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All You Need to Know about Wheel Alignment

Wheel Alignment Cr: S. Puthran When we talk about wheel alignment it is misleading because it is really the vehicle that is misaligned, not the wheels, and suspension parts that have worn down. You might have noticed a car in front that seems to be running at the wrong angle to the road, this is bad wheel alignment. And if the alignment is so bad that it can be seen with the naked eye then…
February 27, 2016

Can I get Personalised Number Plates?!

Personalised Number Plates Cr: S. Cadman Personalised number plates, which are officially called Personalised Registration Number (PRN) plates, are becoming more and more popular in all of South Africa’s provinces, especially since the introduction of the new 7 character plates. People use them to express their personalities and companies want them as marketing devices. Can you get the number plate of your dreams? Well, that depends on what your dream is because there are rules that…
February 23, 2016

How to Replace a Car Battery

Car Battery Cr: D. Coetzee A car battery lasts between two and seven years with three to four years’ life being common. Everyone needs to replace one at some point, so you are not alone. Obviously a battery is one of the most important car parts in your vehicle, without it you won’t be going anywhere! If you’re looking at replacing your car battery then there are a couple of options: you can get a…
February 19, 2016

What Your Mechanic Isn’t Telling You

Mechanic Cr: J. Eaton A good car mechanic will mean your vehicle is properly serviced and is safe as you travel along at 100 km/hr, which is obviously something that’s very important. But poorly trained staff can mean skimped services or even unsafe cars. If you know the right questions to ask you will not only be treated with more respect but the garage will know they can’t pull the wool over your eyes,…
February 17, 2016

How to Reduce Your Car Insurance Costs

Car Insurance Quotes Cr: Pictures of Money Car insurance is not cheap because the risks you are covered for are pretty big, but there are ways you can get lower car insurance quotes. You need car insurance because you never know when you might be in an accident, and good insurance will help cover the cost of replacing your vehicle as well as damage to property or injury to yourself or others. You can lower the cost…
February 10, 2016

How to Inspect a Car before a Long Trip

Inspect a Car Cr: L. Cannon If you’re headed out on a long road trip you need to inspect a car and make a few safety checks first. Ten minutes worth of checks could save you a lot of grief, unless you like spending time broken down by the side of the road! It’s best to do these checks a week or so before you plan to leave so you have time to fix any problems…
February 5, 2016

How to Import Cars into South Africa

Import Cars Cr: Moto “Club4AG” Miwa Import cars can be a tough thing to think about, for many reasons. Why would you want to consider import cars? Well, if the car you want isn’t available in South Africa you might be thinking about importing it from abroad. However, there are a lot of financial and legal obstacles that will mean you need to think long and hard about exactly how much you want that particular vehicle.…
January 28, 2016

Buying a Used Caravan? Here’s What You Need to Know

Used Caravans for Sale Cr: J. Davies If you’re thinking about buying a caravan, you’ll find plenty of used caravans for sale in South Africa. Used caravans come in thousands of different varieties, meaning you’ve got plenty of choices. But some will be too heavy for your car to tow, others will fall apart the first time they go over a bump, disasters that you obviously don’t want to happen. A lot of things can go wrong…
January 21, 2016

How to Install New Speakers for Better Car Sound

Car Sound Cr: D. Marshall If you’re planning to pimp your ride by improving your car sound system and adding new speakers, then you need to read this! You’ll need to know both the simple car speaker solutions as well as the complex ones so that you can decide if you can fit your speakers yourself or whether you will need an auto-electrician or sound system specialist. Upgrading Your Car Sound Let’s be honest, the…
January 15, 2016

How to Buy Car Alarms

Car Alarms Cr: T. Baker Car alarms are pretty much compulsory if you want to wake up and find your vehicle still parked where you left it. The car security systems field is a complicated one with many options, which is why you need to read this article from start to finish if you want to know exactly what you’re getting for your money. Want to protect your vehicle? Then here’s all you need to…
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