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 …

Autoboys Brings World’s Best Windshield Repair Tool To SA

Auto glass and parts specialists Autoboys has become the sole distributor of GlasWeld’s ProVac Zoom in South Africa, a development that brings the world’s fastest and best windshield repair tool into the country for the first time. The ProVac Zoom is GlasWeld’s flagship windshield repair tool and is designed for an age in which workshops are increasingly expected to do …

#ConsumerWatch: Your Rights When It Comes To Returning Certain Goods

When Megan van de Linde of Newcastle took her car in for a service, the workshop informed her that her tail light wasn’t working and since it was a “sealed unit”, an entire new unit needed to be ordered. She agreed – but it cost R5000 upfront on order, which is a fair chunk of change for a light. Something …

Getting Your Car #RoadTripReady – It’s More Than Just Changing Oil, Water

By Filum Ho, CEO of Autoboys December is upon us and it’s that time of year again when hundreds of thousands of South Africans will hit the roads to get back home or 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. The road …

Autoboys Boosts Its Product Range with Saint-Gobain Norton

Auto glass and parts specialists Autoboys has added Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ well-known Norton range to its outlets across South Africa. Norton is renowned in Europe and the USA for enhancing its customers’ abilities when it comes to body panel repair and paint defect removal – even in the most challenging applications. Decades of experience have fine-tuned the Norton brand, which was …

Autoboys Wins Discovery Insure’s Top Auto Glass Fitment Partner Award

Discovery Insure has recognised Autoboys, a leading auto glass and parts specialist in South Africa, with its Top Auto Glass Fitment Partner Award for 2018. This year marks the third time that Autoboys has won the Top Auto Glass Fitment Partner award. Autoboys was recognised with the same accolade previously in 2015 and 2014. “Autoboys is proud to have won …

5 Major New Traffic Laws That Every South African Needs To Know About

As the year begins to wind down, parliament is currently working hard to push through a number of bills. With national elections also set to take place in the first half of 2019, there has been some heavy legislative lifting with major issues such as the Civil Union Amendment Bill and the Competition Amendment Bill being considered this week. Notably, a …

A Perspective On SA’s Proposed New Motor Industry Code

Johannesburg – The days of vehicle manufacturers threatening to void your warranty if you use an independent service centre or repair shop will soon be a thing of the past. This is because the Competition Commission of South Africa is currently putting the final touches on a historic new Code of Conduct for the South African Automotive Industry. The proposed …

5 Ways That SA’s New Motor Code Will Benefit Car Owners

According to CEO of South African auto parts and glass company Autoboys Filum Ho new Code of Conduct will be voluntary‚ but participants will be monitored by organisations such as Right to Repair South Africa and even the public at large The days of vehicle manufacturers threatening to void your warranty if you use an independent service centre or repair shop will soon …