May 17, 2021
In these challenging, financial times during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, those seeking to buy a new car are most likely considering the most reliable brands in 2021.1 A car must work, and one that works only now and then not only causes stress to the driver, but also places the driver and passengers in danger.
A J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study in 2021 revealed that car manufacturers are raising the bar on reliability, with overall problems declining by 10% compared to 2020. There are interesting insights to be learned even though this research is based on the US market. These car brands also sell vehicles in South Africa. The survey records the number of problems per 100 three-year-old vehicles experienced by their drivers over the last year.
Many drivers found that even though their cars were not breaking down, car technology performing inadequately or sporadically continued to persist.
Anyone experiencing an unreliable brand of car, may shun that brand in the future. It is all about perception, and the errors need not be great. You often hear the expression that you just want the car to go from A to B without any trouble.
Drivers expect manufacturers to sort out nagging technology issues and keep their models updated.
Korean brands such as Kia, Hyundai and Genesis fared the best, followed by Japanese brands. Brands from both these countries outperformed the US and European brands. The most dependable model title was awarded to Porsche 911, this being the second time in 3 years. Lexus ranked the highest among all brands regarding overall vehicle dependability. Next were Kia, Toyota, Buick, and Cadillac.
Knowing which brand to choose from ensures you are all set for purchasing your new car. If it is to be financed by a bank, then according to South African law, you are required to purchase comprehensive car insurance.
Poised to purchase your new car, you are considering which company could provide you with reliable and yet affordable comprehensive car insurance? Comprehensive car insurance with PMD presents a double advantage to customers. These are, namely, fixed* premiums (*Ts and Cs apply), and an excess that reduces to zero*. Large excesses are undesirable as drivers must suddenly find the cash in the event of an accident. No worry regarding third-party accidents as you are covered up to R1 million per incident. Your new car’s retail value will not suffer should any claims be made towards write-off, fire, hijacking, disaster, theft, and accidents. There is no fear of breaking down anywhere seeing there is a 24-hour roadside assistance and towing service to help you, whilst you are protected against hail and glass damage.
Because car insurance is complicated, you need to note that this article can only provide information. If you are keen to buy car insurance, you will first need to obtain good professional advice from a certified financial advisor.
Why not contact PMD for more information on affordable comprehensive car insurance when you have decided to buy your next new car?