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News, Reviews and Interesting Facts on all Cars

Why You Need A Car Owner’s Manual

Posted by on 02 Jul 2020 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

CCar Instructions

The Importance Of Your Car’s Manual

The best thing about a car owner’s manual is that it can answer most questions about your vehicle. All new cars come with a printed owner’s manual with some companies also making digital copies available. However, very few people actually read the entire booklet but maybe they should as it contains useful information covering just about everything.

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When Should You Replace Your Car Tyres?

Posted by on 17 Jun 2020 under Blog, General

Car Tyre

Time to Replace your Tyres?

Considering that tyres are the only parts that connect your vehicle to the road, why are so many people neglecting their tyre quality? Too many drivers fail to understand the significant impact of worn or damaged tyres on general road safety. Not taking proper care of your tyres will affect acceleration, braking, directional force and even fuel consumption.

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Marcel Swanepoel (MD of Group 1 Motors) reaches out to express his appreciation of all Group 1 Motors staff and customers

Posted by on 11 Jun 2020 under Blog

Marcel Swanepoel (MD of Group 1 Motors) reaches out to express his appreciation of all Group 1 Motors staff and customers. He touches on the sacrifices made, steady return to business and consolidation plans to ensure job retention, cost-cutting and the continued consideration and fulfilment of customers’ needs.

Can You Get A New Car Yet?

Posted by on 05 Jun 2020 under Uncategorized


You’re Allowed To Buy A Car Again!

After sixty-something days of lockdown, does your car still love you? It has been sitting there in the driveway, getting older, losing value, never going further than the shop. It smirks at you: “I am here, I am yours and there is nothing you can do about it. Now wash me.”

Time to show it who’s boss. Trade it in for something better. At least something with less attitude. But wait! The lockdown!

Relax. You can now shop around, test drive some wheels, show your car who is who in the zoo. Car dealerships and service departments have been opening up on a sliding scale, with level three starting in mid-May under level 4. Confused? So are we. So let’s recap.

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The MD of Group 1 Motors Describes The Experience and Proper Risk Management and Safety Protocols To Be Taken When a Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

Posted by on 27 May 2020 under Blog

Marcel Swanepoel (MD of Group 1 Motors) describes the experience and proper Risk Management and Safety protocols to be taken when a staff member tests positive for COVID-19. These measures include early detection, testing, quarantining, tracing and thorough deep cleaning of the premises to limit the spread and keep customers and other staff safe.

Post-lockdown Business Risk Assessment and Operations Compliance Plan

Posted by on 27 May 2020 under Blog

Get your FREE Business Risk Assessment and Operations Compliance Plan and be prepared to start doing business again while keeping customers and staff safe. This generic plan is free of charge with compliments from Group 1 Motors. This is our way of helping fellow business owners and operators in these challenging times.

Watch the video, download the plan here: and SHARE this post to help other businesses.

The MD of Group 1 Motors Discussed The SA Motor Industry and Measures Implemented

Posted by on 27 May 2020 under Blog

The MD of the Group 1 Motors Group, Marcel Swanepoel, is reaching out to offer insight into the current and future state of the motor industry in South Africa. He discusses measures taken and to be implemented to address the current challenges, stakeholder and customer needs moving forward. Watch this video and join in the conversation.

Stay Safe During COVID-19 With Good Car Hygiene

Posted by on 13 May 2020 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Car Interior

Keeping Your Car Hygienic: What To Clean

We may not be driving around as much as normal during the coronavirus lockdown but even so, your car is a hot spot for disease-causing germs. Whether you drive to work every day or once a week grocery shopping, car hygiene is of the utmost importance.

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The Best Uber Cars in South Africa

Posted by on 29 Apr 2020 under Blog, Car Buying Tips

Uber Driver In Car

Which Cars Are The Best For Uber?

So you’re looking to buy an Uber Car and become your own boss driving your own car in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban. To help you on your way there are a number of factors to consider when choosing the Best Uber Cars for Sale in South Africa. These, in no particular order, are as follows:

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What Happens If You Put In The Wrong Fuel?

Posted by on 14 Apr 2020 under General, Group 1 Cars

Petrol Station

What Happens If You Fill Up Witht The Wrong Fuel?

Your car. Your pride and joy. You keep your baby clean. You service it when you have to. It was and still is expensive, but it is worth it. At home, it sleeps in the garage. At the mall, you park it out of the way, where some careless so-and-so cannot ding it.

Yet you stop at the filling station and tell the attendant to fill her up with 95 unleaded or diesel. You don’t even look at the pump, because you are checking your phone. And 99.99% of the time the attendant puts in what you ask.

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