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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Overtaking trucks the safe way

South Africa has a modern and well developed transport infrastructure. The transport sector has been highlighted by the government as a key contributor to South Africa’s competitiveness in global markets. South Africa’s total road network is approximately 747,000 km, the longest network of roads in any African country. With so many trucks transporting cargo, often weighing between 10 and 60 tons at one time, what rules can we as motorists abide by when it comes to sharing the road with trucks, to ensure the safety of ourselves and our fellow road users?

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What parents need to know in 2017

Time and again we have heard the importance of transporting your children in a car seat. Since the 1st May 2015, the law states that parents who don’t strap their children under the age of three in a car seat will be fined. With so many options out there, how do you know which car seat is the right one for your child? Below are some questions you need to ask the next time you purchase a car seat.

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Kick the year off right – love your car

At the beginning of each new year, there’s certainly no shortage of ideas and articles to get you ready and motivated for getting the most out of the upcoming year. This year, in addition to making new year’s resolutions to a better you, why not make an additional resolution for your car?

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