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The beginner's guide to buying a scooter

Riding a scooter is a great way to cut down on fuel costs and get around traffic congestion, plus it's eco-friendly! Scooter styles and choices are endless and it comes down to personal preference. If you are thinking about getting a scooter, here are some pointers to help you out. Before you go scooter shopping, see if you can take a friend's scooter for a test ride to see if it's something you enjoy. Fortunately, scooters are easier to ride than motorbikes, but they are also slower and don'

How to dispose of your old appliances

As the rate of technology continues to grow at a rapid pace, electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) is now one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. To make matters worse, some e-waste components contain hazardous materials electronics and gases, including mercury, which can damage the environment. What is e-waste? E-Waste is the term used for electronic goods that came to the end of their lives. Examples of e-waste include: batteries, computer equipment, cell-phones, cameras, s

A Dummy's Guide to Owning a Car

Taking out your first car insurance policy can be overwhelming - industry jargon, legal requirements as well as terms and conditions may confuse you. Never fear, though! Take a look through MiWay's new eBook - "The Dummy's Guide to Owning a Car" - which focuses on things you need to know about car maintenance, safety, guidance on purchasing car insurance - as well as interesting facts about South African drivers. The excitement of buying your very first car shouldn't be dampened by the legalitie

How to survive load shedding - Part 2

In Part 1 on How to survive load shedding, we looked at ways to cope during load shedding. In the second part of this series, we would like to share some home security tips that will hopefully keep you safe during load shedding. Home security Alarm Batteries: Ensure that you have a sufficiently sized back up battery on your alarm system, to ensure uninterrupted power to your security system during an outage. Have your alarm battery checked yearly as part of the regular maintenance on your home s

How to survive load shedding - Part 1

Power outages can be a real pain, but it doesn't have to be boring. A little preparation and forward thinking you can make it easier to cope while you wait for the lights to turn back on. What to do during a power cut Lighting: Make sure you have a few torches or lanterns ready to light up the house and ensure that you have a sufficient supply of batteries on hand. Have a few candles and other alternative lights ready in case your torch batteries run out. Gas for cooking: Get a small LP gas st

How to create a household inventory

Here's a simple question: do you know how many belongings you have? Chances are very good that the answer is 'no', as a mental record of every item within your household would require sublime cognitive skills. After all, remembering every piece of furniture, every painting, clothing item, electronic devices, sporting goods and general knick knacks is a very big ask. Remembering the price or value of those goods is a step even further! However, should you be burgled or your house catch fire, re

MiWay's Top 5 Boat Chase Scenes

If you're an action junkie, few things come close to the thrill of a good boat chase scene at the cinema. Although cars normally take the limelight, here are boats in hot pursuit of one another! James Bond - The World Is Not Enough (1999) Face/Off (1997) 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) Puppet on a Chain (1971) Live and Let Die (1974) With MiWay's watercraft insurance, you can get cover for your motorboat, ski boat or wet bike which consists of the hull, motors, machinery equipment and s

Top 5 car seat safety tips

Kids are going to fall, crash, slip and tumble. It's all part of being a child and we wouldn't want it any other way, right? There are little things that we can do to ensure that children avoid the more serious injuries that can lead to disabilities and even death. And while most of us recognise that child restraints are there to provide protection in a car crash and increase safety, do we all know how to use them properly? Remember, seats are categorised by weight. Know your child's weight befo

Top tips for a smooth back-to-school experience

After long carefree days in the sun - the holidays are over and a new school term begins. For parents, this means facing up to the challenges of getting kids ready; sports and extra-curricular activities planned; and homework schedules sorted. With a little organisation before that first day arrives, you can get your household in order and rearing to go rather than reacting to a muddle. Here are some ideas to make the start of the year a comfortable one: Ease into the routine Holidays mean aban

Warning: Never leave kids or pets in the car

Parking outside turns the interior of your car into an oven in just a few minutes as the temperature steadily rises. No matter the circumstance, it is never safe to leave your child or pet in the car, even for a few minutes. A lot of people are under the misconception that the exterior colour of the car is the biggest factor in determining how fast the car will heat up, but it is actually the colour of the car's interior that is the determining factor - cars with dark interiors, including dashb

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