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Three reasons road trips are the best!

Whether you’re an explorer, a beach chiller, safari enthusiast, or a novel and cocktail person – the fun way to get to your holiday destination is always a road trip.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 38 seconds.

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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 Things Work, Peter unpacks the four-wheel-drive system to find out if there really is a difference. Let’s settle the debate, once and for all

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes, 33 seconds.

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What makes Suzuki unique: HEARTECT platform

Automakers around the world have a love for acronyms that do not always make it clear to buyers what they actually mean and how that technology fits into the overall design of the car. Here’s some clarity on Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform.

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 42 seconds

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100 years of budget-beating Japanese quality and design

When a young and ambitious Michio Suzuki officially registered the Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Company in 1920, he surely could not have foreseen that it would become a global automotive, motorcycle and marine powerhouse 100 years later.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 15 seconds.

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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% of nitrogen? While there is no harm in choosing nitrogen over oxygen (air), it’s always better to know what you are getting with each. Let’s unpack the claims with Peter, to see if it is really worth it.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 14 seconds.

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Suzuki Centurion takes top award in a hotly contested Dealer of the Year 2019/20 Awards

Suzuki Centurion won the Dealer of the Year Award after receiving no less than 10 awards throughout the day, when Suzuki handed out regional and quarterly awards, and in the evening, when the best performing dealers were singled out.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 18 seconds.

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3 Points to consider when buying a second car for your family

You have been making do with one car between you and your  family and now you have the desire and the means to take that step and get that second car for your family and inject a little more freedom into your family’s lifestyle.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 27 seconds.

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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 on the market today. In this episode, Peter takes us through the workings of a transmission for both manual and automated-manual transmission (AMT) cars, how they save you petrol, and common mistakes we make in South Africa that cause premature damage to our transmissions. Instead of digging in your pockets for extra cash, save some. Watch our video now! 

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes, 21 seconds.

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What accessories add value to your journey? [UPDATE]

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To some there’s nothing more exciting than accessorising your new car (or even your more mature and trusty wheels), but surprisingly many people don’t realise how much value certain accessories can add to your driving life. 

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 43 seconds.

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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-touch elements in your car that help to keep you safe. Do you know what “SRS” on your airbag stands for, or even when your car’s airbags will deploy? Watch the video now and learn more about passive car safety.

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes, 5 seconds.

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Road trip round-up: the best of our uniquely South African road trips

 

Here are some of our best road trips, specially designed by the Suzuki squad. Bookmark this page since you can hit the road again.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

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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 of chassis that are in cars, how designers meet the brief to design a chassis and how it helps to keep a car’s occupants safe and mitigate the effects of a crash.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 41 seconds.

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Dejargoning the motorheads: your guide to petrolhead car speak

For an outsider, being in the midst of a crowd of car lovers is akin to being in a foreign country as the language they speak can be incomprehensible, but, with a bit of practise, you could soon be speaking their lingo fluently.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 18 seconds.

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Suzuki breaks through the 2 000-unit barrier

New sales record for the brand in South Africa, 714 units of the Suzuki Swift  sold in a single month. Suzuki now firmly in 6th place in overall sales rankings.

Estimated reading time: 2 Minutes, 6 Seconds.

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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 revisit the skid pan in the Swift Sport to put Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) to the test. First, they get a bit out of control for some proper skids without any safety features, and then Frankie learns how to skid properly, and safely, with ESP active. Watch the video to learn more about what safety features your car has!

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes, 19 seconds.

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Suzuki’s announces a micro-plastic collecting device for outboards

One of the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet is plastic waste. Suzuki Motor Corporation has come up with an innovative way of helping to reduce this, while you are out having fun.

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 52 seconds.

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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 safety systems off to see just how much safer a car is with safety features like Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS, or like we call it, allows braking and steering), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and brake assist. While these technologies may seem standard in most vehicles today, face it, ABS is like the granddaddy of safety features, we’re showing you just how much of a difference they make!

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes, 47 seconds.

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The love for Jimny runs deep in the Suzuki Family

Owning a Jimny comes with a sense of pride and inspires an adventurous streak! Some of us name our Jimnys, and to some, a Jimny is a natural extension of the family.

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