Blogs



Do you know what to do if your vehicle needs towing?

 

If an accident was to happen and your vehicle needs to be towed, do you know exactly who to phone, what the next step should be or what the right protocol is? Towing operators are often the first people on the scene of an accident and have even been known to save lives by administering […]

 

 


What is telematics?

 

Being an Oakhurst client means more than just having a world-class car insurance product, it’s about being part of a company that really cares about your safety. We are fully committed to embracing technology and encouraging safer driving. Our Good Driver Programme is made possible by our Smart-Box, a state-of-the-art car management and monitoring device […]

 

 


Get notified when it matters

 

As motorists in South Africa, we face the potential danger of vehicle theft. According to statistics released by Crime Stats SA, more than 48 000 vehicles and motorcycles were stolen in 2019 in SA*. Protecting your vehicle is our top priority, which is why we have a parked vehicle safety feature available to all our clients […]

 

 


Hit the road the right way this December

 

2019 has absolutely motored by, and the home straight is in sight. For many South Africans this means a well-deserved holiday which usually involves road travel in one way or another. We want to encourage South African motorists to finish the year in the right way, and by that we mean safely. Here are eight […]

 

 


Safe-driving tips for wet weather

 

The rainy season is upon us, and this usually leads to an increase in road accidents. It is vital for all road users to take extra precautionary measures when driving in wet weather. Changing one’s driving behaviour under these circumstances could not only avoid the trauma of a vehicle accident but could, in fact, save […]

 

 


Excess that reduces after every claim-free year!

 

× Imagine having car insurance where your excess automatically reduces every year… There’s no need to imagine it. It’s happening. If you’re an Oakhurst Insurance client, your basic excess can reduce after every claim-free year on your comprehensive insurance policy. Because We Really Care about our clients, we want to reward longstanding relationships through a […]

 

 


Our chatbot, Dara, can help you with an instant quote

 

Imagine obtaining a car insurance quote by sending a few quick messages; no paperwork and no need to talk to anyone. This is now possible through Dara, our online chatbot. She can give you instant answers to your insurance-related questions, 24/7. Dara enhances the service we give our clients by easily handling routine processes such […]

 

 


Rewarding our safest drivers with up to 25% cash-back on their monthly premiums

 

At Oakhurst Insurance we really care about our clients and their safety on the road. We are committed to embracing technology and encouraging safer driving. Our Good Driver Programme is made possible by our Smart-Box, a state-of-the-art car management and monitoring device which uses telematics technology to accurately analyse your driving data. The data collected […]

 

 


Submit a claim with our chatbot, Dara, any time of the day!

 

It’s traumatic enough being involved in an accident without the additional stress of having to face a complex claims process! You need an insurer that takes the stress out of it, has a streamlined approach and provides fast and friendly assistance. When logging on to the Oakhurst website (www.oakhurstins.co.za), you’ll immediately be greeted by Dara, […]

 

 


Did you know that an impact alert feature could save your life?

 

The Global status report on road safety 2018, launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in December 2018, shows that South Africa has one of the world’s poorest road safety records – 25.9 fatalities/100 000 people. With 45% of these fatalities occurring from cars and light vehicles, most of us are already aware of the threat […]