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Oil price is now in negative. US oil producers now have to pay buyers to store excess oil

Believe it or not, crude oil prices have gone down to negative. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures, the benchmark for US oil, fell as low as negative USD 37 a barrel today.In other words, the excess capacity is oil supply is now so bad that not only is nobody buying oil in the US, but oil producers are now paying buyers to take crude oil away from them.Elsewhere, the situation isn’t as bad. Europe’s Brent crude oil index is still trading at around USD 25, but it’s down n

Hans

Hans

Apr 21, 2020

Why scheduled oil changes are important for your car

The most “car maintenance” some us have done ourselves have probably been checking the engine oil dipstick, ATF dipstick, or at the very least, refilling the wiper fluid. Popping the hood is an unusual activity these days and is usually a sign of a broken car.The late Irv Gordon clocked 3.2 million miles in his Volvo P1800Good regular maintenance can extend the service life of your car, and there are many aspects of car maintenance that we can talk about. To keep things short, we&rsq

Arif

Arif

Jun 26, 2020

5 things that will damage your steering system

Steering problems are becoming more common these days with some brand-new cars even exhibiting defects in this department. This is a matter to be taken seriously, since defective steering systems are dangerous and can be fatal. Manufacturers with defective steering systems clearly have to own up to their mistakes and rectify the problem.Basic steering and damping components. (power steering not shown) Photo: moogparts.euShould it be that the steering system in your car is faultless, you are stil

Arif

Arif

Nov 7, 2020

Is synthetic engine oil bad for older cars?

Besides the viscosity rating of engine oil, we also have the choice of what type of oil we’d like to use in our car – mineral oil, semi-synthetic oil, and fully-synthetic oil. While most of us would agree that fully synthetic engine oils are the better choice, some older cars show problems when fully-synthetic engine oil is used.We’ve talked about their differences before, and the main advantages of fully-synthetic oil would be the more consistent molecule size and the longer s

Arif

Arif

Dec 6, 2020

Shell Helix Power and Shell Helix Protect introduced, specially designed for different driving styles

Shell Malaysia has introduced two new Shell Helix engine oils – the Shell Helix Power and Shell Helix Protect. Shell aims to simplify engine oil buying. Customers can choose the right engine oil based on their driving style and needs.The new Shell Helix Power is designed to cater to highways and rugged terrain conditions that demand more power and acceleration. With performance-focused additives, the Shell Helix Power retails at RM 280 for a 4-litre pack.The Shell Helix Protect i

Arif

Arif

Jul 15, 2020

Are you using the WRONG engine oil for your car?

Once upon a time, a man didn't change the oil in his Audi TT for 130,000 km.With complete service packages offered when you buy a new car, you rarely need to make a choice when it comes to engine oils. Buy a brand-new Perodua Axia and Perodua will make sure the car uses the brand’s namesake oil during the warranty period. The same goes for other brands which may officially use Petronas or Shell lubricants at their service centres.Even when you go to your local workshop,

Arif

Arif

Jun 23, 2020

Mazda service centers switches to Petronas Syntium engine oil

Today, Bermaz Motor announced a supply agreement with Petronas Lubricants Marketing Malaysia (PLMM) for the supply of Petronas Syntium full-synthetic engine oil to Bermaz Motor dealership“For customers, Bermaz's agreement with PLMM represents another milestone in our pursuit of enjoyable and hassle-free ownership experience. Petronas Syntium full-synthetic engine oil will replace our current use of semi-synthetic engine oil at our Bermaz Motor dealerships. Beginning next month, th

Brian

Brian

Jun 15, 2020

Mobil has a new engine oil that will protect your turbocharged engines

ExxonMobil has launched the Mobil Super 3000 All-in-One Protection series in Malaysia. The new engine oil will join the existing Mobil Super 1000 and 2000 range in the market. The Mobil Super 3000 All-in-One Protection range is a premium, fully synthetic engine oil formulated with Heat Activated Anti-Wear Molecule to protect the engine oil from high-temperature wear while keeping the engine clean.The product range also meets API SP and ILSAC GF-6A standards, claimed to deliver good fuel economy,

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 19, 2020

The first-ever steering wheel was invented by Mercedes-Benz for racing

The very first automobile in the world made by Carl Benz in 1886 didn’t even have a steering wheel, it was just a lever. It wasn’t until nearly a decade later the steering wheel came about. So let’s rewind and take a step back into the history of steering wheels in Mercedes-Benz, before it was even named as such.In 1886, the aforementioned first car in the world was only equipped with a simple steering lever because at the time, carriage drivers were used to pulling right or le

Shaun

Shaun

May 11, 2020

Shell launches new 0W-20 fully synthetic engine oil for compact cars

Compact cars has been the staple vehicle of choice for Malaysian, regardless of the economic situation. In the present day Malaysia, vehicles like the Perodua Bezza and Axia has been the go-to choice especially for e-hailing drivers and first-time owners. Knowing this, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd has developed a new fully synthetic engine oil dubbed the Shell Helix ECO 0W-20. It is specifically made to cater for cars with engine capacities below 1,200cc.Shell claims the new engine oil will pr

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 2, 2020

Oil-rich Saudi Arabia bans 16 carmakers for failing fuel standards

Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest producers of oil in the world and as the price of oil is cheap there, it’s common to see large SUVs roaming the streets of Riyadh and Jeddah.However, even the Saudis realise how important it is to improve fuel efficiency standards and they’re getting serious about it.According to Gulf News, the Saudi General Ports Authority has temporarily banned imports from 16 car companies for failing to submit their supply plan and commitment to comply with new

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 22, 2020

Covid-19: Petronas offers free oil change for frontline workers

Petronas Dagangan Berhad, via its subsidiary, Petronas Lubricants Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has set up mobile workshops at selected hospitals to provide free oil change for frontline workers combating the Covid-19 pandemic.The mobile workshops are located at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKS), Hospital Sungai Buloh (HSB), and Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM).Exclusive for frontline workers, Petronas will provide Syntium 3000 5W30 for cars above 1.6-litres and Syntium 800 10W40 for cars below

Eric

Eric

Apr 23, 2020

Pros and Cons: 2020 Perodua Bezza – Excellent fuel economy but why the fixed steering?

The Perodua Bezza is Perodua’s first-ever sedan, developed from the ground-up utilizing the Perodua Axia’s platform. It competes directly against the Proton Saga in the A-segment sedan market.It received its mid-life update back in January 2020, whereby the little sedan from Perodua received a restyled exterior, additional safety equipment, and new interior trim. Powertrain options remain unchanged.Four variants are available, with prices ranging from RM 34,580 to RM 49,980. These pr

Eric

Eric

Jan 1, 2021

2021 W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class showcases rear-wheel steering

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has always been about more than just mere opulence. Throughout the generations, the S-Class has been not just a flagship for the brand, but a technological tour de force.New technologies and innovations are always premiered first in the S-Class (think air suspension, night vision, adaptive cruise control etc) and then filtered down to the rest of the product range. The upcoming 2021 W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is no different, in keeping with its tradition for

Jason

Jason

Jul 30, 2020

Owner Review: Just can’t resist the Jinba Ittai - 2014 Mazda 3 Skyactiv

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Mazda 3 Skyactiv BM owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Zi Xuan OngIt was like 5 years 7 months back since I own my Mazda 3 BM model but it wasn’t my first choice. At the end of 2014, I was thinking to get myself a newer car, as my Hyundai Accent that time was already close to 10 years old. I know I am a pretty OCD person and driving a new car on busy roads in Penang is pretty stressful for me so a w

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 19, 2020

All-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W206) debuts; no more hood ornament, rear-wheel steering

The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W206) has been officially revealed. Just like its predecessor, the fifth-generation C-Class takes on a “baby S-Class” look.Exterior of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-ClassAll variants of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class no longer feature the traditional hood ornament. Instead, the logo will be placed at the front grille. Speaking of front grille, the AMG Line variant features unique three-pointed star pins across the grille.Over to the rear, the mini-S

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 23, 2021

Future locally assembled Proton-Geely models will use Petronas engine oil

The Proton X70 is the first model to be introduced to the local market since the inception of the Proton-Geely era. At present, the Proton X70 is fully imported from China while Proton upgrades its existing Tanjung Malim manufacturing facility. Some of you may not know but currently, the X70’s 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TGDi engine is fed with Shell-branded engine oil. This raised some eyebrows among consumers as to why Proton did not engage its long-time lubricants partner, Petr

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 26, 2019

2020 Honda Civic 1.8L NA vs 1.5L Turbo, worth paying more for the power?

The 2020 Honda Civic has two engine options – a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated (NA) engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit. Now, should you pay more to get the turbocharged Honda Civic or go for the cheaper Honda Civic 1.8 S?Prices without SST for 1.8 S, 1.5 TC, and 1.5 TC-P are RM 109,326, RM 125,081 and RM 134,661 respectively. Valid until 31 December 2020.The answer is - as is often the case – it depends.Do you really need the extra power?If your daily commute involves minimal hi

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 18, 2020

Volkswagen offers up to RM 10k discount, 20% off engine oil, and more this CNY

A new year sometimes means a new car for some people and Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is offering deals and promotions this Chinese New Year including savings of up to RM 10,000 on selected Volkswagen models.Customers who book via the eShowroom will enjoy additional exclusive online savings on top of the ongoing ang pao rebates. Those interested in the Volkswagen Passat range will also enjoy free additional 1-year insurance or RM 5,500 savings.The following models are eligible for a

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 6, 2021

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift showcases newer ADAS, steering wheel, and MBUX

Back in March, we reported news of the new 2020 facelift Mercedes-Benz E-Class. While it was more than just a facelift with a newer M254 engine, that wasn’t the only new technology on Mercedes-Benz’s popular executive car.Underneath all that fresh and sleek design is an improved ADAS system. Standard across all E-Class is the Active Brake Assist, which is Mercedes-Benz’s name for its autonomous braking system (AEB). Another feature is the Active Speed Limit Assist which allows

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 11, 2020

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz is more than just a facelift – new M254 engine, lighter 9G-Tronic, new infotainment, new steering

The current W213 generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class finally gets a much needed update. Although it is still a fairly new model (launched in 2017), the E-Class is one of the weaker links in Mercedes-Benz’s model line-up and conversely, it’s the one model where archrival BMW 5 Series has a clear lead over it.The new updated model will address many of the previous car’s weakness.Avantgarde grille shownThe previous car was criticized for its bland design that’s lacking in

Hans

Hans

Mar 4, 2020

This Tesla Model 3's steering wheel fell off completely when the owner was still driving!

Complains about sketchy panel gaps, paint issues, misaligned trim pieces, and poor lighting fitments have become common place when it comes to a Tesla vehicle. But the latest complain about a Tesla steering wheel falling off (while driving, no less) takes the cake!A Tesla Model 3 owner in Blackpool, UK, tweeted about how his steering wheel have completely fallen off the drive column of his car. The owner was reportedly reversing into his driveway after returning from a 32 km journey when it happ

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 13, 2020

Evolution of the BMW M3 – M Power or AMG?

Racing homologation cars are the best thing that ever happened to car enthusiasts. Manufacturers make them because they are required to. They are basically just stripped-out and rambunctious versions of otherwise practical cars. One happy result of such requirements is the BMW M3 derived from the 3-series.The M3 name has been around for about 35 years. In appreciation of the poster-child of the M badge, let’s look back at the M3s that we have been blessed with over the years.BMW 2002 turbo

Arif

Arif

Nov 4, 2020

This Malaysian EV costs RM600K to develop. Is it just a “Honda Jazz” golf cart?

What we have in the picture above is a prototype electric vehicle which is basically an electrified Honda Jazz on a ladder frame. It might not look like one at first glance, but look at the doors and the roofline and you will see the Jazz that is buried underneath this composite body. Specifically, it is the GE8 second generation Honda Jazz.What is this thing?The prototype is an effort by System Consultancy Services (SCS) Sdn Bhd. The company offers software engineering services, ICT Maintenance

Arif

Arif

Sep 11, 2020

2020 Nissan Kicks e-Power launched in Thailand, better than a Honda HR-V/Proton X50?

The all-new 2020 Nissan Kicks e-Power has just made its global debut in Thailand. It is here to challenge the likes of Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and Proton X50.This is the first time the Thai market received the Kicks crossover and is the first country outside of Japan to offer the e-Power hybrid electric drive powertrain. The Kicks e-Power will be produced locally in Thailand and will be exported to other countries.Nissan Thailand offers four variants of the Kicks e-Power with prices ranging from

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

May 16, 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

New 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS gets a new steering wheel, adds MBUX

Starting April 2021, the Mercedes-Benz CLS gets an update to bring it in line with the rest of its siblings. Updates extend to the exterior, and also interior to enhance its looks and give it more dynamism. Safety and convenience technology are also ramped up in this update.Outside, the most obvious change is the front bumper that has more striking air intakes and a sportier physog. The AMG Line exterior looks especially menacing with its sporty-yet-classy trim around the front intakes and radia

Jason

Jason

Apr 8, 2021

Owner Review: Old Faithful Merdeka Special - A Review of My 1996 Proton Wira 1.6 XLi

** This article is the personal experience of a 1996 Proton Wira 1.6 XLi owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Eugene TeohAbout the Proton Wira  The Proton Wira is Malaysia’s second national car after the Proton Saga, after it was unveiled to the public in 1985. The Proton Wira, its name translated into the word “Hero” in Malay. The Proton Wira produced from 1993 to 2009. It was basically a rebadged Mitsubishi Lancer from the ‘90s and shared the

Owner Review

Owner Review

Sep 9, 2020

Pros and Cons - 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 G – When you choose comfort over power

Youthful is not a word one would use to describe the Toyota Corolla Altis. Despite being in the same segment as the Honda Civic, the Corolla Altis is not the go-to car for those with a taste for big wings, fancy aftermarket LED lights, and red emblems.We’ve tried the Toyota Corolla Altis, and it has strengths that we can vouch for. It also lacks in certain departments, but that’s a given. If you’re still on the fence for a Toyota Corolla Altis, here are a few of its pros and co

Arif

Arif

Jan 2, 2021

Owner Review: Sweet Dream, or Beautiful Nightmare? - The trials and tribulations of owning the Mercedes-Benz E240

** This article is the personal experience of a 2003 Mercedes-Benz W211 E240 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Instagram: Aston HooiThe Mercedes-Benz W211 E240 is the first Euro car my family has ever owned – prior to this it was all JDM and Local. I picked up this gem of a car in 2016, as a replacement to my tired XV20 Toyota Camry. Our other options that we were mulling over included the XV30 Camry, 7th gen Honda Accord and BMW E60. Eventually after lots of discu

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 1, 2020