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Violence in Karachi sparks armoured car boom
Monday, August 19, 2013 8:13 PM

Violence in Karachi sparks armoured car boom

As an unprecedented wave of killings and kidnappings hits Karachi, the Pakistani city’s elite are splashing out to have their luxury cars made bomb and bulletproof.

US and EU car industries pull out of ditch
Monday, August 12, 2013 4:26 PM

US and EU car industries pull out of ditch

Car industries in the United States and Europe are showing clear signs of getting back on track after severe setbacks in the financial and debt crises.

Visiting the Ducati Museum
Monday, August 12, 2013 4:26 PM

Visiting the Ducati Museum

A chance to visit the Ducati Museum in Bologna is something most motorsports fans aspire for.

Malaysian car firms likely to gain from TPPA
Monday, August 12, 2013 4:19 PM

Malaysian car firms likely to gain from TPPA

Malaysia’s impending involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has set tongues wagging about the potential impact it would have on various industries in the country in particular the local automotive sector.

Lukewarm response to electric vehicles in the US
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 8:21 PM

Lukewarm response to electric vehicles in the US

MICHIGAN: The slow uptake of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) by consumers are expected to continue until 2020.

Motorcycle-care business blooms
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 4:18 PM

Motorcycle-care business blooms

Caring for high-performance bikes is easier, thanks to two Klang Valley companies.

Don't mess with The Beast
Thursday, August 01, 2013 11:48 PM

Don't mess with The Beast

Mention the name ‘The Beast’ and it conjures up images of the famous Cadillac One and its tank-like features ... either that or a character from the X-men!

Car-hacking researchers hope to wake up auto industry
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 5:19 PM

Car-hacking researchers hope to wake up auto industry

Computer geeks already knew it was possible to hack into a car's computerised systems and potentially alter some electronic control functions.

Dicey driving
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 4:45 PM

Dicey driving

Many motorists are somewhat fearful when driving next to heavy vehicles, especially since there have been many reports of gruesome accidents involving the latter.

Finishing touches - An inside job
Monday, July 29, 2013 11:59 PM

Finishing touches - An inside job

The interior cabin of modern day cars are now fitted with a variety of aesthetically-enhancing trim inserts.

Ecclestone: Indispensable F1 supremo
Friday, July 19, 2013 6:00 AM

Ecclestone: Indispensable F1 supremo

Bernie Ecclestone started out as a simple second-hand car salesman and went on to transform Formula One motor-racing into one of the most profitable sports in the world.

Small is big for Japanese automakers eyeing Indonesia and India
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:00 AM

Small is big for Japanese automakers eyeing Indonesia and India

Outside Japan, the concept of the so-called kei car is mostly unknown. Now that could change. The Japanese auto giants are considering exporting the technology to emerging market countries.

Two-for-one tactics threaten European car rebound
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:00 AM

Two-for-one tactics threaten European car rebound

Elie Chauvin did not plan to buy a new car when he stopped by his local Hyundai showroom, but the retired builder came away with two for the price of one.

Sitting on the fast lane
Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:19 PM

Sitting on the fast lane

Sitting on the same tarmac where Formula 1 cars whizz past sans barriers is exhilarating, but the realisation of how dangerous this sport can be makes one view the race in a new light.

For Korean car fans
Thursday, July 11, 2013 6:44 PM

For Korean car fans

The four-year-old Sam In Korean Car Mates Company is the nation’s first Korean-made-only car servicing garage.

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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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