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16 07, 2018

Easy Ways in Which You Can Become a Safer Driver

By | 2018-07-03T11:23:09+00:00 16 July 2018|Blog|

With millions of cars on the road, we’re faced with bad drivers, poor decisions and potential hazards with every turn of the steering wheel. That’s why it’s crucial that we, as car lovers, stick to good driving practices to make sure that we keep our cars – one of the biggest investments we can make – safe on the [...]

9 07, 2018

Want Car Financing? Your Credit Score Matters to Banks

By | 2018-07-03T11:19:08+00:00 9 July 2018|Blog|

Credit bureaus empower people to know the intricacies of applying for a loan, having it approved, and fulfilling their obligation – all of which translate to financial responsibility. These determine the creditworthiness of an individual. While a bank will have information about the debt that you owe their institution specifically, the information that a bank has is limited to [...]

2 07, 2018

Important Things Every Car Owner Should Know About Their Vehicle

By | 2018-07-03T11:15:41+00:00 2 July 2018|Blog|

Not everyone grew up with a family member teaching them the ins-and-outs of car maintenance. While your learner’s license educates you about traffic signs and road safety, it does not really give you any insights into how you should keep your car maintained and safe. Here are a few things that every car owner should know about their vehicle: [...]

25 06, 2018

What are the worst ways to finance a car?

By | 2018-06-26T10:01:31+00:00 25 June 2018|Blog|

There are many different vehicle finance options in South Africa, but not all of them are a good idea. Earn-a-Car, leaders in the rent to buy industry, has rounded up some of the worst ways to finance a car: Years and years of payments Many times, car buyers are coerced into taking out a loan over 5, 7 or [...]

18 06, 2018

What Is Mechanical Breakdown Cover All About?

By | 2018-06-04T09:58:02+00:00 18 June 2018|Blog|

Whether you have bought a car by means of traditional vehicle financing or whether you are using a rent-to-own option, you will want to consider the different auto insurance options available to you. While normal car insurance generally covers damage to the vehicle caused by an accident, mechanical breakdown insurance covers other repairs that weren’t caused by a collision [...]

11 06, 2018

Is car financing really the best way to get a car? No!

By | 2018-06-14T10:32:18+00:00 11 June 2018|Blog|

When most people start looking for a new or second-hand car, they assume that car financing is the only way to go about it. There are a number of alternative financing options to get you behind the steering wheel and traditional financing from a bank isn’t always the best way to go about it. One of the reasons why [...]

4 06, 2018

Why roadside assistance is essential for every car owner

By | 2018-06-04T09:35:35+00:00 4 June 2018|Blog|

As leaders in the rent to buy industry, we know which types of insurance and ‘extras’ are essential to car owners. Many people skimp on roadside assistance insurance when they buy a car because they wrongly believe that nothing will ever go wrong (and they would obviously rather save the money). Roadside assistance is a must-have for every person [...]

28 05, 2018

Blacklisted? Here are some of the Best Resources in SA for Getting Help

By | 2018-05-02T09:48:46+00:00 28 May 2018|Blog|

Many South Africans realise (with a shock!) that they have been blacklisted when they try to apply for credit but are denied. The word ‘blacklisted’ can mean a number of different things, so it’s important that you understand how it applies to your unique situation. You could, for example, be blacklisted by a certain credit provider. If your account [...]

21 05, 2018

What are the most Popular Cars in South Africa?

By | 2018-05-02T09:36:50+00:00 21 May 2018|Blog|

As one of the leading rent-to-buy vehicle companies in South Africa, Earn-a-Car is always on the lookout for trends in the vehicle industry. Here are some of the most popular cars in South Africa: According to data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa the VW Polo Vivo, Toyota Corolla Quest, Toyota Etios, Mercedes Benz C-Class [...]

14 05, 2018

Rent-to-Buy and Upgrade Your Car as You Drive

By | 2018-05-02T09:32:34+00:00 14 May 2018|Blog|

Rent-to-buy comes with a number of obvious benefits, such as not having to take on another line of debt for a car and not being subjected to loan interest rates from banks. One major benefit that many people don’t always think of, however, is the ability to upgrade your car as you drive. When you buy a new car [...]