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“Current strain on car sales not likely to change materially in the short to medium term” says Standard Bank

“Overall new vehicle sales continue to show strain with a 9.1% year on year decline. New passenger vehicles sales also continue on a downward trend with a 13.1% year on year decline, mostly driven by pressure on consumer affordability and above inflation car prices. Current strain on car sales not likely to change materially in…

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Advice for increased safety with motorbikes / motorcycles

We have often shared information on motorcycle safety on this platform and would like to add to this by some important information received from Hussey Fraser Solicitors in Dublin. They designed an infographic entitled ‘’Motorcycle Safety Guide – What You Need To Know’’. This offers important information and advice that could also assist our bikers /…


Versatile Hyundai H100 Tipper makes light work of a heavy load

The H100 Bakkie is one of the most popular vehicles in Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s local range, and the Tipper version of this workhorse has made the work of many a small or medium enterprise business operator easier. Previously the Hyundai H100 Tipper was available in restricted numbers, due to the outsourcing of its conversion,…

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May fuel price outlook: Gains in exchange rate outmuscled by oil strength – AA

Steady appreciation in international petroleum prices during April has brushed aside gains in the Rand / US dollar exchange rate, setting the stage for more fuel price hikes in May. This is the word from the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).…

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Is it fair to have car insurance claim rejected on a “balance of probability” of a few drinks?

Is insurance claim repudiation the answer to “drunk” driving? It has become common for insurance companies to include clauses in their policies where it is held that if a person drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs having a narcotic effect, their claim will be repudiated in the event of a claim. When I…


Security company offers suggestions to curb spike in vehicle theft

Marshall Security have noticed an alarming increase in the number of vehicle thefts within the greater north Durban region over the last month. Vehicles which appear to be being targeted are but not restricted to include: • Volkswagen • Toyota Particularly Toyota Hilux, Toyota Fortuner and Volkswagen Polo models seem to be being target. Apart…

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Jam Alert warns when thieves try to block your Hyundai’s remote locking system

Do you check your car doors manually after using your remote control key in the parking area at a shopping mall? And re-check it, in case a car jammer is prowling around, waiting to simply open the door and steal your laptop computer or some other expensive items? This kind of unforced entry into cars…

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Ominous warning by Ombudsman for vehicle owners about drunk driving and rejecting car insurance claims

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance comments on the implications of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, leaving the scene of the accident unlawfully and providing the insurer with incorrect information. Driving under the influence Most motorists who consume alcohol before driving a vehicle consider police detection to be the greatest threat to their…