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How to Keep Children Entertained When Traveling Over Long Distances?

November 2016

“Are we there yet?” Most parents are probably quite familiar with this insistent one liner, especially when they are going away on holiday. Driving over long distances with children can almost be as challenging as trying to get the little ones to go to bed at a reasonable hour on Christmas Eve. However, by keeping your children entertained with fun games and activities, you can make the journey less stressful for everyone.


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Five Helpful Tips to Save on Fuel Consumption

October 2016

In 2000, R150 would get you to Durban from Johannesburg without requiring breakdown services to tow you the rest of the way. Read more.


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Know your Rights with Towing Services

October 2016

When it comes to towing services, it is important for motorists to know their rights so they are not pressured into signing an agreement which they are not comfortable with.


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What Details Do You Need in the Event of an Accident?

August 2016

It’s impossible to predict when you might be involved in an accident, it is possible to prepared for what follows. Read more.


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The true cost of vehicle ownership

July 2016

There are two sets of costs associated with owning a car – fixed and running costs. Do a proper estimation of both to work out what you can afford.


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Six ways to drive greener

July 2016


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Driving habits that are bad for your vehicle

June 2016

The way that you drive and the way that look after your car is damaging it more than you think.


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Things to do when shopping for vehicle insurance

June 2016

Car insurance is a grudge insurance, but something you cannot afford to be without. Here is a check list for any motorist shopping for cover.


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Diesel vs petrol – how to choose

June 2016

One of the biggest decisions to make when buying a car is whether to choose diesel or petrol power. There are various factors to take into consideration before you buy.


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Getting to know the ABC of car acronyms

June 2016

We’ve compiled a list of the 20 most common vehicle acronyms to help you learn your ABC!


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5 ways you can save money on your car

May 2016

Every South African consumer is looking for ways to save money. Here are 5 ways you can save money on your car.


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Your guide to paying - or disputing - traffic infringement notices

May 2016

In this infographic we answer questions about paying or disputing traffic infringement notices for Gauteng and Tshwane


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How to help your child ace their driver’s license

April 2016

Learning to drive can be stressful – for both parents and teenagers! Here’s what you can do to help your child ace his or her driving test.


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Tyre guide for beginners

March 2016

Tyres affect not only a vehicle’s comfort and handling, but also the safety of driver and passengers. Yet they are often neglected by motorists. Here are a few simple tyre maintenance tips to help keep you, and your passengers, safe.


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Seven ways to keep the kids busy in the car

March 2016

Kids are notoriously bad travellers and a car full of restless children is not only tiresome but a distraction for the driver trying to focus on the road ahead. Here are our creative ways to keep your car full of kids entertained and maybe even educated all the way to the coast.


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Dealing with bad service

February 2016

Having your vehicle serviced or repaired is inevitable. If the vehicle is still under warranty, this will usually happen at a dealership. However, once that warranty expires, vehicle owners may have to find a reputable aftermarket service provider.


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FLOWER

February 2016

Use the FLOWER acronym to easily remember all of the pre-trip inspection items that you need to check on your car.


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The qualities of a good driver

February 2016

The qualities of a good driver Everyone thinks they are a good driver. But, knowing the clutch from the brake pedal doesn’t necessarily make you a good driver. It’s a skill that demands constant honing and polishing, and it has a lot more to do with character and personality type than one would think.


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Eight golden rules for renting a car

October 2015

Whether you’re travelling for business or holiday, or you just need a vehicle if your car is out of action, you may consider renting a car. Renting a hire car is a serious business so we have put together eight golden rules for when you need to do this.


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Learn how to control your road rage

November 2015

Research has shown that many motorists experience aggression directed at them on a daily basis.


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Five ways to spend your December bonus on your car

November 2015

Are you wondering what to do with your December bonus? Maybe you should consider using the extra money on your car. It is, after all, responsible for getting you to and from work, as well as keeping your family safe on the road. Investing some of your bonus on maintaining your vehicle makes good sense. Here are five smart ways to do just that.


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Long distance driving tips

December 2015

With so many spectacular long-distance holiday destinations in South Africa, staying safe on the road is essential for you and your family. A ‘long distance’ trip is generally a trip of 300 km or more, or longer than three hours. Here are ten long distance driving tips that will help you this holiday season.


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How to find a reliable mechanic

September 2015

Servicing your car is an important part of keeping your “wheels” in good condition at all times. Regular servicing according to the manufacturer’s requirements should never be neglected, no matter how old your vehicle is.


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Vehicle finance explained

October 2015

Unless you’re an accountant, vehicle finance is complicated. Do you know how finance terms work? Is it a good idea to take a residual? What about the interest rate – should you take fixed or linked? We spoke to WesBank for this beginner’s guide to financing the car of your dreams!


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Questions to ask before buying your next car

August 2015

Buying a car – either new or used – is not an easy decision. Where do you even start? We’ve put together a list of questions to ask yourself before you buy to ensure the car you take home serves you well for many years.


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How to deal with load shedding and traffic

August 2015

You face hours in the traffic instead of your normal daily commute when load shedding hits. From safety tips to our ideas for making good use of your time in the car, here is our guide to surviving load shedding traffic!


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How to buy a car on auction

October 2015

For a first-time bidder, the idea of buying a car at an auction can be daunting and scary. WesBank gave us these tips for negotiating your first auction.


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10 things to do when test driving a car

July 2015

Test-driving a car is a daunting task. How do you decide which car is right for you after just a short drive and a few minutes behind the wheel? These tips will ensure that you get the most out of your test drive and take the right vehicle home.

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