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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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …