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What to Do When Your Car Catches Fire

What to Do When Your Car Catches Fire

Insured or not, watching your vehicle burn by the side of the road is an experience you don’t want to go through. A vehicle fire poses a serious danger to you and your passengers. To protect yourself and your occupants, here are things to remember when your car catches a fire: Watch For Potential Warning Signs  While some car fires occur in collisions, they are more often caused by problems with a vehicle’s electrical or fuel system. In between mechanic visits, look for these potential warning signs: Fuses that blow repeatedly Spilled oil under the hood left over from an oil change Oil or other fluid leaks under the vehicle Cracked or loose wiring, or wiring with exposed metal Very loud sounds from the exhaust system Rapid changes in fuel level, oil levels, or engine temperature A missing cap from the oil filler Broken or loose hoses How To React If you notice the smoke or fire while your vehicle is moving, signal and pull over to the side of the road. It is important to remain calm—but act quickly. Make sure to turn off the ignition, this will stop the electric current and flow of fuel. If the vehicle is on fire, move away from the burning vehicle. Call emergency services from a safe distance. Be cautious of putting the fire out yourself. There is always a risk of an explosion and toxic fumes coming from the car. Get as far away from the vehicle as you can (at least 150 feet), but make sure the area you move to is safe and secure. Warn onlookers and others... read more
Warning Signs When Selling a Car

Warning Signs When Selling a Car

Selling a car is a wonderful experience but it has also become a feeding ground for scammers. Keep these tips for personal safety and fraud prevention in mind before you begin to receive calls from potential buyers. Profile the buyer Before you agree to show your car or truck in person, you’ll want to screen potential buyers over the phone. This will help to gauge the buyer’s intentions and alert you to any possible warning signs. Keep the following in mind: Trust your gut. While you’re asking questions, if something seems suspicious, it probably is. Instead of pushing for a quick sale, it’s often better to wait until you find a buyer that you can trust to ensure a smooth transaction. Only offer a test drive after you’ve had a phone conversation. This will not only let you get the basics from the buyer—such as a phone number, name, and address—but you’ll also be able to gauge their interest. If the buyer rubs you the wrong way or sounds like a person whom you’d rather not deal with, it’s okay to walk away. Be cautious with aggressive buyers. If during the initial phone call the buyer begins to try negotiating before the car is seen, it might be best to turn him or her down. While it’s possible they could be a professional buyer looking to resell for profit, it’s best to avoid these situations all together. If you agree to a test drive, get the buyer’s details. Asking who will be coming for the test drive is an important step for personal safety. If it’s not the person... read more

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What to Do When Your Car Catches Fire

Insured or not, watching your vehicle burn by the side of the road is an experience you don’t want to go through. A vehicle fire poses a serious danger to you and your passengers. To protect yourself and your occupants, here are things to remember when your car catches a fire: Watch For Potential Warning Signs  While some car fires occur in collisions, they are more often caused by problems with a vehicle’s electrical or fuel system. In between mechanic visits, look for these potential warning signs: Fuses that blow repeatedly Spilled oil under the hood left over from an oil change Oil or other fluid leaks under the vehicle Cracked or loose wiring, or wiring with exposed metal Very loud sounds from the exhaust system Rapid changes in fuel level, oil levels, or engine temperature A missing cap from the oil filler Broken or loose hoses How To React If you notice the smoke or fire while your vehicle is moving, signal and pull over to the side of the road. It is important to remain calm—but act quickly. Make sure to turn off the ignition, this will stop the electric current and flow of fuel. If the vehicle is on fire, move away from the burning vehicle. Call emergency services from a safe distance. Be cautious of putting the fire out yourself. There is always a risk of an explosion and toxic fumes coming from the car. Get as far away from the vehicle as you can (at least 150 feet), but make sure the area you move to is safe and secure. Warn onlookers and others... read more

Warning Signs When Selling a Car

Selling a car is a wonderful experience but it has also become a feeding ground for scammers. Keep these tips for personal safety and fraud prevention in mind before you begin to receive calls from potential buyers. Profile the buyer Before you agree to show your car or truck in person, you’ll want to screen potential buyers over the phone. This will help to gauge the buyer’s intentions and alert you to any possible warning signs. Keep the following in mind: Trust your gut. While you’re asking questions, if something seems suspicious, it probably is. Instead of pushing for a quick sale, it’s often better to wait until you find a buyer that you can trust to ensure a smooth transaction. Only offer a test drive after you’ve had a phone conversation. This will not only let you get the basics from the buyer—such as a phone number, name, and address—but you’ll also be able to gauge their interest. If the buyer rubs you the wrong way or sounds like a person whom you’d rather not deal with, it’s okay to walk away. Be cautious with aggressive buyers. If during the initial phone call the buyer begins to try negotiating before the car is seen, it might be best to turn him or her down. While it’s possible they could be a professional buyer looking to resell for profit, it’s best to avoid these situations all together. If you agree to a test drive, get the buyer’s details. Asking who will be coming for the test drive is an important step for personal safety. If it’s not the person... read more

Mercedes-AMG E63 S at your doorstep

Good news for all Mercedes lovers now is the time to get your dream car. The Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4MATIC+ is due to arrive in South Africa in July 2017. Order books for the potent new model are now available to order through showrooms in South Africa. The AMG Performance 4 Matic+ all-wheel drive is a completely new development combining various drive configurations in one. The E63 S 4Matic+ achieves a new peak power of 450kW. This makes the V8 the most powerful engine to have ever been installed in an E-Class. Mercedes acknowledges the AMG cylinder management intelligent cylinder shut-off system which increased the efficiency of the engine significantly. This E63 S will feature four-wheel drive for the first time in the car’s lineage. As Mercedes says: “This new executive sedan achieves a new best value in its class.” The enormous power is transferred to the tar through all-wheel drive, said to be a completely new development that combines the advantages of various drive configurations: torque distribution to the two axles is, the automaker says, fully variable for the first time. The new generation of the E63 S 4Matic+, Mercedes-AMG aims to take the driving limits of the performance sedan to a completely new level. The vehicle’s beating heart is a powerful 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine. Merc says torque distribution on the front and rear axles are fully variable for the first time, providing optimum traction in all conditions. The automaker also claims that this setup ensures optimum traction, whatever the road conditions. By accelerating from 0 to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds, the new executive sedan is also... read more

Exciting Cars Coming to South Africa in 2017

2017 promises to be an exciting year for the South African new vehicle market. Take a look at what’s coming your way: Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV Stelvio looks credible, it shares power plants with the forthcoming Giulia sedan and the range kicks off with a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine. The headline act in the range in the Quadrifoglio model which boasts the same twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 as the sedan and that will be taking the fight straight to the Porsche Macan, upcoming Jaguar F-Pace SVR and Audi SQ5. The cabin is not too dissimilar to that of the Giulia sedan. There’s a tidy 7-inch display screen nestled between the rev counter and speedometer, the latter going all the way to 320 kph in the Quadrifoglio derivative. The standard Stelvio has a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the fascia, while the Ti and Quadrifoglio have the expanded 8.8-inch unit. It will reach the first customers in the middle of 2017. Also to come: Alfa Romeo Giulia Audi Audi R8 Spyder V10 The Spyder version will arrive in South Africa around the second quarter of 2017 and although it will initially only be offered with the 397 kW/540 Nm 5.2-litre V10, which is mated with a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and revs sonorously to its 7 800 rev limit. The new R8 Spyder V10 is 14 mm shorter, but 36 mm wider than its predecessor and has a dry weight of 1 612 kg courtesy of its Audi Space Frame (ASF), which combines aluminum components (79.6%) with structurally integrated carbon-fibre reinforced polymer. According to Audi, the R8 Spyder V10... read more

Make a trip to Kia Original Edenvale

Looking for a certified, pre-owned, or used car in Gauteng? Kia Original Edenvale is the car dealership that has a variety of pre-owned vehicle selection you have been looking for. If you value low prices and variety of high-quality vehicles, Kia Original Edenvale is the first and last place you will need to shop for a used car by Kia in the East Rand.  Kia Original Edenvale has come a long way to legitimize and improve the second hand trade. Kia Original Edenvale has a wide range of used cars for sale. All used Kia vehicles are certified under the Kia Original Selection brand. Demo Kia vehicles are also available for sale. You can fully enjoy the inherent joy of buying a used car without anything getting in the way. When you visit Kia Original Edenvale dealership the customers’ satisfaction is the primary concern. In order for our dealership to be recognized as the most professional service orientated  we  provide  value for money, engage in transparency and building lasting customer relationships The team at Kia Edenvale is proud to serve the Gauteng community with Kia cars and would like to have the chance to earn your business.  We are ready to assist you and can easily be contacted by phone.  Kia’s vision is to create a dealership where people aspire to work at. At Kia Edenvale you can choose from all Kia models including the Kia Sportage, Kia Rio Sedan, Kia Cerato and Kia Picanto amongst others.  At Kia Edenvale dealership we strive to bring you low prices and reliable used cars. If you buy a Kia Original car... read more

Cross between Rambo and Jiminy Cricket.

Suzuki’s Kei Car Jimny 4×4 The Jimny’s compact boxy frame is both rigid and retro looking in design. First introduced in 1970 – it is one of Suzuki’s ultimate success stories. The Jimny still possesses some of its military intended features or antics – tough, versatile and capable of tackling any off-road situation. In the same way you cannot choose your parents, a car cannot choose its engine – because if the Jimny had a choice or a voice, he would want a bigger engine. With its 63kw, 1.3L, i4 engine – and low on power. It comes as no surprise that the Jimny is a boring car to drive on the road. A mere 110nm of torque, the analoque  4-speed auto-transmission sufficiently gets the power down but after a while, the driving experience becomes a rendition of the Little Engine That Could – retitled as The little Jimny That Could. While still happily plodding along in and around suburbia. I would suggest opting for the manual version, which is also R18K cheaper than the R274 900 automatic variant. Nonetheless, its place of happiness is muddy terrain, sand, and gravel inclines, provided for at a nearby abandoned construction site. After all that is why it comes standard with a low range transfer box and a locking-differential – so it is not a soft roader and it is not for softies. Slightly longer than a Fiat 500, it is capable of doing almost anything a long wheelbase 4×4 can do and features a wading depth of 650mm. The Jimny is quite lofty: a 190mm ground clearance, 1600mm width and a... read more