Crash stats in National Parks down with tyre and vehicle safety training by Bridgestone

Comprehensive tyre and vehicle safety training has slashed the rates of disabling injuries due to vehicle crashes involving employees of the South African National Parks Biodiversity Social Projects (BSP). Disabling injuries have dropped significantly since the 2011 rate according to Bridgestone Training Manager, Mickey Von Maltitz. “SANParks approached Bridgestone for help in managing their vehicle…

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SA Insurance Association raises concerns about prohibition on using parts from vehicles that are declared unfit for use

Insurance Industry and its customers to be negatively affected by the proposed change regarding the use of second hand vehicle parts “The proposed regulation that the parts of a Code 4 vehicle may not be used to build or repair other motor vehicles, will have severe unintended consequences to both the insurance industry and its…

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Female driver causes havoc trying to park at Crossing Shopping Centre at Nelspruit

Earlier today witnesses were present when a lady caused havoc trying to park at Crossing Shopping Centre in Nelspruit. She managed to cause damage to 2 other vehicles and even the plants in the vicinity were not spared. This raises serious concern as to how some road users have managed to become licensed drivers! A…

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Alexander Forbes advises motorists to take care when purchasing a used vehicle

Johannesburg, May, 2013 – Alexander Forbes Insurance (AFI) is advising purchasers of used vehicles to take special care not to pay an inflated price when purchasing and highlights the importance of insuring for the correct values. They recommend checking the Trans-Union Auto Dealers’ Guide, to assist in determining a fair price of a used vehicle…

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Steering wheel glitch cause of worldwide recall of 841,000 vehicles for Nissan

Nissan Motor Co Ltd will recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide including the Micracompact car, also known as the March, as a result of a steering wheel glitch, Japan’s No.2 automaker said on Thursday. Nissan is recalling certain models of the Micra compact car produced in Britain and Japan between 2002 and 2006, as well as…

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BMW recalls 6000 of its E46 cars in South Africa for airbag problem

BMW is recalling about 6000 of its E46 cars in South Africa because of an airbag problem that prompted five other major automakers to recall a total of 3.4-million vehicles. The affected vehicles were made during 2002/03. A BMW SA spokesperson said customers would be contacted within the next month as a precautionary measure. ‘SUPER…

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You simply cannot go without car insurance considering these dangers on our roads!

The Arrive Alive website received the following request for assistance: Could you please forward this email to someone who is a Road Safety Professional who could assist me by expressing an opinion regarding the safety of the public based on the photos below. We requested more info on specifics with regards to location and are…

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Automotive Business Control Instruments Shows Profit Turnaround and New Products

  Eliminated exposure to the OEM business Repositioned the business as an automotive aftermarket business Operating profit from continuing operations R29,65-million – up from R17,93-million Profit after tax from continuing operations R19,92-million – up from R9,12-million Earnings per share from continuing operations 14,48 cents– up from 6,63 cents Resumption of dividends   For the year…

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Servicing your luxury vehicle Africa Style!!

How important is it to have your vehicle effectively maintained and repaired? A regular visitor to the Arrive Alive website emailed a few photos of some uniquely South African vehicle repairs! Vehicle maintenance is not something to be neglected – to quote from the Arrive Alive website: “Effective and proper maintenance will provide many benefits to the…

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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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