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  • What Is A Delay Payment & How Can It Help?
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    What Is A Delay Payment & How Can It Help?

  • Caring For Your Ford Ranger after the Adventure Ends
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    Caring For Your Ford Ranger after the Adventure Ends

  • Keep Your Kia Rio's Battery Running All Year Long
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    Keep Your Kia Rio's Battery Running All Year Long

  • Inside the Winning Traits of 3 Mercedes-Benz Champions
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    Inside the Winning Traits of 3 Mercedes-Benz Champions

  • Motus Focus: Audi's For Sale
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    Motus Focus: Audi's For Sale

  • Top Trips To Take With The Toyota Hilux This April
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    Top Trips To Take With The Toyota Hilux This April

What Is A Delay Payment & How Can It Help?

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What Is A Delay Payment & How Can It Help?

What Is A Delay Payment & How Can It Help?

We’re currently going through financially pressing times, with maintaining living expenses each month being quite stressful for many South Africans. With many people downsizing and tightening their budgets to make ends meet, deciding to buy a car has become an even bigger commitment than before. Fortunately, prospective car buyers now have various solutions available to help make buying a car more achievable and affordable. A delayed payment option is one such solution and maybe the right choice for you if you urgently need a new vehicle but aren’t able to immediately start making loan repayments on it.

Whether you’re buying your first car, exchanging your current vehicle for something less costly, or if you’re looking for something larger like a used SUV for sale to accommodate your family, carefully considering what you can afford and selecting the best payment plan is important. If you’re unsure about what you can safely afford to pay in car finance installments, there are various free online loan calculators available to give you a quick estimate of how much you are likely to get financing approval for. If you’re trading in your existing vehicle, the value of your current car can go towards your upfront cash deposit for the new car. This will already help with reducing the remaining sum you’ll need to pay for in cash or through financing and significantly lower the monthly repayment plan costs. Trading in is one option available to customers, alongside cashback payments, no upfront deposit needed, and delayed payment.

How Can Delayed Payment Help Me?

Normally, once you’ve been approved for car financing and have bought a car, your repayments on the loan will start being deducted from your bank account within the first month. If you choose a delayed payment option when buying a car on a financing plan, however, you won’t start paying for your vehicle right away. Instead, the first payment date is delayed by a few months, allowing you time to spend your finances on whatever else you need or start saving up in advance when you begin to pay off your car. This is a great option if you expect a salary increase or additional income soon but currently could use the cash to manage other day-to-day expenses. It’s also a good option when you urgently need to buy a car and still need a bit of time to rearrange your finances in preparation for the upcoming loan repayment debit orders.

What You Need To Know

There are various types of delayed or deferred payment plans, which can be customised to suit your needs and preferences. Payments can be delayed for anywhere from one month up to eight months, but the maximum amount of months you will qualify for depends on your financial profile. The amounts you would have paid within those first few months will either be added to the final payment – which means you should expect and start saving up for a lump sum at the end – or be distributed through your payment plan period, which means your monthly repayments will be slightly more.

It’s always a good idea to find out as much as you can about anything you sign an agreement on, so be sure to discuss delayed payments with the financing provider. Find out what the exact terms are for their delayed payment and if there are any additional costs involved in going this route. You should also find out whether requesting delayed payment will reflect negatively on your credit rating – records showing that payments were frozen or delayed for a few months could be flagged as an indication that you are struggling financially.

Deferred Payments: The Last Resort

If you find yourself out of a job or have a sudden loss of income, being unable to pay your bills becomes a serious, stressful situation. Not being able to pay your monthly installment on your car loan will negatively impact your credit score, and if you aren’t able to make up for it quickly, you may end up with your car being repossessed by the bank. There is a possible solution if you find yourself in this situation, although it’s not always available with every financial credit service provider: deferred payments.

In this case, you would need to go to the lender or bank you have your car loan with and explain your current financial crisis. Should you meet certain criteria, including having a flawless credit history, they may agree to a deferred payment plan. This means you won’t have to pay your loan installments for a month or two, or you will only need to pay a portion of the full amount. The idea with this is to give lenders some time to get back on their feet and find a solid source of income again. It does come at a fairly high cost, though. If you opt for this arrangement, expect your banking costs and interest rates to knock you down the line. It will also go on your permanent credit record, which can negatively impact your chances of being approved for another loan or credit service.

Now that you have a better idea of what delayed payments are about, you can decide whether it’s the right choice for your needs when buying your next car or a used SUV for sale. Talk to us about your options; we can help!

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Caring For Your Ford Ranger after the Adventure Ends

Caring For Your Ford Ranger after the Adventure Ends

As the sun sets on another idyllic long weekend holiday, the reality of returning to the hustle and bustle of daily life is on the horizon. The quick getaways spent basking in the warmth of the South African sun make for interesting memories. But with that said, responsibilities are calling, and it’s back to work and lengthy to-do lists for many of us. 

It’s understandable why so many put their freshly bought pre-owned Ford Ranger for sale or another on the back burner. Whether it's navigating the rugged terrain of the bush or driving down to our breathtaking beaches, giving our vehicles the attention they deserve ensures they'll continue to run well for years to come.

Below are our top 3 tips for after-holiday car care:

 

  • Do a Tyre Check

 

Despite the heavy lifting that our tyres do for us daily, we often forget about them after a long trip away from home. The first step is ensuring your car is well aligned on the road and not leaning too much to one side. 

Secondly, give your tread wear a once-over for any damage that can affect the tyre pressure and balancing of your vehicle.

 

  • Conduct a Light Inspection

 

We rarely think about our lights, but they play a vital role in keeping us safe on our roads. Ensure that your headlights, hazards, and brake lights are working as they should with a simple check at home. Low-light, dimming, or faulty bulbs should be replaced promptly.

 

  • Prioritise Emergency Gear 

 

If you had car trouble on your last trip, it’s time to replenish your emergency gear and equipment. Your spare tyre needs to be in optimal condition as a backup for emergency blowouts or flats. 

Also, make sure that your warning triangle is ready to be used as needed, your first aid kit is fully stocked, and your torches are working.

Taking advantage of the public holidays this April and turning them into long, glorious weekends is a South African rite of passage at this point. Caring for your vehicle will always be important to keep you and other road users safe. Whether it’s a quick getaway, a long road trip, or your daily work commute, proactive action and regular maintenance will ensure you get the most out of your car for years to come.

Stay adventure-ready with our collection of high-end Ford Rangers for sale. Take charge of essential maintenance and a reliable vehicle you can trust with Motus Select.

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Keep Your Kia Rio's Battery Running All Year Long

Keep Your Kia Rio's Battery Running All Year Long

With summer slipping away, it’s time to prepare for our cooler months here in South Africa. Reliable cars are one way to go, and upgrading to a Kia Rio for sale is a fine example. The Rio comes equipped with impressive fuel efficiency, reasonable performance and a pocket-friendly price. 

Another way to prepare for the chillier weeks ahead is to prioritise vehicle maintenance, specifically focusing on your battery’s health. This becomes even more important in autumn and winter to ensure a smooth, hassle-free drive all year long. A proactive approach and extra care can maintain its longevity and performance for years. 

Regularly Check For Corrosion 

Despite cold days often feeling dryer than summer months in SA, condensation can still happen. Corrosion can affect your battery’s terminals, impacting the success of a connection between cells and cables. Essentially, your battery will work twice as hard and still struggle to transfer energy to the engine. 

Frequently Start Your Vehicle 

We tend to go out less during the winter. Human nature aside, this can hurt the health of our car batteries. That’s why it’s best practice to start your car and drive around every few days to keep your battery running. Parking in protected areas is also helpful. Think of spots such as a garage or carport, which will shield your car from freezing temperatures. 

Avoiding Battery Drainage

Once it gets darker and colder outside, our first instinct is to get indoors quickly. But before you rush to the warmth of your home, make sure that your car is turned off. Headlights, cabin lights, the radio and even the air conditioner can all be easily missed and will drain your battery.

This quick guide can help you maintain your battery, no matter the season. Cooler days lead to more sluggish batteries, but taking preemptive steps and having your car inspected by a professional mechanic every few months will keep emergency replacement bills at bay.

Prolong your battery’s life and say goodbye to unexpected breakdowns when you choose from our range of high-quality Kia Rios for sale.

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Inside the Winning Traits of 3 Mercedes-Benz Champions

Inside the Winning Traits of 3 Mercedes-Benz Champions

When it comes to automotive excellence, South Africans are quick to think of Mercedes-Benz, and with good reason too. It has long stood as a symbol of premium luxury and innovation, maintaining its position as the ultimate car for many. 

Each model encompasses a blend of sophistication, performance, and reliability – all of which are winning traits. The unrivalled craftsmanship extends to our Mercedes-Benz pre-owned range, offering sleek sedans and powerful SUVs to meet your needs.

Our top choices include the A-Class, C-Class, and GLC ranges, which have been carefully inspected and passed our 110-point quality check. Our pre-owned collection boasts models with visual appeal, and powerful performance, and is still accessible at our affordable price points.

That said, let’s explore our collection of high-end, all-performance Mercedes-Benz cars below.

Instinctively Sporty: The Mercedes-Benz A200 

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class range is quite popular in the country, with consumers looking for a hatchback with that added extravagance. 

One of its most in-demand derivatives includes the iconic Mercedes-Benz A200. This is a compact car, but it is anything but humble, with robust power and performance. A fast-paced racer is luxury personified. This distinct model is equipped with a 1.3L petrol engine and can come with a 7-speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) gearbox on base models. It goes from 0 to 100 kph in 8.1 seconds. The fuel consumption rate is an astonishingly low 5.6 litres per 100 km. 

The A200 excels in features; base models include a host of safety support and comfort systems to impress. These include active brake assist, an active lane-keeping system, and a parking package with a 360-degree camera, to name a few. The interior experience also boasts much besides leather trimmings and chrome finishes. Certain models have the brand-specific THERMOTRONIC climate control system, head-up display, and smartphone integration. 

Agility Personified: The Mercedes-Benz C180 

One of the most coveted ranges under the Mercedes-Benz banner is its legendary C-Class range. Timeless elegance, luxurious design, and dynamic performance are at the forefront of each of its derivatives. 

The Mercedes-Benz C180 is renowned for embodying all of these characteristics and then some. With several variants on the market, distinguished by year, the latest generation includes a 4-cylinder, 1.6-litre turbocharged engine with petrol and diesel options. Top speeds reach an incredible 230 km/h, and you can go from 0 to 100km in 7.3 seconds. Notably, you can achieve anywhere between 6.6L and 6.8L/100km/h fuel economy. 

Besides the wide array of options in the C180 range, every generation offers several features. For a seamless and safe journey, you can look forward to using the digital dashboard, augmented reality infotainment system, and ‘Stop & Go’ pilot on certain models. Additionally, a panoramic sliding sunroof, 19-inch alloy rims, and digital lights with projection function on some of the latest variants on the market take your journey from mundane to majestic. 

Versatile Elegance: The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe 220d

SUVs seem to tick all the checkboxes with us South Africans, allowing many of us to seamlessly switch between work and play. The German car manufacturer has heeded the call with their GLC range, in particular the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe 220d collection. 

It comes in several derivatives, but customers will find that most base models carry a front-mounted turbo-diesel engine. Top speeds reach 219 km/h, with acceleration going from 0 to 100 km/h in a reasonable 8 seconds. In combined driving cycle mode, you can expect a fuel consumption rate of 5.6 litres per 100 km.  

The coupe element adds to the SUV design, creating a distinction between the brand and its competitors. But this does not diminish its luggage capacity in any way, which stands at an astounding 545 litres. Classy design, inside and out, will take you to a new level of luxury, guaranteed. 

Specifications aside, what else does this GLC coupe variant bring to the table? For starters, an impressive array of features, along with meticulous trim around the cabin, elevate every journey. These include a central touchscreen display, a multi-function steering wheel, and a heads-up display. Further, support systems such as blind spot assist, reversing camera, and active lane-keeping assist are especially helpful for cruising the coast and city alike. 

Mercedes-Benz's success in South Africa is due to its cars, which represent the brand’s commitment to excellence in every form. Their winning traits make for a top-selling standard – sporty, agile and versatile. 

They are more than just shiny cars to marvel at; they offer value in every way. Contemporary design that has remained timeless and innovation that brings performance and luxury to rival the best. Exceed expectations with our victory lap of champions.

Elevate your driving game with the pure class and power of our Mercedes-Benz pre-owne collection. Shop our superb selection from any of our 81 locations across South Africa.

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Motus Focus: Audi's For Sale

Motus Focus: Audi's For Sale

The German Trio of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi has dominated the luxury consumer market since their first cars rolled off the production line. Prominent carmaker Audi stands out for its fine craftsmanship and innovative designs. But there is simply no comparison between these three key players because each excels on its own. 

With our focus on our Audis for sale this April, we explore just what sets them apart from these other German greats. Audi has a reputation for expert engineering and cutting-edge technology. It has mastered seamlessly blending performance, luxury, and innovation with ease. 

Audi has struck a perfect balance between dynamic driving and comfort to offer customers a truly remarkable experience from start to finish. From the polished lines of the A3 to the sophisticated finishes of the Q5, you are bound to find the car for you with Motus Select.

Below are the exhilarating selections to consider when car shopping this month with us. 

Compact Comfort: The Audi A3 

The Audi A3 is a city-slick hatchback with refined engineering in compact form. It is the ideal car for drivers weaving in and out of traffic and across busy intersections. Premier exterior lines accompany an equally luxurious interior, with several Sportback options that vary between its urban and black editions. 

The latest base models include a 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with an 8-speed automated transmission gearbox. This FWD (Front-Wheel Drive) hatch consumes approximately 6.2 litres per 100 km of fuel. The A3 continues to exude compact luxury with its interior and exterior features on select models. 

Features include a scenic sunroof, 18-inch wheels, and leather upholstery. The interior features fine accents that create a cohesive and ergonomic flow. Practical and stylish, this Sportback also boasts features such as a rear parking distance control system, 2-zone climate control, contour ambient lighting, and a sports steering wheel.

Performance Meets Practicality: The Audi A5

The Audi A5 is a fine example of what happens when car manufacturers fuse function with form. Made for the city, it is the perfect companion to turn heads with every curve. The bold design makes for a stellar collection of coupes, sports backs, or cabriolet models. 

In our opinion, the Audi A5 Coupe is certainly a standout car for navigating city streets. From its iconic honeycomb front grille to its sleek silhouette and powerful engine, It comes fitted with a 4-cylinder, 2L turbocharged petrol engine and a 7-speed automated transmission gearbox on base models. 

This FWD coupe has an acclaimed 8.5L/100km fuel consumption rate, which is slightly more than expected for a car of this standing. However, it also boasts top speeds of 240 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100km in 7.3 seconds.

The pronounced wheel arches are the perfect accompaniment for the 20-inch alloy wheel on some models. The tailpipe trims are also a nice touch for those who appreciate attention to detail when it comes to exteriors. Additionally, features such as the exit warning, the driver-oriented display, and the driving mode selector (dynamic, comfort, auto, individual, and efficiency) make for a compelling consideration. 

Stylishly Spirited: The Audi Q3 

When it comes to compact SUVs, the Audi Q3 is an exceptional choice. It is much smaller in size than the majority of SUVs on the market, but it has redefined what luxury means from an adventurer’s perspective. 

Visually striking, the Audi Q3 is designed for the family without compromising on style or exclusivity in any way. Base models start with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and a 7-speed automated transmission gearbox. Fuel consumption is on par with the rest of the SUV segment, with a reasonable 8.3 L/100 km. 

A car that is made for driving, on and off-road, promises a comfortable and connected experience for every journey. It has a large luggage capacity of 550 litres but can be extended with the split-fold rear seating to an incredible 1525 litres. USB portability, smartphone integration, and wireless charging all make for an upmarket adventure.

Audi’s range is more than just capable cars; it is a statement of urban elegance and practicality. Advanced engineering ensures a smooth, almost effortless drive in any condition. No matter the car, it’s guaranteed to rise to the occasion with confidence and style.

At Motus Select, we bring you an enthralling selection of modern, sleek Audi models tailored to your tastes. Hatchback, sedan, or SUV, our range is bound to command attention in the best way possible. Luxury, performance, and innovation shape every car from this iconic brand, making for an unparalleled driving experience no matter your preference.

Find your dream Audi for sale, exclusive to Motus Select. Make every drive an elevated one when you shop our specials on premium luxury and performance in a variety of high-end cars.

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Top Trips To Take With The Toyota Hilux This April

Top Trips To Take With The Toyota Hilux This April

Let’s be honest: this mid-year break couldn’t have come at a better time. In between work deadlines, school projects, grocery runs, and daily traffic, a holiday sounds perfect. Especially as we wave goodbye to the last few days of warm South African sun before we hit the winter chill. 

With all the public holidays this month, it’s the ideal time to explore with the family. Our country is diverse, from its breathtaking landscapes and unique terrains to its bustling cities. Take advantage of the long weekends with the more-than-capable Toyota Hilux for sale.

Before you head off and make some unforgettable memories on the road, you need a trusted, reliable, and comfortable bakkie. The Hilux will not disappoint with its tough exteriors, exclusive interiors, all-powerful engine, and drivetrain. 

That said, here are some of the best road trips to take in your Hilux this April.

Fun in the Free State

Whether driving the N3 from Johannesburg or Durban, making a quick turn at Harrismith will have you on your way to the quaint town of Clarens. A must-see for anyone passing through the Free State, it offers a wonderful take on countryside living. Visiting the charming cafes alongside their art galleries or meeting the locals all make for a memorable weekend away. 

The convenient tech features within the cabin of the Toyota Hilux (on the latest models) keep you company all the way. Smartphone compatibility lets you pair with either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. With nine high-powered JBL speakers, you can happily sing along without a care in the world. Not only do you get access to all your music, but you can also enjoy the hands-free system. This allows you to stay focused on the road, hands on the wheel, even while taking a quick call. 

West Coast Cruising

The Western Cape needs no introduction. It offers natural marvels, breathtaking beaches, a melting pot of culture, and world-class Cape Town. For those outside the province, it can be a long drive, but it is more than worth it. 

As you venture into the icy Atlantic or enjoy the penguins waddling around over at Boulder Beach, you will need a vehicle that handles the city and coast with ease. The Toyota Hilux is the perfect bakkie for your Cape Town trip. 

Illuminated door panels, an automated roller shutter, and an 8-inch touchscreen display system on certain models all make for an elevated but practical drive. Additional lighting is helpful while you enjoy the nightlife of the city. The automated roller shutter can ensure your luggage stays secure, and the display system can aid with navigation. 

Kicking It Up in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal is the premier choice for local tourists looking to make the most of the long weekend. With good reason too, as it offers sun, sand, and sight-seeing unlike anywhere else in the country. 

Whether lazing around Thompson’s Bay in Ballito on a warm day sounds like the perfect holiday to you or making your way across the spirited Oribi Gorge bridge in the South Coast, there’s something for everyone in KZN. 

Luckily, the Toyota Hilux is more than ready to tackle it all with its impressive suite of safety systems, including front and rear parking distance sensors to aid in tricky situations, trailer sway control for improved manoeuvrability, and a reverse camera for enhanced visibility. 

Toyota: Taking You Places 

Toyota is a much-loved car brand in South Africa. With an ever-growing consumer market, it offers economic appeal, modern amenities, and optimal performance. From the notable Corolla to the standout Yaris, it designs and produces cars that simply meet South African pockets and preferences. 

And when it comes to the Toyota Hilux, there is no exception. They have positioned themselves at the forefront of the industry with the legendary Hilux. With its sculpted curves, aggressive styling, and larger-than-life exteriors, it certainly commands attention with every turn. 

Depending on the model and generation of your choice, you can shop between 2.7L right up to a 4.0L diesel engine in the Toyota Hilux for sale. There are manual and automated options, with a strong focus on derivatives separated by their 4x2 or 4x4 functionality. It’s a beast, ready to tackle every terrain, and it can be yours today with our wide range at affordable prices. 

So whether you’re planning on driving down the Wild Coast, stopping by beautiful Namqualand, or exploring the Kruger National Park up in Mpumalanga, the Toyota Hilux will take you there. 

Make every drive and adventure a memorable one with the Toyota Hilux for sale by your side. Exhilarating coastlines, and mountainous trails—do it all in the bakkie ready to conquer every terrain.

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