The financial year has officially closed (for most of us) and almost everyone will head out onto the open road for a calm end to a busy year. You have done all the checks and are ready to hit the road, yet it will be important to take into account that you will be sharing the roads with more tourists, potentially not having taking as many precautions as you would have think.
Alhoewel grondpaaie steeds van die mees prominente grond oppervlaktes bly in Suider-Afrika, is daar nog baie motoriste, wat hierdie oppervlakte nog nie aangevat het nie. Grondpaaie kan lekker wees, wanneer daar met die natuur vereenselwig wil word of selfs as jy net daarvan hou om die voertuig ietwat vuil te maak. Grondpaaie bied egter ook ‘n nuwe manier van bestuur en ander waarnemings om in ag te neem as op die normale teerpaaie, waaraan ons gewoond is.
Hierdie artikel is nie net gerig op die vakansieganger, die maatskappy-bestuurder, of die tiener wat sopas hul lisensie gekry het nie. Die volgende paar reels is gemik op die motoris in geheel en moet aangeleer word as ‘n sesde sintuig.
Caught in fog patches at the coast? Spotted a bank of mist on the road back into town? NamWheels gives you a few do’s and don’ts when your visibility is poor.
Servicing your car makes it last longer and perform better – and there are people who don’t know that a car needs regular maintenance. We once met someone whose three-year old car had done about 40,000km without a single service. When asked why, the owner replied “because it doesn’t need one, it’s running just fine!”
Our keen sense of eyesight informs us on a daily basis that some of y’all don’t know (or remember) what a traffic light is for. Here is a quick refresher course for everyone’s benefit:
Buying tyres can be so boring – and expensive!
However, we at NamWheels can’t stress enough that you should great care while buying a new set of shoes for your car. As the only contact patches your car has with the road, cheap tyres can be extremely dangerous to you, your passengers and other road users!
THANK YOU to Suzuki Auto S.A. for these helpful hints
Charl Grobler, manager of marketing and product planning at Suzuki South Africa, shared some tips, tricks and hacks to keep you safe on the road. Best of all, they’re simple to execute.
What you need to know:
Where before you could get a vehicle loan (bank approval dependent) with various options, the new Namibia Credit Agreement Act has stricter requirements for anyone wanting to finance a new set of wheels.
WHY: It’s important to follow lanes
First and foremost, for your and every other road user’s safety – being in the wrong lane can cause serious accidents! Big intersections, traffic circles and highway on/off-ramps only work if everyone knows which lane they’re supposed to be in.