Winter is around the corner – is your car ready?

Winter is just around the corner and thankfully, South Africa boasts a warmer climate compared too many other countries. In the same way that we need to prepare for winter – swopping summer clothes for winter clothes, stocking up on warm woolly socks and delicious soup- so too do we need to care for our… Read more »

‘Wristband’ keys and other car tech gadgets to look out for

Automotive technology is one of the most exciting industries to part of, especially as vehicle technology evolves at lightning speed. Driverless vehicles, hands-free parking and electric engines are already a reality in many parts of the world but there are many other clever innovations coming down the pipe in the automotive world in 2018. Wrist… Read more »

A step-by-step guide to Parallel Park

For many motorists, parallel parking is one of those things that you perfect for your driving test and then strike off the list once done – never to be performed again. The good news is that parallel parking doesn’t have to be one of your worst nightmares – if you practice regularly by following these… Read more »

How to transport you beloved fur-babies

For many, their fur-babies are their children and the chances are, wherever they go, the beloved pooches must follow. This is especially true if you are going to be moving or travelling for a long period of time. Just like you would make sure that your car insurance is up to date; your car is… Read more »

Staying safe on the roads when the rain comes

With the recent floods and heavy rain in many parts of the country, it’s important to take extra precautions when you are on the roads in wet weather. Safety starts before you drive and your goal should be to see and be seen. Matrix has provided a few simple, but important, tips to remember when… Read more »

Are you getting your student wheels in 2018 – what you should know

Fresh out of matric and heading for varsity, many South African students at this time of year are on the hunt for their first car. Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Automotive, has some important words of advice for students (and their parents) who are in the pre-owned market. Safety first. Whatever your price range do… Read more »

Exhaust smoke emissions – your engine’s distress signal

The panic that sets in when you glance at your rear-view mirror and see a cloud of smoke coming from the back of your car, is something many of us have experienced before. The good news is that different types of exhaust emissions can mean different things, ranging from minor maintenance to something a lot… Read more »

Is your car road-trip ready for the holidays?

Your journey can be unpredictable and having the right partner at your side is essential. At Matrix, your vehicle’s security is essential but ultimately, yours and your loved ones’ safety is of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we want to make sure that your vehicle is road-trip ready for this festive season. To… Read more »