For many young people, the excitement of passing their driving test is often overshadowed by the cost of buying a new car and sky-high insurance premiums. The good news is there are several great new and quality second-hand Nissan cars for teenagers or new drivers.
“Nice wheels,” the ouk with the cash said. “But what happened between 30 – 60 000km?” He then offers you half the asking price.
Nothing cuts your car’s resale value as much as a missed service. Except maybe a flash flood. Yet people hate spending money or even time on servicing their cars. A service is a grudge expense. But why? Think about it.
The COVID-19 lockdown is a necessary precaution to ensure the health and safety of all South Africans but what about your car? Considering that non-essential travel remains discouraged, here are some simple car maintenance tips to ensure that your vehicle is in tip-top condition once they ease the restrictions even further.
South Africa’s has one of the worst vehicle accident rates in the world. Driver fatigue, driving under the influence and just pure bad driving all contribute to this deplorable situation. Plus we have become a nation of angry and impatient drivers. Just think of how people go through red lights . . .
Johnny or Jane is going to varsity or college and mum and dad are taking them shopping for their first car. Oh dear! So much to choose from. So many options, dealerships, confident salespeople. What to do? Unless mom or dad is really expert in used cars, it will be a challenge. Here are some tips on how to avoid the most obvious pitfalls.
Most drivers have experienced mayhem and confusion at traffic circles as almost everyone thinks it’s their right of way. Many drivers also believe that they are the only ones who know the rules and what to do. Even the timidest drivers become something else the second they enter traffic circles and expect other drivers to wait.
South African drivers are like medicine: keep in a cool, dry place. Too hot and especially too wet and we go strange. A bit of rain and Solid Susan turns into Maniac Megan and Dependable Dan into Clueless Clive.
So when it rains, make sure you can see them and they can see you. A split second of either these not happening can totally ruin your day.
Death and taxes were the two things you could be certain of. Now there is a third. The rise in the price of fuel in 2019. From R13,42 in January to R16,12 in June (95 ULP coastal), the price of this precious juice has ticked ever upwards month after month.
Have you ever been in a long supermarket queue, stuck behind the tannie with the strange hat? You notice the next queue is much shorter, so you move there. Then the next. Twenty minutes later you finally get to pay and the tannie with the strange hat is long gone.
The Group 1 Datsun Service Centres in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg, Uitenhage, and Port Elizabeth provide some of the most comprehensive vehicle servicing, repair and maintenance options available for the Datsun brand in South Africa. But why is it that regularly servicing your vehicle is so important? For us here at Group 1 there are 3 Important Reasons Why You Should Service Your Datsun Regularly: