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Tips for travelling with pets

For a lot of people, a family holiday is incomplete without the accompaniment of their four-legged friends. And with more pet-friendly holidays available now than ever before, travelling with pets is becoming increasingly popular.   A holiday road-trip is...

50 ppm versus 500 ppm diesel for your vehicle

While 50 ppm, lower sulphur diesel is said to improve fuel consumption and the overall efficiency of your vehicle’s engine, it’s believed that 500 ppm diesel can enhance a vehicle’s drive performance.   When choosing an option that best suits your own vehicle,...

Debunking the 5 Popular Myths Most Drivers Believe

Coasting in neutral saves fuel We’ve all done it. The fuel gauge is creeping lower and we remember that pushing in the clutch puts the engine into idle mode, where it consumes a minimal amount of fuel. That’ll hopefully leave you with just enough to get you to the...

Bigger Isn’t Always Better, Not This Time

For too long, SUVs and estate cars (often called station wagons) have been considered better than their sedan and hatchback counterparts, but is that strictly true? We don’t think so. In fact, we can prove smaller cars are better where it really counts. Interested?...

5 habits to help you guard against hijacking

Crime is a reality in every corner of the globe, but in South Africa hijackings are particularly prevalent. The best way to guard against this is by being vigilant and prepared. Here are five ways to ensure you are just that… Don’t dawdle in the driveway. Most...

It’s Time You Bought a Car: How to, and Not to, Do Vehicle Financing

Disposable income is becoming increasingly hard to come by. But there’s no need to panic; the dystopic future Mad Max predicts is still some ways off. You won’t have to fight off motorised gangs for cans of beans just yet. It does make purchasing a car a difficult...

Buckle Up for a Whirlwind of Romance This Valentine’s

The good-old days of parking at the nearest lover’s lane for an ardent make-out session with a view are over. But that doesn’t mean you can’t ditch the clichéd dinner-and-a-movie skit for an adventurous car-themed date this Valentine’s Day. Here are some ideas sure to...

5 Tips for First-time Car Buyers That are Actually Useful

You should get a handle on your budget before deciding to buy your first car… really? And you should book a test drive before signing on the dotted line? You don’t say! If you’re tired of looking for helpful advice about buying your first car and just end up reading...

Car Checks You Need to Do for Safe and Trouble-Free Driving in 2017

All car owners (well, those without buckets of extra cash to spend on additional maintenance) live in a pretty much constant state of worry that a surprise problem will leave them not only as car-less commuters, but flat-broke ones at that. Now, we’re not suggesting...

Automotive New Year’s Resolutions Guaranteed to Improve Your Drive

Whether you loved it or loathed it, no one can say that 2016 wasn’t a big year. But now it’s come and gone, and as the fumes of 2016 slowly waft away on the wind, it’s time to focus on a new year, a better year – for you and your car. How about a few New Year’s...