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12 11, 2018

Managing the Damaging Effects of Hitting a Pothole on your Car

By | 2018-11-02T13:27:08+00:00 12 November 2018|Blog|

Potholes are a structural failure on the roads surface often caused by high volumes of traffic breaking the asphalt, or water retention in the underlying soil, creating a hole in the road.  When driving over potholes, minor to severe damage can be caused to your car’s tyres. These are a few important considerations to check for, when driving over [...]

5 11, 2018

Top 5 Essentials to always keep in your Car

By | 2018-11-02T13:09:48+00:00 5 November 2018|Blog|

Most of us jump into our cars, aware of the most important items to take with, namely your valid drivers licence, cell phone and wallet. There are, however, a number of other essentials that you should always keep in your car to make an unexpected turn of events, a little easier to manage and help ensure your future safety: [...]

29 10, 2018

Here’s the Easiest Way to Buy an Affordable Car in SA

By | 2018-10-15T11:20:37+00:00 29 October 2018|Blog, Vehicle finance|

If you are struggling to get vehicle finance from a bank or other financial institution, then it is time to consider rent-to-buy car financing options. Not only does it help you to avoid a new line of credit, but you also will not have to pay the high interest rates that banks charge on vehicle loans. With Earn-a-Car, you [...]

22 10, 2018

Do Not Fall into These Traps When Buying A Used Car

By | 2018-10-02T14:07:12+00:00 22 October 2018|Blog|

Have you ever regretted buying a car? If you have, it is probably because you agreed to a less than fair deal that was based on one or more of the following scenarios: You Went to An Auto Dealer to Find Out What Kind of Vehicle Financing You Could Get Approved For It is important to enquire at your [...]

15 10, 2018

It’s Hail Season! Here’s How to Protect Your Car:

By | 2018-10-02T13:56:15+00:00 15 October 2018|Blog|

If you live in the Highveld, you’re aware of the stormy summer rains which means you need to be aware of the weather when you are on the road and protect your car from hail damage. Here are a few tips to protect your car from hail: Pay Attention to where you Park your Car It is so easy [...]

8 10, 2018

Easy Vehicle Finance – How to Work Out Your Car Budget

By | 2018-10-02T13:49:48+00:00 8 October 2018|Blog|

Whether you are opting for traditional financing from banks or a rent-to-own vehicle finance plan, it can be hard to determine your available budget for a car. Most experts say that you should not be spending more than 20% of your monthly net income on your vehicle. The 20% of your income ballpark figure should include payments on all [...]

24 09, 2018

5 Reasons South Africans are Choosing to Rent-to-Own Their Car

By | 2018-09-10T09:41:10+00:00 24 September 2018|Blog|

Rent-to-own car financing is an easy type of financing and appeals to many people. Here are the top five reasons why South Africans are choosing to rent-to-own their car: Easier Access to Car Financing Vehicle financing, like any other type of loan, is meant to help everyone in getting the things they need. The problem is that banks are [...]

17 09, 2018

How to get the most Value on a Car Trade-In

By | 2018-09-10T09:36:04+00:00 17 September 2018|Blog|

At one point or another, car owners will question whether they should trade their car in for a newer model or whether they should sell it privately. If you are planning to trade in your car, then you need to make sure you know what it is worth. Here is how to get the most value on your car’s [...]

10 09, 2018

SA Banks are Making Car Loans even more Difficult to get

By | 2018-09-10T09:24:55+00:00 10 September 2018|Blog|

Many banks in South Africa are cutting back on credit extensions. Johan Burger, CEO of FirstRand, attributes consumer affordability issues to the dilemma. Last year, more South Africans took on mortgages, but unsecured lending in the form of personal loans and credit cards were declined. Burger said that credit extension is going to be low for the next few [...]

3 09, 2018

Rent-To-Own: Save Instead of Having a Car Loan!

By | 2018-09-10T09:05:42+00:00 3 September 2018|Blog|

So, you need a car but you’re not sure whether you should buy a car or opt for rent-to-own vehicle financing. Most vehicle owners have been ‘purchasers’ in the past and while they know about rent-to-own car financing, they’re not quite sure if that’s a better option for them. The way people rationalise buying a car is that they [...]