Press Releases

  • Darker for longer – have you checked your car lights are working?

    Winter is here and with it comes longer hours of darkness. Making sure the lights on your car are working should be a priority, says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an affiliated association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI). “Many accidents on our roads could be prevented if all vehicles’ lights were working and

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  • Are you ready to assist in a roadside emergency?

    With hundreds of accidents happening daily on our roads the chances of you witnessing an accident are high. Are you prepared, in the unfortunate event of an accident, to get out of your own car and assist? Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an affiliated association of the Retail Motor Industry (RMI), says most motorists are

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  • How old are your tyres really?

    Purchasing new tyres can be a costly affair and most people put it off for as long as possible. But, says Pieter Niemand, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a constituent association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), vehicle owners need to realise that many accidents on our roads are caused by worn and old tyres. So

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  • How long does brake fluid last?

    So how often should you change your brake fluid? Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an association of the Retail Motor Industry (RMI), says this is a common question customers ask their workshop mechanics The braking system of the vehicle remains one of the most overlooked systems in the vehicle and can be one of the

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  • Car coolant needs to be checked once a year – here’s why…

    Coolant (or Antifreeze and Summer Coolant) protects your engine from freezing and/or over-heating while defending components against corrosion. It also plays a critical role in sustaining overall engine heat balance by removing heat. “For these reasons it is important that you not only have coolant in your vehicle but that it is checked annually,” explains Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the

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  • Checked your windscreen wipers lately?

    Windscreen wipers are obviously an important safety feature of your car and will need replacing at some stage. Windscreen wipers are in fact one of the hardest working, yet least durable, parts of your car. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an affiliate association of the Retail Motor Industry (RMI), says weather conditions will obviously affect

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  • Get the car and kids ready for mid-year holiday road trips

    With the mid-year school holidays fast approaching, families will soon start preparing for those long drives ahead. “Keeping the kids safe and entertained is an important part of the trip,” says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an affiliate association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI). He says it is essential when travelling with young

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  • O2 sensors – what are they and how long do they last?

    Stricter environmental controls and the requirement to create less pollution has led to far more complex automotive exhaust systems. One component of these systems is the oxygen sensor or Lambda sensor. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an affiliate association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), explains that depending on the make and model you

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  • There’s a whiff of summer in the air – get your car rain-ready

    There’s been a definite change in temperature over the last few days and with a promise that summer is just around the corner. “Many of us are looking forward to the first rains but remember that with the first rains comes slippery roads, and the need for wipers. Now is the perfect time to get your car summer-ready,” says Dewald

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  • Driver behaviour – have you looked in the mirror lately?

    The funny thing about driver behaviour is that we all think we are excellent drivers and everyone else isn’t. There’s also a strange way of thinking that because other drivers are breaking the road rules, we can to. “It’s time we brought order back to our roads and this needs to start with each one of us looking into how

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  • Come and support your CPF Safety Campaign

    The Community Police Forum (CPF) is hosting a Safety Campaign on 28 July at the DP De Villiers Stadium form 10:00 to 17:00. The idea of the campaign is to share information around personal safety, home safety, vehicle safety and more. Fidelity ADT along with other security providers and emergency services providers will be there on the day to connect

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  • “Communities that stand and work together, will be safer”

    Communities across South Africa should support their local law enforcement and other security role players. This partnership approach to crime fighting, says Fidelity ADT, has shown huge successes in the fight against crime. “We work closely with several neighbourhood watches and community organisations across the country. When the public works hand-in-hand with their local security companies and the police, there

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