15% off Castrol Lubricants in August 2017

Our August 2017 Monthly Special is on Castrol lubricants - a full 15% off all our Castrol lubricant range. This offer starts today, Thursday 3rd August 2017 and prices will be valid for 7 days - until Wednesday 9th August 2017.

The offer is available at all participating Autoworld branches and Impala Service Station while stocks last. Call your nearest branch for further details. And be sure to check back next month for more Monthly Specials!

Marine products feature - catch the spirit!

Zambia offers water enthusiasts some great opportunities to enjoy themselves. Mercury Marine has spent over 75 years creating the tools that give those passionate about being on the water the ability to Go Boldly in the pursuit of their ultimate on-the-water experiences. Watch this Mercury Marine 'Go Boldly' video and catch the spirit!

Autoworld provides boat owners in Zambia with the highest possible levels of quality products, servicing, satisfaction and enjoyment.

Autoworld's marine workshop is well equipped with cutting edge facilities, and a team of technically competent mechanics trained in Belgium and Dubai by Mercury Marine. Bring your boat into the workshop in Lusaka where the marine team performs warranty coverage and servicing. (Autoworld supports the travel and tourism industry by providing mobile marine technicians to lodge customers across Zambia.)

As well as offering professional boat maintenance and servicing, Autoworld is a leading supplier of boats and marine products. The quality and professionalism of the company is evidenced by the leading boat brand distributorships it holds - Angler, Bayliner, T-Craft and Tracker.

15% off GUD filters in July 2017

Thinking of servicing your vehicles? Enjoy a generous 15% discount on Autoworld's full range of GUD filters from today until next Wednesday (6th to 12th July 2017 inclusive). Offer available while stocks last, at all participating Autoworld branches and Impala Service Station!

GUD filters are South Africa's premium automotive filter brand. Find out why

Team Autoworld features in Zambia’s Labour Day 2017 celebrations

Autoworld was out in full force on Monday May 1st 2017 to support the Labour Day celebrations in Lusaka. Employees of Autoworld received several prizes, along with many other companies. Congratulations to all those who received awards as well as those who participated in the march past!

Vasco Siulapwa, a Salesman at Impala Service Station, receiving a Labour Day Award for being Hardworking from the Minister of Labour and Social Security Joyce Simukoko.  

Vasco Siulapwa, a Salesman at Impala Service Station, receiving a Labour Day Award for being Hardworking from the Minister of Labour and Social Security Joyce Simukoko.
 

Autoworld/Impala was awarded a trophy for being second in the Best Marchers category. This really motivated the staff – they are keen to get the first prize in 2018!

Autoworld/Impala was awarded a trophy for being second in the Best Marchers category. This really motivated the staff – they are keen to get the first prize in 2018!

All the prizes that were handed out at the Freedom Statue. On the extreme left is Vasco Siulapwa, a Salesman at Impala Service Station, who received a Labour Day Award for being Hardworking.  On the extreme right is Sepiso Mwikisa, a General Worker at Autoworld Main Shop, who also received a prize for being Hardworking. The two gentlemen were awarded a generator each for their hard work. Annabel Zulu, Autoworld’s HR Manager, is holding the trophy awarded for coming second in the Best Marchers Category.

All the prizes that were handed out at the Freedom Statue. On the extreme left is Vasco Siulapwa, a Salesman at Impala Service Station, who received a Labour Day Award for being Hardworking.  On the extreme right is Sepiso Mwikisa, a General Worker at Autoworld Main Shop, who also received a prize for being Hardworking. The two gentlemen were awarded a generator each for their hard work. Annabel Zulu, Autoworld’s HR Manager, is holding the trophy awarded for coming second in the Best Marchers Category.

15% off GUD filters

 

Now's a great time to replace your car filters - with a generous 15% discount on Autoworld's full range of GUD filters from today until next Wednesday (6th to 12th April 2017 inclusive).


Available while stocks last, at all participating Autoworld branches and Impala Service Station!


Learn why GUD filters are a great brand choice here

15% off tyres, rims and tubes

 

 

Keep safe on the road by keeping your tyres in good condition! We’re offering 15% off all our tyres, rims and tubes for the next 7 days.

Safety tips
Watch out for oil slicks on wet roads. To avoid skidding, drive slowly in wet weather and make sure your tyres have a good tread on them.

Buy discounted tyres, rims and tubes at your nearest Autoworld branch from today, 2nd March!

15% off all Castrol Lubricants while stocks last

Continuing our series of 2017 money-saving deals, the February 2017 Autoworld Monthly Special is on Castrol lubricants - a full 15% off all our Castrol lubricant range. This offer starts today, Thursday 2nd February 2017 and prices will be valid until Wednesday 8th February 2017. Yes prices are valid for a whole week – ending next Wednesday.

This offer is available at all participating Autoworld branches and Impala Service Station while stocks last. Call your nearest branch for further details - contact details are given here.  Be sure to check back next month for more Monthly Specials!

January monthly special — 15% off GUD filters

Throughout the year, on the first Thursday of each month we're offering our customers money saving deals with our Monthly Specials. Prices are valid for that whole week – ending on the following Wednesday.

This month take advantage of our Monthly Specials with 15% off our full range of GUD filters. This offer starts today, Thursday 5th January 2017 and prices will be valid until Wednesday 11th January 2017.

This offer is available at all participating Autoworld branches and Impala Service Station while stocks last. Call your nearest branch for further details - contact details are given here.  Be sure to check back next month for more Monthly Specials!

When choosing which filter to help keep your engine healthy, it’s important to choose wisely. At Autoworld our brand of choice is GUD. Find out why here http://www.autoworldzambia.com/blog/why-choose-gud

GUD Salesman of the month competition

GUD salesman-of-the-month competition winners were announced and given their prizes on 3rd November 2016 at the Autoworld headquarters in Lusaka. The overall winner was Chrispin Phiri of Freedom Way Branch who sold an amazing 5,047 GUD products and won himself a Safeline hamper and a Samsung phone.

  

December monthly special — 15% off tyres and wiper blades

Because it’s Christmas time, our 15% off deal is valid for two whole weeks, until Wednesday 14th December 2016.

To help you keep safe, we’re offering 15% off all our tyres and wipers for the next 14 days.

Safety tips
Watch out for oil slicks on wet roads. To avoid skidding, drive slowly in wet weather and make sure your tyres have a good tread on them.

The rainy season is also a time to change your wipers! Read our wiper blades article to find out more.

Buy discounted tyres and wiper blades at your nearest Autoworld branch from today, 1st December!

Elephant charge 2016, Zambia

The dust has settled on another Elephant Charge 2016 in Zambia. And what a spectacular one it was! Held on the weekend of 1st October 2016, this year’s teams raised $63,433 for ‘causes that support conservation through education in Zambia’.

With the threat to our country’s wildlife unrelenting, this money will provide valuable assistance to organisations on the conservation front line as well as those teaching the next generation about the importance of preserving Zambia’s natural heritage.

In total 18 teams took part in this year's Elephant Charge, but only seven of the starters completed all 10 checkpoints in the allocated time. This particularly challenging course was set amid the rolling hills that straddle the Chongwe River, with plenty of steep inclines, rocks and, of course, water. Tough, but, by all accounts, enjoyable.

Autoworld team wins

The “A” team (Autoworld team) was at its best! Being one of the first teams in the race to tackle the 'gauntlet' was the greatest challenge for us as a team! And winning it to get first prize, made our day!

We moved on from the gauntlet to win the tsetse line which is a challenging part of the course where the team that can drive in the shortest and straightest line wins it! This was a “straight forward” win!

After the day of excitement was almost coming to an end, it was also the end for the “A” team when our front left wheel literally dropped off the vehicle! Snapped ball joint.

With all the beating and banging on the vehicle through the day the excitement was too much for the ball joint to hold! As a team we used some bush skills and tied the ball joint to the vehicle using some ratchets we had on the vehicle. However, with the rough terrain, just over a kilometre from where we made the quick-fix the rope snapped and made it a sad and final ending! The team was down and sad as we felt we were doing our very best and had enough time to have completed the last check point.

It was not until the prize giving that the team came to life again when we heard of the good results! We came 2nd for highest sponsorship raised with USD10,785.00. After all, the sponsorship money raised is what the event is all about! Without the funding we raise, the conservation projects are unable to function. This was a great success as a team and company, Autoworld is always proud to be a supporter of wildlife conservation in Zambia. We believe every effort counts.

It was then confirmed that Autoworld was 1st place in the gauntlet, the most challenging part of the race! This made our day! There was a great shout from the team and broken ball joints were all forgotten about! To just add to all the hype the announcement of the tsetse line was also it! The A team gave a big shout, with all the little supporters (kids) joining in the fun. This closed a great, challenging and most of all successful day!

The champions of the race were each and every team that showed up and pledged towards the conservation projects that Elephant Charge is supporting. The heroes of the race are the organisers who have taken the initiative to organise such an event for so many years in Zambia.

If you want to see more of the action from Elephant Charge 2016, have a look at their Facebook page, updated regularly with pictures and videos, and also the website.

Elephant charge 2016 results

Town car category winner

  • Timo

Country Choice Trophy (shortest net distance)
The shortest net distance is worked out by deducting km for money raised off the total distance. Only teams that finish qualify.

  • 1st, The Carnivores, with minus 18.995km
  • 2nd, Almost there, with minus 77km
  • 3rd, Mudhogs, with minus 13.22m

Khal Amazi Trophy (shortest distance on a Tsetse Line)

  • 1st, Autoworld, with 3.417 km
  • 2nd, Mudhogs, with 4.427 km

Sanctuary Trophy (shortest distance on a Tsetse Line)

  • 1st, Team Chipolopolo, with 2.997km
  • 2nd, The Camel, with 3.027km

Shortest Distance on the Gauntlet

  • 1st, Autoworld, 515m
  • 2nd, Kahl Amazi, with 576m
  • 3rd, The Camel, with 608m

Properly Shafted Trophy (courtesy of Autoworld)

  • Bushtracks, drowned their car in the river

Spirit of the charge

  • Leopards Hill Memorial Park

Castle-Fleming Trophy (shortest distance)

  • 1st, Sausage Tree, with 2.4186km
  • 2nd, Mudhogs, with 2.4837km
  • 3rd, The Camel, with 26.301km

Sausage Tree Trophy (most money raised for conservation)

  • 1st, Kahl Amazi, K108,822
  • 2nd, Autoworld, K107,850
  • 3rd, The Carnivores, K100,000

Autoworld / TJM treasure hunt trophy

  • Sausage Tree, 9500Lb electric winch* 

Autoworld TJM treasure hunt

This year’s winners of the Autoworld / TJM treasure hunt trophy went to Sausage Tree who won a 9500Lb electric winch! This trophy is won by the team that manages to check in at all the check points. (At each check point they get a number which is part of the coordinate of where the winch is hidden in the bush.) Well done to Sausage Tree!

Quiz night

A fund-raising quiz night was held on 19th October at Sugarbush Café.

Review night

16th November was Elephant Charge 2016 Review Night at Sugarbush Café. The official video and pictures of this year’s event were premiered and those who came learned a bit more about how the funds are being put to use.

The 2017 Elephant Charge

Incredibly, next year will be Elephant Charge’s 10th anniversary! The event organisers will be pulling out all the stops to mark this milestone. Think of getting involved – either as a returning competitor, helper or spectator, or for the first time. Let’s make 2017 the most successful charge yet.

Battery know how

Two simple questions to test your battery knowledge... Answers appear at the bottom of this post.

  1. A car battery has three primary functions. What are they?
  2. Does a 12-volt battery have its six cells connected in series or in parallel?

First National Battery in South Africa (a subsidiary of Metair Investments Ltd) is now supplying Raylite batteries to Autoworld. Raylite batteries are the first choice among South African Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) including Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Nissan, GM SA, BMW, Volkswagen SA, Renault, Ford, Nissan Diesel and MAN.

Raylite brand batteries from First National Battery of South Africa now available at Autoworld

Purchase your Raylite battery at a 15% discount for the next seven days! (Terms and conditions apply)

Quiz answers:
1) The three primary functions of a battery are:

  • To supply power to the starter motor and ignition system
  • To supply power when the alternator can not cope with the electrical demand from the car
  • To act as a voltage stabiliser and protect voltage–sensitive loads from high-voltage pulses

2) The six cells are connected in series (to provide 12.6 volts).

Recent Autoworld training — Raylite batteries and Holts products

Raylite battery training

Raylite battery training

Autoworld has recently added the Raylite brand to its range of batteries. We asked trainer Mr Eric Kets to come in to teach our salesmen all about these batteries.

Raylite batteries are the first choice among South African Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), including Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Nissan, GM SA, BMW, Volkswagen SA, Renault, Ford, Nissan Diesel and MAN.

The team not only found out all about this new battery range, but also had some hands-on practice, naming the battery parts, dismantling and assembling a battery, and learning how to test a battery for power.

We also held a training session on Holts products. Mr. Phiri from Holts shared his knowledge to 12 of our salesmen. Glenn Findlay, Autoworld Director, encouraged the team to take advantage of the knowledge learned and put everything into practice. Certificates of achievement were issued at the end of the training.

The 12 certificate-holders proudly show of their certificates, with Glenn Findlay, Autoworld Director, and Mr Phiri of Holts.

The 12 certificate-holders proudly show of their certificates, with Glenn Findlay, Autoworld Director, and Mr Phiri of Holts.

October monthly special — 15% off Raylite batteries

You have just seven days to get 15% off the full range of Raylite batteries (available while stocks last at all participating Autoworld branches and Impala Service Station).

Check your battery knowledge and find out more about Raylite batteries here. Buy yours from 6th to 12th October to qualify for a 15% discount :)

Tracks 4 Africa GPS cards in stock — easily explore Zambia and Africa by road

We stock Tracks 4 Africa SD cards which are used in GPS units and cover most of the Zambian routes. These are a great help when using a GPS with the card inserted.

These maps provide detailed road coverage, points of interest, detailed protected areas like national parks, accommodation, places to eat and drink and fuel stops in Zambia and many other African countries.

Tracks 4 Africa have new releases every 6 months and we will have stock of the new release. These are sold at the Downtown and Woodlands branch. This is a great tool for those interested in GPS travel in the Zambian bush.

T4A GPS Maps 16.10 comes preloaded on a micro SD card with standard adapter, ready for plug and navigate. This SD card can be used on most map capable Garmin units and has been tested with latest Nuvi models as well. This product is not compatible to iGO in car navigation systems, Android or iOS devices. Tracks 4 Africa have separate products for these platforms. Find out more at Tracks 4 Africa.