How to Claim for Pothole Damage

You know how it goes… It’s raining, and you drive into what looks like a puddle of water, only to meet a pothole! And because you never saw it, you did not exercise cautionary speed. This can result in anything from steering system misalignment to a full-on tyre puncture, or worse, bent rims. All it takes is a split second, and the damage is done.

Tyres and rims are crucial to maintaining the balance and alignment of your car. Experts note that damage to your tyres may not always be clear, but can result in many other problems, such as premature wear on shocks, exhaust system damage or even engine damage.

Replacing tyres or damaged rims is not a cheap solution, but the good news is that you may be able to claim from the JRA (Johannesburg Road Agency) if you meet the following requirements. It’s as easy as filling in a claims form that you will need to submit. This claim form must be attached with a:

  •  Police affidavit
  •  A copy of driver’s license and ID
  •  Vehicle registration documents
  •  Photos of the damaged car, tyre or rim
  •  Quotations of invoice/payment
  •  Doctors report if you sustained injury and letters from the insurance company

Tips when filing your claim:

  • Fax or email documents, don’t do both as this delays the process.
  • If you don’t receive acknowledgment of receipt within three days with a reference number, email the JRA claims office or call 0860 562 874 or 011 298 5001.
  • Each claim is assessed on its merits, which means not all claims will be successfully paid out.

To get started, download the claim form the JRA website.

AIDS Awareness Month

December is not just about the holidays and eating too much, it is also the month for setting the groundwork for healthy and, perhaps, lifesaving, New Year’s resolutions. Appropriately, December is also International AIDS Awareness Month, a month when we remember, honour and continue to fight one of the gravest health epidemics of the modern world.

While great strides have been made in AIDS treatment thanks to massive research efforts, which have reduced overall transmission rates. Unfortunately, for young adults, HIV/AIDS still remains one of the most serious health threats. This group is experiencing the fastest rising rates of HIV infection in comparison to any other age group. 

New data from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC), indicates that AIDS transmission is on the rise among adults ages 25 to 29. As treatments have greatly improved, erasing the automatic death sentence stamp that was previously given to newly diagnosed individuals back in the 1980s and 1990s, awareness and preventive measures have consequently lagged.

In this month, we as Super Tyres wear our red ribbons in solidarity with those who are battling against this disease, in the hopes that bringing more awareness will help end the stigma that comes with HIV/Aids. 

Yes 4 Youth

Yes4Youth is a business-driven initiative which is breaking new ground by pioneering a partnership with government and labour, in collectively tackling a national plan to build economic pathways for black youth. The goal is for 1 million black youths to be employed by 2030.

In November, Super Tyres hosted an induction for 11 Yes4Youth candidates, who will be hosted for a full year by Super Tyres in 2020.  Each candidate is set to receive a R3 500 stipend and a cell phone (a Yes4Youth requirement for communication access with the organisation that is essential in the reporting and updating process).

Super Tyres will earn B-BBEE points for their participation, and it will create an opportunity for the young candidates to be brought into the family permanently.