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Brendon Carpenter

Brendon Carpenter

Brendon Carpenter is the national Suzuki Brand Manager. The newly married Brendon joined the car industry in 2010 and finds the excitement of launching new models exhilarating. He enjoys learning about the creation of new models - from concept to production, marketing and sales - and watching them in action with customers; in short, as he puts it, “the entire vehicle lifecycle”. He’s passionate about everything to do with cars, bikes and 4x4s and, unsurprisingly, the Jimny is his favourite model because it will “still be SUPER cool in 30 year's time and show the ‘bigger, tougher, more expensive’ 4x4's how it's done.” He an off-road fanatic and loves adventuring in the outdoors - hunting for geocaches, going scuba diving and taking his motorbike out.
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HOW THINGS WORK: Holiday travel tips [VIDEO]

Peter chats about a few of the safety tips we should be thinking about and checking on before travelling longer distances and includes a handy wo...

HOW THINGS WORK: Power & Torque [VIDEO]

What is torque and what is power? And what exactly is horsepower? Peter takes a look at the differences and demonstrates the differences using sc...

How Things Work: 4x4 Systems [VIDEO]

The big debate: what is the difference between an all-wheel-drive system, a four-wheel-drive system and a 4x4 system. In this episode of How Thin...

How Things Work: Nitrogen [VIDEO]

The consensus out there is that nitrogen-filled tyres are better than standard air filled tyres, but did you know that oxygen already contains 79...

How Things Work: Gearbox [Video]

There is often confusion surrounding the inner workings of a vehicle’s transmission and the different types of transmissions that are available o...

What accessories add value to your journey? [UPDATE]

Photo credit: Adrian Burford To some there’s nothing more exciting than accessorising your new car (or even your more mature and trusty wheels), ...

How Things Work: Passive safety - Part 2 [VIDEO]

In this episode of How Things Work, we’re taking a look at your car’s passive safety systems, specifically airbags, seatbelts and other soft-touc...

How Things Work: Passive safety - Part 1 [VIDEO]

In this episode of How Things Work, we’re taking a look at your car’s passive safety systems. Peter Viljoen takes a look at the different types o...

How Things Work: ESP [VIDEO]

ESP, ESC, Traction Control. Many people call it many different things. In this episode, Frankie du Toit from 947 joins Peter Viljoen, and they re...

How Things Work: ABS [VIDEO]

In this episode, Frankie du Toit from 947 joins Peter Viljoen as they take a Swift Sport for a spin on a skid pan to “brake” all the rules with s...

How Things Work: Variable Valve Timing [VIDEO]

Tappets, pulleys, belts and shafts. These are all words that you might have heard people say when Petrolheads speak ‘car’ or when your car has go...

100 years of innovation [timeline]

Image credit: Suzuki United Kingdom From a small loom manufacturer in Japan to a global household name in the motor industry, have a look at 100 ...

How much must I earn to buy a car?

Buying a car can be an exercise in advanced mathematics. Between gross/net income, fluctuating interest rates, and credit ratings, some of us are...

5 Popular Questions from our Suzuki Family, answered

Whether you work in finance or at a restaurant, every industry has those ‘typical’ questions. Vehicle salespersons are no different, so we asked ...

Save money by keeping your car for longer

It’s tempting to replace your car every three years, but Suzukis will save you money by lasting forever.

A Jimny adventure on The Rock 4x4 Trail

If you drive a Suzuki Jimny, you’re an adventurer at heart. Luckily, SA offers many places to play. Yolande Heyneke takes us on her trip at The R...

5 Reasons real Suzuki drivers love their Suzukis

We all have a slightly different checklist when looking for a new car: some may have style at the top of the list, while others prioritise fuel e...

Driving in different weather conditions

With South Africa’s varied weather conditions, we need to make sure we’re prepared to take on various conditions like rain, wind and low-visibili...


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