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Many families are packing up and preparing for their beach or bush holiday, but before they can relax at their destination, they usually have a long journey to make with their kids. Having cranky kids in the car can result in an exceptionally long journey for everyone, which is why you should read these seven tips to keep your kids entertained...

Posted: Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:52

The festive season should be a time for relaxing and unwinding, but at some point in December you’ll have to face a busy shopping centre, whether it’s to buy groceries or to look for that last-minute gift. To ensure you have an incident-free experience, here are a few holiday shopping safety tips for you and your vehicle, from Altech Netstar...

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 08:37

Going out of town for the festive season? There’s nothing that spoils a holiday quite like breaking down on the side of the road. So, if you’re travelling long distances during December and January, be sure that your car is thoroughly serviced by a reputable professional. Here is a pre-holiday vehicle checklist that will help you reach your...

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016 - 13:37

Veld fires can cause enormous damage to the environment and to property, but they also pose a huge threat to human life. Fires impact visibility and there is the risk of smoke inhalation, both of which create potentially dangerous driving conditions. Knowing how to react when you are faced with a veld fire can save your life, and the lives of...

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 14:07

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