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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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Recent Posts

Demystifying the safety rating – and what that means for SA [Update]

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

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

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Car myths and facts

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

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

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Have you outgrown your Suzuki?

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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...

Extended warranty 101: everything you need to know

Your car’s warranty covers any unforeseen mechanical or electrical breakdowns. Extending your...

Are you a good driver? [quiz]

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

17 shots to tick off your photographic bucket list in Southern Africa

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How to drive safely through road works and construction zones

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We spoke to the car finance experts at Wesbank, to see if they had any insider tips to help...

What to do during a roadblock

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Ever taken a look at the wall of your tyre and wondered what all the markings mean? Here’s a guide...

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...