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Tips to prepare your vehicle for your holiday road trip

The festive season is finally upon us, and what a year it’s been. Thinking of heading down to the beach or taking a trip through the bush? No matter where you decide to spend your holiday this festive season, make sure your vehicle doesn’t let you down by doing some quick and simple checks before …..


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Don’t risk it – Keep your vehicle license renewed at all times

  The government has recently extended the grace period for renewing vehicle licenses to March 2022, prompting many drivers to delay their license renewals before the cut off date. This grace period has implications that can’t be overlooked, especially when your vehicle insurance is involved. What is an unlicensed vehicle? An unlicensed vehicle is when …..


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Don’t risk it. Don’t drive with your airbag light on.

There are a variety of different warning lights on the dashboard of a vehicle. You have probably already seen the airbag light illuminate without even realising it. For example, when you get into your vehicle and start up your engine. This is normal! However, if you notice that your airbag light stays on, once your …..


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6 ways you could be shortening the lifespan of your vehicle

As a vehicle owner, there are many factors to consider, which could have a drastic impact on the lifespan of your vehicle, which include, but are not limited to, improper maintenance and care. Here are some ways in which you could be shortening the lifespan of your vehicle:   Driving on damaged road surfaces: Unfortunately, …..


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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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