Motoring

Watch out for EC killer roads

New findings from a survey undertaken by the Eastern Cape Liquor Board supports previous research showing that some of the country’s most dangerous roads are in this province.

South African drivers among worst in Africa

African countries need to tighten their road traffic enforcement laws or risk losing more lives in avoidable road crashes. This was one of the issues that emerged at the two-day road safety conference held in Johannesburg recently.

N2 sinkhole bypass to open today

The bypass around the sinkhole on the N2 between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth will open to traffic at 10h00 today, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) announced yesterday. 

Value Cars opens on Hill Street

It's going very well for a two-week-old business, says sales executive of Value Cars in Hill Street, Shaun Parent (pictured). Value Cars is a new division of Maritime Motors in the building next door. Parent says they have already sold a few Opel Corsa bakkies among other vehicles. Included in the showroom's current 16 vehicles are Fiats, Alfa Romeos, Volkswagens and Opels. 

Settler City Toyota

After months of renovations, Settler City Toyota on Beaufort Street is nearing completion of its overhaul process.

No toll fee for R72 yet

Transport Minister Ben Martins has told the National Assembly that there are no plans at present to toll the R72 coastal road between Port Elizabeth and East London.

Pack right and don't let the cat out in the car

Whether you’re taking a short trip to the seaside, simply going from the airport to the hotel or are about to set off on your annual summer holiday, getting the car packed right is paramount to your safety on the road. Setting off with the entire family and a lot of baggage implies certain risks, not only for those in the car, but also for other road users.

Free vehicle checks

In the spirit of fresh spring shake-outs, the best way to prevent on-road hassles like a flat tyre or even a traumatic accident is to take your vehicle for a quick safety check from an expert eye – such as that offered as a free service by countrywide tyre fitment network Hi-Q.

Gadgets to keep your tyres in check

Motoring costs shoot up from month to month yet many people still ride around with under-inflated tyres, which contribute both to tyre wear and higher fuel costs. Badly under-inflated tyres are also a major cause of accidents on our roads.

Car of the Year finalists announced

The 12 finalists of South Africa’s unique and premier motoring event were announced last week. After carefully sifting through 27 semi-finalists the 29-member jury have selected the 2013 WesBank / South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) Car of the Year contenders.