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Driving Tips for Windy Conditions in the Western Cape

Posted by on 12 Apr 2024 under Blog

Essential Tips for Driving in Wind in the Western Cape

Essential Tips for Driving in Wind in the Western Cape

The Western Cape province of South Africa is renowned for its strong winds that can cause driving conditions to be hazardous. Whether you’re navigating the winding coastal roads, some of the province’s many passes or even just out on the highways and byways, being prepared for windy weather is crucial for your safety on the road.


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Top Passenger Quirks Driving Drivers Up the Wall

Posted by on 05 Apr 2024 under Blog

Annoying Passenger Habits That Have Drivers Going Bonkers

Annoying Passenger Habits That Have Drivers Going Bonkers

Will ya stop that?” Ah, every driver has uttered these words at least once in their lifetime. It’s the sheer frustration of contending with some of the most irksome passenger habits known to humanity.


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A Concise Guide To Your Car’s Water Pump

Posted by on 14 Mar 2024 under Car Maintenance

Complete Guide To Your Car’s Water Pump

Complete Guide To Your Car’s Water Pump

Your car’s engine is a remarkable feat of engineering, with hundreds of components working in perfect harmony. With all the modern-day features that a vehicle has, the unassuming parts often get overlooked. For example, the simple but crucial water pump. Without this vital component, your engine would quickly overheat, leading to failure, potentially leaving you stranded.


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South Africa’s Used Car Market And Insights For 2024

Posted by on 29 Feb 2024 under Blog

SA's Used Car Market Performance Amd High Hopes For 2024

SA’s Used Car Market Performance Amd High Hopes For 2024

The South African used cars market is gearing up for a promising year in 2024. With robust demand expected to persist, projections indicate an increase in transactions compared to the previous year. As more new cars enter the market and demand stabilizes, we anticipate further downward pressure on used car prices.


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Car Lingo Part 3: Modern Terminology Explained

Posted by on 07 Feb 2024 under Blog

Modern Car Tech Features Explained

Modern Car Tech Features Explained

Automotive technical terms can be challenging to comprehend. Continuing our 3-part blog series on modern vehicle terminologies, we’re still on a mission to simplify some of the automotive jargon that might boggle your mind whenever you hear them.


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Car Lingo Part 2: Modern Terminology Explained

Posted by on 26 Jan 2024 under Blog

Modern Car Tech Features Explained

Modern Car Tech Features Explained

EBD, AFS, AWD. These are some of the common vehicle jargon that swirls around in a steaming car conversation. While it is quite likely that you’ve heard of these innovative automotive acronyms before, you may not be completely aware of their implications. In part 1 of this series, we’ve broken down and explained some common automotive lingo you are likely to encounter, especially with the recent proliferation of safety, handling and luxury features.


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Open Source Software Is Transforming The Future Of Vehicle Technology

Posted by on 15 Jan 2024 under Blog

How OSS is pushing the speedometer on SDV's

How OSS is pushing the speedometer on SDV’s

The creation of what many call the “software-defined car” is impacting the customer experience more than ever. Drivers now expect personalisation, advanced communication services, enhanced digital experiences and improved driver assistance systems.


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Car Lingo Part 1: Modern Terminology Explained

Posted by on 21 Dec 2023 under Blog

Modern Car Tech Features Explained

Modern Car Tech Features Explained

When browsing the interwebs for a new car you may come across many abbreviations for modern vehicle car features that are Greek to you. From ESA to AFS many common technical specs are lost on us, mere mortals. If you’re tired of Googling, we have put together a comprehensive list of vehicle lingo explained.


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The Vital Role Of Braking Systems In Vehicle Safety

Posted by on 14 Dec 2023 under Blog

Your Guide To Car Brakes And Advanced Braking Technologies

Your Guide To Car Brakes And Advanced Braking Technologies

Every vehicle’s safety depends heavily on its braking system, crucial for stopping the car and preventing accidents. This makes regular brake maintenance and repairs essential. Let’s dig deeper into the basics of car brakes, their functions, and how to spot issues before they become big, expensive problems.


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Residual Car Value: Everything You Need To Know Explained

Posted by on 29 Nov 2023 under Car Buying Tips

What Is Residual (Balloon) Value When Buying A Car

What Is Residual (Balloon) Value When Buying A Car

Found your dream car and now you need to think about financing it? If you’re in the process of buying a car, you may have heard the terms ‘residual value’ or ‘balloon payment’. Not sure exactly what this means? We have broken it down for you.


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