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  • Petrol-Engine Downsizing: Turbo-charging & Fuel Injections
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    Petrol-Engine Downsizing: Turbo-charging & Fuel Injections

  • New Dealership Spotlight - Motus Select East Rand Mall
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    New Dealership Spotlight - Motus Select East Rand Mall

  • SA Versus International Safety Standards
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    SA Versus International Safety Standards

  • Top Renault Models
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    Top Renault Models

  • New Dealership Spotlight - Motus Select Boksburg
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    New Dealership Spotlight - Motus Select Boksburg

  • Used Car Brands We Love
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    Used Car Brands We Love

Petrol-Engine Downsizing: Turbo-charging & Fuel Injections

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Petrol-Engine Downsizing: Turbo-charging & Fuel Injections

Petrol-Engine Downsizing: Turbo-charging & Fuel Injections

With rising petrol prices putting strain on the pockets of car owners, adaptations to the traditional engine structure and functionality has become a big focus for car manufacturers. We’ve seen a sharp decline in new cars being released with diesel variants in the lineup as well, due to increased pressure on the industry to come up with more environmentally-friendly solutions that will help reduce the planet’s overall CO2 pollution levels. These two factors have heralded the introduction of turbocharged versions of almost all new models of cars being released today - which is great news for new car buyers looking for a car that won’t guzzle petrol or spew out as much toxic residue as older models did. For existing car owners, there’s also the option of upgrading their engines with turbochargers to get the same effect - and you can have it done at the same place you’d go to for a car service and repair. 

What Does Downsizing An Engine With Turbo-charging & Fuel Injection Mean?

Traditional petrol engines contain a series of cylinders that make up the heart of what powers the entire vehicle. They consist of valves and pistons that move up and down, creating a compression chamber that causes combustion in the engine. Most standard cars are fitted with four cylinders, while more powerful vehicles have six or eight cylinders. More cylinders equal more power, but the cost of running such an engine becomes very apparent when you look at how their fuel consumption compares to a car with less power. Turbo-charging an engine involves removing some of these cylinders and optimising the remaining ones so that it performs just as well - if not better - as it did with more cylinders. Fewer cylinders mean less demand for fuel, and with fuel injection and turbo-charging, that means your car will deliver great performance while saving you a good bit on petrol in the long run. Fuel injection, as an addition, involves modifying your engine with very precise fuel injectors that deliver fuel into the cylinders at exactly the right time and amount so that no fuel is wasted in the process. Traditionally, the fuel is dispersed to all four cylinders indirectly, which means the distribution of fuel is often not optimal.

How Does It Work?

Fuel injectors are installed in the manifold of each cylinder, allowing for direct fuel deposits at a very consistent and precise rate. This will require modification of your car’s engine in order to relay the path that your fuel flows. For turbo-charging, a turbo-charger modification is fitted to the exhaust of your car. It sucks a large amount of the exhaust gases that would be expelled back in, then that air gets pushed back up the turbine to increase the amount of pressure in the cylinder where combustion takes place. The increase in pressure boosts the distribution of petrol and delivers far better engine performance as a result. 

If you’re considering buying a new car, it’s well worth it to look at turbo-charged and fuel injection variants. Should you wish to have these upgrades made to your existing vehicle, contact an auto workshop where you typically go for car service and repairs. Get in touch with Motus Select for a service you can trust.

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New Dealership Spotlight - Motus Select East Rand Mall

New Dealership Spotlight - Motus Select East Rand Mall

Motus Select East Rand Mall is located in Jansen Park. This Boksburg used car dealership is home to a carefully curated selection of quality used vehicles. Whatever your budget and needs may be, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for at this dealership. Look out for trusted vehicle manufacturers, including Nissan, Datsun, Ford, Renault, VW, and many others. 

Introducing Motus Select East Rand Mall

The Motus Select East Rand Mall has a central location next to the popular East Rand Mall. This dealership brings you the trusted name of Motus Select. Previously trading as Imperial Select, this used vehicle specialist has developed a reputation for excellence since opening in 1948. While the name may be different, the commitment to world-class service remains. 

At the East Rand Mall, you can expect to find a selection of makes and models under one roof. Friendly sales staff will be on hand to help you find what you’re looking for and assist with your needs.  

Selling your car in Boksburg and surrounds? 

Motus Select helps you find fully vetted buyers quickly and easily. Get the advantage of our established name and sell your car through our East Rand Mall dealership. We have a large network of buyers who are actively looking for a variety of used vehicles in this area. Complete our form in just three easy steps to sell your vehicle at this dealership.

Adding even more value to car buyers, the East Rand dealership offers vehicle financing as well as vehicle servicing. Come on down to Boksburg and visit our dealership today to find your dream car at Motus Select East Rand Mall. 

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SA Versus International Safety Standards

SA Versus International Safety Standards

To keep everyone safe on the road, car safety standards are typically heavily regulated and very strictly enforced globally. In regions like Europe, there are very specific criteria that have to be met for a car to pass as roadworthy, and the penalties attached to not meeting those criteria are heavy. It leaves absolutely no grey area where you could say you didn’t know what was expected of you, but here in South Africa, the laws are a bit vague, which makes it harder for car owners to know for certain if their vehicles are completely compliant. To keep yourself on the safe side, we recommend following the guidelines laid out by the AA and taking your vehicle to a car repair workshop if you find anything on the list below that looks like a red flag. 

Car Bodywork And Windows

Firstly, your car’s bodywork needs to be intact and in good condition. This means there should be no obvious signs of rust or damage that may cause the vehicle to be a danger to surrounding vehicles, bikers, cyclists or pedestrians. Any panels that are loose, hanging, dragging, or sticking out are considered dangerous and need to be fixed. Your doors need to all be in good working condition, and handles should work on both the inside and the outside of the vehicle for safety reasons. The same applies to all windows that can be rolled down, and both your windscreen and back window need to be clean and free from cracks, with windscreen wipers that are still in good working condition. 

Wheels And Lights

Your tyres are a vital safety element of your vehicle and need to be kept in good condition. Legally, this means your tread should be at least 1.6mm deep - if you find the rubber has worn down below this depth, it’s time for a new set. The tyres also need to be of the correct size for your vehicle. Check that all your lights are in good working order by turning them on and off and ensuring everything from your indicator lights to the fog lamps and brights are still operational. 

Undercarriage And Engine Compartment

Check that your car’s brakes are in working order and that the brake pads are still in good condition. Look out for any rust formation under your vehicle, as this is often not spotted until it starts giving functional problems. Ensure that all components are still well-secured to the framework and that nothing is dragging or loose. In your engine compartment, make sure that the battery is still secure and that no deposits have formed on the terminals. Also, look out for any loose components or wiring that looks unsecured.

Once you’ve gone through all of these checks, the last important check is to test all of your car’s seat belts to ensure they’re still working like they’re supposed to. If you notice any issues or aren’t confident about your car’s current condition, it’s best to book it at a car repair workshop for a quick check. After all, safety and prevention are key. Give Motus Select a try for guaranteed quality service on your vehicle.

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Top Renault Models

Top Renault Models

Renault is a much-loved and popular brand in South Africa and is one of our favourite brands at Motus Select. We often have a great selection of Renault models to our national inventory, so if you’re looking for a Renault used car that has low mileage, is in great condition, and comes with a price that will leave you smiling, keep reading. Here are our favourite models currently available for sale. 

Renault Captur

The Renault Captur will definitely capture your attention and imagination. It is packed with features and comes in a variety of colours including black, white, silver, and dazzling Arizona orange that exudes youthfulness and a sporty, playful character. Additional features that the Renault Captur has is air conditioning with climate control, a keyless entry system, Bluetooth integration, telescopic steering, built-in navigation alongside an interactive touchscreen infotainment system, USB ports, full electric windows in the front and back, as well as cruise control and daytime running lights, to name but a few features.

Renault Megane

Looking for something really eye-catching and sporty? The top-of-the-line Megane will surely turn heads and leave you feeling exhilarated every time you’re behind the wheel. The Renault Megane can include sports suspension, which is every fun-loving, adventurous driver’s dream. The spoils don’t stop there, however. Features can include heated racing-style bucket seats in the front with Isofix seats in the rear, a keyless entry system, park assist with integrated rear camera, steering wheel controls, a premium sound system with speakers throughout the cabin airbags, and climate-controlled air conditioning. Take a look at our constantly updated stocklist for an electric or manual Renault Megane that suits your needs and budget!

Renault Clio

If it’s a practical but fun hatchback you’re after, we recommend the Renault Clio. We currently have over 40 models available for sale, with colours including black, silver, yellow, white, red, and gunmetal grey models that are all still in impeccable condition. Our Renault Clio’s also range in mileage, price and vary from manual to automatic. Features that the Clio has includes, front and back electric windows, central locking, USB ports, and Bluetooth integration for music on the go, park distance control, and airbags to keep you and your passengers safe. As one of our most popular used car models, you will be able to find the perfect Renault Clio to fit your lifestyle and personality at the click of a button.

Renault Koleos

Is an executive-style SUV more along the lines of what you’re looking for? We’ve got you covered. We stock a variety of Renault Koleos models, including the Dynamique, Expression, and the New Koleos 2021 model. With the Renault Koleos you won’t be left wanting for anything, thanks to features that include a hands-free keycard system with remote access, ducted air conditioning with air vents for passengers in the back and automatic dual-zone controls, cooling/warming cupholders, sliding armrests with storage compartments built-in, hands-free power tailgate function, full leather seats and full electric windows in the front and back. 

Trying to find a used car that fits all your requirements can be overwhelming. Therefore, we have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to quickly look through different deals of different car brands and models. Through our easy-to-use website, you can find the Renault used car that perfectly suits what you need. You can easily filter the model, transmission (manual or automatic), fuel type, mileage, year and the province that best suits you.

For these and hundreds of other great used Renault car models for sale, be sure to check our website. We’d also like to remind you that we offer delivery of our vehicles to anywhere in the country if needed.



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New Dealership Spotlight - Motus Select Boksburg

New Dealership Spotlight - Motus Select Boksburg

Located in East Rand, Motus Select Boksburg brings you a wide range of vehicles for every budget and preference. This dealership has various vehicle models from trusted brands, including Chevrolet, Renault, Honda, Toyota, Ford, Nissan, and others. You’ll find a large variety of vehicle types - hatchback, sedan, bakkie, SUV, minibus, MPV, and station wagon. With prices starting as low as R89 900, finding your dream car won’t have to break the bank. Visit the Motus Select Boksburg dealership to start searching for the ideal used car and see what we’ve currently got on offer.

Introducing Motus Select Boksburg

Previously trading as Imperial Select, Motus Select may have a new name. The legacy of excellence remains, however. Over the last five decades, we have become one of South Africa’s most respected dealer networks. Our Boksburg East Rand dealership gives you the benefit of the Motus Select reputation for excellence. You’ll always have peace of mind knowing that every car on the floor has been carefully selected for quality. You’ll also always know that our sales staff are trained to assist with all of your questions and needs.

Selling your car in Boksburg? Take advantage of our large number of buyers who are actively looking for cars in the East Rand area and sell your car through Motus Select. We will do the hard work for you, leaving you free to simply accept the best offer. To get started, all you need to do is complete our form in just three steps. 

In addition to buying and selling used cars, the Boksburg East Rand dealership gives you additional solutions such as vehicle financing and vehicle servicing that add even more value. Visit the Motus Select Boksburg dealership today and find your dream car.

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Used Car Brands We Love

Used Car Brands We Love

Spring has arrived, and as temperatures start rising and everyone gears down in preparation for the last quarter of the year, we at MOTUS Select have prepared a great selection of cars for our customers. Each of our vehicles has gone through stringent quality-control tests and inspections before being handed over for a thorough valet service so that each vehicle we put up for sale is in impeccable condition. 

Are you ready to buy a used car but don’t know which brand will suit you best? Here we look at a few of our favourite used car brands such as KIA, Hyundai, Ford, Renault, and used Nissan for sale.

Hyundai

The Hyundai car brand has been a firm favourite with South African car buyers for over a decade, and it’s no wonder why. Hyundai has a great reputation for reliability, affordability, and very low fuel consumption rates. So if you’re after a zippy hatchback or a spacious cabin that won’t break the bank in terms of insurance costs, petrol expenses, and general maintenance fees, Hyundai cars are well worth a look. We offer a wide selection of tempting Hyundai used car deals. The Hyundai models we often stock include the Hyundai i10, i20, Accent, and Atos. We also stock different variations of each model, including electric or manual Hyundai cars.

Renault

We love Renault used cars as they are reliable and they offer affordability. Renault has a great range of used cars to choose from and can be a great addition to the life of anyone with an adventurous and youthful spirit. They are practical, spacious, and have all the features you need to ensure a pleasant driving experience every time. Our favourite and most popular Renault models that we have in our stocklist are the Renault Sandero and the Renault Quid. Modeled and presented as a mini-SUV, the Kwid offers you many facets you’d get to enjoy in a larger SUV, but at a fraction of the price.

Nissan

Owners love Nissan cars because of their reliability, tenacity, and overall excellent driving experience, and you could be the proud owner to join this group of satisfied drivers. If you’re looking for a great passenger car, a used Nissan car for sale might be the perfect fit. Nissan boasts a range of models that are small and quick such as the Nissan Micra, to the more luxurious Murano. Our most popular Nissan models include the Micra, Almera, and the Nissan X-Trail. The X-Trail has been one of the most popular SUVs and 4x4 vehicles in the country for many years running and has won many awards both nationally and globally. 

Ford

If you’re looking for a powerful pre-loved car brand, Ford might just be what you are looking for! Ford offers a great variety of cars such as the Fiesta (if you’re looking for a smaller car), the mid-range Fusion, or the zippy Mustang. Our stocklist is always filled with various Ford models that range to fit your needs and budget. Our most loved Ford models also include the Ford Figo, Ranger, and the Ford Ecosport. The Ford Ecosport is a zippy hatchback that is reminiscent of its sibling, the Fiesta but offers its own unique set of features and personality.

For these and many more used cars, including various used Nissan for sale, be sure to check our website. Easily view each car’s colour, features, price, and more! We frequently update our stocklist with new arrivals and deliver our vehicles to your door, wherever you are in the country. 

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