The future of connectivity: What does your car know about you?

2019-08-08 09:57

Built-in navigation, smartphone-connected apps - new levels of connectivity mean vehicles are increasingly collecting more and more personal information about their drivers.

Replace or repair? That is the windscreen question

2019-05-21 14:00

It’s what many car owners dread, that pinging sound as a stone flicks up off the road or bounces off the back of a truck and hits your windscreen.

A quick guide to driving safely on wet roads

2019-02-18 09:39

'Harsh breaking, rapidly accelerating and so on all contribute to the wear and tear on essential parts of your vehicle. It can be even worse in the rain,' says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA).

Don’t do it! Distracted driving is the true menace on our roads

2018-12-17 17:59

'Texting while operating a vehicle is the most dangerous activity, but distracted driving means more than just texting', says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association.

Clunk! Grind! 10 car noises you shouldn't ignore in SA

2018-12-05 05:30

Does your car make a weird grinding noise from the wheels while you're driving, or a knocking sound every time you turn your wheel? We list 10 common car noises you shouldn't ignore.

Keep your car in shape: A poor filter can cost you fuel, damage your vehicle

2018-11-15 06:27

Regular maintenance and repairs will keep your vehicle safe and reliable. The servicing and replacement of the filters is a must. But how often should this happen?

Leading the way: Why the need for additional lights on vehicles is vital

2018-07-24 07:31

The increase of additional supplementary lighting on vehicles in SA has brought the legal implications of installing these lights for drivers into the spotlight, says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA).

'Car indicators are not an optional extra. Use them!' - top tips for bringing 'order to our roads' - Miwa

2018-07-13 11:31

'It’s time we brought order back to our roads and this needs to start with each one of us looking into how we can improve our behaviour while driving,' says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA).

'Keep the kids safe' - Prepare for those long drives and long trips ahead

2018-06-20 09:00

'Keeping the kids safe and entertained is an important part of the trip,' says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)

Understanding the lifespan of car parts: Have you checked your windscreen wipers lately?

2018-05-17 11:06

There's no hard-and-fast rule about when to change your wiper blades, but there are things to look out for in terms of the condition of your wipers, according to Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association.

 

Dodging bills: SA car workshops battle with dozens of abandoned vehicles - MIWA

2019-05-22 07:58

Cars left abandoned at repair workshops are an inconvenience workshop owners face around the country, reports the Motor Industry Workshop Association. Why are owners leaving their cars behind?

Here's why being an automotive mechanic can be lucrative- MIWA

2019-03-06 14:16

We are rapidly approaching the third month of the year and, without doubt, there are 2018 matriculants still wondering what they should be doing this year.

5 top tips for choosing a mechanic that won’t let you down

2019-02-01 09:30

Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) offers these five tips to help you in the search for a top-notch mechanic.

College of Cape Town receives motor manual donation worth R1.6m

2018-12-07 10:08

Representatives from HaynesPro, Ken and Donovan Harwick, donated 30 HaynesPro licenses to the College of Cape Town.

Apprentices are powering ahead in the motor industry

2018-12-01 10:32

Apprentices are getting first-hand experience, training and mentoring in the independent aftermarket sector of the motor industry thanks to an initiative that has been two years in the making.

'When I am fixing a car, I see myself making my mark' - Here are three of SA's women running the show in the local auto industry

2018-08-23 10:00

While the motor repairs industry has traditionally been seen as a male-run industry, women are in fact the backbones of most businesses, says Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)'s Dewald Ranft.

'Ponzi' scams woes in SA, Plenty of new models heading to the country - Your Sunday wrap

2018-07-15 10:30

Want to make your car a bit faster or want to know what happens to your car after you traded it in? Here is the top stories of the week.

Understanding your car's lifespan: O2 sensors – what are they and how long do they last?

2018-06-21 06:00

Stricter environmental controls and the requirement to create less pollution has led to far more complex automotive exhaust systems. Your car could have one or more oxygen sensors fitted.

Thunk! Whrr! 10 car noises you shouldn't ignore in SA

2018-05-29 09:08

Does your make a weird 'ticking' when cornering? Bizarre grinding noise when idling? With winter fast approaching we list 10 most common car noises you shouldn't ignore.

Ding, clunk, knock-knock: Here are 10 car noises you shouldn't ignore

2018-04-30 09:22

Your car will more often than not give you several warning signs that something is seriously wrong and needs urgent attention. Here are 10 warning noises that could inevitably mean you have to fork out some cash.

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