Shocking survey shows 50% of cars are theft risks

Car theft in UK at his worst in a decade Check with your dealers to see if your car is safe Even big-bucks luxury vehicles are susceptible LONDON, England – Thatcham, vehicle security experts in the UK, have assessed the security features over a range of entry and expensive cars and SUVs and what they…

UK drivers steering away from High Street parking high prices

Big savings on street and parkade slot rentals Extra income for inner-city homeowners More than a million commuters have signed-up LONDON, England – The popularity i the UK of renting space on private driveways has soared in recent years as commuters seek to save cash on expensive inner-city parking. YourParkingSpace.co.uk reports that bookings more than…

Tesla ‘sentry’ alarm calls owner, plays loud music

NEW YORK – Elon Musk’s Tesla battery-car company has launched a Sentry Mode anti-theft system  to freshen the attraction of its vehicles. The feature will go into US Model 3 vehicles dating back to August 2017. Known auto thefts in the US through 2017 totalled 773 139 – the most since 2009 – according to…

What to do if YOU’RE the target of a vehicle hijack

What to do if faced with a car hijacker Target could be you, your car, or your cash Get used to these simple-to-do precautions DURBAN, South Africa – Recently, according to MasterDrive, vehicle hijacking has spiked in this coastal city – along with an increase in the number of people kidnapped when their vehicle is hijacked….

Tech to the rescue to cut car-sales fraud

LONDON, England – Advanced facial recognition allied to artificial intelligence has been introduced by online vehicle retail specialist BuyaCar.co.uk to protect customers from online fraud. The business, in trying to create seamless and convenient vehicle purchases, says facial recognition has been added to what is described as ”an unrivalled suite of anti-fraud measures”. Online fraud…

Hyundai brings whole new meaning to ‘touch ‘n go’

World-first fingerprint tech for Hyundai Pads will unlock, start and adjust everything Updates will be done automatically LONDON, England – Hyundai has announced the pending introduction of fingerprint technology to unlock and start its vehicles from 2019. First to be equipped will be Santa Fe SUV units to be released in some world markets within…

Beat the clicker thieves: Tracker tells how to keep your car safe

LONDON, England – Crime reports published by the British government indicate the frequency of car theft is rising again in England and Wales. How much? By 15% through 2016/17 and by 40% through the last five years. Anti-vehicle theft experts Track believe the cause is the growing use of vehicle keyless locking and entry. Yes,…

Try these life-saving tips to chill before commuting

Chill, bro! Take a stroll – and deep breaths Take five to relax before turning the ignition key Watch out for the first signs of stress – and act! LONDON, England – Stress will affect you at some time whether at work, at home or in a tough situation… such as driving in the ”rush”…

Roadside shootings: Some tips to stay safe in an emergency

Don’t worry – panic is natural Remember, cars only explode in movies Key in all emergency numbers, soonest! EUGENE HERBERT MasterDrive MD ROAD-USERS have again been caught up in a shooting – this time in Sandton, northern Johannesburg – when shots were fired at a fuel station and one person was killed. There was another…

Driveway parking: How’d you like to earn R17 000 a year?

Earn R17 000 a year for doing nothing Parking premium makes driveways desirable 25 000 people rented their driveway in 2017 LONDON, England – Property owners – at least in Britain but why not in South Africa? – can boost their income as a wage squeeze there worsens. In 2017, apparently, 25 000 house driveways…

It’s hijack season: It happens – prepare yourself and family

Don’t be a Christmas road-crime victim Teach your children what to do if threatened Tips to use for parking garage safety Previous research conducted over the festive season shows a clear spike in crime during December, including hijacking. The reason for this can only be assumed but you can to try protect yourself and your…

Keyless-entry car? So you think that’s safe…

Play safe with keyless vehicle locks There’s nothing like expert advice Know your fobs: Smart or not? LONDON, England – UK vehicle security company Thatcham has compiled advice to help prevent the theft of vehicles with keyless entry. Does that include YOU? Are you about to buy such a vehicle? Carman’s Corner suggests you read…