Driving Lessons

Why You Must Replace Your Worn Tyres Now

LUNGISA XHELITHOLE Worn tyres can cause accidents, may invalidate your insurance—and will cost you money in the long term. Not replacing them doesn’t make sense. Tyres are vital to the safety of the driver, passengers as well as other road users. Therefore being tyre-savvy is important; that means understanding how to choose the right tyres, how to care for them ...

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Managing Your Finances over the Festive Season

The festive season is almost in full swing and many of us are preparing to celebrate with friends and family. Although an enjoyable time of the year, there is always the potential risk of overspending as we seek to relax and spoil loved ones with expensive gifts, outings and fun experiences. If finances are not managed effectively many of us ...

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Tyre Know-How: The Farmer’s Secret Weapon

Among the most pressing challenges facing farmers today is the constant pressure on margins. Many of the factors affecting agricultural productivity are beyond the farmer’s control—fuel prices, market fluctuations, unfavourable weather conditions—so it really makes sense not to neglect those factors they can do something about. One of the most important, but frequently misunderstood, is tyres, says Stephan van Staden, ...

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Critical Tyre Maintenance Tips

Did you know that at 60km/h, the sole contact between the road and your car is a small patch on your tyres about the size of your palm? As the only part of your car that physically touches the ground, it’s imperative your tyres are properly maintained. Derek Kirkby, Training Director at Ford’s Driving Skills for Life (DSFL), a programme ...

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Six Tips for Managing Roadworks

RICHARD GLADMAN Roadworks  and repairs could affect our daily commute to work, or even prolong the school run. Narrower lanes, slow traffic and fraying tempers all add to the challenge of reaching to our destination in time. But as long as you drive carefully and plan your journey, it needn’t be stressful. Here’s some advice to ensure your motorway journey through ...

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Wet season Motoring: How to Drive Safely in the Rain (Part one)

In sub-Sahara Africa, arrival of the rain is usually a thing of joy. The rain clears and cools down dusty and sticky weather. Motorists, whose cars have no air-conditioner, once again, drive and enjoy some cool breeze on wheel. However, it is also a period, when motorists face challenges from flooded road and carelessness and recklessness of fellow road users. ...

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