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  • Your Car's Lifeblood: How To Check On Important Liquids
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    Your Car's Lifeblood: How To Check On Important Liquids

  • 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

  • How To Find The Best Used SUV For Sale For You
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    How To Find The Best Used SUV For Sale For You

  • Your Guide To Used Kia For Sale Car Dealerships in SA
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    Your Guide To Used Kia For Sale Car Dealerships in SA

Your Car's Lifeblood: How To Check On Important Liquids

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Your Car's Lifeblood: How To Check On Important Liquids

Your Car's Lifeblood: How To Check On Important Liquids

Getting your car frequently serviced is important, and our teams of experts at Motus car service & maintenance workshops around the country are always ready and able to quickly identify problem areas and correct any issues so you can get back on the road in no time. 

Aside from routine maintenance by mechanical experts, there are several aspects of maintenance that you can - and should - take care of yourself in between those service periods. 

Today we're focusing on the liquids your car requires and how to properly check and maintain liquid levels in your vehicle.

Aside from the most obvious liquid you need to keep your eye on, petrol, there are other liquids that help to keep your vehicle's parts lubricated and functioning properly, aid in cooling the engine, and assist in performing all the vital functions that keep your car operating as it should. Many of these liquids not only need to be topped up but sometimes entirely replaced in order to keep your car running smoothly.  

Brake Fluid

As the name indicates, brake fluid is used by your braking system to ensure that your vehicle slows down and comes to a stop when you pump the brakes. Brake fluid is typically silicone-based, which maintains a more constant pressure level, allowing you to have a solid feel when pressing on the brake pedal. If brake fluid is no longer in optimal condition, you'll begin to experience sluggish pressure on the brake pedal and it will take longer for your car to come to a complete stop. The reason for this is that brake fluid is susceptible to moisture in the air, and over time, with a lot of braking, heat is generated by the braking system and water begins to transfer into the brake fluid. If this continues over a period of time, the efficacy of the brake fluid will degrade to a point where your car's ability to stop in time will be compromised quite heavily. Typically a car needs new brake fluid every two years, however this can vary. If you notice changes to the resistance level of your brake pedal or how quickly your car slows down and stops, get your brake fluid checked. 

Engine Oil 

The most important liquid in your car is the engine oil. It lubricates all moving parts and helps in preventing degradation and rusting of components while ensuring your vehicle remains cool during all the heat-generating processes it undergoes while running. Modern engine oils now also contain special cleaning agents that prevent blockages of oil flow, helping your car to not only run smoother but also last longer. Check on your engine oil frequently by monitoring the dip stick and ensuring the oil is above the markings or dots on the stick - also remember to do your oil check when your car has been standing for a while, as checking it right after driving won't give you an accurate assessment. Engine oil varies in viscosity, so it's important to check your car's owner manual to find out what type of oil you need to use. 

Engine Coolant

Massive amounts of heat are generated by your engine while it's running, and this heat needs to be dispersed in order to prevent your engine from overheating and failing entirely. Engine coolant absorbs all the heat from the engine and transfers it to the radiator, ensuring that your car's engine stays at a constant and safe temperature. To check your coolant levels, simply remove the radiator cap, or, with some models, look at the translucent gauge. Very important: don't check your coolant levels right after driving as extreme heat builds up and opening the container at this time can cause serious injury or burns. Ideally, wait until first thing in the morning when your car has been standing for a while. Coolant levels should be checked about twice a year, ideally right before summer and right before winter. 

Transmission Fluid

The transmission fluid in your car keeps the gears moving smoothly. To check your transmission fluid, follow the same steps as when you check your engine oil, except do this check while your car is running. If you find the transmission fluid is low, immediately contact a mechanic or service centre. The fluid should be red in colour and not smell burnt - if you find the colour is brown or smells, it's time to replace the fluid.

If any of these fluids appear to be low or in need of replacement, contact Motus car service & maintenance for swift and professional assistance.

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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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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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How To Find The Best Used SUV For Sale For You

How To Find The Best Used SUV For Sale For You

Buying a car these days comes with many considerations. From finances, safety, eco-friendliness, interior features, boot space, seats, aesthetics, two-wheeler, four-wheeler, fuel-consumption, services - and the list goes on. So, how do you know which car to choose for your lifestyle, your family, your needs and your budget? And, even if you know of the car type you want, how do you know which model to choose when there are so many? Even if you’re certain you’re looking for an SUV, how do you know which is the best-used SUV for sale for you? How do you know you’re getting the best SUV deal? Read through these steps and be guided through the journey of buying the perfect used SUV for you.   

 

Assess Your Lifestyle Needs First

 

Known for their functionality, SUVs offer much space and practicality for daily duties and long trips. With this in mind, it's important to assess your daily needs, your family needs as well as other lifestyle wants and ask the following questions that can guide you to find the optimal SUV. 

 

  • How many passengers do you need to carry in your vehicle?
  • What type of driving do you do? Is it on highways, tarred roads or off-road driving?
  • Are your journeys short or long? If long, fuel economy is an important factor. 
  • What features do you need in your car? This includes safety features as well. 
  • How big do you need the boot space? Do you normally have a large or small cargo capacity? 
  • Do you have children? Do you need enough space for car seats? How many car seats?
  • Do you sometimes have to do towing? Do you have a caravan or a trailer? 
  • Do you have a single, double or triple garage space? Where will your car be parked?

 

Assess Your Finances And Plan Your Budget

 

Assessing your finances is an important, if not the most important, step to buying that perfect SUV for you. To choose the perfect SUV for you, and one that you can afford, you need to work out how much deposit you can make, how much is in your budget to allocate to monthly payments and how your current car, if you have one, will affect the overall cost. Assessing your finances will also allow you to work out how you will be able to afford service payments and one-off repairs. Knowing your finances will help you find a financially suitable SUV for you. On the topic of finances, have you researched all the current specials and deals out there that can help you afford the SUV of your dreams?

 

Assess All SUV Models And Classes 

 

Your journey of buying the perfect used SUV for you shouldn’t be a quick one. There are loads of SUV makes and models available on the market - from used to secondhand. Now that you know your needs and finances, you’ll be able to review all the models and classes and find one that is suitable for you. In this stage of your SUV buying journey, now is the time to compare different SUVs, their appearance, features, price, etc. Ensuring you have browsed through the selection sufficiently will ensure you don’t miss out on a possible SUV goldmine.

 

A proper search takes note of multiple sources - whether offline or online. Whether on online sites or different dealership locations, there are many sources to find your perfect used SUV for sale.

 

Book A Test Drive And View Your Vehicle Firsthand

 

Be sure to contact dealerships directly after browsing their website and getting a few quotes to compare. Visit the stores in person and also book a test drive, if it's possible. By making a test-drive appointment. By making a few test drives back to the back of different SUV options with your local dealerships, you ensure that the car will be waiting for you when you arrive as well as the fact that you’ll know how it drives. Why not test-drive a few different SUV vehicles as well?

 

Search Done, Test Drive Done, Now Think About It

 

Rushing into a car purchase is not ideal. Now that you have followed all of the above steps and ensured you have the best-used SUV for sale for you, it’s time to sleep on it and think a little more before you sign on the dotted line. The last thing you want is buyer’s remorse, be sure to sleep on everything and then make the right decision.

 

Make A Deal With Your Trusted Car Dealership

 

When all is said and done and considered, it’s now time for you to make that purchase. 

Even if you’re certain of the SUV you want and are ready to buy the best-used SUV for sale for you, contact us at Motus Select. If you are still uncertain and need further help on your car purchasing journey, we’re happy to help with more tips and make your new car purchase as easy as possible.

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Your Guide To Used Kia For Sale Car Dealerships in SA

Your Guide To Used Kia For Sale Car Dealerships in SA

Whether you’re looking to buy a used Kia for sale or buy a new car in Johannesburg, sometimes your focus on actual cars may overshadow the need to focus on choosing the right car dealership. From traditional dealerships to online car dealerships, there are as many of these dealerships as there are car models and types available on the car market currently. Unfortunately, this sheer choice of car dealerships, along with the increase in scams and untrustworthy car dealerships, makes the process of searching for your dream car that much more difficult. However, as a trusted dealership to many, many motorists, we have the top tips featured in this brief guide below to help you find your perfect used Kia for a sale car dealership.

 

Online Or Offline Dealerships? What You Should Know!

 

As we are sure you already know, there are different types of car dealerships. You can choose an onsite/offline dealership, or you can choose an online one. As its name suggests, an online dealership is online. It’s a website that allows motorists like yourself to browse through the long list of car makes and models. On these websites, you will be able to find the new, demo and used vehicles. The benefits of online dealerships include: 

 

  • Search online in the comfort of your own home without having to trek between different onsite, physical car dealerships. 
  • A wide selection of specials and online deals are made available to you that are otherwise not only offered to offline, in-store customers. 
  • The ability to clearly define your online car search according to your preferences, tastes, mileage, personal budget etc.
  • A wider selection of vehicles in different selections that are not found in their numbers on showroom floors.

 

Offline, in-store car dealerships are common, traditional showrooms where the different car makes and models are shown on the floor, and car salesmen and women are able to talk face to face with you. The benefits of searching for your dream car at these offline dealerships include:

 

  • Having the ability to see different cars upfront - from the exterior or the interior. 
  • You can get a better overview of the car from the salesman, do close-up inspections, get answers to all your questions and get even more valuable advice from trained car experts there and then.

 

Some car dealerships are offline but boast an online website, and with these car dealerships, you receive the benefits from both worlds.

 

When You’ve Chosen Your Used Kia For Sale, How Do You Choose The Best Car Dealership For You?

 

Now that you fully understand the different types of car dealerships there are, now it’s about choosing the right one that suits you and your car needs best. To choose the best car dealership for you, you have to consider many factors and consider the dealership itself. The following will help you do just this:

 

  • Check customer reviews as this can be a beneficial way to avoid untrustworthy, sketchy dealerships and be able to point out the good dealership to go with easily. Speak to family and friends and others in your network and ask them for their opinions. Seek online reviews and testimonials from different online sources. Check on customer complaint sites and review sites, as well as the dealership website as well. Be objective when checking reviews about the car dealership, and be sure to review ones that can help you identify issues and car dealership ratings. 
  • Find out how long the car dealership has been in business. Checking longevity means you will be able to get to know the reputation of that dealership. With this in mind, always go to a car dealership that boasts longevity when buying a used Kia for sale.
  • When looking for your used Kia for sale, check out the car dealerships facilities and whether or not it has a showroom to which you could visit and check out the used Kia you’re interested in.
  • When choosing the optimal car dealership to go with, see how the staff treat you. Check whether they are trained and professional too. Furthermore, we recommend you not purchase a used Kia for sale if you do not receive only the best service from the get-go.

 

Need The Best Car Dealership; Look No Further Than Us

 

At Motus Select, we hope this short guide has helped you to find your ideal car dealership. And if you have had no luck yet in finding a reliable, trustworthy car dealership, look no further than Motus Select. Whether you’re looking to buy a used Kia for sale can

 or buy another hot new car in Johannesburg, we have a variety of options to choose from. Our new, demo, used, and second-hand cars come at high quality and affordable purchase costs. Check out our current specials and deals as well on our website.

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