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Valuing your vehicle correctly

Valuing your vehicle correctly

It is important to review your vehicle insurance every year to insure that you have valued your car according to its replacement value. Insuring based on the replacement cost of your car not only saves you premiums but it is also important in the...

Buy a car or pay off the bond?

Buy a car or pay off the bond?

“I am 29 years old and I have managed to save R100 000 with which I was planning to buy a new car (cash).  However I realised that the car I am using is still in a good condition and is paid up and I can still use it for 2 more years. I have a home...

Tow-truck scams to watch out for

Tow-truck scams to watch out for

Seeing tow trucks parked at my local intersection recently reminded me of a scam whereby tow-truck drivers dupe unsuspecting accident victims into allowing them to tow the victims' vehicles. The scam involves the driver telling you he will call...

How to reduce your monthly car expenses

How to reduce your monthly car expenses

South African consumers may be buying cars with alacrity, but the cost of running a car isn’t insignificant. With this in mind, Chris de Kock, executive head of sales and marketing at WesBank, has come up with some tips to help us all save on our...

How to sell your car

How to sell your car

"A friend of mine bought a car and now he can’t afford the installment. Is it wise to take it back to bank or to a dealer and will he get something back?" asks Thabang Maya replies: It is very important that your friend sells the car rather than...

Twelve tips for buying a used car privately

Twelve tips for buying a used car privately

FNB and the Automobile Association (AA) offer these really helpful tips that could save you money in the long run. Used cars have to pass a roadworthy test – ask for proof of roadworthiness. All legitimate vehicles have three main identity numbers,...