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Dynamic-duo: Telematics and training mean fleet savings

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Fuel savings, extending the life of your fleet, intensifying your advanced road craft training - each a technique suggested by MasterDrive to reduce fleet costs.And then there's fleet telematics...''Telematics are not just there to keep an eye on your drivers,'' says MasterDrive's Eugene Herbert. ''They can, for instance, report bad driving… Continue reading Dynamic-duo: Telematics and training mean fleet savings

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Audi SA launches ‘affordable’ service plans for older vehicles

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Audi SA has launched what it describes as ''an affordable'' service concept for its vehicles that are six to 13 years old (or have covered fewer than 270 000km) and are outside standard an Audi Freeway Plan or Freeway Plan Extension. This concept gives cover for two years and/or 30 000km… Continue reading Audi SA launches ‘affordable’ service plans for older vehicles

Buyers' advice, Motoring News, vehicle maintenance

Disinfecting your car: Be safe, but be gentle

Some cleaners can harm your vehicle’s interior. Here are Nissan’s tips for disinfecting your vehicle safely.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - What’s the best way to disinfect your vehicle to help stop the spread of Covid-19? The US-based Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says hand-washing is crucial, but so is disinfecting surfaces, including those in your… Continue reading Disinfecting your car: Be safe, but be gentle

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Stalled by the lockdown? Use some jail time to care for your car

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - When did you last drive YOUR car / bakkie / motor-cycle? The April 23 2020 indefinite extension to the Covid-19 lockdown not only grounded a good part of the nation's human population but also condemned millions of cars to the dark of their garage. Even a few more weeks will not… Continue reading Stalled by the lockdown? Use some jail time to care for your car

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Paws and claws: Yogi let loose to rip-up a Landy

PRETORIA, South Africa - Jaguar Land Rover has developed a unique 3D-printed dog paw to help engineers assess the durability of future vehicles - with a little help from Yogi the Labrador and a new Land Rover Defender. The ‘RoboYogi’ paw was used to test the rear bumper’s ability to withstand a dog’s claws scraping… Continue reading Paws and claws: Yogi let loose to rip-up a Landy

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Buying used tyres? Go ahead, it’s your life at risk

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - A recent report from a major tyre manufacturer has shown that more than 60% of second-hand tyres sold in South Africa are not safe to use. South African Tyre Manufacturing Conference chairman Darren Hayes-Powell told The Corner in a media release: “This is a staggering statistic - one possibly fatal for those… Continue reading Buying used tyres? Go ahead, it’s your life at risk

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Don’t scrimp on tyres – they’re all that’s keeping you on the road

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - When it comes to choosing the right tyre for their vehicles, consumers need to understand what to look for, says Dries Lottering, Manufacturing Renewal Executive, Bridgestone South Africa. “Tyres look pretty much alike, especially to the untutored eye, but it’s what goes into them that makes all the difference,” he said.… Continue reading Don’t scrimp on tyres – they’re all that’s keeping you on the road

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Own a Guzzi or Aprilia? Jozi gets new service team

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - IMI has opened a motorcycle service centre at its new home in Maserati House, Bryanston, in Jozi's northern suburbs. Service director Paul Richardson told The Corner: ''The facility is has a full range of diagnostic and technical servicing equipment and we're open for business. “Our dealer management system for parts ordering… Continue reading Own a Guzzi or Aprilia? Jozi gets new service team

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Smart new battery-charger: It knows when to stop…

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - CTEK’s CT5 Time to Go battery charger brings timing to a chore: it provides a reading for roughly how long it will be before the recharge is complete. The clue is in the charger’s branding - a ‘Try’ function in the progressive series of lights will show when the battery is sufficiently… Continue reading Smart new battery-charger: It knows when to stop…

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Tyres time? Here’s the lowdown on high points for choice

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Tyres. Potentially expensive wear items on whatever you drive. from two to 22 wheels, but then how much are your, your family's, or your employees' lives worth? Some people - perhaps with good reason if they don't drive much or just to pop down to the shops - go for the… Continue reading Tyres time? Here’s the lowdown on high points for choice