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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Staying Safe in Your Car is Mostly Common Sense

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

Women In Car

Women Have A Higher Risk Of Being Unsafe In Their Cars

All South Africans are vulnerable to crime, but women are most at risk. And that risk becomes greater when a woman is driving. It is not that women are bad drivers – they are not. A woman in a car, or approaching her car or getting out of her car is visible to the predator out there. Most predator violations are opportunistic crimes. They strike when they have the opportunity to do so.

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A Summary Of The Different Gearbox Options

Posted by on 17 Jan 2020 under Blog, Car Buying Tips, General, Group 1 Cars


Gearbox Options Explained

You are scrolling through Group1cars for your next ride and everything looks great, but what does MT and AT and AMT mean? CVT and DCT? Let’s have a look.

MT stands for manual transmission and was the original way to transfer engine power to the wheels optimally, according to the speed of the car. The driver pushes in the clutch pedal to manually disconnect the transmission from the clutch plate, selects a gear, releases the clutch again to engage the selected gear. Until quite recently this was the most efficient way to change gears, and many drivers still believe it gives the most driver engagement.

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The Best Time to Buy a Car in 2020

Posted by on 03 Jan 2020 under Blog, Car Buying Tips, General, Group 1 Cars

Car in Dealership

Top Tip: When To Buy That New Car

Buying a new car is a double-edged sword if ever there was one – it’s extremely exciting, but it can also be rather nerve-wracking to make such a big investment. As such, it makes sense to evaluate all your options very carefully before you sign on the dotted line and drive off in your new vehicle.

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How to Avoid Smash & Grabs This Holiday

Posted by on 20 Dec 2019 under Blog, Group 1 Cars

Broken Car Window

A Few Tips On Avoiding Smash & Grabs During The Holidays

T’is the season to be jolly and happy holidaymakers are crowding onto South African roads to make their way to their vacation destinations. However, as the roads get busier, so to do the frequency of opportunistic crimes increase. Smash-and-grab incidents occur throughout the year, but it’s even more prevalent around the festive season. Fortunately, there are ways to safeguard your car and belongings.

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The EV Revolution: Is RSA Ready To Adapt?

Posted by on 17 Dec 2019 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Electric Car Plugged In

Will Electric Vehicles Become The New Norm In SA?

Sustainability is a topic that is on everyone’s lips of late, and with good reason – our planet’s natural resources are under severe pressure and something needs to change if we wish to call Earth our home for much longer. This is why the EV (electric vehicle) revolution is such a big part of the planning for automakers around the globe.

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Tips For Getting Your Car Ready for the Holidays

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


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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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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