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Meet the Suzuki Swift Sport - Born to perform

The spunky Suzuki Swift Sport grabbed headlines when it was first launched in South Africa. The styling complemented its sprightly performance, all wrapped in an affordable package.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

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The Suzuki family: Car clubs and events in South Africa

Suzuki owners are a tight-knit family. Across the world, thousands come together on a regular basis to connect, learn and enjoy their cars in a friendly and welcoming environment. This is why you should look at joining in.

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Car Conspiracy theories, Debunked

There are all types of Petrolheads: some want to keep their vehicles in perfect original condition and others want to tweak their rides. No matter which group you fall in, it’s good to be aware of ‘car conspiracies’ that can sometimes catch even the most experienced car fanatics off guard.

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HOW THINGS WORK: Exhaust [VIDEO]

From poisonous gasses to catalytic reduction devices, Peter dissects the parts of a modern exhaust to show exactly which components go into it and how each part plays a vital role in keeping the car safe and moving. This would be particularly interesting for those of you who’ve watched one too many episodes of “Pimp My Ride” and tried to DIY it with a friend. Find out how you could potentially be hurting your car and pockets for that Vrrrpphhaa sound.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 13 seconds.

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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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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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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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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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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 gone in for a service. You may also have seen a “VVT” badge on some cars or even your own car. But what does it mean, and how do these all work together to make your car perform at its best? 

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Understanding how your car processes petrol and diesel

One of the key deciding factors when looking for a new car is whether to opt for a petrol or diesel engine. Whatever your preference, a little bit of knowledge on how the two engines work never hurts as it can save you some buyer’s remorse down the road and help you make the right choice for your lifestyle.

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How to keep your car hygienic [UPDATE]

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 germ free. With the ever increasing   concern  regarding hygiene and your health, we decided to update this article originally published on 5 October 2017.

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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.

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How to build your driving confidence: Getting the basics right

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

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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.

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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 the expectation that everyone needs their own car. So what does this mean for the future of car ownership?

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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 protect you and your passengers, as well as preventing unexpected costs.

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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. Learning to park is easier than you think and these tips should help.

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4 tips I remember from my driving lessons (and teaching my wife to drive!)

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

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