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Charl Grobler

Charl Grobler

Marketing and Product Planning Manager. Self-described petrol head, Charl grew up around vehicles of all kinds. His father was a car salesman and Charl has vivid memories of running around the dealer showroom as a young boy, admiring the shiny new cars. He’s been in the automotive industry for 14 years, worked as a salesman for four, and joined Suzuki in 2008. Charl thinks that “cars liberate people” and believes it’s completely normal to have an emotional relationship with a car… even one that isn’t yours.

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Most and least hijacked cars in South Africa [updated]

Whilst you can’t (with certainty) prevent car theft, there are several steps you can take to avoid becoming a hijack victim - one of which is cho...

13 easy driving tips that could save your life [INFOGRAPHIC]

  South African road fatalities are some of the highest in the world. These simple driving tips will help keep you and your loved ones safe on th...

Here’s what South Africa thought about the new Suzuki Swift

Launched on 6 June 2018, the new Suzuki Swift (and it’s cousin, the Dzire) made a huge stir in the South African motoring community. Here’s a rou...

Don't panic! Here's what to do in an accident [checklist]

Even the most minor of ‘bumper bashings’ can leave you shocked, confused and frightened but it’s vital to try and remain calm immediately after t...

The story of Suzuki in South Africa

The Suzuki Way of Life is taking South Africa by storm, and it’s not hard to see why. Having won Cars.co.za’s Brand of the Year Award for two yea...

25 tips on driving defensively (and staying safe on the road...

Stay safe on the roads with these bookmarkable defensive driving tips.   These handy driving tips will help you avoid getting into trouble and pr...

Should you be keeping a travel logbook?

It’s that time of year again. . . time to get your tax affairs in order. Keeping an accurate log of all your business mileage will help your SARS...

Are you towing illegally? [infographic]

Each year, around holiday time, it becomes clear that many South Africans are a little confused about local towing regulations.

Stay safe! How to avoid a hijacking [infographic]

Every motorist should do an anti-hijack driving course – it can be a life-saving decision. Here’s a quick overview of what this entails.

Car emergency 101 kit [infographic]

Whether you drive 5km a day or 50km, keeping an updated emergency kit in your car can be a life-saving decision.

How to jump start your car [infographic]

Dead battery got you down? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about jump starting your car safely.

7 common car finance myths busted

We spoke to the car finance experts at Wesbank, to see if they had any insider tips to help motorists make informed decision about their car fina...




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