Tips to keep yourself and your car safe this festive season

More sunshine and fun times are finally upon us. What does that mean? More time traveling, going to the beach, or going to visit family and friends. Safety comes first, 

Before hitting the road, one needs to ensure that their car is roadworthy by visiting one of our Service Centres. Getting your car serviced is one of the many effective ways to make sure of that. This will also help the car perform better and save on fuel consumption. 

One cannot predict the future and anything can happen. Keep yourself and your family safe this festive by practicing the following safety tips: 


A tyre could get a puncture or burst during the drive. It’s important to make sure that there’s always a spare tyre that’s in good working condition. Also, check that you have all the necessary tools to change a wheel.


Should you find yourself in the middle of extreme weather conditions such as a hailstorm or an extreme downpour, do not allow your car to mist up. In this instance, your demisters should be switched on to help clear up the windscreen for visibility. As an extra safety precaution have your headlights and hazard lights on, for better visibility.


Inspect all windows for any chips or cracks and have these fixed before the trip. Check that your window wipers are in good working order and replace them if necessary.


Car brakes can fail at any time. Should you find yourself in a predicament, don’t panic. Slowly take your foot off the accelerator, switch on your warning lights and allow the car to slow down. Proceed to stop in a safe area and apply the handbrake. Warning lights should stay on to warn other road users. 

To avoid or help prevent all these mishaps take your car in for service. With so many Auto Pedigree Service Centres located around the country. Ranging from Richards Bay, Bloemfontein, and Durban to Polokwane, and many more. You can travel with ease knowing you will be assisted by our exceptionally skilled staff and technical experts.