Why you need to replace worn tyres

Why you need to replace worn tyres

One of the most important safety features of a vehicle is its tyres. They provide grip and disperse water from the road surface during downpours, so it is important to have a good tread. Worn tyres provide less traction during cornering and braking and can lead to...
South Africa’s most searched-for vehicles in 2019

South Africa’s most searched-for vehicles in 2019

Internet searches for vehicles can be a great indication of a brand’s popularity and future performance in the market. The more people searching for a car online, the more interest there is in that model. The number of internet searches is directly related to the...
Ford increases exports to meet growing demands

Ford increases exports to meet growing demands

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa is expanding its vehicle exports in order to meet the growing demand from European markets. Ford will adopt a new multi-port strategy in its effort to increase the number of South African-built Fords to Europe – shipping...
Why automakers prefer subtle colours

Why automakers prefer subtle colours

The vast majority of vehicles on the road are painted white, grey, silver or black. Why do automakers prefer these subtle colours to orange, red or green, for example? During the 2000s, silver was the colour of choice for most car manufacturers – that soon...
How trade shows benefit automotive manufacturers

How trade shows benefit automotive manufacturers

Trade shows are a unique opportunity for marketing and network-building, especially for automotive manufacturers. Car shows and motoring expos are important tools that car brands and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) utilise fully to expand their footprint and...
The automotive industry is pushing for sustainability

The automotive industry is pushing for sustainability

The South African automotive industry has stepped up to the plate to ensure that car parts are reusable and recyclable. More than 80% of a vehicle is able to be recycled nowadays; from used oil and old tyres to metal and battery components, the proportion of modern...
Choose the right optional extras for your new car

Choose the right optional extras for your new car

Most vehicle manufacturers will offer their customers optional extras when purchasing a car. These include upgraded seats, advanced technology, sporty rims and aesthetic adjustments. Optional extras not only improve the experience of owning and driving the vehicle,...
Automation can aid growth of manufacturing industry

Automation can aid growth of manufacturing industry

Investment in automation services could be the key to boosting the growth of the manufacturing industry in South Africa. As a major contributor to the gross domestic product (GDP), the growth of the manufacturing sector will also bring benefits for South Africa’s...
VW SA to reach record production in 2019

VW SA to reach record production in 2019

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VW SA) is set to produce a record number of vehicles at its Uitenhage factory in the Eastern Cape this year. The local manufacturer of the German vehicle brand is aiming to produce 161 900 vehicles in 2019. Formex manufactures parts for...