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Love your car this February

February 2017


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Your car needs a service, you don’t need to be ripped off

January 2017

Servicing your vehicle, especially a vehicle which is out of its warranty period, can be a daunting experience. While there are many reliable, and reputable, operators on the market, there are those who take advantage of a lack of knowledge of modern vehicles, in order to fleece consumers


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Protect your car to extend its life and increase its resale value

January 2017

Returning home after a long holiday, you may want to show some love to your car which took you to your destination and brought you and family safely back again.


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Check your car before it’s too late

December 2016

Even though there is still some time before the end of the year, now is a good time to get your vehicle serviced, checked and roadworthy, to ensure you don’t run out of time before leaving on holiday.


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Keep your tyres in ship-shape condition

December 2016

It may cost some money but it is more expensive not to replace worn tyres Car tyre safety remains a massive problem that, if addressed effectively, can play a significant role in reducing the carnage on South African roads. But, unfortunately, many people continue to use tyres which are worn, and not suitable for the road.


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Breakdown Services: Are you using the right petrol?

August 2016

Does breakdown insurance cover the incorrect use of petrol? Are you using the right petrol for you model of car? Here’s the answer…


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How to preserve your vehicle’s paint job

July 2016

Sometimes through no fault of your own – your vehicle’s paint job will be tainted by scratches. Here’s how to keep it looking good for longer.


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Knowing your warranty from the service plan and maintenance contract

May 2016

Do you know what is covered under the warranty of your new vehicle? Have you taken out a service or maintenance contract? Here are the main differences between the three.


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AA Members, do you know about these 10 benefits?

April 2016

The Automobile Association (AA) is synonymous with emergency roadside assistance. But, did you know that AA Members also qualify for a number of other great benefits, including free technical advice, and directions from the call centre if you are lost.


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Leading causes of mechanical breakdowns

February 2016

No matter how well you look after your car, there may come a time when you have no choice but to spend money on repairs. But prevention is better than cure and spending money on vehicle maintenance can save you a lot of frustration, and time, down the line. According to Johan van Vreden, the South African Motor Industry Ombudsman, there are seven main mechanical problems which can cause a vehicle to breakdown. Being aware of these and being able to recognise them, perhaps even before they become a problem, is the key to hassle-free motoring.


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How to protect your car from hail damage

September 2015

In recent years, insurers have been warning clients of potential hailstorms to offset the risk of hail damage when a storm is imminent. Find out what can you do to protect your car from hail damage when you are on the road.


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The experts guide to washing your car

June 2015

The most important piece of advice we can give is to never use dishwashing liquid or other detergents. These are usually designed to strip grease and grime off surfaces, so you can only imagine what they might do to your car.


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Our top tips for keeping your car in good condition

July 2015

Maintaining your car’s showroom shine isn’t just about polishing and waxing. From bird droppings to basement parking lots, this is what you need to know about keeping your car in out of box condition.

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