GMSA Announces Best Technician In The Country

The best technician in the country was announced amid loud applause last night during the annual General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Top Technician Skills Awards. Govender Dharmalingum (52) of South Coast Motors in Kwa-Zulu Natal scooped the first prize after showing his technical prowess and problem solving skills during four gruelling rounds of the competition.…

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Insurers embark on joint initiative to support generic car parts

As high petrol prices and inflation continue to threaten household incomes for most South Africans, Gari Dombo, MD of Alexander Forbes Insurance says, “A number of insurers are embarking on a joint initiative to support generic car parts, provided they are safe from a user perspective and can ultimately reduce the premiums that clients pay.”…


Mazda announces Recall Campaign on certain Mazda6 vehicles for airbags issue

Mazda outlined a concern affecting some Mazda6 vehicles equipped with a passenger-side air bag. The supplier of air bags, Takata Corporation, notified Mazda Southern Africa that the subject coverage of the recall campaign affects Mazda6 vehicles produced from April 2002 through June 2003 with model VIN code (GG). This concern had deemed a recall campaign…

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Toyota SA recognized in Customer Service Excellence Awards

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Customer Service Award for the annual Customer Service Excellence Awards (CSEA) by Toyota Motor Corporation. TSAM and its staff were commended for their dedicated efforts and determination towards excellent customer service. The award is based on an annual evaluation of operations and activities in Toyota…


Suzuki Celerio safe in South Africa

Following the temporary suspension of UK sales of the Celerio and a condition experienced when carrying out an emergency braking test, Suzuki Auto South Africa would like to confirm that the Celerio sold in South Africa is not affected in any way. The recently introduced Celerio continues to maintain high levels of active and passive…


Drive with extra caution to avoid colliding with small antelope on rural roads

Last weekend did not start well for a friend of the Arrive Alive website when he collided with a Klipspringer, a small species of African antelope. The collision occurred on Friday afternoon shortly before sunset about 8 kilometres outside Ottosdal on the Wolmaransstad road. Unfortunately neither the Klipspringer nor the radiator of the car survived the impact…