Motoring Advice

If you are heading to the coast or the bush thiThule Backup Trunks Easter holiday, you may already be worrying about how you are going to fit all of your luggage into your car. For most of the year, your little city run-around is the ideal vehicle, but when it comes to Easter and Christmas holidays, you find yourself wishing that you had something larger. As you squeeze into your hatchback with parcels around your ankles and barely an inch of rear view to be seen, you realise that this could ruin the vacay! Yes, it would be nice to have a large vehicle just for those long trips, but there are other solutions on the market. We rounded up a few of these: Single Cab bakkie Comparison The bakkie world remains famous for giving customers a variety of options to choose from when buying with that respective segment. Besides double cabs and single and half bakkies, single cabs have been dominating the roads as proper workhorses and they continue to offer unmatched levels of practicality.

Fuel-saving tips

With fuel prices at a record high, motorists are starting to panic. But why are we paying so much for petrol? According to Stats SA, there are up to 13 different charges in the petrol price, depending on the type of fuel and where you live. The price is made up of...

What cars are available between R4500 and R5000 per month?

If you have a car allowance and you are trying to find the best deal in a specific price range, it can be tricky. Your monthly instalments will always depend on how you structure your finance deal. If you are putting down a large deposit, you will have reduced monthly...
Additional Travel Storage

Additional Travel Storage

If you are heading to the coast or the bush thiThule Backup Trunks Easter holiday, you may already be worrying about how you are going to fit all of your luggage into your car. For most of the year, your little city run-around is the ideal vehicle, but when it comes to Easter and Christmas holidays, you find yourself wishing that you had something larger. As you squeeze into your hatchback with parcels around your ankles and barely an inch of rear view to be seen, you realise that this could ruin the vacay! Yes, it would be nice to have a large vehicle just for those long trips, but there are other solutions on the market. We rounded up a few of these:
Single Cab Bakkie Comparison

Single Cab Bakkie Comparison

Single Cab bakkie Comparison The bakkie world remains famous for giving customers a variety of options to choose from when buying with that respective segment. Besides double cabs and single and half bakkies, single cabs have been dominating the roads as proper workhorses and they continue to offer unmatched levels of practicality.
What is the ideal time to trade in your car

What is the ideal time to trade in your car

In most cases, as a vehicle owner, you will come to a point where you need to upgrade or downgrade your vehicle and just like the whole complex car buying process, changing cars is a complicated setup. The best thing to remember is that you are likely to trade your...

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Buying cars from auctions

Buying cars from auctions

Buying cars from auctions has always been the quickest way to vehicle ownership and while it looks easier and sometimes affordable, there are aspects one should familiarise themselves with before bidding.
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Buying your teen’s first car

Buying your teen’s first car

For most parents, safety and reliability are the two main goals. For their kids, looks and speed top the list. I surveyed 18 Johannesburg eighteen-year-olds and got some interesting results.
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Maintenance costs – Petrol vs diesel

Maintenance costs – Petrol vs diesel

Often sometimes we purchase a vehicle without fully investigating the cost implications of the type of car we're gunning for. It's one thing to be able to afford the monthly instalments, but will you be able to afford to keep the car in good running order throughout...

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What do cab-and-half bakkies really offer?  

What do cab-and-half bakkies really offer?  

While the bakkie manufacturers in South Africa are always at it every month about who sells how many units, the bakkie stable remains the most loved across the country.   Almost every marque that sells bakkies offers them in different body configurations...

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SUV vs Bakkie, which one to buy? 

SUV vs Bakkie, which one to buy? 

Both are brilliant offerings but they couldn’t be more different in how they go about their business or appeal to potential buyers. In a country where sedan sales have seen a significant decline over the past years, SUVs and Bakkies have gained notable popularity and...

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Should I trade in my car or sell it privately? 

Should I trade in my car or sell it privately? 

Selling your car privately instead of trading it in at a dealership can take expertise and time.  However, the upside is that your profit potential is higher. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons.  An investment of time, and maybe even some money, is...

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Ensuring safety on the road

Ensuring safety on the road

Staying safe on the road is every driver’s responsibility. There’s more to safety than obeying the road rules; making sure your car is in a safe and roadworthy condition plays a large role in protecting the safety of yourself, your passengers and other road users...

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Facelifts

Facelifts

You’ve probably heard of the term “facelift” before in the context of cars, this would likely have been when you were searching for your next vehicle. But what is a facelift or a facelifted car? When car manufacturers launch a new model, the vehicle usually has a...

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After warranty maintenance

After warranty maintenance

What is a Warranty? A warranty is provided by the manufacturer and gives the assurance that the manufacturer will repair or replace parts that fail prematurely - as long as it’s clear that there were no external factors at play. Warranties should not be confused with...

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