The Best Car Commercials Of All Time

According to digital marketing experts Red Crow, an average person is exposed to between 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements daily. While many of us find it a bother at times having…

Most Iconic Cars Starring in Action Movies

Most action-packed blockbuster movies will definitely have scenes with cars in them, especially those with fast-paced car chases that get the blood boiling. But some movie cars are so iconic…

Mitsuoka: The BUBU Series

Since the launch of the Le Seyde in 1990, Mitsuoka Motor has brought us a collection of unique vehicles inspired by classic cars. However, its line of lesser known BUBU…

The Pros And Cons Of Travelling By Car

Before you decide to get a car in Singapore, you may have some questions about the advantages (and disadvantages) of travelling by car. After all, time is money, and money…

How To Make The Most Of Your Test Drive

One of the most stressful parts of buying a car is the test drive. After all, unlike that ugly shirt you ordered online, returning a car after purchasing it is a long and complicated process. This is why it’s so important to make the most of your test drive so you can be confident in your purchasing decision. 

Teck Wei Credit: We Keep You On The Road

When life throws you a curveball, such as a permanent lay-off, demotion, divorce or any drastic downturn in your financial situation, these difficult circumstances may force you to downgrade or sell your car to make ends meet. But, what if you have an alternative to help with financing your car?

UCARS: The Ultimate Guide To Parallel Importers In Singapore

Buying a car is one of the biggest financial commitments in Singapore. That is why many Singaporeans opt to buy from Parallel Importers (PIs) instead of authorised dealers as a much cheaper alternative to get their dream car.

So, what are PIs, and how do you decide which PIs to purchase from? UCARS brings you the ultimate guide to answer your burning questions about Parallel Importers in Singapore.

UCARS: The Online Car Marketplace Connecting Dealers To Consumers

It all began with a vision to make the buying experience a little bit easier. Established in mid-2019, UCARS was founded by a consortium of renowned car dealers and car-related service providers who came together with a common goal to create innovative ways for dealers to better connect with consumers.

Point S Singapore: The New Wave In Automotive Solutions For All Your Motoring Needs

Point S Singapore a.k.a. BCC Automotive Pte Ltd, has grown tremendously from a Mobil Service Station dealer workshop back in the 70s to a professional continental car specialist workshop providing complete solutions tailored to all of its valued customers' automotive needs, and now penning as the master franchise of worldwide leading independent tyre dealer and car care maintenance network - Point S.

All Service And All Smiles With Guan Motor Private Limited

Guan Motor Private Limited is one of Singapore’s well-established car dealerships, making its mark for the company’s reliability and customer-oriented services. In this exclusive interview with UCARS, Founder Ong Peng Hock shares with us about how Guan Motor has been able to thrive in the increasingly competitive automotive industry.

The Man Behind Mitsuoka: Susumu Mitsuoka

Mitsuoka is a Japanese car make that captures the hearts of many for its timeless yet affordable selection of cars, but do you know about the man behind the wheels who brought us these stunning models? The well-loved company would not have established itself as one of Japan’s most successful niche brands if not for the ethos of its Founder, Susumu Mitsuoka. Though little about him has been mentioned, there is much to appreciate of a young child’s love for cars turned dream come true.

The Future Is Green – Say Hello to Electric Vehicles in Singapore!

In the Budget 2020 speech delivered by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, it was announced that Singapore intends to shift away from internal combustion engines and towards Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the next 20 years. Many Singaporeans may be apprehensive about the benefits of switching to EVs and therefore worried to make the switch – but don’t fret just yet! Here are some reasons why the road to EVs could be a smooth and fruitful one for you.

Take A Step Into Motorworld

As measures are tightened for the rest of the Circuit Breaker period, more dealerships are shifting their marketing budget to digital efforts. We speak to Justin Liong, founder of Motorworld on how his business has seen a surge of interest and orders through social media platforms.

The Best LEGO Cars To Build Right Now

Since 1932, the construction of vehicles made from LEGO’s versatile multi-coloured plastic building bricks has been an incredibly therapeutic pastime for children and adults alike. With Singaporeans readjusting to the tighter measures including an extension to the Circuit Breaker until 1 June, there has never been a time to assemble a detailed miniature version of your dream machine.

How The Circuit Breaker Extension Impacts Car Rental Companies

Derrick Neo is the director of Supertec Limousine whose car rental company has sustained significant financial impact since the Circuit Breaker measures were implemented. Neo acknowledges that the government has indeed rolled out a slew of assistance schemes to alleviate the issues. However, he still feels that car rental companies are neglected despite all the help readily available. 

How To Pump Petrol Without Passing Bacteria Around

While most Singaporeans are cooped up at home practising social distancing, there are still a handful of people driving to places for food or medical supplies and essential workers commuting in their cars during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). This only indicates that the occasional visit to the petrol station is evidently inevitable, as is touching the pump handle and payment keypad. 

What Should I Do To Care For My Car While Staying At Home

If you are like us and numerous other Singaporeans who have been instructed to huddle at home to quell the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), chances are that your car is sitting idle in a car park or garage. With the prospect of these orders lasting weeks, it’s no surprise your car will go unused for long stretches of time. However, your lack of driving doesn't have to be a detriment to your precious automobile.

Top Netflix Shows Die-Hard Car Enthusiasts Should Stream

Your life of speed has come to a standstill now that the government has imposed the lockdown to mitigate the inevitable spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). To help tide you through these homebound times, we put together a list of our favourite car series that you can binge-watch on Netflix.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.  

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…

Singapore’s Temporary Road Closures in May 2019

Singapore’s Temporary Road Closures in May 2019

Look no more, for this post is your one-stop location for information on exactly where, what time, and why the road closures are occurring in Singapore. We’ve even included alternative routes for you motorists. (You can thank us later!)

Top 3 Valet Services In Singapore

Did you know? Singapore has recently amended the Road Traffic Act (RTA) and the revised Penal Code for drink driving offenders is a jail term of up to three years…

Affordable Places To Get A Car Wash In Singapore

All cars deserve to be well maintained, especially since owning an automobile is a personal investment, you would want to make sure that it is properly taken care of. Therefore, the team at UCARS compiled a list of affordable yet professional car services guaranteed to keep your car in immaculate condition.

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The Fundamentals Of Singapore’s COE System

Last month, prices for the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) saw a significant increase in the latest bidding exercise on 17 April, with the motorcycle category being an exception. To freshen up your memory, these are the finalised results of the current COE Prices in Singapore. Based on the statistics alone, one can conclude that owning a vehicle in Singapore is an extremely expensive endeavour. And if you are wondering what makes those cars so unaffordable, you must first understand Singapore’s COE system.

Faraday Future gets a lifeline to get their EV to market

Remember Faraday Future? You know, the electric vehicle start-up first launched in 2014 which promised to launch its first car, the "ultra-luxury, intelligent" FF91 in 2017?  That got delayed, and now we're midway through 2019 but there's no sign of the vehicle in production.