Car Insurance critical even in tough financial times

16 October 2013: High household debt levels, combined with rising mobility costs for motorists, have raised concerns that many South African motor vehicle owners may be considering cancelling their motor insurance policies as a way to save money. Stephen Vermaak, General Manager: Insurance at WesBank, South Africa’s leading moveable asset-based financial solutions provider, says the…

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Yaris Presents Strong Challenge In Polokwane Rally

Following the team’s impressive performance in the recent Toyota Cape Dealer Rally, Castrol Team Toyota will be pushing hard for a win in this weekend’s Polokwane Rally in Limpopo Province. Johnny Gemmell and Carolyn Swan came within 1,8 seconds of recording the team’s maiden win with the new-for- 2013 Yaris four-wheel drive rally car in…

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Infographic depicts the evolution of the concept car!

            WesBank has produced an infographic depicting the evolution of the concept car to tie in with its sponsorship of this month’s Johannesburg International Motor Show. Alongside images of concepts ranging from the Buick Y Job (reputed to be the world’s first concept car) to the ungainly Pontiac Aztek, the…

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Infographic exposes reckless driving and lawlessness amongst South African road users!

  The team at Gumtree did exclusive research on South African reckless drivers. Over the past few weeks the research team has analyzed and tracked statistics related to reckless driving in South Africa. The results to this exclusive research are truly mind blowing and need public awareness. Statistics that reveal that only 7.4 million out…

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What is law on the legally allowed maximum weight of a trailer which has a double Axle?

Question: What is law on the legally allowed maximum weight of a trailer which has a double Axle? Answer: See regulation 234 to 237 for the permissible masses for axles and vehicles. There is no quick answer as you will have to do so calculations. Permissible maximum axle massload of vehicle Reg 234.               (1)          No…

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Sharing the Journey by finding a lift during carpool week!

It’s the age of sharing. Social media is just that – social, it’s about liking, sharing, pinning, tweeting, following and commenting. The social revolution has everyone talking, to each other and the conversations are shared across the globe in video, text, images and sound clips. Consumers have embraced the social age and sharing is now…

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Advice on how to make your insurance claim stress-free

The best way to ensure a positive experience when you have an insurance claim is to always be honest and upfront with your insurer. “Intentionally supplying incorrect or incomplete information to your insurance company – no matter how big or small – constitutes fraud and is a criminal offence,” says Max Huggins, head of claims…

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Vehicles nominated for the Standard Bank People’s Wheel Awards 2014!!

South Africans came out in force to vote for their favourite cars in the third annual Standard Bank People’s Wheels Awards. From June 10 to August 25, a total of 101 438 votes were cast across the competition’s 30 categories – the highest number received since the project’s inception in 2011 and emphatic reinforcement of…

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