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Wheel alignment: straight answers

Wheel alignment: straight answers

There’s more to wheel rotation than a rubber-clad disc spinning around an axle. Jake Venter unravels the mysteries of camber, toe and caster
Buying a good second-hand bakkie

Tips for buying a good second-hand bakkie

After months of searching for a second-hand bakkie, you suddenly find yourself in someone’s yard looking at a potential buy. It’s gleaming in the sun, the price is tempting, and...
Myth conceptions about travelling on a dirt road

Myth conceptions about travelling on a dirt road

Travelling on a dirt road can be a bumpy and, more often than not, dirty experience. But as much as these roads can be frustrating to drive on, they can...
Car battery

How does a car battery work?

The battery has been around for 200 years, and has essentially changed little. Jake Venter explores this brilliant device that is integral to the motor industry.
JMC Boarding: Road test and impression

JMC Boarding: Road test and impression

Looking for an affordable, capable, yet comfortable bakkie without unnecessary frills? JMC’s Boarding Euro IV could well be it, says Chris Nel.
Testing tyres in the wet and dry

Testing tyres in the wet and dry

A professional tyre test takes place in wet and dry conditions and is measured exactly, says Jake Venter.
How to ruin a car without trying

How to ruin a car without trying

Common sense will help to ensure years of trouble-free motoring. Lack of it can have disastrous results, says Jake Venter.
What causes a car to catch fire?

What causes a car to catch fire?

Usually, it’s a fuel or oil leak, or an electrical short. And the problem often starts with poor maintenance.
Buying a 4WD vehicle second-hand

Buying a 4WD vehicle second-hand

Before you’re tempted to snap up that bargain-priced second-hand 4WD, check it carefully! These vehicles are more complex and usually punished harder than ordinary cars.
If you’re looking for a high-quality, good-looking, compact/medium family soft-roader, the Tucson is well worth considering.

Hyundai Tucson: The ideal family car for the farmer

Hyundai has earned a reputation for quality and reliability. In a hotly contested class, the new Tucson compact stands out. It’s comfortable on the tar and capable on dirt roads....
Ford Everest range expanded

Ford Everest range expanded

Additional models in the Ford Everest range make this highly impressive SUV a serious option for many more buyers. Gavin Foster reports.
Mercedes-Benz-bakkie

Coming soon: the Mercedes-Benz bakkie!

Rumours that Mercedes-Benz was developing a bakkie were confirmed by the recent unveiling of the X-Class concept in Stockholm.

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