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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 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...

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...

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?

Car myths and facts

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

Real-time road test: Waze vs Google Maps [video]

 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...

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!

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...

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...

Are you a good driver? [quiz]

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

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 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 vehicle.

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.


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