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4 steps to buying the perfect car battery

2014-11-28 11:45

Parking lot. The mall. Battery dies. We've all been there…the sinking feeling that your car battery has finally given up and cannot be revived.

Is this SA's police car of the future?

2014-11-06 15:30
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Future SA police cruisers could be fitted with advanced tech as a prototype showed at a conference in Durban. Will the future SAPS car help reduce the country's awful crime rate?

5 tips for selling your car

2014-11-06 00:00

It's time to bid farewell to the old skadonk. Follow these tips to ensure a smoother process.

SA vehicle sales decline: Part of a larger trend?

2014-09-18 11:05

Automakers in South Africa are “struggling to move metal and therefore trying to hold prices as much as they can,” writes Keith Dye, chief executive of TransUnion Auto Information Solutions, as local vehicle sales continue to decline.

6 steps to changing your flat tyre in a jiffy

2014-08-27 11:32

So your tyre’s gone flat and you need to change it, but you’re not sure what to do? Don’t worry. Here’s your guide.

Are Macs programming car colour choice?

2014-07-31 10:39

Car colours are determined by several factors, among them the tech you use. Apple's products are leading to more owners buying white cars, according to new research.

Nissan Juke facelift 'due late '15'

2014-06-27 12:50

Nissan's next Juke, with new engines and a facelift, will, we're told, reach South Africa late in 2015. Here's what you can expect if you want to wait that long...

Opel UK celebrates 10 years of VXR cars

2014-06-26 10:03

Vauxhall, the UK badge for Opel products, marks ten years of its performance VXR-badged cars. Take a trip down memory lane with our gallery!

Nissan reveals radical Gran Turismo concept

2014-06-17 15:00

Nissan will unwrap its new concept 2020 Vision concept for players to drive in Gran Turismo fans July 2014. Could this be what future high-performance Nissans will look like?

Nun, 82, killed in horror ECape hijacking

2014-06-17 10:53

Eastern Cape police discovered the body of a hijacked and kidnapped 82-year-old nun in Nangeni.

GWMSA: We'll 'buy-back' your old car

2014-06-17 08:50

GWM South Africa hopes to boost consumer confidence with the launch of its buy-back programme. In short, the automaker "guarantees the buy-back of a vehicle for as much as 40% of its original value after five years".

Western Cape gets tougher on the roads

2014-06-11 11:01

The Western Cape government means business as its operational plan will see a strict enforcement of the law on the roads and encourage safe driving.

Yengeni in court for drunk-driving

2014-06-03 15:09

It's crunch time for ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni who is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates.

14 tips to avoid being hijacked

2014-05-30 11:22

According to the SAPS vehicle hijacks are on the rise with an average of 28 vehicles hijacked each day.

Whoa! Watch a Smart car outrun a Mustang

2014-05-29 14:28

A tiny Smart ForTwo vs a Ford Mustang in a drag race... No contest, right? In most cases that's true unless you heavily modify the little city car. Watch the epic race!

14 tips to avoid being hijacked

2014-05-29 09:22

According to the SAPS vehicle hijacks are on the rise with an average of 28 vehicles hijacked each day. We list 14 tips to help avoid being hijacked in SA.

More April Fools' car pranks

2014-04-01 14:54

It's April Fools' day, that special time of year where every one, including automaker's cut loose with hilarious pranks. Take a look at these crazy car pranks!

6 April Fools' car pranks we wish were true

2014-04-01 13:00

A grass-covered Opel, a tea-powered Mini, a way to beat e-tolls in Gauteng… We’ve compiled a list of the top automotive April Fools' Day pranks. WARNING: This article contains gratuitous use of puns.

6 April Fools' car pranks we wish were true

2014-04-01 11:12

A grass-covered Opel, a tea-powered Mini, a way to beat e-tolls in Gauteng… We’ve compiled a list of the top automotive April Fools' Day pranks. WARNING: This article contains gratuitous use of puns.

Shift from new to used cars

2014-03-03 15:02

The value of the rand is likely to have a greater impact on the new vehicle market in 2014 than the current interest rate cycle, says an expert.

The most inspiring story you'll read today

2014-01-30 14:07

Joy Rainey, a woman with restricted growth, travelled across America in a 109 year-old-car all in the name of love.

Driving decline: Car-use dropping

2014-01-21 08:41

Driving appears to have levelled and even fallen in many of the world's advanced economies long before the global downturn in 2008, according to transport experts. What's more, youngsters, especially young men, are driving much less.

NYE blaze: 1067 cars torched in France

2014-01-03 08:04

As South Africans revellers welcomed the new year, French youths chose to torch their cars. The French government revealed that 1067 cars were set ablaze on New Year's eve 2013.

 

High-tech threat: Hackers in your car?

2014-11-25 11:56

In a test, hackers showed that could cut the brakes or even kill the engine of a vehicle remotely. How are automaker's planning to combat cyber crime?

What stinks? Car dealer's fishy payment

2014-11-06 11:41

An unhappy customer who lost a lawsuit over payments for his Aston Martin decided to take revenge on a dealer by dumping R169 000-worth of smelly coins on the showroom floor!

Old school vs new at Durban auto show

2014-10-22 14:11

Durban's annual auto show will be back in November. And this time, say the organisers, it'll be the best show yet!

Check: Are you a perfect driving 'mate'?

2014-09-24 05:37

'Most women want the perfect guy to be able to change a wheel, 43% one who can afford to fill her car with fuel.' Two of the results from a light-hearted survey on 'what women want'.

Your car is not your cupboard: How to avoid a break in

2014-08-27 13:58

No one wants their car stolen, right? These tips will help you clear out the clutter of your car and avoid a car break in.

Jay Leno makes new SRT Hellcat scream

2014-08-05 13:37

Talk show host and car-collector Jay Leno has added a new muscle car to his massive collection - the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Check out the latest addition to his ever-expanding garage!

BMW SA slammed for 'drive it like it's stolen' ad

2014-07-01 10:27

BMW was criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority over a controversial billboard featuring a Mini Cooper with the tagline 'Drive it like it's stolen!'

Andy Green Diary: Meet the Goat's Head

2014-06-27 07:32

Andy Green has sent us another take from his diary ahead of the upcoming Bloodhound supersonic car's scheduled record-breaking run in South Africa. Meet the Goat's Head.

Special editions of SL 63 and 65

2014-06-20 10:50

Mercedes-Benz has jazzed up its SL 63 and 65 AMG models with a sexy 2LOOK Edition. All we can say is, it looks awesome!

Nun, 82, killed in horror ECape hijacking

2014-06-17 11:25

Eastern Cape police discovered the body of a hijacked and kidnapped 82-year-old nun in Nangeni.

Nissan reveals radical Gran Turismo concept

2014-06-17 10:15

Nissan will unwrap its new concept 2020 Vision concept for players to drive in Gran Turismo fans July 2014. Could this be what future high-performance Nissans will look like?

London gets serious about eco taxis

2014-06-12 10:43

Electric taxis - they're cleaner, quieter and cheaper to maintain. Imagine being driven around in silence while doing good things for the planet..

Smart car, smart home - will it work?

2014-06-10 11:25

'Honey, I think I forgot to switch off the stove... That's right I can turn it off from inside my car.' Toyota and Panasonic have collaborated to create a system to monitor and operate home appliances - from your car!

Yengeni in court for drunk-driving

2014-06-03 08:42

It's crunch time for ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni who is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates Court for drunken driving.

Whoa! Watch a Smart car outrun a Mustang

2014-05-30 11:21

A tiny Smart ForTwo vs a Ford Mustang in a drag race... No contest, right? Watch the epic race!

14 tips to avoid being hijacked

2014-05-29 13:15

According to the SAPS vehicle hijacks are on the rise with an average of 28 vehicles hijacked each day. We list 14 tips to help avoid being hijacked in SA.

Dangerous freeway filter caught on video

2014-05-22 12:11

Are you a victim of dangerous filtering when joining the freeway? Or are you one of those drivers who simply doesn't care and swerves out in front of traffic. Watch the video!

Infinti's 'good vs evil' Q-car stunners

2014-04-10 08:36

Luxury furniture designers Poltrana Frau team up with Infiniti for a set of one-off 'good vs evil' Q-cars for the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair. Check out the special edition Q50 and QX70 models!

6 April Fools' car pranks we wish were true

2014-04-01 11:16

A grass-covered Opel, a tea-powered Mini, a way to beat e-tolls in Gauteng… We’ve compiled a list of the top automotive April Fools' Day pranks. WARNING: This article contains gratuitous use of puns.

Holiday weekend - chill on the roads!

2014-03-20 14:37

Arrive Alive! put a number of questions to motorcycle instructor HEIN JONKER and sought his insight into the phenomenon of 'road rage.

India market no joyride

2014-02-10 15:22

It's a rough road for global car makers hoping to tap into India's vast potential.

Driving decline: Car-use dropping

2014-01-21 11:31

Driving appears to have levelled and even fallen in many of the world's advanced economies long before the global downturn in 2008, according to transport experts. What's more, youngsters, especially young men, are driving much less.

Video: Corvette Z06, C7.R LIVE

2014-01-13 14:08

General Motors will reveal its Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and C7.R race car at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Watch the unveiling live!

Hustler anyone? Top 10 worst car names

2013-12-27 08:12

Suzuki had no idea that the name "Hustler" for its new boxy model, aimed at Japanese customers, might cause mirth among English speakers for its association with an adult magazine - but it's not alone.

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