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Most of us don’t pay it a second mind to switch on our car heaters in winter. All we know is, it’s chilly and we need feeling back in our fingers. But this was not always the case. As you know, at Netstar, we’re very interested in clever gadgets, such as tracking devices, which is why we did research to see where car heaters...

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:51

In the past couple of years, we’ve experienced bizarre weather conditions. From flash floods and droughts through to even tornadoes, South Africans have seen it all. And as we are heading into winter, we may also be exposed to fire and snow storms. Hence, Netstar, your trusted tracking company, wants to share...

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:20

We know that Road Accident Fund (RAF) claims can get complicated, which is why, as your partner on the road, we want to simplify the process for you.

Firstly, it’s important to understand what the RAF is. The RAF is a fund that compensates you if you’re injured in a vehicle accident on a...

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 14:11

Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast practising for the Old Mutual joBerg2c or just enjoy joining your family for a lazy Sunday bike ride, road safety is of the utmost importance; even more so if your children ride around in the complex or to school unsupervised. This is why we’ve created this infographic to assist you in talking to your...

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 08:23

Many people believe the first true car took to the roads in 1885, but the first vehicle sold to the public with a passenger airbag in was only 1973, 88 years later.

Today, it’s standard practice to have airbags in your car. And as we, here at Netstar, are all about keeping your loved ones safe and...

Posted: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:00

It’s been all over the news – shortly after the cabinet reshuffle, South Africa’s sovereign credit rating was downgraded to junk status. For many of us this is a foreign concept; hence, we at Netstar decided to take a closer look at what it means to be downgraded and how it will affect you and your car.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 14:32

We are continuously striving to improve our service offerings not only to protect your vehicle better, but also to enhance your lifestyle. This is why our Safe and Sound products are so much more than tracking devices. Download our Altech Netstar App and see for yourself. Felicia did, and this is how her Friday went. 

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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 07:48

The latest crime stats have been released, and we are pleased to see that there has been a 0.8% drop in vehicle theft and a 0.6% drop in theft out of vehicles. This is due to more and more people installing tracking devices in their vehicles. However, there has been an alarming increase of 14.9% in hijackings.

It’s important to remember...

Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 16:11

Every day we drive around without giving our car wheels a single thought. Well, until they need to be replaced, then suddenly we realise how important (and expensive) they are.

Read on for interesting facts about the evolution and history of tyres.

The name

The spelling “tyre” only appeared in the 1840s...

Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 15:39

We can’t always be there to take care of our children and make sure they are safe. That is why it’s so important that we teach them how to keep themselves safe. Use our fun and easy to understand poster to show them what they need to know...

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 07:40