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When it comes to buying a new or second hand car, passenger cars take preference for many South Africans. Statistics revealed by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (naamsa) indicates new car sales on passenger vehicles are slowly driving uphill – with one vehicle brand speeding toward a surprising first place; missing…

When it comes to buying a new car or trading in your second hand car for a much more expensive one, ‘negotiating’ is one of their master talents. Once you step onto a car dealer’s lot, you are on their turf. It all can seem overwhelming and exciting – smiling car dealer salesmen, mysterious models,…

Have you ever considered buying a car from a car auction? Well, here’s a secret: You’re more likely to score a lower prices for second hand cars from car auctions, than through a car trade in with car dealers or selling a car privately. You may even find more cheap cars then one can through…

We understand the struggle of selling a car… In fact, we, too, have experienced all the haggle and hassle of private car sales and trading in a car at some point in our lives before the birth of CarZar.co.za – we buy cars! For many South African car sellers, their main concern involves the safety…

Second hand car depreciation has kicked in! At each start of the new year, your second hand car value decreases by an amount that will leave you cringing. Can you imagine losing a large portion of your car resale value each year? But luckily, it’s the season of new beginnings! 2017 has witnessed major car…

Millenials are buying their first electric or hybrid cars in Urban cities, and the days of walking into a car dealership to trade in car or sell your second hand car are soon to be gone. Not to mention, auto-makers are placing a strong focus on hybrid and electric vehicles throughout 2018 – promising to…

As criminal syndicates become more sophisticated, car tracker devices that and the teams that operate them have to keep up. They need to stay one step ahead of the criminals where possible, so the trackers need to utilise modern technology and new ways of installing them need to be innovated. The biggest criticism that tracking…

In South Africa, it is reported that around 300 vehicles are stolen every day. Below is a list of actions to take if you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of getting back to the place where you left your car, only to find it missing. Check that you haven’t made a mistake Report…

South Africa has a high crime rate and the theft of vehicles is one of the big ways in which criminal syndicates are able to drive a profit. With a 14.5% increase in hijacking since 2016, members of the public need to take any means necessary to avoid falling prey to hijackers. Installing a car…

There is an ongoing conversation around leasing a car versus financing one. Various financial institutions that offer car finance also offer a leasing option. Leasing appeals to a large majority of people who don’t have the money to purchase a car without making monthly payments, and recently it has become more popular. There are some…