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Stay safe on the roads this winter and arrive alive

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MARKI FRANKEN

The winter school holidays are around the corner and from 26 June thousands of people will head out to their vacation destinations.
With the increase in road traffic, the risk of being in an accident also increases. There were an alarming 1 368 fatalities on South African roads last year.
Whether you are planning to visit family, relax on the beach or head inland to enjoy the Bushveld, vehicle safety is paramount.
Arrive Alive Spokesperson Johan Jonck said the campaign will focus on sharing information about driving long distances safely, driver fatigue and driving in wet or icy conditions during the holidays.
To get your car road worthy, make sure to stop at Hi-Q to service your car’s tyres, shock absorbers and exhaust. At Hi-Q Ladine, 64 Silicon Street, and Hi-Q Middestad, 58 Bok Street, you can rest assured that your safety is in good hands.
It is also important to service your vehicle before you tackle any long journey. Should your mechanic recommend new parts, make sure to only use genuine parts for your car’s repairs.
Auto Fix offers a special service plan that will keep your car purring like a kitten. At only R160 per month, they will service your vehicle for three years or 60 000 km. The plan covers among others draining and refilling engine oil, replacing oil filters, replacing spark plugs, replacing air filters, inspecting and topping up all fluids and adjusting the handbrake. They also do a 49-point safety check. Auto Fix is situated at 54A Bok Street.
Siyaya Services also promises a professional service and quality workmanship. Your vehicle is in excellent hands with this top team. They are located at 3A Nikkel Street.
Genuine parts are designed by vehicle manufacturers and are produced to the same specifications and tolerances as the parts on the vehicle when it was manufactured. These parts meet stringent requirements and are the only parts proven during vehicle development to deliver the intended level of protection as a whole system.
Visit JMR Trailer Parts at 108 Blaauwberg Street for access to the best parts for your trailer, ensuring a smooth journey. Audi owners can get the parts they need from Audi Parts Polokwane, and Volkswagen owners from Volkswagen Services and Parts, both located at N1 Motor City on the corner of Grobler and Thabo Mbeki streets. For your Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu parts, visit Westvaal Polokwane GM Parts on the corner of Devenish and Schoeman streets.
For the handyman who prefers to do his own repairs, Limpopo Midas at 10 Grobler Street, offers a wide range of car parts and accessories; perfect to help you fit your car with the best on the market.
Limpolo New and Used Spares also specialises in all Volkswagen Polo, Jetta and Golf spare parts. Visit them to buy the parts you need at 3B Nikkel Street.
The team at Specialist Propshaft Services Pietersburg also stresses the importance of using genuine parts. For all your aluminium work and propshaft services, visit them at 44 Nikkel Street.
If your vehicle needs electronic work done Pietersburg Auto Electronics (PAE), situated at 23 22nd Street, promises the best service at affordable prices. Whatever your vehicle’s electrical needs, PAE will take care of it efficiently and professionally.
If you drive a diesel powered vehicle, the Just Diesel workshop will take care of all your servicing and repair needs. Visit them at 49 Corundum Street in Futura and let them get your vehicle holiday ready.
As one of the leading Bosch workshops in Limpopo, Pietersburg Diesel Centre personnel and management put their clients’ needs first and offer great value for money. Tony Varela, owner of this exceptional workshop, says his team is made up of people who are well trained and who can help clients with any auto repairs. They are located on the corner of corner of Devenish and Boom Streets.
To keep your possessions safe on the back of your bakkie or 4×4, SA Canopy can fit a safe and secure canopy to keep the elements, and the criminal elements, out. Their products are manufacturer approved providing you with peace of mind. Visit them at 99 Schoeman Street.
Should your car get stolen, it is much easier to recover the vehicle if it is fitted with a tracking system. Ctrack Vehicle Tracking boasts an 85% recovery rate. Visit their fitment centre at 48 Nikkel Street.