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6 ways to manage your new year budget

Getting into the habit of budgeting, or even working out a new budget, does not go without a pinch. This is especially harder at the beginning of the year, but with the right tools and attitude you will be well on your way to a stress-free financial journey. Get on your way to saving with these tips: Lessen your driving tripsA full tank of petrol can go a long way and last you a little longer than usual if used wisely. Spend less time on the road driving and where possible, opt to take a walk

Be aware - stay alive!

Being aware of your surroundings means that you will always be more prepared to tackle a situation, should an uncomfortable - or even dangerous - one arise. Here are some reminders of how to stay aware: Stay on the lookout for suspicious activities around you. Keep your car locked at all times. Stash all your valuables in the boot or cubbyhole of your car - otherwise you're essentially displaying them to potential criminals. Even a jacket left on your passenger seat poses a temptation. While d

How to choose sunglasses that will improve your driving

One of the easiest things to do to update your style is to pick out a pair of sunglasses - one perfect fit and you're ready to hit the streets with your fresh style! However, did you know that picking the right pair of sun glasses doesn't only protect your eyes from harmful UV rays but can even improve your driving experience! Sunglasses can both enhance your vision and assist with protecting you, the driver from extreme brightness which may distract you and result in an accident. Seeing the w

Being prepared for a home invasion

An invasion into your home is not something you can predict - but you and your family need to be prepared for such a situation. Here are ways to protect your home and family from invaders. Get a dogDogs have been known to intimidate people, especially home invaders - who would want to enter a home with a barking, snarling dog? If you cannot afford any electronical protective systems, you can always get yourself a dog but remember to train it so it does not accept food from strangers to avoid g

Secure your home while on holiday

It's that time of the year when many of us are leaving our homes for a few days for some much needed rest. With the spike in the crime rate at this time of the year, one needs to take extra precaution when heading off on holiday. Unoccupied homes are an easier target and fall victim to break-ins; but there are a few tricks to make your home less of a target this festive season. Protect your home with these tricks while on holiday: Fake it till you return Having people think you're home when you

Roadblocks are a reality this Festive Season

The festive season is filled with joy and excitement, it is also filled with more reckless behaviour and roadblocks. Whether you're quickly driving out to the mall or driving back from a night out, there's a higher chance of bumping into "metros" at this time of the year. As much as they may seem like an inconvenience, roadblocks are enforced to ensure safe roads for all road users. Here are 5 tips to help you get through a roadblock: Follow instructions Be attentive and follow instructions giv

All packed and ready? Make sure you're covered!

Good sing-along music, 'Padkos', great company and long scenic drives - it's that time of the year again where we get to hit the road with loved ones. During this festive season, the last thing you want to be dealing with is road trip blues due to sudden car trouble. So, before you head off on your epic road trip, be sure to give your car a full pre-trip inspection and check in with your insurance provider - doing this could save you from unnecessary financial frustrations. If you're not so sur

Life after pimping your car out

Gone are the days when car modifications were a thing done by petrol heads only. The thought of switching a few things up to match our cars to our personality, is one most of us have at one point or another. Getting your car modified could sound very tempting, especially when you have the resources to do so. There can often be grey areas about what is actually classified as modification and whether or not your insurer needs to know. A modification to your car can be classified as any alteration

Can your car battery handle the heat?

As hard as it may be to believe, high temperatures do pose a threat to your car battery. The heat causes the battery fluid to evaporate, resulting in damage to the internal structures of your car battery. Extreme heat, like 35°C, combined with high temperatures under the bonnet, accelerates corrosion of car batteries. So, if you're feeling the heat this summer, spare a moment to consider what your car's battery could be going through. Here are some tips to help your car battery handle the h

Four ways to save on your business's fuel costs

Fuel prices make us all nervous, and fuel consumption is an increasing issue for drivers and fleet owners to understand. Even if you're running a fleet of one handyman vehicle, fuel is a major business expense. These four simple tips will help fleet-owners and busy consumers alike to save cash - and protect business profits: Stay on top of your maintenance. Stick to your vehicle's recommended maintenance cycle to ensure that your engine is working optimally. Regular maintenance means that mino

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