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The car industry explained: a guide to who owns which car brands

August 23, 2021
You probably don't know it, but the automotive industry has a fascinating family tree. It is one of the most constantly evolving industries across the globe. Thanks to partnerships, mergers, takeovers, separations, sales and even bankruptcies over the years, it's challenging to keep up with which company or organisation owns our favourite car brands. The global financial crisis in 2008 had a sig...

The Best Time To Buy a Car

July 21, 2021
Are you looking at buying a new car? Believe it or not, there are good and bad times to make such a big purchase! For example, the end of the month is a good time to bargain with the dealer on a purchase price - they'll be looking to boost their monthly sales targets. The end of the year is also an excellent time to buy, as is the end of the financial year, for similar sales target reasons. Let ...

What is an alternator and how does it work?

June 21, 2021
Did you know that it is not the battery that primarily keeps a car running? Instead, the alternator is one of the most critical components in keeping your car on the road! What is an alternator? An alternator generates electric power in a vehicle; it's basically a tiny generator. Among other things, it charges a car's battery and provides additional power for all the electronics. How does a...

9 Tips to avoid expensive repairs

May 28, 2021
There's nothing worse than having to fork out for an expensive repair to your car, especially when it comes out of the blue. Here are nine tips you can follow to try and avoid sudden and expensive repairs to your vehicle. 1. Get to know your vehicle You don't need to be an expert, but you should at the very least know basic maintenance and how to perform necessary checks on your car. Low on oi...