In the Karate Kid, Mr Myagi gets Danny to wax his collection of old cars. Wax on, wax off. Was he teaching Danny basic karate moves, or was he tricking the boy to wax his cars? Danny won at the end of the movie, so it was probably the teaching thing. But what is the deal with waxing your car? Try a quick experiment. Take a pic of your best pair of leather shoes. Shine one with that stuff in the tube with the foam rubber tip. Shine the other the old fashioned way, with Nugget or Kiwi and a brush and a cloth. Now take another pic. Which shoe looks best? You know the answer, but please do this anyway.
As far as mechanical terms go, a valve clearance adjustment is commonly referred to as ‘adjusting the tappets’. Valve clearances are the small gaps between the tops of the valve stems and the part which presses on them to open the valves. If your vehicle has become a little hard to start lately, or there’s a lack of horsepower, it’s probably time to check the valve clearances. The valves that control the air/fuel flow mixture and exhaust gases in your engine head are one of the most abused parts in the entire motor.
You need a new car. The math is easy. The car costs that much, you get that much on your trade-in, therefore your payments are so much per month for so many months. But the value of your new car drops sharply the moment you drive out of the dealer’s showroom. By the end of year one, your car will have lost 15 – 20% of its value. The same happens to the year one value in the second year. So connect the dots and change the math. Buying a year old car will save you around 20%, reducing the gap with your trade-in and the subsequent payments. Year two does this as well. Of course, you lose one or two years on your warranty and service plan, so you have to find the balance that suits you.
It can really hurt if something in your car goes wrong. Usually, most pain will be in your wallet. Most new cars are not designed for the home mechanic and any invasive tinkering may well invalidate your warranty. This does not mean you should sit and wait for something to break. Here are some basic steps to take care of your car.
Here at Group 1 Cars we strive to provide a convenient way for people to find the Right Used Car for their needs and budget. To do this we need to assists them with finding the best certified used vehicles in the market. This means that EVERY Used Car, Used SUV or Used LCV that we sell has undergone some of the most stringent quality testing in the country, and we guarantee that each and every vehicle that we sell is of the highest quality both mechanically and condition wise.When you purchase a Quality Used Car from Group 1 you’re getting a vehicle that has:
Passed a strict 101 Point Vehicle Check
Comes with an optional Group 1 Warranty*
Has Guaranteed Mileage
Will always be Licensed and Legal
Never been stolen
A Guaranteed Model year
Comes with an Optional Service Plan*
20 day exchange promise*
Full service history whenever possible
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When searching for Used Cars for Sale in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Port Elizabeth we encourage you to locate one of our established brick and mortar dealerships. You can do this by using our Find a Group 1 Showroom page on this website, or simply by contacting us directly at one of our showrooms in Kuils River, Stellenbosch, Knysna, The Glen, Midrand, Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage. Visit us and put our friendly, knowledgeable staff to the test, while noting that even if you're not in one of the cities or towns mentioned above our Group 1 Nationwide Vehicle Delivery Service will always allow you to take advantage of our Best Used Vehicle Prices, Regular Used Vehicle Promotions and our Exceptional Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles no matter where in South Africa you are.
We firmly believe that quality trumps quantity, which is why even though we are not the country’s Biggest Used Cars Website, we can guarantee you the best quality vehicles. In fact you only need to take a look at the vehicles on this page to see that we have some real gems listed here, all of which you’ll never find anywhere else. Every vehicle on our physical and digital showroom floor is Exclusive to Us, and is backed by our award winning customer service, outstanding vehicle knowledge and diverse product and brand range.
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