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  • Advice From a Car Repair Workshop: Winter Motor Maintenance
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    Advice From a Car Repair Workshop: Winter Motor Maintenance

  • The Ultimate Everest Spec Showdown—Built Ford Tough
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    The Ultimate Everest Spec Showdown—Built Ford Tough

  • Nissan Leads the Way with Next-Gen Safety Features in 2024
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    Nissan Leads the Way with Next-Gen Safety Features in 2024

  • Final Call! Snatch Up the 2023 Kia Rio Before it's Too Late
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    Final Call! Snatch Up the 2023 Kia Rio Before it's Too Late

  • Award Winning Safety: Family Trips with C-Class Confidence
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    Award Winning Safety: Family Trips with C-Class Confidence

  • The Kombi Evolution: From Hippie to Happening
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    The Kombi Evolution: From Hippie to Happening

Advice From a Car Repair Workshop: Winter Motor Maintenance

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Advice From a Car Repair Workshop: Winter Motor Maintenance

Advice From a Car Repair Workshop: Winter Motor Maintenance

We’ve all felt the lowering of temperatures as winter falls in South Africa and brings with it the need to take more care of ourselves, our families and our cars. And, in 2021, winter is set to bring cold temperatures unlike what we have ever experienced before, and, surprisingly, more rainfall. Sure, winter is typically rain-free in South Africa, but this year things are about to change, and that means our winter motor maintenance and our driving habits should, too, according to our experts at the best car repair workshop.

 

Early Morning Car Care

 

Have you noticed that there is slight frost layered on your windows and windscreen? If so, be sure not to pour hot water over it as this is sure to send cracks from one end to the other. Instead, try to park your car undercover, place a blanket over the windscreen before the night comes and if needed in the morning, only use cold water to remove the layer of frost. Then, before driving off to work or dropping the kids at school, allow the engine to warm up first before turning the key full whack. Then, while waiting for it to warm up, put the defogger or heater on to prevent all the windows from misting up while driving. 

 

With More Rainfall Expected, Check Your Tyres And Wipers

 

Now, before the winter rains come and profound changes in temperature occur, be sure to check that your windscreen wipers are in good working order, as well as your tyres.  Temperature changes affect your tyres, which can have negative effects on your road grip and fuel consumption, among other issues. The last thing you want is to be stuck on the side of the road when your wipers and tyres fail you. You need good visibility all season long, so checking your wipers is vital, as well as ensuring your tyres are in good condition, with the proper pressure, to withstand the wet and possible icy conditions. If your tyres are less than 1.6mm deep, it’s time for a change-up.

 

A New Season, A Great Time For A Check-Up

 

As the seasons change, it’s the perfect time to ensure your car runs smoothly. To ensure this, a seasonal check-up is good. Let the experts check your battery, lights, oil and all other working parts. Then when your car has been checked, and all is good to go, be sure to always practise safe driving during winter. Always be aware of wet and icy roads, allow for longer braking distances, maintain a safe speed and keep your steering straight. Also, with shorter days in winter, be sure to put your lights on when needed. We also recommend you try and avoid driving in bad weather. For more tips for safe driving this winter, get in touch with our experts and book your car for a check-up or service at the best car repair workshop.

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The Ultimate Everest Spec Showdown—Built Ford Tough

The Ultimate Everest Spec Showdown—Built Ford Tough

When it comes to performance that you can rely on, our Fords for sale should undoubtedly come to mind. The brand has cemented itself in the South African market by producing incredibly innovative vehicles. From the mighty Mustang to its raring Ranger, Ford is a powerhouse. 

Take the Ford Everest, a thrilling SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) that is more than capable on the roads less travelled. It stands tall in the large SUV segment, ready to take on any challenge, and here’s why:

Powered Performance

Second-hand models of the Ford Everest are available in four options. Engine options varied from 2.0 litres to a whopping 3.0 litres. It pushes out an average of 500 Nm, 1750–2000 rpm horsepower on low-end models.

Interestingly enough, the newest lineup comes only with a 10-speed automated transmission gearbox. But our pre-owned range here is available in both manual and automated options for your choosing. The SUV is available in 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains, which is worth considering depending on your lifestyle needs. 

Comfort Redefined 

Cabin comfort hinges on convenience, driver support, and the overall experience. The Ford Everest, in our opinion, checks all the boxes. It has prioritised not just the driver but also the passengers. Depending on the model, you can find practical features throughout the cabin to enhance the convenience factor of this SUV. Its lengthy list includes wireless charging, USB ports, and smartphone integration, for starters. 

Further, its seven seating dynamics are accented with soft-touch leather throughout the cabin. Embossed touches can be found on the latest models, which adds an elevated look to the SUV. 

Streamlined Safety 

From a safety perspective, you need a comprehensive suite for peace of mind, and the Ford Everest does not disappoint. Standard features include ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), and front airbags. Drivers are accommodated with its rain-sensing wipers, reverse parking sensors, cross-traffic alert, and cruise control.

Now that you're familiar with the rugged Ford Everest, conquering any terrain with confidence behind the wheel of this exceptional SUV is easy. Whether you prioritise performance, comfort, or technology, there's undoubtedly a Ford Everest for you.

Get guaranteed quality when you look at Motus Select's Ford for sale portfolio. From the adventurous Everest to the reliable Ranger, discover superiority in every drive.

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Nissan Leads the Way with Next-Gen Safety Features in 2024

Nissan Leads the Way with Next-Gen Safety Features in 2024

Automotive innovation is one safety sphere that continues to grow each year. More and more consumers are looking for unmatched versatility, value, and security in their vehicles. Our range of Nissans for sale meets this need, with the iconic brand’s commitment to advancing safety features across its lineup of cars. 

Nissan is redefining what safety means to drivers at an affordable price point. Here’s how they are setting new benchmarks for passenger cars around the world:

Braking Brilliance

Depending on your Nissan car of choice, you may have access to features such as automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. This feature provides you with instant alerts that work systematically to avoid potential collisions, brake automatically, and protect pedestrians around you. 

Additionally, there is also rear automatic braking functionality on certain models. This warns you of potential hazards behind your vehicle to reduce rear-end accidents. 

Alert and Aware

Nissan promotes safe driving with its selection of systems, designed to give you additional support when you need it most. For example, its rear cross-traffic alert will timely alert you about approaching cars behind you, which may lead to unsafe manoeuvres. 

Next up, you have a blind spot warning on certain models, which gives you an extra set of eyes on the road. This feature will provide you with instant alerts for vehicles that are in your blind spot, making changing lanes easier and safer. 

Proactive Protection 

Unintended lane changes can be disastrous for you and other road users. But with the help of Nissan’s lane departure warning system, you can breathe a little easier. Used in conjunction with safe driving practices, this will alert you as soon as you cross lanes accidentally. 

Lastly, the high beam assist offered on certain models gives you much-needed illumination. This feature aims to provide optimal visibility of your surroundings without feeling harsh or forced onto other road users. 

Navigating traffic through congested roads and busy intersections can be a challenge for any one of us. Especially with so many cars on the road today, plus untimely pedestrians, inconvenient road construction work, and potholes to dodge, you sure can do it with a helping hand. 

Upgrade your driving experience with advanced safety technology from Motus Select’s range of Nissans for sale today!

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Final Call! Snatch Up the 2023 Kia Rio Before it's Too Late

Final Call! Snatch Up the 2023 Kia Rio Before it's Too Late

As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end," and the Kia Rio is no exception. The South Korean car brand announced its departure from our sunny shores last year, a trend we have seen with other hatchbacks such as the Nissan Micra or Ford Fiesta previously. It’s understandably a popular car, with personality-packed design and convenient features to improve every journey; it’s an almost perfect hatch, in our opinion. 

This compact car is quickly speeding off our showroom floors, and here’s why:

City-Slick and Stylish 

Hatchbacks have come a long way, from cheap materials to lacklustre design. You’ll find high-end craftsmanship today, from chrome finishes to meticulously trimmed seating. The Kia Rio is one example of this move towards modern, improved interiors with standard features such as its 8-inch touchscreen. Standout exteriors give off a contemporary look with distinctive sport-like accents. 

More than that, the brand has always boasted an impressive fuel economy rate across its lineup. The Kia Rio has been no exception, with an astoundingly low 6.0 litres per 100km. 

Inspired Ingenuity 

The Kia Rio is equipped with several features that are not only convenient but also innovative. USB ports, Bluetooth functionality, and smartphone integration make for seamless connections on the go. Further, it has safety systems that support your every move. These include rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, and park distance control on certain models. 

Kia has had to contend with different misconceptions about hatchbacks for years, especially because they produce exceptional cars. For one, people assume that because the majority of hatchbacks are more affordable than other types of vehicles, they have less value to offer. But it’s clear that the 2023 Kia Rio begs to differ.

For South African drivers, the Kia Rio has easily taken first place as the go-to hatchback choice of many. It has effortlessly brought together style, performance, and innovation, all while remaining exceptionally affordable. Its fuel efficiency and stealthy handling make it a smart choice, another reason why it has done so well to date. 

As demand in the second-hand market grows, Motus Select makes it clear: the Kia Rio will remain legendary in our market.

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Award Winning Safety: Family Trips with C-Class Confidence

Award Winning Safety: Family Trips with C-Class Confidence

Family is everything, and ensuring they are well-cared for and safe is likely your highest priority. That’s where the safety features of a Mercedes Benz for sale come into play. This world-renowned brand has become known for its indulgent interiors, excellent engine performance, and a resolute reputation that has stood the test of time. 

Their C-Class models, the C180, C200, and C220, are all fine examples of their exceptional safety-focused approach to car-making. 

Let’s take a closer look at how these cars fare when it comes to your family’s safety. 

Proactive Protection 

First up is the innovative Pre-Safe® system, which is an optional add-on in the C-Class range. In the C180, this feature keeps you alert and aware, helping you avoid potential collisions. Seat belts are automatically tightened, and the front passenger seat is adjusted to a safer position—even the windows and panoramic sunroofs are closed. 

One standard feature you will find in the Mercedes-Benz C200 is the active brake assist, which is a highly supportive system. This monitors traffic conditions and will alert you to potential collisions in your path. Additionally, if you do not respond quickly, the system will automatically apply brakes to mitigate an accident. 

Another standard feature found in the C220 is the blind spot assist. This is especially helpful when there is heavy traffic on the highway. It will alert you to vehicles in your blind spot using its radar system that detects non-visible cars and gives you audible warnings to respond appropriately. 

Economically Efficient 

Car shopping with family in mind requires options that are tailored for every journey. The C-Class range is designed with just this in mind, allowing you to switch up the city for the school holidays as you please. 

The Mercedes-Benz C180 is a worthwhile consideration if you are looking for pocket-friendly performance. It has several variants on the market to choose from, but the latest models include a turbocharged engine in both petrol and diesel options. Fuel economy is where it excels, with average consumption rates achieving an astounding low of 6.8L. 

Then we have the C200, made to drive through the city and explore the countryside. It gives you responsive handling, fuel efficiency, and the extra power you need. This sedan is available in several derivatives, but you can expect a four-cylinder petrol or diesel engine on newer models. Reaching top speeds of almost 246 km/h, it does well with an impressive 6.8L/100km fuel consumption rate on average. 

For balanced versatility with a powerful engine, the C220 is the way to go. It has a diesel engine, a smooth 9-speed automated transmission gearbox, and 147 kW/440 Nm of torque in the latest range. The variants also notably achieve an exceptional fuel economy rate of 7.1 L/100 km on average.

Capably Confident

Safety first, performance second, and comfort coming in third place are all keys to a good family vehicle. The C-Class range at Motus Select checks all the boxes by providing a luxurious experience for every passenger. 

This is based on two aspects: comfort and convenience. Spacious interiors, ample cargo storage, and legroom across the C180, C200, and C220 will ensure your family travels in comfort, no matter the journey.

Lastly, the advanced infotainment systems throughout the C-Class range offer convenient features for the whole family. High-resolution displays, instinctive controls, and several connectivity options promise that every trip will be enjoyable.

Adaptable All-Rounders

The Mercedes-Benz brand may not exude the aggressiveness of some family-favourite SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) or bakkies, but they are exceptionally agile and responsive. For families who enjoy comfort, luxury, and safety, the C-Class range is the ideal selection of cars to shop from.

The C180 is an excellent choice for families seeking an economical yet capable vehicle. Its turbocharged engine delivers outstanding fuel efficiency while maintaining impressive performance. It is the ideal companion for those quick weekends away, for a break from the bustling city.

The C200 offers a superb balance of power and efficiency. Its robust engine provides more horsepower than the C180, catering to those who enjoy a lively driving experience. The C200 is adaptable to various driving conditions, making it a versatile option for more adventurous families.

For thrill-seeking families, the C220 is the better fit. Its more powerful engine and enhanced torque ensure that it can tackle diverse terrains with ease. Despite its impressive performance, the C220 maintains excellent fuel efficiency, offering a practical and exciting driving experience as you travel to the quieter attractions around the country.

When it comes to choosing the right vehicle for your family, you need to consider more than just looks and performance. You need to ensure that every drive is safe and comfortable. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class range offers you award-winning safety and luxurious comforts, making it the perfect choice for peace of mind on South African roads.

Ready to elevate your family trips with a Mercedez Benz for sale? Experience premium safety with Motus Select’s excellent C-Class collection. 

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The Kombi Evolution: From Hippie to Happening

The Kombi Evolution: From Hippie to Happening

The Kombi is an iconic symbol of the free-spirited 1960s. It exuded adventure, appealed to family, and was functionally fun. But over time, these vehicles haven't been as popular as they used to be. 

Luckily for you, old is gold, in our opinion, and so are Kombis. Racing ahead, they are still incredibly versatile, but there are serious upgrades and design overhauls. Kombis are now the ideal cars for those who enjoy the slower life or are chasing after memories with their family. 

We take a look at exceptional cars you should consider this month, from our Volkswagens for sale to the Hyundai Staria. 

A Journey Through Time: The Volkswagen Kombi

The Volkswagen Kombi is a South African institution, so much so that we refer to almost every MPV we see as a "Kombi." As efficient as it is economical, the Kombi is truly legendary in our books. Despite numerous facelifts, the Kombi has maintained its instantly recognised design. Another memorable quality is its reliable power and performance. 

The latest range is no exception, with three distinct engine options: 81 kW, 110 kW, and 146 kW. It also averages a remarkable 6.6 litres per 100km.In keeping with the times, this VW’s functional features have been upgraded significantly in recent years. The driver assistance systems are the main highlight. 

The suite includes crosswind alert, park distance control, a rear-view camera, and a post-collision braking system on the latest models. More than looks or legacy, the Kombi heightens every drive with exceptional convenience and comfort. 

Straight From The Future: The Hyundai Staria

Hyundai has taken a bold step into the future of passenger vehicles with its Kombi offering. The Staria is a true MPV (multi-purpose vehicle), but with a sleek, forward-thinking design that helps it stand apart from competitors in the segment. 

This is a car that will meet all your space needs with ample cargo, seating, and legroom. The range carries four variants, all equipped with a 2.2L diesel engine and an 8.7L/100km fuel economy rate to consider. The models are also offered in 9-seater and 11-seater derivatives.

For a weekend away, you need more than just extra space. Staria heeds the call with its feature-packed offering. These include wireless charging, blind-spot monitoring, and daytime running lights. These elevate the experience of the driver but also keep you aware and alert throughout your journey. 

The Modern-Day Icon: The Ford Tourneo

When you think of Ford, you think of quality that you can rely on. The American heavyweight has brought us a lineup of ingenious cars, from the practical Ecosport to the sporty Mustang or rugged Ranger. 

The Ford Tourneo is an inspired take on what makes an MPV, an MPV. It’s a minivan head-turner with contemporary features and economical performance. The range carries five variants that differ between a 2L and a 2.2L diesel engine. The Tourneo also comes in manual and automated transmission options that achieve a notably low 6.5L/100km fuel economy rate. 

With seating available for eight passengers comfortably, there is removable space to increase cargo room for additional luggage. This MPV also has an agile suite of safety features to help you feel secure, no matter the road. These include ISOFIX child mounts, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), adaptive load control, and even rearview cameras on the latest generations. 

Breaking Boundaries on a Budget: The Toyota Quantum 

Now, you may find yourself surprised to find the Toyota Quantum on this list of Kombis to consider when car shopping. But we assure you, it is certainly well-deserved. It’s a large MPV that has more to offer you than just space. 

For starters, it is currently available in eight variants in the latest generation. Each Quantum is fitted with a 2.8-litre diesel engine and an RWD (rear-wheel-drive) drivetrain that is available in both manual and automated transmission gearboxes. It also has an exceptionally acceptable fuel economy rate of 8.7 litres per 100km. 

This very South African MPV comes in 6 and 9-seater options on base models to give you options when on a budget. Features like BA (Brake Assist), lane-keeping alert, traction control, and hill-assist control are available on the newest models. All of these come in handy when tackling city traffic or waiting for Wildstock to pass by while on holiday. 

Generally speaking, the earnest-looking Kombi has come a long way, from its hippie days to a much-needed MPV for those customers looking for exceptional value. It has an undeniable appeal that hints at nostalgia in the best way. 

Today’s minibus bus offerings are designed to cater to a wide market, from families to startup businesses, because of their versatility, economy, and reliability. Whether you are drawn to the sleekness of the new or pulled in by the timeless, we are sure to have a Kombi perfect for you. 

Take a drive down kombi memory lane in a newer and much-improved Volkswagon for sale from Motus Select, bound for adventures and memories. 

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