The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has reminded motorists to take care of their car keys to ensure they aren't accidentally locked out.
“Key problems are a fairly common factor in AA callouts,” said Gary Ronald, Head of Public Affairs at the AA. “About one in twenty AA members called us with a key issue last year, and about eighty percent of the calls were to report being locked out of the vehicle,” he said.
The Sales Agent appointed by the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) in the Clearwater, Cresta and Princess Crossing shopping centres has closed his stores at short notice. These stores are operated through an agency model whereby existing businesses are selected to deliver particularservices and products on behalf of the AA.Consequently, the AA services and products distributed from these stores are temporarily affected along with other services that the stores offer to the public.
Sitting correctly when driving will reduce your injuries in a crash. This is according to the Automobile Association of South Africa's Head of Public Affairs, Gary Ronald, who said that the driver's seat came with unique hazards.
The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) that, came into effect in April 2008, has far-reaching implications for motorists who are in the market for a used vehicle. But have things ultimately changed over the last five years? And do you know your rights in this regard?
We will be dealing with key issues relevant to you, the motorist, giving you both the facts and the ability to ensure that you receive fair treatment when buying or selling a used car.
On 11 May 2013, it will be 2 years since the United Nations (UN) launched its Decade of Action to reduce global road traffic fatalities by increasing activities conducted at national, regional and global levels. The UN's global Action Plan includes practical measures which, if implemented, could save millions of lives.
As if adjusting to modern roads and traffic isn't enough to drive you round the twist, a new problem is rearing its head: keys. In the old days, cars were started with a button, which was fair enough because honesty was presumed and surely nobody would steal something as big and substantial as a car, would they? Early motorists soon realised that this was folly, leading to the debut of the key-operated ignition switch. But an ignition switch is really just a fancy way to join a couple of wires, and it didn't take thieves long to learn how to bypass the ignition switch with a length of their own wire. This gave rise to the famous term “hot-wiring” and was a routine method of car theft until the motor industry began to fight back with increasingly sophisticated combinations of alarms and immobilisers.