Minimise tax money through deductions

Tax legislation provides for an individual taxpayer to claim certain expenses incurred during a year of assessment against the income received. However, the type of expenses you can claim is dependent on the type of income you received. According to tax law, a normal salaried individual can claim the following expenses as tax deductions: Retirement… Read more »

Top tips to staying safe when driving through construction sites

1. Avoid Distractions Distracted driving, such as sending a text or email, checking social media, talking on the phone, or eating while driving, are not only illegal in many parts of the world, but are also extremely dangerous. Anything that diverts your attention away from the task of driving significantly increases your risk for being… Read more »

Safety for women who drive alone – a list of do’s and don’ts

It’s important for women to be cautious when driving alone, especially since the latest statistics reveal that women who drive alone are much more target by criminals and hijackers, than men. So what precautions can women take to ensure that you arrive safely at your destination? Don’t leave your valuables lying around: This is very important… Read more »

Should you buy that colourful car?

Colour – something we all want in our lives – and when choosing your next car, it’s easy to get carried away with all the aesthetics and of course…the colour. However, choosing the wrong colour car may leave you with buyer’s remorse in the future. Colin Morgan, director at used car retailer getWorth, says that cars… Read more »

Has the fuel price got you stressed? How to save fuel

Has the recent fuel increase got you stressed? The cost of fuel has risen for the second time in two months – to nearly R16 per litre. Well, there are a few things that you can do make your fuel tank, and your pocket, stretch a bit farther. General vehicle maintenance Making sure that your… Read more »

Are you sure your car is roadworthy? Here is the minimum criteria

Driving a roadworthy car is a legal requirement in South Africa. All busses, taxis and trucks must undergo a roadworthy test every year and the owners will not be able to renew their licenses without the presentation of a valid roadworthy certificate. When cars change ownership, you also need to present a roadworthy certificate before… Read more »

Ferrari walks away with the International Engine of the Year award

The International Engine of the Year Awards is an annual competition, judged by a fully independent panel of industry experts from around the world. This year, this prestigious event was presented by Engine Technology International magazine and took place in Germany, where the world’s top engines competed for the coveted title of International Engine of… Read more »

Another fuel upset for SA motorists

Trends are showing that another massive fuel price hike is likely at the end of May. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. “Last month’s fuel price account was closed earlier by the Department of Energy, resulting in the… Read more »

Six driving habits that are costing you money

You may be smart with your money but are you smart with your driving? The way you act when you’re behind the wheel and your driving behaviour can actually cost you money. Go easy on your wallet by avoiding the following bad habits: 1) Driving at high speeds For sure – it’s fun to put… Read more »

A quick and easy guide to check your car’s fluid levels

There are many types of vehicle fluids that we as motorists, need to keep an eye on, to ensure that our car remains in tip top shape. If we don’t pay attention to the warning signs, a vehicle’s engine, and other vehicle parts, could sustain serious damage – leaving you with a very hefty bill…. Read more »