If you are planning to sell your car, then there are things you can do to increase its resale value. Cars depreciate, but you can still get a good price for it. Here are our top 5 tips to maximise your car’s resale value.
As a car owner, the one thing that you can’t skip is your regular service, which should be at least once a year or more if your car is giving you issues. Skipping an inspection or an oil change can lead to bigger problems down the road and will ultimately cost you more.
Without knowing it, you could be damaging your car by doing small things. Here are driving habits that you should try and avoid to stop unnecessary wear and tear.
When buying a used car, you can either purchase one from a dealer or a private individual and there is a difference between these. Here are the advantages and disadvantages to both, so you can make the best choice of where to buy your used car from.
In June, we will have a petrol price decrease, but the price for diesel and illuminating paraffin will rise. BusinessTech reported on the latest fuel price changes which were published by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. From the 2nd June, fuel prices will be adjusted.
When you are buying a pre-owned car, there are some important questions that you must ask. You can generally find pre-owned cars and ones with low mileage for less than the new car equivalent according to Motus. However, before you sign on the dotted line, you need to ask a few questions.
Your insurance premium is impacted by several factors and some of these won’t be in your control. However, you can get a lower insurance premium by shopping around for the best deal. Here are some factors that can increase your insurance premium.
If you are thinking about buying a car then unless you have cash in the bank, you will need to be approved and secure a finance agreement before you can get behind the wheel of your new car.
According to BusinessTech, who quoted Fikile Mbalula Transport Minister, there will be many major changes to road rules and initiatives that are set to improve the driving experience in South Africa and motorists need to be ready. At a recent budget presentation, Mbalula outlined four big changes that the Department of Transport is working on and they aim to roll these out across the country.
Winter is here and it is expected that this winter will be colder than usual and in some parts of South Africa, there will be above average rainfall. Here are some top tips to get your car ready for the winter ahead.
Owning a car is expensive, but you can reduce the costs of motoring with these 4 top tips.
There is a shortage of new car models in South Africa due to a global delay in the production of computer chips. Production has been paused by major vehicle manufacturers as they are waiting for these parts and there are cases where it may take up to four months.
Your next car will depend on your needs and your circumstances. You can choose to buy a car or you can opt to lease a car, but what is the difference?
By 2025, Jaguar plans to be all-electric, which means that the roar of the supercharged 5.0L V8 in the F-Type P575 range will be a thing of the past. However, Jaguar has now introduced a more affordable and less powerful version before this happens. This version will be available in the upcoming F-Type P450 variant in both all-wheel and rear-wheel layouts.
The AA is currently predicting a small decrease for petrol as we head into June, which is based on the Central Energy Fund, unaudited mid-month fuel price data.
When buying a used car, you will need to negotiate whether you are buying from a dealership or a private individual. Here are some tips and tricks for your used car buy.
If you have had your car for a few years and are wondering how much it is worth and what you should sell it for, then you need to know the factors that will determine the value. Here are the top 4 factors that will determine the value of your car.
When buying a car, you can choose between a new car or a used car. Your decision will be based on the type of car you want but also your budget. A new car is generally bought from a dealership and hasn’t been registered before and a used car will usually have at least one previous owner.
When dealing with car theft, drivers should be aware of unexpected insurance costs according to insurance brokerage and risk advisors, Aon South Africa. Having insurance is vital so you can recover financially from vehicle theft, but there could be costs involved that you hadn’t planned for.
It is vital that you test drive a car whether you are buying a new car or a pre-owned car. During a test drive, you will be able to evaluate the comfort and drivability of the car, which will help you to decide if you should buy it. Here are our top tips to test drive a car.
In the Estonian capital, Bolt Technology OU, who competes with Uber Technologies Inc in both Europe and Africa will be rolling out a new car-sharing project according to Markus Villig, the founder and CEO.
It has been seen on sites like AutoTrader that the prices for some models of pre-owned electric vehicles have lost significant value in the first year after registration. This isn’t great news for those that have bought new, but for those that are looking for a bargain, they might have the chance to bag an EV at a lower price. However, even pre-owned EVs are still priced above the average budget for motorists.
Buying your first car is exciting, but before you sign on the dotted line, you need to make sure you have ticked all the boxes and consider all the factors, especially in terms of affordability. You don’t want your first car to be one that you ultimately can’t afford. The car you are paying for goes beyond just the instalment, so make sure you tick all the boxes when you are buying your first car.
Each year, your short-term insurance is automatically renewed and many of us will allow this to occur without checking to see if we are now under or over-insured. However, each year, things may change and this means that we need to check our insurance policies each year and this could even save you money in the long run. Here are 5 tips to clean up your insurance policy, which could lead to savings in the long run.
If you want to save money or you feel like you want to give your car some love then here are our top tips to wash your car like a pro.
When you are buying a used car in South Africa, you need to know what you are doing. You may have seen a great deal online, but sometimes they turn out too good to be true. Here are our top tips for buying a used car in South Africa.
If you are in a car accident that is your fault then you will need to pay to have the other car repaired plus your own. Comprehensive car insurance will cover both of these, but it is also the most expensive of car insurances. Therefore at the very least, you should consider third-party car insurance. Without third-party car insurance, you could have to repair or even replace the other car out of your pocket.
Scratches and dents will happen to your vehicle and there is nothing worse than a nasty scratch or tiny scratches that can influence your vehicle value. Here is how to avoid scratches to your vehicle.
The 2021 VW Amarok is here and it has plenty to offer with power, looks and impressive handling. Let’s take a closer look at this powerful machine and what makes it one of SA’s preferred bakkie’s.
The first SUV built from Toyota, which is built on a new EV platform is set to be released. At the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, the bZ4X electric SUV was revealed on the new e-TNGA platform. The compact SUV resembles Toyota’s Rav-4, but this SUV has been built on a new platform with a distinctive yoke instead of your normal steering wheel plus a system that allows the car’s battery to recharge through the use of solar power.
It is a huge investment when you decide to buy your first car and it can be quite overwhelming, especially as you need to know how your new purchase will hit your pocket. However, the key to making your first car purchase stress-free is to know what you can genuinely afford.
We are currently paying the highest price for fuel ever as we saw 95 unleaded petrol increase by R1.00 and 93 unleaded petrol by 0.95 cents per litre. This means that filling up our cars is getting expensive. We might not be able to reduce the price of petrol, but we can reduce our fuel consumption and our running costs so that we can save in the long term.
According to the AA, we can expect a petrol price increase in May, but there could be a drop in diesel and illuminating paraffin. The AA commented on the Central Energy Fund unaudited mid-month fuel price data after it was released. Fuel prices have been given a little breather according to the AA due to the stronger exchange rate and stability on the international petroleum markets.
Late last year, the concept for the luxurious Jeep Grand Wagoneer was introduced alongside the more affordable Wagoneer model. Last month they made their official debut, but unfortunately not in South Africa.
At the end of 2020, the Competition Commission released new regulations which concerned the servicing and maintenance of vehicles. Known as the Right to Repair, car owners will be allowed to use any service provider as well as non-original parts without the risk of losing the manufacturer warranty.
You have most likely heard of a balloon payment, but you may not understand its uses and what it can be used for.A balloon payment is designed to help a buyer with their cash flow at the start of the financing agreement. With a balloon payment, a portion of the purchase price is set aside so that the monthly instalments are lower.
When you are shopping for a new car then you will have all sorts of questions, like do you want a petrol or diesel engine, do you want to sell or trade-in, what colour do you want and so on. One such question, you will probably ask yourself is whether you want a manual or an automatic gearbox. So, what do you prefer? What is the best choice? Here are some factors you should consider when choosing between a manual and an automatic.
In six months, data captured after 276 million searches by AutoTrader, ending in December 2020, showed that average mileage, model and price for pre-owned cars sold were 70 429km, 2016 and R312 794 respectively.
The My BMW app can be used on Android and iOS smartphones and has now launched in South Africa. With the new My BMW app, consumers will be able to find vehicle status information.
FlexClub is a vehicle subscription marketplace that has recently launched in South Africa. FlexClub will change the way we buy and use cars and consumers can access several popular cars like the Suzuki Swift and Polo Vivo for a monthly fee.
Mercedes may have been a bit slower coming to the EV market, which they have been criticised for, but they are following through on their pledge with the EQS, which is set to deliver a leading battery range. The EQS will be making its debut on April 15th and is the first Mercedes to be built on dedicated electric car underpinnings.
The 2021 Audi SQ7 TDI along with the SQ8 TDI have recently arrived in South Africa. The SQ7 is a sportier version of the Q7 and offers high-performance and features sporty aspects like theS-specific bumper with four tailpipes and chrome trim on the tailgate. If this sounds like the car for you, then let’s take a closer look at the 2021 Audi SQ7 TDI.
Nowadays, there is more emphasis on hygiene and safety like never before. Many of us believe that our vehicle is a safe haven, which is why it is now vital that they offer us as much protection as possible. Jaguar Land Rover has taken note and in response to this new and greater need, they have created a prototype air filtration system that has shown to inhibit bacteria and viruses by 97%.
At the end of March, the Automobile Association has said that there will be a huge increase in fuel prices due to fuel levy increases. AA commented on fuel price data from the Central Energy Fund, which is unaudited mid-month and noted that due to the rise in international oil prices and the dipping rand/US Dollar, petrol prices will be increasing.
Over the years, SUVs have changed and have become very popular. You are now able to get SUVs ranging from inexpensive subcompact utility vehicles to three-row SUVs that have amazing off-road capabilities to all-electric power. There are three SUVs you should know about that will be hitting the SA market this year.
It has been confirmed by Volvo Car South Africa that the XC40 Recharge will be launching in SA this year. The Volvo XC40 is the first fully electric vehicle with a supreme driving experience and a heated steering wheel.
Fikile Mbalula, Transport Minister said that there will be a complete prohibition introduced by the National Road Traffic Amendment Act on the use and consumption of alcohol by all motor vehicle drivers on SA roads. You will then need to be 100% sober when you drive and get into a vehicle said Fikile Mbalula. This means that alcohol blood concentration must be 0.00 gram per 100 ml.
Volvo has announced its plans over the next nine years and this plan includes being fully electric by2030. Volvo said that by then they intend to only have fully electric cars for sale and have their internal combustion engines phased out from their global portfolio.
The new sixth generation of C-Class has recently been revealed by Mercedes-Benz and this model will be the first in its line with an electrified engine. The new C-Class will show off technology from S-Class, but with a makeover to take on the BMW 3 Series. The styling comes more from the A-Class, CLS, CLA and E-Class according to TimesLive. The C-Class will be sportier and have a shorter front and rear.
The 2021 Ford Mustang could be the sports car you have been looking for. It is available in a convertible and a coupe and has everything you could need with powerful engine choices, quick acceleration, user-friendly features, poised handling, an enjoyable cabin and plenty of options that will make you stand out. It sounds like the dream car, but there is a drawback. The rear seats are cramped, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise with a car in this segment.
Many think that electric cars are just a gimmick and will run out of juice on the way somewhere without a way to charge it. In South Africa, this might still be true, but other countries have embraced electric cars and they are slowly replacing combustion vehicles. In Europe, for instance, statistics from September showed that for the first time electric cars outsold diesel cars. They projected to account for 10% of all car sales in 2020 and it is thought that this will be 15% in 2021.
According to MyBroadband, the Tesla Model X Performance Edition, which is an all-electric SUV is being brought into the country by Rubicon, which is a sustainable technology group in South Africa. The Tesla will be making its way around the country, visiting several cities along the way for some months as part of a promotional campaign to announce the arrival of theTesla Powerwall in South Africa.
The 2021 BMW 1Series 128ti has been introduced by BMW Group South Africa, featuring a range of M performance treats. We can expect the front wheel hot hatch to land on the showroom floors in the first quarter of2021 and could take on the VW Golf GTI as well as the Renault Megane, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Honda Tyre R and the Hyundai i30 N.
Ford Ranger buyers can now choose from various level of armouring as Ford South Africa in partnership with SVI engineering are now offering armour. It has been announced by Ford South Africa and SVI Engineering that Ford approved armoured protection is now available for the Ranger. In South Africa, the Ford Ranger is among one of the top-selling vehicles and now with the launch of armoured protection, Ford will most likely carve out a new position in a completely different segment for both fleet and private customers.
The BMW iX is a beloved car and important to the German carmaker. The iX is packed with new and innovative technologies and one of these in the new BMW Digital Key Plus. This feature is available to those that have an iPhone and allows drivers to unlock and start their car with their iPhone. This should be introduced to South Africa sometime in 2022.
We all have places to be and with the current increase in petrol prices, you will want to save on petrol. Many factors influence petrol consumption and some of these are out of your control, but there are a few things that you can do to decrease fuel consumption and save money.Here are our top tips to save on petrol.
Buying a pre-owned car is a popular choice among those in the car market. This is mainly because a pre-owned car is more affordable than a new car. Also, there is more choice in the pre-owned market and you can even get a relatively new car with great specs for a great price.There are several places you can buy a pre-owned car online in South Africa like Cars2Sell, CafeWheels, Zambezi Auto etc. These are all reputable sites where you can browse and buy with peace of mind.
Once you have decided you want to buy a new set of wheels, you suddenly have several options available. All of a sudden you are looking at specs, colours, wondering what the drive is like and so much more. However, before you get ahead of yourself and start test driving a bunch of different cars, you need to work out how much you can afford to spend on a car. Working out what you can afford each month, will help you to narrow down your options and keep you out of too much debt.
Buying a car is a big purchase no matter if it’s your first car or your third car. If you are looking to buy a new car then you may have noticed that the market has changed with higher prices and with new models offered every year. So, what mistakes should you avoid when you are buying a car.
When you go shopping for a used car, you don’t need to feel overwhelmed or feel that you are going to be pushed into a purchase that you are not 100% sure about. Those days are gone and when you keep these tips in mind, you can get the car you want for a competitive price.
There are plenty of car buying and selling sites popping up, but whilst they all seem legit, they might not be. Buying a car is a big investment and the last thing that you want to happen is to be scammed. If you are selling your car then you want to use a reputable and trustworthy site that will reach real potential buyers.
If you are looking for a vehicle then going pre-owned is a great idea. With pre-owned, you can make your budget stretch further as you can get more car for your money. Buying a pre-owned car gives you more choice, more spec options and you can get the brand you want.
There are numerous ways you can buy and sell a used vehicle in South Africa, but there is a new and funky way for you to buy and sell a pre-owned vehicle online in South Africa.
Car prices always seem to be on the rise, but if you are in the market to buy a car at an affordable price, then your best option could be going pre-owned. There are many benefits to buying a pre-owned car, which we will take a look at.
Are you in the market to buy a new vehicle? But, you don’t want just any new set of wheels, you want a luxury car that looks amazing and drives smoothly. Premium Mobility can help you to find your next luxury pre-owned vehicle selling from R500 000.
Selling and buying a car can be a stressful process, you want to get the best value for your car if you are selling and if you are buying a car then you might be unsure of who to trust and if you are getting a good price. This is where Cars2Sell steps in, they have taken the hassle and stress out of selling and buying a vehicle online in South Africa.