Easy Tips To Keep Your Car’s Engine Going Longer

Posted by on 21 Oct 2020 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Volkswagen Engine

Tips To Keep Your Car’s Engine In Tip-Top Shape

Many of us prefer the cost advantage of buying a pre-owned car from a trusted dealer. It is a delicate balance between the price saving and age/mileage of the vehicle. Top dealers today stake their reputation on offering only the cleanest used cars, so you will know that the car you get has never been in an accident and anything not working properly has been fixed.


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Do Solar Panels On Cars Really Work?

Posted by on 07 Oct 2020 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars, Hyundai

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Added Solar Panels To The New Sonata Hybrid

Solar panels have been available on production models of some plug-in hybrid cars since 2010 but how effective are they really? It’s not a new concept by any stretch of the imagination as the 2015 Toyota Prius and 2012 Fisker Karma had solar panels. More recent attempts include the Tesla Cybertruck and the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

In theory, solar panels on cars should generate enough free energy from the sun to power the engine and internal equipment. However, if all the math makes sense in terms of total vehicle weight and available solar power, why aren’t all vehicle manufacturers doing it? The answer comes partly from looking at the new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited model, which comes with a solar panel roof.


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Managing Potholes And The Damage They Cause

Posted by on 21 Sep 2020 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Road with Potholes

Protect Your Car By Managing Potholes

Most drivers will inevitably experience damage from potholes which can be expensive and inconvenient. Anyone who has hit a pothole will know that unnerving sound and the anxious feeling before checking the wheel and tyre.

While you can sometimes see potholes in time; the truth is, sometimes there really isn’t a lot you can do. However, we’ve compiled a simple guide with handy tips that should help you avoid potholes and protect your vehicle from damage.


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Wax Your Car And Get Some Serious Zen

Posted by on 04 Sep 2020 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Car Hood Being Waxed

Wax On – Wax Off

In the Karate Kid, Mr Myagi gets Danny to wax his collection of old cars. Wax on, wax off. Was he teaching Danny basic karate moves, or was he tricking the boy to wax his cars? Danny won at the end of the movie, so it was probably the teaching thing. But what is the deal with waxing your car?

Try a quick experiment. Take a pic of your best pair of leather shoes. Shine one with that stuff in the tube with the foam rubber tip. Shine the other the old fashioned way, with Nugget or Kiwi and a brush and a cloth. Now take another pic. Which shoe looks best? You know the answer, but please do this anyway.


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Some Basic Steps To Keep Your Baby On The Road

Posted by on 17 Jul 2020 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Red Car

Taking Care Of Your Car – The Basics

It can really hurt if something in your car goes wrong. Usually, most pain will be in your wallet. Most new cars are not designed for the home mechanic and any invasive tinkering may well invalidate your warranty. This does not mean you should sit and wait for something to break.

Here are some basic steps to take care of your car.


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Why You Need A Car Owner’s Manual

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

Car 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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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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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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COVID-19 | CORONA VIRUS – Statement from the MD

Posted by on 16 Mar 2020 under General

Group 1 Motors

Supporting Our Customers & Staff. Together we curb the spread.

Dear Customers,

We do not often communicate as a group to our various brand customers, however, we believe this situation requires the most efficient communication method.


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