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 »

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… Read more »

When’s your next scheduled emergency?

Exactly – you don’t know when you need to be prepared next.  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… Read more »