’t mutually exclusive as proven by McLaren with the GT. It is aimed at the likes of Aston Martin DB11, Ferrari 812, and Bentley Continental GT.But first, let’s get the stats out of the way. 0-100 km/h is dealt with in 3.2 seconds, keep the go fast pedal pinned to the floor and it&rsquo

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 6, 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

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

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

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

Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE004 - suitable for which car? Find out here

 Bridgestone Tyre Sales (Malaysia) contributes to the ever-growing list of premium sports tyres with the launch of the Potenza Adrenalin RE004.The RE004 is developed with Bridgestone’s cutting-edge tyre technology featuring triple and half grooves for enhance rigidity. Couple that with the rigid connecting blocks, the RE004 promises sensitivity while at the same time reducing excess movements at high speeds.Bridgestone also promises the RE004’s dynamic tread pattern and wider ri

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 22, 2020

Benelli TRK502 2021 tiba di Thailand, 4 warna, harga RM 30,225!

Motosikal yang dicipta untuk penggemar aktiviti kembara, Benelli TRK502 yang mendapat kemaskini bagi versi 2021 dilancarkan di pasaran Thailand dan dijual pada tanda harga bermula 229,900 baht (RM 30,225).Perubahan yang diberikan bagi model facelift berkenaan adalah dari sudut pilihan warna dan corak grafik baharu yang garang, dail speedometer yang lebih menarik serta pelindung enjin yang baharu.Empat warna yang tersedia adalah warna terhad iaitu merah manakala bagi warna standard, ia datang den

Khairil

Khairil

Apr 10, 2021

Why do automakers prefer Continental tyres?

Tyres, the round, black donuts that are often overlooked by its users. Objectively speaking, tyres are one of the most important components in your car. It’s been often said that tyres are your vehicle’s only contact patches with the road surface. Therefore, carmakers spend a considerable amount of time and effort to match the right tyres to their cars.If its good enough for AMG, its good enough for you.It isn’t just about slapping on any random tyre on the cars that roll of th

Jason

Jason

Dec 24, 2020

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

No matter what you drive, you can #AskForContinental

In our previous article, we shared why many carmakers choose Continental as their Original Manufacturing Equipment (OEM) partner. However, what if your current ride is in need of a new set of tyres? Fret not, there’s a Continental tyre model to suit every need. So, which Continental tyre model should you go for?ComfortContact CC6The Continental ComfortContact CC6 is a comfort-oriented, everyday tyre that is suited to cars like the Perodua Myvi, Toyota Vios, or Honda City. If you’re l

Jason

Jason

Jan 7, 2021

Should you get your tyres plugged or patched?

No matter how advanced your car is, a tyre puncture is an occurrence you’ll have to endure every once in a while. Even if you have run flat tyres, a puncture still needs to be fixed. While massive punctures are usually unfixable, the common puncture is usually caused by a single nail or screw.A screw in a tyreIn the case of a puncture, you should get it fixed immediately, either by changing to a spare wheel, limping to the nearest tyre shop to get it fixed, or just doing it yourself. There

Arif

Arif

Jul 17, 2020