Is the Gautrain changing travel patterns and car insurance needs?

On Carte Blanche on Sunday there was a small documentary on the ease and speed with which commuters can travel from Pretoria to the JSE in Sandton JHB by using the Gautrain. A comparison was made between the time and travel of driving with a Porche and travelling by train. It appears that many people…

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How do I ensure the tyre pressure reading at the filling station is correct?

Question: I’d like to enquire as what regulations are enforced to verify the accuracy of tyre pressure gauges at petrol garages across South Africa? This was brought to my attention this morning, in Cape Town, when I went to check up my local BP. The readings indicated 3.9 bar on my front tyres and above…

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Be alert to licensing requirements when purchasing motorbike insurance

Insurance and motorbike licenses – what’s the deal? When it comes to car insurance, we all know the rules – the car must be registered and licensed, the driver must have a valid license, and when and how the vehicle is used and stored affects both conditions for cover and premiums. But what about bikes?…

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NAAMSA expects slowdown in vehicle sales in South Africa

The vehicle manufacturing industry is expecting sales growth to slow as the second half of 2011 looks set to be more difficult than the first, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) said on Tuesday. “In the short to medium term, a number of unfavourable developments will impact on demand for and sales…

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US safety regulators to investigate BMW 7-series for roll-away incidents

US safety regulators have opened an investigation into an estimated 120 000 BMW 7-Series sedans for a potential issue with the car not shifting into park and then rolling away. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has opened a preliminary probe of the BMW cars from model years 2002 through 2008 after receiving…

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