Technical

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.

Transmission types and how they work

A vehicle is made up of complex parts that can be very difficult to understand and you probably have come across the term ‘transmission’. Every vehicle has a transmission that works together with the engine to propel the car forward or backwards through the selection...

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...

Petrol vs diesel, which one should you choose?

The petrol vs diesel debate has been a contentious topic for decades, and will likely continue until hybrid and electric vehicles dominate the motoring space. However, as things stand, consumers are divided and are either pro petrol or pro diesel. If you're having a...
Is SA ready for electric vehicles?

Is SA ready for electric vehicles?

With fuel prices at an all-time high, we're all looking at ways to reduce our fuel consumption and spend less on this expensive and unsustainable energy source. There's no guarantee that we'll see a significant reduction in the price of fuel anytime soon, and the one...

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Should I use 93 or 95 octane fuel?

Should I use 93 or 95 octane fuel?

At some point in your life, you've probably wondered whether you should use 93 or 95 octane fuel in your car, but ended up sticking to the one you're used to just to be safe. In this article, we're going to debunk some of the myths between these two fuel grades, as...

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Porsche’s boxer (flat) engine explained

Porsche’s boxer (flat) engine explained

Porsche has mastered the art of creating exciting, road-hugging sports cars, and nothing drives quite like flat engined Porsche. With most of their product lineup being performance cars, the boxer engine is widely used on most of Porsche's vehicles. But why...

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