Motoring

DIY dent repair for motorists

The longest few seconds you’ll ever experience are those after you reverse your car into the wrought-iron gate of your complex. This is a feeling I know all too well, as I am the self-proclaimed queen of fender-benders.

Get ready for the rains

With Spring just a few weeks away, drivers in summer rainfall areas should start thinking about the first rains and ensure their tyres are up to the job.

Vehicle sales still growing

New vehicle sales in July 2013 have continued to perform in line with industry expectations, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).

Continental Tyres scoop EP award

Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) won the PMR Africa Diamond Award in the manufacturing category at the PMR Africa Eastern Cape Province Leaders and Achievers Awards Breakfast last week.

Motorists urged to help fight road carnage

The government has strengthened its call for South Africans to join hands in an effort to end road accidents, which claim 40 lives daily.

Transport Minister Ben Martins has appealed to all South African road users, including pedestrians, passengers and motorists, to take personal responsibility for their safety on the roads.

New road remains unfinished

The road which links Joza street and Extension 9 in Mayfield has been left unfinished after construction began less than two years ago, leaving road users and residents fuming.

Fiat engine wins Green accolade

The innovative 0.9 TwinAir Turbo bi-fuel methane-powered engine received the ‘Best Green Engine of the Year 2013’ title, one of the 12 categories of the prestigious International Engine of the Year Awards.

More selling days boost April car sales

South Africa’s 58 vehicle brands sold a combined 50 920 units in April as they benefitted from an uninterrupted sales month and high levels of marketing activity.

Polo Vivo is April’s best seller

Volkswagen Group South Africa strengthened its leadership position in the South African car passenger market last month with the total sales of 8 463 units and a market share of 24.6%.

Motor vehicle myths busted

Les McMaster, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association, has been active in the motor industry for 42 years. "Over the years I have seen some strange practices and heard misconceptions about motor vehicles." Below is some of his best advice.