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…

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…