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  • Leasing VS Buying A New Car: Which Is Better?
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    Leasing VS Buying A New Car: Which Is Better?

  • Top Performing Bakkies For Sale Mid 2021
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    Top Performing Bakkies For Sale Mid 2021

  • 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

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    Your Guide To Used Kia For Sale Car Dealerships in SA

Leasing VS Buying A New Car: Which Is Better?

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Leasing VS Buying A New Car: Which Is Better?

Leasing VS Buying A New Car: Which Is Better?

The prospect of driving a brand new car will always be exciting to almost any driver, but being able to afford driving off the showroom floor with a new sedan or the latest sporty used KIA cars for sale isn't exactly within everyone's means. Not only that, but some people simply won't need to own a car for several years, due to work or other lifestyle preferences. For example, someone who is working a contract job and wants to buy a car in Johannesburg but intends to leave the country after their work contract reaches an end isn't likely to splurge on a new car, are they?  

You may also be planning on downscaling but currently need a flashy, new car for the sake of your business or career. Fortunately, for these - and other - requirements, there is an option beyond purchasing a new car or having to rent one from a rental agency: car leases. 

Leasing a car is essentially a semi-long term contract where you pay to drive a new vehicle for a set period of time. The contract periods vary but are typically set at 36 or 48 months. Once that contract reaches its end, you return the car to the lessor and can then decide whether you wish to sign up for a new car and lease contract or make other arrangements that will better suit your needs at the time. So, what are the pros and cons of leasing, versus buying a new car? For the sake of this comparison, let's assume that if you're buying a car, you'll be paying it off through a financing plan, as opposed to paying for it in cash.

Leasing A Car VS Buying A Car

As we've mentioned, leasing implies that you're just loaning the car, not actually buying it to keep. One benefit of this is that you won't be tied down to a longer-term payment contract, as you would be if you purchased a car through financing. Leasing allows you to drive a very new Kia Rio from Motus Select for example and return it after roughly two or three years, with the option to lease another brand new, recently released vehicle, after that. If you're someone who enjoys driving something new fairly often, leasing is a great option to keep you on-trend and eliminate any long-term financial or maintenance burdens. 

What To Consider When You Lease A Car

  1. You'll have an option to pay a deposit at the start of your lease. The higher the amount you put down as a deposit, the lower your monthly payment will be. Just bear in mind, you won't get your deposit back if the car is in an accident or stolen, even days after you start your lease - the lessor will be reimbursed by their insurance company, but you'll lose whatever amount you offered as a deposit. If you pay a deposit, keep this in mind and put a smaller amount down if you're not comfortable with potentially losing the amount you deposited.
  2. There are mileage restrictions on lease cars, which means that, just as with a normal rental vehicle, you'll only be covered for a specific amount of kilometres. If you exceed that amount, you'll have to pay hefty extra penalty fees. If you're fairly certain of how much distance you typically cover in a month or a year, you'll be able to estimate with reasonable safety whether your lease mileage will be enough for your travelling habits. 
  3. If you're planning on leasing a car for a period longer than the normal three years, you'll very likely end up paying more for your lease car than what you'd pay if you bought a car. Lease cars work out more affordably on the short term, so consider how long you'll need the car.

Pros Of Leasing

  1. Lower monthly payments. Compared to what you'd pay on instalments when you buy a new car, a lease car will cost you less, Rand for Rand. 
  2. No insurance costs. The car will be insured by the lessor, which means you'll have one less expense to worry about.
  3. Drive the latest models, as they're released. This one speaks for itself, doesn't it?
  4. No long term obligations. Once your lease period is up, you simply return the car to the company you leased it from and walk away. If you bought a car, you'd have to go through the process of selling it either privately - which means a lot of effort, negotiations and haggling - or scouting around for a dealership that will offer you a decent price for your car.

Cons of Leasing

  1. Mileage limitations. As we mentioned earlier, you'll need to be very sure that you won't exceed the monthly or annual kilometre cap that is specified in your lease contract. Unless you're happy to fork out a few extra grand because of that trip out of town, think carefully about how much you drive and add a few extra hundred to the final sum, just to be safe. 
  2. You can't back out of your contract without worry. If, for whatever reason, you decide to cancel your lease contract early, be prepared to pay a penalty fee, as well as the remainder of your installations for the lease period. In this case, buying a car is a safer option as you can sell it whenever you need or want to, without incurring huge expenses. 
  3. You still have to take extra good care of it. Just because it's not your car, doesn't mean you're completely free of responsibility for a lease car. It's essentially the same as a rental in this regard: you need to return it in the same state you received it, or you'll be liable for repairs. In terms of servicing, maintenance and any replacement of parts due to wear and tear, you'll be just as responsible as you'd be if it were your car. Fortunately, most lease car contracts offer you the option to buy a servicing plan, and because it's a new vehicle, it will be under warranty for the most part. The vehicle will be inspected when you return it, and while minor scratches may be overlooked, fender benders and gross negligence will end up biting a chunk out of your bank account. 

Overall, leasing a car is a stylish, affordable solution that is less constrained in terms of long-term responsibility. If you're aiming to have a car for many years, however, buying one will be more worth your money in the end. Whatever you choose, avoid the temptation of diving in headlong in a state of excitement. Do your research and you'll be driving in style and confidence in that sedan or used KIA car for sale that Motus Select has to offer.

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Top Performing Bakkies For Sale Mid 2021

Top Performing Bakkies For Sale Mid 2021

Whether single-cab or double-cab, the humble bakkie has continued to evolve, and with this evolution, it has continued to capture the hearts of many South Africans. Now, as we sit mid-2021, top-performing used bakkies for sale continue to fly off the dealership floor with their durability, affordability and reliability never wavering the diehard bakkie fan. For now, let’s look at the best-selling, used bakkies for sales.


Ford Ranger 3.2 TDCi Hi-Rider Wildtrak (4x2, automatic)


Unsurprisingly, our list starts with the Ford Ranger 3.2 TDCi Hi-Rider Wildtrak (4x2, automatic). This beefy, five-cylinder-engined workhorse not only boasts impressive performance, immense comfort, advanced traction, stylish aesthetics and memorable acoustics and power, but as this vehicle brand slogan suggests, you can #LiveTheRangerLife and carve your path, and make your fun in this second-hand beast of a car!


Isuzu KB 300 D-Teq LX (4x2, manual)


Hot on the heels of the Ford Ranger is the Isuzu KB 300 D-Teq LX (4x2, manual). Even secondhand and with miles on its tyres, every driver of a secondhand Isuzu KB 300 D-Teq LX will enjoy this vehicle's tough, robust diesel engine, unmatched fuel consumption and versatile functionality. This is one of our top performers right here. This luxurious version of the D-Max is certain to power you through your workweek. 


Toyota Hilux 2.8 GD-6 Raider (4x4, automatic)


What would any top-performing bakkie list be without the Toyota Hilux? More plush than its predecessors, the Toyota Hilux 2.8 GD-6 Raider boasts renewed frontal styling, more power and more features than ever before. Secondhand, this model comes in at an affordable price, making for every mile after the showroom floor being a reliable one. 


There Is Still Many Miles To Travel This Year, So Purchase One Of Our Top Performing Bakkies For Sale


At Motus Select, our selection of single-cab or double-cab used bakkies for sale continues to fly off the dealership floor, and if you’re looking for a car that is not only stylish, advanced, durable, affordable and reliable, contact us today and speak to our team about your bakkie needs.

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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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