New Bridgestone 4×4 series for 2013

Johannesburg (December 18, 2012) Bridgestone South Africa’s 4×4 Fundi Challenge will be known as the Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge from 2013. This was announced today by the Challenge’s organiser, Daniel Barbosa. “We’ve decided on a change in focus of the Challenge, from individuals representing themselves and certain clubs to a more direct club focus,” Barbosa…

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Fortuner 2.5 D-4d – The Automatic Choice

More and more people are seeing the value of driving an automatic. No more lumbering around, depressing the clutch and tiring yourself out before you even reach your destination. Tagging onto this momentum, Toyota has added an ‘entry-level’ auto to its ubiquitous Fortuner line-up. The new 2.5 D-4D auto slots in just above the 2.5…

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Anti-Tolling Commentator slams E-tolling verdict

Long time anti-toll activist Rob Handfield-Jones has said he ws astonished by the decision of the North Gauteng High Court to allow e-tolling of the Gauteng freeways to proceed. “Last year, Judge Bert Bam of the same court found that SANRAL was not only obliged to consider the National Environmental Management Act, but had failed…

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Discovery Insure advises on Taking steps to reduce the festive season death toll

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 1.3 million people worldwide lose their lives each year to preventable road accidents. Fatigue, unroadworthy vehicles, speeding, faulty brakes, alcohol abuse and a blatant disregard for road rules are just some of the factors contributing to the increase in road accidents and road accident-related fatalities globally. This…

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Gabriel launches 2 year Unlimited Kilometer Warranty Programme

The success of Gabriel’s shock absorber “2 year Unlimited Kilometer Warranty Programme” launched nationally for workshops and fitment centers has exceeded all expectations. “Following extensive planning, and a successful pilot programme in partnership with 100 stores over the past few months, the programme is adding value to both consumers and retail stores,” said Sean Staley,…

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BMW recalls 5000 X5’s in SA on power assisted steering correction

BMW South Africa is recalling about 5000 X5’s as part of a huge world-wide correction for a bolt that could fail and affect the power-assisted steering. “I can confirm that BMW South Africa is affected by the technical campaign,” a BMW spokesman said. “This affects BMW X5 xDrive35d vehicles produced between June 2006 and November…

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Standard Bank People’s Wheel Awards: The People have Spoken

Which vehicle is the country’s most popular? And how do owners of vehicles rate the models they’ve purchased? South Africa’s motoring public knows its wheels – and, for the second year running, the voices of the people have been heard… German motor manufacturers dominated this year’s Standard Bank People’s Wheels Awards, filling the majority of…

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Bridgestone worries over Cape Tyre Check

Johannesburg (December 3, 2012) Bridgestone South Africa’s programme of Tyre Check surveys for 2012 wound down with the final event of the year being held in November in the car park of Pick and Pay’s Ottery branch near Cape Town. A total of 1220 tyres on 305 vehicles were checked for condition, tread depth and…

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86 is Australia’s car of the year

Toyota’s “unashamedly focused sports car”, the 86, has been judged the Car of the Year in Australia at the annual Drive awards. The 86 was also named Best Performance Car under $60,000 and it came out tops in the People’s Choice vote. In a first for a petrol-electric hybrid car, Toyota’s Australian-built Camry Hybrid was…

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What are the legal requirements for a Foreign driver with an an international licence to drive a South African registered truck?

Question: What are the legal requirements for a Foreign driver with an an international licence to drive a South African registered truck? Answer: In terms of legislation, the act states that any document issued by a competent authority in any country and serving in that country a purpose similar to that of a professional driving…

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