Is your car road-trip ready for the holidays?

We want to make sure that your vehicle is road-trip ready for this festive season. To ensure the best possible experience on the road, we want to encourage all motorists to get your vehicle checked and have a plan of action in place before embarking on your journey.

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The importance of regular trailer maintenance before the December holidays

If you are travelling by car, a long road trip is serious test for any vehicle so its important to check that everything is in working condition by sending it in for a service, something many motorists do before they start their holiday. However, what about the good ol’ trusty trailer that is used to carry all those extra gifts, bags, groceries, luggage and kids toys that simply would not fit in the car. Why not start the festive season off on the right foot, and get both serviced at the same time.

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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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