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What is the minimum required groove depth of a tyre?

Question: Can you kindly confirm what the minimum groove depth of a tyre fitted on a vehicle with a carrying capacity of more than 4 tons is. Answer: It is the same for all vehicles. Level with the tread depth  indicator or 1mm across the circumference of the entire tyre. (j)         a motor vehicle— (i)        …


Did you know – There are additional registration requirements for vehicles acquired outside SA?

Additional requirements for registration of motor vehicle acquired outside borders of Republic Reg 12.      An application for the registration of a motor vehicle acquired outside the borders of the Republic referred to in regulation 7(1)(a)(iv) or (v), shall, in addition to the requirements and documents referred to in regulation 8, be accompanied by— (a)        written…


Don’t leave home or travel on SA roads without proper insurance coverage

December is holiday month across the country. It is a time when thousands of South Africans take to the nation’s roads on the way to visit relatives and friends far from their urban homes. It is also, unfortunately, a time when accidents are rife as many families are on the road. Nobody wants to think…


Mercedes-Benz praised by readers in Auto Trophy 2015 World’s Best Cars

Stuttgart.  Mercedes-Benz has maintained its lead in the readers’ poll “Auto Trophy 2015 World’s Best Cars”: the brand with the star secured first place in four categories. Like last year, the C and S-Class won the categories “Best mid-size car” and “Best luxury saloon”. In addition, Mercedes-Benz was voted the world’s best brand and the brand…

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Embracing change enables fleets to be flexible and efficient

Dealing with the usual business-cycle and strategy fluctuations is difficult enough for any executive, but fleet managers have to stay upright while the entire foundation of the profession is shifting underneath their feet due to rapid and unrelenting technological advances. “Under such circumstances, only those who expect and prepare for change will survive,” says Dr…


Seasoned journalist joins Toyota’s PR Department

Toyota South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Mzolisi Witbooi to the position of Manager: Product Communications & Editorial, effective as from 16 November 2015. With over 15 years of journalistic experience, Mzo will certainly add value to the company’s editorial strategy, including providing editorial direction for Toyoto’s in-house magazine, Toyota Zone. Mzo…

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Allocation to SANRAL defeats e-tolls on two fronts says AA

Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy yesterday announced the allocation of R123 million to the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) as part of her medium-term policy statement. The Automobile Association (AA) said the allocation completely takes the users of the system out of the picture and places…