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Driving tips: How to change car cabin filter

Imagine this scenario: you are driving your car on a hot summer’s day. You reach for the air con button… and the very first blast makes your nose wrinkle in disgust.   That does not mean that it’s time to get a new car air freshener. It means …

Types of holiday accommodation

So, you’ve decided that, this year, you deserve to go on a holiday. Good decision! There’s nothing like a change of scenery to recharge your batteries.   If you have left booking the accommodation for too late – never fear! The offers on …

The right way to squat

Do you want strong, shapely legs and rounded, tight glutes? Squatting is the exercise every fitness guru will prescribe. But not just any type of squat: it is important to do it correctly.   Maintaining good form is crucial for any exercise. …

Best selling cars and fuel efficiency

Ten best selling passenger cars in April in South Africa are also among the most fuel efficient petrol-powered vehicles available on the local market.   As far as South African consumers are concerned, there is only one direction that petrol …

One Direction concert tickets

Unless you’ve been living in a very isolated place these last few months, you know that the newest wonder boy band is coming to South Africa.   One Direction will be performing in Johannesburg on 28 and 29 March at FNB Stadium and in Cape Town …

No driver in the car

The recent developments around driverless cars confirmed my worst suspicions: I was born too early. Just imagine. Several decades later (let’s not be too specific here), and I would not have had to endure the trauma of taking the driver’s licence …

Driving tips: How to change a flat tyre

Practically every woman driver knows what to do when a fellow motorist starts waving at her frantically, pointing to one of her tyres. Keeping her wits about her, she carefully pulls up at the nearest shoulder and phones her husband / boyfriend / best male …

Running, walking, or…

The other day, I was stunned to learn from a committed runner that she got sore from… walking. And when I say “committed”, I mean someone who gets up at four (in the morning!) to run around the neighbourhood and participates in Comrades Marathon and …

On fuel consumption

Have you noticed that your new car uses up more fuel than the manufacturer said it would? That does not mean that you are a bad driver. Motorists around the world know that the fuel consumption figures quoted by manufacturers usually (but not always) bear …

Row your boat

Even if all you can afford at the moment is a plastic tub with homemade paddles, it does not mean you cannot dream: one day…   While waiting for the day when you board your own yacht and sing the “all hands make sail, ahoy!’ (or similar) …