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Group 1 Cars Blog

News, Reviews and Interesting Facts on all Cars


Tips For Getting Your Car Ready for the Holidays

Posted by on 09 Nov 2019 under General, Group 1 Cars

Driving

How To Get Your Car Ready For The Holidays

It seems every summer half of South Africa gets into their cars to visit the other half, who tend to live quite far away. Every year is the same lament of the terrible toll on our roads. There is nothing you, the responsible driver, can do about the behaviour of others. You can keep an eye out for inebriated pedestrians, drive defensively and take regular rest stops.


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Need Help Fixing A Tyre Puncture?

Posted by on 27 Oct 2019 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Flat Tyre

Tips TO Fix A Flat Tyre

Everyone knows that ‘prevention is better than cure’ but sometimes things are simply out of our control. In the motoring world, a tyre puncture is always a possible outcome whether you drive on urban roads or going off-road. Even if you are the most careful driver, you can’t always avoid getting a tyre puncture.

 
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Our Group 1 Write Up: Honda Civic Type R

Posted by on 23 Oct 2019 under Civic, Honda

Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R

A Sports Compact is a class of car which is based on a production model but offers sportier features, looks and handling. It is a vehicle class which is dominated worldwide by the Honda Civic Type R, which is why the Used Honda Civic Type R Vehicles for Sale at Group 1 are always in high demand. There are 5 model variants which have been manufactured and sold globally, which each one having limited or special editions which has further expanded the range. Each Honda Civic Type R Model Variant is based on a generation of standard Hond Civic Vehicles which are classified as follows:


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Our Group 1 Write Up: Volkswagen Golf GTI

Posted by on 17 Oct 2019 under Golf GTI, Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf GTI

Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Golf was originally designed to replace the iconic VW Beetle, but because of the massive success of the vehicle within two years of its launch Volkswagen also launched the first Golf GTI model variant. It was an instant hit and ever since then, a thriving Used VW Golf GTI Used Cars market was established. Today is no exception and all of the Used Golf GTI for Sale at Group 1 are quickly snapped up by the vehicles avid fan base.


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Seven Pre-owned SUVs To Think About

Posted by on 03 Oct 2019 under Asx, Car Buying Tips, Car Reviews, Ecosport, Ford, Group 1 Cars, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault, Toyota, X-Trail

SUV in Woods

Seven Great SUVs

There is no such thing as a typical SUV. Some are bigger, some are rather cramped. Some are a bit too grand for anything but parking on a pavement, while some are at home in the bush. You cannot really compare cheap with cheap or large with large and get a meaningful answer.


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Getting To Grips With Traction Control

Posted by on 20 Sep 2019 under Blog

Tyre on Tar

The Importance of Traction and Driving

Regardless of the car you drive, traction is important as without friction between your car tyres and the road surface, you won’t be able to go anywhere. According to Continental, “Overall, traction control is meant to maximize your forward or reverse tractive capabilities.”


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Versatile Kia K2700 Makes Light Work Of Any Task

Posted by on 28 Aug 2019 under Car Model History, Car Reviews, Kia

Kia K2700

The Kia K2700 Workhorse

Looking for a new or used truck to meet all of your load-bearing needs? You’ve come to the right place as we take a closer look at the reliable, practical and economical Kia K2700. Specially designed for carrying all sorts of loads, the Kia K2700 is suitable for various situations and applications. Whether you’re transporting goods, moving house, run a gardening service or helping with any heavy lifting, it is the best choice you’ll ever make.


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5 Facts About Filling Stations That Are Actually Myths

Posted by on 20 Aug 2019 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Caltex Filling Station

Filling Station Facts or Myths?

Have you ever waited until morning to fill up because you believe you get more fuel earlier in the day than later? Or perhaps you had a flaming row with your significant other because they whipped out their cell to make a call while you were at the service station? Today we take a look at five facts about filling stations that are actually myths. Read on to find out more.


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Tips To Avoid A Shoddy Car Dealership

Posted by on 30 Jul 2019 under Car Buying Tips, General, Group 1 Cars

Used Car Dealership

How To Avoid Unreliable Used Car Dealerships

Far too often we hear horror stories about unsuspecting buyers being fooled by a shoddy car dealership. It all starts off well as people think they are getting a brilliant deal which only turns out to be a total waste of time and money. Everything comes down to trust but with so many car sharks out there, how do you know which car dealership to use?

An obvious solution is to only buy from a reputable dealership directly associated with the brand you want or those with accreditation from the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). Most of these dealerships also sell used cars which are typically the safest bet.


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New VS Used: The Benefits for First-Time Buyers

Posted by on 19 Jul 2019 under Blog, Car Buying Tips, General, Group 1 Cars

Used Vs New Cars

Buying Used vs New

Buying your first car is one of those big life moments you will always remember. After all, a car is a symbol of personal freedom. When you have your own set of wheels you can (for all intents and purposes) set off into the sunset, chasing new horizons and seeking thrilling adventures whenever you choose. Well, in real life most of us have to pitch up for work in the morning, but you get what we’re saying.


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