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The second annual Gumtree Women in Autos Conference, hosted at the 2019 SA Festival of Motoring, honoured individuals in the automotive industry with peer-nominated awards.
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Jeff Osborne of Gumtree Auto takes a look at what sort of car trends can be expected in South Africa from next year.
'Unless there’s a miraculous uplift in the rand or an equally miraculous downshift in the oil price, the R2000 tank of petrol may not be far away,' says Jeff Osborne, head of Gumtree automotive.
Gumtree Auto hosted its inaugural Women in Autos conference earlier in August, featuring a host of speakers from the industry as well as numerous media and influencers.
'It's estimated that at least a quarter of drivers have one or more under-inflated tyres on their vehicle. This is not only dangerous, but wasteful,' according to Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Automotive.
They can be costly but entry-level SUVs are all the rage and through smart pre-owned buying it’s possible to get a good SUV for well under R300 000.
'There’s no evidence showing that elderly drivers are any more of a hazard on our roads than anyone else,' says Jeff Osborne of Gumtree Automotive.
Buying a second-hand vehicle can be a daunting experience but the process can be much easier if you learn from the experts.
Earlier in 2018, Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on female drivers. The real reason for lifting the ban is slightly less humanitarian - the Saudi economy cannot afford to ignore the female car-buying market, says Gumtree Autos.
Safe driving demands concentration but technology is only increasing the number of ways drivers can lose focus on the road ahead.
European countries have put plans in motion to eliminate petrol and diesel cars by 2040 in a bid to improve air quality. How will this affect the auto industry?
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