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Why SUVs are the most sought-after family vehicles in SA

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

There is a fast-growing trend in the world – the rise in popularity of SUV cars. In 2019, sales in South Africa reached over 500 000 units alone, while millions of SUVs were sold globally. This includes all kinds – regular SUVs, small SUVs, and even crossovers. Sleek and large, they are a force to be reckoned with under the hood and will take you from bustling traffic on the highway to relaxing on the quieter veld with great ease. ... (Read More)

Myth or fact: Families pay less for car insurance than singles

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Anyone who has had a bad experience on the road knows that car insurance is an absolute necessity. Paying for repairs to your car or having to buy a new one if yours is written off is simply not an affordable option for most people. However, even though you know you need it, you might still begrudge paying for it a little bit. That is why looking for ways to lower your monthly insurance premium could bring some relief. There are many factors that affect your insurance costs, but did you know your relationship status is one of them? ... (Read More)

A family's practical guide to car insurance during COVID-19

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust us into uncertain times and caused widespread financial strain - but your car insurance does not have to be a financial burden. Given we are living with a high level of unpredictability, now might be a good time to review your existing car insurance policies or think about taking one out if you do not already have one. ... (Read More)

How much car insurance cover do I need?

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Choosing the correct car insurance policy to suit your needs is the first step in keeping your car protected. Next, make sure it is covered for the correct value. The value you insure for can influence your pay-outs and your monthly premiums. Many motorists suffer financial loss because their cars are not adequately insured. There are three different values for a car insurance policy - market, retail, or trade. There are pros and cons to each, and it is essential to understand what they are before you choose which value to insure for. ... (Read More)

How to increase your chances of recovery from a third party

Monday, 10 June 2019

Recovering your excess from a third party isn’t always possible however taking down some critical information, at the time of the incident, can increase your chances. In our over three decades experience, most of these basics haven’t changed. However with the rise in technology, capturing some of this information has become easier. ... (Read More)

Road safety tips for motorcyclists and motorists

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Motorbike accidents and fatalities remain a major cause for concern on SA’s roads. According to Hein Jonker, Founder and Chief Instructor of the Motorcycle Safety Institute of South Africa: “Most of the crashes happen in urban areas where there is a huge congestion of risk factors such as other vehicles, pedestrians and road surface issues.”... (Read More)

Advice from Auto & General to help you experience a smoother claims journey

Friday, 27 July 2018

You are insured and you regularly pay your premiums, but what can you do to ensure a smoother experience when it’s time to claim? Often, we find ourselves going back and forth, trying to recover our damaged or stolen assets. Here is some important advice from our Auto & General claims department for a less problematic insurance experience. ... (Read More)

Expert tips for towing your caravan and trailer

Friday, 18 May 2018

Navigating South African roads is dangerous enough; add a caravan or trailer to the mix, and the risks go up even more. Auto & General has you covered with these 10 safety tips that will help make sure you and your family stay safe on the roads no matter what you take with you on holiday. Towing a trailer or caravan is not as simple as just hooking it up to your vehicle and driving.... (Read More)

Ford Kuga recall – be in the know

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Ford Kugas equipped with 1.6-litre engines, manufactured between 2012 and 2014, are being recalled for compulsory safety checks after a number of them have caught alight. As a valued client of Auto & General, your safety has always been our number one priority for over 30 years, and it still is. With this in mind, we urge those who own one of the affected vehicles, to take their vehicle to a Ford dealer as soon as possible. You can also contact Ford South Africa on 0860 011 022.... (Read More)

Tips for motorists when faced with flooding

Thursday, 24 November 2016

With the recent flash floods in Gauteng, many motorists were left in a panic – and with lots of questions. “How will I get home from work?” or “How will my kids get to school?” While these are worrying issues, you have to put your safety first. “On days when the weather is heavy, motorists should listen to local radio traffic reports, monitor social media, and check online websites for advisories and cautions.... (Read More)

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