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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. Power's 2021 Original Equipment Tyre Customer Satisfaction Survey. So happy, that they've 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-related issues, as well as appearance an


Apr 2, 2021

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 Manigam Since 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 in 201

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Aug 4, 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 PSI. That is much lower than the man


Oct 12, 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. Recommendations Not 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 several online tyre shops. For thi


Sep 19, 2020

Honda Wave 125i dikemaskini di Thailand - sport rim aloi, warna baharu, harga bermula RM 7,089!

Seperti Malaysia, Honda Motor Thailand memperkemaskini model kapcai popularnya, Honda Wave 125i 2021 yang datang dengan pilihan warna baharu lebih ekslusif. Pilihan warna baharu yang ditawarkan ialah Metallic Matte Gray yang menambahkan gaya dan elemen premium serta sporty terhadap motosikal berkenaan. Untuk versi terbaharu ini, harga yang ditawarkan di pasaran berkenaan begitupun tidak murah, iaitu bermula 53,800 THB (RM 7,089) hingga 56,000 THB (RM 7,379) bergantung kepada varian. Dua varian y


Apr 7, 2021

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! 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 pressure guide, usually located on the driver’s door pillar. It’s just a matter


Jul 12, 2020

Spyshot: Suzuki Swift Sport 2021 - pelancaran Suzuki Malaysia semakin dekat?

Sebelum ini, Wapcar.my pernah melaporkan bahawa Suzuki berkemungkinan akan kembali ke Malaysia. Nampaknya, ramalanku benar belaka apabila beberapa unit Suzuki Swift Sport 2021 telah pun dikesan dalam perjalanan ke bilik pameran. Pembaca Wapcar.my, Emmanuel Shirley telah berkongsi beberapa imej dan video ketika beliau sedang dalam perjalanan dari Pelabuhan Klang. Adakah ini petanda bahawa Suzuki Swift Sport akan hadir sebagai sebuah unit CBU? Selain itu, 3 warna yang kelihatan ada pada trelar ada


Apr 1, 2021

The Filipino-spec Toyota Vios GR-S is missing one key feature

Ever since its world debut in Malaysia, the 2021 Toyota Vios GR-S has been making waves around South East Asia. Following the Malaysian and Vietnamese launch, the next stop for the sportier variant of the B-segment sedan is the Philippines. It looks sporty but it is missing something from the Malaysian Vios GR-S which we'll get to later. Also read: Priced from RM 95k, the 2020 Toyota Vios GR Sport is launched in Malaysia The Toyota Vios is one of the most popular cars in the Philippines in 2020

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Mar 11, 2021

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 encouragin


Sep 24, 2020

Panduan: Apa tayar yang bagus untuk rim 13 inci?

Ukuran rim kecil sering diletakkan pada kereta yang lebih mesra bajet bukan hanya untuk membezakan antara varian model tetapi juga memberikan kos yang lebih rendah apabila menggantikan tayar. Kereta baru terakhir yang dijual di Malaysia yang dilengkapi dengan roda 13 inci ialah Proton Saga 1.3L Standard 2016. Sejak facelift Proton Saga 2019 yang baru, setiap kereta baru kini dilengkapi dengan ukuran roda minimum 14 inci. Contoh kereta yang disertakan dengan roda 13 inci dari kilang adalah Proton


Aug 31, 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 spares A full-sized spare is ide


Jun 9, 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 started to touch and feel the dashboard and all

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Jul 30, 2020

Macam mana nak baca 'spec' rim?

Anda mesti pernah ke kedai tayar bukan? Sekiranya anda ke kedai tayar untuk sebarang urusan berkenaan tayar mahupun masalah pemanduan, anda mungkin perasan bahawa terdapat kod pada roda sama ada pada tayar atau rim itu sendiri. Secara umumnya, tayar memberikan bacaan kod yang jelas tetapi untuk rim, ia terletak di bahagian dalam. Kod ini menjelaskan spesifikasi yang terdapat pada rim tersebut. Selain itu, kod ini berfungsi sebagai rujukan apabila anda hendak mengganti atau mengubah suai ‘kasut’


Oct 21, 2020

Toyota C-HR GR Sport unveiled, Malaysia's Vios GR Sport could be something like this

This is the European-market 2021 Toyota C-HR GR Sport - and in one way or another - serves as a peek into Malaysia's upcoming 2021 Toyota Vios GR Sport. We'll explain as we get further into the post, but let's take a look at this car first. Gazoo Racing goodies in an SUV Recall that the Gazoo Racing hierarchy is split into two tiers: with GR reserved for bespoke performance cars like the GR Supra and GR Yaris, while the GR Sport badge is for cars with slight chassis upgrades but with limited to


Nov 10, 2020

Pros and Cons: 2020 Toyota Vios GR-S – Superb suspension, lackluster powertrain

New to the 2020 Toyota Vios facelift is the addition of the GR-Sport (GR-S) variant, sitting on top of the G variant. The Toyota Vios GR-S adds a few goodies like a reprogrammed CVT with 10 virtual ratios, sports-tuned suspension, and 17-inch wheels just to name a few. Trade in User's Car Form If you’re pondering on whether to fork out another RM 8k over the G variant – we’ve listed pros and cons to help on your buying decision. Pros Superb suspension tuning Aggressive exterior styling Cons Slow


Apr 12, 2021

HANGAT: Toyota Vios GR Sport 2021 – CVT 10 kelajuan, suspensi sport!

Sepertimana anda tahu, Toyota Vios 2021 ‘facelift’ bakal tiba tak lama lagi. Tetapi hari ini Toyota membuat kejutan dengan membuka tempahan untuk Toyota Yaris 2021 ‘facelift’ dahulu. Mesti ada yang tertanya-tanya tentang status Toyota Vios akan datang, dan jeng jeng jeng, kita ada info tentang Vios GR Sport! Ini adalah info yang kami dapat dari sumber sahih setakat ini: CVT dengan ‘virtual ratio’ 10 kelajuan Bar stabiliti sebagai standard Suspensi GR Sports Rim yang lebih sporty Setakat ini, tia

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Nov 2, 2020

Proton X70 dengan kit badan ‘custom’ dari Venis Car Bodykit, siap rim 20'!

Proton X70 memang antara salah satu SUV yang hensem di pasaran kita sekarang. Dengan harga yang mampu milik, ditambah pula dengan ciri-ciri dan kelengkapan yang padu, maka tak hairanlah betapa banyak X70 di jalan raya kita. Semestinya, akan ada pemilik yang ingin membuat kereta meraka tampak lain daripada yang lain. Azalinya, memang banyak rakyat Malaysia yang kreatif, terutamanya bab kosmetik kereta. Berbekalkan minat dan cinta terhadap kereta, pemilik X70 unik ini iaitu Khairul Anuar telah bek

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Oct 19, 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-inches Sports 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 suit

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Aug 14, 2019

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. The Diamond


Oct 9, 2020

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 thi


Jul 29, 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 either save you and/o

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May 14, 2020

Toyota Corolla Altis model GR Sport untuk pasaran Eropah

Sebagai model GR Sport pertama yang ditawarkan di pasaran Toyota Eropah Timur, Toyota kini menawarkan sedan keluarga yang lebih bergaya dan ranggi dengan Toyota Corolla Sedan GR Sport. Ini berikutan kejayaan versi Corolla Hatchback dan Touring Sports GR Sport. Gaya yang diinspirasikan oleh model GR berfokuskan prestasi Toyota dan warna tema TOYOTA GAZOO Racing memberikan nafas segar dan muda pada sedan keluarga ini. Luarannya diberi kemasan hitam-piano yang mewah – termasuk gril hadapan, selongs


Jul 20, 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 better for


Sep 6, 2019

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 Honda Nürburgring 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 weather conditions on certain

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Mar 25, 2020

All-new 2020 BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport launched; 340 PS/500 Nm, CBU, RM 968k

BMW 8 Series Together with the launch of the all-new 2020 BMW X6 xDrive40i M Sport, BMW Malaysia also virtually launched the all-new 2020 BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport in conjunction with the introduction of their online-shopping platform. The all-new BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport is a fully imported (CBU) model priced at RM 968,800. The Malaysian-spec BMW 8GC comes with the M Sport package, which include the M Sport differential and brakes, all-wheel steering, adaptive M Suspension and 20-inch M al

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Apr 24, 2020

Owner Review: My dream car is a Hyundai - My story of my Hyundai Elantra

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Hyundai Elantra owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Vijay Saravanen I always loved the sleekly, sexy, and sporty design of Hyundai Elantras I see on the road. I told myself my next car change would be a Hyundai Elantra. I was already driving the Hyundai Accent 1.5 (Aeroback) 2007 Model. Over the years, I have owned Proton Saga 1.3 (Aeroback), Proton Wira 1.5 (Sedan), Proton Satria1.3, Exora 1.6(MPV), and befor

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Sep 7, 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? A


Oct 30, 2019

All-new 2020 BMW X6 xDrive40i M Sport launched; 340 PS/450 Nm, CBU, RM 729k

BMW Malaysia has officially launched the all-new 2020 BMW X6 xDrive40i M Sport in conjunction with the introduction of their online shopping platform. It is their first-ever virtual unveiling in Malaysia. The all-new BMW X6 is a fully imported (CBU) model priced at RM 729,800. The BMW X6 features the M Sport package which includes the M Sport exhaust system, M Sport brakes, Adaptive M Suspension and 21-inch M alloy wheels. It gets the BMW Laserlights with high-beam assistant and LED fog light wi


Apr 24, 2020

Mercedes-AMG A45 S is faster than a Lamborghini on the Nurburgring, but slower than a Honda Civic?

The Mercedes-AMG A45 S has the most powerful 4-cylinder engine in a production car. With 421 PS and 500 Nm of torque, the A45 S completes the century sprint in 3.9 seconds, onwards to a top speed of 270 km/h. It is undoubtably quick in a straight line, but what happens if you show it some corners? Well, Sport Auto took an A45 S for a hot lap on the Nurburgring Nordschleife and it did it in 7 minutes 48.8 seconds. To put that into perspective, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 did it in 7 minutes


Mar 24, 2020

Trend rim besar dan tayar nipis - punca kereta masa kini kurang selesa?

Ada satu trend yang kami perasan sejak dari sedekad lalu dalam industri automotif: hampir setiap kereta yang dihasilkan dan keluar terus dari kilang dipasang dengan tayar yang agak terlalu besar untuk kereta tersebut. Kenapa, ya? Jika difikirkan tanpa berhusnudzon, mungkin trend ini terjadi kerana pembuat kereta mahu anda berbelanja lebih untuk tayar dan rim lebih besar. Audi akan pasang rim 22 inci jika anda pilih brek karbon-seramik dengan RS6 baru. Siapa yang paling untung? Memanglah syarikat


Jan 28, 2021