New levels of style and dynamism to the Verso model range

  New exterior design language brings new levels of style and dynamism to the Verso model range Revised interior harmonising instrumentation and switchgear, as well as enhanced cabin quality through new trim detailing After a brief lull in popularity, trend analysts are once again forecasting that people carriers, especially compact MPVs, will be the darlings…

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Is it illegal to strap the vehicle’s number plate if the numbers and letters are not obscured?

Question: Is it illegal to strap the vehicle’s number plate if the numbers and letters are not obscured? Answer: Yes Reg 35 applies   (5)          The owner of a motor vehicle shall cause the number plate of such motor vehicle to be affixed thereto, from the date of licensing of such motor vehicle, in the…

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Buying a car privately needn’t be a headache!

Buying a car from a dealer has become an almost seamless process, with much of the paperwork being handled by the dealership itself. The good news is that buying a car through a private sale, whether from someone you know or a private seller, can also be a relatively painless and – even more importantly…

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What is the maximum required safety speed a motor bike should maintain at a gradability of 11 degrees?

Question: What is the maximum required safety speed a motor bike should maintain at a gradability of 11 degrees? Answer: From a legal point of view the required speed of any vehicle is relevant to the speed limit of that particular area, i.e. 60km/h, 120km/h etc. as set out by the relevant road signs.  …

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Is your “souped up” car worthy of being at this years Top Gear Festival Street Circuit?

Do you think you have the hottest, most modified wheels around? Is your car souped up to the max and ready to be seen by thousands of people? The team at Top Gear Festival want you, South Africa, to be part of the festivities for this year’s show! Make sure you get your “Souped Up”…

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Castrol Team Toyota 3rd and 4th in Nkomazi in Mpumalanga

Toyota privateers win Class D Toyota wins manufacturers’ team prize Castrol Team Toyota’s Duncan Vos and Rob Howie and Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy finished third and fourth in their Class SP Toyota Hilux 4x4s in the inaugural Nkomazi 400 cross country race which ended in the Mpumalanga Lowveld town of Malalane on Saturday afternoon.…

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How do you explain with a drawing that your vehicle has been stolen ?

A regular visitor to the Arrive Alive website shared the above snippet from an accident report form. A vehicle owner tried to explain on an accident report form at the Police how his car had been stolen! This should bring a smile to the faces of many vehicle owners! Wishing all road users a safe…

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At what age may I legally obtain a Learner’s licence?

Question: Hi can I go for my learner’s while I’m still 16? Answer: Minimum age for obtaining a learner’s licence Motorcycles 125 cc or less    16 years Light motor vehicles               17 years All other vehicles                    18 years More information is provided in the manuals displayed on this Web…

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Auris HSD -The new standard for green motoring

From the iconic Prius to the super-frugal Yaris HSD, Toyota with its burgeoning range of hybrids, is changing the way people drive. However, a nagging myth that persists around environmentally-friendly vehicles is their power or rather, perceived lack of it.  Toyota has ‘tuned’ into this and thanks to advanced electronic mechanisms which intelligently strike the…

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