Want to drive like a pro? The following are some of the latest articles on cars, road safety, the science of good driving, defensive driving, and current events - to help you on the road to better driving.
Being more mindful of your driving habits will not only make you a safer driver, but it will also bring you greater rewards and even more fuel cash back.
This is a season to be happy, and in Discovery Insure's world, happy is arriving safe. So, we've put together driving tips to help you drive well and better react to emergencies on full roads. The first step is getting your car ready for the long road
If you are between the age of 65 and 80, you can get up to 50% of your premiums back every year for healthy living and good driving with Vitality Drive 65+.
When you drive well and consistently improve your driving behaviour, you not only boost your Vitality Drive points - you also maximise what you get out of your car insurance cover.
Immersing yourself in a virtual environment that mimics real life can be great fun, entertaining, and even a fantastic learning experience.
Discovery Insure, in partnership with Dialdirect and the City of Johannesburg, has launched the Pothole Patrol which manages and repairs potholes across Johannesburg. You can help us make that positive difference go even further with the Pothole Patrol App and WhatsApp Bot.
As a care-giver, guardian or parent, the safety of our children remains top priority, so let's look at Three easy ways drivers can be proactive in caring for children in the car.
Having a medical emergency such as a stroke while driving can endanger you and others on the road. To help you manage these risks, here are some useful guidelines.
Keeping your emotions in check is vital when you're on the road. Driving with highly charged emotions, can be just as risky as sending a text message from behind the wheel.
"Improving driving behaviours that are key contributors to serious accidents on our roads is the primary focus of our driver behaviour programme," says Discovery Insure CEO, Anton Ossip.
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Accessing your discounts and rewards is now even easier. After all, we know how much you enjoy the benefit of your rewards, so accessing them once you've earned them should be simple too.
Every day, we seek out new and innovative ways to enhance our digital platforms, to give you a one stop seamless and intuitive experience. The Discovery app is your digital gateway to enjoying all your plan features and better understand and engage with your benefits and rewards.
The practice of good driving and making roads safer is something Discovery Insure is passionate about. To influence driving behaviour in positive ways begins with the sharpening of skills and techniques that contribute to safer practices behind the wheel.
To give you even better service, Discovery Insure is excited to introduce state-of-the-art Drive Centres in Menlyn and Cape Town, in addition to the existing Drive Centre in Sandton.
As the world becomes more digitally savvy, the touchpoints and platforms for how we communicate with one another evolve. One of the best things about using technology is how quick, easy and convenient it can be. Now, all of your basic needs on your Discovery Insure plan are just a Whatsapp message away.
Unexpected power surges and load shedding are our current reality; so are there ways we can protect our valued appliances and electronics from the damaging effects? Here are some useful tips.
Introducing the Pothole Patrol - the joint partnership set to make a marked difference. Discovery Insure is now in partnership with The City of Joburg and Dialdirect Insurance to begin managing the repair of potholes across Johannesburg.
If you own and use a car, you know that maintaining it is of utmost importance. It's not just about avoiding extra (often unexpected) costs when things break down; a preventative care approach also makes it safer to drive, and you can even prolong the lifespan of your car too!
It's reasonably easy to misinterpret some of the details of your car insurance plan. To help you better understand your car insurance, we've listed some common myths and misconceptions and debunked them for you
Real value can come from unexpected places - like your insurance. Through its driver rewards programme, Vitality Drive, Discovery Insure has given immeasurable value back to its clients.
One thing the outbreak of COVID-19 has done is highlight, from a different perspective, just how important it is to remain mindful when it comes to safety overall.
This year, the summer holidays may be a little different from what we're normally used to as we all do our part to stay safe in a time of a pandemic. Whether you're planning a staycation or short left trip, you will need to keep your home safe and secure this holiday.
It's almost everyone's favourite shopping spree time! If you have high-ticket items on your gift list this year, it's a good idea to add them to your inventory of covered valuables.
Now that economies are opening up, and with the right safety precautions being followed, more people are starting up those ignitions and "getting back to it."
If it's never happened to you, can you imagine what those first few seconds following an accident may be like? If it has, you know just how critical those seconds truly are - especially when help is quickly dispatched.
Today, people are living longer and extending their working years too. This means that older adults may also wish to keep driving their vehicles well into their retirement years. So, shouldn't car insurance remain affordable for longer?
So, your car is in for repairs but it's going to take longer than you expected or perhaps an accident caused significant enough damage that you don't feel quite comfortable enough to drive it again, even after being repaired.
Today's smartphones have become one of our most prized possessions. Much of our lives are stored on them, and they travel along with us everywhere we go.
Chances are, what you most need from insurance cover today may be different from those around you. Why? Personal circumstances and life stages. That is why we have a tailored approach to suite your needs.
The car insurance industry has seen its fair share of change in recent years. With more enterprises shifting their focus to digitised solutions for the benefit of themselves and consumers alike, this is a sector that has needed to become more adaptable.
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"When innovative solutions have a tangible effect, we know we've struck the right chord in our effort to enhance and protect the lives of South Africans," says Discovery Insure CEO, Anton Ossip.
No matter how long ago you started driving, the safety principles always apply. The basics you get taught as a new driver will always be important. Don't let bad habits form as you become more confident on the road.
As a working mother on-the-move, the last thing Fehmida Osman-Latib needed was to see the light of her car's fuel gauge flashing at her. Luckily, Discovery Insure was on hand to help get her moving again.
As a parent, we're sure you already know how much your kids can distract you - be it during a serious conversation with your bestie, or while you're hastily trying to wrap up making dinner. The most dangerous of these distractions, however, is while you're driving.
As we head towards warmer days, cloudy skies, rain and hailstorms, test your wiper blades to see that they still work as they should or if you have to replace them.
A globally-unique collaboration between Discovery and a paediatrician-initiated child safety NGO is making dramatic inroads on vehicle related trauma and mortality in the Western Cape.
Mom of two and insurance broker, Evelyn Sadler, was in a near-fatal accident when Impact Alert made sure that emergency help was dispatched to her when she needed it most.
Do you want to start saving money this year? If the answer is yes, you're at the right place! Start earning maximum fuel rewards, and see how much you can save in 2019.
As the festive season approaches, many of us will be heading out onto the road and leaving our homes for vacation destinations. Make sure you, your family and your insured possession are safe during the holidays with our tips.
We all know that a car seat is required, but with so many to choose from, how do you know which is most appropriate to use for every stage of your little one's growing years?
Having a Discovery Insure policy with Vitality Drive and a DQ tracker made all the difference for single mum Liza Doyle, when her only family car was written off in an accident.
South African roads are among the most dangerous in the world, with almost 90% of accidents caused by bad driving. But Discovery drivers are improving these stats, one behaviour change at a time.
South African roads are among the most dangerous in the world, with almost 90% of accidents caused by bad driving. Discovery drivers are improving these stats, one behaviour change at a time.
According to research studies, children up to 2 years of age who are placed in forward-facing car seats are more likely to be seriously injured in a crash than same age children who are in rear-facing car seats. Make sure you are using the correct car seat.
It's September, which means it's Child Passenger Safety month in South Africa. Unfortunately, one of the realities of caring for yourself and your passengers on the road is learning how best to respond in the event of a hijacking. Clue yourself up here.
With Discovery Insure, clients can be assured that their vehicles have an added layer of security. Discovery Insure client, Johan de Wet, discovered this when he set off for the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge after months of training.
South African roads are among the most dangerous in the world, with a road death toll of 22.5 per 100 000 people. The Vitality Open wants to help change that. Here's how you can get on board - and get rewarded for driving safely.
Discovery Insure data shows that women continue to be more cautious drivers than men are - but is that enough to keep them safe on the roads? Here are 5 tips for women to keep in mind.
Irene van Schalkwyk's line of work helps her to appreciate the immense value in preserving life - and this motivates her to prioritise her own and other people's safety on the road. Take a leaf out of her book this Women's Month.
We've all experienced the frustration of car trouble or road accidents eating into our time and productivity. It's not just stressful, but costly too - particularly for employers. Prioritising road safety makes business sense - and makes you a conscientious leader too.
This Youth Month, 19-year-old Monique Marais is proving that the best drivers aren't always what you'd expect. Find out how she treats herself for good driving behaviour every 100km!
Over 500 road fatalities were recorded over the Easter break, with young children particularly at risk. Here's why we need to be proactive in keeping kids safe.
Incentives work. That's what thousands of Discovery Insure clients are proving every day by driving well to earn fun rewards. We caught up with some of them.
Unnecessary cases will occur because stressed drivers will identify hazards in the road less frequently and be more impulsive in changing lanes without checking whether other vehicles are too close to theirs.
The opposite of being mindful is being distracted, careless and thoughtless. When this happens on the road, the results can prove fatal. Here's why it's crucial to give driving your full attention, and tips to help.
Driving on the highway can be risky business if you're not on the lookout. Make sure you know the ins and outs of staying safe on these busy roads with our handy tips.
Peeling, cracking, fading, overheating... the sun is a force to be reckoned with, especially when it's blazing down on your beloved car. Here are some pointers on how to care for your vehicle when it's feeling the heat.
During your pregnancy you keep yourself fit and healthy and prepare for when baby is born. While you are pregnant, your unborn baby needs to be safe while you are driving too.
Emotions also affect how you drive. If you're feeling particularly strained, your emotions can affect how you respond to other drivers, and lead to aggressive or risky driving behaviour.
Given that the only contact between you and the road when driving are the postcard-sized surfaces of your tyres, their importance can't be understated. Here's a look at how to maintain and change your tyres.
It's almost the December holidays and for many eager South Africans, that means beach time! If you find Camp's Bay and Ballito a little crowded for your liking, check your car is in shape and then road-trip your way to these lesser-known gems.
There's more to driving long distances than packing snacks and stopping at a Wimpy. Ensure you and your vehicle are up for the journey with these pointers, like how to best pack a trailer and stay alert on the roads.
Discovery Insure is excited to announce its partnership with child car seat expert Peggie Mars of NGO Wheel Well, to raise awareness of the critical difference an appropriate and correctly installed car seat makes in keeping a little one safe on the road.
Motor accidents are one of the leading causes of death in our country. Although you can't control other road users, you can control how you anticipate, identify and avoid hazards on the road.
What do you yearn for when you think of your next holiday? A jam-packed schedule full of fun activities, or just getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to remote, anonymous serenity? Either way - our northern neighbours have it all!
There's never a good time to have a heart attack. But one of the worst times is likely behind while driving. Here is what you should do if it happens to you.
Did you know that South Africa is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, all of which were declared to be of 'outstanding value to humanity'? Here's a look at four fascinating cultural sites that are well worth visiting on your next national road trip!
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