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Car Technical Advice (51 listings)

What they don't tell you: Your pop and bang map isn't anti-lag and it isn't doing anything for your car's performance
06 Jan 2023
Pop and bang, or crackle tune - call it what you like, but it doesn't add to the performance of your car. Oh, and it doesn't sound good to most people either.
Goh Zhi Xuan, Photos by Editorial Team, Teck Guan, Toyota Gazoo Racing | 12,955 views | Car Technical Advice
Six car features you (probably) didn't learn about in driving school
16 Nov 2022
You've recently gotten your driving licence, acquired your first car, and have noticed features in it that you've never seen before. Here are six examples of such car features and how to use them prop...
Jeremy Chua, Photos by Editorial Team | 12,876 views | Car Technical Advice
What they don't tell you: A loud exhaust doesn't always make more power
08 Nov 2022
Contrary to what you might believe, a louder exhaust isn't always better for performance and it certainly doesn't make it a superior option.
Goh Zhi Xuan, Photos by Editorial Team, Reddit | 11,032 views | Car Technical Advice
What they don't tell you: An extreme-performance tyre might not be the best choice for everyone
18 Aug 2022
The highest performance tyre might not be the best choice for everyone. Likewise, a mid-range performance tyre has its place - it all comes down to your needs.
Goh Zhi Xuan, Photos by Editorial Team | 12,543 views | Car Technical Advice
What they don't tell you: Lowering your car with coilovers isn't going to magically perfect its handling
22 Jul 2022
A lower ride height and stiffer suspension means your car will handle much better? Not so fast, it really isn't as simple as many make it out to be.
Goh Zhi Xuan, Photos by Editorial Team, FIN, Motul, Car Creed | 14,160 views | Car Technical Advice
Nimbler and more agile: Upgrading your car's handling
17 Jul 2022
Getting your car to handle better improves driving pleasure and can enhance its safety as well. Here's how to go about it.
Jeremy Chua, Photos by Editorial Team | 8,084 views | Car Technical Advice
What they don't tell you: The downsides of installing a big brake kit
01 Jul 2022
You've seen the ads, your car enthusiast friends are telling you how a big brake kit upgrade could make your car stop on a dime. But is that really all there is to these mods?
Goh Zhi Xuan, Photos by Editorial Team | 47,579 views | Car Technical Advice
Stopping power: How to improve braking performance
28 Jun 2022
Making your car go faster is only good if you can make it stop better as well. Here's how to enhance its braking performance
Jeremy Chua, Photos by Editorial Team | 10,210 views | Car Technical Advice
Which type of drivetrain suits your driving personality?
29 Jul 2021
All-wheel drive, front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, you've heard of these terms, but do you know how they affect you as a driver, and which is for you?
Goh Zhi Xuan, Photos by Editorial Team | 10,740 views | Car Technical Advice
What's the difference between hybrid cars and mild hybrids?
20 May 2021
A Hybrid car, like its name suggests, is powered by more than one source - usually electric and fuel - pretty simple. But what's a mild hybrid then?
Goh Zhi Xuan, Photos by Editorial Team | 22,383 views | Car Technical Advice
A guide to car parts under the hood of your car
08 Mar 2021
Knowing what's in the engine bay is important for car owners. Here's a guide to car parts under the hood - the engine, radiator, fluid reservoirs and more.
Goh Zhi Xuan | 20,293 views | Car Technical Advice
Different types of automatic transmission explained - CVT, DCT & AMT
23 Feb 2021
Not all automatic transmissions are the same. Read on to find out about the different options available and which one is best for you.
Idris Talib, Photos from Editorial Team, Manufacturers | 21,080 views | Car Technical Advice
Do fuel injector cleaners and octane boosters work?
18 Nov 2020
Snake oil, or magical potion? Let's find out what fuel & engine cleaning additives do, and whether they actually work.
Goh Zhi Xuan, Photos by Editorial Team | 31,340 views | Car Technical Advice
Wobbling wheels - what's causing them?
27 Oct 2020
Wobbling wheels can be caused by a variety of factors, from kerb strikes to unbalanced tyres. Torque's resident mechanical engineer addresses this issue.
Shreejit Changaroth, Photos by Goh Zhi Xuan, Low Fai Ming | 9,200 views | Car Technical Advice
What goes into making a quality oil?
07 Aug 2020
Lubricating oils can vary greatly in price. But what exactly do you get by paying for branded oil? sgCarMart finds out from French lubrication specialists Motul!
Clarence Seow, Photos by Motul | 11,231 views | Car Technical Advice