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  • Winter Savings: Buy A Car & Boost Your Deal
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    Winter Savings: Buy A Car & Boost Your Deal

  • The Best Used Cars For Sale: No Deposit Financing Benefits
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    The Best Used Cars For Sale: No Deposit Financing Benefits

  • Advice From a Car Repair Workshop: Winter Motor Maintenance
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    Advice From a Car Repair Workshop: Winter Motor Maintenance

  • 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

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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The Best Used Cars For Sale: No Deposit Financing Benefits

The Best Used Cars For Sale: No Deposit Financing Benefits

We at MOTUS Select have been working hard to provide our customers with better and better service. Our recent introduction of the National Boost Your Deal service solutions is geared towards helping as many people as possible to make their dream of owning a car a reality. Our financing specialists have set up packages available to anyone buying a used car from us and have focused on making the solutions customisable to best suit your needs and budget.

One such solution is the No Deposit option, which helps to eliminate one of the biggest problems car buyers have been faced with in the past. Traditionally, when buying a large item such as a house or car, you would apply for a loan to help cover the total cost. It’s always been standard procedure for a buyer to have to put down a cash deposit as leverage to start the purchasing process. Unfortunately, saving up money for a car isn’t always achievable, as normal living expenses already absorb most of the wages of ordinary South Africans. Now, for the first time, you won’t have to give up on your dream of finding the best-used cars for sale if you don’t have savings to offer as an upfront deposit. 

How Does It Work?

Providing an upfront deposit when buying a car will greatly reduce the total amount you’ll still have to pay, and if you’re paying off the car through financing, your monthly installments will be less. If you choose not to provide an upfront deposit, it means the full total cost of the vehicle will have to be requested through a car loan application, which will push your monthly repayment costs up.

You can also opt only to provide a large sum of money towards the end of your car payment period – this is a ‘balloon payment’. For example, you don’t have enough money available to offer a deposit on a car now, so you opt for the no deposit plan and agree to a balloon payment settlement. This means you’ll have to pay significantly larger sums at the end of your repayment schedule, or you could reach an agreement to pay in a lump sum when the final few payments are due on your car.

There are various alternative payment plans available if you want to go the no deposit route. Still, it is important to understand how this option will affect your interest rates and repayment plan. Your financial services provider at the dealership will guide you through your options and help with finding the best solution.

What You Need To Know

While not having to pay a deposit sounds like a great deal, it’s important that you are aware that this decision comes with a serious responsibility. Failing to pay that lump sum you’ve promised to provide at the end of your car’s repayment plan means you could very likely have your vehicle repossessed – a terrible shock to suffer if you’ve been paying off your vehicle for years and are one or two payments away from it being yours.

If you don’t opt for a balloon payment, other available options can eliminate the need to pay a large amount in one go, but it will most likely mean your repayments each month will be more, or you may end up losing money due to interest rates changes. It is crucial that you look at all your options when buying a used car and understand the fine print and impact of whichever payment plan you choose. 

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Advice From a Car Repair Workshop: Winter Motor Maintenance

Advice From a Car Repair Workshop: Winter Motor Maintenance

We’ve all felt the lowering of temperatures as winter falls in South Africa and brings with it the need to take more care of ourselves, our families and our cars. And, in 2021, winter is set to bring cold temperatures unlike what we have ever experienced before, and, surprisingly, more rainfall. Sure, winter is typically rain-free in South Africa, but this year things are about to change, and that means our winter motor maintenance and our driving habits should, too, according to our experts at the best car repair workshop.

 

Early Morning Car Care

 

Have you noticed that there is slight frost layered on your windows and windscreen? If so, be sure not to pour hot water over it as this is sure to send cracks from one end to the other. Instead, try to park your car undercover, place a blanket over the windscreen before the night comes and if needed in the morning, only use cold water to remove the layer of frost. Then, before driving off to work or dropping the kids at school, allow the engine to warm up first before turning the key full whack. Then, while waiting for it to warm up, put the defogger or heater on to prevent all the windows from misting up while driving. 

 

With More Rainfall Expected, Check Your Tyres And Wipers

 

Now, before the winter rains come and profound changes in temperature occur, be sure to check that your windscreen wipers are in good working order, as well as your tyres.  Temperature changes affect your tyres, which can have negative effects on your road grip and fuel consumption, among other issues. The last thing you want is to be stuck on the side of the road when your wipers and tyres fail you. You need good visibility all season long, so checking your wipers is vital, as well as ensuring your tyres are in good condition, with the proper pressure, to withstand the wet and possible icy conditions. If your tyres are less than 1.6mm deep, it’s time for a change-up.

 

A New Season, A Great Time For A Check-Up

 

As the seasons change, it’s the perfect time to ensure your car runs smoothly. To ensure this, a seasonal check-up is good. Let the experts check your battery, lights, oil and all other working parts. Then when your car has been checked, and all is good to go, be sure to always practise safe driving during winter. Always be aware of wet and icy roads, allow for longer braking distances, maintain a safe speed and keep your steering straight. Also, with shorter days in winter, be sure to put your lights on when needed. We also recommend you try and avoid driving in bad weather. For more tips for safe driving this winter, get in touch with our experts and book your car for a check-up or service at the best car repair workshop.

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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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