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Don’t risk it – rather replace your cracked or chipped windscreen

Windscreens are designed to ensure the safety of the vehicle’s occupants. A windscreen consists of two layers of glass that are laminated together. If one layer of glass breaks, the laminate and the inside layer of glass hold the windscreen together, keeping pieces of glass from injuring occupants of the car. In certain cases, extreme …..


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Your tyre markings – what do they have to say for themselves

Ever wondered what those mysterious numbers and letters on the side of your vehicle’s tyres are all about? Or, more importantly, what do they mean? Tyres are an essential part of your vehicle. They are the only material that connects your vehicle to the road surface. On the side of your tyre, there will be …..


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How to avoid becoming a victim of remote jamming

Unfortunately, remote jamming is a common occurrence in South Africa. There is no way to guarantee that you’ll never experience this, well there are specific precautions you can take to minimize the risk. What is remote jamming? Remote jamming occurs when a device interferes with your vehicle’s remote locking system, thus preventing your vehicle from …..


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How to wear your seatbelt correctly while pregnant

The three-point seatbelt has saved many lives. But many road users can still be confused when it comes to wearing a seatbelt correctly whilst pregnant, with the biggest worry being that a seatbelt can harm their baby. Pregnant women should use a seatbelt at all times, right up until your baby’s birth. There is a …..


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I have had an accident—now what?

Being involved in a vehicle accident is incredibly stressful. Unfortunately, accidents are an everyday occurrence on our roads. Feeling shaken is a typical reaction, when being involved in any type of accident, and this can often leave you dazed, confused and anxious – and unable to focus. It is imperative that you try to remain …..


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Why it’s important to keep your policy documentation updated

Insurance gives you the peace of mind, that in the unfortunate event that you need to claim, you can call on the services of your insurance broker to assist you with your claims process. That is why keeping your policy documents updated is important. It plays a vital role in ensuring that you get the …..


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Listening to music while driving – hidden dangers!

Music and driving go hand in hand – from planning that playlist for long road trips to cranking up the volume when the deejay plays your favourite song as you head home! Music makes our commutes so much more bearable. Beware though, as this simple pleasure can be very distracting. Make sure that music adds …..


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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

During the month of April, several organisations unite with the same mission in mind, to encourage everyone to drive with focus and to reach their destination safely. Distracted Driving Awareness Month puts safety first and text messages, arriving on time, and friends under the influence in the back seat. South Africa has recently adopted a …..


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Show Your car some love this Valentine’s Day!

Every day your car takes you to work, and back home again. It never complains and, while it may not be the newest kid on the block, it starts up every time you ask it to … Talk about unconditional love! Do you ever take the time to show it a little appreciation? Well, with …..


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7 tips to save on fuel spend after the petrol price increase

As South Africa prepares for another fuel-price hike, we thought we should share with you, tips that you can use to help reduce your fuel spend. Here are seven tips you can use to save petrol: Slowing down to 110 km/hour (from 120km/hour) could save you up to 25% on your fuel consumption; driving at …..


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What your tyres tell you

Your tyres are your car’s only connection to the road. They are often overlooked as safety items, but sometimes they’re the first place where a problem could appear. Knowing how to read your tyres, is an important part of keeping your car running as smoothly as possible. Here are a few tips you can use …..


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Plan a stress-free road trip this Festive Season

When the festive season comes, we cannot wait to take time off and hit the beaches or head out on a safari, and with the year we have had, a little fun and relaxation is well deserved. The excitement of enjoying a nice relaxing couple of days can however be dampened by the thought of …..


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