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How to avoid having your car repossessed

How to avoid having your car repossessed

Although interest rates have stabilised, a weak economy and high levels of debt mean South Africans remain financially vulnerable. If you’re struggling with car repayments and are at risk of having your car repossessed, what steps can you take?...

Buy a home or replace my car?

Buy a home or replace my car?

Many people are wondering whether now is the right time to buy a home for the first time, given the high interest rates. It is a common question I receive from readers. One reader wrote: "I am looking to buy a home for the first time but am...

What to do if your car needs to be towed

What to do if your car needs to be towed

It’s something that happens to most of us at some point in our driving career: getting stranded at the side of a road with a broken-down vehicle. But do you know the right procedures to follow if your car needs to be towed? Whether it’s due to an...

A high-risk car will cost you more

A high-risk car will cost you more

The type of vehicle you buy not only affects the likelihood of you being a victim of crime, but also the amount you pay in insurance, so think twice before buying a high-risk car. The Crime Statistics report released in October this year found that...

Video: Should I buy a second-hand car?

Video: Should I buy a second-hand car?

If you want to be a millionaire, you should buy a second-hand car! In the book The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy, the authors studied the behaviour and habits of America’s millionaires. One thing that they found...

When to switch to a fuel-efficient car

When to switch to a fuel-efficient car

With the fuel price at record highs, many motorists may be rushing to sell their fuel-guzzling vehicle and to replace it with a more fuel-efficient car. But you should be careful not to make a costly knee-jerk decision. If you were planning on...

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