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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)

3 benefits of buying a used car

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

The weakening of the rand against major world currencies in 2015 seems to not only have affected our country’s lending ability. South Africa was recently downgraded by the rating agencies Moody’s and Fitch to BBB- and baa3 status. This means the country’s risk has increased and it has become a lot harder for South Africa to attract investors. This will no doubt affect the ability of the currency and will make it harder to create employment in 2016. ... (Read More)

Fuel saving tips

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

The weakening of the rand against major world currencies in 2015 seems to not only have affected our country’s lending ability. South Africa was recently downgraded by the rating agencies Moody’s and Fitch to BBB- and baa3 status. This means the country’s risk has increased and it has become a lot harder for South Africa to attract investors. This will no doubt affect the ability of the currency and will make it harder to create employment in 2016. ... (Read More)

To buy or lease a vehicle, that is the question

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

After a house, the next most costly purchase a person usually makes is that of a brand new vehicle. While having a car is an absolute necessity for many people, it is also a costly undertaking which will suck money to keep it maintained. When it comes to deciding how to finance a vehicle it can get pretty exhausting, given the many options available in the market today. Should you include a balloon payment? Should you put down a deposit and when you do, how much should it be?... (Read More)

Top things to look out for when buying a used vehicle

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

It’s no secret that nowadays things are getting more and more expensive, which is the reason why many people would rather buy second hand items which are value for money rather than splurge on brand new goods. It’s no different when it comes to shopping for cars, many people would opt for buying a used car rather than a new one for the obvious advantages it offers such as their lower prices, slower depreciation rate and the fact that it offers a great flexibility in affordability and availability.... (Read More)

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