When’s your next scheduled emergency?

It's late at night and you're driving on a dark, lonely road. Suddenly, the steering wheel tugs in your hands and the car is hard to control. You ease the car to the side of the road and stop. Getting out, you see that the left rear tyre is going flat and you don't have a spare.

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Road rage and how to control it

There's a big difference between observing reckless driving behaviour and reacting to it with rage. It's perfectly normal to be alarmed at poor driving and hopefully to respond defensively. But some of us get furious at times. We honk our horns. We slow way down with them right on our tailgate to "teach them a lesson," or we pull up beside them, roll down our windows, and yell.

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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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Top tips to buying your first car, and keeping it!

Congratulations! You’re at the stage in your life where you can finally afford to buy your first car. For most people, your own car unlocks a level of independence and freedom, allowing you to get from point A to B quick and effortlessly! With so many options on the market to consider, it’s difficult to not get carried away with excitement but finding the right car for you, whether it’s brand new or previously owned, can be challenging. Therefore, you need to consider some important aspects first before signing on the dotted line.

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A quick and easy guide to jumpstart your car

Car batteries take a lot of punishment and can die at any time, especially during the winter months or if you accidentally left a car door open or your headlights on. If your car battery is flat, then you need to jump-start your car. This can be easier said than done, but our handy guide walks you through everything you need to know about jump-starting a car.

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How to overcome dreaded motion sickness

Car sickness is a type of motion sickness and is common among millions of people. Certainly one of the top 10 most dreaded feelings for anyone, is nausea while travelling. Imagine a child sitting in the backseat without being able to see out the window, or a passenger reading a book in the book. The inner ear will sense motion, but the eyes and joints wont. This may result in an upset stomach, cold sweats, fatigue and nausea.

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Five rules passengers should never break

But Matrix understands that the journey is just as important as the destination, so below are a few tips that passengers should always keep in mind when travelling ‘shotgun’ or back-seat.

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