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The power of the steering wheel
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 6:18 PM

The power of the steering wheel

Of all the components in a vehicle, the often under-appreciated steering is the most important piece of equipment due to its role in controlling the car.

French carmakers poised for scramble to reclaim Iran
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 5:48 PM

French carmakers poised for scramble to reclaim Iran

Peugeot and Renault are poised to resume vehicle sales in Iran, using a six-month easing of trade restrictions to reclaim their market position before the mass arrival of competitors behind any permanent detente that could follow.

Riding proud in Ivory Coast with the Elephant's Bikers
Monday, December 02, 2013 5:02 PM

Riding proud in Ivory Coast with the Elephant's Bikers

Decked out in leather gear, their powerful Harley-Davidsons girded in sleek chrome, the Elephant's Bikers make an almost surreal sight in the poor and sometimes barren Ivory Coast villages they visit.

High-flying Ebbie
Thursday, November 28, 2013 7:00 AM

High-flying Ebbie

Ebbie Rahim takes to the skies as an air stewardess but back on land, she’s travelling the path to being a runway model.

Detailing: Prepping the surface
Thursday, November 28, 2013 7:00 AM

Detailing: Prepping the surface

This article focuses on what may be the most underrated yet crucial aspect of detailing – the surface preparation process.

Auto sector adds spark to Japan's electronic components industry
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:11 PM

Auto sector adds spark to Japan's electronic components industry

Japanese electronic component makers are looking beyond a fickle smartphone market that once lured them with rocketing growth, tying their fortunes more closely to the most resilient of Japan's big industries: automobiles.

The day I retired a tyre
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 5:39 PM

The day I retired a tyre

I retired a tyre recently and in the nick to time, too.

Detailing: The layer of truth
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:19 AM

Detailing: The layer of truth

Paintwork coatings are usually described in superlatives and we’ve been bombarded by a plethora of marketing taglines and the thinly-veiled promise of indestructibility for your car’s paintwork.

Getting chatty with McLaren P1 designer
Monday, November 25, 2013 11:47 PM

Getting chatty with McLaren P1 designer

automania caught up with McLaren design director Frank Stephenson at the opening of McLaren Kuala Lumpur’s inaugural showroom and got some insights from this styling guru.

Nissan Leaf is Abe's take on the future
Monday, November 25, 2013 10:50 PM

Nissan Leaf is Abe's take on the future

Arguably one of the most highly soughtafter mass-produced Electric Vehicles (EV), the Nissan LEAF’s “birth” was all thanks to the efforts of Nissan chief product specialist, Tooru Abe and his crew of engineers.

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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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