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Motor Vehicle Safety: Keeping Windscreen ADAS in Check

By Jacques Harmse, National Franchise & Technical Manager at Autoboys Driving a car in 2021 is an increasingly autonomous experience thanks to a wide array of hi-tech Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). ADAS comprises electronic systems that assist drivers in driving and parking functions, thereby enhancing vehicle safety. These systems use technology such as sensors […]

New Right To Repair Rules: 5 Things Car Owners Need To Know

By Filum Ho, CEO of Autoboys Big changes are coming to South Africa’s motoring landscape on 1 July 2021. For the first time ever, owners of new cars will have the right to repair or service their vehicles at an independent provider of their choice. These owners won’t be locked into restrictive embedded motor or […]

Final Victory for SA Car Owners in Right to Repair Battle

Johannesburg, 11 December 2020 – Restrictive service and repair warranty plans will finally become a thing of the past for South African car owners, following a major announcement by the Competition Commission today. Currently, owners of new cars in South Africa are typically locked into using a vehicle manufacturer’s service centres, repair shops and parts […]

Autoboys’ Kyle Chetty Named Young CHRO of the Year

December 2020, Johannesburg — Kyle Chetty, Autoboys’ Human Resources Executive, has been named Young CHRO of the Year for 2020. The announcement of his recognition came following an award ceremony by CHRO South Africa on 26 November 2020. CHRO South Africa connects HR Directors in order to share knowledge, exchange interests and open up opportunities […]

Getting Your Car Road-Trip Ready for a Unique 2020 Holiday

By Filum Ho In a year of hard lockdowns, many a South African will be itching to hit the wide-open roads for their December holidays. In the unique year that has been 2020, it will be interesting to see how the holiday period shapes up with the pandemic still very much with us. With many […]

Making SA Work: Why SMEs and Fair Competition Must Go Hand-in-Hand

By Filum Ho South Africa’s economy is reeling amid the pandemic, and the year 2020 has prompted many discussions around why now is the time for the country to take inclusive growth more seriously. President Cyril Ramaphosa in mid-October presented his economic reconstruction and recovery plan that has received both good and more circumspect reviews. […]

Business Leadership During the Challenging Time of COVID-19

By Filum Ho We’re living through extraordinary times and businesses have faced once-in-a-century challenges that have broken all kinds of economic records, for all the wrong reasons. As the CEO of an automotive company like Autoboys, the nationwide lockdown was initially bad news for many reasons. With fewer cars on the roads, this meant significantly […]

Autoboys CEO Named New Board Member at Automotive Glass Europe

Johannesburg, 20 August 2020 – Autoboys is proud to announce that its CEO, Filum Ho, has been made a board member at Automotive Glass Europe (AGE). AGE provides automotive glass repair and replacement of the highest quality for all vehicle types. Known for its competitive prices, AGE operates all over Europe in 20 countries and […]

How to Reduce Your Windscreen Costs While Keeping Safe

By Filum Ho, CEO at Autoboys Johannesburg, 16 July 2020 – Times are tough, and every South African is looking to save money wherever they can. For the local auto industry, falling car sales along with a hard lockdown have also resulted in a sharp downturn. With the industry and the consumer under severe strain, […]

Tips For Ensuring Your Car Remains COVID-19-Free

By Filum Ho, CEO at Autoboys Johannesburg, 12 June 2020 – More South Africans are climbing back into their cars to return to work as the lockdown restrictions are steadily lifted. With a new normal setting in, many car owners who put off service or repairs in the last two months will now start slowly […]