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    Top Renault Models

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The Benefits to Buying a Pre-Owned Vehicle

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The Benefits to Buying a Pre-Owned Vehicle

The Benefits to Buying a Pre-Owned Vehicle

If you’re looking at buying a car, either replacing your current one or as a new addition to your lifestyle, there are many things to consider. Your budget is probably the first factor on your mind, but today’s financial climate is very volatile, and unfortunately, we live in uncertain times where sudden changes happen often. While it is exciting to think about driving off in the latest, shiny model, it may be a risky step to take and could cost you much more than you initially thought you could manage. There are many pre-owned vehicles on the market at the moment that don’t lack features and are still in great condition, which is why you should strongly consider something like a used KIA for sale. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect when buying a new car versus a pre-owned one so that you can make the most informed and responsible decision. 

The Pros And Cons Of Buying New Versus Used

A new car has a sense of excitement and new beginnings attached to it. It has never touched the roads, has that captivating fragrance that only new cars have, and tends to carry an unspoken promise of better things to come. It’s a sign of progress, of achievement. It’s no wonder that people are drawn to buying a new car because there’s a sense of pride that comes with being able to drive around in a brand new model, fresh off the showroom floor. Unfortunately, the luster and appeal can leave a person a bit blinded, only to realise later on that there’s a lot more involved with owning a new car that they didn’t consider when they bought it. Car insurance, for example, is much higher on a new vehicle than on one that is a bit older, even if it is only by a year or two. And while you’ll have the sense of security that comes with an included warranty on a new car, there is also the possibility that the model may face recalls due to factory defects that weren’t detected until quite a few of them have been taken to the roads and traveled a bit. New cars are definitely a lot more fuel-efficient, and engines have been optimised to perform better, although the difference between a fresh-off-the-floor model and one from three years ago really isn’t huge. The same goes for technological advancements: unless you’re very set on buying a vehicle that’s equipped with the most state-of-the-art infotainment system and safety features, you’ll probably be able to find a good alternative that will cost you much less if you look at a pre-owned model. 

South Africa’s Current State Of Finances And Credit

Although debt and low-paying employment opportunities are a global issue at the moment, it’s far more severe here in our country. More South Africans are forced to rely on credit cards and loans to get by, while the debt crisis is rapidly worsening. Unemployment rates are skyrocketing, and those who do find employment still struggle to make ends meet due to rising living expenses. With all this in mind, making any big financial decisions can be considered quite risky, even if you’re currently in a comfortable position with your income and work situation. The Covid-19 crisis and our country’s continued state of lockdown have left many people losing their sources of income and having to downscale in order to survive, and we are not certain when and how the situation will change for the better. Car repossessions have risen over the past nearly two years as a result, which should be a concerning warning to anyone looking to buy a brand new car and take on that responsibility, on top of their existing expenses. 

How To Benefit From The Pre-owned Market Rather Than Suffer From Financial Loss

While it’s unfortunate that so many people are losing their cars because of financial distress, it does open up a great market for buyers looking to get a fairly new vehicle at a great price. Repossession auctions have brought many car buyers opportunities to buy cars they wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise, and most of these cars are in almost brand new condition. You’ll also be able to find demo cars for sale and pre-owned models at dealerships that offer a wealth of options for anyone in the market to buy a used car. As you may know, new cars depreciate in value quite rapidly, and you won’t ever get the full value of your investment back if you had to buy brand new and sell a year or two later. This isn’t the case with a pre-owned model, as most of the value loss will have already been absorbed by the previous owner. With a bit of browsing and window shopping, you are quite likely to find a pre-owned car that is still in great condition and covered by its original warranty period. Your insurance costs will likely be less and, as long as you buy your vehicle from a reputable dealership, you can be reassured that you won’t have issues with your used car after buying it. 

If you’ve decided to rather opt for the pre-owned route and want to invest in a great used KIA for sale, or one of many other quality-checked and fairly new models on the used market, be sure to have a look at our website. We stock an extensive range of popular car brands and put all our vehicles through careful testing and preparation before putting them up for sale.

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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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