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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This is why you should never place your feet on the dash

Long rides can be tiresome and uncomfortable, especially if you have luggage or snacks stored on the floor, on the passenger side. With not much place to rest your feet, the dashboard seems to be the only other obvious place for passengers to rest their feet. But is this really safe?

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Do you suffer from ‘parkophobia’?

Parallel parking – something many of us get stressed about every now and again, especially when the only parking spot in sight is a tiny parking bay that you somehow need to manoeuvre in and out of. It’s no surprise that in a Ford poll, the fear of parallel parking was ranked right up there with job interviews and meeting the in-laws as life’s most stressful moments.

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New driving regulations on the way!

The Minister of Transport has continued her campaign against irresponsible driving and deaths on South African roads. This time, by announcing the new driving regulations in South Africa. The new regulations are set for 11 May 2017.

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