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News, Reviews and Interesting Facts on all Cars


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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Car Review: Second-hand 2003 Nissan X-Trail

Posted by on 24 Jun 2019 under Blog, Car Model History, Car Reviews, X-Trail

2003 Nissan X-Trail

Used Nissan X-Trail

The year was 2001 when the Nissan X-Trail was launched facing off against the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. At that stage, both were in their second generation which meant the Nissan X- Trail had stiff competition with these already successful SUV crossovers.


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Helpful Advice When Buying Secondhand Cars

Posted by on 12 Jun 2019 under Blog, Car Buying Tips

Second hand Cars

Tips When Buying A Second hand Car

According to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers South Africa (NAAMSA), sales of secondhand cars have increased steadily in South Africa over the past few years. Considering the high prices of new cars and the fact that more students are looking for their own means of transport, pre-owned vehicles play an important role in the economy.


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How Does The Kia Rio 1.4 Tec Measure Up?

Posted by on 23 May 2019 under Car Reviews, Kia, Rio

Fourth Generation Kia Rio

Fourth Generation Kia Rio

The Kia Rio was launched in South Africa in early 2017 and immediately turned heads wherever it went. Motorists around the country fell in love with the Rio as it seemed ideal for urban life. What’s more, they sell about 500 Kia Rio’s every month and the sporty hatchback has regularly been at the top of the list for SA’s top 10 passenger cars.


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The Truth Behind Turbos And Engine Technology

Posted by on 16 May 2019 under Blog, General

Turbo Engine

Turbo Engine

Unlike the old days where turbos were reserved for racers and muscle cars spewing fire and deafening noise, today’s engine technology has changed considerably. All types of cars across various segments, regardless of shape, size, brand or price points have implemented turbos in some shape or form.


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