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* Always drive with windows closed, doors locked * Make sure handbags, wallets etc are always out of sight * When stopping at traffic lights (robots), stop signs etc. leave 1/2 car space between you and vehicle infront. In the rare event you suspect a possible car hi-jack, you will be able to drive off. * Petrol stations are great - Attendants will fill your car, wash windows, check oil and tyre pressure REALLY quickly. A small tip eg. R1 - 2 (1 or 2 Rand, GBP = 11-20 pence) is greatly appreciated by Attendants. * Keep a few R1, R2 coins for toll roads, there are usually baskets to throw coins into as you slowly drive by. * Park in the shade if you can, use Car Sun Shades on front AND back windows to keep the temperature down within the car. The SA winter is warmer than UK summer. * When returning your Rental car, return keys to the Rental Car office, NEVER assume an attendant in an official looking coat works for the Rental Car office.