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It doesn’t really matter how old your kids get, as a parent you’ll always worry about them, especially when they head off to university in their own car. Of course you want them to be independent, but as they don’t yet have a lot of driving experience, it’s natural to be a bit concerned. How are they driving? Are they speeding? Where are they...

Posted: Monday, September 5, 2016 - 14:07

Before you sign up for a warranty plan for your new (or pre-owned) vehicle, find out exactly what you are buying to avoid surprises later on. Netstar did some digging and found interesting information about vehicle warranty plans that we want to share.

Motor warranty vs. Service plan

A service plan covers the...

Posted: Friday, August 26, 2016 - 13:35

Life would have been a lot easier if cars could talk and drive themselves. And although we’re making headway with self-driving cars, talking cars are still just something for the movies. That being said, cars do try to communicate or at least warn us that something is wrong with them, which is why it’s so important to listen to the sounds your...

Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:03

Buying a vehicle, new or pre-owned, is exciting. And if you’re like most of us, you do a lot of calculations about what type of vehicle you can afford. You look at your income and your expenses and make all kinds of sums. Then when you’re finally ready you go vehicle shopping. But are you sure you’ve looked at all the costs involved?

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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 15:55

Those small nicks, scratches and dents of everyday driving sure can spoil your car’s look. And although you asked for a special coating to protect the paint when you bought your car, you can’t help noticing these small annoyances. Fortunately, there are precautions you can take to keep your car looking like new.

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Posted: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 08:22

There are so many payments that you need to make every month and you can only stretch your income so far. And when you can’t take it any further, you do one of two things: you take out a loan or chip into your overdraft, or you cut some of your expenses. Now some cuts are wise, such as not buying lunch at work every day, while others are not,...

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 08:27

To keep your children safe and happy is the ultimate goal for any parent. And although it might seem a little scary how quickly they grow up, there is nothing you can do to keep them from taking on the world. That is why we thought we’ll share some advice with you to help reduce their worries when they go for their driver’s licence. 

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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 11:12

You’ve been excited for months to go and watch your favourite sports team take on their arch rivals. Tickets are bought, your supporter’s jersey is freshly washed – now you just have to get there. As the dedicated driver you’re taking your car and giving your friends a lift, but you don’t want to spend the whole game worrying about the security...

Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 09:44

There are so many choices you need to make when buying a new car (make, colour, engine capacity, etc.). One of the major questions you need to ask yourself before signing the dotted line and accepting the key is, should you buy a diesel or a petrol engine. 

There are many voices to this argument and many valid reasons supporting both...

Posted: Friday, July 8, 2016 - 16:03

Buying a car is a big commitment, not to mention an expensive commitment. You constantly need to fill it with petrol, replace tyres, install a tracking device, take out insurance and maintain it. But what if there were small changes you could make to leave your car in better shape, so that when you take it in for a service it’s not as expensive...

Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:12