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Waterless Car Washing

In the midst of the drought in Cape Town, where residents are being restricted by Level 6B water restrictions, which allows each person a meager 50L per person per household, there is still the need to keep our cars looking respectable out on the road. In general, its...

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South Africa’s Unsafest Cars

You may be buying an affordable vehicle, but is that vehicle a safe choice to take you and your family 100s of km's per month? Are you putting your life and your passenger's lives at risk? If you're driving one of these cars, the truth is, you are and, it's not...

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If you missed it, click here to have a listen: https://www.mixcloud.com/steve-hughes13/one-fm-life-matters-11-oct-2017-bga-auto-jason-butler/ On 11 October 2017, our very own Jason Butler was interviewed by Steve Hughes, customer of BGA for 4 years and presenter on...

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Servicing With A Centre That Cares

In the motor repair and maintenance industry, we have built our business on the ethical principles of honesty, integrity, and reliability. We focus on providing service excellence on every job and ensuring customer satisfaction every time, which is why we have grown...

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Negotiate: Buying a New Vehicle

Between haggling for cash or financing for your new vehicle and choosing the most economic yet aesthetically pleasing vehicle, purchasing a car can be quite a daunting process for anyone. While this may be the case, purchasing the right vehicle at the right price...

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What Car Dealerships Are Charging You For Labour

A recent article on Business Tech exposes research done by Lightstone Consumer, revealing the current labour rates at various franchised car dealerships across multiple brands of vehicles. The study which took place in what we can only assume is the first part of this...

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How To Check Why Your Car Won’t Start?

Many of us have been there, you get to your car in the morning after running after the kids to get them ready for school and you turn the key in the ignition and VR- VR -NOTHING! And worst of all, it's a Monday morning...eish! Like many, you may not know all too much...

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How To 3#: How to know when your car is running Rich or Lean

What does running rich or lean mean? Almost all motor vehicles run on petrol or diesel fuel and require a mixture of air and fuel in order to burn optimally in the engine. If your vehicle is "running rich", that means that there is too much fuel and not enough air in...

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How To Know When To Replace Your Shocks

Unless a dampening structure is present, a car spring will extend and release the energy it absorbs from a bump at an uncontrolled rate. The spring­ will continue to bounce at its natural frequency until all of the energy originally put into it is used up. A...

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How To Know When Your Car Needs A Service

The first post in our series of "How To" will touch on car servicing. We know that service centres advise that you take your vehicle for a service after a specific mileage has been reached and as your vehicle gets older, the distance between your last and your next...

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Who’s your insurer?

There are so many competing car insurers out there, with many mainstream companies like Outsurance, Budget Insurance, First for Women and various others competing to get a piece of the market. Whilst purchasing an insurance plan for your vehicle is a grudge buy, it is...

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Warning Signs To “Not Buy That Vehicle!”

We have all purchased a vehicle that we regretted we had purchased in the first place when it ends up breaking down more than its running but, did we take the correct measures to ensure we were buying a quality secondhand vehicle? Whether buying from an owner directly...

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