January 26, 2023
If you've ever had to pay for a car service in the past, you know how expensive it can be. There are so many different things that can go wrong with your car and so many different places that can fix them. Despite South African motorists experiencing tough times in the current economic climate, the good news is there are ways to save money on your car service. Read on and find out how you can save and still keep your car in great condition.1
So, the saying goes, meaning that regular car maintenance may save costly repairs later. The conclusion being: don’t skip car services to save money.1
By having one of these plans and paying a monthly amount, you can protect your pocket from any nasty surprises in the long run. 1 It gives you peace of mind knowing that you aren't going to have any unexpected costs due to broken parts or other issues. And if something does go wrong? You can get your car fixed right away instead of having to wait until you have enough cash saved up for the repair.
A service plan will cover certain engine parts, provided you use an approved dealership for your car's services. This should happen after your car has completed a specific number of kilometres or after a particular period has lapsed since the last service.1
A maintenance plan is similar to a service plan but also includes maintenance of certain parts due to wear and tear.1
Keep your car in the highest gear without straining the engine for as long as possible. Similarly, be quick to get out of lower gears. Slow down gradually before approaching a red traffic light instead of maintaining a fast speed followed by heavy braking.1
By driving 100 km/hour instead of 120 km/hour, you can save fuel and not worry about exceeding the speed limit. You could put those fuel-bill savings aside for your next car service.1
Although cheap car insurance does not necessarily mean good insurance, you can find discounted deals from reputable car insurance companies. Sadly, many motorists want to avoid bargain hunting and often buy the first car insurance policy that comes their way.1
By providing the same driver profile to several car insurers online, you’ll be able to compare various quotes. Make sure what each policy offers you. Check out the pay-out efficiency of different car insurers by examining consumer responses on review platforms.1
The aim of this article is to show you how to save on motoring costs, including services.1,2
You can reduce car insurance costs by contacting us at PMD and finding out more about our affordable car insurance products and experience our world-class client service and unique benefits such as fixed premiums* and a reduce-to-zero excess*. T’s and C’s apply.
First contact a certified financial advisor for professional advice if you want to buy a financial services product.
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