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DID YOU HEAR? BY ROGER MCCLEERY

Mercedes-Benz in East London has just built their 500 000th C-Class in five years of manufacturing this model at the coast.  The AA believes that the AARTO Bill soon to be signed by the President is fraudulent. For example, there...

CRA UPDATE – “NO REAL APPRECIATION OF THE REPAIR BUSINESS THROUGHOUT THE INDUSTRY” CLAIM

In the continuing cycle this year there has been no appreciation of business throughout the industry.  Perhaps this is because not a day goes by without some insurer or appointed administrator undermining proposed operating mandates which takes a great...
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HOW AUTOMAKERS ARE BECOMING ‘TECHIES’

VW and Daimler are among automakers re-inventing themselves as tech companies as they bid to attract a new generation of tech-savvy employees such as software programmers and IT specialists.  Daimler got lucky with Marcela Craciunescu. Five years ago, the Romanian software...
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GORDON MURRAY RECEIVES CBE FOR SERVICES TO MOTORING

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William recently awarded Professor Gordon Murray, a renowned South African-born automotive designer and engineer a CBE award (Commander of the British Empire). The ceremony, held at Buckingham Palace, recognised the contributions made by Murray...

HYUNDAI TURNS MOBILE PHONE INTO CAR KEYS

Hyundai is pioneering a new technology that turns a mobile phone into a car key, letting drivers unlock and start up their Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Some people are prone to losing their car keys. Some to losing their...

JOHN EAGLE SURVEY – PROVIDES A REPAIR WAKE UP CALL FOR BODY SHOPS

The John Eagle decision in October 2017 was one of the most momentous in the history of the collision repair industry in America. Because Dallas-based John Eagle Collision Repair Centre did not follow OE repair procedures to repair some...
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GLASURIT “KNOW HOW” PLATFORM FOR RATIO SPOT REPAIR

What process steps do I have to follow when using Glasurit RATIO Spot Repair? At what temperature does the primer dry most efficiently? What spraying pressure is ideal? Spray painters can now find specific answers to these questions around the clock – on...

KIA LAUNCH NEW MULTI-COLLISION AIRBAG SYSTEM

Multi-collision accidents are those in which the primary impact is followed by a collision with secondary objects, such as other vehicles, trees, or electrical posts, which occur in three out of every 10 accidents. Current airbag systems do not...

MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS MOTORSPORT: NEW SEASON, NEW LIVERY, NEW COLOURS

In the Formula OneTM off-season, continuous development of the cars and creating new liveries in time for the new season are key priorities. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport added another objective in the run-up to the 2019 season: a brand-new green for its...

MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS WINS 2019 CAR OF THE YEAR

Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the 2019 Auto Trader South African car of the Year and won it by a healthy margin! The sought-after award was presented at a spectacular function at Shepstone Gardens in Johannesburg last month.   Much like the actual...