The Top 20 Killer Roads in SA

According to a recent report released by the Automobile Association (AA), 2016 saw 14,071 fatalities on South Africa’s roads – a significant jump from 12,944 deaths recorded in 2015, a 9% increase, with over 1,120 more fatalities, year-on-year.

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Why your Matrix device is so much more than just a vehicle-finder

With the alarming rise of vehicle thefts and hijackings in South Africa, we all understand the importance of having a Matrix device installed in your vehicle. However, with the rise of inflation and motorists having to dig even deeper into their pockets to afford increasing fuel costs, many may question if a vehicle tracking device is as beneficial as ‘they’ make it out to be or if motorists should just remove it from their monthly list of expenses.

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How to protect your car’s interior this summer

Have you ever tried to add up the hours you spend in your car? It’s a lot, isn’t it? Commutes, errand runs and road trips can have you sitting in those bucket seats for hours on end, and during that time, you and your passengers are actually living in the interior. This may often result in smudges on the windows, scratches on the dash and food in the seat crevices that accumulate and leave you wondering what happened to the spotless interior you had when you first bought the car.

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Avoiding South Africa’s latest car wash crime trend

How many times have you driven to your car wash up on a Saturday morning, handed over your keys to the smiling attendant and left your car unattended for a couple of hours while you do your weekly errands? Well, perhaps you should think twice next time.

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Matrix re-launches the Early Warning functionality

Matrix’s Early Warning feature was developed to allow our response teams to react to vehicle theft and tampering in the shortest time possible. The updated Early Warning feature will notify you if your vehicle is moved while Early Warning is activated, by sending an interactive notification that allows you to ‘Report’ or ‘Disable’ the prompt.

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Matrix makes it easy to submit your SARS travel claims

Whether you’re self-employed, a business owner or a corporate employee, tracking your travel and fuel expenses is crucial for business and tax purposes. It’s important to keep a record of your trips and start recording your vehicle’s odometer reading for the tax year on 1 March annually, to ensure that you can provide an accurate, detailed and SARS compliant logbook when claiming against a travel allowance for the year of assessment.

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Your 6-step guide to changing a flat

At Matrix, our priority is your personal safety and the safety of your loved ones. Being stuck next to the side of the road with a flat tyre can be a stressful experience, especially if you are alone.

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Are you missing the vital ingredient to keep your family safe?

One of the biggest worries for any parent, child, spouse or family member, is the uncertainty of knowing where your loved one is or if they arrived at their destination safely. The ability of being to see that your son arrived safely on his Matric holiday in his new car, not only provides you with peace of mind, but can also be the difference between life and death. With the number of road fatalities increasing every year, it’s more important to know your family’s whereabouts than ever before.

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Are you being followed home? Follow these 4 important steps

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has encouraged motorists to be cautious at all times, especially when travelling at night. As a South African motorist, it’s important to check your rear-view mirror while driving and to be aware of your surroundings at all times. If you are suspicious that someone is following you, there are precautions you can take to make sure that you stay safe.

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Your 8-step bumper-bashing reference guide

Bumper bashing – an expletive for many motorists who have been involved in a collision or seen it happen to someone else. In fact, having someone drive into the back of your car can really leave you feeling distraught, especially when you may be held accountable for causing the accident.

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