How Things Work: Rotary Engines [VIDEO]




Peter tells us about one of his favourite pieces of automotive technology, the Rotary Engine. We take a look at how the rotary engine works, how it compares to the traditional piston engine, and why rotary engines aren’t widely used today. Watch the video now.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 28 seconds.

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Peter explains the technology behind modern-day windscreens. We take a look at how windscreens have advanced over the years and how they are manufactured today. We also take a close look at the ways our windscreens can be damaged and how to repair them to ensure our safety. Watch the video now.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 55 seconds.

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How Things Work: Brake Discs & Pads [VIDEO]

In this episode, Peter gives us a breakdown of how disc brakes work. 

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes and 33 seconds.

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In this episode of How Things Work, we’re taking you through the ins and outs of the CV joint. A remarkable mechanical device that has allowed cars and steering to evolve. Watch the video and learn more about this marvel now.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 33 seconds.

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Continuing on from our previous episode on the modern exhaust Peter takes a look at two components in particular and goes into some more detail on each of them. Have a look to see which one includes a surprising liquid ingredient. Can you guess what it is?

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

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What is torque and what is power? And what exactly is horsepower? Peter takes a look at the differences and demonstrates the differences using science. Watching this video will help you to ask the right questions when you get to the dealership.

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes, 23 seconds.

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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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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), 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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[UPDATE] The 7 things that make your car cost a fortune in the long run

Need to save some cash? Take a closer look at how you drive and maintain your car: you’ll be surprised how many unnecessary costs can be avoided.

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Personalising your S-Presso is easier than you think

Even with billions of people on the planet, no two are the same. Most cars are the opposite of that, but luckily Suzuki SA has ways and means of changing that to make your car truly yours.

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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.

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7 possibly complicated car features made simple

There are plenty of features, settings and tasks on cars that may sound overly complicated to use or set up, but they’re actually not all that bad. We take a look at seven things that are a lot easier than you’re led to believe.

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The real cost of diesel

In 2017 we did a post on petrol vs diesel  for the SA market. Three years on and we’re taking a more in-depth look at the real cost of diesel and the misperceptions that still surround different fuel types.

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An APPealing Drive

We live in a time where if you want to do, see or hear anything, go anywhere, be yourself or someone else, there will probably be an app available – and this is all thanks to the strides technology has made.

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7 of the best car accessories to have when travelling with kids

Keep your little ones safe and entertained during road trips and everyday car rides with these accessories.

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The first year of owning a new car

The first year of owning a car can be full of ups and downs. Here is a handy checklist that will make sure you’re ready to navigate  these ups and downs and keep your new car in top shape.

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10 car insights that should scare you

We’re living in the great age of consumer choice  where companies have to offer their customers a variety of options in order to remain competitive. As consumers, we want to be in charge of how we spend our money and most brands are responding by offering clients increased flexibility to choose exactly what they’re paying for.
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The updated infotainment makes driving and tech a little easier

Suzuki is always  striving to bring you fantastic features that make your Suzuki car even more awesome - and that’s exactly what the  7-inch infotainment centre does.

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