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Should you just hand back the keys?

Should you just hand back the keys?

You have bought the car of your dreams but within a year or two you realise that the installments, petrol and insurance are all just unaffordable. The car of your dreams is now giving you nightmares – so what can you do about it? One option is...

When to pay that car deposit

When to pay that car deposit

One of the more frequent questions I get asked is whether it makes sense to pay an upfront deposit when buying a car. It seems that dealerships are advising customers not to pay the deposit upfront, but rather to make a lump-sum payment 24 months...

Video: Car Insurance

Video: Car Insurance

The main reason we take out car insurance is so that we are covered in the case of an accident. However, if your car was not in a roadworthy condition at the time of an accident, or you were under the influence of alcohol, your policy might not pay...

Video: Buying a car

Video: Buying a car

If you are considering buying a car, try save up so that you can put down a deposit. This will reduce the total cost of the car. By saving up a deposit, you could qualify for a better interest rate. A bank will view the fact that you were able to...

There is no excuse not to be insured

There is no excuse not to be insured

With third-party insurance available for only R38 per month, not being insured could be the most expensive decision you ever make. A reader wrote recently to complain that a driver had stopped in front of him unexpectedly, causing him to crash into...

Selling your car successfully

Selling your car successfully

Selling your car can be a stressful experience, especially if you’re new to doing it. Follow these tips to sell your car without getting ripped off in the process. When it comes to selling a car, women in particular feel intimidated by the exercise...

Maya Fisher-French author of Money Questions Answered

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