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Shell to introduce new motorcycle engine oil with PurePlus Technology

Friday, October 24, 2014 8:01 PM

SEPANG: By the start of next year, the Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology will be introduced as its range-topping motorcycle engine oil in two viscosity grades of 10W-40 and 15W-50. 

Peugeot Drive 2 Win contest announces fifth set of winners

Friday, October 24, 2014 6:39 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Three winners have been picked for the fifth instalment of the Drive 2 Win contest with one more to go to make it 18 participants who will be vying for a Peugeot RCZ in Rouge (French for red) Red. 

Ford offering 200,000 AirAsia BIG points and cash rebates for new buyers

Friday, October 24, 2014 5:47 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Ford is enticing new buyers with a 200,000 AirAsia BIG Points being laid on the negotiating table, along with potential cash rebates and Ford's upcoming "Big Deal Service" promotion from now till Dec 31. 

Serena S-Hybrid order-taking begins

Friday, October 24, 2014 5:30 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Edaran Tan Chong Motor has started taking bookings for the locally assembled Nissan S-Hybrid multi-purpose vehicle.

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In emerging Indonesia, Honda's Mobilio muscles in on Toyota's turf

Friday, October 24, 2014 12:06 PM

Honda Motor's Mobilio, a spacious yet affordable multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), has nearly doubled its market share this year, triggering a price war with Toyota Motor in Indonesia, the latest battleground for global carmakers.

How I breathe new life into my Porsche

Friday, October 24, 2014 10:38 AM

Chermaine Poo tells of the excitement of restoring a classic Porsche 993 Turbo.

China's high-end car dealers go online in search of second-hand income

Friday, October 10, 2014 1:34 PM

A government campaign in China against the high pricing of luxury cars is hitting the profit margins of auto dealers, prompting them to supplement income through the online trading of second-hand vehicles.

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About TOC

The modern car is one of the most sophisticated machines ever created. Dozens of control systems and computer processors work together to ensure it works seamlessly and effectively day in and day out.

But machines do break down occasionally. The technical team of The Otomotif College (TOC) is here to offer advice and help troubleshoot car problems

The team of seven trainers, led by Allan Cabiles (pic), has collectively 30 years of experience in a wide range of car makes. The TOC Team prides itself on keeping pace with the ever-evolving automotive industry. Its trainers undergo training sessions with a network of 800 industry partners across the country.

With such an extensive body of knowledge, think of the TOC Team as your go-to automotive experts.

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