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  • Petrol Price Drops During Lockdown: How You Can Benefit
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    Petrol Price Drops During Lockdown How You Can Benefit

  • Clever Ways To Slash Your Car Service And Repair Costs
    Uploaded 4 minutes ago

    Clever Ways To Slash Your Car Service And Repair Costs

  • Used SUV For Sale: Manual Vs Automatic
    Uploaded 3 days ago

    Used SUV For Sale Manual Vs Automatic

  • Used KIA For Sale: Autumn Specials
    Uploaded 5 days ago

    Used KIA For Sale Autumn Specials

  • 6 Reasons Why You’ll Never Regret Test Driving A Demo Tata
    Uploaded 1 week ago

    6 Reasons Why Youll Never Regret Test Driving A Demo Tata

  • Why Trade Assistance Is A Good Idea In 2021
    Uploaded 1 week ago

    Why Trade Assistance Is A Good Idea In 2021

Petrol Price Drops During Lockdown: How You Can Benefit

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Petrol Price Drops During Lockdown How You Can Benefit

Petrol Price Drops During Lockdown How You Can Benefit

With the current COVID-19 lockdown keeping South Africans at home, one upside is that we're all saving a fair bit on our usual monthly petrol costs. While this is a welcome reprieve for most, your normal income may be affected by the crisis, resulting in tight budgets and far more careful spending for many local citizens. If you're fortunate enough to not suffer a great loss during this time and can afford to get by, we suggest investing the money you would have spent on petrol during this time on keeping your beloved car secure and in good shape. Here are a few tips on how to do just that

Pay Your Insurance Premium With It

While most local car insurance companies have offered their clients discounts and alternatives to assist in reducing their expenses while they're not driving during lockdown, the responsibility of maintaining your insurance policy still remains. We advise making use of any reductions in premiums offered by your insurer and paying the remainder of your instalment with the cash saved on petrol costs during this time.

Save Up For Your Next Service

If you're no longer covered by a service plan, paying upfront cash for your car service tends to be a prospect that you know will tighten your budget for a month or two. Plan ahead by setting aside the cash you would have spent on petrol during lockdown to help pay for your next service.

Save Up For New Tyres

An expense that isn't covered by any service or maintenance plan, forking out for a new set of tyres is usually a painful blow to your bank account. Allocate what you would usually spend on petrol to a savings account so that you will have a much easier time swiping your card the next time your car needs a new of tyres.

Splurge On A Full Valet

Once the lockdown period is over and you&rsquore free to hit the road again, your car will surely be looking a bit worse for wear after spending weeks parked at home. Give it a fresh and sparkling makeover by taking it for full valet service and you'll be driving around feeling like you've just got a new set of wheels to enjoy your reinstated freedom. 

We hope you are keeping yourself, your loved ones and your car safe during this lockdown period and wish you the best for the remainder of it. For more ways to make the most of your petrol savings, speak to one of our experts who'll guide you in the best way possible. Then once you've saved up, you can even look at purchasing that second car. Check out  our used cars for sale.

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Clever Ways To Slash Your Car Service And Repair Costs

Clever Ways To Slash Your Car Service And Repair Costs

Trying to stay on budget is not always easy, and when it comes to having to pay for all those unexpected expenses that appear now and then, it is never a pleasant surprise. Our cars are no different, especially when it comes to having to pay out of pocket for services or repair work. While it is always better to get car service and repair done by professionals, there are some ways to reduce how much you will end up having to spend to keep your car running or get it back in running condition at the end of the day. 

Drive Consistently, Not Roughly

Your driving style is a huge factor in how long your car will last and how often you will need replacement parts. Pay attention to how you drive and try to keep your speeding up and braking to a gradual and even pace, instead of putting extra strain on your cars engine and other parts by accelerating and braking hard whenever you drive. The same goes for how you change gears grinding your gears or not using the clutch properly to shift gear can cause severe damage to your gearbox and engine. 

Learn How To Do Simple Maintenance &ndash And Do It Frequently

Cars can often be neglected by their owners, outside of taking them for their annual service appointments. Nothing, including cars, works better than if it is consistently maintained and well looked after. You could save yourself thousands just by getting into the routine of doing a few simple checks and fixes yourself. These include checking your car&rsquos liquid levels, tyre pressure, changing oil and oil filters, changing or cleaning air filters and changing spark plugs. You should also keep an eye on your cars battery to ensure the terminals are clean and that the battery is still charging and powering as it should be. Leaving all these small things to degrade over time can end up causing significant damage to your car &ndash to a point where you would not be able to fix it with a DIY solution. 

Overall, just looking after your car by giving it a bit more attention and care can shave months or even years off your next visit to a workshop for car service and repair. Drive safely and always pay attention to your car, how it sounds or behaves, as any changes could indicate a more serious issue later on.

Is your car due for a service? If you&rsquore no longer covered by a service plan or would like to look at alternate service providers, MOTUS Select service centres should be the next call you make. We specialise in the servicing of KIA, Renault, Mitsubishi and Hyundai models and will ensure you the best service at a great price. 

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Used SUV For Sale Manual Vs Automatic

Used SUV For Sale Manual Vs Automatic

SUVs are all the rage, and it is no wonder they are spacious, capable of handling most types of terrain, are generally safer to drive in thanks to greater road visibility, and have become surprisingly fuel-efficient in recent years. If you are currently considering changing your set of wheels for a used SUV for sale, there is a huge variety of brands and models available on the local market to choose from. One of the many aspects you&rsquoll need to consider when narrowing down your search is whether you would prefer a manual or automatic variant. 

Here are a few of the main differences between the two variants and what you can expect in terms of performance, fuel efficiency and driving experience between manual and automatic transmission models.

Fuel Economy

A big factor you would probably want to consider is whether your choice between a manual or automatic SUV will impact the amount you will end up spending on petrol. In the past, automatic vehicles used to be less fuel-efficient than their manual counterparts by as much as 10%, but has this changed in recent years? Essentially, yes. The advances in automatic transmission engines over the years have gradually improved fuel consumption to the point where today there is virtually no difference in fuel consumption between variants, with certain manufacturers automatic models performing with better fuel efficiency than their manual counterparts. So, in this case, you will probably not need to worry about wasting extra fuel if you are looking at an SUV that has been manufactured in the past three or four years. 

Services And Repairs

Another aspect to think about is how much maintaining your SUV is going to cost you in the long run. Fundamentally, manual and automatic engines are completely different. Manual models are mechanical and require driver input to operate, while automatic models use mechanical, hydraulic and electronic components to run. When something breaks down or there is an issue with your vehicle, it is just simpler and less costly to have a manual car fixed. Automatic vehicles need to be serviced more often than manual ones, and it tends to end up costing a bit to maintain. An automatic vehicle also needs more careful attention because of this, as an electronic failure could leave you completely stranded, while you could still get away with a bit of wear and tear with a manual car. You should also bear in mind that just any workshop can not service automatic vehicles &ndash they require specialised equipment to monitor, calibrate and correct issues. One thing you would not have to pay for with an automatic model, however, is clutch plates &ndash something which isn&rsquot typically covered in the original vehicle warranty for very long. If you tend to be a bit heavy on the clutch, and if your driving style causes clutch plates to wear out fairly often, this is not a cost you will need to worry about if you own an automatic SUV. 

Driving Experience

This one is very much down to personal preference, as many people just want to feel that they are completely in control of their vehicle, and an automatic car does not provide that experience or exhilaration. Manual vehicles tend to have more performance-on-demand, as you have full control over how fast and by how much you accelerate, change gears, and brake. 

If you happen to live in a city and are faced with heavy traffic and lots of stopping and going, an automatic SUV will be a stress-free way of navigating your daily routes. There is no need for clutch control, changing gears or straining your left calf muscle while sitting in bumper-to-bumper morning gridlocks. Another benefit of automatic SUVs is you don&rsquot have to worry about stalling your vehicle or adjusting the gears to get up a hill without struggling or making an unintended amount of noise as your car scrambles to keep going. Automatic vehicles are also less likely to be stolen, as they are not so easy for the conventional criminal to jack and go. 

In terms of safety, automatic vehicles also have the upper hand as you are not being distracted by having to change gears or switch anything while driving &ndash you simply use petrol or brake, and your hands can remain safely on the steering wheel at all times. New drivers who have not learned to drive manual yet will have a much easier time with an automatic car, which allows them more time to focus on the road and surroundings &ndash a welcome bit of support for the nervous driver. Health and anxiety are two other factors to consider people who struggle with chronic illness and pain, are older or tend to suffer from panic attacks and high anxiety levels will be much better off with an automatic vehicle as it almost eliminates all the strain you would have with operating a manual car. 

Whether you choose an automatic or manual transmission SUV is a very personal decision that involves weighing up costs and lifestyle circumstances at the end of the day. If you&rsquore interested in exploring options for a used SUV for sale, you can view our entire inventory of used vehicles and may discover the perfect match for you.

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Used KIA For Sale Autumn Specials

Used KIA For Sale Autumn Specials

Autumn has arrived, and while everyone is settling in to warm clothes, hot drinks and cold weather, here at MOTUS Select, we have been working hard to prepare a line-up of great vehicles, including used KIAs for sale. Autumn is a great time to buy yourself a new car as we reach the end of the first quarter of the year &ndash a time when you are most likely to get hot specials on cars to warm up your winter season. 

Here is a showcase of some of our favourite KIA models currently on offer, and we think you&rsquoll love them just as much as we do.

2020 KIA Picanto 1.0 Street MY20

An unusual and rarely-seen version of the Picanto is a racier-looking version of the standard model and has the lines to prove it. This model is practically brand new with only 3990km on the clock and has been customised with black vinyl racing stickers to complement the mustard yellow painted exterior. The previous owner has also added custom rims to make a statement and stand out from the crowd truly &ndash you will never lose your car in the parking lot among a sea of others again! It comes packed with features to give you pure driving enjoyment, including electric windows all around, air conditioning, power steering, central locking, a height-adjustable steering wheel with controls and airbags. The model has a USB port and is Bluetooth-enabled, allowing you hours to listen to your favourite bands through your phone or a memory stick. Smash-and-grab window protection has also been added, with a slight tint. It is available for only R179 900 or instalments of R3057 per month for 72 months. 

2017 KIA SOUL 1.6 MT Start 

Looking for something with a bit more space and plenty of personality? This bright red KIA SOUL is a mini SUV that will give you years of driving pleasure and plenty of legroom to stretch out. It has gone through a series of quality control tests before being put on sale, including the Dekra Roadworthy test, Hpi Clearance, 101 Multi-Point Check, and has a full-service history. The model has 71 627km on the clock, and features include a reverse assist camera, anti-lock braking system, telescopic steering, airbags, central locking, power steering and air conditioning. You will also get to enjoy front fog lights and electric side mirrors, as well as a Bluetooth entertainment system and steering wheel controls. Space is not an issue with this model, as you&rsquoll have plenty of vertical room to accommodate taller people and an impressively large boot and storage area. This model is selling for R162 900 or R2905 per month for 72 months with a financing plan. 

2021 KIA Picanto 1.0 Style

If you&rsquore looking for something small, zippy, almost completely new and love sky blue, this might be the car you&rsquove been searching for. Practically new out of the box, this Picanto only has 47km on the clock and is ready for a loving owner to make years of memories with. It&rsquos a manual transmission model that comes packed with electrical windows in the front and rear, airbags, steering wheel controls, power steering, air conditioning, and Bluetooth-enabled. Fuel economy is quite good on these models, with an average of 5.1l/100km. The Picanto also received the 2020 Kinsey Report accolade of being one of the most affordable cars to maintain, with a parts bucket for frequently replaced parts like air and oil filters, brake pads, wiper blades and spark plugs totalling just over R4000. 

Insurance on these models is also quite affordable compared to others in its class, which means you can confidently buy and own one without needing to worry about extreme maintenance costs over the years. This model is selling for R209 900, or R3468 per month for 72 months with a financial payment plan. 

KIA has been proven to be one of the most popular brands of car locally and internationally, with accolades and awards rolling it from all across the globe. When it comes to driving pleasure and owner satisfaction, you can&rsquot go wrong with one of these models. 

As with all our vehicles, we put every model we sell through a series of quality-control tests and prepare them with a full valet so that you receive your car in pristine condition. We can also arrange for delivery of your vehicle anywhere in the country, no matter how far you are from the dealership that has it. MOTUS Select offers flexible financing and trade-in services, and our workshops are authorised to work on KIA cars as a specialisation, so you&rsquoll have full support throughout the time you buy and own your KIA. Interested in learning more? We&rsquore only a phone call away.

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6 Reasons Why Youll Never Regret Test Driving A Demo Tata

6 Reasons Why Youll Never Regret Test Driving A Demo Tata

When thinking about the next car you should buy, you are most likely going to lean towards well-known and popular manufacturers before anything else. However, you may be surprised to discover that hidden gems available to us on the South African car market are often overlooked. Tata has been on the local market for several years. While they have not quite made the marketing impact that other brands like Hyundai and KIA have managed to attain over recent years, they have made a lot of headway and silently kept progressing and improving their cars. Today they are better than ever and still very affordable. Here are a few reasons why a Tata should be on the top of your list of demo cars for sale to consider.

Proven And Awarded For Safety Features

Several Tata models have received the highest accolades for safety globally, including global NCAP safety ratings of four and five stars for several of their models. Most of the models are equipped with airbags and other safety features, including electronic brake distribution, automatic braking systems and stability control to keep you safely on the road. 


Compared to similar vehicles from other manufacturers in each class, TATA models are very affordable. One of the goals of the manufacturer has always been to provide reliable cars and make them available and affordable enough for almost anyone to be able to own. Their hatchback models are ideal for first-time buyers and students at college or people who need reliable transport to zip to the shops and back. 

Long History

Although they have not been around for long in South Africa, TATA has a legacy that spans over 75 years and has become the pride of auto manufacturing in India, where it originated from. As is the case with other Asian car brands, they have progressively grown and advanced in the global background, to the point where they have gained international recognition and respect. 


The company is already in the process of joining the growing market of electric vehicles and have already released a flagship model to show off their developments in this sector. They have also shown significant advances in their technical developments, with more powerful and fuel-efficient engines being released, as well as technological features that easily match those found in more expensive manufacturers models.

Hard Working

Tata also has a line of transport vehicles and trucks, which have become trusted workhorses all across the country. If you are looking for a tough, light commercial vehicle to transport your tools and equipment, these trucks are perfect for builders, electricians, plumbers and other tradespeople who need a set of wheels that work just as hard as they do. 


The latest addition to the series, the BOLT, is a zippy and impressive model that is packed with great looks and features. Available as either a hatchback or sedan, the BOLT comes equipped with dual airbags, automatic brake assist, daytime running lights, electric front windows and stability control assistance. It does not lack on the technology front either a 13inch touchscreen controls the car infotainment system, while you can cruise in comfort and flip through settings with the steering wheel controls. Bluetooth and an automated voice control system that can read your text messages to you while you drive are also included as standard. 

With all these great features and a history that shows their dedication to becoming one of the next big-hitters in the global automotive industry, you should think about taking a test drive in a Tata and seeing for yourself. For these and other demo cars for sale, we at MOTUS Select have you covered.

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Why Trade Assistance Is A Good Idea In 2021

Why Trade Assistance Is A Good Idea In 2021

Buying a new car is a serious decision that involves a lot of careful thinking and financial planning. If you&rsquore thinking of getting rid of your existing vehicle and trading up for a new set of wheels, you&rsquoll surely want to know that you spend your money as wisely as possible and get the most out of the transaction. This is why trade assistance can be of huge benefit to you and help get you the car you want at a reduced cost. If you&rsquore looking at finding the best-used cars for sale and want to learn more about what trade assistance can do for you, keep reading.

What Is Trade Assistance?

Trade assistance is a part of what is also called deal assistance and is created to help customers achieve their goal of buying their dream car in the most affordable and financially manageable way. With trade assistance, you&rsquoll be able to trade your existing vehicle in and have the total trade-in value of your current car added as payment towards your new car. 

For example, if the car you want to buy is R200 000 and your car&rsquos trade-in value is R80 000, you&rsquoll only need to pay in or get a car loan for R120 000. Deal assistance takes this a step further by also offering you cashback in your pocket when you make this arrangement, allowing you the freedom to choose how you wish to spend that money. 

You can either take the cash for personal use, or use that offered amount to add to your deposit on the car, or even defer payments on your loan instalments for a few months &ndash a great option if you don&rsquot immediately want to start paying off on your car and would rather have a bit of time to use your salary to take care of other things.

Benefits Of Trade Assistance

Aside from the benefits mentioned above, trade assistance also helps significantly simplify the whole process of selling your car and buying another. You won&rsquot need to advertise and try to sell your car yourself, which cuts out a lot of admin and back-and-forth negotiations and discussions with several interested potential buyers. You&rsquoll also not have to worry about getting calls back from the person who bought the car from you, making unexpected demands or claims. Unfortunately, this is something that happens more often lately, with many people trying to scam others or do them with ulterior motives. Not only this, but it&rsquos a financially more secure decision to opt for trade assistance, as it can help reduce the amount of debt you&rsquoll have to settle to pay off the new car. 

How The Trade Assistance Process Works

Once you&rsquore ready, you can simply prepare your car and paperwork, then have a chat with the dealership you&rsquore looking to buy your new car from. They will assess your vehicle along with some research on the current market value of cars similar to yours that are for sale at the time, then come back with an offer on your vehicle. 

Once this is done and you&rsquore happy with the offered amount, you can begin to negotiate terms for purchasing your new car and how you&rsquod like to arrange for financing, insurance and other costs. At this stage, depending on which dealership you&rsquore negotiating with, you may be offered a cashback sum to either use towards paying your new car or for your purposes. 

If you&rsquore ready to trade your car in for a new model, we&rsquod like to remind you of our special R50 000 deal assistance offer, where you can get up to R50 000 cash back in your pocket if you trade your current car in for one of our models. Check out all our best-used cars for sale, and you may just find your perfect fit among them.

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