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18 02, 2019

Bad Credit? With Rent-to-own Programmes, you can still Buy a Car!

By |2019-01-31T15:32:50+02:0018 February 2019|Blog|

In 2018, credit bureau data collected by the National Credit Regulator showed that the proportion of South Africans with poor credit records is decreasing. At the last count, 39.1% of credit consumers visible to the formal system had an account overdue – the lowest in years. While this is positive news for the South African economy, it does not [...]

8 02, 2019

Top tips to ensure your car is in great condition this Valentine’s Day

By |2019-01-31T15:36:38+02:008 February 2019|Blog|

Very few scenarioscan dampen your perfect Valentine evening out more than a broken down car.  Car maintenance does not need to be a time-consuming and costly exercise if you keep at it on a regular basis.  Here are a few helpful pre-Valentine’s Day tips to help ensure your car is in good condition: Tyres Remember that the tyres are [...]

21 01, 2019

Ways to Finance your Car in South Africa

By |2018-12-18T11:11:10+02:0021 January 2019|Blog|

Buying a car can be exciting from deciding on the colour, to the make and model that meets your everyday needs, to selecting the type that is within your budget. However, deciding on how to finance your car can become a challenge. Here are four car finance options for you to consider: Mortgage If you have access to a [...]

14 01, 2019

3 Reasons why Buying a pre-loved Car makes Sense

By |2018-12-18T11:05:44+02:0014 January 2019|Blog|

The start of a new year signifies change and progress and a fresh start in many areas. From making firm commitments to a healthier lifestyle, starting a new job or making time to spend with friends and family more often. For many people a new year is also a time to get a new car. However, instead of opting [...]

7 01, 2019

Finding it Difficult to Rely on Public Transport?

By |2018-12-18T10:56:34+02:007 January 2019|Blog|

If you, like many South Africans have a less than stellar credit record, then you are fully aware of the limited options available to you when trying to buy a car. You basically have 3 options: Get a car loan at a very high interest rate from a bank, Purchase a vehicle in cash upfront, or Opt for a [...]

19 12, 2018

What Type of Car Best Suits your Needs?

By |2018-12-18T10:17:41+02:0019 December 2018|Blog|

Choosing a car that suits your needs can be challenging, from a sedan for extra boot space, a small city car light on fuel or a minivan for extra seats and leg room.  Each person’s needs are different. Some may find a van or truck completely impractical, while others who own a small business may need a 2x4.  There [...]

17 12, 2018

Popular Summer Road Trip Destinations for South Africans

By |2018-12-03T11:42:23+02:0017 December 2018|Blog|

As a rent-to-own a car company in South Africa, Earn-a-Car knows of a few great places to drive to this summer: Garden Route The Garden Route is a scenic 200 km stretch between Mossel Bay in the Western Cape and the Storms River Mouth on the Western fringes of the Eastern Cape. You will pass through beautiful forests, pristine [...]

10 12, 2018

I’ve got a Poor Credit Rating, how do I Buy a Car?

By |2018-12-03T09:05:17+02:0010 December 2018|Blog|

Blacklisted and need to buy a car?  Often, people do not want to pay a bank’s high finance and interest rate costs but also cannot afford to buy a car with cash upfront, or cannot get car finance because of a poor credit history. Rent-to-own car finance plans offer buyers a different purchase model where you can rent a [...]

3 12, 2018

Maintenance Tips to Get Your Car Ready For the Summer Holidays

By |2018-12-03T08:49:28+02:003 December 2018|Blog|

December holiday is around the corner and you undoubtedly have a few summer road trips planned. Regardless of whether you are planning to make a 200 km or 2 000 km journey, you need to make sure your car is in tip-top condition so you are not left on the side of the road in the heat. Battery When [...]