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Toyota corolla – practical, reliable and assertive

The toyota Corolla is one of the best nameplates ever man- ufactured. Now well into its 11th generation, and more than 50 years since being introduced onto the market, there is no doubt that toyota  has  had  enough  time  to perfect the Corolla recipe. Not only does it remain the world’s best-sell- ing nameplate in automotive history, it is still ...

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Types of ‘car waxing’ for your ride

Waxing a car preserves that clean and shiny fin- ish and seals its ‘pores’ against dirt, water vapour, and rust. If water does ‘stick’ on the surface of the car when it rains or when you  hose  it down, it needs waxing. even if you use a car-washing product that has wax in it, you must still give most cars ...

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Slow down: handling skidding

A skid happens when one or more tyres lose their grip with the road’s surface. A skid happens on a slippery surface, such as a road that is wet, muddy, and gravelled. A skid can happen no matter if your car is front, rear or all-wheel drive. It is import- ant to remember that most skidding is a result of ...

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How to properly jack a car

The most obvious reason to jack up a car is to change a tyre, but other jobs, such as inspecting brakes, may also require you to get under the car. It is important to observe the following safety precautions before you jack up the car: Use the jack only to get a car off the ground. Never, at any moment, ...

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Isuzu D-Max – tweaked looks, improved comfort

One of the all-time legendary pick-ups in Kenya is the Isuzu D-MAX. Its DNA comes from a company renowned for making rugged and tough trucks that have continued to make their mark in Kenya for more than 50 years. The pick-up, which is now in its 6th generation, has been on sale in Kenya for more than four years. That ...

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VW polo vivo – rising to the next level

D   DT Dobie last month launched the new VW polo Vivo Comfortline into the Kenyan market. Alexander Helfritz, the sales and marketing  Director  of  Dt  Dobie and Usha Nagpal, the long serving General manager sales for VW, unveiled the polo Vivo Comfortline and the Caddy Kombi at a well-at- tended launch function last month. Delivering the key note speech, ...

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VW partners to assist in developing female entrepreneurship in Africa

Volkswagen has partnered with the Lionesses of Africa organisation to assist in developing their over 600 000 female entrepreneurs across 54 African countries. statistics indicate that about 50% of start-up businesses in south Africa fail within 24 months due to a range of factors. Lionesses of Africa, a social enterprise organisation, empowers women entre- preneurs by providing free access to ...

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10 ten commandments of driving safely

T   he old adage reminds all driv- ers that while on the road, assume every other driver is extremely careless and it is therefore incumbent on you to watch the road, both for his/her and your safety. this  is  the  only  sure  way  to avoid accidents or to reduce damage on impact and bodily injury to you and the ...

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2017 BMW 5 Series

By C. Dupriez OUR RATING: THE GOOD: Remains true and honest to time-honoured 5 Series heritage and traditions of blending impressive comfort with sheer driving pleasure; and Wide range of innovative features and technology that will impress most buyers. THE BAD: Pricing has gone up; and Getting the most out of the features and technology requires a high degree of ...

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Crossover SUV on the agenda for Renault Sport

Renault Sport (RSC) makes no bones about its interest in developing a crossover SUV derivative that offers signature value for money and expands its already existing portfolio beyond the Clio and Megane. The French company’s sporty division – while fiercely proud of its track-honed performance offerings – simply faces the challenge of making one that doesn’t water-down its brand, says ...

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