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1 December 2017

The slow death of the car alarm

They have become the electronic dawn chorus in our towns and cities, but is it time to kill the car alarm? Not only is the sound of a car alarm annoying, but the alarm itself is increasingly ineffecti... Read more

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27 November 2017

November 2017 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel prices as at 24 November 2017 Fuel companies snuck in another increase in fuel prices, up 2 cents per litre, although as before, this isn’t really justified. Although the landed cost... Read more

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24 November 2017

Summer sunburn

Summer, it’s a time to get out the BBQ, throw on some jandals and enjoy the great outdoors. One thing you’ll want to avoid is sunburn, and the same goes for your vehicle. Ultraviolet light can burn th... Read more

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24 November 2017

Trade in or private sale. What’s the best for me?

Many years, many memories (some good and some bad), but you’ve finally decided it’s time to say goodbye to your pride and joy and move onwards and upwards. Do you decide to make life easy and trade in... Read more

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21 November 2017

Uber to buy thousands of Volvo SUVs in big push for autonomous future

Volvo has signed an agreement with Uber to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021. The base vehicles are developed on Volvo’s fully modular, in-hou... Read more

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17 November 2017

Safety – Awareness with a touch of technology

The desire to build the safest vehicles possible, those that protect their occupants and other road users, and increasing motoring safety awareness has prompted an influx of technology that revolves a... Read more


17 November 2017

Taking delivery of your new car

After years of settling for used vehicles, accepting the dents, scratches and stains, you might just find yourself in the financial position for your first car fresh off the lot. You’ve never been a p... Read more

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14 November 2017

Ford Endura 2018 confirmed as Territory successor

REPLENISHING its SUV stocks, Ford will add the Endura to its range late next year. Picking up where the Australian-made Territory left off, it will be pitched against the Mazda CX-9, Kia Sorento and H... Read more

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13 November 2017

Hybrid vs Electric

If you're interested in buying a new car with a focus on the latest fuel-efficient technology, then you're probably trying to choose between a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or an electric vehicle. They all h... Read more

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10 November 2017

8 handy car care items to keep in the garage

When it comes to basic car care or simple tasks around the house, there are some essentials everyone should have to prevent a call to the neighbour. 1. Tyre inflator Getting in and around the garage m... Read more

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