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4 Effects Of A Weak Rand On Car Expenses

Many South African keep a close eye on the Rand/Dollar exchange rate. Some of us want to know as our investments and other e-commerce exploits depend greatly on the exchange rate. However, many people don’t know what effect the Rand/Dollar has on your car’s expenses! Petrol Price This is the obvious one. As the Rand/Dollar […]

Top 5 Cars Women Want To Drive

With August being Women’s month Carfin was wondering, what cars do women love to drive? What do women look for in a car? Must it be fast? Big? Zippy? We asked around and found the following 5 cars are amoung the favourite with female drivers. Toyota Fortuner This SUV is definitely a favourite, not only […]

Carpooling in SA – Good or Bad Idea?

Carpooling isn’t a new concept to many drivers. Many of us wish we could simply be the passenger or share the long waits in traffic with someone else. However carpooling has never been popular in South Africa until recently! There are now a few apps, such as Jumpin Rides, CarTrip, uGoMyWay and FindALift that help […]

Car Insurance – For Complete Assurance

Car Insurance is something many of us take for granted. For the majority of us, it has been drilled into our psyche that you cannot drive a car on the road if it does not have insurance, however there are quite a large number of people out there that don’t have car insurance. The reason […]

South Africans – 4×4 Fanatics

It is no secret that we as South Africans love our ‘bakkies’. Be it from the trusty Bantam ‘Bakkie’ to your heavy-lifters like Rangers, Hilux and Navara, the ‘Bakkie’ is synonymous with South Africans. We at Carfin were wondering why that is? Sales of these utility vehicles dominate the sales chart thus far in 2018. […]

Proudly South African – Ultimately BMW

May 2018 saw the BMW South Africa, Rosslyn plant produced its first SA-Assembled BMW X3! These cars are destined for Europe. However, it’s exciting times in the motor industry. The CEO of the BMW group in South Africa stated that this was years of hard work, Billions in Rands and loads of planning. BMW also […]

New Vehicle Sales Improving

A few months ago, with the increase of various tax and VAT, South Africans were concerned how that would impact our ability to buy a new car. Would car finance repayments still be manageable? Would new vehicles be affordable? Most of us expected a steady drop in new vehicle sales. NAAMSA has, in fact, discovered […]

Fuel Saving Hacks – The New Life Hack

With the petrol price going up and up, fuel efficiency is the new fashion. Motorists are up in arms regarding the continuous increase of the fuel price. Fuel levy, VAT and RAF are being blamed but what can be done? Since neither of the above mentioned reasons aren’t going to be disappearing any time soon, […]

Warranties – Are They Really Needed

When buying a car, especially a used car, the subject of warranties always comes up. There is a lot of confusion around the subject and a warranty and/or extended warranty almost always gets confused with a service or maintenance plan. So, what is a warranty? When a car is purchased the manufacturer will supply a […]

Top Up Insurance – Car Gap Cover

Buying a new car is one of the most important decisions you can make. This is because it impacts your life, not only for convenience sake, but financially. This is why Carfin highly recommends getting Top Up Car Insurance. We know what you’re thinking! “Not another thing I have to pay! I already have car […]

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