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Warning smells on your vehicle

-sniff them out- Vehicles, just like people, will give you signs when something isn’t right. It’s our job to always be attentive and on the lookout for these signs because early detecti...

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How to fix squeaky brakes

-put an end to the squeal- Squeaky brakes are most often not an indication that  something is seriously wrong with your vehicle but whether you would li...

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Things to consider before buying a new vehicle

-your buyer’s checklist- Buying a vehicle is not only a big decision in life but also an exciting one. With so many different brands that have so many different models, the choices are plenty...

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When to change your power steering fluid

-knowledge is power… steering fuel utilised correctly- If you have ever owned an older vehicle that didn’t...

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What is Adaptive Cruise Control?

-adjust your drive- There are many names for it- and by many, I mean many. So many, that I can list them- ...

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Safe driving while pregnant

-keep the bun safe in the oven- Pregnancy is a confusing time for a woman with so many different people giving her different types of advice on what to do, what not to do, what to eat, how to sleep and even what soft drinks to stay away from. Today we are here to help lighten this confusion by giving you a guideline for driving while pregnant and how to do it sa...

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What is a bald tyre?

-The Bald and not so Beautiful- A bald tyre is regarded as a worn or used tyre. This tyre has done its kilometres and h...

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When to replace your air filter

When we start talking about vehicle maintenance and upkeep, the first thing I think of is oil, tyres and brakes and without these up to scratch, you can forget about putting rubber to tar. Yes, these are crucial but there are also other aspects of a vehicle to be inspected when it’s time for a service. As the heading of this article suggests, today we are going to be looking into one of those aspects which is your vehicle?s air filter. ...

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How should I know if my CV joints need replacement?

-understand the linkage- Firstly, what is it? Your constant velocity axle or commonly referred to as your CV joints are used to send power from the transmission to the wheels while also assisting to smooth-out the up-and-down movement caused by rough roads. Your vehicle als...

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How to prepare your vehicle for this winter

-a frosty checklist- Winter is approaching fast and with it comes many good things like fuzzy socks and hot chocolate and onesies.  Although, there is m...

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Different types of vehicle dents

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What to look for when buying a second-hand caravan

-buy a mobile home, not a mobile horror house- Caravans are a great investment if you are an adventure-seeking family who enjoys everything our beautiful country has to offer. Due to financial dema...

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What is the difference between a nudge bar and a bull bar?

-a nudge in the right direction of safety- When it comes to vehicle accessories and add-ons it can be quite difficult to guide yourself with these endless options. If you are like me and like to dr...

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Let’s Torque cycle safety

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Signs that your wheel bearings need replacing

-get your beatings straight- So we?ve done quite a few Tips now on vehicle noise and what they could mean,  today we?re adding to the list by dissecting wheel bearings and signs to look out for when they have had better days. Before that, what is ...

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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

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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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