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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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VW T-Cross

You’d want to Cross this T The VW T-Cross was launched in September 2019 for the first time in South Africa and is based on the MBQ platform which is positioned below the T-Roc. This means that it is the smallest SUV produced...

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Dingo Dinkelman receives a Hilux Double-Cab from TSAM

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has sponsored wildlife conservation supporter and popular YouTuber Dingo Dinkelman with a Hilux Double Cab 2.4 GD6 4X4 AT. According to Glenn Crompton, Vice President of Marketing at TSAM: “One of our primary goals at Toyota is to promote the su...

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BMW X1 xDrive25i

Take it on! Named as the first in the X family, the BMW X1 sets a lot of trends (and breaks a lot as well). This is the first BMW in the X family to be front-wheel driven and it has been causing a stir in ...

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Alfa Romeo has chosen Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos as the new Head of Design

Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos will be taking all his expertise that he has acquired in Spain, South Korea and France to the Stellantis Group from July 1st, 2021 where he will be working under Jean-Pierre Ploué, the Chief Design Officer of Stellantis. He will be in charge of the ele...

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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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400 000 VW Polos have been produced at the Kariega plant

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) rejoiced in reaching another impressive achievement- the 400 000th unit of the current Volkswagen Polo has rolled off the production line in Kariega (formerly Uitenhage). This means that Kariega has manufactured 61 635 Polos and 10 373 Polo Vivos in 2021. ...

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Audi RS6 Avant

  A-vant one! German engineers pride themselves on providing excellence and supreme driving comfort. So much so, that when you hear of a new German vehicle or the Audi RS6 Avant in this case, you can practically smell ...

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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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Mitsubishi Motors South Africa employs Thato Magasa as their new Managing Director

As of the 1st of March 2021, Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has been under the guidance of a new Managing Director, Thato Magasa. He has taken the reigns from Pedro Pereira who has been steering the ship since 2015. “After being with the Motus Group (the holding compan...

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New Volkswagen Tiguan pricing has been revealed

The Volkswagen Tiguan is highly popular in South Africa and took the title of the best-selling medium SUV last year with 4 280 units finding homes countrywide. It joins the T-family amongst the T-Cross, T-Roc, Tiguan Allspace and the Touareg with a gorgeous new exterior, state of the art technologies and plenty of guaranteed fun for the family. ...

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Toyota Urban Cruiser

A terrific city trotter SUVs are now more popular than ever and have taken South Africa, or the world for that matter by storm, Now, not all of us can play keeping it up with the Joneses and that yawns open a rich gap in the market...

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The all-new Peugeot 208 – Elegant & Sophisticated

The all-new Peugeot 208 – Elegant & Sophisticated   The All-New Peugeot 208 is a modern, urban hatchback that has been re-invented with such exceptional style and French flair, it is no wonder it was named as European Car of the Year and Women’s Car of the Year for 2020   Power & performance ...

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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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Ford Figo Freestyle

F stands for Fun We all know how crossovers have become the next best thing and are more common at a traffic light than those guys selling avos and naartjies. Crossovers provide the per...

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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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Krugersdorp receives a new, state-of-the-art Volkswagen dealership

The NTT Group has devoted more than R70 million to a new Volkswagen dealership in Krugersdorp, Gauteng that will have a high-tech showroom, workshop and parts department. “The Volkswagen Brand has a total of 109 dealerships in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, with our dealers...

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Hyundai i20 1.4 Motion Manual

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Different types of vehicle dents

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Opel Astra SPORT 1.6T A/T

A stellar hatch With many awards to its name, the Opel Astra is sure to be a decent offering but in a country like South Africa, where we are extremely brand conscious, it can be tough to prove that you have what it takes. The Astr...

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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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Mitsubishi Motors South Africa takes new titles

MMSA has taken the titles as a top regional performer by Mitsubishi Motors Middle East & Africa (MMMEA). Furthermore, Mitsubishi East Rand shines with a leading service advisor. “Our aim is to offer a consistently high-quality retail and ownership experience of our vehicles a...

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Audi A3 1.0 TFSI Sportback

A stands for astounding When it comes to vehicle satisfaction, Audi rules the roost. The Germans just know how to produce a vehicle that will have their clients beaming (even on the way to the bank). The A...

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JAC Motors rejoices a happier future with the JAC DAY

JAC has revealed the new JAC DAY which will annually take place on the 20th of May. With more than 120 countries in celebration of this year’s “New Era’ theme will demonstrate the brand?s optimistic viewpoint and their assurance of a happier future after the pandemic. ...

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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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TrenTyre receives Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor Status

TrenTyre Directors are pleased to inform that they now have an all-female board of directors. This is terrific considering that they are now a B-BBEE Level 1 Contributor. “We reviewed our transformation strategy within all the elements of the B-BBEE scorecard and adopted a people...

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Mercedes Benz A200 Sedan

An A-Class vehicle The Mercedes-Benz A200 is a stylish sedan that corks the opening of the hatchbacks and the C-Class. It oozes with street appeal and I think this is an ideal vehicle to own if you’r...

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Let’s Torque cycle safety

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Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

The big bird To buy or not to buy- that is the question you will be asking yourself countless times in your life. It will be in multiple and diverse scenarios from something as small as a new red number or something as large and im...

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The new Subaru XV is a looker

I think he tweaked Subaru XV crossover is gorgeous with its new and enhanced styling. It?s also available in new colours- Plasma Yellow Pearl and Horizon Blue Pearl. Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) is also integrated to adapt the vehicle?s driving to your needs. Additional safety f...

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The new Subaru XV is a looker

I think he tweaked Subaru XV crossover is gorgeous with its new and enhanced styling. It?s also available in new colours- Plasma Yellow Pearl and Horizon Blue Pearl. Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) is also integrated to adapt the vehicle?s driving to your needs. Additional safety f...

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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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Renault Sandero STEPWAY TECHROAD

San-Dare-O So, the Renault Sandero receives a mixed bag of criticism all around- some absolutely love it and will buy one for themselves and their moms, while others will give it a swift walk-by. I personally think the Sandero has ...

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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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A new Peugeot, Citroën and Opel dealer facility has opened in KwaZulu Natal

“We’re excited to be even more convenient to KZN customers in the area as we welcome Bates Motors to the Peugeot, Citroën, and Opel brands,” said Leslie Ramsoomar, Managing Director Stellantis South Africa. “The addition of Shelly Beach is part of our broader plans to grow our representation across the country.” ...

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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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Nisssan Magnite

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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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Mazda3 Hatch

All good things come in 3 Taking responsibility for approximately a third of their sales, Mazda can be quite proud of their Mazda3, especially considering that over 6-million Mazda3’s have found home...

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Good news for the Easter Cape- VWSA and Raizcorp has extended their partnership for three more years

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been in partnership with Raizcorp since April 2011 to develop the Volkswagen Business Support Centre in Kariega. Established to help and guide local entrepreneurs, the centre has aided 100 entrepreneurs and has seen them generate an R516 million turnover for Eastern Cape. ...

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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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Suzuki Swift Sport

Light and quick Banting, Keto, Paleo and Atkins, we have all heard of these popular dieting plans and how they are uniquely designed to aid a person in weight loss. I think the Suzuki Swift Sport has also heard and has taken a glossy page out of one of those health books- from the previous model to now it has lost 90–kg. The result? A nimble little vehicle that’s easy to maneuver and...

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The Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI is causing a rouse

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI is coming to South Africa soon! “The Volkswagen Group has been impacted by the global shortage of the semiconductor chips and all vehicles built on the MQB platform have been affected. For this reason, the launch of the Golf 8 GTI in Sou...

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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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Honda WR-V

The W stands for Well Done! Continuing down the alphabet and sticking to their naming pattern, Honda has released a new soft-roader named the WR-V. A sibling to the BR-V, HR-V and CR-V, this new Honda family member is very similar ...

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