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My beautiful Suzuki story: I love this Way of Life

Suzuki has a variety of cars to suit any lifestyle and create lifelong memories. This wonderful husband and wife chose the Suzuki Way of Life whe...

How cool and reliable are Suzukis? An outsider’s assessment

Looks may not be everything but they do count when it comes to choosing a new car. Suzuki manages to blend cool looks with real-world practicalit...

Get the low down from the Fuel Economy Tour

South Africa’s go-getter car brand came a close second in the Fuel Economy Tour, sponsored by Wesbank in partnership with FNB - keeping its promi...

Two wheels or four, we all just want to get home safely.

Cars and bikes shouldn’t have to compete for space on the road. Working together is the best solution for all.

Suzuki shines in SA Fuel Economy Tour

Looking for a real-world fuel miser? Then look no further than a Suzuki

Navigating Cape Town: Tips & tricks for city driving

Getting to know the city streets can be tough. Cape Townians know the twists and turns of their roads. We have put together a guide for those who...

How Suzuki Mobility Finance can get you your dream car

Suzuki Mobility Finance, a product of WesBank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, (Suzuki Mobility Finance) can assist you with all your mobil...

Suzuki to enter 7 cars  in SA fuel economy tour

Suzuki Auto, the go-getter car brand in South Africa these days, is throwing its full support into the upcoming WesBank Fuel Economy Tour in part...

Suzuki sets new sales record in October

Suzuki Auto South Africa is riding the wave of popularity after recording its best-ever sales-month in October 2019.

How to build your driving confidence: Getting the basics rig...

Driving may be one of the most intimidating skills a person needs to learn and it is tougher for some than others.

Navigating the urban jungle of Johannesburg: Hot places you ...

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s most bustling and beautiful cities with lots to eat, drink, see, and Instagram. Find out which places to visit fo...

Navigating the urban jungle of Johannesburg

With over 2 million people in Johannesburg and many of them commuting from surrounding cities, navigating its busy streets can be tricky.

Auto Terminology: What is AMT/AT/MT?

Automated manual transmissions combine the best of both the automatic and manual transmission. See why the Suzuki AMT is the gearbox of the futur...

5 Ways to avoid most smash & grabs

We all do our best to prevent becoming victims of crime, but unfortunately the reality of smash and grabs is prevalent in our country. If you hav...

Suzuki launches new-look Baleno

Hatchback buyers looking to stretch their legs and their budgets, can now pop in to their nearest Suzuki dealership to test drive the refreshed S...

What You Need To Know About Suzuki Roadside Assistance

Safety, security, and peace of mind are the primary drivers behind the Suzuki Roadside Assistance package that provides owners with a wide variet...

Why I love my Suzuki Swift

We think Suzukis are really awesome cars to drive but we’re not alone. Here’s what one of our customers has to say about why she loves her speedy...

6 ways to avoid most car accidents

In 2018, we had a shocking 10,564 fatal car accidents on South African roads. But, thankfully, car accidents can sometimes be avoided. There are ...

The future of car ownership in cities: One car one family

The car ownership model is changing. Factors such as fuel costs, environmental concerns and limited space in cities are forcing us to let go of t...

How to keep your tyres in tip-top shape

Your entire car rests on your tyres, this makes them very important for safety on the road. Learn how to keep them in good condition which will p...

Four Suzukis under R3000 p/month

Price consideration is a vital factor in any purchasing decision, especially when it comes to a motor car, and careful planning can buy you a sur...

Ertiga receives luxury GLX trim

Suzuki has created a market for seven-seat luxury vehicles below R300 000 with the launch of the Ertiga GLX model.

Suzuki at The Annual South African Festival of Motoring

The annual Festival of Motoring is always a great time for us at Suzuki and this year was better than ever before

Handle the Heat and Own It with the Speedy Swift Sport [AUDI...

The SA media couldn’t have prepared themselves for how hot this lightweight, turbo-charged hatchback was going to be at the launch. They owned it...

Exhilarated to Drive the Fun: SA Media Reacts to the Suzuki ...

Suzuki has taken its tough yet elegant SUV to another level by boosting the Vitara with a powerful turbo engine. The local media were happy to Dr...

Suzuki brings GLX specification to Swift

Suzuki fans who want the high specification level of the Swift Sport, but who do not necessarily opt for the additional power of the BOOSTERJET e...

An APPealing Drive

We live in a time where if you want to do, see or hear anything, go anywhere, be yourself or someone else, there will probably be an app availabl...

7 of the best car accessories to have when travelling with k...

Keep your little ones safe and entertained during road trips and everyday car rides with these accessories.

Why we're introducing turbos (and the models to look out for...

Suzuki South Africa is bringing their new range of BOOSTERJET turbocharged engines into the country! We unpack the reasons behind this change and...

Suzuki beats their own record with 1 577 sales in July

Suzuki South Africa remains a beacon of light in an otherwise bleak new vehicle market.

Mythbusting: car oil

There are plenty of car myths out there, and many of them are told to us in the form of ‘advice’ from people we know. Ask five people how often y...

Range-topping Vitara Turbo now in South Africa

Suzuki has (literally) boosted its very popular Vitara range with the launch of a range-topping Vitara Turbo in both manual and automatic. 

Better in every way: the all-new Swift Sport

The legendary Suzuki Swift Sport, often called the barometer of the hot hatch genre, is back!

Parking like a PRO

Parking a car on a busy street or in an underground parking garage can be a daunting – possibly expensive – operation if not done correctly. Lear...

5 tips I remember from my driving lessons (and teaching my w...

Petrol head and Manager: Auto Dealer Sales at Suzuki Auto South Africa, Henno Havenga, shares driving lessons and tips from his own driving exper...

11 Petrol station myths that could save you from maintenance...

 There are many things that you might have heard about petrol stations. These may vary from when you should fill up to whether you should use you...

How well do you know your Suzuki engine? [quiz]

Do you know how your Suzuki engine works? This quiz will test your knowledge of Suzuki engines and parts to separate the petrolheads from the res...

Suzuki drivers share their memories of getting their first c...

Getting your first car is an unforgettable moment and it’s even better when that car is one of our beautiful vehicles. We asked Suzuki drivers to...

New all-time sales record for Suzuki South Africa

Suzuki has rewritten its own record books after selling 1 479 new Suzuki cars and SUVs in June.

Diagnosing your car

Whether you’ve been driving for ten years or ten days, the odds are you’ve had a moment with your car thinking ‘does that sound normal?’ And whil...

The best part of being in the Suzuki family [customer storie...

There’s nothing better than owning a Suzuki car, especially if you immerse yourself in all the fun ways to enjoy the absolute best out of your sp...

How to keep your car in crisp condition

Keeping your car squeaky clean may present itself as a chore and getting it washed may seem like an inconvenience. But who does not love a shiny ...

Suzuki shines as dealers take the lead

May was one    of   two best dealer sales months in Suzuki history with an average of over 1 000 units per month since January points to possible...

The first year of owning a new car

The first year of owning a car can be full of ups and downs. Here is a handy checklist that will make sure you’re ready to navigate  these ups an...

Planning for your first long-distance drive (going far in a ...

There’s still a misconception in SA that small cars aren’t built for long distances. In fact, they’re lighter on fuel and modern compact cars are...

An awesome pre-road checklist to prepare you for all your ad...

Preparing for a holiday trip includes getting your house - and car -  in good order before you leave!

How to personalise your ride - and retain its value

Customise your car to stand out from the crowd whilst retaining, or even increasing its value.

10 car insights that should scare you

We’re living in the great age of consumer choice  where companies have to offer their customers a variety of options in order to remain competiti...

The car basics - that no one ever told you

Did you know you’re supposed to rotate your front and back wheels to ensure an even wear and tear? Or that you can replace your own wiper blades ...

Suzuki Bramley is the top performing dealer in 2018/19

The coveted 2018/19 Suzuki Dealer of the Year trophy belongs to Suzuki Bramley.

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...

The best articles on fuel consumption and efficiency that we...

Don’t get confused with all the fuel content circulating around with the petrol price continuously fluctuating. Here’s one article that combines ...

The SLDA radio makes driving and tech a little easier

Suzuki is always  striving to bring you fantastic features that make your Suzuki car even more awesome - and that’s exactly what the SLDA radio d...

Why we always love the Suzuki Ertiga

Once you go Suzuki, it’s hard to go back to anything else. That’s exactly how a marketing agency feels about their company car - the Suzuki Ertig...

Turbo: the good, the bad and the ugly

Turbos have come a long way from the unreliable, flame-spitting beasts of the 80s and 90s. . .

Myth busting: what makes a car safe

Safety is one of the biggest talking points when it comes to South African roads, but there seems to be a lot of debate around which safety featu...

Jimny takes World Urban Car of the Year Award

The Suzuki Jimny was voted the winner in the 2019 World Urban Car of the Year Awards by a panel of 86 judges from 24 countries, including South A...

Why the SA Media were all in when they drove the new Ertiga

Launched on 08 March 2019, the new Suzuki Ertiga caused quite the stir in the South African motoring community. Here’s a round-up of some of the ...

New look, more spec and more power for Suzuki Ciaz

Suzuki has upgraded it’s Ciaz sedan, adding a fresh new look, more specifications and a powerful new 1.5 litre engine. The new model is available...

How we choose which cars make it to the SA market

Some of our Suzuki family have asked as to why certain models don’t make it to South Africa. Our amazing product planning team finally gives you ...

Suzuki takes home two accolades at SA COTY

Suzuki beat all comers in the Lifestyle Utility and Urban Compact categories at last night’s 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year Awards...

Suzuki upgrades GLX specification on Baleno, Ignis

Two of Suzuki’s most popular models, the Baleno hatchback and Ignis urban SUV, are now available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

What kind of driver are you? [QUIZ]

Our personalities are real influencers in the way we drive. Take our magical quiz to find out which Harry Potter character you’re most like on th...

Fuel saving tips for a 4x4

By their very nature, off-road capable vehicles will use more fuel than an ordinary passenger sedan being driven sedately down the highway – howe...

Traffic circles for dummies

It’s a fact - nearly every person who enters a traffic circle thinks they have the right of way, and that they’re the only ones who know what’s g...

Demystifying the safety rating – and what that means for SA ...

The European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP) is widely recognised as the final word on vehicle safety. But before you refuse to test driv...

How to prevent pedestrian accidents [UPDATED]

Pedestrian accidents are a massive concern in South Africa due to poor infrastructure and excessively bad driving habits, but there are some thin...

PRICING ADDED: Suzuki launches second-generation Ertiga in S...

Wider, taller and longer – Suzuki’s new Ertiga is ready for everything that a busy family or active business can throw at it.

Signs your car needs to see a mechanic

  The majority of modern vehicles have very little need for a mechanic in-between services, but on the odd occasion you may need some expert help...

Understanding fuel in South Africa and across the globe

The story behind your fuel! Here we share information on your petrol you probably don’t know… Do you understand your fuel? Probably not!

We’ve never looked back since we bought a Suzuki and here’s ...

When we say Suzuki is a way of life, we really mean it. Each Suzuki sold creates a unique adventure for all of our customers. These three wonderf...

Suzuki Vitara upgraded for 2019 model year

Suzuki is celebrating three decades of Vitara success with the introduction of a refreshed model range, with an even more generous helping of cre...

How to tell if your car is fuel efficient  (and the reasons ...

Fuel efficiency is every driver’s goal, but how do you know if you’re hitting the mark?

Driving apps: Yay or Nay?

Should you use apps to help you drive better? We investigate here!

How are speed limits set?

Speed limits are one of those universal topics that can quickly turn into a heated debate in any language and in any country. Everyone has an opi...

How much am I spending this month on fuel with the changing ...

Struggling to plan your fuel budget? Use this handy calculator!

Car myths and facts

We break down some common myths around cars  . . . and share some interesting facts, too.

Suzuki declares 2019 the year of the Swift

Suzuki South Africa has pronounced 2019 the Year of the Swift, after it won the hotly contested Budget Car category in the Cars.co.za Consumer Aw...

7 ways to drive safer at night [UPDATED]

We don’t mean to sound negative, but the reality is that driving is still one of the most dangerous things you can do. And at night, it becomes e...

6 reasons why a hatchback is a great first car

Planning to buy your first car? This is why we recommend nabbing a hatchback!

What should be illegal while driving?

We give our hot take on what we think should be illegal in the car, and give you some info on things you might not know were illegal…

Why I love my Suzuki Ciaz

Suzukis are awesome but don’t take our word for it. Here’s what one of our customers had to say about why he loves his silver metallic Ciaz.

Car servicing: DIY or leave it to the professionals? [UPDATE...

Horror stories about disastrous car repairs abound. One only has to look at Hello Peter on the internet to find them. The best solution? A profes...

Thule Gives The Jimny More Room To Manoeuvre

Owners of the funky (but very dinky) Suzuki Jimny will be pleased to know that there is a range of Thule products to expand the luggage capacity ...

Top tips on how to braai chicken like a pro, easy chicken re...

The festive season is here to stay, which means having lekker braais with friends and family. Here’s how to braai the perfect chicken.

What to do if your car is trapped in a flash flood [UPDATED]

Flash floods are unpredictable, fast and deadly - but there are ways to stay safe if you find yourself caught in the middle of one.  

Suzuki road trip playlist for 2018

We took to Facebook and Twitter and got your take on the best road trip songs as voted by you. See the final list here.

Fuel saving: Tips for drivers of manual cars

With the price of both petrol and diesel expected to continue to rise, driving in a fuel efficient manner is now a necessity for most commuters a...

12 free family car games [UPDATED]

The family road trip is a fun staple of the South African experience - whether you’re driving to your favourite game park, holiday spot, family h...

What do your car modifications say about your personality? [...

Take our quiz to find out what your car modifications say about who you are!

What made you choose your Suzuki? [VOX POPS]

We spoke to real Suzuki owners to understand what made them choose their cars?

Braai tips | How to braai the best steak [UPDATED]

Up your steak braai game with these super simple and little known tips from some of South Africa’s expert magazine chefs.

10 tricks to save you fuel  when driving an automatic car [U...

Save money in your automatic with these insider tips on driving fuel efficiently.

Evolution of the Suzuki Jimny [updated]

The beloved Suzuki Jimny’s profile is easily recognisable on the road, and the little car has quite a long history.

Would you pass your K53 learner’s test? [update]

 How well do you know your street signs? Take this quiz to see if you’d pass your K53 learner’s licence test.

Ask your dealer anything

  What do you want to find out from your car dealers? You asked and we got two Suzuki dealers to answer!

Real-time road test: Waze vs Google Maps

 What’s actually faster - Google Maps, or Waze? Using Suzuki South Africa’s Jimny and Baleno, we tested the two apps to see which one came out on...

Best things to do in South Africa

Product specialist, Jen Miller, has travelled the world and wrote ‘100 Best Things to do in South Africa’. We took our top 10 favourite things fo...

Everything you didn’t realise you should know about NaTIS do...

NaTIS is one of those important acronyms you might have heard about, but don’t really understand what it stands for. Find out why your NaTIS docu...

The 7 craziest things you’ve heard about Suzuki

Jimny’s topple over, Suzuki’s aren’t made for tall people…? Read on for some of the craziest myths we’ve heard, and the reality behind them.

11 of the best 4x4 trails in Southern Africa [UPDATED]

If you’re a 4x4 enthusiast, you’ll want to add these trails to your bucket list - these are 11 adventures you don’t want to miss out on!

14 driving habits that are damaging your car

Are your bad driving habits ruining your car before it’s time? Read up here to find out.

CO2 Emissions should be reduced but let the manufacturers de...

With CO2 emissions being such a controversial issue and everybody is trying to find the right ways to do this, we think that over legislating how...

“I never looked back since I bought a Suzuki”: a fleet manag...

Alan Komar, fleet manager for a large company, has over the past three years upgraded about 20% of his fleet to Suzuki. In his own words, he tell...

This elegant Suzuki sedan is everything you Dzire and more

The new Suzuki Dzire brings so much more than its predecessor.  Find out what experts had to say about their test drive and maybe you’ll #GiveInT...

Great moments deserve a great Suzuki Jimny

With the release of the latest Suzuki Jimny quickly approaching, we want to know how the Jimny has been a part of your life’s greatest moments.

Car remote jamming: are you at risk?

Car remote jamming has been a problem for years, and not just in South Africa. But just like any other ‘trend’ it really seems to have picked up ...

Can I buy a car once I’ve been blacklisted? [updated]

Find out everything you need to know about your credit record when applying for car finance. Understand the difference between blacklisting, judg...

Are you choosing a car for the right reasons?

When buying a car you should go with the same advice that applies to everything else – what suits your budget, lifestyle and personality?

The evolution of the Suzuki Swift: Changing, but getting bet...

In the 14 years since the original Suzuki Swift was shown publicly at the Paris Motor Show, the compact car has garnered awards and accolades in ...

Frequently asked questions when buying a car

Got your eye on a brand new set of wheels? Here’s the answers to some commonly asked questions our dealers receive from first-time car buyers.

Buy a car they said, it will be fun they said... [EPIC CAR F...

While there’s nothing quite as liberating as owning your own set of wheels, driving a car comes with certain responsibilities. . . like not endan...

Time to say goodbye: signs you need to replace your car

When you spend more time waiting for a tow than actually driving, it is probably time to let your cherished car go. Here’s a checklist for when t...

Why I love my Suzuki Vitara

The Suzuki Vitara won the Cars.co.za Consumer Award for Compact Family Car two years in a row! It’s not hard to see why Mrs South Africa, Nicole ...

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...

Off-road series with Alan Pepper: how to drive in deep water

Modern 4x4-ing is rife with debate. In this series, our expert tackles the best way to drive through water, and everything else you need to know ...

10 things all Suzuki drivers know – and would love to tell y...

People who love each other tend to finish one another’s sentences. We asked our favourite people – Suzuki fans across SA – to finish a sentence f...

8 Steps to follow to ensure your next car doesn’t fill you w...

It is absolutely normal to go through a range of emotions when making a big financial decision like buying a car. It’s an exhausting process, as ...

How to retain your trade-in value

  Anyone in the market for a car knows that it’s a big commitment and a serious expense. And most buyers want some assurance that their future tr...

Have you outgrown your Suzuki?

Is there a right or wrong time to buy a new car, when should you be considering making the change and how to go about making this important finan...

Buying a car? All the terminology you need to know [updated]

There’s nothing more frustrating than buying a new car when the salesman speaks an alien language.

Like many things we love, the Suzuki Swift just gets better ...

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, the third generation Suzuki Swift swooped in with a ton of new features that’ll have you asking ...

Off-road series with Alan Pepper: how to reverse stall start

Modern 4x4-ing is rife with debate. In this series, our expert tackles the best way to reverse stall start.

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...

What accessories add value to your journey?

To some there’s nothing more exciting than accessorising your new car (or even your more mature and trusty wheels), but surprisingly many people ...

The hidden costs of buying a car

   Everything you need to know about finance costs and other once-off expenses.

Why you should finance any extras when buying your car

Perhaps financing your car’s extras is a dilemma that hasn’t hit you yet, or maybe you hadn’t considered the options when shopping for your car.

Extended warranty 101: everything you need to know

Your car’s warranty covers any unforeseen mechanical or electrical breakdowns. Extending your warranty is a good idea if you plan to keep your ca...

10 signs you’re at a dodgy car dealer

Most of us have heard a few horror stories about unsuspecting buyers who thought they got an excellent deal, only to discover the car they just p...

Centurion is Suzuki’s Dealer of the Year

Suzuki Centurion was crowned the top Suzuki dealer in South Africa at the 2017/2018 Suzuki Dealer of the Year Awards. 

What should your car be named? [quiz]

Is your baby Dory from Finding Nemo, or is she more of a Silver Streak? Find out which nickname suits your car by taking the ultimate car persona...

Off-road series with Alan Pepper: how to drive downhill nose...

Modern 4x4-ing is rife with debate. In this series, our expert tackles the best way to go downhill nose first.

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...

20 things you didn’t know about buying a new car

 Considering buying a new car? Here’s some insider advice to help ensure you get the best possible deal on your new baby.

Are you a good driver? [quiz]

Our guess is your answer is a definitive YES. Take our quiz to find out for sure!

Why I love my Suzuki Baleno

Suzukis are awesome, but don’t only take our word for it. Here’s what one of our customers has to say about why she loves her beautiful, blue Bal...

Why you should buy a Suzuki Jimny now. . . and keep it as lo...

 The Suzuki Jimny is the ultimate icon when it comes to compact 4x4s. Those in the know are making sure they get one in their garage, with no int...

Car Hacks: How to McGuyver your car into the future

Are you a hands-on, DIY, kind of person? You’re going to love this article with some great ‘McGuyver’-esque tips.

Feature Highlights: Celerio [video]

Take a look inside the multi-award winning, Extra Large Small Car ( a.k.a the Suzuki Celerio). You’ll never believe how much this little gem has ...

9 most common causes of road accidents in South Africa

In 2017 road deaths reached the highest levels in ten years, here are some of the major causes of these accidents and how you can avoid becoming ...

The 7 things that make your car cost a fortune in the long r...

Need to save some cash? Take a closer look at how you drive and maintain your car: you’ll be surprised how many unnecessary costs can be avoided.

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...

Road trip games (for teens and adults)

Hitting the road for the holidays? Here’s a list of games you’ll want to pack, for hours of fun and laughter.

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.

17 iconic shots to tick off your photographic bucket list in...

With its diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage and spectacular natural beauty, it’s no surprise Southern Africa is considered a sought-after...

Vote for your favourite mountain pass

We’ve all got a favourite SA mountain pass and, much like cars, the pros and cons of each can be debated for hours by those who appreciate a spec...

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.

Why are these the least 10 safe cars in SA?

For many, buying a car is an emotional purchase – you want to get the one you love the most. But nobody wants to drive an unsafe vehicle, no matt...

Suzuki does it again - Cars.co.za Consumer Brand of the Year...

Suzuki once again wins the coveted Brand of the Year award and retains their title in both the Budget   Car of the Year and the Compact Family Ca...

How to drive safely through road works and construction zone...

Road workers and flaggers are striving to improve South African road conditions. It’s our job as motorists to be alert, aware and responsive to k...

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...

How to fix a puncture [infographic]

 Picked up a pesky nail in your new tyre? Don’t despair, you can follow these simple steps to pull it out and plug the puncture.

Do I really need to buy a car?

With the growth of apps like Uber and Taxify, is it really worth buying your own car? Here’s how you can decide which transport option best suits...

Design philosophy of small cars

Suzuki is seeing increased success in the ever-growing small car market. So, what’s their secret to success?

What your warning lights mean [infographic]

All cars have unique aspects, but thankfully warning lights have gradually standardised across most brands. Here’s what some of the most importan...

How South Africans buy cars

Looking to buy a car? Here’s a list of the various different ways that you can finance your vehicle in South Africa.

What to do if your car overheats [infographic]

Summer’s here and with it comes dozens of cars pulled over in the emergency lane, overheating in the afternoon traffic. Here’s how you can avoid ...

How to change a tyre  [infographic]

Never changed a tyre? Don’t panic, it’s not as hard as it sounds. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you safely change a flat tyre by yourself.

How (and why) to buy a vintage Jimny

Finding a vintage Suzuki Jimny that somebody is willing to part with is rare. So, if you have one – or are looking to buy one – here’s what you s...

11 anti-hijacking tips you need to send to your family

Hijacking is a very real and dangerous possibility in South Africa, and the risk only increases over the holiday season. Share these tips with yo...

Why self-driving cars won’t work in South Africa. . . yet

Autonomous vehicles are the hottest topic in transport. We’re weighing in with our (slightly unpopular) opinion - here’s why we think SA isn’t re...

Off The Eaten Track

We know, we know, South Africans love a good road trip. Scratch that, South Africans love a great foodie road trip. Who can blame them? The roads...

Epic Sports Road Trips - The Cape Town 7s in the Suzuki Vita...

There are a few global sporting events that you need to visit at least once in your life. The FIFA World Cup, the Ryder Cup, the Monaco Grand Pri...

What to do during a roadblock

Being pulled over can be quite intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Know your rights and responsibilities as South African motorist,...

Epic road trip: Joburg to Cape Town

  Instead of rushing to the coast, why not try this eight-day road trip itinerary through five provinces for your most memorable road trip yet.

The idiot’s guide to border crossing

Planning an epic holiday across Africa? You can anticipate some border crossing in your future. Here’s how to make the experience as painless as ...

Epic road trip: National Parks in Western Cape

Pack your bags for a marathon road trip through passes cut through mountains, dense fields of flora and on roads towering over coastal cliffs, an...

Preparing your car for the holiday drive [checklist]

With the frenzy around the holidays, preparing your car for a road trip is the last thing on your mind - but it’s essential for a safe holiday dr...

Epic road trip: Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

Embark on an unforgettable adventure this summer, meandering from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth all along the R44, R62 and Garden Route.

Why you bought your Suzuki [vox pops]

We asked our #SuzukiRealTalk fans why they bought their Suzukis. Here’s what they had to say about why they love their Suzuki and the Suzuki Way ...

Epic road trip: Durban to East London

With the festive season just around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year to pack your bags and hit the road for a seaside adventure.

10 tips for a fun family road trip with your pets

Taking your furry babies with you on holiday can be loads of fun, but 12 hours in the car can be challenging. Here are some tips on travelling wi...

Best road trip podcasts / playlist videos / audio books

Planning a road trip? In-car entertainment is a must-have for every road trip - whether you’re travelling alone, with family or with your friends...

7 driving tips for your 4x4 [video]

Taking your 4x4 off road for the first time is loads of fun, as long as you know what you’re getting yourself into. Here are seven tips for a new...

8 tips on teaching your children how to drive  [video]

Teaching your children to drive is both exhilarating and terrifying. Megan MacDonald, Head of Marketing and PR at Suzuki SA, has taught two child...

Are you driving a death trap? [quiz]

When you get behind the wheel of your car, you want to be confident that your baby will carry you safely from point A to point B. Here’s a quiz t...

93 or 95: how to choose the right fuel for your car

Using the right fuel can boost your car’s performance. Here’s a break down of the differences between fuel types, and how you can tell which is b...

How your car keeps you safe

Car safety has improved in leaps and bounds over the past few decades. Take a look at some of the ways that your car keeps you safe in the event ...

Which engine oil is best for your car? Your manufacturer kno...

Choosing the best engine oil for your car can be very tricky given the large number of options available. However, your manufacturer’s guide can ...

Understand your tyres

Ever taken a look at the wall of your tyre and wondered what all the markings mean? Here’s a guide to everything you need to know about your tyre...

Trailblazing and Off-Roading: Brave any frontier with these ...

 Before you take your 4x4 off-roading, heed these driving tips to ensure a safe and exciting adventure!

How to keep your car hygienic [heat map]

We spend a lot of time in our cars, so naturally there are some germ hotspots which we need to look out for. Here’s how you can keep your ride ge...

4 cars under 170K with ABS and airbags [video reviews]

We’ve said it before, and it’s worth repeating: there is absolutely no reason to forsake critical safety features when looking for an affordable ...

Shopping for a new ride?  Your must-have car features in 201...

Walking into a car dealership is a bit like walking into a carnival - everything is loud, colourful and spectacular – and you want EVERYTHING! Bu...

Our best small cars for under R200k

  Suzuki is known for being the kei car specialist. Here’s a look at our best small cars for under R200k, and what they have to offer.

Car suspension: how low can you really go?

Your car’s suspension is generally out of sight and out of mind, but it plays a crucial role. The suspension does everything from ensuring the wh...

Work out the trade in value of your car [tool]

If you’re looking to trade in your car, you can use this handy Book Value Calculator to work out its approximate current value.

Why Suzuki designs the best interiors

Few car manufacturers find the right balance between stylish and functional – here’s why Suzuki is winning the interior design game.

How to compare car insurance

We all know how inconvenient dealing with the aftermath of a fender bender can be. Here’s how to compare car insurance, so you’re covered in an e...

Fuel efficiency 101

The price of fuel affects everyone. No matter what type of car you’re buying, it’s worth knowing your litres from your C02 emissions before signi...

What car are you [quiz]

Can we guess what car you need, based on your personality? Take our quiz to find out which type of car is the mechanical embodiment of you.

Why Suzuki wins at making small cars

Every car manufacturer has a core specialty that sets it apart. Suzuki spotted the compact trend well in advance and has since established itself...

10 surprising facts we bet you didn't know about Suzuki

Get ready to impress your friends with your astounding general knowledge. Here’s a list of ten surprising facts that only Suzuki lovers will know...

Is your car fit for purpose?

  Buying a car is a huge decision, and it’s not one you want to get wrong. Make sure your car is fit for purpose and that you chose it for the ri...

#VoteofConfidence in Suzuki

We took a Vote of Confidence in ourselves this year: extending our legendary warranty to an incredible 200 000kms.

Which Suzuki is right for me? [quiz]

Trying to decide what type of car will fit in with your lifestyle? Take this short quiz to find out which car matches your personality.

How to improve your credit rating

Buying a car can be tough when you’ve been blacklisted, that’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you clean up your credit record.

What impacts your car’s resale value

Do I really need to fix that dent? Find out which factors genuinely have an impact on the resale value of your car.

6 questions to ask when you take your car for a service

Your annual car service is an important part of proper vehicle maintenance and shouldn’t be skipped. Ask your mechanic these questions for your p...

Kaizen | The art of perfection [gallery]

Loosely translated, Kaizen is a philosophy of continuous improvement. Have a look at these five things the Japanese do better than anyone else.

IGNIS: A mashup of four iconic Suzuki designs

Take a walk with us down memory lane to see where the Ignis gets its head-turning style and why Suzuki is the expert in extra-large small cars.

Is it safe to buy cars off sites such as Gumtree?

Whether it’s for business or private use, we’re all looking for the best deal on a vehicle. But which buying options are the safest?

Budget guide to an awesome car sound system

Your car’s sound system is easy to amp up with some budget friendly changes. Suzuki’s car customisation expert, Chazlin Haskins, takes us through...

The budget guide to pimping out your car

Suzuki’s car customisation expert, Chazlin Haskins, takes us through 5 budget car pimping techniques to take your car from sad to swag.

6 things your dad never told you about buying a car

Dads know a lot, but technology and the automotive industry has changed a lot since in the past few decades. Here’s some advice you should take w...

The importance of a test drive

You’ve got your heart set on the new Suzuki Ignis, but have you taken it for a spin? Here’s why you should always test drive a car before signing...

Ignis walk-through [video]

The Suzuki Ignis is the latest introduction to the compact Urban SUV segment, and is widely heralded as the shake up the market needs. But why be...

Best songs for a road trip - as voted for by you!

  We took to Facebook and Twitter and got your take on the best road trip song. See the final list here.

9 dumbest car financing mistakes you can make

If you’re wondering how to get the best car finance deal, you should understand these 9 common car financing mistakes which could cost you thousa...

Everybody loves the award-winning Ignis, not just us! [Video...

The Suzuki Ignis launched mid-2017 and oh boy, do the public, and media, love it.

Suzuki innovation [video]

Take a look at Suzuki technology in action and how Suzuki became the small car auto expert.

How not to pimp your car [gallery]

It’s cool to customise your car and give it character but sometimes things can go horribly wrong. Have a look at these hilarious (and a little sc...

108 years of Suzuki [timeline]

From a small loom manufacturer in Japan to a global household name in the motor industry, have a look at 108 years of Suzuki history.

Watch the Ignis drive [video]

This compact, funky Suzuki crossover will ignite your senses with its distinctive personality, SUV confidence and minimalistic, functional beauty...

The true carbon footprint of an electric car

Electric cars are touted as being the green option that could save our planet, but they’re not as green as you think.

What are you actually paying for with fuel?

With the petrol price in major flux, we thought we’d breakdown all the factors which contribute to the petrol price and the knocks to your wallet...

The do’s and don’ts in a hijack situation

Make your and your family’s safety your priority. Bookmark and share this anti-hijack advice - it could save lives.

Mrs SA’s favourite family road trip snacks plus 4 recipes

Mrs South Africa 2017, Hlengiwe Twala, talks us through her favourite family friendly road trip snacks.

How to get better car insurance

 Car insurance is necessary but can feel like an unnecessary extra amount coming off your account each month. Here’s a handy guide to getting bet...

Car terminology quiz

Test your car knowledge here in this quick quiz! Kilowatt, torque, isofix? Car terminology can be a maze of technical jargon! Take our quiz to sh...

The Ignis is coming: all you need to know

Cars.co.za took Suzuki’s “mould-breaking compact family car/ crossover”, the Ignis, for a test drive at the model’s European launch in Italy. Her...

5 reasons Mrs SA loves her Vitara [video]

The Suzuki Vitara is an award winning car that packs style, space and functionality into one model. Watch Mrs SA, Hlengiwe Twala, review her Vita...

6 reasons why you need to service your car

Car services are essential to keeping your car running smoothly and save you a lot of money in the long run. Here are six reasons why you need to...

Should I choose a balloon payment?

Is the price tag on your dream car a real stretch for your budget? Here’s what you need to know about the pros and cons of opting for a balloon p...

16 tips for a safe and cost efficient road trip [video]

Long distance drives can be tiring and expensive. Here are some great tips and tricks from our expert, Charl Grobler, to help you stay safe and s...

4 easy Sarah Graham seafood recipes

As the sponsors of Sarah Graham’s Food Safari, we’re mad about everything delicious. These are our four favourite, easy to execute, Sarah Graham ...

The difference between a maintenance plan, service plan and ...

Service plans, maintenance plans and warranties all sound like unnecessary car jargon, but each mean something quite different about how your car...

What we love about small engine cars (and how to drive them)...

Small engined cars give a lot of bang for their buck. Here are some things we love about smaller engined cars that we think you’ll love too.

Which road trip snack are you? [QUIZ]

Road trip snacks can make or break that long journey in a hot car. Take our quiz to find out which snack best describes you.

What to do at a petrol station

Are all petrol stations made equal? I’m afraid not! Here are some key things to look out for when filling up. Everyone thinks they know what to d...

How to pack the boot of a hatch

Getting ready for your holiday? Here are some handy tips on packing your hatchback

Celerio review [video]

The Celerio has been making major waves in 2017, winning two awards for best budget car of the year in short succession. Watch AutoTrader’s revie...

The importance of choosing sustainable seafood

As the sponsors of Sarah Graham’s Food Safari, we’re pretty passionate about great food - and it’s essential to pick ingredients that are sustain...

Petrol vs Diesel: the pros and cons list

Petrol vs diesel is one of the Great Debates in the auto world; we run through the pros and cons of both here.

Our 6 favourite nationwide family friendly BnBs

Finding a family friendly BnB to rest the kids isn’t always easy. Here are our favourites from around the country.

Suzuki wins big in 2017 at the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards

Suzuki streaked ahead at this year's Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, scooping up not only the most coveted prize of the evening - Brand of the Year -...