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Items you should never leave in your vehicle

-a look-out list- When it comes to vehicle safety there are thousands of aspects to consider from...

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What is Electronic Stability Control?

-regulate your drive- When it comes to safety there should never be a compromise. Modern vehicles are jam-packed with advanced technologies to ensure that you, your family and other road users are always protected. Today we are going to be delving into one of these features and that is Electronic Stability Control. Electronic Stability ...

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What do to when you witness a vehicle accident?

-be on the look-out- Accidents are a traumatic experience and witnessing one can be just as frightening. Today we are going to provide you with some tips on how to navigate through this horrible ex...

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When should you replace your windshield wiper?

-wipe away a few worries- When recently asked in conversation when last I changed my windshield wiper blades, I just shrugged the question off as inconsequential and quickly moved onto something else, but this got me thinking… yes wipers are a sm...

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Everything you need to know about ABS

-A crucial safety feature for you and your family- What is ABS and how does it work? ...

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How to identify a bent rim

-a costly crook- Boom, Crash and Bang! That’s not only the sound of your wheel hitting a pothole but also of your spirit sinking. Why? Because there is most po...

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What is the difference between coolant and antifreeze?

I had a problem navigating the difference between a coolant and antifreeze. I knew that both are added to your radiator and I knew that antifreeze was to stop the water in your engine from freezing (that was kind of taken from the name) but I have never heard of coolant before. The word coolant already gave me an idea of what its function could be (to cool the engine down) but what exactly are bo...

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How to make the most out of being stuck in traffic

-make the most of being stagnant at a light post- ...

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Why is my vehicle leaking oil?

-a navigation through a dark spill- It happens to everyone somewhere during their life, it doesn’t matter how well you drive or what type of vehicle you have, at one point or another you will...

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How safe is it to drive with a chipped or cracked windshield?

-it is all about clear vision- A chip on a windscreen can cause plenty of confusion- when can it be considered as something to have fixed before it develops into a crack or when can it still be overlooked as minor and insignificant? These are ...

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Should you buy a hybrid vehicle?

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Tips on safely overtaking

 -Keep left, pass right-   Overtaking can be a daunting activity, I don’t do it often and would ...

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Signs that your clutch is on its way out

-Get your vehicle into gear-   I am sure have heard the word clutch or clutch plate at some point and may not have fully understood the meaning of it, well, let us give you a bit of insight. Your clutch or clutch plate allows you to change your gears while your engine is still on the go. Your clutch connects your engine and transmi...

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Tips on buying a car online and how to avoid being scammed

-Watch out for a pig in the poke- ...

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Motorist’s contribution to pedestrian safety

-Drive as if every child on the road were your own- Pedestrian injuries increase every year and are a real concern in South Africa. Whether you put a toe to the tar or travel with two or four wheels, our aim as road users is the same- to get to and from...

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Taking care of your car seats and interior

-Preserve it and enjoy it- These days the only way we have our car seats looked after is by going to car...

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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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