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  • Jul 18, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Questions to ask your mechanic

    Car issues, expensive repairs and "those mechanics that ripped me off’ are always hot conversation starters among vehicle owners. So what should you be doing to ensure your vehicle repairs or regular services become hassle-free? Les Mc Master,… more...
    Motoring staff 299
  • Jul 18, 2014 Launches

    Honda strikes Accord

    Honda South Africa has introduced its Thailand-made, ninth generation Accord sedan to the local car market. The previous Accord won the 2009 Car of the Year title in SA, but found the going tough against the established and highly favoured German… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 278
  • Jul 16, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Motorcraft launches specialised oil for hybrids

    Motorcraft has launched a premium-quality passenger car motor oil recommended by Ford Motor Company for 2013 model year and forward hybrid electric vehicles. SAE 0W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil meets engine oil recommendations for Ford,… more...
    Motoring staff 265
  • Jul 16, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Texa diagnostics available from Cayenne group

    The Cayenne group are the official agents of TEXA diagnostics equipment. For twenty years TEXA has been synonymous with automotive diagnostics, with products covering electronic and electrical fault finding, exhaust gas emissions control, vehicle… more...
    Motoring staff 276
  • Jul 15, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Snap-on introduces field service tool boxes

    Launched during the Top Gear festival in Durban, the new Blue Point field service tool boxes from Snap-on fit most ½ ton and one-ton bakkies. The boxes are made from stainless steel and can be specified with either four or eight drawers. Internal… more...
    Motoring staff 316
  • Jul 14, 2014 aBr Motoring

    The Canary in the Cage

    General Manager of the motor division of Wesbank, Cyril Zhungu, once again delivered his quarterly Confidence Indicator report for 2014 Q2 in Sandton last week, and the analysis reveals a broadly weakening consumer environment. But the drop off is… more...
    Editor 249
  • Jul 14, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Bosch and Motul team up

    Motul is set to continue its expansion in the Southern African automotive market following their appointment as a National Deal Partner to the Bosch Workshop Concept partnership program, namely, Bosch Car Service and Autocrew dealer networks. MOTUL… more...
    Motoring staff 375
  • Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025
    Jul 14, 2014 aBr Move

    Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025

    On the road today with the truck of tomorrow Autonomous driving in a long-distance truck "Highway Pilot" activated - technology takes the wheel Safely on the road with radar sensors, camera and V2V/V2I communication Plan the next tour while on the… more...
    Editor 251
  • Ford Struandale Engine Plant Produced The 3-millionth Engine
    Jul 14, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Ford Struandale Engine Plant Produced The…

    Middle East and Africa President celebrated the 3-millionth unit Big achievement for the Struandale Engine Plant The 3-millionth engine is a 3,2 litre, five-cylinder Duratorq TDCi engine destined for the Ford Ranger PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 11… more...
    Editor 267
  • FAW makes history in South Africa
    Jul 14, 2014 aBr Move

    FAW makes history in South Africa

    South Africa, the Eastern Cape and the Coega IDZ are set for rapid growth as FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (PTY) LTD official opens its vehicle manufacturing plant. Coega,10 July 2014: marked a momentous event in SA’s Automotive Industry history, as… more...
    Editor 255
  • Better monitor your fleets
    Jul 14, 2014 aBr Move

    Better monitor your fleets

    New security cameras offer customers a unique means to monitor their fleet while on the go Fleet and transport managers can now gain a better view of the behaviour of their drivers as well as the potential road hazards they face with the… more...
    Editor 230
  • Low level brand loyalty and the new brand image in the Automotive market
    Jul 14, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Low level brand loyalty and the new brand image…

    More than a third (35%) of current car owners who are considering purchasing a new car in the near future say they will possibly purchase a different car brand to the one that they have, according to a recent study by Ipsos. A third of car owners… more...
    Editor 242
  • Every tyre remediated makes a difference
    Jul 14, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Every tyre remediated makes a difference

    REDISA plans to potentially offset 178 500 tonnes of carbon emissions in 2014. A tree can absorb as much as 21.8kg of carbon dioxide per year, and with age, it absorbs even more each year. By the time it reaches 40 years old it will have consumed 1… more...
    Editor 325
  • Weekend Warrior Launches Free 4x4 Training
    Jul 11, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Weekend Warrior Launches Free 4x4 Training

    Weekend Warrior, an initiative for 4x4 enthusiasts by Torre Automotive to become members of a weekend outdoor club, is to provide free 4x4 training on a monthly basis presented by a range of industry experts. The training will be hosted by the… more...
    Editor 277
  • Tenneco launches its MONROE® IS COOL project in South Africa
    Jul 11, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Tenneco launches its MONROE® IS COOL project in…

    The international Monroe brand achieved another first in South Africa this month with the launch their international Monroe Is Cool project in Gauteng. Over the next six months this project will reach all corners of South Africa. This project… more...
    Editor 279
  • Engines Donated Towards Training And Development
    Jul 11, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Engines Donated Towards Training And Development

    Ford donated engines to the Coega Skills and Training Development Centre Four Duratorq TDCi engines donated to aid skills development Ford and Coega committed to investing in local skills development PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 10 July, 2014 - The… more...
    Editor 276
  • Jul 08, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Motoplat puts power in technician’s hands

    POS Service Holland is proud to announce the arrival of two innovative, handheld alternator testers from Motoplat. The Motoplat VC-series starts with the VC-11R “on-car” alternator tester. After connecting the VC-11R to the alternator, the tester… more...
    Motoring staff 355
  • Jul 08, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Vivo Energy, Bosch sign pan-African partnership…

    Vivo Energy and Bosch have announced a pan-African agreement to expand both companies’ footprint in providing services to their growing customer base. Through the partnership, Vivo Energy and Bosch will bring together their respective expertise in… more...
    Motoring staff 426
  • Jul 08, 2014 aBr Move

    Outsourcing: More hustle, less hassle

    While starting a business in South Africa is fraught with a unique set of challenges, there is a way to lessen the burden, particularly where fleet management is concerned, as Imperial Fleet Management (IFM) CEO, Nicholas de Canha explains.… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 321
  • Jul 08, 2014 aBr Move

    DHL presents emerging markets findings

    aBr MOVE attended a round table discussion with DHL recently, at which the findings of the company’s White Paper, “Path to Growth: Shaping Tech Sector Supply Chains in Emerging Markets” were unpacked. Presenting the report to the media in Rosebank,… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 373
  • Imperial Auto sponsors Nomads, investing in the future of golf
    Jul 08, 2014 aBr Move

    Imperial Auto sponsors Nomads, investing in the…

    Imperial Auto has entered a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Nomads Golf Club, a collaboration of golfers across 12 clubs in South Africa that volunteer their time and fundraising efforts in the furtherance of golf development in the… more...
    Editor 283
  • 1914 – 2014: SKF South Africa Celebrates a 100 Year Reputation of Excellence
    Jul 07, 2014 aBr Buzz

    1914 – 2014: SKF South Africa Celebrates a 100…

    1914 was a year of many important world firsts - first airline, first plane flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco, first colour film and Babe Ruth’s first professional game. 1914, on April 12th, was also the year that ‘SKF South Africa’ first… more...
    Editor 324
  • Infrastructure projects continue to drive sale of extra heavies
    Jul 04, 2014 aBr Move

    Infrastructure projects continue to drive sale of…

    Despite persistent unfavourable economic conditions, the South African truck market has once again showed great resilience by logging another positive sales performance last month. In addition, during the first half of the year, the industry has… more...
    Editor 283
  • Engen launches Gengear XEP
    Jul 04, 2014 aBr Move

    Engen launches Gengear XEP

    Engen launches Gengear XEP industrial gearbox oils for high performance under pressure Engen Petroleum, a leading provider of industrial lubricants, is bringing high performance under extreme conditions to industrial gearboxes with the recent launch… more...
    Editor 323
  • SKF shares knowledge with customers - Marchant Taylor - Sales Manager – Industrial OEM and Aftermarket & Kobus Archer - Aftermarket Sales Manager - Southern Africa
    Jul 04, 2014 aBr Move

    SKF Technology Days at Authorised Distributors

    Taking SKF Knowledge & Capabilities to the Customer SKF South Africa is taking engineering knowledge, core technologies and capabilities to customers through technology days hosted in partnership with SKF authorised distributors. “For SKF it’s all… more...
    Editor 286
  • Cayenne warns the consumer to be wary of imitations on their csr range
    Jul 04, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Cayenne warns the consumer to be wary of…

    The Cayenne Group put out a warning of imitations and copies that could be mistaken for their new CSR range, consisting of their CSR Sports range the RZ 125, RZ 250, the naked café styled DT 125 and 150, the Trend scooters and the revolutionary… more...
    Editor 287
  • Jul 03, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Safe-smart cars no longer a pipe dream

    Every year, about 1.3 million people worldwide lose their lives on the roads, with up to 50 million more suffering non-fatal injuries. The human and economic impact of these tragedies is huge. Estimates suggest that, each year, traffic incidents… more...
    Motoring staff 319
  • Top Bridgestone execs move to new jobs
    Jul 03, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Top Bridgestone execs move to new jobs

    Two top players in Bridgestone South Africa have settled into their new jobs in the company. Heading the list is Mike Halforty, South Africa's first-ever homegrown CEO of the local subsidiary of the Japanese company which emerged from small… more...
    Editor 358
  • New tracking unit available from GPS Tracking Solutions
    Jul 02, 2014 aBr Move

    New tracking unit available from GPS Tracking…

    GPS Tracking Solutions, part of the Eqstra Group of Companies, has introduced a tracking unit which offers fleet operators unique features to help control soaring fuel costs, minimise vehicle wear and tear, improve driver behaviour, control fuel… more...
    Editor 302
  • Weak economy pulls vehicle sales down in june
    Jul 02, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Weak economy pulls vehicle sales down in june

    The South African new vehicle market continues to weaken, with year-on-year sales down for the third consecutive month, according to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). Passenger car sales for June ended on… more...
    Editor 300
  • Qhubeka Director Anthony Fitzhenry (middle) receiving two Daily vans from the hands of Iveco MD Bob Lowden (right) and Marketing & Network Manager Christophe Longuet.
    Jul 02, 2014 aBr Move

    Iveco donates 2 Daily vans to Qhubeka

    IVECO has donated two brand new Daily panel vans to Qhubeka, a registered Non Profit Organisation whose mission is to improve access to essential services through the provision of bicycles. The vehicles will be used to help Qhubeka with bicycle… more...
    Editor 96
  • SKF Wedge Belts for Mining and Mineral Processing Industry
    Jun 30, 2014 aBr Move

    Optimum Power Transmission solutions for…

    Global bearings and engineering specialist, SKF’s quality range of power transmission products deliver end-to-end solutions for virtually any application that requires this technology. The well-known, proven SKF brand, supported by 100 years of… more...
    Editor 107
  • Volvo trucks announces most fuel efficient driver
    Jun 30, 2014 aBr Move

    Volvo trucks announces most fuel efficient driver

    The South African winner of the Volvo Trucks Drivers’ Fuel Challenge 2014 has been announced. Reggie Naidoo, an owner-driver of Hark Logistics in KwaZulu-Natal, proved to be the most fuel efficient driver during the final round of this prestigious… more...
    Editor 90
  • New range of OE quality Steering Boot Kits from SKF
    Jun 27, 2014 aBr Buzz

    New range of OE quality Steering Boot Kits from…

    SKF, a global leader in bearing and engineering solutions, recently extended its comprehensive driveline range to the automotive industry with a new complete range of OE quality steering boot kits. SKF VSM (Vehicle Service Market) supplies the… more...
    Editor 199
  • Jun 26, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Project 2002: Mission improbable

    The problem with working to a rigid deadline is that everything compresses into a very small timeframe as it looms, and the risk is that the quality may suffer. Even worse, it makes overshooting the deadline a real possibility and you end up with… more...
    Adrian Burford 317
  • Serco’s new lightweight Pony Trailer.
    Jun 26, 2014 aBr Move

    Serco Pony Trailer Delivers Large

    Serco has developed a lightweight trailer ideal for use in urban areas, especially around commercial hubs and other places where there are vehicle height and parking restrictions. The 6.9m trailer has a ten-pallet footprint load area and a payload… more...
    Editor 87
  • Aveshen Naidoo, CEO of Avcres Transport cc and Deidré Penfold, Executive Director of CAIA.
    Jun 26, 2014 aBr Move

    Another transport company signs the responsible…

    Avcres Transport cc has become the latest signatory of the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) Responsible Care (RC) initiative, thereby committing to implement the guiding principles of this initiative of the chemical industry. Louise… more...
    Editor 113
  • WABCO News
    Jun 26, 2014 aBr Move

    WABCO News

    Enoch Silcock is appointed Managing Director of WABCO Automotive South Africa (WABCO). Sturrock and Robson Industries. Enoch joined the Sturrock and Robson Group in June 2003 as part of the technical support team at WABCO. Shortly thereafter he was… more...
    Editor 149
  • Epic triumph for Volvo Trucks’ campaign at Cannes Lions
    Jun 26, 2014 aBr Move

    Epic triumph for Volvo Trucks’ campaign at Cannes…

    Volvo Trucks’ Live Test campaign and The Epic Split picked up top prizes at the ‘world cup of advertising’ in Cannes. In all, the campaign – demonstrating innovations of the new truck range – received 20 awards, including eight gold prizes and two… more...
    Editor 81
  • Jun 25, 2014 aBr Buzz

    SA must learn from Australian implosion

    South Africa’s automotive manufacturing industry believes it must learn from the dramatic collapse of the Australian auto sector. National Association of Automotive Components and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) executive director,… more...
    Austin Gamble 179
  • Jun 25, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Control Instruments Automotive becomes Torre…

    A new era has dawned with the recent acquisition of the Control Instruments Group by Torre Industries Limited. A new era of growth, a new era of excitement, and a new era of unleashed potential. With the acquisition of the group (which includes… more...
    Howard Keeg 221
  • Jun 25, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Gearing up for the future

    The right to repair has become the mantra for constitutional rights for motorists around the world. aBr brings our readers a series of interviews with role players in the automotive aftermarket, with the intention to shed some light on this… more...
    Howard Keeg 151
  • Frances Molloy first speaker at Brityrex 2014
    Jun 24, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Frances Molloy first speaker at Brityrex 2014

    Tyre campaigner, Frances Molloy, is first speaker announced for TyreTalk seminars at Brityrex 2014 Frances Molloy, the prominent tyre legislation campaigner who is lobbying the UK government to change the law on the sale and fitting of over age… more...
    Editor 84
  • Pioneers from all over the world to make presentations on the ‘Mobility of the Future’ at Automechanika 2014
    Jun 24, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Pioneers from all over the world to make…

    Latest developments in a variety of fields including storage technology, charging infrastructure, engines, electronics, lightweight construction, alternative fuels and much moreLocated in the immediate vicinity of the Portalhaus entrance building,… more...
    Editor 88
  • Hytec retains its elite Service Centre of Competence status
    Jun 24, 2014 aBr Move

    Hytec retains its elite Service Centre of…

    Hytec’s hydraulic Service Centre in Johannesburg, which services mobile and industrial hydraulic systems and components, was re-awarded Bosch Rexroth’s stringent competency accreditation in early 2014 as a Bosch Rexroth Certified Service Centre of… more...
    Editor 74
  • Qhubeka mechanic training given a boost by IVECO
    Jun 24, 2014 aBr Move

    Qhubeka mechanic training given a boost by IVECO

    IVECO South Africa has donated two brand new Daily panel vans to Qhubeka, which will be used to help Qhubeka with bicycle mechanic training in the communities in which it operates. Qhubeka Director Anthony Fitzhenry explains that for every 500… more...
    Editor 60
  • SKF Automotive Range Extension
    Jun 24, 2014 aBr Buzz

    SKF Automotive Range Extension

    During this quarter, SKF has launched 144 new kits to improve the coverage on all product lines. This Product Information highlights the latest SKF range extension during Q2 2014. Click here to view more...
    Editor 75
  • State of the nation address highlights localisation in transport industry
    Jun 24, 2014 aBr Move

    State of the nation address highlights…

    President Jacob Zuma this week reaffirmed government’s commitment to local procurement and manufacturing during his State of the Nation Address, in which he highlighted public transport spending as a vehicle for achieving this. President Zuma… more...
    Editor 78
  •   The Top Selling Dynamic W204 C Class Was Manufactured By Highly Skilled Employees At The Award Winning Mercedes Benz South Africa Production Plant In East London
    Jun 24, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa production plant takes…

    East London manufacturing facility takes silver in the J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality Study (Europe-Africa region), a sixth consecutive year in the award rankings. Out of Africa, for the World: Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) plant proves once… more...
    Editor 55
  • Ctrack shifts its manufacturing system to Sage ERP X3 to boost efficiency and agility
    Jun 20, 2014 aBr Move

    Ctrack shifts its manufacturing system to Sage…

    Ctrack, a specialist provider of fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions to a global client base, has implemented the Sage ERP X3 business software to support the production process at its Durban factory. The company was looking to achieve… more...
    Editor 81
  • Is your fleet optimised to manage the changing carbon emissions requirements?
    Jun 20, 2014 aBr Move

    Is your fleet optimised to manage the changing…

    MiX Telematics sheds light on a key issue coming out of the recent RFA conference “Whether it’s about compliance or purely environmental responsibility, South African businesses need to promptly examine their greatest source of CO2 emissions – fuel… more...
    Editor 134
  • Nissan awarded ITAS honours for NV350 Impendulo taxi
    Jun 19, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Nissan awarded ITAS honours for NV350 Impendulo…

    Prestigious ITAS rating elevates Impendulo to upper echelons of SA taxi industry Impendulo one of only two taxis to achieve 5-star rating Successor to legendary Nissan E20 begins making waves amongst taxi operators ROSSLYN, South Africa (19 June… more...
    Editor 76
  • Cayenne receives the first shipment of two famous brands Norton and Bimota
    Jun 19, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Cayenne receives the first shipment of two famous…

    The waiting is over for Cayenne as the first shipment of the legendry Norton and Bimota’s brands arrived this week. The complete team could not wait to view the latest Bimota’s first to arrive were the Bimota DB5, Bimota DB9, Bimota DB11, Bimota 3D… more...
    Editor 85
  • Oil Prices, Exchange Rate Spiking Fuel Price
    Jun 19, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Oil Prices, Exchange Rate Spiking Fuel Price

    The AA’s View On The Petrol Price In July Last month's fuel price reductions may be set for a reversal. This is according to the Automobile Association which said that the latest unaudited fuel price data issued by the Central Energy Fund was not… more...
    Editor 97
  • Wheel bolts for trucks, trailers and buses
    Jun 19, 2014 aBr Move

    Wheel bolts for trucks, trailers and buses

    As a leading product brand in the Independent Aftermarket (IAM) for commercial vehicles, DT Spare Parts offers a complete range for trucks, trailers and buses. The range encompasses all required spare parts in guaranteed quality, including all… more...
    Editor 68
  • Carnival City partners with Gauteng Motor Show
    Jun 19, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Carnival City partners with Gauteng Motor Show

    This year’s Gauteng Motor Show cranks up the kilowatts as Carnival City, Gauteng’s ultimate leisure, gaming and entertainment destination, joins forces with this thrill-a-minute motoring event as the official hospitality sponsor. Taking place on 25… more...
    Editor 82
  • Exc Line Up 2015
    Jun 17, 2014 aBr Motoring

    KTM presents its model year 2015 Enduro range!

    KTM is pleased to continue its quest for pure brilliance as the company sets the benchmark once again in the development of offroad motorcycles with the presentation of its model year 2015 Enduro range. With continued refinements to the world… more...
    Editor 76
  • GWM launches guaranteed buy-back programme
    Jun 17, 2014 aBr Motoring

    GWM launches guaranteed buy-back programme

    GWM's roll-out of consumer confidence-boosting, value-add projects gathers further pace with the announcement of the brand's first guaranteed buy-back programme. Under the new scheme, launched in partnership with GWM Financial Services (underwritten… more...
    Editor 78
  • Diesel effect fuel additive improves ,maintains and keeps the fuel system clean
    Jun 17, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Diesel effect fuel additive improves ,maintains…

    Fuchs Lubricants has developed a new range of MAINTAIN workshop and service-coolant additives, brake fluids and fuel additives. MAINTAIN Diesel Effect is a fuel additive for improving the properties of diesel fuel for single and constant dosage. It… more...
    Editor 107
  • Imperial Logistics’ team (fltr): Teshnee Harinarain,Training Coordinator; Bojosi Thukhutha, Graduate Development Manager; Abre van Buuren, Training Manager; Colette Wessels, Training & Development Executive and Veronica Mthombeni, Skills Development Facilitator.
    Jun 17, 2014 aBr Move

    Imperial is supply chain educator of the year

    Imperial Logistics was named “Supply Chain Educator of the Year” at the annual SAPICS Conference – for the third consecutive year. Presented at the gala dinner that wrapped up the event, this award recognises the group’s continuous drive to develop… more...
    Editor 63
  • Mobile technology could be the solution to South Africa’s road death epidemic
    Jun 17, 2014 aBr Move

    Mobile technology could be the solution to South…

    The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) recently released figures indicating that more than 100 people died in 80 serious crashes on South African roads during the April holidays. Although these numbers compare favourably with last year,… more...
    Editor 74
  • Managing driver behaviour is one of the challenges facing fleet managers who  are trying to control fleet costs
    Jun 17, 2014 aBr Move

    Reducing fleet costs – a major challenge.

    Reducing overall fleet costs has become the major challenge facing fleet managers, and this has come at a time when fuel prices have risen by an average of 13% per annum over the past 10 years. Increasing fleet safety, greening the fleet and… more...
    Editor 112
  • Car parts: cheaper is not always better
    Jun 17, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Car parts: cheaper is not always better

    When booking a car in for a service or for repairs, few of us are prepared for the shock when we realise the cost of the replacement parts. Depending on what dealership or garage you take your car to, these costs can vary because different types of… more...
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 94
  • An innovative development: the new machine from the BEUMER stretch hood product range.
    Jun 17, 2014 aBr Move

    The BEUMER Group continues to grow

    With an order intake of approximately 770 million euros in 2013, the BEUMER Group is once again looking back on a successful year. This continuous growth is possible as BEUMER concentrates on its entrepreneurial core expertise, innovates, and… more...
    Editor 84
  • Pietermaritzburg traffic officials receive training on conspicuity products. 3M’s awareness programme included application and maintenance and identification of counterfeit products.
    Jun 12, 2014 aBr Move

    3M Contributes to Safer South African Roads

    In the light of the 2006 implementation of Regulation 192A – which specifies that all road vehicles weighing over 3 500 kilograms or that are longer than seven metres be equipped with reflective chevron and conspicuity tape – 3M has partnered with… more...
    Editor 84
  • Mercedes Mathebula (City of Tshwane), Keba Matlhako (Nissan SA), Mayor Ramokgopa, Edwin Matlou (Nissan SA), Dorah Nteo (City of Tshwane), and Dolly Mafa (City of Tshwane)
    Jun 12, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Electric vehicle handover ahead of Sustainability…

    Nissan SA hands over Nissan LEAF to City of Tshwane Executive Mayor Cllr Kgosientso Ramokgopa. Ahead of Sustainability Week from 17 to 19 June 2014, Nissan has handed over an all-electric Nissan LEAF to City of Tshwane Executive Mayor, Cllr… more...
    Editor 86
  • Jun 11, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Turbo-charged action set for 2014 Gauteng Motor…

    The annual Gauteng Motor Show is once again gearing up to deliver it’s highly anticipated one-stop extreme “moto-tainment” show, merging the thrill of live-action performances with audience entertainment aplenty. A new year of automotive action… more...
    Motoring staff 671
  • Self-driving cars could be the answer to reducing SA road deaths
    Jun 11, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Self-driving cars could be the answer to reducing…

    According to a recent announcement made by the head of the Renault-Nissan alliance, cars that drive themselves could be on European roads a mere four years from now, provided red tape does not get in the way. This is incredibly positive for global… more...
    Editor 91
  • SKF Sweden assembly plant uses SKF actuators
    Jun 11, 2014 aBr Buzz

    SKF Sweden assembly plant uses SKF actuators

    Bearing testimony to ultimate product confidence Global leader in bearings and engineering solutions, SKF, combines linear guidance systems and linear driving technology into one system, setting the industry benchmark in turnkey actuation system… more...
    Editor 112
  • Mixed Results in West Rand Tyre Check
    Jun 11, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Mixed Results in West Rand Tyre Check

    Bridgestone's 2014 Tyre Check season has kicked off with an in-depth look at tyre condition on Johannesburg West Rand, and the results were mixed. This was the feedback from Bridgestone PR Manager, Desirée van Niekerk, who said the percentage of… more...
    Bridgestone 77
  • Steer clear of passenger retreads - Bridgestone
    Jun 11, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Steer clear of passenger retreads - Bridgestone

    Passenger vehicles should not be fitted with re-treaded tyres. This is the word from tyre maker Bridgestone which said that while retreads are often used on heavy vehicles, they are not suited to the operating conditions of passenger vehicles.… more...
    Bridgestone 78
  • No adapter required!
    Jun 11, 2014 aBr Buzz

    No adapter required!

    New Motodrive gear motors with a direct dedicated standard IEC fitment The new Motodrive range of inline helical and shaft mounted helical gear motors with a direct dedicated standard IEC fitment is footprint interchangeable with other European… more...
    Editor 80
  • AARTO no problem for careful drivers – AA
    Jun 11, 2014 aBr Motoring

    AARTO no problem for careful drivers – AA

    Cautious drivers have nothing to fear Careful drivers have nothing to fear when the AARTO demerit points system is introduced. This is the view of the Automobile Association which said it has received numerous enquiries about the implementation of… more...
    Automobile Association 74
  • New 450hp Quon added to UD trucks line-up
    Jun 11, 2014 aBr Move

    New 450hp Quon added to UD trucks line-up

    Continuing its drive to expand its product range to suit local fleet owner’s exacting requirements, UD Trucks Southern Africa has introduced the new Quon GW26 450 6x4 truck-tractor to compete in the popular 440 to 460hp extra heavy commercial… more...
    Editor 104
  • You Say Tomato; We Say Tom-Auto
    Jun 11, 2014 aBr Motoring

    You Say Tomato; We Say Tom-Auto

    Ford and Heinz Collaborate on Sustainable Materials for Vehicles Ford and H.J. Heinz Company explore the use of tomato fibre to develop a more sustainable bioplastic material for vehicles Ford researchers are testing the material's durability for… more...
    Editor 77
  • New Datsun go is revealed in South Africa
    Jun 11, 2014 aBr Motoring

    New Datsun go is revealed in South Africa

    New Datsun GO heralds the Datsun brand return into the South African market Datsun GO will offer first time new car buyers accessible motoring ROSSLYN, South Africa (10 June 2014) - As the name suggests, the Datsun GO will bring to the local market… more...
    Editor 82
  • South Africa must learn from Australia’s auto industry implosion
    Jun 10, 2014 aBr Buzz

    South Africa must learn from Australia’s auto…

    Australian adviser to present learnings in South Africa South Africa’s automotive manufacturing industry believes it must learn from the dramatic collapse of the Australian auto sector. National Association of Automotive Components and Allied… more...
    Editor 89
  • Barloworld Transport Solutions buys 215 MAN trucks
    Jun 10, 2014 aBr Move

    Barloworld Transport Solutions buys 215 MAN trucks

    On February 13th 2014, Barloworld Transport Solutions (BWTS) and its subsidiary, Manline, signed a deal with MAN Truck & Bus South Africa for the supply of 215 MAN TGS 26.440 6x4 truck tractors to be introduced into the BWTS and Manline fleets over… more...
    Editor 89
  • Craig Langton Dealer Principal of the Cayenne Group
    Jun 10, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Cayenne Kyalami announces a 5 year guaranteed buy…

    There is just nothing stopping the Cayenne Group when it comes to new offers to motorcyclists, this is another part of their ongoing strategy of making buying, owning, trading in and reselling motor cycles affordable to their customers. The new… more...
    Editor 100
  • Shane de Beer: Sales and marketing manager at TNT Express
    Jun 10, 2014 aBr Move

    Rapidly changing trends are altering the…

    An increasing number of manufacturers and other suppliers are shipping consolidated container loads of products from point of origin into SA. They then use a local logistics company to break the shipment down into individual orders and deliver them… more...
    Shane de Beer 76
  • Truck market holding its head high despite tough trading conditions
    Jun 09, 2014 aBr Move

    Truck market holding its head high despite tough…

    The local commercial vehicle industry managed to deliver positive month-on-month sales results during May, even amidst challenging market and macroeconomic conditions. According to the latest combined results released by the National Association of… more...
    Editor 84
  • In Gauteng, Triton Express Group CEO, Eric Corbishley, was officially handed the keys of the two new trucks by Volvo Group SA president, Torbjörn Christensson, at an event which also had members of the media in attendance.
    Jun 09, 2014 aBr Move

    Volvo trucks sa delivers first units of new range

    Volvo Trucks Southern Africa proudly delivered the first regional units of its new range of trucks to customers in South Africa. In Gauteng, Triton Express Group CEO, Eric Corbishley, was officially handed the keys of the two new trucks by Volvo… more...
    Editor 96
  • IGNITION BECOMES A 24/7 CHANNEL ON DStv
    Jun 09, 2014 aBr Motoring

    IGNITION BECOMES A 24/7 CHANNEL ON DStv

    Petrol heads and motoring fanatics will be able to indulge their passion 24/7 from Saturday, 5 July, as SA’s first motoring-only channel, IGNITION, kicks it up a gear when it launches a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week offering. IGNITION, part of Times… more...
    Editor 78
  • Jun 09, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Beware the dangers of worn shocks

    Worn shock absorbers seriously compromise a car’s handling and safety on the road. But because shock absorbers wear out gradually, motorists often adjust unconsciously to the change in their vehicle’s handling, unaware of the danger they’re in due… more...
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 173
  • Jun 09, 2014 Motorsport

    McLaren in reverse gear?

    In one of the most dominant displays the Formula One world had seen, the McLaren team won all but one race in the sixteen-race 1988 season. The spoils were almost equally divided between the team’s drivers – Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. Although… more...
    Graham Duxbury 183
  • Jun 06, 2014 Launches

    ONE-TON WORKHORSE JOINS TUNLAND RANGE

    An On-Road, single cab workhorse has been added to Foton’s growing range of Tunland pick-ups in South Africa. Like all the other Tunland models, the latest addition is powered by a robust 2.8-litre Cummins diesel engine. It is the first vehicle in… more...
    Motoring staff 113
  • Jun 06, 2014 aBr Buzz

    New battery testers from DHC

    The DHC Speciality Corp, now celebrating 10 years in the country, has introduced two new digital battery testers. The first of these is the BT 521, which is designed for Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) as well as AGM battery diagnostics. This… more...
    Motoring staff 137
  • Jun 05, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Project 2002: Full steam ahead

    Sometimes when I get frustrated I just have to look at pictures from the middle of 2013, with the donor shell for BMW 2002 Youth Project on the trailer next to my own Boston Green version. We’ve made loads of progress, even if at times it seems to… more...
    Adrian Burford 168
  • Jun 05, 2014 Reviews

    Review: Foton Tunland 2.8 Offroad Luxury

    An imposing, Passion red Foton Tunland was recently provided to the aBr editorial team for weeklong evaluation. The particular derivative supplied was the range-topping single-cab Luxury, which meant it sported a nudge bar, tonneau cover, a roll bar… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 139
  • Jun 05, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Automechanika Johannesburg 2015 Dates Announced

    How time flies. It seems like yesterday that the inaugural Automechanika Johannesburg was held in 2009, and yet at a breakfast function on 29 May 2014 at the Johannesburg Country Club, Auckland Park, the fourth edition’s dates were announced. The… more...
    Austin Gamble 256
  • Ford Ambulance - Transit Saving Lives Across South Africa
    Jun 05, 2014 aBr Move

    Transit Saving Lives Across South Africa

    Ford Transit Custom chosen for ambulance fleet Modifications include stretcher and medical systems Ambulance fleet in operation across the country PRETORIA, South Africa, 5 June 2014 - South Africans will soon see a new hero on the roads in the form… more...
    Editor 85
  • South Africa has entered ideal “buyer’s market” for car purchases
    Jun 05, 2014 aBr Motoring

    South Africa has entered ideal “buyer’s market”…

    Just like the property market, there are times when its better to buy than to sell a vehicle, says Jeff Osborne, of Gumtree Automotive. “I think South Africa has entered a buyers’ market. Vehicle sales have declined over the last year and there is a… more...
    Jeff Osborne 141
  • From left - Ms Sindi Koyana, Non Executive Director, Toyota SA Motors (TSAM) Board Member,  Masakazu Ichikawa, Chairman - Hino Japan,  Bafana Dlomo, NUMSA Representative, Dr Johan van Zyl,  President & CEO, TSAM,  Motohiro Iida , Executive Vice President - Manufacturing Support, Hitoshi Muramoto, Executive Vice President  and Chief Coordinating Executive,  Dave Finch,  Senior Vice President - Manufacturing Group, TSAM, and  Calvyn Hamman, Senior Vice President -  Sales & Marketing, TSAM
    Jun 05, 2014 aBr Move

    Investment in new assembly plant confirms…

    The investment of R55-million in a new truck plant for Hino trucks on Toyota SA's extensive manufacturing site in Prospecton, near Durban, is confirmation of the importance of these large commercial vehicles to the country's leading motor… more...
    Editor 189
  • Technica bridging the gap and facilitating growth of local cyber security skills
    Jun 05, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Technica bridging the gap and facilitating growth…

    Technica, provider of easily accessible and internationally accredited e-learning solutions, aims to redefine skills development in South Africa through the provision of interactive multi-media training, tailored to the South African marketplace.… more...
    Editor 104
  • 3M’s range of Traffic Safety Systems provide the latest in reflective technology enabling maximum visibility to all road users in both day and night time and in all weather conditions.
    Jun 05, 2014 aBr Motoring

    3M Celebrates 40 Years of Making SA Roads Safer

    Since its first road safety product was introduced to the South African market in 1974, 3M has shown remarkable commitment to making the country’s roads safer with new product innovations, government partnerships and pedestrian training programmes,… more...
    Editor 93
  • Lead acid batteries – a recycling success story
    Jun 03, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Lead acid batteries – a recycling success story

    When you think of the most commonly recycled products in the world, things like cans, glass and newspaper might spring to mind. However, it is a little known fact that something as seemingly unrecyclable as a lead acid battery is actually among the… more...
    Editor 212
  • Electronic suspension preferred over conventional suspension in all tested situations
    Jun 03, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Electronic suspension preferred over conventional…

    Tenneco Inc. recently published results of a survey showing that consumers experience a feeling of increased comfort, control and safety when driving cars equipped with intelligent (electronically-adjusted) suspension systems versus the same cars… more...
    Editor 179
  • Declining economic growth affects new vehicle sales
    Jun 03, 2014 aBr Motoring

    Declining economic growth affects new vehicle…

    A total of 49 465 new vehicles were sold in the month of May, according to sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA). This accounts for a 9.2% decline in sales, year-on-year, and the second-largest… more...
    Editor 117
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Adds Duracell Automotive Batteries to Product Range
    Jun 02, 2014 aBr Move

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Adds Duracell Automotive…

    Little over a year since Tiger Wheel & Tyre began selling and fitting car batteries, the company has announced that it has added the Duracell range of sealed, 100% maintenance-free automotive batteries to its product line-up. Since the brand was… more...
    Editor 192
  • NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE MAY, 2014 SOUTH AFRICAN NEW VEHICLE SALES STATISTICS AND AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY EXPORT NUMBERS
    Jun 02, 2014 aBr Motoring

    NAAMSA COMMENT ON MAY sales

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of May, 2014 – the Association commented that the South African economy was losing momentum and risked moving into recession. The decline in first quarter GDP to negative levels, the… more...
    Editor 101
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