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How to maintain your vehicle for safe driving in times of Covid-19
How to maintain your vehicle for safe driving in times of Covid-19Article

Car maintenance and adhereing to Covid-19 protocols are vital to those that are relying on their vehicle to travel during the pandemic...

11 Sep 2020

Report reveals safety not a priority for SA car buyers
Report reveals safety not a priority for SA car buyersArticle

Buying a car, new or secondhand, is a big financial commitment and the buyer wants to know they are getting bang for their buck, along with all the things which they most desire in a car...

20 Jul 2020

Why do modern cars damage so easily in a crash?
Why do modern cars damage so easily in a crash?Article

These cars look weak and cheap on the surface after a crash. There's, however, a sophisticated reason for building modern cars this way...

12 Jun 2020

4 post-lockdown vehicle safety tips
4 post-lockdown vehicle safety tipsArticle

As the lockdown eases, more South Africans are commuting to work, running errands and figuring out their new normal. This means more cars on the roads...

21 May 2020

How do I know if my shock absorbers are bad?
How do I know if my shock absorbers are bad?Article

Shock absorbers are designed to assist the driver in maintaining control of the car by keeping the tyres on the ground...

7 Jan 2020

5 Safety checks for your car this holiday season
5 Safety checks for your car this holiday seasonArticle

The end-of-year holidays mean long road trips for many South Africans...

9 Dec 2019

SA vehicle crime trends consistent
SA vehicle crime trends consistentArticle

The results of the quarterly Tracker Vehicle Crime Index reveal that vehicle theft and hijacking trends in South Africa are unchanged...

21 Oct 2019

Car seats should be a must
Car seats should be a mustArticle

Your child is by far the most precious cargo your vehicle will ever have to carry...

1 Oct 2019

Safeguard your vehicle from intense cold weather
Safeguard your vehicle from intense cold weatherArticle

In winter, the cold drives us into our cars. After all, who wants to brave public transport on chilly mornings when there is a car waiting in the garage. What is often not considered, is the impact that cold weather's in winter can have on our vehicles and your insurance policies...

23 Jul 2019

Don't skimp on tyres
Don't skimp on tyresArticle

With tough economic times, consumers are looking for ways to cut back on costs, but cutting back on car maintenance should not be an option...

25 Mar 2019

Too many lives lost on SA's roads over the Festive Season
Too many lives lost on SA's roads over the Festive SeasonArticle

The preliminary Festive Season Road Safety Report shows that 1,612 people lost their lives on the country's roads...

17 Jan 2019

How to stop your car from overheating
How to stop your car from overheatingArticle

It's inevitable that many motorists have to deal with a car overheating, but how do you stop it from occurring...

16 Jan 2019

How new cars are incorporating more safety features
How new cars are incorporating more safety featuresArticle

If it's been a while since the last time you've been car shopping, you may be in for a few pleasant surprises...

Trevor McDonald 6 Dec 2018

Is your AV causing more harm than good?
Is your AV causing more harm than good?Article

Reflecting on unrelenting cyber attacks, is it time to consider whether we are having the right kind of cybersecurity discussion?

12 Nov 2018

Periodic vehicle testing, inspection is vital
Periodic vehicle testing, inspection is vitalArticle

In Transport Month, we reflect that 983 lives were lost in 2017 due to crashes where vehicle factors were to blame, according to the Road Traffic Management Corporation's Road Fatality Report for 2017...

22 Oct 2018

Jaguar develops Audible Vehicle Alert System for I-Pace
Jaguar develops Audible Vehicle Alert System for I-PaceArticle

With no engine sound, the electric Jaguar I-Pace requires a new way to warn blind, visually impaired and other vulnerable road users...

12 Oct 2018

Know the critical safety components of your vehicle
Know the critical safety components of your vehicleArticle

Believe it or not, there are many safety critical components that make up your car and the maintenance of these has to be done...

1 Oct 2018

Navigate like a boss this rainy season
Navigate like a boss this rainy seasonArticle

As South Africans welcome the start of the warmer season, Spring also signals the start of the rainy season...

12 Sep 2018

Reduce road deaths - check your tyres today
Reduce road deaths - check your tyres todayArticle

There is a direct correlation between the condition of tyres and road deaths...

5 Sep 2018

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5 safety tips for female driversArticle

For female drivers, adjusting your car settings to support your height and weight can save your life...

16 Aug 2018

Child seats: Are you breaking the law?
Child seats: Are you breaking the law?Article

Less than 10% of South African families use child car seats. That's according to the AA. Parents and caretakers of infants should be aware that since May 2015, it is illegal to have a child under the age of three unrestrained in your vehicle...

Jason Snyman 20 Jun 2018

Are you driving a deathtrap on wheels?
Are you driving a deathtrap on wheels?Article

We have all seen the adverts and testing videos on TV with the crash test dummies and shuddered at the thought of that being us. The shocking fact is, cars that have not passed international safety tests are actually driving on SA roads...

Sherryn de Vos 30 May 2017

Volvo keeps building the world's safest cars
Volvo keeps building the world's safest carsArticle

...as if we didn't know this already. This announcement came just as the Volvo S90 was launching in SA at the end of January 2017...

Ané Theron 7 Feb 2017

Three safest cars tested by Euro NCAP are VolvosInBrief

The recent Volvo S90 and V90 results surpass the best overall score of any model tested in 2016 and now make Euro NCAP's top-3 best-ever performing cars all Volvos...

3 Feb 2017

Kuga recall and Mustang's 2-star crash test leaves Ford's reputation bruised
Kuga recall and Mustang's 2-star crash test leaves Ford's reputation bruisedArticle

While investigations continue into the Ford Kuga fires crisis, the company has now been dealt another blow...

Mark Smyth 26 Jan 2017

Tesla denies pressuring customers to hush up complaints
Tesla denies pressuring customers to hush up complaintsArticle

Tesla denied putting pressure on customers to stay quiet over problems in its luxury all-electric cars amid questions about the strength of the suspensions in the popular Model S...

13 Jun 2016

Honda recalls 2.2 million cars over airbag concerns
Honda recalls 2.2 million cars over airbag concernsArticle

Japanese carmaker Honda is recalling 2.23 million cars equipped with potentially defective airbags that could rupture, deepening the deadly scandal surrounding parts supplier Takata...

5 Feb 2016

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Volvo, Microsoft develop vehicle technologiesArticle

Volvo Cars and Microsoft have recently revealed how Microsoft HoloLens, the world's first fully untethered holographic computer, might be used in future to redefine how customers first encounter and explore a car...

27 Nov 2015

Car tech shows way to safety
Car tech shows way to safetyArticle

Two major global technology showcase events took place in the US recently, revealing impressive technology from the world's leading car manufacturers...

Chad Fichardt 20 Feb 2015

Keep valuables safe while shopping this week
Keep valuables safe while shopping this weekArticle

Shoppers must take steps to minimise their risks, as thieves and con artists come out in their numbers to relieve the unsuspecting and unaware of cash, cards and goods, during this week, as everyone rushes to finish last-minute purchases.

23 Dec 2013

Car Seats for Kids campaign launches today
Car Seats for Kids campaign launches todayArticle

94.7 Highveld Stereo, together with Imperial I-Pledge, has again launched the Car Seats for Kids campaign, during national transport month that starts 1 October.

1 Oct 2013

Festive season travel tips
Festive season travel tipsArticle

With an increase in vehicles on the road over the festive season safety, preparedness and common sense are the name of the game, especially when travelling long distances by car. This is according to Tempest Car Hire marketing director Janita Edwards, who offers some tips to those who are travelling over the festive season.

8 Dec 2009

C-Class Mercs get five-star awardArticle

Stuttgart – The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class saloons have all been awarded five stars following crash test assessments in the European NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) – making this one of the safest models on the road.

8 Jan 2008

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