Drive healthy: A safer way to survive the holiday crush

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – As you head toward your family holiday destination this year, the health of yourself and your passengers should be a priority. This will assist in ensuring you arrive at your destination stress-free and safely so that you can enjoy your well-deserved break. NUTRITION An individual is considered to be healthy…

Jaguar and GridCars launch live EV charge stations map

PRETORIA, South Africa – Drivers of all battery and plug-in hybrid vehicles in South Africa can now plan their journeys to fit in with public battery-charging stations nationwide. A new live map displays the entire network of Jaguar Powerway and GridCars-supported public charging stations and indicates their current status – including whether any are online,…

Ford Transit Nugget: Gold standard for campervans

BIRMINGHAM, England – The Ford Transit Custom Nugget is officially on sale – in the UK, at least – with prices starting at the equivalent of a few thousand over a million rands and is on show at the 2019 UK Motorhome and Caravan Show. The Transit Custom Nugget creates a wifi hot spot for…

RentMyRide goes into overdrive for SA holiday season

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – RentMyRide, a new South African peer-to-peer vehicle rental company, has told The Corner its pumping up its service division ahead of the upcoming South African holiday season with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg available 24/7 for information and client support. This division also handles background checks on vehicle owners…

Riot on the road ahead? Here’s advice from a driving expert

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – There’s continuing havoc across South Africa with strikes, looting and rioting affecting road users in a number of cities and towns. Recent criminality in Tshwane included looting – apparently of foreign-owned businesses – and the situations made road-users seek alternative routes, cancel trips, and miss meetings. So, what to do if…

Pets in the car: Volvo study highlights the many dangers

ROCKLEIGH, New Jersey – A study by Volvo USA and The Harris Poll has shown that unrestrained pets in a moving vehicle can lead to significantly less-safe driving and more distraction and stress not only on the driver but also the pet. Pets might be ”members of the family”, Volvo reports, but many owners don’t…

Tough times tough on tyre-buying – but don’t take chances

Economic pressure is making South African vehicle owners push their tyres much further than the safe threshold of their lifespan, leading to an increase in vehicle accidents. Dries Venter, technical manager at Bridgestone South Africa, explains how a multi-agency approach can help personal and business drivers make better decisions to save lives while keeping their…

Renault Duster: Higher ride, latest features, for city and way-out-there

More ground clearance for off-tar travel New high-tech features for sound and satnav Everyday ride – or head out in to the bush JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The launch of an all-new Renault Duster SUV range in October 2018 led, the automaker says, ”to a resounding success with a 50% increase in Duster sales”. Now two…

Going on a road trip: Don’t forget these ‘essentials’

DENVER, Colorado –  America, like South Africa, is a big country so if you’re planning a long drive to somewhere or a touring holiday make sure you have everything you might need. Here are suggestions and musts from the US but they apply just as much to down here in Africa. A new graphic from…

Datsun helps you stay cool by winter-proofing your car

How to chill during winter driving Datsun lists preparations for chilly days …and don’t forget long-life snacks ROSSLYN, South Africa: Freezing weather in Gauteng, storms in the Western Cape and no doubt you’ve hauled out your winter clothing for protection. But what about your car? It, too, is owed a little extra protection during the…

Dr Derriere gets to the bottom of Explorer’s comfort

Ford develops sleek front seats for 2020 Explorer Created by the Ford US global seating team Stringent shape and softness for best comfort   DEARBORN, Michigan – Whether stuck in rush-hour traffic or cruising for hours on the open road some vehicle seats can become, well, a pain in the butt. However, a Ford doctor believes…

Iconic Kombi gets more power to celebrate sixth decade

VW Kombi now available with more power Trendline Plus units have exterior highlights New model takes range to four models JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -VW Commercial Vehicles has expanded its minibus range with a Trendline Plus version of its Kombi 2.0 BiTDI 132kW DSG. Until now the only version was a 2.0 132kW DSG diesel bi-turbo…