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Single drivers, particularly women, are easier targets for criminals than if you had a passenger in your vehicle. When you drive alone it’s your responsibility to minimise danger and look after yourself. Here are seven tips to help you remain vigilant and safe on the road.

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:30

When it comes to protecting young children, it’s understandable that parents want to take all the safety precautions they can, especially when the kids are being driven in a vehicle. Don’t you want to ensure your children are protected when the nanny or au pair takes them to and from school or their playgroup?

If your answer is yes, then...

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 15:02

Regularly rotating your tyres can be hugely beneficial to both your safety and your wallet. In this way, you can reduce wear and tear (which extends the lifespan of your tyres), as well as improve the handling of your car.

It’s a natural part of driving that your tyres degrade; however, there are reasons why they do so unevenly....

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:50

Regardless of how carefully you drive or how attentive you are, car accidents can happen to anyone. And while it’s close to impossible to prevent car accidents, you can prepare yourself for what to do if you are involved in one.

Roadside assistance

The best way to be prepared for a car accident is to have roadside...

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 14:42

Technology is all around us and its simplifying how we go about our everyday lives. Here are five driving app suggestions to assist you on your next trip.

Safe and Sound
When you install one of our Safe and Sound products, you can download our Safe and Sound app too, for free. This app allows you to track all your...

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:27

Using the right fuel can do wonders for your car and its performance, but more than that it can mean wonders for your wallet as well. The correct fuel will lubricate your engine while the wrong fuel could leave you stranded next to the side of the road.

In general, we have a choice between diesel, leaded or unleaded, 93 and 95 octane...

Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:52

Being stuck next to the road, regardless of your car breaking down or an accident, can be scary. Luckily, you’ve added SOS Squad to your Netstar subscription, so you phone them for assistance. Unfortunately, you are either very far away from a tow truck, or the tow truck can’t get to you due to a...

Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:48

The recent 2015/16 crime stats that’s been released by the South African Police has revealed an alarming vehicle crime trend. These findings were presented to Parliament on the 2nd of September 2016, and they reveal how crime changed between April 2015 and March 2016.

We, here at Netstar, thought it’s important to share some...

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 12:37

Vehicles are being made safer and safer to protect you and your loved ones, should you be involved in an accident. You can even protect your vehicle by installing a Netstar tracking device so that we can retrieve it for you if an unwanted person takes it for a spin. We also give you the option to add a panic button to your subscription, in case...

Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:59

You love your family so it’s only natural that you are concerned when they drive, especially when it’s late at night, over long distance, or your family member is an inexperienced driver. What you want is to be able to keep an eye on them from afar. With Altech Netstar’s Safe and Sound product range, you can sleep better knowing that your...

Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 15:48