5 Questions which show why choosing car hire cover makes good sense

If you depend on your car on a daily basis, you may find yourself in a dilemma should it need to go to the panel beater for repairs after an accident. Insurance companies understand the inconvenience that comes with not having your car for a period of time and the high costs of hiring one…

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People’s Wheels Awards 2015 – Finalists Announced

The fourth annual Standard Bank People’s Wheels Awards are due to be held on Thursday, November 13, at the Montecasino Ballroom in Fourways, Johannesburg. Initiated by the Future Group in association with Standard Bank, research house TNS South Africa and media partner Sunday Times, the People’s Wheels Awards provide the automotive sector with a unique…

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The all-new Mazda6: Stunningly evolved functional design

  Mazda’s new flagship simply begs to be driven. Designed to operate as an extension of the driver,  it is the second manifestation of the ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme. The Mazda6 is destined to turn heads, drawing upon the sleek beauty of the Mazda TAKERI and Mazda SHINARI concept cars. And with…

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Third-generation Kia Sorento set for European premiere at Paris Motor Show 2014

The all-new Kia Sorento will make its European premiere in Paris today, exhibiting a unique blend of style, practicality and technology, which builds on the success of the outgoing model. The new’s SUV’s smoother, swept-back profile and deeply sculpted surfaces introduce a higher level of sophistication for the third-generation model, delivering a premium look and…

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40 years of Opel Safety

40 years ago: Opel Safety Vehicle masters impact speed of 65 km/h Kadett C designated ‘OSV 40’: impact protection, on-board warning systems, safety seats Astra today: ultra-modern assistance systems with camera, radar and sensors 02 OCTOBER 2014 – Rüsselsheim. “Don’t start without a seatbelt”, was the slogan of a campaign launched in Germany in 1974…

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South African Made Tyres Tread Deep

The continued increase of cheap tyres being ‘dumped’ from Far East Countries like China into South Africa through customs under-declarations, lack of service delivery, high electricity costs, increasing transport costs and the huge waste tyre fees have recently shed light on the challenges facing the five South African tyre manufactures*. There are also additional issues…

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Volvo V40 Cross Country AWD receives powertrain upgrade

All-Wheel Drive (AWD) rugged all-road capability Reduced emissions and improved fuel economy Powertrain upgrade completes a series of enhancements The Volvo V40 Cross Country will soon be available with Volvo’s superb new 180 kW T5 Drive-E engine ­­- with the added capability of AWD. “Volvo Cars is continuing to evolve the V40 Cross Country with…

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Road user pleads for visible and effective traffic enforcement on route between Krugersdorp and Pretoria

We would like to share an email to the Arrive Alive website by a concerned road user who regularly travels between Krugersdorp and Pretoria: ” There are dangerous drivers between 05h10 and 07h00 on route between Krugersdorp and Pretoria. They drive at extremely high speeds, drive up to the cars in front of them until…

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Should we not be testing learner drivers on ability to drive on the freeway as well?!!

We are all aware that our young drivers are a high risk group on the roads! They are more prone to be driving drunk, speeding, driving distracted and driving without wearing their seatbelts! Most of us can understand that these are some of the reason why they struggle to find affordable insurance! Do we however…

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