Budget buys abound in South Africa’s small car sector – but which vehicle to choose? Here’s a selection of five best-selling models that are relatively cheap to run and have good track records for durability, reliability and safety.
Be aware of police impersonators, hitchhikers and “stranded motorists”. If a police vehicle tries to pull you over and you feel unsafe, acknowledge them and indicate that you wish to be followed to the nearest police station or public area.
Once you have compiled a shortlist of cars that meet all your needs and wants, it is time to go test driving.
How do you choose the correct cover and are all types of insurance cover equal? Can you under or over insure your car – and what will that mean for you?
To try to alleviate the problem, motor manufacturers have begun to develop in-car connectivity systems that warn road users when emergency vehicles are in the vicinity.