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Off-Road Driving in South Africa: Tips, Best Practices, and Locations
Whether you're a seasoned explorer or new to the dirt tracks, choosing off-road driving in South Africa as a way to experience the rough terrains of our beautiful country is something you won't regret.
Benefits of a DEKRA Safety Check for Ride-Share Drivers
Ride-sharing has become an integral part of urban transportation, offering convenience and flexibility to countless users worldwide.
New Year Car Cleaning Checklist
As we kick off the new year, it's the perfect opportunity to give your car a thorough cleaning.
Back-to-School Car Safety Tips
Explore essential back-to-school car safety tips and the importance of a DEKRA Condition Report for your vehicle's optimal safety.
Last Minute Gift Ideas for Car Enthusiasts
If you're scrambling for gift ideas for the car enthusiast in your life, you're in luck. We've all been there, frantically searching for that perfect present at the eleventh hour.
Holiday Road Safety Tips for December Driving
As we prepare for the December adventures ahead, it is paramount that we prioritise our safety and the safety of our loved ones on the road.
Tips for driving in summer heat this December
With the December holidays just around the corner, it's the time of the year when we start planning epic road trips and adventures across the beautiful landscapes of South Africa.
Plan the Ultimate Scenic December Holiday: 5 Route Suggestions
Ah, December in South Africa! It's the time of the year we all wind down from a hectic year of always being switched on (not electricity though), and the open road beckons the adventurer in all of us.
Frequently asked questions about potholes in South Africa
Ah, potholes! Those pesky, tire-wrecking nuisances that seem to pop up overnight. Whether you're navigating the bustling streets of Johannesburg, taking a scenic drive through the Cape Winelands, or cruising along the coast of Durban, there's no escaping the jarring experience of unexpectedly hitting one of these holes of doom.
The Role of DEKRA Condition Reports in Sustainable Vehicle Ownership
In a world where sustainability is becoming more important, every choice we make towards preserving our environment counts, including the way we manage our vehicles.
Beat the Summer Rain: Ensure Your Windscreen Wipers are Ready
Ah, the sweet scent of spring in South Africa! Jacaranda trees are blossoming, the veld is coming alive, and with summer just around the corner, we're all gearing up for those classic afternoon rain showers.
Spring Car Care Checklist
Spring is finally here, and it's the perfect time to make sure that your vehicle is ready for the coming warmer months.
The Importance of Regular Brake Maintenance
Think of your car as a symphony. Every part has a role to play, working in harmony to create the sweet melody of a smooth, safe ride.
An Introduction to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
In today's rapidly evolving automotive landscape, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have emerged as a game-changing technology, revolutionising the way we interact with our vehicles and enhancing road safety.
Eco-Friendly Driving: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Embark on your journey towards eco-friendly driving with DEKRA. Understand your carbon footprint, adopt sustainable habits, and reduce emissions today.
Turning your ride into a personal statement: Car Customisation Options
Let's chat about the most creative and expressive aspect of automobile ownership...
Understanding Road Rage and Aggressive Driving
As South Africans deal with load shedding and the inconvenience and stress it causes, road rage and aggressive driving are growing concerns we should not ignore.
Reducing Road Accidents: The Crucial Role of DEKRA Vehicle Inspections in Road Safety
Reducing Road Accidents: The Crucial Role of DEKRA Vehicle Inspections in Road Safety
Conquer the Cold: Prepare Your Car for Winter Driving in South Africa
Winter is just about here, and while South Africans may not see conditions as harsh as those in other parts of the world, it's still essential to take proper care of your vehicle during this time.
The Advantages of Proper Car Maintenance: Roadworthy Vehicles & Long-Term Savings
In today's fast-paced world, our vehicles have become an essential part of our daily lives, enabling us to travel from point A to B with ease and convenience.
Weather-Related Driving Hazards: How to Stay Safe on the Road
Picture this: you're driving home from work, dodging potholes like a rugby player heading for the try line, when suddenly, the sky turns dark and starts pelting you with hailstones the size of golf balls.
Buying new tyres? Here's how to choose the right ones
Buying new tyres can be a daunting task for many people, especially those not familiar with the different types and brands on the market.
Ensure Child Safety in a Car for the Upcoming Holidays
As parents, we cannot afford to ignore this hard truth: if we don't do our part when it comes to child safety in a car, children and infants will end up dying due to our negligence.
Learn about the importance of maintaining your vehicle's roadworthiness then book your Roadworthy Inspection with DEKRA today. Find out more here.
Hijacking in South Africa
It's no secret that South Africa experiences a high number of hijackings, and it has become a nightmare that only seems to get worse.
Too Tipsy To Drive
Having a few drinks with family or friends after a long week is something a lot of South Africans indulge but how much you consume and what you do afterwards could impact the rest of your life.
9 Things To Keep In Mind As You Prepare For Your Next Long-Distance Trip
The call of the open road, the excitement of reaching your destination, and the opportunity to spend quality time with family or friends.
The dangers of talking on the phone while driving.
Using a mobile phone while driving is considered a contributing factor to numerous fatal accidents.
Is Your Vehicle Roadworthy?
There are a few things you can check to make sure your vehicle is roadworthy. We suggest you leave it to the experts instead. Book a DEKRA Vehicle Roadworthy Inspection.
Road safety tips: how to navigate South Africa's roads safely
Read our road safety tips for navigating South Africa's highways and byways to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination without worry or incident.
Get an Independent Vehicle Check Before You Buy
Buy informed, get a DEKRA condition report and enjoy motoring peace of mind. Book a Condition Report at a branch near you.
DEKRA Technical Inspection: What you need to know
A vehicle defect found during a DEKRA Technical Inspection can save you problems later on. Here's what this comprehensive vehicle inspection is all about
Fuel-saving tips to lighten your monthly spending
DEKRA shares fuel-saving tips to help you cut down on your monthly expenses.
DEKRA Safe Child Gives Back to the Community
Even though Madiba Day only comes around once a year, DEKRA Safe Child has always lived by its message of hope and giving back to the community.
Find Your Closest DEKRA Branch
DEKRA branches provide the necessary technical support and assistance to make your car safer. Visit a DEKRA branch near you today!
Dekra Condition Report
A Condition Report is beneficial not only to the buyer of the vehicle but also to the seller. Book a vehicle Condition Report at a DEKRA branch near you.
An Overview of DEKRA's Main Services
DEKRA is the leading supplier of Roadworthy Tests in South Africa, and with human lives so precious, DEKRA services ensure better quality vehicles on South African roads.
DEKRA Multi-Point Checklist
The DEKRA multi-point check covers over 35 key points of a vehicle. This technical check is conducted by qualified technicians and is both quick and cost-effective
What to expect during a DEKRA Roadworthy Inspection | DEKRA
Roadworthy Inspections are one way to ensure that your car is safe to drive. Here is everything you need to know about the DEKRA Roadworthy Inspection!
Reasons why you should get the DEKRA multi-point check
Reasons why you should get the DEKRA multi-point check before your holiday
Get your car in tip-top shape for the open road, with Dekr's Safety Check
Top 10 tips for your holiday season preparations
Planning On Selling Your Vehicle?
Planning to sell your car - Why not consider a DEKRA report to establish the real condition, so you get the maximum value?
Car Dealerships and the Consumer Protection Act:
Mitigating the legal liability and responsibility related to the CPA
Launch of DEKRA Safe Child
In support of the United Nation's Global Road Safety Week 2019 (6-12 May) - If you donate a child car seat you will receive a free vehicle safety check from DEKRA.
Dekra Street-Smart for Safety
DEKRA Automotive held its first "Safety for explorers" campaign at Laerskool Elspark in Germiston Gauteng.
Dekra Video, Ontbytsake
If you're like most South Africans, you depend on your vehicle to get you safely to your destination.
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2017 Global Road Safety Week
The fourth UN Global Road Safety Week will be held 8-14 May 2017, with a focus on speed.
Easter 2015 Road Carnage
With almost 300 men, women and children having died in 208 road accidents during Easter 2015, this year's Easter death toll is double that of 2014's and higher than 2013's.
Road Deaths in 2015
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters took a hard line when she reported earlier this month that almost 1 500 people had died on the roads during the 2015 festive season.
Drinking and Driving
Alcohol abuse is responsible for more than 65% of the deaths and injuries on South African roads, says South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD), based in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
When passengers don't belt up, there is nothing between them and disfigurement, debilitating injury and death.