Point S Names Gabriel as Preferred Shock Absorber Supplier

Point S South Africa, part of the French-based international independent tyre dealer network operating across 27 countries with over 2500 outlets, has selected Gabriel as its preferred shock absorber supplier. “As the world’s largest independent tyre retail chain, we have an obligation to our customers to only select high-quality products complemented by excellent aftersales service,”…

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BMW recalls 570,000 vehicles in US and Canada on issue with battery cable connector

BMW is recalling almost 570,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a battery cable connector can fail and cause the engines to stall. The recall affects the popular 3-Series sedans, wagons, convertibles and coupes from the 2007 through 2011 model years. Also included are 1-Series coupes and convertibles from 2008 through 2012, and the…

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BMW recalls vehicles in US on oil leak that could affect power assisted braking

Detroit – BMW is recalling more than 30,000 SUVs to fix an oil leak that can knock out the power-assisted braking. The German automaker says the recall covers X5 SUVs in the US from the 2007 through 2010 model years. The vehicles were made between September 12, 2006, and March 18, 2010. They have eight-cylinder…

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Judges enforce cap on contingency fees for personal injury claims after car accidents

The North Gauteng High Court has put a stop to lawyers taking more than their 25% share of the payout when acting on a contingency basis, a decision which personal injury lawyers say they will appeal against, notes a report in The Mercury. A full Bench of three judges confirmed any contingency fee agreements which…

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Which resources can help me in preparing for the Learner’s Licence and the Driving Licence test?

Question: Good day, There is a new computerised learner test system in use, but the passing rate has dropped to about 12%. I am one for learner licence applicants to study all the signs, rules and controls and not make use of a fraudulent method to obtain a learners licence, but please advice on how to assist…

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What the correct placement position of speed limit signage should be on trucks/horse & trailer?

Question: Could you tell me what the correct placement position of speed limit signage should be on trucks/horse & trailer? Answer: Reg 293 applies. As far as I understand it just needs to be on the rear of the vehicle. (2) (a) There may be displayed on the rear of a goods vehicle contemplated in…

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What are the Rules of the Road on passengers standing in buses?

Question: I am concerned about the safety of pupils who travel on school buses and made to stand. What are the laws relating to this and how can drivers be educated on this matters. It seems to me a person standing is likely to suffer serious injury. Please can you advise on this matter and…

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Second annual Clayton House Golf Day in aid of QuadPara Association of South Africa [QASA]

Every South African is well aware of the road death toll in South Africa. It is however extremely easy to lose sight of the thousands of people per annum that are not killed in car accidents but have a life changing event that may result in paraplegia or quadriplegia. Many events other than car accidents…

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