Paws and claws: Yogi let loose to rip-up a Landy

PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar Land Rover has developed a unique 3D-printed dog paw to help engineers assess the durability of future vehicles – with a little help from Yogi the Labrador and a new Land Rover Defender. The ‘RoboYogi’ paw was used to test the rear bumper’s ability to withstand a dog’s claws scraping…

Buying used tyres? Go ahead, it’s your life at risk

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – A recent report from a major tyre manufacturer has shown that more than 60% of second-hand tyres sold in South Africa are not safe to use. South African Tyre Manufacturing Conference chairman Darren Hayes-Powell told The Corner in a media release: “This is a staggering statistic – one possibly fatal for those…

Don’t scrimp on tyres – they’re all that’s keeping you on the road

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – When it comes to choosing the right tyre for their vehicles, consumers need to understand what to look for, says Dries Lottering, Manufacturing Renewal Executive, Bridgestone South Africa. “Tyres look pretty much alike, especially to the untutored eye, but it’s what goes into them that makes all the difference,” he said….

Own a Guzzi or Aprilia? Jozi gets new service team

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – IMI has opened a motorcycle service centre at its new home in Maserati House, Bryanston, in Jozi’s northern suburbs. Service director Paul Richardson told The Corner: ”The facility is has a full range of diagnostic and technical servicing equipment and we’re open for business. “Our dealer management system for parts ordering…

Smart new battery-charger: It knows when to stop…

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – CTEK’s CT5 Time to Go battery charger brings timing to a chore: it provides a reading for roughly how long it will be before the recharge is complete. The clue is in the charger’s branding – a ‘Try’ function in the progressive series of lights will show when the battery is sufficiently…

Tyres time? Here’s the lowdown on high points for choice

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Tyres. Potentially expensive wear items on whatever you drive. from two to 22 wheels, but then how much are your, your family’s, or your employees’ lives worth? Some people – perhaps with good reason if they don’t drive much or just to pop down to the shops – go for the…

Nismo Heritage is ‘Go!’ to supply GT performance parts

FAMOUS BADGE: It’s known globally as a sign of power and glorious driving. Image: Nissan ROSSLYN, South Africa – Nissan customers says owners can enjoy driving their performance cars longer thanks to a new parts replacement programme available in Japan. The parts went on sale in Japan on December  2018 as part of the newNismo Heritage…

UK report publishes huge savings on EV services

LONDON, England – Some road-users are set reap an eco-dividend thanks to lower service and maintenance costs for electric vehicles when compared to petrol equivalents. A study by automotive data expert Cap HPI shows maintenance costs are 23% less for electric than petrol vehicles over three years and 100 000km – and the gap widens…

Looking for new tyres? Here’s some great advice for prices

Buying tyres? It can pay big-time to shop around Look at real ‘street pricing’ at fitting specialists …and check prices in other regions JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Research by The Lightstone organisation, using anonymous shoppers visiting tyre-fitting centres and asking for the best price on a specific tyre size, have thrown up some interesting dat ”The…

Blower problems? Go direct to, well, TurboDirect SA

Turbo problems – work with the experts OE equipment direct from manufacturers Turbo repairs, parts – even complete units JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Having trouble with or worried about the performance of the turbocharger on your vehicle or other industrial power sources or – worse –  the quality and  provenance of replacements? There is a solution……

Hyundai UK adopting client-designed service plans

Hyundai UK launch give customer the call Driving habits and use to be computed Even a new set of tyres can be included LONDON, England – Hyundai UK has launched a service plan programme that offers an alternative to the traditional fixed-price schemes. It will be based on the customer’s individual driving habits, vehicle age,…

Flat tyre? Read this for sensible (perhaps life-saving!) advice

Check tyres before you leave home Know where the jack is – and how to use it  First task: call freeway emergency service LONDON, England – Sometimes the roads we drive on can be unpredictable,hich can cause a tyre puncture. This could mean cancelling our plans and waiting in a safe place for the breakdown…