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    Bakkies: Brand New vs Used And What To Consider

  • Things To Check On Your Vehicle Every Six Months
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    Things To Check On Your Vehicle Every Six Months

  • Winter Savings: Buy A Car & Boost Your Deal
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    Winter Savings: Buy A Car & Boost Your Deal

  • How To Find The Best Used SUV For Sale For You
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    How To Find The Best Used SUV For Sale For You

  • Your Guide To Used Kia For Sale Car Dealerships in SA
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    Your Guide To Used Kia For Sale Car Dealerships in SA

  • Find the Right Fit for the Family: Top Demo Cars For Sale
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    Find the Right Fit for the Family: Top Demo Cars For Sale

Bakkies: Brand New vs Used And What To Consider

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Bakkies: Brand New vs Used And What To Consider

Bakkies: Brand New vs Used And What To Consider

In South Africa, bakkies are consistently the best-selling vehicles on the market, with high sales demand for both new and used models across the country. There are ample brands, models and variations available to choose from but if you're looking at buying a bakkie such as a used Nissan for sale, you'll need to consider whether you should go for a brand new model or whether a used car in Johannesburg is a better option according to your needs and budget. Unless you have the cash to spend and absolutely must have that new model (and new price tag), it's worth doing a bit of research on what your options are. Here are a few things to bear in mind:

Mileage And Age Aren't The Biggest Factors

A rare benefit that's applicable across the board with bakkies is that their resale value barely depreciates over the years, unlike how it does with other vehicles. Even if a bakkie has racked up 100 000kms on the clock, it will still have many years and kilometres of unfailing service ahead of it. Designed to be rugged and durable under the most extreme conditions, a used bakkie will have far greater tenacity than a used car with the same mileage or production year. Unlike when considering a new or used car, this means you shouldn't let mileage be the main concern when deciding whether you should go the new or used route. Instead, look at the physical condition of the bakkie as there may be a need to patch up the bodywork, paint or even interior features. 

Consider Your Purpose For A Bakkie

People own bakkies for a variety of reasons, from living in rural areas to frequently going on adventure drives, or regularly needing to transport items. It's also a popular family vehicle as it is versatile, provides safety and, thanks to their typically elevated cabin, ensure a much better view of the road and surroundings. When looking at potential options, make a list of what you're going to need the bakkie for, how often you'll be using it, as well as features you need it to have. Bakkies are generally quite similar in terms of features and most models will feature airbags, ABS and stability control as standard, so you won't be lacking in features if you opt for an older bakkie. You may need to have features such as Bluetooth installed if it is a slightly older model, but the cost of upgrading the technology is likely a fraction of the alternative price of buying a new model with those features. 

 

Benefits Of A New Bakkie

As we mentioned, you won't lose out on performance, durability or features if you buy a used bakkie, but there are some benefits to purchasing a new one which an older bakkie may not offer. 

Firstly, regular testing and improvements being made to vehicle engines mean that each new model delivers better performance and improved fuel consumption than the last. With a new bakkie you'll probably find there are some clear improvements, compared to an older model. 

Secondly, a new bakkie comes with a warranty and the option to add a service plan to your purchase, which will give you complete peace of mind and less maintenance costs for the first few years of ownership. 

If the latest technology is a key factor for you, you'll find the latest in smart technology and user interface control with new bakkies which simply did not exist only 4 or 5 years ago. You could upgrade a used bakkie, but a new one will have everything designed to work perfectly together and provide you the best overall experience in terms of user comfort, voice control and other smart features. 

And Finally…Whatever You Decide

Two factors to keep in mind whether you buy new or used bakkie, are insurance costs and fuel consumption. An older bakkie will cost less to insure but may be heavier on petrol, while a new model will essentially be the opposite. There are a range of power classes for bakkies, which is why it's important to determine what you'll be needing a bakkie for. If you aren't going to be dealing with rough terrain or very heavy-duty work, you won't need to buy too powerful a model as it will consume a lot more petrol than a model with less power. 

Whatever your choice, we have a range of used Nissans for sale on our website, so remember to keep checking in if you're looking for a specific model.

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Things To Check On Your Vehicle Every Six Months

Things To Check On Your Vehicle Every Six Months

So, you’ve enjoyed many months of driving bliss. No squeaks. No blowouts. No leaks. No nothing. However, this doesn’t mean that your car, and its many parts, are fine. Neither does it mean to continue adding miles to those tyres without checking your vehicle in for a car service at the best car repair workshop. And when you do check your car in for a check-up, which is the right and necessary thing to do, be sure to check the following things.

 

Your Tyres Look Fine, But Are They?

 

Not all of us can differentiate between the good tyre tread and bad tread. Not all of us can look at our four wheels and immediately know that the depth is still good. So, with this in mind, don’t look at your tyres and think they will get you from A to B. Instead, contact your expert car mechanic or service team so they can check the tread depth.

 

 You might find that your tyres have a shallow tread which could lead to aquaplaning. You may also find that your expert has found a new tyre bubble or spotted that small puncture which you have been covering up temporarily. You may find that your tyres have more wear and tear than you previously thought, and you’re actually in need of a new set. Either way, whether your tyres are good or bad, get them checked.

 

Even If Your Brakes Don’t Grind, They Could Still Need A Change 

 

Relying on hearing alone, and waiting for the inevitable grinding noise, does not make for good brakes. After all, they do a lot for the vehicle and are put under pressure constantly. So, getting your brakes, as well as your shocks checked every six months, is detrimental to your vehicle’s overall health. And, while you’re at it, get your wheel alignment checked as well.

 

Working Today, Gone Tomorrow - Check Your Lights Before They Stop Working 

 

Like your wipers, lights may not seem to be first on the list of your priority check-ups, but they should be. At a moment’s notice, you could be left driving in the dark. With this in mind, getting your friendly car repairman to check your wipers and lights means that you’ll be able to drive safely at night time and in bad weather because of your hazard lights, headlights, flickers and reverse lights, as well as your wipers will all be in good working order. 

When Dry And In Doubt, Get An Expert To Get Your Fluids Out 

 

Yes, you should always ask the petrol attendant to check your oil and water, but other fluids in your vehicle need to be checked every six months. From your brake fluids, coolants and oil, have an expert eye check that all fluid levels are where they should be.

 

Book Your Car In For Your Check-Up Now

 

At Motus Select, we want you to have many months of driving happiness and safety. To avoid those squeals, blowouts, leaks and being stuck on the side of the road with a non-working car, book your vehicle in for a professional, affordable service at the best car repair workshop. Our experts will be sure to check all of the above and much more.

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Winter Savings: Buy A Car & Boost Your Deal

Winter Savings: Buy A Car & Boost Your Deal

Buying a car is one thing. Buying a poor quality car that will see you forking out the green bills time and time again is another. At Motus Select, we know the burden that comes with buying a faulty second-hand car or a cheap quality new car and we know, in Covid-19 times, how money is short but the need for a vehicle is high. With this in mind, we’ve put together some useful tips on how to buy the best car at the best price for the best savings - and one that offers good fees on car service and repair sessions.

 

Choose The Best Make That Promises Quality And Fewer Repairs

 

Going skint on your new or secondhand vehicle purchase is sure to set you down the expense pathway very soon. You don’t want to spend little on a cost that requires a lot of work and repairs. Rather spend a little more and opt for a trusted car brand, car make and model that won’t set you back with high repair costs thereafter. 

 

You need a car that will send you on many trips without faults popping up. Furthermore, doing thorough research on car parts and service fees will help you not buy above your means and land you with a car that you can’t service regularly or repair when needed. Then when choosing the right car repair and service workshop, be sure to go with a trusted expert who does the job right but does not overcharge you.

 

Look For Deals And Specials

 

When buying a car, look for special deals, in particular, look at our deals at Motus Select.  Currently, we offer a ‘Buy A Car & Boost Your Deal Special’ which offers new car purchases with no deposit or delay payments or cashback or trade-in settlement. With these deals, terms and conditions apply and vehicle images and features may differ from the offer.

 

Pay Cash And Always Save

 

When buying your first brand new car, or quality second-hand vehicle, be sure to pay as much cash as possible as this can surely lessen the purchase fee. Also, don’t buy above your means and be sure to allocate enough for savings as well as services and unforeseen repairs that may come up. 

 

Take Advantage Of Our ‘Buy A Car & Boost Your Deal’ Special

 

At Motus Select, we’re always looking for ways to help motorists to boost their deal, save money and enjoy safe miles on the road without the heavy paycheck that sometimes goes with it. Whether it’s an affordable car service and repair or whether you’re looking to buy a secondhand or new vehicle that is sure to not require frequent, costly repairs, contact our team today.

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How To Find The Best Used SUV For Sale For You

How To Find The Best Used SUV For Sale For You

Buying a car these days comes with many considerations. From finances, safety, eco-friendliness, interior features, boot space, seats, aesthetics, two-wheeler, four-wheeler, fuel-consumption, services - and the list goes on. So, how do you know which car to choose for your lifestyle, your family, your needs and your budget? And, even if you know of the car type you want, how do you know which model to choose when there are so many? Even if you’re certain you’re looking for an SUV, how do you know which is the best-used SUV for sale for you? How do you know you’re getting the best SUV deal? Read through these steps and be guided through the journey of buying the perfect used SUV for you.   

 

Assess Your Lifestyle Needs First

 

Known for their functionality, SUVs offer much space and practicality for daily duties and long trips. With this in mind, it's important to assess your daily needs, your family needs as well as other lifestyle wants and ask the following questions that can guide you to find the optimal SUV. 

 

  • How many passengers do you need to carry in your vehicle?
  • What type of driving do you do? Is it on highways, tarred roads or off-road driving?
  • Are your journeys short or long? If long, fuel economy is an important factor. 
  • What features do you need in your car? This includes safety features as well. 
  • How big do you need the boot space? Do you normally have a large or small cargo capacity? 
  • Do you have children? Do you need enough space for car seats? How many car seats?
  • Do you sometimes have to do towing? Do you have a caravan or a trailer? 
  • Do you have a single, double or triple garage space? Where will your car be parked?

 

Assess Your Finances And Plan Your Budget

 

Assessing your finances is an important, if not the most important, step to buying that perfect SUV for you. To choose the perfect SUV for you, and one that you can afford, you need to work out how much deposit you can make, how much is in your budget to allocate to monthly payments and how your current car, if you have one, will affect the overall cost. Assessing your finances will also allow you to work out how you will be able to afford service payments and one-off repairs. Knowing your finances will help you find a financially suitable SUV for you. On the topic of finances, have you researched all the current specials and deals out there that can help you afford the SUV of your dreams?

 

Assess All SUV Models And Classes 

 

Your journey of buying the perfect used SUV for you shouldn’t be a quick one. There are loads of SUV makes and models available on the market - from used to secondhand. Now that you know your needs and finances, you’ll be able to review all the models and classes and find one that is suitable for you. In this stage of your SUV buying journey, now is the time to compare different SUVs, their appearance, features, price, etc. Ensuring you have browsed through the selection sufficiently will ensure you don’t miss out on a possible SUV goldmine.

 

A proper search takes note of multiple sources - whether offline or online. Whether on online sites or different dealership locations, there are many sources to find your perfect used SUV for sale.

 

Book A Test Drive And View Your Vehicle Firsthand

 

Be sure to contact dealerships directly after browsing their website and getting a few quotes to compare. Visit the stores in person and also book a test drive, if it's possible. By making a test-drive appointment. By making a few test drives back to the back of different SUV options with your local dealerships, you ensure that the car will be waiting for you when you arrive as well as the fact that you’ll know how it drives. Why not test-drive a few different SUV vehicles as well?

 

Search Done, Test Drive Done, Now Think About It

 

Rushing into a car purchase is not ideal. Now that you have followed all of the above steps and ensured you have the best-used SUV for sale for you, it’s time to sleep on it and think a little more before you sign on the dotted line. The last thing you want is buyer’s remorse, be sure to sleep on everything and then make the right decision.

 

Make A Deal With Your Trusted Car Dealership

 

When all is said and done and considered, it’s now time for you to make that purchase. 

Even if you’re certain of the SUV you want and are ready to buy the best-used SUV for sale for you, contact us at Motus Select. If you are still uncertain and need further help on your car purchasing journey, we’re happy to help with more tips and make your new car purchase as easy as possible.

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Your Guide To Used Kia For Sale Car Dealerships in SA

Your Guide To Used Kia For Sale Car Dealerships in SA

Whether you’re looking to buy a used Kia for sale or buy a new car in Johannesburg, sometimes your focus on actual cars may overshadow the need to focus on choosing the right car dealership. From traditional dealerships to online car dealerships, there are as many of these dealerships as there are car models and types available on the car market currently. Unfortunately, this sheer choice of car dealerships, along with the increase in scams and untrustworthy car dealerships, makes the process of searching for your dream car that much more difficult. However, as a trusted dealership to many, many motorists, we have the top tips featured in this brief guide below to help you find your perfect used Kia for a sale car dealership.

 

Online Or Offline Dealerships? What You Should Know!

 

As we are sure you already know, there are different types of car dealerships. You can choose an onsite/offline dealership, or you can choose an online one. As its name suggests, an online dealership is online. It’s a website that allows motorists like yourself to browse through the long list of car makes and models. On these websites, you will be able to find the new, demo and used vehicles. The benefits of online dealerships include: 

 

  • Search online in the comfort of your own home without having to trek between different onsite, physical car dealerships. 
  • A wide selection of specials and online deals are made available to you that are otherwise not only offered to offline, in-store customers. 
  • The ability to clearly define your online car search according to your preferences, tastes, mileage, personal budget etc.
  • A wider selection of vehicles in different selections that are not found in their numbers on showroom floors.

 

Offline, in-store car dealerships are common, traditional showrooms where the different car makes and models are shown on the floor, and car salesmen and women are able to talk face to face with you. The benefits of searching for your dream car at these offline dealerships include:

 

  • Having the ability to see different cars upfront - from the exterior or the interior. 
  • You can get a better overview of the car from the salesman, do close-up inspections, get answers to all your questions and get even more valuable advice from trained car experts there and then.

 

Some car dealerships are offline but boast an online website, and with these car dealerships, you receive the benefits from both worlds.

 

When You’ve Chosen Your Used Kia For Sale, How Do You Choose The Best Car Dealership For You?

 

Now that you fully understand the different types of car dealerships there are, now it’s about choosing the right one that suits you and your car needs best. To choose the best car dealership for you, you have to consider many factors and consider the dealership itself. The following will help you do just this:

 

  • Check customer reviews as this can be a beneficial way to avoid untrustworthy, sketchy dealerships and be able to point out the good dealership to go with easily. Speak to family and friends and others in your network and ask them for their opinions. Seek online reviews and testimonials from different online sources. Check on customer complaint sites and review sites, as well as the dealership website as well. Be objective when checking reviews about the car dealership, and be sure to review ones that can help you identify issues and car dealership ratings. 
  • Find out how long the car dealership has been in business. Checking longevity means you will be able to get to know the reputation of that dealership. With this in mind, always go to a car dealership that boasts longevity when buying a used Kia for sale.
  • When looking for your used Kia for sale, check out the car dealerships facilities and whether or not it has a showroom to which you could visit and check out the used Kia you’re interested in.
  • When choosing the optimal car dealership to go with, see how the staff treat you. Check whether they are trained and professional too. Furthermore, we recommend you not purchase a used Kia for sale if you do not receive only the best service from the get-go.

 

Need The Best Car Dealership; Look No Further Than Us

 

At Motus Select, we hope this short guide has helped you to find your ideal car dealership. And if you have had no luck yet in finding a reliable, trustworthy car dealership, look no further than Motus Select. Whether you’re looking to buy a used Kia for sale can

 or buy another hot new car in Johannesburg, we have a variety of options to choose from. Our new, demo, used, and second-hand cars come at high quality and affordable purchase costs. Check out our current specials and deals as well on our website.

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Find the Right Fit for the Family: Top Demo Cars For Sale

Find the Right Fit for the Family: Top Demo Cars For Sale

When it comes to buying the best demo cars for sale - whether it’s a demo Kia for sale; a demo Mitsubishi for sale; a demo Renault for sale, or a demo Tata for sale - it’s important to know the difference between different demo models as well as to compare and breakdown the specs, onboard tech, safety features and available extras. With the following bullet point chart, we hope to help you decide on the right fit for your family.  

 

Hyundai Atos

 

Before you think this is not fit for families, as it’s a smaller car, the Hyundai Atos is a great car for families. These days, the cost of living is skyrocketing, and families are becoming more and more burdened with the cost of living. Not only affordable but light on fuel and inexpensive to service and repair, this vehicle is great for families to get around on a budget and safely. 

 

  • Seat Configuration: 2 front & 3 rear with 60/40 split rear seatback
  • Boot Space: 235-litre boot capacity
  • Safety Features: ABS Brakes; Driver & Passenger Airbag; ISOFIX Child Seat Attachments
  • Fuel Consumption: 5.5 L/100km

 

2021 Triber 1.0 Dynamique

 

This Renault Triber 1.0 Dynamique is another perfect, stylish option for families looking to purchase a quality demo car. This hatchback comes in manual drive and boasts a petrol engine. 

 

  • Seat Configuration: 7 seats
  • Fuel Consumption: Great 
  • Interior space: Ample
  • Safety Features: Central locking and great ground clearance 
  • Extra Features: Touch screen radio, Bluetooth, onboard computer

 

Kia Picanto 

 

Another smaller vehicle, like the Hyundai Atos, the Kia Picanto, is perfect for families looking to get from A to B safely and without the hefty petrol fees. Small in size, this demo car can move from the shops to school, to the office easily with ease of parking to boot. 

 

  • Seat Configuration: 2 front & 3 rear 
  • Boot Space: Sufficient
  • Safety Features: Airbags, central locking
  • Extra Features: Air conditioner, power steering, USB port

 

2021 Sandero PH2 EXP 66KW Turbo 

 

Another popular demo car fit for most families is the 2021 Sandero PH2 EXP 66KW Turbo. Small in size but large in stature, this manual hatchback is the perfect, affordable car to get you from school to the office quickly and safely. 

 

  • Seat Configuration: 2 front & 3 rear 
  • Boot Space: Sufficient
  • Safety Features: Airbags, central locking
  • Extra Features: Air conditioner, power steering

 

2021 Triber 1.0 Expression

 

This sporty looking manual hatchback is as comfortable as it is on fuel consumption and purchase price! So whether you’ve got one child or three, the whole family can comfortably fit in this surprising spacious demo vehicle. 

 

  • Seat Configuration: 7-seater
  • Boot Space: Ample
  • Fuel consumption: Excellent
  • Safety Features: Airbags, central locking
  • Extra Features: Air conditioner, power steering

2021 New Kwid Dynamique AMT

 

Most families who have opted for this attractive demo car for sale enjoy all the driving pleasure this petrol, hatchback, automatic demo has to offer! With this demo car, you can expect great features, compact SUV looks and an economical 1.0 engine.

 

  • Seat Configuration:  2 front & 3 rear
  • Boot Space: Sufficient
  • Fuel consumption: Good
  • Safety Features: Airbags, central locking

 

With the above list of demo cars fit for families of any size, as well as a vast selection of other demos listed on Motus Select’s website, you’re sure to find the perfect demo car for you and your family. When it comes to buying the best demo cars for sale - whether it’s a demo Kia for sale; a demo Mitsubishi for sale; a demo Renault for sale, or a demo Tata for sale, our car experts and friendly sales team will be sure to help you make the right decision on the right fit for your family.

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