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Driving tips: The importance of defensive driving

Advanced Driving

  Why should all drivers learn defensive driving?     In South Africa, the number of vehicles on the roads increases each year. With so many people commuting every day, and with so many drivers driving recklessly and outright badly, it’s no wonder that our country has so many fatal  road accidents. By choosing to […]

Best selling cars and fuel efficiency

fuel consumption

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 prices take. Up. Yes, every now and then we get a respite in the form […]

10 things you should know before buying a used car

Buying a car is a big investment. It’s always good to remember that whilst you may save yourself a good chunk of cash by buying a used car, they also have their drawbacks, and you need to make sure you aren’t buying a lemon.   1. Who are you buying the car from? Sure, you […]

No driver in the car

self-driving 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 test.   The world of today is abuzz with driverless (also called autonomous, self-driving, […]

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 friend. Then she tries her best to look interested during […]

The Mercedes Benz CLA

It looks as though Mercedes-Benz is targeting the younger driver with plenty of money with their South African car models. Following on from the A-class hatchback and the CLS four-door coupé, the new CLA class combines elements of both.   The CLA range uses the same chassis and mechanicals as the A-class, but is inspired […]

Ideal cars for first time buyers

When you are in the market for a first car you have to consider a few things like cost, reliability and safety.   It is easy to get so excited and carried away that you forget these basics. You could even forget your living expenses. That is why it is always best to do more […]

Renault Clio Sport 200 EDC

  The new, fourth generation Renault Clio Sport 200 EDC is a combination of Renault’s thinking when it comes to comfort plus versatility and Renault Sport Technologies’ expertise forged in motor sport.   There are two models in the range: the LUX and CUP, and you have a choice of five body colours including the […]

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 no relation to the real world.   Fuel consumption figures […]

2013 Jozi motor show

The show is held from 18 to 27 October, and the visitors have a chance to see almost three hundred passenger vehicles.   Every other year, Johannesburg becomes the centre of the motoring world, showcasing the cars of today and the cars of tomorrow.   Not every well-known car manufacturer is present at the show. […]