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volkswagen spare parts malaysia

Counterfeit vs original spare parts: How to tell?

On the surface, the air filter and spark plug you bought from your neighbourhood spare parts shop look just like the original item, except that you’ve paid just a fraction of the price you would have otherwise paid at an authorised service centre.But little do you know, the spare parts you just bought are in fact counterfeit items, not original as what the shop owner told you.Counterfeit spare parts have been floating around in the market for the longest time, but how do you identify which

Eric

Eric

May 4, 2020

Proton acknowledges spare parts shortage problem, reaches out to customers in need

Like any organization experiencing rapid growth and change, there will be growing pains. Proton is experiencing this first hand, not just with supply issues of the very high in demand Proton X50, but also shortage in spare parts supply for its service centres.To Proton’s credit, the company has taken a very brave move to publically acknowledge the shortcomings in its after-sales services.At today’s announcement of Proton’s February 2021 sales performance, Proton said it recorde

Hans

Hans

Mar 2, 2021

Rejoice because your Small Little Kancil will still have parts!

Good news to old Perodua model owners because Perodua has just made body parts much easier to access!Perodua has recently invested a cool RM 7 million into centralising parts production of past models.The investment goes into a new 1,600 metric tonne press stamping machine placed in their supplier IQM Sdn Bhd’s facility.The new hydraulic press will produce parts such as bonnets, side outer panels, rear outer panels, fenders, doors and roofs for past Perodua models like the first-gener

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 29, 2019

VW Group opens regional parts distribution hub in Malaysia

Volkswagen Group has opened a new regional parts distribution centre in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor which will serve as the genuine parts supply chain to 21 markets across the Asia Pacific region.At 50,000 square metres, the new regional parts distribution centre is larger than its predecessor. The centre contains around 65,000 genuine parts of the German group’s brands including Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Skoda, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.International Trade and Indus

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 15, 2021

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.Next

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 22, 2020

Toyota keeps classic Supras on the road with GR Heritage Parts project

Toyota will be remaking spare parts for their classic Toyota Supra (A70 and A80) and reselling them in Japan and overseas markets through their Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project. A70 SupraThe GR Heritage Parts project reproduces and remanufactures long-discontinued spare parts for the classic Supra models. Toyota aims to make this as easy as possible - buyers can get their heritage parts from their local Toyota dealer or a GR Garage.A80 SupraSo what’s available for purchas

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 2, 2020

Das WeltAuto launched in Malaysia, peace of mind when buying a used VW

 Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched Das WeltAuto, Volkswagen’s global used car programme that offers customers certified used cars they can trust. The award-winning Das WeltAuto is backed by the global know-how, standards and processes, systematic solution and warranty of the Volkswagen Group.The most obvious benefit of buying a certified pre-owned Volkswagen (which is different from a used Volkswagen, more on that later) from Das WeltAuto is peace of mind.All Da

Robert

Robert

Aug 30, 2019

Volkswagen Malaysia offers its 5-Star Service Check for free nationwide

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) invites all Volkswagen owners for a free 5 Star Service Check available at all service centres nationwide.As part of the check, a service advisor will conduct the check with the car owner to review and highlight potential wear-and-tear and identify severe issues in vehicles.Inspected items include the body and paint condition of the car, lighting, brakes, windscreens, windows, wheels and tyres.Starting from now till 31-December 2020, all Volkswagen owner

Brian

Brian

Jul 1, 2020

Does the Perodua Ativa (D55L) come with a spare wheel?

Although spare wheels are no longer offered in many premium cars (replaced with either run-flat tyres or tyre repair kits), spare wheels are still important for consumers shopping at the lower-end of the price spectrum.This widely circulated photo is not of the Perodua AtivaPrior to the Perodua Ativa’s (D55L) local launch, many Facebook users were saying that the Perodua Ativa doesn’t come with a spare wheel. This is not true. All variants of the Perodua Ativa come with a spare wheel

Hans

Hans

Mar 3, 2021

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 sales.

Hans

Hans

Feb 18, 2021

VW Announces VIP – Volkswagen Insurance Plan

  Priority claims approval No excess fees No betterment cost Agreed value of up to 10 yearsVolkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today announced the launch of its insurance programme, the Volkswagen Insurance Plan or “VIP”.Benefits of VIP motor insurance policy include prioritised claim approval, roadside assistance with 24-hour emergency towing, and assurance that repair work is conducted at authorised Volkswagen body and paint centres, in accordance to Volkswagen repair st

Hans

Hans

Sep 5, 2019

Here's why having a spare wheel won't do you much good

An increasingly prevalent practice for carmakers nowadays is to sell buyers a car that comes without a spare wheel (wheel, in this context is tyre + rim). In its place could be run flat tyres, a tyre pressure monitor system, or a more agricultural solution like a tyre repair kit.Image creditMany buyers are up in arms because of this, grumbling that carmakers are shortchanging them, or putting more expensive solutions in place. But lets dig deeper and ask ourselves, is this a valid argument? Do y

Jason

Jason

Mar 3, 2021

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

Volkswagen Malaysia launches Beetle giveaway contest 

As part of the year-long celebration for the outgoing Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia launches the “Win the Icon” Instagram contest. The contest will run between 1st October 2019 to 30th November 2019 and will see VPCM giveaway a VW Beetle to the winner. The “Win the Icon” contest rides on the VW’s tagline “Better experienced than explained” which will focus on encouraging contestants to test drive the car. All interested

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 2, 2019

2020 Toyota Hilux gains Gazoo Racing parts, cost as much as a new Myvi!

The Japanese usually jump at the chance to spice up fairly normal cars, and it's especially true for the men and women at Gazoo Racing. Yes, the team behind the Toyota GR Yaris raided their parts bin and dumped some good stuff on a 2020 Toyota Hilux.Lots of tough loveGR’s styling package beefs up the Hilux’s already-tough exterior by a notch.For an additional JPY 305,800 (~RM 11,950), buyers will get a silver bumper guard, striking red skid plate, steel side s

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 2, 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

Volkswagen Malaysia reopens majority of service centres

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) announced on their official Instagram that majority of their service centres nationwide have received MITI’s approval to reopen for business.Volkswagen is one of many brands that announced that service centres are now open for appointment. Amongst others are Mercedes-Benz’s Cycle & Carriage Bintang and Hap Seng Star, Hyundai, UMW Toyota, and Lexus Malaysia.The service centres will be putting the safety of their customers at the forefront

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 23, 2020

Discontinued parts? Nissan says no problem

It is no surprise that when it comes to preserving heritage models, Nissan comes up on top, as the Yokohama-based company has already introduced its Heritage Parts Program parked under the Nismo umbrella. Now, Nissan is raising the bar even higher, as they recently developed a new method to utilize robots to produce car parts out of sheet metal without the need for a die.The process is called dual-sided dieless forming, which involves two synchronized robots working from opposite sides of a

Eric

Eric

Oct 3, 2019

Volkswagen Vento discontinued in Malaysia, what will replace it?

Following Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) axing the Mk5 Polo from its local line-up, the title of oldest model goes to its sedan twin, the Volkswagen Vento. Now, it appears that the time for the Vento is also up in Malaysia.A quick check on the Volkswagen website shows that the Vento has been removed from the local line-up. The model was one of the most affordable Volkswagen cars in Malaysia with prices starting from RM 84,449 for the Comfortline variant.It first arrived here as the Po

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 5, 2021

Jualan Volkswagen Vento di Malaysia dihentikan, apakah yang akan menggantinya?

Berikutan keputusan Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) yang menghentikan jualan Polo Mk5 pada Oktober yang lalu, kini tiba giliran Volkswagen Vento pula.Sekilas pandang, laman rasmi Volkswagen Malaysia menunjukkan bahawa model Vento telah tiada di dalam barisan model tempatan. Dengan harga RM 84,449 buat varian Comfortline, Vento merupakan model Volkswagen yang paling murah di Malaysia.Mengimbau kembali, model ini dilancarkan pada tahun 2012 sebagai Polo Sedan. Sewaktu model facelift yang

Faisal

Faisal

Jan 5, 2021

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

Volkswagen Malaysia offers extra benefit to Covid-19 frontliners

If you own a Volkswagen and serving as a frontliner during this Covid-19 pandemic, Volkswagen Passengers Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has included additional benefit specially for you in their ‘Welcome Back’ aftersales campaign.The additional benefits includes a complimentary car sanitization, priority booking and 10% discount from your service bill. All you need to register online, provide additional prove and once verified, the benefit will be credited directly to your Volkswagen Cares App

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Apr 21, 2020

Volkswagen Cares app reaches 30,000 members in Malaysia

The Volkswagen Cares mobile app was one of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia’s (VPCM) efforts to make servicing Volkswagen cars easier for owners back in 2018. As of 30th November 2020, VPCM reported that the app has reached a milestone achievement of 30,000 downloads and members.Created and managed locally for the Malaysian market, the VW Cares app allows owners to keep track of aftersales offers such as the 3-year service vouchers and service package vouchers that come with each VW car.

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 1, 2020

NISMO Heritage Parts adds new R32, R33, R34 Skyline GT-R parts to lineup

In case you are not aware, in 2017 Nissan Motorsports International (NISMO) announced that they will be remanufacturing genuine replacement parts for the legendary R32, R33, and R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R.The NISMO Heritage Parts program is designed to allow owners to maintain and enjoy driving their Skyline GT-R for a long time and connect the passion to the next generation of family members.Recently, NISMO added 21 new items for the R32, 24 for R33 and 11 items for the R34 chassis, with a major h

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 30, 2020

Volkswagen Malaysia holds a 12.12 sale on Instagram. Say what?

The concept of buying a car on Lazada is still foreign to most of us, but now Volkswagen Malaysia has taken yet another unconventional step with an Instagram-exclusive car sale in conjunction with the 12.12 sale.12 units of the VW Polo with JOIN accessories and 12 units of the VW Beetle with free spoiler and VW Tint will be up on sale on Volkswagen Malaysia’s Instagram profile with a RM 12,000 discount.Like the 12.12 sales on online shopping websites, VW’s 12.12 sales only run f

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 11, 2019

Volkswagen Passat R-Line to be launched later in Malaysia

Volkswagen PassatBesides the upcoming Arteon, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is also introducing the R-Line edition of the facelifted Volkswagen Passat launched earlier this year.Expect the R-Line trim to come with more dark bits surrounding the exterior, 19-inch alloys, R-Line sports seats and possible digital gizmo add ons. The R-Line will be based on the sole Elegance trim with 2.0-litre turbocharged TSI engine producing 190 PS and 320 Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed wet clutch DS

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 13, 2020

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia melancarkan pusat 3S di Temerloh, Pahang

Pengedar sah Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), Auto Raya Timur telah melancarkan pusat 3S (Sales, Service & Spare Parts) di daerah Temerloh, Pahang.Bilik pameran Mitsubishi yang pertama di daerah ini menggunakan pendekatan Mitsubishi yang berlandaskan slogan “Drive Your Ambition”. Pendekatan ini bertepatan dengan matlamat mereka yang komited dalam memberikan sumber nilai dan aspirasi kepada pengguna.Ketua pegawai eksekutif Mitsubishi Malaysia berkata bahawa perasmian pusat 3

Faisal

Faisal

Sep 18, 2020

Up to 90 percent discount on selected parts for selected Renault models

TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, has announced a clearance campaign offering up to 90 percent savings on selected parts for selected vehicles starting 1 November till 31 December 2020 or while stock lasts.On top of the special offer on parts, customers who choose to replace or install the purchased parts at Renault authorised service centres will receive the following benefits: Fifty percent (50%) discount on labour charges, free inspection and free

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 4, 2020

Spied: Volkswagen Virtus caught testing in India, Vento replacement for Malaysia?

Credits: Rushlane, OverdriveWith news of the Volkswagen Vento finally discontinued in Malaysia out of the way, let’s move on to a scoop on its potential replacement. A Volkswagen Virtus in left-hand drive has been spotted by the Indian media very recently, so does this mean that the Virtus is a go for our market?Credit: RushlaneWell, it’s not exactly a straightforward answer because this particular Virtus is most likely used as a test mule by Volkswagen India. There will be some diff

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 5, 2021

Volkswagen Tiguan serba baru dilancarkan! Bakal tiba di Malaysia tahun 2022?

Volkswagen TiguanVolkswagen Tiguan adalah SUV paling laris di Eropah. Dengan pengeluaran sebanyak 6 juta unit, SUV ini sudah pasti menjadi pilihan utama bagi penggemar kereta Eropah.Untuk tahun 2020, Volkswagen telah mengemaskini Tiguan serba baharu. Facelift yang diberikan bukan sekadar kosmetik, malah Volkswagen Tiguan serba baru turut menerima kemas kini rekaan dalaman, teknologi dan keselesaan.Terdapat juga 2 pilihan varian baru untuk Volkswagen Tiguan iaitu varian Tiguan R (320 PS) dan Tigu

Haris

Haris

Jul 1, 2020