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Buying car parts online

car repairs

Buyers are increasingly realising greater convenience and cost savings when buying new auto spares on websites such as bidorbuy.co.za.

Driving tips: Music in the car

driving

Listening to music in the car is a popular activity, but have you ever wondered how it affects your driving, and whether it affects it at all?

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 and tow vehicle are properly rated […]

Driving tips: the brakes

car brakes

The brakes are one of the most important parts of your car, but not all drivers know how to care for them or how to troubleshoot problems.

Driving tips: The windscreen basics

windscreen

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. Read on to find out how.

Driving tips: How to change car cabin filter

driving car

There is an important health-related aspect to knowing how to change a cabin air filter.

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 […]