Empower Local SMEs and You’ll Start Solving SA’s Unemployment Crisis

By Filum Ho, CEO Autoboys Last week, Statistics South Africa reported that the country’s unemployment rate rose to 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019, making the jobless rate the highest level it’s been in 15 years. What this means is that there are now officially 16.3 million employed people and 6.2 million unemployed people between the ages of 15 …

SA Is The Only Country That Has Embedded Extended Warrantee Policies

Would you like to have the right to repair your vehicle with a service provider of your choice, without voiding your car warrantee? Car owners in South Africa are often locked into using a vehicle manufacturers repair shop and parts because it is embedded in the motor and service plan. All of this could change in the near future with …

Automotive Glass Europe Alliance Expands Overseas

by Natalie Middleton Automotive Glass Europe has expanded overseas in a move to bring added benefits for fleets and leasing/insurance companies. Founded more than a decade ago, the alliance provides a European glass repair and replacement network that operates in 1,500 locations across 20 different European countries and has now founded a close cooperation with networks in Africa and North America. The …

Automotive Glass Europe Goes Global

Automotive Glass Europe (AGE) announced a partnership with companies from two other continents: Clairus Group and Autoboys. The recent global expansion is AGE’s response to the growing demand of insurance and leasing companies and fleet managers, according to the company. “The key reason for creating our alliance over a decade ago was to provide our partners from different European countries …

Be Safe And Sensible On The Roads This Easter

Year after year, South Africa’s Easter road-crash statistics leave a lot to be desired. Holidaymakers take advantage of the extra-long weekends, adding to the many cars, trucks and buses going about their usual business, which means that there is an increase of traffic on the country’s national roads. During the most recent December-January festive season, the road death toll alone …

Is Your Car Road-Fit For The Easter Break? What To Check Before You Go

By Filum Ho, CEO of Autoboys The Easter Holidays are upon us and it’s that time of year when hundreds of thousands of South Africans will hit the roads to head out to their favourite holiday destinations. While it’s a time of great festivities, it’s tragically also a period when hundreds of lives are lost. During the most recent December-January …

Autoboys Strengthens Offering With World’s Biggest Car Paint Brand

Leading auto glass and parts provider Autoboys now has South Africa’s most comprehensive automotive offering thanks to new paints that it’s brought to market. Autoboys is known for its high-quality parts and perfection in glass-fitting. The company has over 70 outlets across South Africa, 290 insurance partners and 169 fitment vehicles. And now Autoboys has also added high-quality paints — …

Autoboys Strengthens Offering With World’s Biggest Car Paint Brand

Leading auto glass and parts provider Autoboys now has South Africa’s most comprehensive automotive offering thanks to new paints that it’s brought to market. Autoboys is known for its high-quality parts and perfection in glass-fitting. The company has over 70 outlets across South Africa, 290 insurance partners and 169 fitment vehicles. And now Autoboys has also added high-quality paints — …

Consumer Rights | Why A New Motor Code will Strengthen SA Car Owners’ Rights

by Filum Ho, CEO of South African auto parts and glass specialists Autoboys. Consumers can welcome a proposed new code that will empower car owners with the right to repair or service their vehicles at a provider of their own choice without voiding their warranties. It is a much-needed change that is long overdue, but some in the industry with …

Certifying Car Crash Parts in SA will Save Insurers Billions

by Filum Ho, CEO of Autoboys Insurers and their consumers could save billions of rands every year if South Africa’s automotive industry adopts more wide-spread certification of collision car parts. Many South Africans would be interested to know that when an insured vehicle is in an accident, up to 60% of the total bill on a claim will typically be …