Matrix Newsletter – February 2015

Take a moment to think about your first great road trip or, if you’ve never had the chance, picture freedom on the open road. That done, it’s safe to say that road trips mean great memories. There is something romantic and inspiring about the idea of getting into your car and driving toward the horizon. And, as South Africans, we are privileged to host a range of breath-taking destinations, with beautiful scenery all along the way. The question is, what’s the difference between a long drive and a road trip, and what is it that really makes road tripping so great?

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Matrix Newsletter – January 2015

The start of a new year is always a wonderful thing; everything feels fresh and new, and for many people, it’s a chance to jot down a few resolutions and changes for the coming months. But for most, car-related resolutions probably aren’t too high on the list. That’s why, in the spirit of New Year - and because we spend so much time in our cars – we thought we’d drum up a list of resolutions for you and your life on the road.

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Matrix Newsletter – December 2014

So here we are, in the 12th and last month of the year. Finally! But with so much on your plate over the past year, we know that some of you may have left planning your December to the last minute. To help you out, we’ve come up with a lovely little list of places you (and your vehicle) can fall in love with this summer.

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Matrix Newsletter – November 2014

We can all agree that South Africa is a wonderful place but driving our roads can, at times, be an unpleasant experience. We have some of the world’s most amazing destinations and, with naturally beautiful scenery along the way, getting there should be a pleasure. However, sometimes we have to deal with unavoidable rush hours, ever-increasing potholes, traffic-light malfunctions, road closures and now, load shedding that periodically puts us square in the dark. These factors can lead to frustration and anger in an instant, but what if we tried a more positive approach to traffic?

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Matrix Newsletter – October 2014

It is a simple truth that every great journey begins with at least some form of preparation. As this year starts to come to its joyous finale and we all look forward to a much needed break, so too begins the time to focus on the plans that will help make the journey more enjoyable and a little less stressful.

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Matrix Newsletter – August 2014

Built in to general make-up as homo sapiens is a little itch, not caused by mosquito's or winter dryness but that feeling of needing to do more. Everyone experiences this longing, the pit in your stomach and the feeling of incomplete efforts - this is what drives innovation and great technological breakthroughs. Every day we wake up, like clockwork, fight the traffic to work and every day we arrive at the office wanting to do just a little better than the day before and try just that little bit harder.

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Matrix Newsletter – July 2014

The all too true adage, hindsight is 20/20, carries the most impact for those who look back with regrets; from the holiday you should’ve taken to the new ride that seemed like a good idea at the time - it’s more often than not a statement of remorse. Mistakes are a constant in life and nobody is perfect, although there are a few who come close, for most of us two words have been muttered and begrudgingly so – ‘if only’.

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Matrix Newsletter – June 2014

June is coming to a close and that means there's still July to struggle through with one frozen foot in front of the other because the only way to get over it is by getting through it.

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Matrix Newsletter – April 2014

Ahead of the April holiday’s warnings are issued to motorists across the country, increased traffic along major highways increases risks for road users. Each year holds the hope for change and a more peaceful close to the season but each year brings disappointment. In 2013, over 240 fatal accidents were recorded and more than 800 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence.

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Matrix Newsletter – March 2014

When leaving your car to enjoy a stretch and a sip of something cold be sure that your vehicle doors are locked; car jamming is a criminal activity that persists across the country. Criminals disrupt the signal of a car remote which stops the vehicle from being locked, often unnoticed by the driver. This could lead to valuables being taken from the car or the car itself being stolen.

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