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Driving tips: Music in the car

The holiday season is around the corner and many of us will be driving to our destination. With music turned on, naturally. Listening to music in the car is a popular activity, but have you ever wondered how it affects your driving, and whether it …

Driving tips: towing a trailer

Please don't confuse towing a trailer with driving a car. They only seem the same. If you are preparing to tow a trailer or caravan, you need to make sure you know what you are doing. The first and most important step is to ensure that both the trailer …

Driving tips: the brakes

I hope you’ll never experience the heart-sinking sensation that grips you when you step on your brake pedal... and nothing happens. That’s when you learn to really appreciate your car’s braking system! The brakes are one of the most important parts of …

Driving tips: The windscreen basics

Modern windscreens have a twofold function: to ensure good visibility and to contribute to the vehicle’s overall strength and safety. From both points of view, it is essential to keep it in good condition. Here’s how:   Clean it. Light …

Driving tips: How to adjust side mirrors

The chances are, you adjust your side mirrors the way whoever taught you how to drive told you to do it, blissfully unaware of the controversy that has been raging through the motoring world ever since 1995. That is when George Platzer, an engineer from …

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 …

Driving tips: The importance of defensive 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 …

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 …