Monday, 31 October 2011

Car Audio - the source of unlimited fun in the car

Car Audio is one thing that can make we happy and fun in the car as well as Myvi.

There was a time, when we used to focus on car’s speed and horse power at the time of purchasing it. But today, while purchasing a car the focus of many people has shifted to car audio from speed and other technicalities. Needless to say, the younger generation is obsessed with music and they want to take music along with them wherever they go. This is the key reason behind the huge popularity as well as acceptability of car audio. In fact, the cars these days are manufactured with new and improved audio systems that look superior as compared to old cars with regular audio systems.

A car without an audio system is difficult to imagine. But it is observed that many people face the car audio problems. There are various reasons behind these issues like loose wires, issues with the audio amplifier, stereo or speakers and more. And because of it speakers produces popping or crackling sound. But do you know that there are many troubleshooting steps with which you can repair some of the car audio problems.

When the issues of your car audio system arises then first thing you need to do is find about the source of the problem. Do ensure that every wire between speakers, stereo, and the amplifier is connected appropriately. Disconnect the wire connecting stereo and amplifiers, but don’t unplug the cable which is connecting amplifier and speakers. If the problem continues, then are possibilities of amplifier being at fault. Or if the issue is solved, then simply disconnect the wire from radio.

When the stereo system stopped working then the issue clearly is of missing or loose connection. In this regard, check all the cables of stereo, amplifier, and speakers separately that they are properly connected.

If you face the issue of less sound from the speakers then it can happen due to lack of power supply. Check the power supply with the help of a power meter. As most of the time, they receiver power but it is not up to the mark and hence creating the issue of less sound.

If the speaker is not placed correctly then it might create the issues of buzzing sound or even vibrating sound. You can come over this issue by simply screwing the speakers a bit tighter.

So, with the help of all these tricks, you can easily fix up the small issues of your car audio. But if these tricks don’t work better then its time to take the help of a car stereo technician for getting your problems solved.

Make your supermini / Perodua Myvi more fun with car audio.

By Gary Digwa
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Sunday, 30 October 2011


More news about Perodua Myvi.

EVER SINCE its introduction to the Malaysian market 5 years ago, enthusiasts have tried to get more performance out of the Perodua Myvi, with many tuners turbocharging the standard 1.3-litre cars. But there’s only so much a 1.3-litre engine can do, even with modifications and ultimately, a bigger engine is needed. Any modification, of course, means that the owner loses the warranty so for those who want more power, Perodua now gives a bigger engine.

The new 1.5-litre version answers the wishes of enthusiasts and because of the well-engineered chassis, it can accept the bigger engine easily. Incidentally, Perodua is the only one of the three companies (the others being Toyota and Daihatsu) that produce the Myvi which offers an engine of this size.

The 1.5-litre version is available as a ‘SE’ or the more aggressive Extreme which comes with an ‘extreme’ bodykit. The sharply-angled plastic accessories give the Myvi a more ‘fierce’ look and helps to differentiate it from the rest of the Myvis on the road.

The engine is similar to the one in the Alza. Compared to the 1.3-litre engine, power output is up 13% to 103 ps while there’s 16% more torque at 136 Nm. This obviously gives a better weight-to-power ratio as overall weight has only increased slightly. Manual and automatic transmissions are available.

The EPS (electronic power steering) has also had the aid reduced slightly to increase feedback. This is especially important for feeling your way through a corner at high speeds.

The advantage of having Malaysians substantially involved in the original development is that things like steering feel are tuned to Malaysian tastes. The weighting is just right but the Japanese regard it as being on the heavy side!

While there is a 4-speed automatic transmission available, I specifically requested a manual unit since such transmissions are so rare nowadays. There’s nothing like being able to shift yourself! Though the shifting felt a bit rubbery, it’s something that you can get used to after a while.

In terms of performance, the engine has a strong punch at the low end which surges the car forward. Thus, a new driver will need a while to adapt to the character and be more progressive with the pedal pressure. I think that it might have been nicer if the engineers moved more torque to the higher revs.

Thus it doesn’t take much effort to get the Myvi moving quickly. The light body allows it to build up reasonable speed in a short distance, and those who are used to driving the Myvi 1.3 may find that the straights are cleared slightly quicker than normal.

Handling, despite the stiffened shock absorbers, is a bit of a compromise. This is not to say it is bad because there is still comfort to be considered. Not everyone will buy the car for fast driving so the engineers have adjusted the settings a bit to cope with higher speeds.

A skilled driver would be able to handle the extra power and exploit the car’s stiffer suspension but for most people, it would be wiser to drive within your limits and not charge into a corner very fast assuming the stiffer suspension will take care of things.

Of course, if you never push the Myvi that hard, it’s not an issue and for most owners, that may be the case. Instead, the additional power comes in handy when overtaking other cars in daily driving. This is where the 1.5-litre engine is really good and many drivers will find it a joy to use.

Some may ask just who the Extreme Edition is for. My view is that it’s for those who want a little bit more than a standard Myvi and who have always dreamed of owning something sporty but can’t afford it. It is also for those who want extra power but are unwilling to modify the engine.

Perodua has ‘modified’ the Myvi for you and the nice thing is that the standard equipment provided in the Extreme Edition is similar to the highest spec Myvi, the Elegance. So you get the GPS and touchscreen entertainment unit occupying the centre console, and of course, you also get the full complement of safety features. Notable differences between the Myvi 1.3 and Myvi 1.5 are the all-black theme, red meter lighting and front bucket seats.

For the young and young at heart then, the Myvi Extreme is a worthwhile buy and it justifies its aggressive looks by having the performance to go with it. Prices for this version in the Kota Kinabalu area start from RM60,333, inclusive of insurance and roadtax. But if you want the bigger engine without the sporty bodykit, then you can save money as the SE version has prices starting from RM53,033.

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Friday, 28 October 2011

Tips To Save Car Petrol

Here I have found tips how to save car petrol. Hope it can helps.

1) Pump up your tyre

Keeping your tyre inflated is one of the easiest and most important things one can do to improve fuel economy. Saving petrol means saving money.

If a range is recommended by the manufacturer, the higher pressure should be used to maximize fuel efficiency. Deflated tyres run hot and jeopardize safety. It will also cause the tyres to wear out prematurely, affect the vehicles adversely, and hurt the fuel economy by increasing the rolling resistance.

Tyres lose about 1 psi pressure per month due to air loss caused by the tyre hitting holes, bumps and kerbs. Therefore, the tyres should be checked at least once a month. Just 1 tyre deflated by 2 psi will result in a 1% increase in fuel consumption.

2) Drive at moderate speed

Avoiding high speeds on open roads results in safer driving and better fuel economy. In highway driving, over 50% of the power produced by the engine is used to overcome aerodynamic drag. Drag and thus fuel consumption increases rapidly at speeds above 90km/h. On the average, a car uses about 15% more fuel at 100km/h, and 25% more fuel at 110km/h compared to when it is doing only 90km/h.

However, this should not lead one to conclude that the lower the speed, the better the fuel economy – because it is not. The fuel consumption of an average car increases sharply at speeds below 50km/h.

3) Clean the air-filter regularly

Clogged air filters increase fuel consumption by restricting airflow to the engine, and thus should be cleaned/replaced when necessary. Clogged air filters can increase fuel consumption by up to 10%.

4) Use thinner tyre

Tyres with thick width will improve the handling of your car. However, it will also increase your car’s fuel consumption. Thicker tyres mean more rolling resistance!, and thus will consume more fuel.

5) Start up the car properly

With today’s cars, it is not necessary to prime the engine first by pumping the accelerator pedal repeatedly.Do not crank the engine excessively. This only wastes fuel. When starting the engine, idle it no more than 30 seconds to warm it up. An engine will warm up faster on the road. However, avoid sudden acceleration before the engine has warmed up sufficiently.

6) Drive in high gear (overdrive)

The engine runs most efficiently between around 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. To maintain these low revs you should change up through the gears as soon as practical and before the revs reach 2500 rpm. For automatic transmission cars, you should always switch on your overdrive to help saving fuel. Overdrive will allow your engine to change gears at lower revs. It also puts your transmission into an “economy” mode and lets it engage the final “overdrive” gear when cruising to keep the rpms extra low, thereby increasing fuel economy.

7) Travel light

Avoid carrying any unnecessary weight in your car. On the average, every 50kg added load in your car will increase fuel consumption by 2%.

8) Anticipate traffic ahead

A driver can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10% by anticipating traffic conditions ahead and adjusting the speed accordingly, and avoiding tailgating and thus unnecessary braking and acceleration.

Accelerations and decelerations waste fuel. Braking and abrupt stops can be minimized by not following too closely and slowing down gradually when approaching a red light. It takes up to six times as much fuel to move a car from a dead stop than it does for one moving at just a few km/h.

9) Avoid strong acceleration

The fuel consumption remains at a minimum during steady driving at a moderate speed of about 90km/h. Keep in mind that every time the accelerator is hard pressed, the engine goes into a “fuel-enrichment” mode of operation that wastes fuel. The vehicle should always be gradually and smoothly accelerated. Using cruise control on highways can help maintain a constant speed and reduce fuel consumption.

10) Minimize aerodynamic drag

Additional parts on the exterior of a vehicle such as roof racks and spoilers, or having the window open, Roof racks are bad for fuel economy increases air resistance and fuel consumption, in some cases by over 20%.

11) Don’t let your engine idle

Minimize fuel wasted in idling by stopping the engine whenever your car is stopped or held up for an extended period of time. Idling more than a minute consumes much more fuel than restarting the engine . By having the engine switched off, you will save more fuel than is lost from the burst of fuel involved in restarting the engine. The net increased wear and tear from this practice is negligible.

12) Use the air-con sparingly

Air conditioners can use about 10 per cent extra fuel when operating. However, at speeds of over 80 km/h, use of air conditioning is better for fuel economy than an open window

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Tips to Estimate Used Car Price

I want to share some tips to estimate used car price. Hope it helps.

For those of you who are looking for a used car certainly want to buy a car with good quality and reasonable price. You definitely do not want to get a car at a price that does not appropriate with condition of the used car, or not worth with price of a new car on the market. OK, in this car tips article, I will give you some tips that can help you to estimate a used car prices.

Know Used Car that You Want Buy
Before you visit Dallas cheap used cars, you need to know clearly whether the used car that you want to buy, is still be produced or not? It is also about the availability of spare parts for a used car. In addition, you must know clearly about the market price of used car, compare used car prices with same age.You may also use information from third parties, such as Kelly Blue Book.

Depreciation Rate of Car Price
Price a new car usually will depreciate 30% in the first three years and for a car that was 5 years old will typically have 65% depreciation of the price when the car was purchased in new condition.

A Mechanic for Used Car
Bring a mechanic at the time of buying a used car is not a bad idea. You can bring a mechanic to check the condition of a used car that you want buy. Yes, a mechanic will be helpful for you, especially if you do not have enough knowledge about car engines. A mechanic can usually give input what the price is worth for a used car from their check result.

These are just a few tips you can do when you are estimating a used car prices in your local dealer.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Perodua Myvi vs Perodua Viva

Lets us find what is difference between Perodua MYVI and Perodua VIVA

Myvi vs Viva Comparison

I know some of you who are thinking of buying the Perodua Myvi are now considering buying the top of the range Perodua Viva 1000cc Premium instead. So I’m going to do a little comparison here. If you have anything to add, please feel free to comment.
Interestingly, it seems that the same 1.0 liter DVVT EJ-VE engine in the Perodua Viva makes more torque than the Perodua Myvi’s 1.0 liter DVVT EJ-VE engine. The Viva claims to make 90Nm of torque at 3,600rpm, while the Myvi 1.0 liter only makes 88Nm at 3,600rpm – that’s a minor difference of only 2Nm though.
Since the Perodua Viva 1.0 liter would clearly beat the Myvi 1.0 in terms of power to weight ratio, so let’s compare the Myvi 1.3 to the Viva 1.0 Premium instead. The Myvi 1.3 weighs 955kg and puts out 86 horsepower. That’s a power to weight ratio of 0.09 horsepower per kg. As for the Perodua Viva 1000cc Premium, it weighs 800kg and puts out 60 horsepower – that gives it a power to weight ratio of 0.075 horsepower per kg.
So we can conclude that in a drag race, the Viva won’t be able to smoke it’s larger sibling in stock form. That doesn’t mean the Viva is terribly slow – in a previous supermini shootout done together with folks at NST Life & Times, I found that the Myvi effortlessly smoked other superminis with larger 1.5 liter engines.
Another thing to point out is the Perodua Myvi 1.3 liter uses a 4-cylinder engine, and 4-cylinder engines are alot smoother than 3-cylinder engines like the one found in the Perodua Viva. 3-cylinders have more vibration, which might end up being felt by you in the steering wheel and other points in the chassis.
Fuel Economy
According to Perodua’s own charts, the Perodua Viva 1000cc Premium can travel 17.5km per liter of petrol on a combined cycle which I suspect involves alot of light footed driving and highway cruising. This is for the manual transmission. The Myvi 1.3 manual is rated at 17.1km per liter of petrol. Very similar fuel consumption, however the people on the streets who actually own the Myvi 1.3 manual reports actual mileage of about 13 to 14 km per liter if driven frugally.
As for the auto transmission, Perodua says the Myvi 1.3 Auto can get 13.5 km per liter, however the average man on the street usually gets about 10 to 11 km per liter. Comparing it to the Viva 1.0 liter automatic, Perodua says it can get 15.1km per liter, so expect about 12km per liter in reality.
Thus we can assume the Viva automatic should be a little more frugal than the Perodua Myvi automatic, but for the manual transmission models actual fuel economy should prove to be about the same.
The Perodua Viva is actually longer in the interior than the Perodua Myvi at 1845mm compared to the Perodua Myvis 1835mm, but a great margin narrower. Having a long interior is important, it ensures the rear passenger legroom is at comfortable levels, just like the Perodua Myvi’s. However, being narrower the downside is you can’t really fit 3 people in the rear bench comfortably, making the Perodua Viva more of a 4-seater than a 5-seater. The Viva’s boot is only 149 liters with the rear bench upright compared to the Myvi’s 255 liters, significantly smaller, however you can extend this size by dropping the rear passenger bench to create a 449 liter space.
Ride and Handling
Nothing much can be said about the Perodua Myvi’s handling abilities other than the fact that it’ll probably get you to work and back safely. From what I’ve heard from some journalists who’ve driven the car, I think I shouldn’t expect much of the Viva’s either. Which is a shame as the Kelisa was a somewhat fun drive. Many will miss the Kelisa’s zippy DNA which is reportedly missing in the new Viva. If you want a driver’s small car, go get the Proton Savvy.
Equipment levels
One thing I am concerned about is the lack of an integrated CD player head unit in the Perodua Viva, which means Viva owners will have to be careful about where they park their cars lest their mirrors get smashed and their head units stolen. However, this means the CD player can be easily swapped.
The equipment level of the Perodua Viva 1.0 liter standard is disappointing to be honest, not even proper alloy wheels are supplied, instead you are given steel wheels. This means a difference of roughly RM4k on average gets you airbags, ABS, proper alloy wheels, wing mirrors with signal lamps, roof spoiler, and etc. I’m really not sure if it’s worth it or not – I’ll leave it up to you.
The Perodua Myvi on the other hand has just about everything you need in the baseline 1.3 liter model. It also feels more premium because of an interior design that looks abit more higher grade, as well as Optitron-style meters which are self illuminating, unlike the backlit meter clusters of the Perodua Viva.
Both the Viva Premium and Myvi Premium have dual airbags, antilock brakes – the usual stuff. The Perodua Myvi’s Japanese cousin the 2005 Daihatsu Sirion scored a 4 star score in the Euro NCAP crash test for adult protection, while crash test results of the previous gen Daihatsu Mira that the Perodua Viva is based managed a 3 star rating.
Perodua Viva 1000cc MT Solid: RM36,800
Perodua Viva 1000cc MT Metallic: RM37,200
Perodua Viva 1000cc AT Solid: RM39,800
Perodua Viva 1000cc AT Metallic: RM40,200
Perodua Viva 1000cc Premium MT Solid: RM40,800
Perodua Viva 1000cc Premium MT Metallic: RM41,200
Perodua Viva 1000cc Premium AT Solid: RM43,800
Perodua Viva 1000cc Premium AT Metallic: RM44,200
Perodua Myvi 1300cc MT Solid: RM43,007.60
Perodua Myvi 1300cc MT Metallic: RM43,530.80
Perodua Myvi 1300cc AT Solid: RM45,912.60
Perodua Myvi 1300cc AT Metallic: RM46,435.80
Perodua Myvi 1300cc Premium MT Solid: RM45,912.60
Perodua Myvi 1300cc Premium MT Metallic: RM46,435.80
Perodua Myvi 1300cc Premium AT Solid: RM48,792.60
Perodua Myvi 1300cc Premium AT Metallic: RM49,315.80
The differences between the non-Premium and Premium versions of the Perodua Viva is roughly about RM4,000, while in the Myvi it is only about RM2,900 or so.
So yeah, Perodua Viva 1000cc Premium Auto Metallic at RM44,200 or the Perodua Myvi 1300cc Premium AT Metallic at RM49,315.80? That’s a difference of about RM5,000 there for a bigger engine, slightly more performance, a minor decrease in fuel consumption frugalness, a wider interior space, and a bigger boot.
The boot space doesn’t matter to me – both boots are too small for serious usage unless you put the rear bench seats down.
Now you can choice which one is better for you Perodua MYVI or Perodua VIVA.
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Friday, 21 October 2011

Automotif Perodua Malaysia Club

If you are still looking for a suitable myvi club... Lets try join this club.

Kelab Automotif Perodua Malaysia or better known as KAPMA was formed in 1998 to foster better relationship between Perodua and its vehicle owners.KAPMA membership is open to all Perodua vehicle owners aged 18 and above. There is RM10 entrance fee and RM50 annual fee. Members are given an exclusive membership card that allows them to enjoy attractive benefits.
Members receive 10% discount on parts and accessories,
24-hour breakdown service, free towing service*
and personal accident insurance coverage worth RM10,000.

KAPMA members also benefit from activities such as car care workshop, factory visit, treasure hunt, bowling tournament and many more.

Come and join KAPMA today and enjoy a host of benefits. For further enquiries, please call center at 1-800-88-6600 from 8:30AM to 5:30PM, Monday to Friday or email to

Sungai Choh, Locked Bag No. 226
48009 Rawang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Color Choice For Cars

Color choice, color protect, nice and beutiful car is one off our dream when we buy a new car. How to make color choice for your cars. Lets read this article.

Have you ever wondered how a person chooses the color of their car when purchasing a new or used vehicle? Aside from choosing a car for its safety, people also pick their new car based on their favorite color or the color that catches their eye the most. Other reasons why people choose certain colors for their car are colors that hide dirt, the color red, popular colors, white and classic colors that haven't been seen or used in quite some time.
Let's start with a person's favorite color. More often than not a person shopping around for a new car will choose the make and model but then agonize over finding the perfect car that matches their favorite color. Their favorite color can be anything from white to bright red and anywhere in between. Why would people choose the color white? The reason that most people choose the color white for their car is that it is extremely safe, especially at night. White is easily noticeable at any time of the day. White is so easily noticeable especially when light shines on it.
Another safe color is lime yellow. Lime yellow is used for fire trucks and rescue vehicles across the country but is not widely available for cars nor is it esthetic for cars either. Another popular color these days for cars is black. Black is as classic as it gets when choosing a classic car color. It was the original color used when cars were first being produced and manufactured in the United States. Black is easily seen during the daytime but is difficult to point out at night and when it rains. This color isn't as safe as the color white is on cars. The color black also begins to show dirt much easier than other colors.
For the previous handful of years studies have been released about the most popular color for cars. That color has been silver. Silver hides dirt and dust, reflects light at night, and is easily noticeable just like the color white. There is a downside to silver though. It tends to blend in with fog or at dusk and disappear with the pavement.
Others tend to choose a color that stands out amongst other cars. These colors are blue and green and all of their varieties. These colors are incredibly well likes by millions of drivers across the country and they are extremely calm colors. They do not call much attention to the car such as bright red. The downside of these colors is that they tend to show dirt and dust quite easier than other colors.
Aside from the color of silver, red is also an incredibly popular color for cars today, especially sports cars. The problem with the color red is that it tends to draw more attention from the police. Red is associated with speed and driving fast, even if that sounds like a stereotype. If you purchase a car with the color red some insurance companies will even raise the car owner's premiums because of the possibility of receiving tickets

By Brenda Williams
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Monday, 17 October 2011

Myvi speeding at 180km/h

Hope you enjoy to read this perodua myvi/supermini. Here are some news for fans of Malaysia’s.
Malaysia answer’s to the People’s Car
We start off with a rather amusing news. Today’s news on The Sun reported on the most recent Ops Sikap traffic operations where traffic police are monitoring our roads and highways with speed cameras in order to reduce road accidents during festive holidays. Police has captured a few disturbing speed records from buses and some cars, but the one which raised my eye brows (and may made others spit their coffee when they read this during breakfast) is the speed camera captured a Perodua Myvi speeding at 180kmh.
Yes folks, 180km/h. That’s a speed of a JDM spec Skyline GTR or Mitsubishi Evo if their speed limiters were not removed.
Myvi at 180kmh??? FUH!
Well, to be honest, I did own a automatic 1.3cc Myvi many years ago and the fastest the Myvi can go is 150-160km/h. That is if your balls were tougher than steal, or ivory. Due to the car’s shape and aerodynamics, it is not meant for speeding even above 140 km/h but being Malaysians unfortunately mistaken their Myvi is actually a Volkswagen Polo Gti in disguise. Therefore it takes tremendous bravery to speed at 180 kmh in a Myvi where you can cruise with ease with that similar speed on a BMW or Ferrari.
On the other hand, we received news that the variant of the new Perodua Myvi, the Myvi Extreme 1.5, will be launched in Malaysia on 16th September 2011. The rather ridiculously named Extreme edition, will be fitted with the long awaited 1.5cc engine taken from the Perodua Alza MPV and should be fitted with leather seats and GPS navigation just like the Elegance trim for the normal 1.3cc Myvi. Estimated priced at RM60,000 – 65,000, Perodua is confident this car will be a instant success since the new Myvi overtook rivals Proton to place Perodua back to the top car manufacturer of passenger cars in Malaysia.
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Myvi 1.5 Road Show

I know this from

Myvi 1.5 road show will be held at the place and date as above (inbroucher) do not miss the opportunity to test drive and learn more about myvi 1.5. 

Many fun activities will be held there. Do not miss this golden opportunity. Loss if you do not go to this road show. All the latest information available on the web perodua

Myvi 1.5 latest release from perodua with an attractive design and more faithful to taste. Affordable, easy-owned and very appropriatefor today's youth who want something different, featuring sports car and the colors are very extrem

Have it now and do not be apart of this road show if you want to know more abaout this myvi 1.5

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sport Rims For Myvi

Some info that i got from internet...

The most important step in choosing your rims is in the specifications. It is crucial to proper operation and performance that the rims fit your ride properly. These specs include the rim diameter, width, bolt pattern, and offset. The rim diameter is the size of the rim measured across its center. Most enthusiasts look for something that's a couple of inches bigger than the factory diameter to help "fill in" the space in the rim well. The width refers to the distance from the inner lip to the outer lip of the rim as viewed from the top. Original equipment rims are typically a bit too narrow to achieve optimal performance results. A slightly wider rim gives you the ability to install a wider tire, increasing the amount of tread on the pavement and improving traction and cornering performance. The bolt pattern specifies the configuration of lug holes both in total number (4-bolt / 5-bolt / 6-bolt), and the distance between them across the center of the rim. For instance, a rim with a 4:100 bolt pattern has 4 lug holes spaced 100mm apart when measured from the center of the rim. Auto manufacturers use several different arrangements depending the make and model. The offset is the measured distance between the rims mounting surface on the hub, and the centerline of the rim. It's responsible for the fitment of the rim in the wheel well from side to side. It's critical, especially on lowered vehicles, that the offset is correct for the application to keep the tires from rubbing on the edge of the fenders when the suspension travels downward. It is measured in high (positive), medium (zero), and low (negative) ratings.

The offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel. The offset can be one of three types.

Zero Offset
The hub mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel.

The hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the wheel. Positive offset wheels are generally found on front wheel drive cars and newer rear drive cars.

The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels centerline. "Deep dish" wheels are typically a negative offset.

If the offset of the wheel is not correct for the car, the handling can be adversely affected. When the width of the wheel changes, the offset also changes numerically. If the offset were to stay the same while you added width, the additional width would be split evenly between the inside and outside. For most cars, this won't work correctly. We have test fitted thousands of different vehicles for proper fitment. Our extensive database allows our sales staff to offer you the perfect fit for your vehicle.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Perodua gets 6,000 orders for 1.5-litre Myvi variant

I read this in NST,

KUALA LUMPUR -- Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) has received orders for 6,000 units of the 1.5-litre Myvi variant launched in mid-September, says Managing Director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh.
As for the 1.3 litre Myvi, launched mid-June, orders have been received for almost 37,000 units.

"Both the 1.5 and 1.3 models are doing very well," he told Bernama today.
Aminar also said Perodua planned to launch the 1.3 litre Myvi, under the Perodua brand, in two new markets.

"Insyaallah, we will launch the 1.3 litre Myvi mid-November in Mauritius and late this year or early next year, we will launch it (the model) in Sri Lanka.

"We chose the 1.3 liter Myvi as it is more affordable than the 1.5 model and provides better fuel consumption," he added. -- Bernama

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Perodua expects to ink agreement with Proton

Perodua expects to ink agreement with Proton on strategic collaboration by year-end or early 2012 

According to Bernama, Perodua says it expects to ink a collaboration agreement with Proton later this year or by early 2012. The company says it has had meetings with Proton at the highest level, and a strategic collaboration for both parties is well on the cards.
“There are a few areas that we are trying to collaborate. They are still at discussion stage. I think we are happy with the items. We will make the announcement on a memorandum of understanding this year or next year,” Perodua MD Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh was quoted as saying.
Aminar added that there was no change in Perodua’s stance on the proposed merger with Proton. “We are against the merger. We have our own plans, going forward,” he said.
In other news, Perodua will be announcing details of its new electronic automatic transmission (EAT) plant in the near future. Aminar said that the company will reveal details on the equity structure of the plant as well as its exact location when the announcement is made.
“We are setting up a joint venture. It’s still in discussion. We’ll make announcement on the equity structure of both Perodua and our Japanese partner (Daihatsu), as well as the location of the plant in the next one or two months, whether it will be in Selangor or outside Selangor,” he told reporters today.
Perodua was also mulling whether the plant will be constructed at one go, or in phases, adding that at least RM200 million is to be invested on the factory, which will produce transmissions for both the domestic and export markets.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Perodua Hopes To Realise Plan To Export To South Africa

Export To South Africa In Next One Or Two Years.

Perodua hopes its plan to export its vehicles to South Africa will become a reality in the next one or two years, Managing Director Datuk Aminar Rashid said wednesday.

Perodua, through Daihatsu, is currently in preliminary discussions with certain parties in South Africa for that purpose, he said.

"We would love to go to South Africa but it is not finalised yet. We are in preliminary talks via Daihatsu on various issues like the models to be exported and whether it will be under Perodua brand or Daihatsu brand.

"If it's under Perodua, there are a lot to be done such as branding and identification of distributors. If we export under Daihatsu brand, we'll just ride through the existing network.

"Hopefully, it will become a reality in the next one or two years, it's within our five-year roadmap," he told BERNAMA in an interview.

Under the roadmap, Perodua aims to export between 20,000 and 25,000 vehicles by 2015, he said.

In meeting the target, Aminar said Perodua planned to increase its export to the countries it was currently exporting and also expand its export market to other right-hand-drive countries.

While focusing on the right-hand-drive countries, he said Perodua would also venture into left-hand-drive nations within Asia, including Vietnam, Cambodia and Middle East countries.

"Our focus is the right-hand-drive and existing countries where we are now. We want to manage the business, the after-sales business, image and branding. The left-hand-drive countries will come after that," he said.

Aminar stressed that the main criteria was that the cars should be manufactured at its plants in Malaysia.

"The vehicles must have the world standard. We also want to see the standards in these countries are the same as Malaysia's and therefore, easy to export," he said.

Aminar said the export number for this year would be 8,000 units of which 4,000 units are exported to Sri Lanka.

Perodua exports under its Perodua brand to seven countries, namely Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Singapore, Brunei, Mauritius, Fiji and Nepal.

A total of 650 units are currently exported to the UK while the rest to the other five countries.

The company exports 3,000 units to Indonesia under the Daihatsu brand.

He also said Perodua's move to launch the new 1.3 litre Myvi in Mauritius and Sri Lanka soon was in sync with its plan to sell bigger engine models in the two countries.

"We want to test the market. Our Viva, with 4,000 units in Sri Lanka, is quite a big market. We want to have a slightly bigger engine," he said.

Aminar said Perodua was currently working on its export number for next year.

"We've not done the (export) number for next year due to the uncertainties in the global economy. We'll be crunching a lot of numbers with our distributors in the next three to four months and will announce the number by year-end or early next year," he said.

Aminar said Perodua also exported engine components to Pakistan, Indonesia and Japan and expected RM45 million revenue for this year from these components.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

How to Truly Protect the Paint on Your Vehicle

Is Hand Washing A Vehicle Enough To Protect The Exterior Paint? Is Going Through A Car Wash Better? Or Is It Best To Apply A Car Wax For Maximum Paint Protection?

No to all the above questions - maybe the surprising answers to these auto detailing inquiry.
Washing a car is absolutely necessary to help remove contaminants that deteriorate and oxidize the paint. The deterioration is even more significant if your vehicle is always parked outside. For not only is your vehicle exposed to the harsh elements of nature, but also to the harsh chemicals, tar and grime on the roads.
Whether you choose to hand wash your vehicle or go through an automated car wash, washing alone does not remove all the harmful contaminants. These contaminants are actually lodged into the pores of the paint and cannot be removed by washing alone. If you run your hand across the surface of the vehicle after you wash it, any roughness you feel on the paint is contamination.
To really protect and extend the beauty of your vehicle, as well preserving its value, you must apply some form of protective coating. Many people are familiar with car waxing to make their vehicle shiny and protect against oxidation. Most people usually use the commonly known wax-based products, hence the term "waxing."
Though wax-based products certainly work, they do not bond to the surface and are easily washed off, once again leaving your paint unprotected. If you keep your vehicle garaged when not in use, the best-case scenario for car wax longevity is 3 to 6 months under optimum conditions, temperature, etc. Realistically, whether you spend back-breaking hours waxing or pay a professional auto detailing shop, it usually washes off after the next wash, heavy rain, snowstorm, etc.
So unless you garage your vehicle or wax it after each wash, heavy rain or snowfall, your vehicle will not be protected effectively. Still it only makes sense that we should protect what is usually considered to be our second largest investment in life.
Now as surprising as it may seem, the best 'car wax' is not wax at all, but a quality paint sealant like Fire Glaze Auto Polish. It has been around for many years and used by car dealers and other professionals worldwide. Unlike wax-based products, it bonds to the surface of the paint and does not wash off, keeping your vehicle protected and looking clean longer. It can be easily applied by hand. Additional coats only intensifies the protection and beauty of your vehicle.
So to seriously protect your paint and maintain a deep wet high gloss mirror shine, you need to wash then use a paint sealant like Fire Glaze Auto Polish. By properly protecting your paint with Fire Glaze, not only will you save time and money, you will also ensure your vehicle will keep looking great while preserving its value for future sale or trade. In addition, you will help the environment by using fewer harsh detergents and conserving water. Fire Glaze is safe for all vehicles, very easy to use, guaranteed to protect for 3 years and will outlast any car wax. See for yourself!

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Monday, 3 October 2011

Myvi 1.5 to impact sales of Saga and Persona.


So Perodua has launched the new Myvi, followed by the Myvi 1.5 about three months later. Folks in the financial world have been talking about how the new Myvi would affect sales of the Saga and Persona. Industry analysts at financial research houses have been talking of the same drivel over and over again even before the Myvi Mk2 was launched.
In a latest report from The Star Business, Mixed reactions to recent moves by Proton and Perodua
Perodua's new 1.5 litre variant is expected to strengthen its position as the country's top automaker in terms of sales, given that its entry into the space that's traditionally been occupied Proton, say research analysts.

The 1.5-litre Myvi variants, launched on Thursday, are priced from RM50,900 to RM61,700. At those prices, they are in competition with Proton namely the Saga FL 1.6 Executive, which is priced at RM46,549, and the Persona, which is tagged from RM46,499 to RM59,499 depending on specifications.

“The medium-line Persona (automatic transmission) is priced around RM56,000 compared with the RM54,400 for a 1.5-litre Myvi SE (automatic transmission). So, the price difference is not large,” says a bank-backed automotive analyst.

“Combined with the fact that the Myvi has been the nation's best-selling car, we think Persona sales will be impacted by the new 1.5-litre Myvi variant,” she says.

Even a CIMB Research auto analyst pointed out that the new Myvi could affect Persona sales.

In a faint hope to put a stop to such drivel, I have compiled the data below, based vehicle registration figures from the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA). In the legend, Myvi here refers to all variants of the Myvi 1.3, excluding the base model Myvi 1.0 SR. The Saga legend includes newly launched Saga 1.6 FLX but leaves out the Saga 1.6 Manual, which is a taxi only specifications model. The Myvi Mk1 was first launched in mid-2005, but to keep the chart length manageable, I left out numbers for prior to 2007, as it is irrelevant for the purpose of our comparison. Both the Saga and Persona were only launched in late 2007. Data for the preceding months are already sufficiently covered here.

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  1. Proton Persona launch. Any new model launch will see a pattern of a sharp increase for about 3 months before settling down to normalcy.
  2. Similar to the above, launch of Proton Saga BLM
  3. Sudden spike due to heavy promotion by Perodua; monthly installment of RM347/month for the first 5 years (image below). It was an extremely good deal. Almost too good to be true. But market demand for any particular product is finite. There is only so much sales one can draw from the market. The spike lead to a sales "drought" for the following few months where sales of the Myvi dropped to its lowest in its entire model life.
  4. Run-out promotion for the Myvi Mk1 to make way for the upcoming Myvi Mk2. RM500 cash rebate was offered, alongside a low interest rate of 2.88%.
  5. Saga FL launch

Now, look at the chart in detail. At which point did sales of either Myvi or the Saga or the Persona was ever affected by one or the other? Even when the Saga was launched, it left almost no impact to the Myvi (2). And to further emphasize the different playing field for Proton sedans and Perodua hatchbacks, look back again at (3). Even when Perodua was extremely generous with discounts / promotions, sales of Proton models did not suffer one bit. In fact, Proton sustained a rather predictable sales pattern, a marginal increase due to the seasonal pre-Raya holidays boost before slowing down towards the year end.

And lastly, I may not be the most reliable nor the most authoritative person in this area. So let's hear from the Perodua man himself. Surely Perodua's own official statement is far more reliable than my ramblings. Shortly after launch of the new Myvi, Perodua announced that the Myvi's (1.3) sales target is 8,500 units a month. When the Myvi 1.5 was launched, Perodua's MD Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said
“With the new 1.5-litre variants, we believe we can increase Myvi sales from about 8,000 units each month to between 9,000 and 9,500 units.
“The 1.5-litre variants should account for 45% to 50% of Myvi sales each month,”
In other words, introduction of the Myvi 1.5 is only expected to boost Myvi's overall sales by 1,500 units a month. A measly sum by Perodua's standard. Datuk Aminar mentioned almost half of all Myvi's sales will be from the 1.5-liter variant. Thus, Perodua expects the majority of its Myvi 1.5 customers to come from Perodua's own pool of potential customers, people who would've have otherwise bought a Myvi 1.3, people who are going buy a Myvi anyway. They are not coming out of a Proton showroom into a Perodua showroom. Instead, they went straight to a Perodua showroom and then decide if they want to shell out a bit more for the 1.5-liter instead of the 1.3-liter. Yes, this would mean that there is a very high level of internal sales cannibalization, but this is only to be expected as previously customers within that segment have little or no other choice. Perodua is introducing the Myvi 1.5 anyway, knowing fully well that it would hurt sales of its existing 1.3-liter variant because for many years, its market research data is telling the company that Myvi customers want a bigger engine in their cars. So the company is doing exactly that. It's not about competing with Proton's sedans. Total conquest sales from Proton is only minimal at best. It's very logical. One buys a Saga or a Persona because one needs a boot! Having a Myvi with a bigger engine on the market is not going to make you change your mind. Of course, there is always a minority who will cross shop between a Myvi and a Saga / Persona, but that is an exception rather than a norm, usually amongst those who are looking for a second or third car in the family.

So with this, let's hope we bury the "Myvi will affect Proton's sales" drivel for good.

In any case, sales of Persona is expected to slow, not because of the Myvi, but because the Persona is reaching the end of its product life cycle. The Persona's origin dates back to 2004 (Gen.2), almost 8-years ago. It's replacement will be due sometime next year.

Those in the know will not take these analysts' comments seriously, but the problem is that institutional investors and fund managers don't read academic automotive materials. Instead, they rely / trust the recommendations of these so called industry analysts. Their recommendations and comments can have adverse impact on a company's stock price. Which is why some say the stock market runs on emotional sentiments rather than rational thought or strong facts. Behavioral science is probably a more important knowledge than economics when it comes to beating the stock market. As always, don't trust everything you hear or read.

source : theautoindustrieblog

Saturday, 1 October 2011

New Car: 2012 Perodua Myvi Wofrace Design Concept

Malaysian manufacturer Perodua has collaborated with wheel brand Wolfrace to produce this Perodua Myvi Wolfrace Design Concept.
Additional kit featured on the Perodua Myvi Wolfrace Design Concept includes a leather and Alcantara interior, a Wolfrace graphics pack, contrasting red tailgate spoiler and mirrors, privacy glass in the rear windows, twin chrome exhausts and an upgraded, bass-heavy audio system.
It rides on black polished 16-inch Wolfrace Shark Alutec five-spoke alloys, low-profile Falken tyres and has lowered suspension featuring Eibach springs.
Standard kit featured on the five-door supermini includes aircon, power steering, four electric windows, electric door mirrors and an integrated radio/CD player.
There are no performance tweaks – the model features the same 1.3-litre, 86bhp petrol engine as other Myvi variants.
The Myvi Wolfrace Design Concept will be shown off at various exhibitions before going into a limited production run next month. The price has not been revealed, although the top model in the current range is the Myvi Sport+, which carries an on-the-road price of £8899.
Thanks to: Autocar