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What’s big in the small car sector?

Buying new or used, these are the small cars you need to put on your consideration list.

Budget buys abound in South Africa’s small car sector – but which vehicle to choose? Here’s a selection of five best-selling models that are relatively cheap to run and have good track records for durability, reliability and safety.

Tips for wet weather driving

Driving safely in wet weather is a skill that could save your life – as well as the lives of other road users.

Driving safely in wet weather is a skill that could save your life – as well as the lives of other road users.

Driving tips for seniors

How can the elderly make themselves safer on the road?

Being able to drive gives everyone a sense of independence and freedom – and this is equally true for senior drivers. But can the elderly make themselves safer on the road?

Pet-Friendly Travel

Traveling with your fur kids – tips for keeping them safe

New Year’s Resolutions for your car

8 promises you should make to your car this New-Year

If you own a car, here are some promises you can make to keep your vehicle in good condition and avoid breakdowns

How to position your side-view mirrors correctly

Learn how to position your side-view mirrors correctly

Follow these quick and easy steps to position your mirrors correctly.

How to sanitise your car…

Tips on how to keep your car sanitised

There are many surfaces in our cars (and in public forms of transport) that we can’t avoid touching

Four factors that will influence your car’s trade-in value

Car depreciation is inevitable, but if you are looking to get the best possible deal when you are trading in your vehicle, it is handy to know which factors genuinely affect its value.

How to change a flat tyre

If you don’t have the benefit of 24-hour roadside assistance, you might find yourself on the side of a road having to change a punctured tyre. Here’s how to go about it…

Tips for road trips

Road tripping checklists to make your next trip great

Road tripping is fun… however, if you are unprepared, they can take a nasty turn for the worst.

Tips for renewing driver’s & car license

Helpful tips for renewing your driver’s and car license

According to the South African government, licences must be renewed four weeks before the printed expiry date. To find your expiry date, it is printed on your License card below the license number.

Tips for owning a turbocharged car

Tips for owning a turbocharged car

A Turbo charged car is a great option, it gives you better performance and fuel economy while producing less emissions however it does require a different driving style and proactive maintenance.

Tips on how to curb car expenses in tough times

Here's some good advice on how to cut car ownership related costs during tough times

Although it is not an ideal situation, succeeding financially through a tough economic situation may mean cutting back or cutting out certain expenses altogether to stay afloat.

Dashboard Warning Lights

Have you ever seen a dashboard warning light and not know what it means? Don’t worry, we have compiled a list of common Dashboard warning lights to help you.

Have you ever seen a dashboard warning light and not know what it means? Don’t worry, we have compiled a list of common Dashboard warning lights to help you.

10 Tips to save on fuel

10 Tips to save on fuel

By following these tips you’ll save money on fuel – one of the biggest monthly expenses in a household budget.

A closer look at car guards

Taking a closer look at car guards

There isn't one person who lives in Mzansi that doesn’t know what a Car Guard is. The guy who is always there, he helps you reverse your car and sometimes finds you parking, normally closer to him than the front door of the store but he serves a purpose.

Tips to help you save fuel

Try to get the most out of every tank of fuel.

With the price of fuel always fluctuating in South Africa – and looks set to an upward trajectory – motorists should try to get the most out of every tank.

Before you commit to buying a car...

Before you commit to buying a car, it’s essential to create a budget in order to establish affordability factors.

With so many vehicle models on the market choosing a new car can sometimes prove daunting. But, before you commit to buying a car, it’s essential to know budget.

Vehicle spotlights and the law

Before fitting spotlights to your vehicle ensure that they are mounted in compliance with the law.

Before fitting spotlights to your vehicle ensure that they are mounted in compliance with the law.

Shopping around for an entry level car?

You’re in the market for a small, entry-level car – one that’s not going to cost you a fortune to buy or run.

You’re in the market for a small, entry-level car – one that’s not going to cost you a fortune to buy or run. But with so many models from which to choose, which should you consider? Wynter Murdoch shares his expert opinion.

Tips to ensure you don’t buy a box of troubles

Once you have made the decision to buy a car, it is tempting to want to get it NOW! The fact, however, is that buying a car is big purchase and it is advisable to contain your excitement.

Buying a used car? It is a good idea to do some research and tick some boxes in order to eliminate the chances of buying yourself a box of troubles

Tips for holiday motoring

Road trips can provide unforgettable adventures for you and your family – but they can also be stressful.

Road trips can provide unforgettable adventures for you and your family – but they can also be stressful if you don’t take time to plan them thoroughly. Follow these tips to get your car ship shape for the journey – then plan your route to make getting to your destination part of your holiday.

Fuel savers!

In the face of rising fuel prices, which are South Africa’s most efficient passenger vehicles?

South Africa’s motorists spend 3,18% of their annual salaries on fuel, making our country the second most costly in the world when it comes to filling our vehicle tanks.

The Sounds of Sirens

New technology aims at taking the guesswork out of clearing the way for emergency vehicles.

Trying to locate the source of a siren when you are in a vehicle can be stressful. Worse, it can delay the progress of an emergency vehicle if confused motorists do not quickly and safely move out of the way, as required by law.

The 1-2-3 of jump-start

If, on a frosty morning, you find that your car won’t start because the battery is dead, it is most likely suffering the consequences of the stresses it suffered during the long, hot days of summer.

If, on a frosty morning, you find that your car won’t start because the battery is dead, it is most likely suffering the consequences of the stresses it suffered during the long, hot days of summer.

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