Understand what you’re getting into with a residual payment on your new car – Standard Bank Vehicle Asset Finance

Buying a car on residual or with a balloon payment may seem like an affordable way to finance your vehicle, but it’s important that you understand all the implications of the deal. Many car dealerships offer cars on residual, with monthly payments that sound too good to be true given the make and model of…

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Castrol Team Toyota aiming for maximum points at Sun City 400

Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy aiming for hat trick Racing Hilux running same mechanical set-up as in Toyota Botswana Desert Race Late start on prologue to benefit team The odds are in favour of the Racing Hilux of Castrol Team Toyota in this weekend’s Sun City 400 offroad race after two successful campaigns at the…

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The 2 Second Rule can save us hours in time spent on car insurance claims!

We have all seen those stickers on the back of vehicles with the wording “If you can read this you are too close!” Every day we find collisions on our roads that are described as “chain collisions” where several vehicles crash into the rears of the vehicles in front of them! Many of these collisions…

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Can visitors use their foreign drivers licenses to drive a motorcycle or scooter in South Africa?

Question: Hello, I am a visitor from the U.S. and I was wondering if my valid US driver’s licence allows me to drive a motorcycle or scooter while I am visiting South Africa? Answer: In response to your question about “Foreign visitor motorbike driving”, here is what our law states:   First let me say…

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How much of your vehicle expenses go towards fuel? Interesting infographic on petrol prices in SA

The Arrive Alive website received an interesting email from DirectAxis relating to transportation costs and fuel. We would like to quote: “We noticed that you’ve been writing about the petrol price hike and thought you might be interested in the following infographic that illustrates the various elements that contribute towards the cost of a litre…

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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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Avoid accidents and confrontations at 4-Way stops with knowledge of the Rules of the Road

Question: Good day I quite often turn to you for all sorts of advice and information. When I was taught to drive I was told that one should never turn in front of oncoming traffic, which makes sense and is (almost) always applied at traffic lights by most drivers. But this seems to break down…

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