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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

Buying a new car is a thrill. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of the moment when you see your dream car and make a rash decision. Or perhaps you are a bargain hunter who gets excited by the idea of a cheap deal. We all shop differently. Knowing what kind of shopper you are, will help you to make good decisions and not jump into a...

Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 16:03

With winter approaching, it’s not only the dark, cold mornings that make commuting harder than in the glorious summer months. There are quite a few dangers associated with driving in the winter, like slippery roads and reduced visibility, but vehicle maintenance is one of the most important factors. Colder temperatures exacerbate existing...

Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 16:35

With online shopping changing the way we purchase goods, it is not uncommon for people to shop for a new car online. It is quite easy to find what you are looking for on the Internet, however, you should be aware of potential pitfalls. Here’s what you need to know before you commit to your new vehicle. 

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Posted: Friday, April 8, 2016 - 11:57

“I don’t know how to work this tablet, but my 5-year old can help me!” Does this sound familiar? As parents we are often astounded at how adept the younger generation is with their devices. But don’t be fooled – though they may have a firm grasp of the technology they are using, they are often unaware of the potential threats that the Internet...

Posted: Friday, April 1, 2016 - 14:29

When you think about the words drinking and driving, what comes to mind? We’re guessing that accident, injury, possible loss of life, huge fines, legal fees, and prison time don’t immediately spring to mind. What probably springs to mind are the words “I’m absolutely fine – promise!” or “I’ve driven hundreds of times after a couple of drinks...

Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 13:36