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  • THE BEST FUEL FOR YOUR CAR

    July 19, 2019

    With the choice of petrol’s increasing, how do you decide which is the best fuel for your car? Most petrol stations offer a choice of three types of fuel, with sizeable price differences between them. The main difference between the fuels is their octane rating or Research Octane Number (RON). Introducing RON The most commonly sold fuels are the unleaded varieties: unleaded (ULP), E10 (ULP with 10 per cent ethanol) premium unleaded (PULP) and ultra-premium...

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    CAR HACKS

    July 19, 2019

    Car hacks are great for saving you time and money and help make your car just that little bit cleaner and more organised. We have searched high and low to bring you some really handy car hacks. Here are some of our favourites: 1. Put silicone muffin liners in your cup holders. Crumbs and stickiness will become a thing of the past! 2. Is your car messy and un-organised? Use a shoe organizer to keep all your...

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    FLOOD DAMAGED VEHICLE

    July 19, 2019

    If you live near water, there is always a possibility that the vehicle you are looking to purchase may have seen flood damage. There are a few tell-tale signs to look for that can help you easily identify a flood damaged vehicle, even if the seller has done there utmost to conceal it from you. Here are some signs and symptoms of a flood damaged vehicle: Straight-line stains Lets face it, straight-line stains do not get there...

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    TIPS FOR FUEL EFFICIENT DRIVING

    July 19, 2019

    The way you drive and the condition of your car has an impact on the amount of fuel you use. Here we look at a few tips for fuel efficient driving which will help you save money at the bowser. Minimise your vehicle use Vehicles are least fuel efficient and most polluting at the start of a trip and on short trips. One of the most obvious and best ways you can save on fuel costs...

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    CAR REPAIR FAILS

    July 19, 2019

    Let’s face it, car repairs are nothing but trouble. Not only do you have to deal with the inconvenience of taking the vehicle to the appropriate repairer to be fixed, there are also the unexpected expenses involved. These people decided to think outside the box and when it came to their car repairs, combined a little creativity with a bit of DIY. The results may be a little interesting but hey at least they didn’t...

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    SEAT BELTS

    July 19, 2019

    It doesn’t matter if you are only travelling a short distance – most road crashes occur close to home and even at low speed not wearing a seat belt can cause serious injury and death. FACT: A crash at 40km/h is like falling onto concrete from a two-storey building Wearing a seat belt is one of the easiest ways of protecting both drivers and passengers when travelling in a vehicle. Seat belts protect vehicle occupants...

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    BUYING THE RIGHT USED CAR

    July 19, 2019

    Buying a car is the second most expensive purchase that most people make in their lives, second to buying a house. But before you start, it’s important to know what you should consider before you decide which car to buy. If you’re in the market, and would like to know about buying the right used car, here are our tips: Things to consider before you decide which vehicle to buy What about insurance? Can you...

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    SAFEST CAR COLOURS

    July 19, 2019

    Have you ever wondered if a certain car colour is safer than others? And if they are, which is the safest? Choosing the colour of your next vehicle is one of the most exciting aspects when buying a car. Most people have their own method when choosing what colour they should go for – do you pick your favourite colour, or be practical and choose a common or boring shade? The world’s largest study of...

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    LOW PROFILE TYRES

    July 19, 2019

    WHAT ARE LOW PROFILE TYRES? “Low profile” describes an especially short sidewall height, or aspect ratio, on a tyre. That’s the amount of rubber between the outside edge of the wheel or rim and the road. They also have larger tread blocks, a stiffer, wider apex and can be made from specialized compounds.     Upgrade to low profile tyres An upgrade to a tyre with a lower profile size than the original will generally...

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    DOUBLE DEMERITS

    July 19, 2019

    Tis the season to be jolly and also the season for Double Demerits! Double Demerits kick in from 12am Friday, 18th December and run through until Sunday, 3 January 2016 inclusive. What do double demerits apply to? Running a red light Drink or drug driving Speeding Failing to wear a seat belt and child restraint Illegal use of a mobile phone while driving So be safe this Christmas everyone and watch your speed. Have a...

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