Car questions: How long does brake fluid last?

2018-03-08 06:15

How often should you change your brake fluid? Are brake fluids interchangeable? The Motor Industry Workshop Association answers these questions and more.

Quote or estimate from your mechanic – know the difference

2018-01-23 10:30

'Repairing a car can be a costly exercise so it’s always helpful to know what you are in for before the repair work begins,' says the SA Motor Industry Workshop Association.

Petrol price shock for SA: Maintain your car for less

2017-09-18 14:34

'Every petrol price increase means more is paid towards petrol costs and less is available for the maintenance of the vehicle,' says the Motor Industry Workshop Association.

Here's why checking your car's oil and water is important: 7 top car checks

2017-08-10 10:50

The heavier your car is, the more fuel you use, why your car needs an oil check... Here are seven top motoring checks for new drivers...

#Right2Repair: One step closer to giving SA car owners a choice

2017-06-27 14:19

The Right2Repair campaign has been given another boost with the formation of Right to Repair SA, a Section 21, not-for-profit company. It allows consumers to select where their vehicles are serviced, maintained and repaired at the workshop of their choice.

Holiday roadtrip: Don't wait until the last minute to service your car

2017-04-24 08:03

The Easter weekend took a grim toll on South African motorists. With another long weekend ahead in April, it's important to make sure your vehicle is in top shape.

Right to Repair: Probe into SA car workshop industry

2017-02-13 13:51

The SA Motor Industry Workshop Association welcomes the Competition Commission’s probe into exclusionary conduct in the local car repair industry.

Costly fleet vehicle repairs? It's worth a second opinion

2017-02-01 08:05

'There is no longer a massive divide between what a dealership can offer and what an independent workshop can,' writes Les Mc Master, chairman of MIWA, as he advises fleet managers to get a second opinion for vehicle repairs.

Your car in need of repairs? This is why you need a second opinion

2016-11-22 09:57

If you are to have work done on your vehicle it is best to get 'a second or event third opinion before making any decisions'.

5 questions you should be asking your mechanic

2016-09-15 07:24

Car issues, expensive repairs and ‘those mechanics that ripped me off’ are hot conversation-starters for vehicle. Here are 5 questions you should ask your mechanic.


'Many crashes on our roads are caused by worn and old tyres' - MIWA

2018-02-15 07:53

'Vehicle owners need to realise that many crashes on our roads are caused by worn and old tyres,' says the Motor Industry Workshop Association.

Checked your windscreen wipers? Summer rains are on their way

2017-09-22 06:50

Summer is just on the horizon and now is the perfect time to get your car summer-ready, says Motor Industry Workshop Association.

'Huge demand for skills in SA car industry' - MIWA

2017-08-28 13:20

'We have a major unemployment problem in South Africa and there is much opportunity in the aftermarket motor industry,' says the Motor Industry Workshop Association.

Lack of servicing, training to blame for truck crashes in SA - MIWA

2017-07-03 13:19

'Anybody can buy a truck and put an underpaid and unskilled driver behind the steering wheel,' says the Motor Industry Workshop Association as it focuses on truck crashes in SA.

Junk status and your car: Buy, sell or repair?

2017-05-24 08:26

'The reality is that the shine of a new car fades when the bills come in and you are overextended,' says the Motor Industry Workshop Association as it highlights the pitfalls of purchasing a new car in SA.

Fuel-efficiency in SA: debunking the myths

2017-03-20 08:09

Always drive with a full tank, cruise in neutral while going downhill... The Motor Industry Workshop Association exposes some myths regarding fuel-efficiency in SA.

Give your car a little lovin’ this month: 10 tips to keep your ride in shape

2017-02-08 08:07

From fluid checks to rotating your tyres, here are 10 great tips to help keep your car in tip-top shape.

6 things to remember if your car catches fire

2017-01-17 11:37

Smoke inhalation, flames, risk to other motorists... Vehicles catching fire is a serious issue that can lead to injuries and death on our roads. Here's what to do if your car is ablaze.

Mechanic woes: Car parts switching a reality in SA

2016-10-12 07:00

'There have been instances where workers have stolen or exchanged parts in workshops,' says the Motor Industry Workshop Association. Have you been a victim of car-part switching?

SA car recalls: 4 reasons why there are so many unsafe vehicles on our roads

2016-08-18 13:36

'There are potentially millions of dangerous vehicles on our roads' says Vishal Premlall, director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association. Why are there so many unsafe vehicles out there?

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