Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
5 minute read
27 Aug 2020
7:28 am

So you think you can drive? Think again

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Understanding how your car works is a crucial component in keeping you safe on the road.

Some call it advanced driving courses, other call it high-octane fun for adults.

Most car owners are familiar with the abbreviation ABS. But how many know what it stands for? If you guessed “something to do with the brakes”, you are in the right ball park. The correct answer is “anti-lock braking system” and it is pretty much self-explanatory. But out of those who knew the correct answer and the exact science behind it, how many have actual first-hand experience of the crucial difference between a car fitted with ABS and one without? If you never had the privilege of a patient parent, brother or cousin to teach you, don’t despair. Most vehicle...