Mercedes-Benz SA recalls 3 000 cars over steering mechanisms

Mercedes-Benz SA, luxury car maker, announced on Monday that it was recalling 3 085 including C-Class and E-Class models as part of the worldwide effort to fix over 85 000 cars with faulty steering mechanisms. This recall comes less than two weeks after its rival BMW SA made recall plans of its own. Shirle Greig,…

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Is the vehicle on the road to the matric farewell correctly insured?

On the social website Facebook we find several photos of scholars on their way to the matric dance. Unfortunately we also can also expect to find reports in the media during the next dew weeks of fatal crashes on the return from the matric dance – and most often from the “after party”. Many inexperienced…

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Keys, Hijacked Vehicles and Car Insurance…. What do we need to know?

We often advise and caution our vehicle owners on the need to protect their vehicles from vehicle loss through theft and hijacking. We have given much attention to vehicle security systems and tracking devices – but we might also need to address some aspects pertaining to once the vehicle has been recovered. What do we…

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How do I find the best car insurance for multiple vehicles?

Often when we consider car insurance we only think of a single specified vehicle and the insurance for that car. The best about car insurance premiums is that there is no “one size fits all” – and every single client and his vehicle have different characteristics which affect the payable car insurance premium! Different characteristics…

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Special cars deserve special care and protection!

The Arrive Alive Website received a very interesting email from a regular visitor with images of a rather unique vehicle  – a beautiful Custom Built 2009 Wooden Car! This custom wooden car rides on a 1986 Toyota truck frame and gets power from a Chrysler 318 engine. It is driven by an automatic transmission and…

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Many vehicle owners lie to find cheaper car insurance

Would you lie to save on your monthly car insurance premium? We have written many blog posts on car insurance fraud and how this blue collar crime is increasing the car insurance premiums. This most often focuses on fraudulent statements made at the time of making the car insurance claim. These lies are usually related…

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