steering rack repair malaysia

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. Should it be that the steering system in your car is faultless, you are still responsible for keeping it in the best condition possible. Like other systems of t


Nov 7, 2020

Pros and Cons of installing a roof box or roof rack on your car

A roof box is handy for increasing storage space in in your car. You can install a roof box on your car by yourself, or you can get the shop to do it for you. If you're planning to install a roof box, there are several types of factory-fitted roof mounts: raised rails solid-type rails fixed mounting points no mounting points Some cars come with roof rack mounting points, while some don’t. Having factory-fitted mounting points makes installing the roof box easier. Not having them just means you n


Mar 6, 2021

Jalan Klang-Banting closed for repair works for a week following road cave-in

Flash floods and heavy rain are causing a lot of damage to the roads. Last week, photos and videos of the sinkhole surrounding the LRT 3 construction project near Johan Setia started surfacing. Now Prasarana has released an official statement along with an announcement that repair works might take at least a week. Bernama reported that the road damage at Jalan Klang-Banting was caused by soil erosion and sedimentation due to the combination of frequent rainfall over the past two weeks and the pr


Jul 23, 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

5 perkara yang merosakkan sistem stereng kereta anda

Masalah stereng semakin kerap berlaku masa kini, walaupun bagi kereta serba baru. Mungkin anda pernah lihat kes kereta terhenti di jalan raya dan tayarnya berpintal keluar dari ruang roda. Masalah ini patut diambil serius oleh pemilik kerana sistem stereng yang rosak adalah sangat berbahaya dan boleh meragut nyawa. Pembuat kereta yang menghasilkan unit dengan sistem stereng rosak pastinya harus mengaku atas kesilapan mereka dan berusaha untuk selesaikan isu ini. Walaupun sistem stereng dalam ker


Nov 7, 2020

What is a car platform? It’s not necessarily what you think it is

BMA, CMA, MQB, MLB, TNGA, DNGA, these are just some of the more commonly spoken alphabet soup of acronyms (actually they more like marketing words) that refer to car platforms. But what exactly is a platform and why it’s such a big deal to some companies, but not others? Companies like Geely/Proton, Toyota, and Volkswagen bang heavily on modular platform technology in their marketing communications, while others like Mercedes-Benz, Honda, and Mazda don’t bother talking about it – with good reaso


Dec 18, 2020

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 constant


Jul 30, 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 left to direct the


May 11, 2020

In Brief: VW Polo – Old, but is it worth it?

(2019 Volkswagen Polo Price and Specs | Gallery) The Volkswagen Polo is the cornerstone of Volkswagen Malaysia’s line-up, and has been around since 2010. Back in 2010, the Polo was available with a fancy TSI and DSG powertrain combination, but was discontinued a couple of years later. The Polo you see here was introduced back in 2015, featuring a basic 1.6-litre MPI engine mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic. How Much Is It? Priced from RM 74,990 for the Comfortline variant, the Volksw


Nov 22, 2019

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 the car to drive

CY FoongCY Foong

Aug 11, 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 hap


May 13, 2020

Volkswagen Malaysia launches digital aftersales service

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia has taken further steps to digitalise its aftersales by launching the Online Service Booking and Service Cam services. Online Service Booking allows customers to book their service appointments from the comfort of their homes. Available on both desktop and mobile, customers would only need to select their preferred dealership, preferred date and time, and key in their vehicle details. An aftersales advisor will be in touch to confirm the appointment booking. Ne

CY FoongCY Foong

Oct 22, 2020

All-new Toyota GR Supra 2019 3.0L launched in Malaysia, RM568,000

Only available with 3.0-litre straight-six turbo Toyota Supra Safety Advanced Driver Assistance System Unique paintwork available as an option UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has just launched the all-new A90 Toyota GR Supra 2019 here to the local market. Bringing back the legendary Supra nameplate to Malaysia. As much as we like to be sentimental about the Supra name, pricing is a big factor as to whether people would actually put their money down on one. UMWT has managed to price it at RM 568k, on par

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Sep 20, 2019

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 prices are i


Jan 1, 2021

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 radi


Apr 8, 2021

Pros and Cons: Toyota Yaris – this over the Honda Jazz?

Fun fact: The Toyota Yaris shares the same engine as the Perodua Myvi 1.5L. In fact, both engines are made at the same Daihatsu Perodua Engine Manufacturing plant in Sendayan. Yes, the engines have different engine codes – 2NR-FE for the Toyota Yaris and 2NR-VE for the Perodua Myvi – but they are essentially the same aluminum block engines with slightly different tuning. The one fitted in the Toyota Yaris makes slightly more power, 107 PS and 140 Nm versus 103 PS and 136 Nm for the Myvi. So why


Oct 15, 2020

Used Car Guide: RM 20k for a used Proton Preve, should you consider it?

When it made its debut in 2012, the Proton Preve was the most affordable C-segment sedan on the market and the spec-sheet was rather impressive as well. So, is it worth your consideration as a used car? During its 8-year run, the Preve was updated twice. It also helped Proton reach numerous milestones such as achieving the brand's first 5-star rating at the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP). The Preve was also well-liked for its 1.6-litre CamPro CFE Turbo engine, Proton even cash


Nov 7, 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. The previous car was criticized for its bland design that’s lacking in its own identity, looking too much like a C-Class.


Mar 4, 2020

Used car guide: For RM 60k, should you get the 9th Gen Honda Accord?

Now that there’s a new generation Honda Accord on sale, the previous ninth-generation Honda Accord is going on the used car market for just RM 60,000. This puts the D-segment sedan around the same price as the lowest spec B-segment cars! So, should you get a used Accord or should you get a B-segment car new? Think D-segment sedans and the first car that comes to mind is most likely the Honda Accord. No surprises here considering how the Accord has been a house-hold name since the 70s and has alw


Dec 27, 2020

Aftersales in the new normal, how Volkswagen is setting a new benchmark in Malaysia

Decades from now, students and researchers will look into the timeline of human civilization not just in terms of BC (Before Christ), AD (Anno Domini), but also AC (After Covid). The world will never be the same again, not even after mass vaccination. If we were to be optimistic and try to see the good in this difficult time, it will be acceleration in adoption of digital technology. Several car brands have introduced virtual showroom, mobile apps for online service booking, even online car sale


Feb 18, 2021

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-Class All 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-Class th


Feb 23, 2021

Used car buying guide: ZC21 Suzuki Swift – Which variant to get, what to look out for

If you're in the market for a fun-to-drive hatchback that won't cost an arm and a leg to maintain, truth is, there aren't many options out there. One such car is the Suzuki Swift. History of the Suzuki Swift in Malaysia The ZC21-generation Suzuki Swift made its Malaysian debut way back in 2005, fitted with a run-of-the-mill 1.5-litre petrol engine that does 100 PS and 133 Nm, mated to a four-speed automatic. Suzuki Malaysia also offered the sportier Swift Sport, powered by a high-revving 1.6-lit


Oct 18, 2020

F30 BMW 3 Series: Still the best 3, tips to buy good used ones for RM 100k

I once had dinner with Ryo Yanagisawa, Mazda’s young design maestro, whose most recent work is the fabulous looking Mazda CX-30 and before that, the Mazda 2 and Mazda BT-50. I asked what he thinks is the best looking non-Mazda car on sale today (then), exotic cars aside. Without skipping a beat, he candidly answered the F30 BMW 3 Series. To be fair, the conversation took place in 2015, long before the current G20 3 Series’ debut. Still, the acknowledgement meant something. After all, Mazda makes


Oct 29, 2020

In Brief: Kia Picanto – What else can you ask for?

(2019 Kia Picanto Price and Specs | Gallery) The Kia Picanto has been a value-for-money preposition since the TA generation was introduced here back in 2013, as it was generously equipped for not a lot of money. Fast forward to 2018, Kia Malaysia introduced the all-new third generation Kia Picanto, which remains as the benchmark for how small and cheap cars should be. How Much Is It? Kia Malaysia offers two variants of the Picanto: the 1.2 EX and 1.2 GT-Line. The 1.2 EX is priced from RM 49,888,


Nov 21, 2019

2021 Lexus LM teased, Malaysia launch this week

Over the weekend, Lexus Malaysia teased the imminent arrival of the Lexus LM – its first-ever luxury MPV. Set to be launched on 15-April, the CBU Japan Lexus LM is priced from RM 1.15 million – that’s RM 135k more than the already-top-of-the-line Lexus LS. The Lexus LM is powered by a naturally-aspirated 3.5-litre 2GR-FKS V6 petrol engine that does 300 PS and 361 Nm, delivered to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Lexus terms the interior as 'mobile first-class lounge' a


Apr 12, 2021

6 traits that make a great handling car

Every so often, you find people in the motoring fraternity raving about a certain car that has sublime handling, and is a joy to drive. What does it even mean? Beyond good looks, there’s a lot going on under the skin that can determine how well a car drives. Let’s dive into what makes a car handle great, in a road driving context. Balanced chassis A car’s chassis is the starting point of vehicle dynamics. A great-handling car usually has a very rigid chassis. Why? A stiff chassis reduces flex, i


Dec 6, 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 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

Owner ReviewOwner Review

Aug 4, 2020

Covid-19: Honda Malaysia announces 30-day warranty extension due to MCO

Honda Malaysia has announced that they will offer a 30-day warranty extension for cars whose warranties are expiring during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. The 30-day extension will come in effect from the last day of the MCO as determined by the government. UMW Toyota also announced the same warranty extension programme. As for other Honda owners, they will not have to worry about missing their scheduled service and having their warranty voided during the MCO period. Honda Malaysia wil

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Mar 28, 2020

Toyota Alphard - MPV mewah serendah RM 40k, baloi untuk angkat 'second hand'?

Sekali pandang, Toyota Alphard dan Vellfire nampak seperti sebuah kotak besar yang mempunyai tayar. Hakikatnya, MPV mewah ini cukup laris dalam kalangan kereta terpakai dan recond. Perkara ini jelas di laman jualan kereta dimana terdapat pelbagai unit Alphard dan Vellfire yang dijual beli. MPV sebesar ini menjadi begitu laris kerana faktor ruang yang diberi dan kemudahan keluar masuk dimana ia sukar untuk ditandingi sama sekali. Kemudahan ini dibantu oleh pintu gelangsar yang membolehkan anda ke


Nov 12, 2020

All-new 2020 Nissan Almera – 8 Features we get that Thailand doesn’t

Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM), the official distributor of Nissan vehicles in Malaysia, has given selected members of the media a preview of the upcoming all-new 2020 Nissan Almera. This comes roughly a week after Honda Malaysia previewed the equally-new Honda City RS i-MMD. After spending some time checking the all-new Nissan Almera out, here are the eight features we get that Thailand doesn’t get. Keep in mind that the reason why Thailand misses out on these features is due to weight constrain


Sep 4, 2020