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Prevent Your Car From Overheating This Summer

Temperatures are rising annually in South Africa over the summer months due to global warming and various other factors affecting climate change. With the increase in temperatures, there is increased chance your car could overheat if you don't take proper care of the...

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How To Calculate Your Car’s Fuel Consumption

We often rely on what manufacturers tell us our fuel consumption should be for our vehicles. The best way to actually calculate your fuel consumption is, manually, which takes into account your driving habits and gives you the most accurate average you can get on your...

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How To Clean Your Engine

Apart from regular maintenance on your engine such as replacing the oil, brake fluid and battery fluid, your engine will function a lot better if it does not need to deal with a load of grease and grime, which does not only damage your engine but keeps it running...

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How To Wash Your Car Like A Pro

Your car is a very important to you, it gets you to work, it gets you back home and it gets you hundreds of kilometres from home when it's time for a holiday. But, like your body, it needs to be taken care of if you want it to get you around for the years to come....

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What’s Covered In Your Typical Car Service?

Leaving your car in someone else's hands can be a little daunting. The idea of not knowing what is going to be done, what parts are going to be replaced and what to experience the service has been completed. With all this uncertainty, we feel that letting customers...

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BGA Under New Ownership. . .With Familiar Faces

BGA Auto & Tyre has come a long way since its name change in 2015 from Affordable Tyres. BGA which stands for 'By Grace Alone' has gone from strength to strength in the last 12 months, incorporating a range of new vehicle services along with new staff members, adding...

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Winter is not cool for your car

Frosty weather is just around the corner, which means the challenges of winter car ownership are here, too. It is vital to take care of your vehicle and help it deal with the unforgiving demands of the cold weather. If you’re due for a service, have it done before the mercury plummets,

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Tips for safe city driving

Driving in the city is sometimes a sport unto itself. Clogged roads, impossible parking, countless red lights, never-ending construction, and the constant threat of car theft can make a trip to town more than frustrating. There’s a lot you can do, though, to make urban driving easier. Here are some tips that will make drives into the city less stressful and more enjoyable.

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Tips for Tyre safety

Being safe on the roads is about more than just sticking to the road rules. Ensuring that your vehicle is well-maintained and road-ready is just as important. Tyres are one of the most important aspects of your car, and they need to be well-maintained. There are a number of ways in which you can improve the safety and functionality of your car, from buying new car tyres to checking up on them often and having them serviced at regular intervals.

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How to Jump Start your car with Jumper Cables

Did you leave your lights or your car radio on and come back to find that your car battery is completely run down? A friend in = a friend indeed, a friend with jumper cables = better.
Before attempting to jump start your car with your jumper cables it is important to note the following information before jump starting.

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Basic Car Maintenance for Girls

Recently my mother in law got stuck with a flat tyre in a parking garage. Luckily, someone was on hand to help change the flat. This got us talking – what do you do when no one is around? It’s usually “a man’s job” to change the oil and the tyres and to make sure the car is operating 100%. But what DO you do when you get stuck on the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere with no one (man) to help?

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Tyre Wear & Tear

It’s safe to say that tyres are one of the most important aspects when it comes to your car. Without them, your car would be useless. You need to ensure you look in the owners manual of your vehicle and carry out regular pressure checks to avoid extreme wear and tire failure.

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