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How trustworthy is your mechanic

-Trust your womanly intuition- As a woman, stepping into a man’s world and asking for repairs to be done on your vehicle, is quite daunting. They might take advantage of the fact that you are unfamiliar and uninformed about vehicles and mechanics....

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Motorist’s contribution to pedestrian safety

-Drive as if every child on the road were you own- You dread to answer the phone, only to hear that your child walking or even driving on a bike has been in an accident and is currently being treated for a broken leg or any other injury obtained. Pedest...

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Dangers of driving with your handbrake up

-a small habit can have a big implication- Picture this: you’re cruising down the highway, blasting music, hair flailing through the open window and you’re ‘living’ in the moment’ when it catches your eye – that little red light that’s shining on your dashb...

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Low or dying battery and what to do

-In the heart of your vehicle- Driving just as you usually would when you stop for five minutes to run into the supermarket to buy yourself a much-needed snack, the moment you climb back into your vehicle it doesn’t want to start, like at all. If...

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How to change a tyre

-Be hands-on and do it like a professional-   Driving to the supermarket when you turn around the corner and do not see the pothole, before you know it you hit it and you’re left with a flat tyre and to top it up your phone doesn’t have reception so you can’t even phone your hubby to assist. We from Women-Torque e...

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What is ABS

-A crucial safety feature for you and your family- Speeding down the highway on your way to work and trying to make it on time when another vehicle pushes right in ...

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Differentiate between a good quality vs low-quality tracking system

-The good and the bad- ...

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Low or dying battery and what to do

-In the heart of your vehicle- Driving just as you usually would when you stop for five minutes to run into the supermarket to buy yourself a much-needed snack, the moment you climb back into your vehicle it doesn’t want to start, like at all. If only you could have prevented yourself from being i...

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Repairing and replacing your rear windscreen

-Looking back and going forward- If you don’t know much about the rear windscreen in your vehicle, other than the fact that it provides visibility and protection from ev...

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How to polish your vehicle

-Shine bright on South African roads- ...

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How to get better fuel efficiency

-Drive more and pay less-  Fuel prices fluctuate more than the waves of the ocean. Everyone wants to save some money instead of paying an unnecessary amount of the hefty petrol price. Petrol prices in South Africa are unpredictable and highly expensive. Fuel is a necessity as transport becomes more demanding in today’s lifetime. That is why t...

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What is aquaplaning and what to do?

-Do not let your vehicle control you, stay in control your vehicle- You are busy driving to work and listening to the news on the radio in the background, your mind is a m...

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What qualifies you to claim from the Road Accident Fund

-do you or a loved one tick all the boxes needed- The Road Accident Fund (RAF) was established to offer financial compensation to any South African who have obtained serious injury or death caused on the roads of South-Africa. This has a negative impac...

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Subaru Outback 2.5-S ES

Wild and styled Talk about the Forester or the XV and let’s not even mention the blue one with the gold rims and pink badges… these vehicles will instantly bring light of recognition to South African eyes, but mention the Outback and there will be ...

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How to be a better and safer driver

-prevention is better than cure- Driving is a lot like throwing a coin in the air, crossing your fingers, and hoping for the best. One of the most important things I remember my dad saying whilst driving back from school one af...

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How the RAF gets funding from individuals and drivers

-from the people, for the people- Money simply doesn’t fall from the sky, but we certainly can dream. Some might wonder where the RAF Scheme gets its funding, there are several different sources and today we are discussing how they attain funding...

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How to preserve the condition of your vehicles interior

-easy regular maintenance for lifelong lovely results- One of the first things that caught your eye when contemplating to buy your charming little hatchback, had been the pristine condition of the interior. A neat and sleek dashboard complimented with ...

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How to preserve the condition of your vehicles interior

-easy regular maintenance for lifelong lovely results- One of the first things that caught your eye when contemplating to buy your charming little hatchback, had been the pristine condition of the interior. A neat and sleek dashboard complimented with ...

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Exhaust muffler delete

-removing some to gain some- No one can deny the pleasurable rumble and performance of a muscle car or the zoom and speed of a supercharged vehicle with an exhaust system amplifying its sound, speed and performance. Realistically speaking, not everyone can afford these vehicles and the luxuries that come with it. Luckily there’s an affordable alternative t...

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Road Accident Fund vs Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS) Bill

-know the difference- I would like to believe that some of us are guilty of not keeping up to date with national economic matters such as the condition of statutory undertakings in South-Africa. This is not because we label ...

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Vehicle insurance policies and what you need to look out for

-make the right choice- If you have been considering insurance for your vehicle and you do not know where to start or more importantly what to look out for, then you’re in luck. Today we are here to assist you and share a...

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All about AWD, FWD, FWD and RWD

-know more about your vehicles drivetrain- We all have our own personal checklist when it comes to buying a vehicle and this is due to our unique lifestyles and preferences. Although the brand we prefer, the vehicles look as well as its features all play an important role in finally signing the papers you shouldn&rsq...

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Why you should invest in roadside assistance

-a necessary helping hand- We all certainly benefit from the development of vehicle technology, vehicle upgrades and spec enhancements as it improves our driving experience along with granting better, safer and more comfortable trips. Unfortunately, there is a flip side to these mechanical enhancements, vehicles are more complicatedly engineered and mean that veh...

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How to keeping your vehicle cool and potentially prevent it from overheating

-prevention is better than cure - South Africa is prone to hot summers that reach scorching temperatures and although this makes for the perfect day at the beach where you can take in all the sunlight, this might not be the ca...

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The importance of education about road safety

-education is always key- We often overlook the impact of road safety in South Africa, even though manufactures restlessly try to improve safety for passengers and pedestrians via advanced features and sensors, we should never underestimate t...

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Tips for Newly Drivers

-know the basics of driving- We are here today to share important tips new drivers should know about and keep in mind every time that they?re on the road.  First and foremost: ...

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How to properly clean your vehicle

Know the right way of cleaning your wheels- ...

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Paint protection makes maintenance easier

-making life a little more convenient and stress free- Whether it’s a two year old that decides to make your vehicles bumper their personal scratching pad, or if vehicle had been parked under a tree while running your errands, when pesky pigeons d...

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The size of you battery

-power comes in all shapes and sizes- You bought your vehicle about four years ago and it has proven to be a reliable and joyful companion since. Just like most things in life, unfortunately problems will start to arise. Then again, fortunately you hav...

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Influence of a catalytic converter

-Removing toxins from your environment and life, while saving you money- Being a women means that we have not always payed attention to vehicles in our teens. A few mechanical terms and elements...

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Influence of Mag size for road holding

-small change in size, significant change in driving- Being a women we usually pay more attention to the prettier aspects more than the practicality of something, just like we do when choosing ...

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Water dripping from your exhaust

-harmless or harmful, know the difference- An average Tuesday morning as you park your vehicle in your designated parking carrying your coffee, work file and handbag in both hands ready to start a promising productive day ahead. You walk around to the ...

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Facts about your vehicle’s shocks

-know the facts- Even if ...

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Tips on Turbo troubles

-easy as that- With the ever-increasing pursuit towards perfo...

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How to best negotiate for a pre-owned vehicle

-know the a, b and c’s in negotiating- ...

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How to keep your vehicle in a good condition

-what you need to do- It takes more than just having your vehicle washed once or twice a month or taking your vehicle for its annual service to keep it in a top-notch condition. Th...

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Tips on buying the right vehicle for your teenager

-meeting the right criteria for you and your teenager - Buying the right car for your teena...

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How to test drive a pre-owned vehicle

-do it right the first time around- If you are planning on bu...

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Selling your vehicle

-what you need to know- It’s that time of the year where you are ready to finish up the year and start thinking about the new one ahead. That is why you might be thinking about selling your current vehicle and you might be in the market looking for a new on...

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Stainless steel vs mild-steel exhausts

-which suits your specific driving needs?- We often forget the significant impact an exhaust system has on our vehicles daily performance. Everyone has a different lifestyle and routine so it would be quite obvious that they have different traveling types in terms of driving habits and mos...

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Tyre properties and compounds

-get to know your tyre in-depth- To well-maintain or to purchase a good quality tyre you need to take it back to the basics by breaking it way down to reveal the bare bones. Knowing the different individual properties and compounds of your vehicles tyr...

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Having your windshield repaired

-Get it fixed before you have to pay an arm and a leg- You know the rules of the road in South-Africa and therefore you know that the crack on your windshield, mocking you as you drive and try to best ignore it, can’t be ignored for much longer. Y...

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Safety features needed in a child car seat

-added benefits and fancy means nothing without safety- While on the hunt for the perfect child car seat, you follow a basic checklist for the seat before purchasing Firstly price, then secondly safety and third, vehicle compatibility and then lastly an...

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Trickle vs Regular vs Fast battery charger

-Your battery’s best companion- We know that choosing the right battery was challenging enough, not to mention maintaining or jump-starting it, but you ...

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Laminated Acoustic Windscreens

-Added layers have additional benefits- Major advancements occur with every new vehicle introduced to dealerships. These advancements have big impacts on the safety, comfort, ...

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Things to know about an automatic vehicle

Although this might be a preference to most vehicle owners and buyers due to its easy driving nature, there are still so much vehicle buyers don’t know about an automatic vehicle. So read on and get to know your vehicle a little better. Some of its perks: ...

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How to handle a vehicle hijacking

-stay in control - Based on the SAPS’s statistics in South Africa, one vehicle is hijacked every single 32 minutes, this shocking truth means that every driver should be alert and safeguard themselves against this possibility. Unfortunately, we wo...

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Signs that your vehicle battery is dying

It seems like your usual Tuesday morning after getting ready for work and grabbing your first hot cup of coffee on the go for the day. Unfortunately, after finishing putting away your things in the boot and getting behind the wheel to start your journey to work, to no avail will your vehicle start. You soon realise three things, your vehicle won’t start due to a dead battery, you are going to be late for work and you will need to call your neighbour for a helping hand,...

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Factors that influence your vehicle insurance rate

-You determine the rate you pay- Vehicle insurance can be quite intricate to fully understand, but one thing is clear - not all people pay the same. You might drive the same car and use the same insurance provider, but, for th...

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The Importance of ICE

-Help is only one dial away- Technology has advanced over the years, not only to expand communication, but to put extra safety measures into our lives. Everyone travels with a cell phone, it is that one modern device we just c...

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