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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 Netstar’s Safe and Sound product range, you can sleep better knowing that your family is...

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

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