What To Ask When Buying A Used Car

Imagine this, you are browsing through an online used car listing for a used car that looks great and begin daydreaming about taking it for a spin. But first, remember, every used car has a history. In Singapore, car buyers either purchase a used car from second-hand dealers or through direct owners.

Coronavirus: BMW Shuts Down It’s US Factory

Automotive production in the United States has sputtered to a halt in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The big three auto companies in Detroit, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, and General Motors - have all closed down their production facilities as has Honda, who will even continue to pay its employees during the closures. Nearly all US-based car plants have now closed down and that list will soon include BMW's factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Probably…The Best Job In The World? Meet Lars Kern.

You want to be Lars Kern. You want his life. You want his job. But, what does he do? His unwritten job description would sound a little something like, he is in charge of making Porsches feel like Porsches. Sports cars, electric sedans, SUVs, even race cars. All of them. He is Porsche's test driver. Driver, singular.

Top 10 Coolest Cars That Were Supposed To Debut At The Geneva International Motor Show

Now as we all know, very well, the Geneva International Motor Show was canceled due to coronavirus concerns, but that didn’t stop the new-car debuts. The show must go on, after all – even without the show itself. Let's take a look on the top 10 coolest cars that were supposed to debut during that event! This list, is of course, subjective. There were tons of amazing cars but we believe these ten, have that little something extra about them.

Coronavirus: M’sian Couple Hosts Drive Through Wedding Reception Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic after a spike in cases, the Malaysian government announced that a movement control will be put in place. This newly implemented “Restricted Movement Control Order” will temporarily suspend all mass gatherings of 50 people or more until further notice. Yet, love knows no boundaries for this Malaysian couple who proceeded with their wedding as planned, but not without precautionary measures, of course.

Coronavirus: How COVID-19 Affects The Automotive Industry

Following the World Health Organization (WHO) classifying the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus outbreak as a pandemic, there are increasing numbers of events (auto shows) being postponed and even cancelled. Its impact on the car world sees fuel prices fluctuate, auto shows and sports events canceled, and we are bracing for a slowdown in car sales and new-car launches. 

Car Modifications That Are Illegal In Singapore

There’s definitely nothing wrong with trying to give your car a bit of personality or “pizzazz”, as long as it stays within the rule of law. Here in Singapore, we have a certain set of laws that we have to abide by. But hey, that doesn't mean you can’t rock legal modifications for your sweet ride. But before that, let’s take a look at the different kinds of illegal modifications that you should avoid or take note of. 

Everything You Need To Know About Driverless Cars

The future never looks exactly how we imagined it a few decades ago. While it may not have flyings cars or hover boards like what Back To The Future depicted the future to be, you can say those days aren’t far away. Where in the past, autonomous vehicles were just a part of movies and music videos, these new car technologies are successfully coming into being.

BCC Automotive: FREE Tyre Balancing And Health Check

Granted, replacing your tires before it reaches the legal limit wear-and-tear* is expensive, but ultimately, it is a smart investment to reduce risks of vehicular accidents. Lucky for you, BCC Automotive is offering a discounted rate of 50% on every fourth tire purchased from now till the 31 March or while stock lasts. To sweeten the deal, customers will also enjoy a FREE tyre balancing and health check to ensure the best performance for your vehicle.

Differences Between Authorised Distributors (AD) And Parallel Importers (PI)

So, you have decided to buy your first car. I bet you are so done with those long OT nights and weekly Maggi-noodle diet. You got to do what you have to do to save up, am I right? Buying a car in Singapore is a huge personal investment and making the right one, never fails to reduce you into a bundle of nerves.  However, fret not. Let’s get the first order of business out of the way. Are you planning to get a car from a parallel importer or an authorised dealer? 

Get The Best Price For Your Ride On Our Marketplace

Nowadays, nobody has the time and patience to go through the arduous traditional process of selling your car. Let’s face it. All those endless back and forths with numerous dealers on the phone, low ball offers, insurmountable loads of paperwork are and should be a thing of the past.  As the millennials would say it, “Aint nobody got time for that”. We are here to indulge you in a way that is fuss-free, trustworthy while also offering the best price for your car. Read on further to find out! 

Modern Essentials For Every Car Owner

Your must-haves in your car goes beyond the technical items such as jumper cables, tyre irons, lifting jacks and such. This article is going to elaborate on lifestyle items that every car owner should keep in their vehicle for times of social emergencies. Trust me, I’ve learnt my lesson. 

Most Popular Classic Vintage Wedding Cars

Getting married is a life-changing decision. Often, couples taking this leap forward will want their wedding to be an unforgettable experience. Believe it or not, every detail matters, and out of all the people that are involved in the process, brides will know it best.

Every New Car Coming To Singapore In 2020

CarBuyer collated its annual list of every new car launching here in Singapore this year. There are more than 70 models, however, we have shortlisted a handful that we think you guys will like! This list is curated in alphabetical order to make it easier for our readers to browse through.

Best Late-Night Restaurants In Singapore

Come one, come all my fellow foodies. The UCARS team came together to curate a list of our favourite late-night restaurants to drive out to for those late-night cravings. The supper-culture is rampant here in Singapore and honestly, can anyone blame us? Go through this mouth-watering list of amazing restaurants and you’ll know why! Whether it's something ‘atas’ or wallet-friendly your stomach is pining for, don’t fret, we got you covered.

Chinese New Year Superstitions For Cars

With the Chinese New Year (CNY) fast approaching, people are preparing to welcome the Year of the Rat by practicing a specific set of rituals, superstitions and traditions designed to have an auspicious effect on their luck for the year ahead. Hence, we have listed down a few dos and don’ts associated with cars that the majority of Singaporeans believe in, including the reasons behind those beliefs too.

Top 5 Car Commercials

Undoubtedly, car commercials are some of the best around. They’ve got the budget, the team and a product that is powerful, sexy and desirable. Though some take this and still manage to create something average, there are many commercials that, for whatever reason, will stick in our minds for years to come. Of course this list is entirely subjective and there are plenty of amazing ads around. However, we believe these shortlisted 5, are a cut above the rest.

COE Supply For Feb-Apr Period Dips

Come February, only around 6350 Certificates Of Entitlement (COE) will be made available for bidding, down from the amount in the current quota period of 6830, the Land Transport Authority said on Tuesday (January 14th). 

A Beginner’s Guide To Taking A Road Trip Alone

Embarking on a solo road trip might seem intimidating – After all, travelling to a foreign land alone can be daunting at first, but don’t let that fear deter you from setting off on a swashbuckling adventure. Take it as a significant step towards furthering your independence, developing a better relationship with yourself and creating memories that will last for a lifetime. 

Nissan Commits To Two More Electrified Models In Singapore For 2020

Nissan and Tan Chong Motor Sales, the exclusive distributor of Nissan passenger and light commercial vehicles in Singapore, have announced the introduction of two more e-POWER models to Singapore within 2020. The announcement made today at the Singapore Motorshow 2020 is the next step towards a 100% lineup of electrified passenger vehicles in the country by 2022.

Signs A Second-Hand Car Has Been In An Accident

Buying a used car makes total sense when you’re on a tighter budget, however, getting the right one could be a bit of a challenge. If you choose to go down the second-hand route then there are a number of things to look out for to help you spot whether the car you are considering buying has been in an accident.

Performance Premium Selection Limited: Catch Me If You Can

In search of a certified pre-owned BMW car? Well, look no further than Performance Premium Selection Limited (PPSL), who are offering an amazing deal this festive season on their extensive range of cars available, making it much easier to attain your dream ride this new year!  

Bell Auto: Big Fleet Energy Of The West

You ring, they will answer! Bell Auto is the commercial vehicle specialist you can definitely rely on. They are also the first-ever commercial vehicle wholesaler in Tuas with expertise in various new and used big vehicles such as prime movers, crane trucks, 16-28 ton cargo trucks and other commercial vehicles like commercial vans, 10-24 feet trucks and even passenger buses. 

Inchcape Pre-Owned: The Benefits Of Buying CPO Cars

The scent of a new car might be appealing – However, is it worth a splurge for satisfaction and bragging rights of being the first owner of your next car? Even though the idea of owning a new car seems alluring, more often than so, getting a certified pre-owned car at Inchcape Pre-owned is still a much better choice. After all, their fleet of quality and well-maintained CPO cars guarantees to meet your transportation needs without causing a dent in your savings. 

A Quick Guide To Buying a Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is probably one of the most reliable midsize sedans available in the market. While it lacks in its flashiness, they definitely make up for with a comfortable cabin, miserly fuel consumption and the ability to go the distance with very minimal issues. There’s a reason it was also the best-selling car in the United States for the past 10 years. Be it new or used, you can be assured that the Camry will get you more bang for your buck. 

BMW 320i Review: The Base Of The 3

It’s been decades since the BMW 320i was everyone’s “starter” BMW, now that there are various rungs beneath it on the brand’s model ladder. But this was once BMW’s smallest car with six cylinders, and thus, the main introduction to what the boys from Bavaria have to offer.

Electric Vehicle Adoption in Singapore

Let’s face it, Singapore has all the right ingredients to excel in the adoption of more electric cars on the road. Furthermore, electric cars are becoming more mainstream, and you’re likely not alone in wondering whether an electric car is right for you. As the technology supporting electric cars (EVs) and batteries continue to improve, drawbacks such as high cost, limited range, performance issues, long charge time, and a dearth of charging stations are fading away.

Top 10 Value For Money Cars In Singapore For Under S$20,000

The first step to take when shopping for a vehicle is to set a realistic budget. Determining a general price range that you can comfortably afford will help narrow down your options and ensure that you live within your means. Car buyers should spend no more than 10% of their earned income on a car loan payment and 20% for their total car expenses, which include insurance coverage, petrol, repairs and maintenance.  

Most Iconic Cars Starred In Action Movies

There is no better love affair than Americans and their cars. They love it so much they even invented drive-in theatres so that they don’t have to get out of them. Little wonder, then, that Hollywood has both reflected and encouraged this automotive obsession. These vehicles become a visual icon for the entire film and eventually, an extension of the characters in the movies themselves.  Included in the list are some of the greatest automotive icons in movie history. In these films, the cars really are the stars...

Cruise In A New Lexus With Zero Downpayment

Lexus has now become the latest car brand to launch a lease-to-own scheme in Singapore. The premium Japanese car marker’s “Lex’plore Programme” gives drivers an opportunity to drive a new Lexus with no down-payment over a five or seven year period. At the end of the lease, the customer either takes ownership of the car or receives a cashback sum.

The Best Road Trip Cars For Cross-Country Driving

Taking a road trip is one of the most memorable life experiences to embark upon, but the predominant part of what makes an adventure successful is the vehicle in which you do it. After all, an ideal car should be capable, practical and reliable enough to go the extra mile. To find the right set of wheels that suits your planned route, we compiled a list of the best cars to help satisfy your wanderlust. So, buckle up and enjoy the ride!

$7 Million Grant To Help Food Delivery Riders Affected By Footpath Ban Replace Their E-scooters With Other Devices

A $7 million grant has been introduced to help food delivery riders replace their electric scooters, after the Government banned the devices from footpaths earlier this week. Under this scheme, food delivery riders who trade in their existing e-scooters will receive up to $1,000 each to buy a power-assisted bicycle, or $600 for a bicycle.

Best New Cars Arriving in 2020

Though there is an assortment of brand-new and fully redesigned passenger cars hitting the road for 2020 model year, their numbers are dwindling as buyers are instead choosing sport-utility vehicles as their rides of choice.

The Optimal Driving Posture For Comfort And Safety

Having the optimal driving position is extremely critical because an incorrect seat and steering wheel set up could potentially result in drivers adopting awkward, slouched or unsupported postures, which could cause permanent back discomfort too. Furthermore, driving with your seat adjusted properly will keep you better protected in case of an accident.

Affordable Detailing Products To Preserve The Condition Of Your Car

Your car is a sound financial investment that demands consistent maintenance as failure to do so will result in the loss of its resale value over time. Continuous effort, recurring expense and valuable time are required to ensure that your car is kept in immaculate condition, both internally and externally. As such, a basic car wash will not suffice to keep your car looking clean and road-ready, you need the help of car detailing experts too.

Dyson Scraps Electric Car Project In Singapore

Electrical appliance giant Dyson announced on Thursday evening (Oct 10) its decision to scrap a £2.5 billion (S$4.3 billion) project to build electric cars. The plans had included its maiden electric car plant running in Singapore by 2021.

Vehicle Permit Entry On Hold Until Further Notice

Earlier this April, Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) announced that all foreign vehicles entering their country are required to present a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) with effect from October 1. However, on the first day that the VEP was supposed to kick-off, an MOT spokesperson revealed that it will not be enforced during both peak and non-peak hours until further notice.

A Beginner’s Guide To Auto Detailing

Ever wondered what’s the difference between auto detailing and car washing? At their core, both services aim to accomplish a similar end goal – To keep your car looking immaculate and road-ready. But, beyond that, the process, pricing and result vary significantly. While a basic wash is meant to clean day-to-day dirt and debris from your car, detailing goes several steps further, helping to maintain the finish, quality and overall resale value of your car.

We Are Hiring An Editorial Intern

UCARS is an online marketplace where customers can expect a seamless end-to-end experience when choosing, buying and owning a car. We are looking for a full-time Editorial Intern to be part of our content team.

SBS Transit And SMRT Apply For Fare Increment

The Public Transport Council (PTC) released a statement on Monday (September 23) announcing that it received applications from SBS Transit and SMRT Trains requesting for a fare increase which could see bus and train rides costing up to 7 percent more per ride.

Roadsense: What To Do When A Traffic Police Officer Asks You To Pull Over

Suppose you have been pulled over for an inspection – You are stressed out, nervous and probably even disoriented. Regardless, it is extremely important to remain courteous and cooperative in such situations. After all, conducting these traffic stops are an integral part of an officer’s quotidian responsibilities as it is their duty to ensure all road users adhere to traffic rules.    

Roadsense: What Are The Consequences For Speeding In Singapore

With the rise in red-light-running accidents occurring in Singapore, citizens must bear in mind that beating the red light is an extremely reckless act which puts the lives of drivers and other road users at high risk. Drivers should slow down as they approach a signalised junction, and prepare to stop their vehicle when they see an amber light or bear the consequences of their negligence.

Roadsense: How To Manage Road Rage

Road rage is aggressive, threatening or violent behaviour performed deliberately to disregard the safety of others along with the intention of endangering others. To avoid driving under the influence of impaired emotions, these are a few tips to help keep road rage at bay.

Singapore Grand Prix 2019: Road Access And Public Transportation Plans

The Formula 1 2019 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will take place between 20 and 22 September 2019 around the Marina Centre and Padang area. Race organisers have made arrangements to ensure minimal traffic disruptions and facilitate accessibility while allowing the wider public to go about with their activities in the Marina Centre and Padang area.

Road Trip Playlist Vol. 1

Taking a road trip can be the best way to enjoy a long vacation – driving makes getting there half the fun! Planning a road trip involves thinking ahead to sleep, snacks, ideally a rotation of multiple drivers, and of course, picking out a road trip playlist of the best songs to sing along to.

The Ultimate Guide To Car Rentals In Australia

Australia is a vast and geographically diverse continent with spectacular scenic drives that will leave you in absolute awe. If you are thinking of going on a road trip to the land down under in the coming months, we narrowed down the best budget-friendly car rental companies in the country, the cost breakdown and a few pointers to ease your travel planning!

The Most Popular Hatchback Cars in Singapore

Hatchbacks have a long-standing reputation for everyday usability, practicality and boot space. With a rear boot door that opens up and outward to make loading and unloading cargo or groceries easier, smaller dimensions than sedans or MPVs and all-round better visibility, hatchbacks are ideal for new drivers or small families who value the space offered in a small package. Here are a few of the most popular hatchbacks in Singapore in the recent years.

The Pros And Cons Of Electric Cars

To meet the tightening emissions and fuel economy regulations, more automakers are quickly jumping on the green bandwagon. Shifting from traditional gasoline-powered cars to electric ones will play a key role in curtailing climate change, yet people are still sceptical about this new method of driving. While electric cars do, indeed, have their drawbacks, there are also considerable benefits to owning one.

Cost Of Car Ownership In Singapore

Commuting between places is so much easier with a personal mode of transportation. Instead of following fixed routes or timetables, drivers can plan their own trip, take diversions to avoid bad traffic, and relish in the utmost flexibility and privacy of a peaceful journey.

The Most Popular Sedan Cars in Singapore

The popularity of sedans hasn’t really died down since the very first production cars rolled off the assembly plant. With the exception of performance brands like Ferrari or Lamborghini, most (if not all) car manufacturers would have a few sedans within their range. And more often than not, their flagship or most popular models are sedans as well.

A Guide To HDB Season Parking

It is no surprise that Singapore is known for its exorbitant car prices. At least with season parking, drivers can save a fair amount of money on parking fees. If you are contemplating on whether to purchase a car or move into a flat anytime soon, read on to find out what kind of season parking permits you are eligible for.

Myths About Car Cleaning Tips – Do They Really Work?

Since the automotive industry is swarmed with self-professed experts offering tips on car maintenance, it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between facts and myths. Therefore, we debunked the most common misconceptions about car detailing so you can give your car the TLC it rightfully deserves.

What To Do When You Get Into A Road Accident

Road accidents often occur because of human error. In these times of trouble, experiencing emotions at an unusual level of complexity, depth and intensity is a natural part of being in conflict, however, it could potentially lead to irrational decisions as well.

Top Hybrid Cars in Singapore

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) have had a long-standing reputation for being favoured by environmentalists, and hated by driving purists in the early days. But in this day and age the…