Will Robot Delivery Vans put Delivery Services out of Business?
With annual advancements in new-gen cars and high-tech vehicle components, and thereof so many options available, it’s difficult to filter the just the right trendline that will suit your needs or desires - especially considering that the more features you have, the more expensive your new car budget becomes.
Autonomous cars are not only slowly changing the way we get around, but also how we drive. Many automakers are announcing their plans to deploy self-driving, autonomous vehicles (AV), but General Motors has a different concept in mind...
One of South Africa’s top-selling bakkies, the Ford Ranger, has undergone a model refresh and the automotive market is expected to pick up its driving pace in terms of sales.
Toyota is the world’s 5th largest company by revenue… and that’s about to increase for the Japanese automotive manufacturer.
As proudly South Africans, we love our bakkies, especially the good old pick-up trucks that can get us rolling in the deep safari mud without any hassle.
You may have heard of Black Friday coming up on the 24th of November - perhaps you’ve even saved up the entire month or year for it. Well, you should probably know that it’s not just the little gadgets and getaways accounted for this Black Friday.
Elon Musk has tapped into a new market for electric vehicles (EV) - we call it the ‘need for speed’.
“Christmas is not a season, it’s a feeling”...
Ford takes its ‘focus’ off Drift Mode and places its headlights on making a break through to the world’s first electronic handbrake.
Snake, pong, tetris… For those of us who had the joy of owning a Nokia 3310 or spending afternoons at the arcade, these games were an important part of our childhood recreational activities. Most of us have moved on to bigger (but not necessarily better) things - except for someone involved in the manufacturing of the GAZelle Next, a Russian heavy duty van.
Think electric cars are slow? Think again.
With consistent fluctuations in South Africa’s automotive industry, it comes to no surprise that car owners will have to add additional fees to their cost of owning a car, on their 2018 new year’s resolution.
At CarZar, it's our business to make our client's lives better in whatever ways we can. That's why we love it when we get such positive testimonials from happy customers like Nico, Lucky and Precious!
As the end of the year approaches, many parents will be contemplating a fun-filled road trip with the whole family. South Africa borders a number of beautiful and exotic countries that can be reached via car. Each country has its own set of rules and regulations for crossing their borders. If you’re planning a cross-border trip, make sure you have the right items with you!
When thinking about fast cars, F1 cars are one of the first vehicles that pops into mind. When thinking about the fastest car, most think Bugatti...
Technology is pouring into the automotive industry at an unprecedented rate this year; causing major disruptions that are itching for attention - like frustrated motorists on a highway during rush hour.
Every week, CarZar helps South Africans from all walks of life to sell their second-hand cars in the easiest, fastest and most hassle-free way possible. Don’t take our word for it, just ask two of our happy customers: Marcia and Grayson!
The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Amendment Bill was passed in parliament earlier this month and could be fully in effect by next year.
As part of our promise to make our customer’s lives easier and simpler, we decided to reach out to some of our happy customers and get their thoughts on the CarZar experience.
Want to travel the country but don't trust your own set of wheels to do the job? We've put together a list of 3 alternative ways to explore South Africa!
Honda is fed-up of living under the shadows of its competitor, Tesla, and is earmarking its new concept to play catch-up with Elon Musk’s premium electric SUV’s and sedans - let’s not forget Volkswagen, Nissan, Ford and GM, which have already set plans to manufacture long-range electric cars over the next few years.
With the entries for the 2018 Comrades Marathon opening to the public on Friday, the organisers of next year’s race are starting to build the hype, by announcing the finishing venue the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
The future of autonomous cars just gained the support of a major group: people with the munchies.
Globally renowned motorcycle brands, Harley-Davidson and Honda, are relying on new and upcoming generations to save the industry.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s the Hyperloop! And man, does that thing go!
The 9th month of the year will witness international vehicle brands showcase their high performance motor vehicles on Johannesburg’s Grand Prix Circuit.
Shoppers - start your engines! Starting today, Sandton City, the mega-mall situated on South Africa’s ‘Richest Square Mile’, is combining two of our favourite things to entice mall-goers through its doors: technology, and free stuff!
UPDATED 1 October 2017: South Africa's chances of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup received a major boost this week when World Rugby endorsed their bid as the best of the three aspiring host nations. Before that though, the Springboks will have to duty at the 2019 installment of the 100 year-old tournament.
Let the app do the searching, and you’ll do the parking and paying!
Ford South Africa announced another safety recall yesterday, that affects all Ford Kugas.
Getting behind the wheel, starting the engine and placing the car in drive mode can be a daunting experience for learners pulling away on the road for the first time…
Yesterday, the celestial heavens treated millions of Americans to a once in a lifetime occurrence - a total solar eclipse. Now that the international excitement has died down, many South Africans are asking, “When do I get to see a solar eclipse?”
Japan currently has the world’s third largest economy, as a result of its remarkable growth spike during the late 20th Century. It’s no wonder they call it the land of the rising East Asian sun…
Need a quick-fix for that late-night sports car craving? Then it’s time to visit a car vending machine near you!
#CarGoals are not only top priority on consumer bucket lists, but is also a hashtag brought into play by many celebrities such as musicians, sport stars and authors.
Generally when we buy cars, we just buy one - maybe two. One day we think, “It’s time to sell my car,” and when we get rid of that one, we buy a new car.
Ever wondered what happens to cars that are seized by traffic police? What offences can get your car locked up, and what happens if your car is damaged in the process? Read on to find out!
Winter is coming! The South African Weather Service is warning residents across the country of a large cold front that is expected to hit the country today.
Commuters trying to catch a train towards Cape Town have been left over the lurch the last few weeks, following numerous delays and cancellations on Metrorail train lines.
As we approach the tail-end of the year, moms and dads, students and couples start eyeing the calendar eagerly, looking forward to that end of year holiday.
A new cab-hailing app, 'Ntuza', goes live at the end of this month. Conceived and developed in East London, Ntuza is the brain-child of Eugene ‘Ntuza’ Mfaka.
Toyota announced that the Hilux, the most popular bakkie in South Africa, is now available in Black!
Does your 4x4 sit in the garage all day looking lonely? Does your baby have Diff-Lock and a solid front axle - but nowhere to use it? Then you've come to the right place!
The proposal from certain European countries to ban petrol cars from 2040 has left motor-sports fans wondering: what does the ban mean for the F1?
Protests will be taking place throughout Cape Town today, with road closures affecting certain routes and bus stops in the City Centre.
“Are you crazy? Who’s going to spend that amount of money for that little parking space in Clifton?” - Kieno Kammies, CapeTalk, on The Kieno Kammies Show, KFM.
India - "Employment creation will be one of our greatest challenges for the next decade," says Minister of State for Finance, Jayant Sinha.
Zurich, Switzerland - The Mercedes-Benz S-Class gets launched after 4-years. CarZar brings you international automotive news.
Travelling can cost you a lot of money and you can even end up using your emergency fund.
South Africa - C1 truck drivers need more developed skills in order to effectively undertake their jobs. CarZar brings you news about South Africa's commercial vehicles.
Who needs a car when there is MyCiti bus - a reliable, effective and safe transport system in Cape Town.
Cape Town - Motorists, get enough fuel to fill up your tanks as petrol price are expected to increase next month. CarZar brings you more news about South Africa’s August fuel increase.
Madrid - On Sunday, July 16th, a 1969 Spanish family rollercoaster looped its way through too many loops, generating a collision massive enough to produce injuries.
Latest 2018 Audi A8 is finally revealed. Take a look on its new developed features:
Nothing is more exciting than movies with fast cars. CarZar takes you down the memory lane of best movies of all time.
Nice wheels, flourishing design of body stripes, enhanced mechanics, variety of colours… The leak of the 2018 Ford Mustang reveals quite a bit of successful revamping to older classic Mustang models - some positive, others giving Mustang owners and fanatics doubt to some extent.
Everyone knows that traffic jams can be a major time waster - especially if you’re already late for work.
There are and have been many questions surrounding the world’s fastest car - some say there’s always been a tough battle between the Porsche and Lamborghini; while other believe the ultimate convergence has taken place between the Ferrari, Hennessy Venom and Bugatti.
Johannesburg - They do not call it iconic for no reason. Jozi’s ‘iconic’ Park Station is expected to receive a R400-million revamp. Here are more details from CarZar - South Africa’s fastest way to sell your second hand car.
The Central Energy Fund (CEF) reported that the petrol price has dropped by 69cents a litre, while diesel by 60cents a litre and illumination paraffin by 58cents. “Consumers will now pay around R12.86 a litre as of Wednesday July 5th”, Department of Energy confirmed.
We all know that before we visit a place, we first research what it is well-known for - preparing ourselves for the new experience. The best part is reading about it, visiting the place, and actually experiencing it.
Nelson Mandela Day is an international day of remembrance of Tata Madiba, for the lifetime service of peace and humanity in South Africa and the rest of the world.
Ford has announced that the next generation of the Focus-series will be imported into the US market from China, after cancelling their plans to build the car in Mexico.
Finding your nearest traffic department can be a nightmare at times. Some of traffic departments in South Africa are situated in remote areas and can be difficult to locate, especially if you are travelling or not from the area.
Johannesburg - With car theft increasing in various Gauteng regions, the South African Police Service is strengthening its forces to detain criminals under lock and key.
South Africa’s new fuel prices will be seen to hit the country’s recession to the curb for the month of July 2017.
Cape Town - “The driver of a light delivery vehicle drove into a roadblock at 04:22 on Sunday morning at 35th Avenue and Lavis Road.” said JP Smith, a Mayoral committee member for Safety and Security.
Lack of supply parts have caused an interruption in BMW South Africa’s food chain, and it’s all due to an irregularity in the delivery of particular car parts...
The NSX is the Honda brand’s second generation two seat, mid-engine sports car.
Attempted vehicle heist: Shootings at OR Tambo International Airport are increasing to a point where citizens need to be prepared for a shooting that might occur right now.
Ford’s global CEO, Mark Fields, has pulled the brakes on his career and switched off his engine. However, talks of Fields’ reveals that he may have actually received the boot? Replacing him will be former Steelcase CEO, Jim Hackett.
General Motors has announced its shocking withdrawal from the South African market. The American auto-giant plans to stop building and selling Chevrolet vehicles in South Africa by the end of 2017.
Mother’s Day is approaching and you’ve probably been wondering, “What can I get my mom?” “Maybe something that will add value to her life?”
South African motorists have been feeling the ‘junk’ energy since the country’s downgrade to junk status, by international credit rating agencies.
Dogs are attracting the eyes of vehicle designers and manufacturers. The result? Nissan has offered dogs a great ‘paw’ deal when it comes to cars, especially those dogs who have to deal with long road trips.
From 9km/h to over 400km/h in 139 years, take a walk through the history of the automobile industry.
After establishing the Ford Motor Company in 1903, Henry Ford (1863-1947) steam rolled the first Model T in 1908; and manufactured the world’s first moving assembly car line in 1913. Today, Ford is revolutionizing mass-production methods in line with the global Modern Age. And this is thanks to decades of improving constructions of production plants and interchangeable parts.
Think back to your street racing days. You had fun, unleashed your inner tyke and rebelled against the norms of society... on the roads, of course. CarZar reminisces on the good old days when Honda VTEC took Volkswagen VR6 to the streets.
Approaching a turn at ease with a sudden pull of the handbrake without completely locking the rear wheel, is what street racers call ‘drifting’. And who would have known that ‘drift racing’ originates from the mountain roads of Japan by ‘Drift King’, Keiichi Tsuchiya. As racers learned the drift technique, the racing style became highly reputable among crowds - globally!
The end of 20th Century and beginning of 21st Century South Africa saw Nissan and Subaru markets skyrocket, as the Gt-R and WRX STi became street racing magnets. CarZar reminisces on street racing legends, Nissan Skyline Gt-R and Subaru Impreza WRX STi.
Car dates do not only define ‘romantic’, but it also alters the arc of your love life.
Remember that time when the Nissan STi and Golf GTi went head-to-head; fuming the streets with carbon gas and causing rapid pulse beats as the race cars sped past you? Well, CarZar does! And we look back on the good old days of the vintage, automotive street hustlers.
Jeremy Clarkson took an ordinary car show and turned it into the world’s greatest automotive ‘telly’ show.
South African Government Members of Parliament are spending large amounts of cash as though ‘money grows on trees’. And they are definitely not shameless about showing off their new over-priced cars, houses, clothing and many others.
Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, has criticized the roll out of the new e-toll gantries - with good reason, that is. Standing up for human rights to information affecting citizens, Makhura has rightfully stated that the government cannot build new roads and only later inform citizens, that they need to pay. Sanral has therefore been urged to be more on track, ensure and speed up its information broadcasts; rather than relying on other organizations to inform the public.
Fuel prices have experienced a drop in March 2017, as announced last month by the Department of Energy. The reason being that the South African Rand (ZAR), has become stronger against the United States dollar. However, with high levies in fuel and road accident funds due, South Africa will not feel much of the price fall.
Autonomous and tech industries are moving towards self-driving cars with limited autonomy, either within geofenced locations or under certain conditions.
The Geneva Auto Show is Switzerland’s an annual automotive show, publicly hosted by Geneva Palexpo Convention Centre, running its 87th event for the year of 2017. The auto event is world-renowned as one of the most interesting auto shows of the year
The ‘Big Apple’ is experiencing a bit of automotive problems… Is the Nissan brand heading into the same direction as the Ford Kuga, Ford EcoSport and Mercedes-Benz model variants?
At 07:45pm on Tuesday, the 8th of March 2017, Jozi’s OR Tambo International Airport experienced a gutsy heist. Robbers rushed into stealing a speculated R24-million, apart from other goods. Thankfully, no gun shots fired and no injuries were reported, as a result of the incident.
The French brand has made its way back onto to the automotive ‘wall of fame’. A Similar to the South African car ‘Consumer Awards’, the ‘European Car of the Year’ is one of Europe’s most exclusive events in the automotive industry. The awards provides an outlook into the current year’s best motor vehicle.
Bugatti Chiron is claimed to be the most fastest, powerful, luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car. The Bugatti car boasts 1,480 horses with a top speed of 288 miles per hour (mph).
South Africa is experiencing advancing numbers in car crimes, monthly. However, this does not come as much of a surprise as crime is one of South Africa’s most common reality.
Kwazulu-Natal’s Road Racing Club’s race event is one of South Africa’s biggest automotive event on the motorsport calendar.
South Africa’s Jozi has become a prominent statistic of smash and grab crimes - the most common street robbery and 14th most frequent crime, in South Africa.
CarZar is amped as the world’s biggest motoring show is back!
Volkswagen is going autonomous for the first time, with a design concept that reminds CarZar of the 1980s. VW has named its autonomous motor vehicle, ‘Sedric’. Kind of random but not so much, if you think about it. Volkswagen exerts its intelligence by combining the words ‘self-driving car’; hence, the creation of Sedric.