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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

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

Shell Malaysia is cracking down fake engine oils sold online and in hypermarkets!

Ever wondered why some Shell engine oil are sold significantly cheaper on certain online platform and hypermarkets? Well, that’s because they’re probably fake.Tests by Shell Malaysia found that over 30 percent of engine lubricants sold in hypermarkets and unofficial online stores are fake. Shell Malaysia is working together with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNDHEP) to crack down on parties who are distributing counterfeit and illegal Shell lubrican

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 17, 2019

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

Shell drops the price of their new lubricant!

Shell is proud to drop the new Shell Helix HX8 0W 20 lubricant into the market for all modern passenger car engines and that’s not the only thing they drop!All motorists can now enjoy the benefits of the new Shell Helix HX8 0W 20 lubricant  at a retail price of RM199 for the 4-litre pack while the smaller 1-litre pack will go at RM53.90.Shell promises that the new engine oil will deliver maximum performance while improving fuel economy.The low viscosity oil is also said to help better

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 5, 2019

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

Genuine Shell lubricants now on Shopee? It’s true!

Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd launches its new official store on Shopee Mall! The new online store is aimed at enhancing the online shopping experience for consumers who value product authenticity and quality.Shell Malaysia believes that a strong digital presence with a clear selection of genuine premium quality lubricants on Malaysia’s no.1 e-commerce platform, Shopee, can help it reach and engage with a wider customer base.The move will enable consumers to purchase directly from Shell a

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 2, 2020

Should you buy engine oils from hypermarkets?

One of the very prevalent questions I get all the time on car maintenance, is about engine oils. This isn't surprising, seeing that it is the one thing we cannot avoid changing after a fixed interval. Often times you'll see hypermarkets selling brands like Shell, Castrol or other branded engine oils for a far cheaper price than it usually retails.Engine oils sold at hypermarts are cheaper, but its authenticity is hard to verify. If it's the real deal, you save som

Jason

Jason

Jul 14, 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

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

Over 30 percent of engine oils sold in hypermarts and online stores are fake

The prices of engine lubricants sold at hypermarts or even various online platforms can be attractive but unless you can verify its authenticity – which is quite difficult if you rely only on visual inspections – it is best to avoid them.The issue of counterfeit lubricants is not new but it remains rampant due to indifference among consumers, as well as weak enforcement.According to lab test by Shell Malaysia, using 12 randomly selected engine lubricant products purchased from hyperm

Hans

Hans

Sep 17, 2019

Euro 4M RON 95 petrol now available at Shell

Shell Malaysia has announced today that low sulphur content Euro 4M specifications RON 95 grade petrol is now available at selected outlets starting today. The clean fuel product will then be rolled out progressively to all remaining Shell stations nationwide starting 1-January 2020.The Malaysian modified Euro4 fuel specification, dubbed Euro 4M would reduce the maximum allowable sulphur content in petrol and diesel fuel from the current standard of 500 parts per million (ppm) to 50 ppm. A lower

Hans

Hans

Dec 23, 2019

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

Shell Helix baru diperkenalkan! Lebih kuasa dan perlindungan untuk enjin anda!

Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd telah memperkenalkan dua minyak enjin Shell Helix baru. Shell memfokuskan faedah kepada pengguna bagi memudahkan pengguna untuk memilih minyak enjin yang tepat berdasarkan gaya dan keperluan pemanduan seseorang.Shell Helix Power dan Shell Helix Protect yang baru direka khas untuk memberi perlindungab terhadap dua keadaan pemanduan utama: lebuh raya dan landskap lasak yang memerlukan lebih banyak kuasa dan tork trafik bandar yang membebankan enjin Sesuai dengan s

Haris

Haris

Jul 15, 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

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

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

Isi minyak terbalik dapat isi lebih? Pakcik Shell buktikan mitos ini salah!

Mengisi minyak adalah suatu tugas rutin yang selalu dilakukan oleh semua individu dengan lesen sah namun masih terdapat beberapa mitos yang dipercayai oleh sesetengah pihak. Antaranya adalah mitos mengisi minyak secara terbalik atau lebih jauh dari pam minyak membantu untuk menambah isi minyak.Pakcik memang Shell tapi kami tak dibayar oleh ShellOleh yang demikian, ketua atendan pam minyak paling terkenal di Malaysia iaitu Pakcik Shell tampil dengan eksperimen tersendiri dalam membuktikan bahawa

Haris

Haris

Apr 16, 2021

Engine mounting: 3 symptoms of bad engine mounts

Thanks to modern day sound insulation, you don’t realise how hot and bothered things are under the hood. Holding the engine in place and absorbing most of the engine's vibration are engine mounts. They take a lot of punishment. Although generally low-maintenance, engine mounts may wear out sooner than you think. Here we will discuss the symptoms of bad engine mounts in your car.A car engine is heavy. Even a small Perodua Axia’s 1KR-VE weighs about 70 kg. A Perodua Myvi&

Arif

Arif

Jul 21, 2020

Used car shopping: 6 tips for checking the engine

So, you want to buy a used car. Maybe it’s a project car, a unique car model you’ve always wanted, or a car model that’s not sold brand new in Malaysia. If your reason for buying a used car is a tight budget, you might want to consider other options like public transportation or a motorcycle.If you’re still here after reading that, we assume you’re serious about this, regardless of your reasons. Well, there’s a long list of things to look out for when buying u

Arif

Arif

Aug 15, 2020

Should you clean your engine bay?

Getting your car cleaned is very satisfying. Most of us just pay to get them cleaned while some of us prefer to do the job ourselves. Either way, the shiny exterior and spotless interior never fail to make our cars feel fresh. It’s the similar feeling you get after getting a haircut.One area that rarely gets attention at a car wash is the engine bay. Most of us never pop the hood unless our car breaks down or we need to fill up the wiper fluid. If left attended for a long time, the engine

Arif

Arif

Oct 2, 2020

This guy blew a Koenigsegg Agera R engine by revving it hard at cold start

Koenigsegg Agera R is a very rare and expensive hypercar. Mere mortals who are given the chance to take a seat in one, let alone start-up and rev the 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8, can only consider themselves extremely lucky. But lady luck wasn’t on his side for this popular Chinese automotive vlogger.While documenting his first experience in an RMB 17 million (RM 10.2 million) Agera S, the vlogger was treated to a start-up and rev sequence. After the 1,140 PS engine came into life, he gav

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jun 6, 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

Aston Martin develops a new hybrid 3.0L V6 engine, more than 1000 PS possible

Aston Martin has confirmed the development of a fully in-house designed 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine. It will power a new range of Aston Martin mid-engined cars, starting with the Valhalla that is slated to be released in 2022.The engine will be electrified and Aston Martin claims this new range of hybrid engines, with plug-in capability, will become the most powerful in the Aston Martin range.Final power and torque figures for the new 3.0-litre V6 have not been published, only that it will

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 26, 2020

Mitsubishi Xpander’s 1.5L MIVEC engine, is it powerful enough?

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has previewed the highly-anticipated 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander in Malaysia. Prices of the Xpander will be announced in November and it will rival the Honda BR-V, Perodua Aruz, and Toyota Rush.Like its core rivals, the upcoming Mitsubishi Xpander is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine. Codenamed 4A91, this naturally-aspirated petrol engine is good for 105 PS and 141 Nm. It also gets MIVEC variable valve timing on the intake and as well as timing chain.Th

Eric

Eric

Oct 26, 2020

Here is why Mazda’s rotary engines could become the engine of the future

The Wankel rotary engine remains as one of the most mysterious creations of the automotive industry. Not that we don’t know how it works, is just that enthusiasts just can’t stop talking about it.No, Mazda RX-7 owners, your engines burn more oil than a flaming oil rig and keeps needing a rebuild. Stop wishing it back! And no, you don’t need to tell me how a rotary works.Even so, the rumour mill of a new rotary renaissance has never stopped spinning since the demise of the RX-8.

Daniel

Daniel

Aug 29, 2020

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Sep. 18, 2019)

Today is Wednesday, Sep. 18 Local news  Perodua Axia 2019 caught ahead of debutPerodua announced an SUV-esque variant of the Axia 2019 called the Axia Style. Thanks to social media sources, we now have a good look of the upcoming Axia Style 2019 well before it is meant to be shown to the public.Taking inspiration from models such as the Honda WR-V and Volkswagen CrossPolo, the Perodua Axia Style 2019 gets a rugged makeover with various body cladding plus a front and rear skid

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 18, 2019

With Shell's DC fast chargers, you can drive a Porsche Taycan from Penang to Singapore

Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell have struck up a new partnership to implement the first cross-border high-performance charging (HPC) network between Malaysia and Singapore. The network will help eliminate range anxiety for electric vehicle (EV) owners who wish to travel between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang.The partnership demonstrates the commitment between Porsche and Shell to drive the future of electric mobility in Southeast Asia by spearheading connectivity between the two countries.In

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 31, 2021

Starting your car's engine and idling is not enough to charge the 12V battery

Malaysia is now into its sixth week of the Movement Control Order (MCO) triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. This also means that many cars have been left parked for an extended period of time.To be clear, leaving a car parked for an extended period of time won’t damage your car. It’s not unusual for new cars to be parked at a dealer’s lot for months before it is sold. My own 36-year old classic is driven only about once a month but it starts at the first crank every single time

Hans

Hans

Apr 28, 2020