KZN can get more licence fees by asking less
SATURDAYS between 9 am to 10 am, Witness Wheels co- hosts the morning car show on Capital 104 fm, broadcasting to the Msunduzi Municipality.
Car enthusiast Brian Bassett most recently had as his studio guests veteran car club member Fred Racher and Wheels editor Alwyn Viljoen.
Viljoen stated KZN has the highest licensing fees in South Africa, adding many fleet owners are opening offices in neighbouring provinces to register their fleets there, thus losing the province millions in revenue, and urged the provincial government to lower license fees so that fleet owners will spend local.
Racher told how a friend saves R2 000 a month by registering his vehicles in Mpumalanga.
Viljoen called on the provincial government to stop being so rapacious and drop the fees.
Pack spare tyres
Racher told how he once had two blowouts on new tyres driving through the Eastern Cape’s potholes.
His Jaguar did not come with a full size spare, but being a veteran driver he packed one, as well as the “Marie Biscuit” wheel.
He urged everyone on 19- inch rims with low profile tyres to ensure they have full sized spare tyres when going away.
New Hilux, same legend
Viljoen discussed the new Hilux, which has been for several years the overall best selling vehicle in South Africa.
He said the new bakkies offer a much smoother ride than what the 12- year- old Hilux was known for but still give lots of power at low revs.
He advised listeners to test drive the new ute at McCarthy PMB.