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…

Jaguar E-Type upgrades move Sixties icon with the times

E-Type UK – a leading authority in E-Type ownership Bringing a British icon into the 21st Century E-Type UK provides five-speed ‘box, fuel-injection LONDON, England – Probably the most iconic and beautiful cars of all time, the Jaguar E-Type from the early 1960’s,  is still hugely desirable for classic-vehicle enthusiasts and lovers of the British…

Special maintenance plan promise for new Kias

Know your service costs in advance Free maintenance plan on Cerato and Soul ‘Additional peace of mind for family transport’ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Kia Motors SA says it will, until March 31 2018, offer buyers of a new Kia Cerato (hatch or sedan) or Kia Soul a free extended maintenance plan. Each is shipped with…

Female track ace Clare goes off-road for tyre advice

Women’s Month event drives home tyre road-safety Continental steps up with tyre safety advice Off-road driving experience helps sharpen driving skills PORT ELIZABETH – Defensive driving is the single most important skill that South African women can acquire to ensure that they and their loved ones stay safe on the country’s roads. This is the…

‘Dad, I feel sick!’ Curse of the cruise to holiday heaven

Easter traffic could be sickening for millions Passengers staring at a screen felt ill in 10 minutes Youngsters, teens worst affected – as are goldfish COLOGNE, Germany – Guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of any car-driver is the plaintiff cry from the back seat: “I feel sick!” “It will,” according to a survey…

Holiday trip? A little planning will go a long way…

Take a few minutes, perhaps save hours Simple checks even a non-expert can do Did you book your overnight accommodation? THE EASTER HOLIDAY season is upon us and that usually means a family trip, by road. Tiger Wheel & Tyre has suggested some preparation before you load the luggage and the kids and head for…

Night auto-braking saviour for pedestrians

Fears rooted in pre-historic caveman past New poll shows drivers fear hitting pedestrians Pedestrian deaths double after dark BRENTWOOD, England – It’s not just children who are afraid of the dark. Grown-ups get scared of driving at night.* Some experts believe fear of the dark, or ncytophobia, can be traced back to our cave-dwelling ancestors…

Stay safe – let your tyres tell their tale

▪ Tyre sidewall figures tell tales on your tyres ▪ Speed rating, load limit, run-flat designation ▪ Some are manufacturer-specific codes PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Decoding the information on tyre sidewalls is getting tougher and tougher for the layman but it’s vital to the guys who replace the rubber that keeps you safe on…