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Planning a Road Trip? Is Your Car Insurance in Order?

If you're planning an epic road trip, the last thing that you want to deal with is car trouble. Not only can it bring your trip to a grinding halt, it can leave a substantially deep dent in your wallet. Before you embark on your journey, perform a full vehicle check and ensure that your car insurance is in order. If you're feeling stumped on how to ensure that your car is road trip-ready, here are a handful of guidelines: Run a Complete Technical and Mechanical Inspection There are few things t

10 Ways to Live a Greener Life

Going green isn't as tough as you think. Slowly make the switch with these easy steps: Recycle This may seem like a no-brainer, but by making recycling a priority, you can help cut down on what ends up in landfills. Make this easy by creating a recycling station in your home and teach the kids how to recycle. Look for energy efficiencyWhen buying new appliances, make sure that these are energy efficient - look at the energy label to determine how efficient the appliance is. Use Compact Fluor

7 Tips for Storing Your Watercraft

After a fun-filled weekend soaking up the sun and enjoying the open water, it's time to put your watercraft away until your next adventure. Remember, your jet skis and boats require maintenance, so that they will last longer. Here are some simple tips on how to store your watercraft: Read your manual for specific on care instructions for your make and model. It may also have tips on how to store your water craft. Thoroughly clean your boat before storing it; this will prevent mould and mildew f

Defensive Driving 101

The biggest cause of road accidents in South Africa is driver error. By that, we are not talking about just honest mistakes or an error in judgement, but also driver recklessness, inattention and many other factors. Defensive driving means being both aware and ready for whatever happens - in other words, being cautious, yet ready to take action and not put our fate in the hands of other drivers. What is Defensive Driving? According to Arrive Alive, "defensive driving is the practice of maintain

5 of the World's Most Famous Cars from Movies and Series

These five world-famous cars from celluloid history made most of us dream, hope and pray that we'd grow up one day to become the leads in these movies and shows that featured them. These days, being Michael Knight or Magnum, P.I. isn't really what anybody dreams about anymore, but those cars still look pretty good, don't they? Here are 5 of the world's most famous cars: James Bond's DB5. If ever there was an Aston Martin that everyone wanted to drive, it's James Bond's DB5. This silver beauty w

MiWay releases eBook for first-time car owners

MiWay has released a new eBook which provides insights into the responsibilities and obligations which come with car ownership in South Africa, including how to buy appropriate insurance cover. Johannesburg, South Africa - Innovative short term insurer MiWay has introduced a free eBook which provides guidance for first time car owners. Focusing on the responsibilities and obligations inherent to owning a vehicle, MiWay's 'A Dummy's Guide to Owning a Car' offers sections which include general saf

Sharing the road with cyclists

Cycling is the fastest-growing sport in South Africa, to a point where it is sometimes referred to as 'the new golf'. As we see more cyclists on our roads, it is important to remember that cyclists are legitimate road users and have the right to be treated courtesy and care. In light of this, we here are some tips on how to share the road with cyclists: When driving, give as much room as possible when over-taking a rider. They may have to move out of line to avoid hazards like drains, potholes

Home Maintenance: Top Tips

Home maintenance is one of those things that we often put off until the last minute. However, if you're not careful, what could have been a small fix could turn into large and costly repairs. To avoid future headaches and expenses, it is vital to keep up with regular home maintenance tasks. Below are some basic home maintenance tips. Kitchen and bathrooms Replace or clean the grout between bathroom tiles. If your grout is intact but dirty, or has mould and mildew growing on it, you may be able

5 Stunning Photos That Will Make You Want to Go Camping Right Now

For some, the idea of 'roughing it' in the great outdoors is out of the question - but even if you are one of those people that are put off by the mere thought of camping - these 5 pics will change your mind. Golden Gate National Park, Free StateImage Source Kromrivier Cederberg Park, Western CapeImage source St Francis Bay, Eastern CapeImage source Stormsriver Mouth campsite, Garden Route National Park, Eastern CapeImage source Coffee Bay, Eastern CapeImage source If you feel inspir

Hijacking and Smash-and-Grab Hotspots in Gauteng

Crime is a major concern for most South Africans, and vehicle theft is often associated with high levels of violence. In light of this, we'd like to offer the best possible advice on where to keep your eyes open during your travels in Gauteng. With that said, you are urged to you exercise caution whenever you are driving. The following points are considered to be hijacking hotspots in Gauteng, as supplied by eBlockwatch and SAPS. Johannesburg The William Nicol Drive offramp from the N1 from th

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