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Unfair car warranty, service plans set to become a thing of the past

JOHANNESBURG, 17 February 2020 — Change is coming to the motoring industry in South Africa as the Competition Commission has gazetted for public comment guidelines that seek to sweep away anticompetitive service and warranty plans. Currently, owners of new cars in South Africa are unique in the world as they are locked into using a […]

Claim technology solutions will empower insurers, brokers and customers

Rapid developments in technology are fundamentally changing every industry on the planet – and the motoring industry is no different. From driverless cars to advances in electric vehicles, the automotive world will look very different in decades to come. However, it’s not just how we drive that will be disrupted, but also how we repair […]

Year-end giving: Autoboys donates to Adopt a Cot initiative

JOHANNESBURG, 19 December 2019 – At Autoboys, we believe in doing business for the greater good. That’s why instead of giving our partners and clients a year-end gift, we’ve decided to donate towards the Adopt a Cot initiative. Adopt a Cot is run by faith-based organisation Door of Hope and it has saved many abandoned […]

Autoboys proudly achieves level 1 B-BBEE status

Johannesburg, 09 December 2019 —We’re proud to announce that Autoboys has become the first South African auto glass and aftermarket parts supplier with a national network to achieve a level 1 B-BBEE status.We aim to serve our customers with the highest standards, but we also see ourselves as playing a key role in helping to […]

Repairing car parts in a tough economy: Here’s how you can save

Johannesburg, 06 November 2019 — Every rand counts today in South Africa, especially at a time when our economy is really struggling. We all know the bad news: unemployment is at a multi-year high, growth rates are continuously being revised downwards, taxes look set to rise and retrenchments are becoming more commonplace. It’s a tough time […]

Unlocking SA’s Auto Sector Potential: It’s Time to Look Closer to Home

Johannesburg, 02 October 2019 — It’s no secret that the automotive manufacturing sector is crucial to the government’s plans to create more growth in the local South African economy. For years now, the South African government, through its Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP), has been incentivising global automotive manufacturers to set up plants in the […]

Autoboys and Kanye Vimba Partner to Deliver Dynamic Paint Solutions

JOHANNESBURG, 20 September 2019 — Automotive body shops across South Africa are set to gain access to a greater array of premium-quality, cost-efficient paint solutions thanks to a new joint venture agreement struck between Autoboys and Kanye Vimba. Founded in 2006, Kanye Vimba is a leading coating and consumables supply chain specialist, serving customers in […]

Tech Will Completely Change How You Replace Your Car’s Parts

By Filum Ho, CEO Autoboys Replacing your car’s parts is an activity that, until now, really hasn’t changed a lot over several decades. But just like with every other part of our lives, technology is set to upend this in a big way — especially in a future world where 5G networks and driverless cars […]

Right To Repair Codes and Rules

After hearing over 80 stakeholders’ viewpoints regarding what might be viewed as anti-competitive behaviour in the automotive industry, the Competition Commission has decided to take a draft motor code one step further by seeking to implement it in law.

Autoboys Welcomes CompComm Decision To Convert Motor Code into Law

Since 2017, the Competition Commission has consulted widely in the automotive industry with a view, at first, of creating a single, voluntary Automotive Code of Conduct to help open up the market, promote greater transformation and encourage increased economic participation of SMEs and black South Africans.

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