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With global warming making its presence known in the current conditions of the South African climate, low fuel efficiency has become prioritised on the sustainable environmentalist’s checklist of ‘things to do’. However, it is important for ‘unconcerned-about-eco-friendliness’ car owners to maintain a green environment. A car consumes 30% more fuel if regular servicing has not…

Insurance claims processes is, far too often, a misunderstood area in the automotive industry. When claiming insurance for your motor vehicle, knowing how to handle the intricate steps will increase the speed of the claim procedure. Car accidents is a common event in which insurance claims are made. If you have been in a car…

Wheel clamps are often used in an illegal parking situation, in order to deal with the traffic violations of municipal by-laws. Punishment for parking illegally is therefore not being able to move the vehicle. Because it is often used as a quick, secure and effective way to immobilize vehicles as a way for them to…

You have probably been stressing over increasing petrol and diesel prices. But have you considered that your stress develops as a result of having a car that is extremely heavy on fuel. Just think about it. If your car engine consumed less litres of diesel or engine, you would probably notice a cut in fuel…

The Moose Test is a ‘maneuver test’ performed to examine how well a particular vehicle is able to dodge an unexpected obstacle. The inspecting a car’s ability to avoid hitting a moose and tipping over, the test first took place in Sweden during the 1970s and became known as the ‘evasive maneuver’ in Norway, Russia,…

If you have recently relocated to SA, buying a new car in today’s South African market can be quite a budget burden; especially when you already have a car that you do not know how to import. Or maybe, you are just struggling to let go of the fact that you have left your dream…

Knowing how to change a tyre is as vital as knowing how to jumpstart a vehicle. It’s a piece of knowledge that every car owner should possess; especially women, who are statistically more susceptible to becoming victim to road crimes such as hijacking or theft, particularly in undesirable environments. Getting stuck in the middle of…

The Moose Test is a ‘maneuver test’ performed to examine how well a particular vehicle is able to simulate an emergency situation with robust steering, in order to place pressure on the vehicle’s chassis, steering, help system and tires. Making car safety top priority, the test studies a car’s potential during emergency situations. Swedish motor…

Cars have been advancing since the invention of the horse and carriage. From there, traveling was made easier with the creating of automobiles powered by internal combustion engines – petrol and gasoline. However, the advancement of vehicles through high tech features haven’t stopped, and manufacturers do not intend to. So, what does the automotive industry’s…

​The Moose Test is a ‘maneuver test’ performed to examine how well a particular vehicle is able to dodge an unexpected obstacle. Making car safety top priority, the test studies a car’s potential during emergency situations. Swedish motor magazine, Teknikens Värld, tests the Toyota brand’s pick-up truck ability to maneuver its way out of road…