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Screech! Crash! And the Five Steps that Follow

Statistics show that sooner or later, you will be involved in a car accident somewhere along the tapestry of South African roads. Although the odds can be predicted, the severity of the mishap and the type of accident cannot be predetermined. Whether it is a fender bender or a more severe collision, you can be prepared by ensuring that you are up-to-date with post-accident protocol. People are often shaken after an incident and unsure of what to do. Besides calling your insurance company, accid

Are Your Goods in Transit Insured?

Moving goods from point A to point B can sometimes be a risky task, especially considering all the possible hurdles and dangers that can exist. However, you can protect your goods and any financial loss that may occur by taking precautionary measures and business insurance that covers goods in transit. Risks that face goods in transit Theft of the vehicle: According to research by Business against Crime South Africa (BACSA), when it comes to vehicle crime there is a basic trend that has been s

What You Can Expect from South Africa's Roads

While the quality of certain South African roads may be questionable, our country actually has quite an advanced infrastructure. In fact, South Africa boasts almost 76 000 km of road, 10 000 km of which are highways and freeways. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect. The Types of Roads When driving in South Africa, you can expect to find 6 different types of roads. These include the following: Metropolitan Freeways: These are usually identified by the letter 'M'. National Highway Roads: T

Tips for Driving Long Distance

Most drivers will need to drive long distances from time to time, and just as any other time when you are travelling in a motor vehicle, there are certain safety measures and precautions to take into account to ensure that you arrive at your destination safely. Vehicle inspection This is crucial before you embark on your journey. Make sure that all of your vehicle's services are up to date, and you have your tires, shocks, brakes and windshield wipers checked. A vehicle that is less than roadwor

Hijacking and Smash-and-Grab Hotspots in Cape Town

News reports and statistics are quick to mention that the crime rates in South Africa have shown steady decline over the past year. Despite this, bits and bobs of information trickle through the media to reveal that car theft is higher than it has ever been. When it comes to protecting our assets, we rely on dependable insurance companies to cover our motor vehicles. However, a car insurance policy cannot prevent a hijacking incident from happening as statistics reveal that the probability of i

Don't Be a Victim of a Hijacking

South Africa is synonymous with crime - and car theft is one of the many incidents that rank highest across the country. When considering the probability of encountering a hijacking in South Africa, statistics prove that the chances are quite high. It is for this reason that many people place their trust in a reliable car insurance company that can provide steadfast vehicle insurance. Car insurance not only acts as a safety net for vehicle owners, it also guarantees a good night's sleep - the k

The Story Behind the MiWay eBook

Vehicle insurance can be a tricky business, especially when it comes to understanding the fine print. Annually, South Africans spend thousands of rands to ensure that their vehicles are covered for a number of risks and hazards. However, what happens when a car owner is faced with an incident that causes unnecessary confusion and anxiety? As a means of bridging the gap of uncertainty and understanding, MiWay decided to create an eBook that would comprehensively explain various elements of what i

Passenger Etiquette – Say No to Backseat Driving

Affordable insurance is your best ally on long distance car journeys, however, insurance coverage cannot control the passengers that are in your car. Passenger etiquette is not the first thing that we think of when we climb into a vehicle; however, it is something that we need to take into consideration to ensure a safe journey. Car trips encourage chitchat, blaring sing-a-long music and games that help when it comes to passing the time. As much fun as this all sounds, it can distract the driver

Driving Etiquette in South Africa

We have all been subjected to a less than pleasant driver at some point or another (for most of us, this happens every day!) and we are forced to wonder how that person actually got their driver's license and how any company out there would be willing to provide them with car insurance! But what if you ARE that driver? Here is a quick lesson that will help you to stay up to date with regards to driving etiquette in South Africa. Keep an acceptable following distance It has been proven that the n

6 Incredibly Strange Car Insurance Claims

For most people, submitting a car insurance claim is a simple and easy process. However, there are some instances when car insurance companies have received some unique and somewhat unbelievable claim requests. Here are a few that have been reported, believe them or not! You animal you! Imagine that you're a gardener who is innocently buying some plants at a nursery. You stroll along to your car and as you near it, you see a passing camel inexplicably jerk out its hind leg and kick your car! We

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