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6 ways to kick-start a fuel-efficient lifestyle

Saving a few extra bucks is something that will never get old - who wouldn't want to have some spare cash with less effort? When it comes to fuel, you cannot simply depend on a price decrease to save you money. Here are a few ways you can drive your way to fuel efficiency - and save: Plan your trips and drive with a purpose. Where possible, plan and combine your trips to cover as many errands in fewer areas and stops as possible. This will help you avoid making too many stops where you have to

Look out! What to watch out for when renting a new home

Moving into a new place is an exciting change that can often come with its own challenges. Finding the right property to call "home" is a decision not to be taken lightly. It is advisable to create an inspection checklist to help you find the right place for your next move. Here's our suggested checklist to get you started: Consider the area It's essential to consider the type of area you're moving into and to do some research before making your final decision. Consider things such as proximit

6 Ways to save on car insurance

When it comes to owning a car, comprehensive car insurance is a must! This is a necessary expense that will not only cover you for minor accidental damage, but could also be a relief financially should you find yourself in a major accident. The financial drain of paying for insurance monthly may seem overwhelming, however, there are ways to lessen the blow. Here are great ways to save on your car insurance: CompareBefore making that switch or accepting your new cover with an insurer, you may w

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

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