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.
The winter holidays are almost here and now that 1 year on from lockdown we can travel and visit some of the most beautiful places that our country has to offer. Even though hard lockdown is over, many of us are still working from home. You might have decided to downgrade your car insurance to save some money, but with holidays on the horizon, you might need to change this.
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.
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.
It can be quite scary to get stuck on the side of the road, but most insurance policies will offer roadside assistance. However, whilst you wait for them to come to your rescue, here are some tips for you to stay safe.
Not everyone would think about putting their money into a classic car, but over the past 20 years, classic cars have risen in value with some cars appreciating more than art and jewellery. Portfolio Manager at Sanlam Private Wealth, Leon Strumpher said that if you are looking to invest in a classic car then a good option would be pre-millennium V8 Ferrari. The Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS or Ferrari F355 Berlinetta/Spider are great investments and in South Africa we have quite a few of these gems.
It has been over a year since we went through a hard lockdown, but with the winter months of a new year approaching, we are allowed to travel and explore amazing places all over South Africa.Here are some wonderful winter destinations.
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.
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.
As time moves forward and technology becomes more advanced, there are some things that the young and the next generations will not know about. This is also true in cars. Technology in cars has advanced, so here are some features that the youth will never get to experience.
No one can explain the thrill of driving at high speeds, just you and the open road. However, this feeling is getting harder to find due to the demand for cars to be safer with lower emissions, but these come at a price.
Owning a car is expensive with repayments, maintenance, insurance and fuel, but you can make your car work for you and turn it into a side hustle. Here is how you can turn your car into your new side hustle.
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.
Did you know the FordPass Connect is in South Africa? The FordPass Connect is a nifty new feature that will be able to tell you plenty about your vehicle. Going forward, this feature will be available on all Ford models like the Raptor, FX4, Wildtrack and XLS, XL and XLT. Through an embedded modem in the vehicle, Ford owners will be able to connect using their Android or iOS smartphones.
According to calculations by WesBank, the cost of owning a car has gone up considerably in recent years. WesBank noted that an entry-level vehicle that travelled 2500km per month costs about R7 851 in 2019 but is up toR8 052 per month for the ownership basket, which includes instalments, fuel, maintenance fees and insurance.
Coronavirus particles can build up in your car, even on short drives. These particles can stay in your car for up to three hours. When driving with others, the best thing to do is to have your windows down to protect yourself from COVID-19. However, many safety-conscious drivers will find this hard to do. They may feel like they have a choice between protecting themselves from the coronavirus or protecting themselves from potential thefts and hijackings.
With the current situation, you may find that you are spending more time at home and not driving as much as you used to. However, this actually might be the best time to buy a new car. Head of Marketing andCommunication at WesBank Vehicle and Asset Finance, Lebogang Gaoaketse says that fuel prices are down between 20% and 25% and the demand for public transport has reduced by about 30%. This shows that people are moving around less.
2020 was a crazy year and in 2021 we will still feel the effects, which means most of us are tightening our budgets and making every rand count. Here are our top ways you can save money on your car this year.
If you are looking to trade-in your car then there are a few things that you need to know. You will need to do a lot of research if you want to get a good deal when trading in your car. When you trade-in your car for a newer car, you are essentially getting a discount on the new car purchase.
Over the last year, things have changed a lot, but our need to travel hasn’t. If you are planning a road trip and getting away from it all, then you need to plan and do it right. With the continued pandemic, the health and safety of you and your loved ones will be the most important thing, so take a little extra time to plan your adventure. When planning your road trip during the pandemic, you need to have these things in mind.
One of the biggest purchases we might make is buying a car and we want to get this purchase right. There are so many models to choose from and so many places to buy from it can feel overwhelming. Here are 5 ways you can get the best deal on a car.
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.
When it comes to road safety, not only will you need to be vigilant and obey the rules of the road, you also need to make sure that your vehicle is maintained and road-worthy. One aspect of this is your tyres. You need to replace your tyres regularly to avoid smooth tyres that can cause you to slide, bursts and tears.
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.
The moment you drive your car off the floor it begins to depreciate. The value of your vehicle does depend on the mileage, however, your daily driving habits and the cars general condition will play a part. You can help your car to age gracefully with these tips.
Suzuki is a popular brand in South Africa and since its introduction in 2008, its success has only been growing and here are 3 models from Suzuki that show exactly why this brand sells.
Most drivers will not drive after they have a drink, but the same can’t be said when drivers feel tired or drowsy. However, according to studies, driving when tired can be just as dangerous as when driving intoxicated.
There is a growing popularity among South Africans to buy a pre-owned car instead of a new car.When it comes to pre-owned cars, we tend to go towards the brands that we love and trust. Here are 4 deciding factors when choosing a pre-owned car.
As much as we would like to get our car washed regularly at the car wash, it is not always affordable and with many of us pulling in our belts amidst these uncertain times, we have found some great hacks to help you to keep your car clean and you don’t need fancy equipment or expensive products.
It will come as no surprise that car theft in South Africa is a problem. Experts say that if your car is stolen there is about a 5% - 10% chance of it being recovered. However, if you have a car tracker installed then the recovery rate jumps to as high as 80%, which means getting a car tracker installed is a no brainer. This is good news for both you and your insurer. Insurance companies don't want to pay out for theft, so when you have a tracker they could save money, plus you can save money as insurance companies, will usually offer a better premium when you have a tracker installed.
The time frame for you to renew your vehicle licences that expired between 26th March 2020 to 31st December 2020 has been extended once again to 31st August 2021. However, even though this comes as a relief to motorists, the long queues to get a new licence are putting many motorists off, but do you need to stand in a queue?
When you buy a new car there is a certain aroma that hits you when you climb behind the wheel. Many of us love that new car smell, but not all of us can afford to buy a brand-new car. If you have an older car or have decided to buy a pre-owned car and want that new car smell, then take a look at these tips. These tips may not give you that exact same smell you get from the dealership, but your car will smell clean and fresh, giving you a better driving experience.
Many of us will buy a car because of the price or the brand, but do we choose a car based on our personality? The answer is yes and your choice in car can reveal somethings about our personalities. Let’s take a look at what your car choice says about you.
Age and lifestyle don’t necessarily determine the cars we buy and the baby boomer generation prove that. You may think that because this generation is getting older they rather opt for practical cars that aren’t trendy or pack a punch, but this isn’t true.The baby boomer generation is after sports car, luxury cars and yes, some still want a car that is a little plainer. So, what are the most popular cars among the baby boomer generation?
Women are highly influential when it comes to car buying decisions and they are the fastest-growing groups of car consumers in the world. So when it comes to buying a car, what do women want? It seems that safety is one of the top priorities on the list as well as value and practicality. Here are our top 5 tips for women buying a car.
When it comes to cars men and women look for different things. The stereotypes are that men want power and women are more concerned with colour, however, whilst some men might like power, women look for more than just the colour. Here are a few things that women look for in 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.
You have taken time to choose your vehicle to get the right mix of price, comfort, nifty controls and a chic interior. However, you may still had to compromise, which means you may still have some hassles when you're driving. Here are some great accessories that you should invest in to make your driving experience more pleasurable.
As with most car parts, your battery will need maintenance. If you have an older car or if your car has been sitting then these tips will come in handy.Here are our top tips to keep your car battery in tip top condition.
If you are in the market for a vehicle then you will need to look at both car insurance and a motor warranty. A motor warranty is given by the vehicle manufacturer and car insurance is provided by insurance companies, but you will find that some insurance providers will also sell variations of motor warranties.
eCommerce is continuously growing and car selling and buying has also moved over to the digital world.Many drivers will still head to their closet dealerships for their next purchase, but buyers and sellers are shifting to online more and more.
If you are buying a pre-owned car, you may find that some will already have a warranty intact and others may have an expired warranty. However, even if the car of your dreams has an expired warranty, you don’t need to stress as you can purchase a warranty for the vehicle.
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.
You have found your dream vehicle and you’re ready to buy, but before you drive your new car off the floor, you may want to compare car insurance quotes.
As a car owner, you will want to protect both your wheels and your wallet, which is why having a motor plan or a warranty can be a saving grace if anything were to go wrong with your car. However, do you know what the difference is? Do you know which one you should choose?Let’s take a look at the differences between a motor plan and a warranty, so you can make the best choice.
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.
As money is tighter than ever, we all want to save a little more and spend a little less. If you are in the market to buy a new or a pre-owned vehicle then take a look at our top tips.
If you are in the market to buy a pre-owned vehicle, then there are a few things that you will need to check before you hand over your cash and take the keys.
Our budgets are tighter than ever, so when it comes to buying a car, you need to put a lot of thought into your purchase and know what you can afford.
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.
Every year there is a frightening number of vehicle accidents, thefts and hijackings, which puts the South African motorist at a financial risk. This is why it’s important to have car insurance and even though it is not required by law, having car insurance can save you a bundle if anything were to happen to you and your vehicle.
It is now easier than ever to sell your car, thanks to the internet. You can quickly start advertising your vehicle online in South Africa and hopefully find a buyer all from the comfort of your home.
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.