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There are many things in life that make you feel anxious. The safety of your family is usually at the top of that list and, for vehicle owners, the theft of your car is a major concern – but it doesn’t have to be. Between January 2015 and October 2015, there were 1 804 cases of vehicle theft and 1 273 hijacking cases, however you don’t have to...

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:20

You might prefer to trade-in your vehicle every few years or drive your car until the wheels come off. Either way there are several things you can do to save money and improve your car’s long-term value.

1. Buy the right grade of fuel

Some old and high-performance...

Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:19

You made a New Year’s resolution to go to the gym more regularly and you’re actually sticking to it – congratulations! But what distracts you when you’re running on the treadmill is that you’re worried about your car. It’s in the parking lot and there’s a car guard walking around whose promised you he’ll keep an eye on your car, but this doesn’...

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:33

ABS, ACC and ECU? Feel like you need a manual to get your head around a car’s specs these days? We bring you the most common vehicle acronyms to help you learn the ABC of cars.

ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). When you brake suddenly, ABS prevents the wheels from locking and causing it to skid. Before ABS drivers would...

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2016 - 13:01

When overtaking cars on the open road, one needs to be especially careful. High speeds, oncoming traffic and road conditions are but a few concerns drivers should have. Hundreds of drivers are killed in head-on collisions on South African roads due to dangerous overtaking. To overtake on the open road, you need to judge speed and risk. Here’s...

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2016 - 15:18

When you buy a new car, you are completely in love with all its features and gadgets. You are on top of the insurance and you have worked out the monthly instalments and the insurance payments. But what about the warranty? Have you read the fine print? Have you worked out exactly what the maintenance and service plans cover?

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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:53

This is what you need to know.

Many South African drivers try to avoid peak traffic and leave for work earlier or return home later which means, particularly in winter, that they often drive in the dark. Driving at night poses many dangers to negligent drivers. Here is how you can be extra vigilant.

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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 10:40

Being environmentally friendly has become increasingly important, particularly for motorists. Adhering to these four tips will help you to do your part in protecting the environment.

 

Regular service

Regular services, which include replacing air filters and changing oil, are important to ensure that...

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 16:04

There are many things in life that make you feel anxious. The safety of your family is usually at the top of that list and, for vehicle owners, the theft of your car is a major concern – but it doesn’t have to be. Between January 2015 and October 2015, there were 1 804 cases of vehicle theft and 1 273 hijacking cases, however you don’t have to...

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:31

South African roads are notoriously dangerous and even more so today, with the proliferation of electronic devices that vie for a driver’s attention. In a recent test conducted by the Automobile Association (AA), several journalists were asked to drive in simulators, while being exposed to a number of distractions. The results were shocking and...

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:32