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VSBC DETERMINED THAT A CAR INSURER HAS BREACHED THE CODE OF CONDUCT

A landmark decision will likely have widespread consequences for the motor insurance and body repair industries, as the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) found that a car insurer had breached the Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry Code of...

VEHICLE QUALITY IN SA SHOWS SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT FROM HIGH

The latest survey of the quality of South African passenger cars and light commercials, conducted by Ipsos in 2017, shows a slight improvement compared to the figures for 2016. Quality levels in South Africa are generally impressive. This is the...

USED OIL INDUSTRY OFFERING SIGNIFICANT JOB CREATION

The used oil industry in SA is bucking the current trend and creating a significant number of jobs. According to the latest figures from the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey, released by Statistics South Africa, South Africa has seen...

TIPS TO SAVE FUEL

Greig Hains - managing director at motor financial service provider MotorVaps - notes that the recent fuel price increases affect South Africans in many ways. “The two most prevalent are the direct impact the increase has on the cost...

SHERWIN-WILLIAMS SHOWCASES “MASTERY OF REFINISHING” AT AUTOMECHANIKA 2018

Sherwin-Williams, through its Automotive Finishes division, brought over 100 years of experience to life at Automechanika Frankfurt, the automotive service industry’s leading trade exhibition, which welcomed 136 000 visitors between 11-15 September. The event follows Sherwin-Williams’ successful acquisition of Valspar...

SAFER CARS A BETTER CHOICE FOR BUYERS -SA REPORT

In a recent survey, almost 75% of prospective new car owners stated their purchase decision would be influenced by whether a car has been crash-tested and safety rated. 81% of these prospective buyers said the ratings of vehicles would also...

PRECISION AND PROCESS CREATES PERFECTION

Spies Hecker looks at the airbrush skills on the Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ race cars.  In the airbrush’s relatively short life - the first patent was awarded in 1892 - it has established itself as an instrument that...

OEMS STARTING TO ROLL OUT NEW BUSINESS MODELS FOR DEALERS

The rapidly changing automotive environment, which has been building momentum over the past few years, has obviously had the OEM’s think tanks working overtime as to how best to handle the interface between customers and the dealer. Now we...

NEW EXHIBITOR AND VISITOR RECORDS SET AT 2018 AUTOMECHANIKA FRANKFURT

The 25th Automechanika trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, held at the Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds in Germany, ended on a high note on September 15 with records set for both the number of exhibitors and trade visitors at...

NADA FRANCHISE CAR DEALERSHIPS UP IN ARMS ABOUT NEW CODE OF CONDUCT

It looks like another bulldozer act from the DTI as they plough forward with many-contentious issues by implementing new codes of conduct in the automotive repair sector. This will include some radical changes in the collision repair trade of...