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Don’t just accept the value of your car on face value.

Published on: 01 September 2017
Don’t just accept the value of your car on face value.

When buying a car, one of the first and most important things you look at is the value or worth – can you afford to incur the cost of your new set of wheels? The next step would be getting your car insured, and again the value of your car will come into question. This underlines the importance of understanding the value of your car – not just when buying or selling it, but also when insuring...

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01 September 2017

Is your tracking company tracking you correctly?

Published on: 29 August 2017
Is your tracking company tracking you correctly?

If you have been quoted for car insurance, you may have encountered the famous question about a tracking device. Often, insurance companies may require a tracking device to be installed in your vehicle in order to provide you with adequate cover for theft. With the latest technology, tracking devices have not only a risk management tool, but can even provide an emergency alert to your insurer in...

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29 August 2017

Tread carefully: Tyre safety maintenance tips

Published on: 27 June 2017
Tread carefully: Tyre safety maintenance tips

As a motorist, you face daily struggles as you journey off to your destination - reckless drivers, annoying traffic and widespread potholes are some of the most common ones. The last thing you want to be dealing with on your way to work or an important appointment is a burst or flat tyre – even more frustrating during the cold winter days. A worn or flat tyre not only causes unnecessary delays,...

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27 June 2017

Six tips to keep your car going through the winter chill

Published on: 14 June 2017
Six tips to keep your car going through the winter chill

As the days get colder and you add on the layers to keep you warm, have you considered whether your car may need extra maintenance to get through the winter? Keep toasty and get your car properly equipped to deal with the wintery weather: Is your windscreen often frosty or foggy in the mornings, making it difficult to see? Before you drive off, use the defog setting from the inside of your car...

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14 June 2017

Here’s how to avoid the border-crossing blues

Published on: 06 April 2017
Here’s how to avoid the border-crossing blues

The April holidays are nearly upon us, and soon our roads will be filled with vehicles packed with families or friends rushing to make their way to various destinations. If you will be travelling out of the country, keep in mind that the borders will be just as busy as to roads leading to them. Getting through border gates can be a stressful part of your travel - even more so if you don’t...

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06 April 2017

Here’s what happens when a tourist drives into your car

Published on: 23 February 2017
Here’s what happens when a tourist drives into your car

Driving in Mzansi is not for the faint-hearted - now can you imagine a driver who is a tourist in South Africa having to adjust to our roads? It’s not always an obvious thing, but very often we are sharing our roads with tourists who experience driving very differently to us in their respective country. There are a number of accident cases daily, some of which may involve drivers that are not...

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23 February 2017

Balloon payments: don’t get carried away…

Published on: 20 February 2017
Balloon payments: don’t get carried away…

So you’ve decided that it’s time you got your own 4-wheeled baby or upgraded your current one to something better… you know what you want and nobody can stop you, right? Well when it comes to buying a car, there are a number of different factors to consider – one of the biggest being finances. It is very important to think about affordability when buying a car, which includes...

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20 February 2017

Cheap isn’t always (good) enough…

Published on: 19 January 2017

With January being the month where there is more month left at the end of our money, many of us are on the hunt for bargains and ways of cutting costs where we can. Often times we make the mistake of cutting corners where we shouldn’t – and end up in a pickle when the times comes to get real value for money. We all want affordable things, more so if it’s cheap – but is cheap...

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19 January 2017

7 ways the environment can damage your car

Published on: 22 December 2016

Our 4-wheeled babies are so much a part of our lives – they not only go where we go, they take us there comfortably and conveniently. Very often we hear about how cars have a negative impact on the environment and the dangers that come from the effects of riding around from place to place - it’s not often you hear someone talking about the side of the story – how the environment...

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22 December 2016

Shine on! 3 ways to light up the road

Published on: 29 November 2016

These days, most cars come standard with halogen headlights, but innovative lighting technology for vehicles now allows car owners the choice of better tech for headlights – this means efficiency, better lifespan and obviously well-lit driving in whatever weather condition you find yourself driving in! Here are three lighting options to help you decide how you’d like to light up the...

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29 November 2016

After the flood: was your car affected?

Published on: 15 November 2016

The last few days have left us with a couple of spine chilling and fear provoking images from those affected by the floods. Some have been more impacted than others when it comes to damage. If you unfortunately found yourself amidst the floods but fortunately managed to weather through to safety with your car still intact, these 'after the storm' tips could come in handy when assessing the extent...

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15 November 2016

How to avoid buying a water-damaged car

Published on: 04 November 2016

We welcome the rain filling up our dams and reservoirs, especially with the current water restrictions – however, we can’t ignore the damage that can be caused by storms and floods. Flood water can potentially cause severe damage to our cars that is often hard to spot once the car has dried. If you’re on the market for a second-hand car, you definitely don’t want to be buying...

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04 November 2016

Maintenance plans vs Service plans… what’s the difference?

Published on: 01 November 2016

With the holiday season fast approaching, we can already smell the road trip moments to the coast or the bergs.! The seats have already been “shot-gunned” and playlists are waiting to be loaded; but before we can get the journey started, we need to consider the actual thing that will be getting us there – the car. When was your last maintenance or service check? Now we know that...

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01 November 2016

Is bigger always better?

Published on: 10 October 2016

Chicken or beef?... Or more appropriate… Diesel or petrol? When it comes to cars, we can’t ignore engine size and fuel type, as they are an important part of deciding what type of car to go for. When considering this, you’re not just considering the effects on your pocket, but also the environmental impact. Car manufacturers are becoming more and more innovative in the development...

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10 October 2016

Your 4-wheeled metallic personality extension

Published on: 03 October 2016

Does your ride scream “Get out of the way, I’m better than you” or “Stay in your lane and allow me to blend in”? A car is an extension of your personality and is your personal brand. What you drive is your message to the world of other drivers, pedestrians - or anyone who sees your car, really. If you haven’t yet bought a car or are deciding on what to change...

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03 October 2016

7 ways you could be 'that' guy...

Published on: 20 September 2016

We’ve all been in a situation where we find ourselves with an assistant driver… often without even requesting one. It may be a prerequisite for racers, but when you’re on the normal road, do you really need one? Passengers can be great company during long drives, ideal for traffic jam conversations and (especially so) can act as DJ during long road trips. However, there are those...

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20 September 2016

How does my car become a Flaming Lambo?

Published on: 22 August 2016

You’re driving on your usual route and you see smoke billowing out of a car stopped by the side of the road. No driver in sight, no accident scene – just the flaming car. Not a common sighting, but not an unknown risk either. After some of our MiWayans mentioned that they’d spotted a burning car on the side of the N1 last week, a conversation was sparked (pun intended) and it only...

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22 August 2016

A step closer to Transformers… Smart cars!

Published on: 15 August 2016
A step closer to Transformers… Smart cars!

We’ve all been in this situation… you’re in your car looking for parking and the only available spot is a tight one … how on earth are you going to fit into that? Well, car technology has evolved so much over the years that it has made life easier for the driver by taking such tough situations over - allowing you to leave parking (and other things) up to the latest technology! While...

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15 August 2016

There’s more to the exterior than just turning heads…

Published on: 10 August 2016
There’s more to the exterior than just turning heads…

We all want our set of wheels to look good, attract the right attention and turn heads. While having nothing to do with performance, the type of paint job on a car may influence its value based on the type of paint and the perception of the buyer. As much as a standard paint job can be practical, we want a car with a personality of its own – and that’s exactly what a good paint job does. Here’s...

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10 August 2016

Would you like a sunroof with that?

Published on: 08 August 2016
Would you like a sunroof with that?

You’ve decided that it’s finally time for your beloved jalopy to retire, and you’re at your local car dealership. The new baby you’ve just decided on is already near perfect, but the salesman asks you an almost rhetorical question – “would you like improved sound with it?" The amount of optional extras now laid down as preferences with which you can add personality...

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08 August 2016

Stuck on the side of the road? We’re here to help!

Published on: 01 August 2016

Roadside emergencies can be frightening - and in worse-case scenarios, life-threatening.  Often an urgent situation causes shock – which causes you to forget who to phone in an emergency. However, we’ve prepared this article to help you to better understand how MiHelp (MiWay’s 24 hour roadside emergency assistance service) works. The MiHelp Emergency Assistance team is standing...

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01 August 2016

3 simple car maintenance jobs that you CAN and SHOULD do yourself

Published on: 14 July 2016
3 simple car maintenance jobs that you CAN and SHOULD do yourself

Going to the mechanic can be inconvenient and expensive. Most of what you end up paying goes toward labour, and not necessarily the parts themselves. You may be surprised how easy it is to do some of the things you are willing to pay a mechanic for! Of course, just because you are able to do basic car maintenance, doesn’t mean that you should forego your scheduled services. And in the case...

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14 July 2016

What you need to know when buying a used car

Published on: 04 July 2016
What you need to know when buying a used car

So, you’ve finally decided that you need your own set of wheels. You’ve looked at your budget and decided that you’d rather buy a pre-owned (or pre-loved) vehicle. Well done – that’s the first step taken care of! Here are some points to consider when going on the hunt for a pre-owned car: Budget: The first and most important step of your purchase is your budget....

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04 July 2016

Tips for fuel-efficient driving

Published on: 13 June 2016
Tips for fuel-efficient driving

With the fuel price constantly increasing, one has to find ways to make your car’s tank of fuel last as long as possible. With the busy lives led by many, this is not an easy thing to do as we have become a people that is always on the road. Here are some tips to get – and keep – you going: Every bit of weight counts: Everything that your car needs to carry adds to the weight...

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13 June 2016

Dude - where’s my car? Avoid being a car theft victim with these tips

Published on: 02 June 2016
Dude - where’s my car? Avoid being a car theft victim with these tips

In South Africa, car theft is certainly not a new trend. According to Wheels24, a total of 55 090 cases of stolen vehicles and motorcycles were reported in 2014. Vehicles that are stolen or hijacked are often re-sold locally, exported or used for spare parts. But that doesn’t mean it’s any less horrible when it happens to you - keep reading for some tips on how to avoid being the victim...

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02 June 2016

The cars of the future are the cars of today

Published on: 31 March 2016
The cars of the future are the cars of today

We all know how quickly times are changing, especially in this world of modern technology and all its aspects: wearable devices, telematics, virtual reality – and so on. Automobile manufacturers are doing everything in their power to ensure that their brand's vehicles will stay abreast of the current wave of technological advancements. Ten years ago, cars with built-in Bluetooth devices,...

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31 March 2016

What to do if your car breaks down on the highway

Published on: 24 March 2016
What to do if your car breaks down on the highway

Breaking down in the middle of a busy highway is not an experience that anyone wants to go through. As much as we hope it won’t happen, there is always a chance that you might break down. Follow these steps if you ever find yourself in this unfortunate position: At the first sign of car trouble, remain calm and carefully make your way towards the emergency lane. If you need to change lanes,...

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24 March 2016

Why your insurance premiums don't decline as your car gets older

Published on: 04 February 2016
Why your insurance premiums don't decline as your car gets older

Although it may seem logical that, as a vehicle’s value depreciates over time, the insurance premium should follow suit, this is rarely the case. Far from being unfair on policyholders, there are a couple of reasons why a decrease in insurance premiums is not necessarily possible. Depreciation means the value of an item decreases over time. In the case of cars, loss of value is also influenced...

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04 February 2016

8 car hacks you don’t want to miss!

Published on: 18 January 2016
8 car hacks you don’t want to miss!

We spend a lot of time in our cars. Check out these ingenious car hacks you can use today that will make life easier and make your car experience more enjoyable. 1. Create backseat pockets with a shoe organiser This is an easy way to keep everything that you need neatly organised and within reach. You can then put stuff away neatly like wet wipes, colouring supplies for the kids, and snacks. Source:...

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18 January 2016

The Basic Car Maintenance Manual | The Engine

Published on: 19 November 2015
The Basic Car Maintenance Manual | The Engine

Introducing the MiWay Car Engine Maintenance Infographic – a handy tool that will provide you with everything that you need to know when it comes to DIY car engine maintenance. Whether you are slightly less than vehicle-savvy, or whether you just need a refresher course on how to top up your oil or antifreeze, for example, this infographic provides you with all of the necessary information in...

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19 November 2015

The Basic Car Maintenance Manual | The Tyre

Published on: 18 November 2015

Whether we’re car enthusiasts or simply rely on our vehicles to get us from point A to point B, understanding the type and design of our tyres is important. Have you ever wondered about what the letters and numbers on your tyres mean or where you can find indicators that help you to determine the wear of the tread? Thankfully, our tyres are designed to make our lives easier with various markers...

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18 November 2015

Nitrogen vs Air-filled Tyres: The Pros and Cons

Published on: 12 November 2015
Nitrogen vs Air-filled Tyres: The Pros and Cons

As car owners, we do all that we can in order to care for and preserve our precious vehicles - whether we do so by investing in a magnificent car polish that leaves our ride looking shiny and new, or by implementing a new car maintenance trend such as run-flat tyres, the aim is always to ensure increased vehicle longevity, as well as improved cost-efficiency. Introducing nitrogen-filled tyres –...

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12 November 2015

Essentials for an Emergency Tyre Changing Kit

Published on: 10 November 2015
Essentials for an Emergency Tyre Changing Kit

You’ve packed your bags, loaded up your three children and two Golden Retrievers, and you are heading towards the coast for a well-deserved holiday. You’ve contacted your insurance provider and brought to their attention the fact that you will be travelling, and you’ve perused your car insurance policy. You’re all set and ready to go, but have you remembered to double-check...

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10 November 2015

How Tyres Improve Your Car’s Handling and Performance

Published on: 05 November 2015
How Tyres Improve Your Car’s Handling and Performance

It’s not uncommon to see cars whizzing by on the road decked out with big, formidable-looking wheels. Even smaller sports cars have tyres that wouldn’t be out of place on a 4x4. Although they look pretty awesome, there’s actually a non-aesthetic reason why tyres are getting bigger, thicker and more expensive – they aid in taking a car’s performance and handling from...

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05 November 2015

What You Need to Know about Tyre Repair Kits

Published on: 03 November 2015
What You Need to Know about Tyre Repair Kits

There are a wide variety of tyre repair kits available on the market today, many of which make it possible for you to go the DIY route and mend your tyre without having to worry about calling anyone for assistance. The question is, how do you actually go about doing this? And what type of tyre repair kit is your best bet? We investigate below. There are two main types of tyre repair kits, namely...

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03 November 2015

A Step-by-Step Guide to Bleeding your Brake Fluid

Published on: 27 October 2015
A Step-by-Step Guide to Bleeding your Brake Fluid

It is very important to bleed your brakes (also known as ‘flushing your brake fluid’) at least every two to three years, or when you feel that your brake pedal is not offering enough resistance underfoot. Remember, if you’re in doubt, rather consult a mechanic and ensure that your brakes actually need to be bled. The fluid in your braking system is crucial to the transfer of force...

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27 October 2015

Early Warning Signs that You Have an Oil Leak

Published on: 23 October 2015
Early Warning Signs that You Have an Oil Leak

The most common and obvious symptom of an oil leak is the presence of a puddle beneath your vehicle that forms whilst the car is parked. However, while most people might automatically assume that the leak in question is an oil leak, the fact of the matter is that there are actually over six different types of fluid that may be leaking – oil, coolant, transmission fluid, power steering fluid...

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23 October 2015

The Causes of Oil Leaks and How to Fix Them

Published on: 20 October 2015
The Causes of Oil Leaks and How to Fix Them

Have you ever reversed out of your driveway or a parking spot and seen horrible, unsightly oil stains settling themselves in for a long, stubborn stay? Aside from being an inconvenience, oil leaks are a very worrisome problem for a car owner, especially if you understand the gravity of this fault in the first place. Ignoring an oil leak can lead to more grievous car problems, such as a damaged engine,...

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20 October 2015

Is it Time to Replace your Windscreen Wiper Blades?

Published on: 16 October 2015
Is it Time to Replace your Windscreen Wiper Blades?

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16 October 2015

Make Your Own Windscreen Washer Fluid: 8 Methods that Work

Published on: 13 October 2015
Make Your Own Windscreen Washer Fluid: 8 Methods that Work

A clean windscreen, and a reliable car insurance policy, of course, is essential for ensuring optimal safety on the roads of South Africa. Because of this, it is imperative that you top up your windscreen washer fluid on a regular basis. In order to ensure the best results possible, it is advised to avoid using water alone – instead, you will need a special type of fluid. Unfortunately, this...

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13 October 2015

4 Excuses Traffic Cops Have Heard Before

Published on: 12 August 2015
4 Excuses Traffic Cops Have Heard Before

It’s never nice to have to fork out money for a thoughtless transgression on the road, which is why some people will go to any lengths to avoid traffic fines. But, by not paying your fines, you could face a heftier fine or, in some extreme cases, jail time. Here are some of the top cop-outs that South Africans have resorted to in their desperate efforts to avoid fines: Pig Spotter Cliff No-one...

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12 August 2015

Essential Winter Road Safety Tips

Published on: 21 July 2015
Essential Winter Road Safety Tips

As the winter chill continues to grip most parts of the country, it’s advisable that you take precautions and maintain your car. Follow these tips to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road! Lights It is very important that your car’s lights are in a good working condition and that the focus of the headlights are correctly adjusted. Winter means we drive for longer...

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21 July 2015

What You Need to Know about Airbag Maintenance

Published on: 19 June 2015
What You Need to Know about Airbag Maintenance

Two of your car’s most crucial safety features are its seatbelts and airbags. Since their common inclusion in motor vehicles since 1997, they have greatly reduced the incidences of severe injuries and fatalities in motorists involved in collisions. In order for your airbag to potentially save your life in the event of an accident, it is important that they are regularly checked and maintained. Read...

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19 June 2015

Airbags save lives

Published on: 18 June 2015
Airbags save lives

When it comes to vehicle safety, three things are essential – reliable motor insurance, seatbelts that are in working order and functioning airbags. Since they were first installed in vehicles back in the 1970s, airbags have become a compulsory safety feature for all motor cars, saving the lives of countless drivers all over the globe. But how do they work? And, if you are ever involved in...

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18 June 2015

How Vehicle Design Ensures Your Safety

Published on: 17 June 2015
How Vehicle Design Ensures Your Safety

We’ve all experienced a mix of dreaded feelings when we’ve driven past a car accident and often wonder about the reliability and sturdiness of our own vehicles. We make sure that certain measures are taken to ensure that our vehicles are covered with affordable insurance and, often, we also bite the price bullet and ensure that our vehicles are fitted with various safety features. Not...

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17 June 2015

What Cars Have Done For Our Careers

Published on: 11 June 2015
What Cars Have Done For Our Careers

Over the last 100 years, the motor vehicle has transformed from a wealthy man’s toy into an essential for most middle class commuters all over the world. Apart from first world countries which boast state-of-the-art public transport systems, the world is comprised of millions of commuters who have to get to work, transport their children and run errands – all of which would be impossible...

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11 June 2015

The Future of Motor Vehicles

Published on: 05 June 2015
The Future of Motor Vehicles

Unless you’re a patron of public transport systems, take a run to and from work or enjoy a magic carpet ride, you’re probably one of the many South Africans who spends a good handful of hours inside their vehicles during their daily commute. Back-route gridlocks, traffic congestion on the highways and defective traffic lights are just a few things that have the capacity to turn any commute...

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05 June 2015

The Top 10 Things to Look for in a Tracking System

Published on: 15 May 2015
The Top 10 Things to Look for in a Tracking System

Considering that your car is one of the biggest assets, if not the biggest, that you own, you can never implement enough security measures to ensure its safety. In a country where cars are not only stolen frequently, but smuggled over the border or stripped down in a matter of hours, a tracking system is arguably one of the best safety precautions to have installed. For those of us who haven’t...

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15 May 2015

Motor Warranty: Freedom to get on with Life

Published on: 07 May 2015
Motor Warranty: Freedom to get on with Life

Do I really need Motor Warranty insurance? A few things come close to the stress that comes with when your car’s manufacturer’s warranty expires, and as a result you end up spending a fortune on repairs. Mechanical breakdown failure can cost a small fortune – especially since it is usually something that you plan for or take into account when you budget for your car expenses.   In...

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07 May 2015

How Motor Cars Have Impacted our Lives

Published on: 29 April 2015
How Motor Cars Have Impacted our Lives

Aside from other lifestyle-revolutionising inventions, the motor car has been perhaps one of the most important inventions in all of human history. The growth of the automobile spiked a huge economic revolution around the world, attributed both to the industry itself and the positive impact that personal transportation has had on the commercial and retail sectors. Let’s take a look at how motor...

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29 April 2015

The History of the Motor Car Industry in SA

Published on: 24 April 2015
The History of the Motor Car Industry in SA

The motor car industry has grown on a global scale over the years, with many different branches: ranging from car manufacturers and panel beaters to car insurance providers and mechanics coming into being. But what about locally, in South Africa? Let us take a brief look at the history of the motor car industry in SA. South Africa was actually quite quick to jump on the proverbial bandwagon with...

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24 April 2015

The Evolution of the Motor Car

Published on: 23 April 2015
The Evolution of the Motor Car

Since the days of horse-drawn carriages and steam-powered vehicles, the motor car has certainly come a long way. With “self-drive” vehicles set to hit the market by the year 2020, it would seem that the motor car is continuously reaching new heights. Here is a brief breakdown of the evolution of the motor car. The Very First Car The world’s first motor car came into existence way...

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23 April 2015

Hybrids: The Future of Transport

Published on: 22 April 2015
Hybrids: The Future of Transport

With the rising cost of fuel and a more prominent movement of environmental consciousness, there has been a stronger interest and investment into the invention and improvement of hybrid motor vehicle technology. Hybrid motor vehicles have been designed to have a lower impact on the environment due to their lower carbon emissions, and are also more cost-effective with regards to fuel consumption. How...

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22 April 2015

How the Motor Industry Contributes to South Africa’s Economy

Published on: 21 April 2015
How the Motor Industry Contributes to South Africa’s Economy

Many of us drive our vehicles to and from work every day, and often embark on long holiday road trips from one point of South Africa to another. However, do you ever think of how your vehicle purchase contributes to the local economy? If you haven’t thought about it before, every cent that goes into the purchase, running and maintenance of your vehicle is somehow fed back into the economy. From...

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21 April 2015

South Africa's favourite car brands

Published on: 20 April 2015
South Africa's favourite car brands

Before you start thinking about car insurance and paying off your instalments, you first need to decide which car is right for you. One way of doing so is to investigate which car brands are the most popular both locally and internationally… Here is a short break down of a couple of South Africa’s favourite including SUVs, passenger vehicles, utility vehicles, family cars, luxury cars...

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20 April 2015

Inspection Checklist When Purchasing a Second-hand Car

Published on: 07 April 2015
Inspection Checklist When Purchasing a Second-hand Car

Your own set of wheels is not only a symbol of freedom but also a means of transport that brings a great deal of comfort to your life. The days of trains, taxis and catching a lift will be a thing of the past. As your excitement grows, it is important to remember that purchasing a second-hand car may either bring you joy or despair. Buying a car will mean that you’ve got new financial responsibilities...

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07 April 2015

The Dangers of Driving with Earphones

Published on: 01 April 2015
The Dangers of Driving with Earphones

A big part of staying safe while on the roads is to remain alert and aware of what is going on around you. In doing so, you will be able to avoid potential accidents by anticipating other drivers’ moves and behaviour. Hindering one of your senses when behind the wheel is a big no-no. On those long, traffic-ridden journeys, it can be tempting to listen to music using your earphones if your car...

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01 April 2015

Tips for Driving Long Distance

Published on: 27 March 2015
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,...

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27 March 2015

Passenger Etiquette – Say No to Backseat Driving

Published on: 25 March 2015
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...

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25 March 2015

Driving Etiquette in South Africa

Published on: 24 March 2015
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...

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24 March 2015

6 Incredibly Strange Car Insurance Claims

Published on: 23 March 2015
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...

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23 March 2015

Insuring your Vehicle for the Best Value

Published on: 20 March 2015
Insuring your Vehicle for the Best Value

Car insurance companies acknowledge the fact that your car might be your most valuable asset which is why they offer a variety of affordable options  that are suited to a range of budgets.  Yet, we often feel perplexed when it comes to which cover is best suited to our vehicles, and feel that we’ve struck it lucky when we take a look at the insurance quote and see a low premium. Little...

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20 March 2015

Be Seatbelt Savvy

Published on: 19 March 2015
Be Seatbelt Savvy

Many road users are not aware of the laws surrounding seatbelts. Seatbelt use is required by law in South Africa, not only by the driver and the passenger in the front seat, but backseat passengers too. Vehicle insurance claims have shown that there are an alarmingly high number of injuries caused to front-seat passengers due to being hit by unsecured passengers in the backseat. This means that everyone...

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19 March 2015

First-time driver? How to Get Affordable Car Insurance Cover

Published on: 19 March 2015
First-time driver? How to Get Affordable Car Insurance Cover

It’s an unfortunate reality that first-time drivers may pay higher premiums than drivers who have been on the road for longer. This is due to the fact that insurance companies do not have any driver history with which to determine their risk, and in addition to this, many accidents are attributed to younger drivers who do not strictly adhere to road rules. But what if you’re a responsible...

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19 March 2015

All about Pedestrian Safety

Published on: 17 March 2015
All about Pedestrian Safety

When driving on the roads, many of us may forget all about pedestrians as we navigate our way through traffic and avoid nasty obstacles such as potholes and sharp bends. As a result, it comes as no surprise to discover that pedestrians actually make up quite a high percentage of annual road deaths in South Africa. In order to become better drivers, along with sorting out our vehicle insurance, we all...

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17 March 2015

Why Checking Your Tyres Regularly is Important

Published on: 16 March 2015
Why Checking Your Tyres Regularly is Important

Your tyres are critical to the overall performance of your car. They are also the only contact between your car and the road. If your tyres are badly worn, it doesn’t matter if your brakes are in the best of shape, because if your tyres can’t transmit the traction and braking force that you exert on them, your car will slip. Tyres with non-existent tread also won’t have the capability...

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16 March 2015

Is it Time for a New Car?

Published on: 16 March 2015
Is it Time for a New Car?

You clearly love your trusty vehicle. After all, it’s taken you on many journeys and you’ve had many laughs, tears and conversations in it. You’ve travelled to holiday destinations in it, you’ve offered lifts to people, and you’ve probably even stood on the side of the road in dismay as you stared at your deflated tyre. You may not be swayed by the alluring adverts for...

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16 March 2015

5 Awesome Car Apps

Published on: 13 March 2015
5 Awesome Car Apps

Along with car insurance, every driver needs to have one or two handy "car-related" apps installed on their smartphones. With technology always evolving, it is no wonder that there are now hundreds of amazing apps out there, most of which have been designed to help us cope with the stresses of everyday life. The great news is that many car-journey apps make it easier for us to navigate our way through...

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13 March 2015

Watch Out for Car Theft Scams

Published on: 12 March 2015
Watch Out for Car Theft Scams

We are all aware of the dangers of hijacking, but did you know that thieves nowadays are actually a lot smarter and more strategic when it comes to stealing your car? As a result, car insurance is a must for every driver on the roads of South Africa. The Different Types of Car Theft Scams There’s something wrong with your tyre: If you are driving along and a pedestrian points to your tyre...

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12 March 2015

Interesting Facts about South African Drivers

Published on: 11 March 2015
Interesting Facts about South African Drivers

With so many other drivers on the roads, have you ever wondered how you compare in terms of your driving habits and behaviours, car insurance and road safety in general? Here are some facts about South African car owners that you are sure to find very interesting. Car insurance is, unfortunately, not a priority Do you have car insurance? If so, you are a few steps ahead of 65% of the other drivers...

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11 March 2015

Summer Playlist for an Epic Road Trip

Published on: 11 March 2015
Summer Playlist for an Epic Road Trip

Going on a summer road trip? Well, there are three things you’ll definitely need to get done before hitting the road: Have the car checked out to ensure that it can handle the long drive. Inform your car insurance provider that you’re going on a long journey. Create a summer playlist for your journey. The first two checklist items you’ll have to take care of yourself, but...

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11 March 2015

4 Reasons You Need Car Insurance

Published on: 10 March 2015

“I’m a good driver. I don’t need car insurance” Let’s be honest, how many of us have uttered this phrase? Quite a few, it seems. Seeing as though approximately only 30% of South African drivers actually have motor insurance, this notion seems to be a growing trend in our country, resulting in some dangerous, costly situations for citizens who quickly come to realise that...

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10 March 2015

How to Avoid Road Rage and What to Do If You’re a Victim

Published on: 09 March 2015
How to Avoid Road Rage and What to Do If You’re a Victim

Most of us have experienced it – the blaring of a hooter that goes on for a bit too long, the angry curse of someone as they drive past you, the absolute frustration and white knuckles clenching onto your steering wheel as you mutter a string of obscene words that you wish the other driver could hear. Road rage. We’ve either been responsible for it or have been a victim of it. It can be...

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09 March 2015

What You Need to Know about your Windscreen

Published on: 04 March 2015
What You Need to Know about your Windscreen

If you have comprehensive car insurance, your insurance policy will probably cover damage to your windscreen. This is great news, as the danger of driving with a cracked windscreen is quite serious indeed. With constant road works going on across the country, windscreen damage is a bigger problem than it has ever been before. Many of us have noticed a chip or a small crack on the glass of our vehicles...

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04 March 2015

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

Published on: 02 March 2015
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,...

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02 March 2015

4 Things that Every Car Owner Should Be Able To Do

Published on: 26 February 2015
4 Things that Every Car Owner Should Be Able To Do

When it comes to owning a car, it is expected that vehicle owners should be able to perform a handful of basic mechanical tasks. Unfortunately, we cannot run to our insurance companies or mechanic for every bump or nick. For the less complex vehicular emergencies, it is up to us to take charge and find a solution. Buying a car requires a thorough reading of the manual – a book that provides...

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26 February 2015

5 Interesting Facts About Cars

Published on: 25 February 2015
5 Interesting Facts About Cars

They have simplified transport in the last 125 years and continue to add comfort to our daily commute.  Cars are one of our most prized possessions; we have treasured them from their inception, whether used to display wealth and status, or used to transport a family of five little girls to their ballet lessons. Cars have served us well over the last century, and we take care of them by taking...

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25 February 2015

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

Published on: 19 February 2015
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...

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19 February 2015

Defensive Driving 101

Published on: 17 February 2015
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....

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17 February 2015

Hijacking and Smash-and-Grab Hotspots in Gauteng

Published on: 03 February 2015
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,...

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03 February 2015

Top 5 car seat safety tips

Published on: 13 January 2015
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...

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13 January 2015

Warning: Never leave kids or pets in the car

Published on: 07 January 2015
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...

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07 January 2015

All Those Things You Should Have Checked at the Fuel Station

Published on: 06 January 2015
All Those Things You Should Have Checked at the Fuel Station

You consider yourself a responsible car owner, right? You have vehicle insurance, you adhere to the rules of the road, you service your car regularly and you keep an eye on those warning lights. If something starts flashing, you have it sorted out. It’s not necessary to have the oil, water, tyres and what-have-you checked every time you go to the petrol station, right? Wrong. The problem...

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06 January 2015

Feeling the heat? So is your car battery

Published on: 17 December 2014
Feeling the heat? So is your car battery

If the summer heat is wearing you down, it’s probably doing the same to your car battery. Contrary to popular belief, high summer (rather than low winter) temperatures pose a greater threat to your car battery. This is because heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, and as a result, damages the internal structure of the battery. Extreme heat, like 35°C outside, combined with high temperatures...

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17 December 2014

Myth busters – 7 car myths debunked

Published on: 09 December 2014
Myth busters – 7 car myths debunked

When it comes to maintaining your car, there are many misconceptions which, despite even the best intentions, can lead to you spending more than is necessary or even compromising your safety. Here are some common myths about cars - debunked: #1: How often should I change the oil in my car? The first myth is the unwritten rule to change the oil in your car every 4 000-5 000km. This is in fact...

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09 December 2014