Cape Town Drought: How to Save Water while Washing a Car
Car maintenance does not take a break, whether you’ve just recently bought a new car or still commuting with your old faithful second hand car.
So, you’ve bought a new or second hand car, or you’ve decided to a new or upgraded sound system for your car… But, you still can’t seem to get that perfect audio to flow through your car speakers.
The international market research group Ipsos recently released their annual customer service survey was released recently. Involving more than 7000 customer interviews, this survey mentioned a number of positive points about the South African automotive industry - we have a great variety of cars to pick from and a high standard of vehicle quality - it also highlighted the issues that car owners had with their chosen models. The survey also compared issues with Imported vehicles and locally-made cars.
While certain parts of SA are experiencing flooding, the City of Cape Town announced this week that they would be introducing water rationing in an attempt to battle the ongoing drought and impending water crisis. Unfortunately for responsible citizens who are trying to save water, that means that your faithful set of wheels is going to be denied it’s weekly car wash for another few months.
The obvious symptom of an oil leak is a splash of oil beneath your second hand car.
Be honest, we’re all fans of The Fast and The Furious: the fast cars, the girls, Vin Diesel. But as fun as it would be to be part of the Furious crew, getting your car modified in any way may not be the best idea, especially if you don’t tell your insurer first.
Searching for ways to pay your traffic fines with ease and on time, is like trying to rummage around for a seamless way to sell your car for cash without the hassle, haggle and safety risks involved in selling your car privately or trading in your old car for a new car.
Most second hand car owners don’t have the luxury to just drive off to the local car repair shop when necessary… But, you don’t need to be a car ‘fundi’ in order to do some DIY car service checks or make minor car repairs.
Ever considered a fuel alternative?
The change of season is upon us, and what's the first thing you think of when you hear the word Spring? Suspensions (or Slinkys, but I wasn't allowed to right a video about Slinkys).
A shuffling, zombie-like figure emerges from a dark corridor and scrabbles around in the shadows. A light flicks on, illuminating the shambolic creature for what it is: it’s you, two days before payday, looting your parents' fridge for supplies.
Tyre care and maintenance are the most important factors involved in retaining road safety, especially while driving on hazardous roads or treacherous weathers.
Get ready to feel the crunch - South African motorists have been warned to expect a projected fuel price increase of 63 cents for September.
After getting that new car, you’d probably want to refer to it as something other than 'my car'.
Time changes, seasons change, but your car stays by your side - ALWAYS.
With a perfectly running car comes a well maintained one…
It’s a good idea to have a well-organised car. What if your vehicle breaks down? Are you equipped with all the necessary tools to assist you? CarZar researched things to store in your car:
Wherever we go, we always find ourselves using different modes of transport - be it work, school or a road trip. Cars are part of our lives, and they help us reach our destination easy and fast. CarZar has stumbled over the few reasons why we love cars.
Many car buyers are skeptical when it comes to purchasing a Hybrid car, as it is simply something new them. They are most likely traditional in the sense that they are too conditioned into buying the common petrol and diesel engine.
The Moose Test is a ‘maneuver test’ performed to examine how well a particular vehicle is able to dodge an unexpected obstacle.
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.
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.
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.
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 car alone, in another country.
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, Alaska and Finland .
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 costs.
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 ‘pay on the spot’ for illegal parking, many wheel clampers take advantage to make ‘easy money’. As a driver, it is therefore important to know your rights where wheel clamping is concerned.
Insurance claims processes is, far too often, a misunderstood area in the automotive industry.
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.