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The Vital Role Of Braking Systems In Vehicle Safety

Posted by on 14 Dec 2023 under Blog

Your Guide To Car Brakes And Advanced Braking Technologies

Your Guide To Car Brakes And Advanced Braking Technologies

Every vehicle’s safety depends heavily on its braking system, crucial for stopping the car and preventing accidents. This makes regular brake maintenance and repairs essential. Let’s dig deeper into the basics of car brakes, their functions, and how to spot issues before they become big, expensive problems.


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Residual Car Value: Everything You Need To Know Explained

Posted by on 29 Nov 2023 under Car Buying Tips

What Is Residual (Balloon) Value When Buying A Car

What Is Residual (Balloon) Value When Buying A Car

Found your dream car and now you need to think about financing it? If you’re in the process of buying a car, you may have heard the terms ‘residual value’ or ‘balloon payment’. Not sure exactly what this means? We have broken it down for you.


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Safety Check Essentials for Road Tripping This Holiday Season

Posted by on 22 Nov 2023 under Car Maintenance

Travel and Car Safety Check List for Holiday Tripping

Travel and Car Safety Check List for Holiday Tripping

Planning a road-tripping adventure this holiday season? As we approach the festive season, many holidaymakers will flock to South African roads heading to their intended destinations.


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How Much Is Your Car Really Worth?

Posted by on 30 Oct 2023 under Blog, Car Buying Tips

How To Calculate The Resale Value of Your Car

How To Calculate The Resale Value of Your Car

If you have plans to sell your car, making sure you know the value of your car is vital to get a fair price for your used car. A vehicle’s resale is determined by a range of factors like the make of the car, model, mileage, the condition of the vehicle and more. Here are some essential things you need to know before accepting an offer on your car.


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What Costs To Expect And Prepare When Owning A Car

Posted by on 18 Oct 2023 under Blog, Car Buying Tips

The True Cost of Owning a Car

The True Cost of Owning a Car

Determining the total cost of owning your current car or one you’re considering purchasing is the best way to ensure your automotive budget remains manageable. However, as car ownership expenses cover multiple variables, it can be challenging to pinpoint the exact financial impact of owning a car.

Here are some key factors to consider when assessing the typical costs associated with car ownership.


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Group1 Cars Welcomes Screan: A Fresh Step Towards Confidence in Used Car Purchases

Posted by on 06 Oct 2023 under Car Buying Tips

Group1 Cars Welcomes Screan

Group1 Cars Welcomes Screan

In the ever-evolving landscape of the automotive industry, a new player has emerged, promising to transform the way we buy used cars. Screan, a service founded by CEO Mike Schlebach in 2022, is set to alleviate the common concerns associated with purchasing pre-owned vehicles. While some may perceive it as a new kid on the block, Group1 Cars is confident that Screan complements rather than competes with our commitment to quality and transparency.


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What You Need To Know If You Are Buying A Used Car With A Warranty

Posted by on 12 Sep 2023 under Car Buying Tips

Used Car Warranty Facts You Should Know!

Used Car Warranty Facts You Should Know!

If you’re in the market for a used car, you need to know it is important to check if the preowned vehicle has a warranty and service plan left over. It might not be something you’ve considered, but a warranty and service plan will protect and cover you for any costly and unforeseen faults. Comparing warranties should be as important as comparing things like engine specs!


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Returning A Used Car In South Africa? Know Your Rights

Posted by on 25 Aug 2023 under Car Buying Tips

Know Your Rights When Returning a Used Car in RSA

Know Your Rights When Returning a Used Car in RSA

Are you in the market for a used car? It’s essential to be well-informed about your rights as a consumer before making any purchase. At Group1 Cars, our commitment is to offer a transparent and reliable car-buying experience. We understand the importance of finding the right used vehicle to meet your needs and budget.


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A Concise Guide To Shock Absorbers: Keeping Your Ride Smooth And Safe

Posted by on 04 Aug 2023 under Uncategorized

A Guide To Shock Absorbers: Types, Function And Maintenance

A Guide To Shock Absorbers: Types, Function And Maintenance

Driving on South African roads can be challenging, especially with potholes and unexpected hazards. It’s vital to have properly functioning shock absorbers to ensure a smooth and safe ride. In this guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about shock absorbers, their types, function, maintenance, and when to replace them.


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Top 5 Most Fuel-Efficient Bakkies For Sale

Posted by on 27 Jul 2023 under Car Buying Tips

Most Fuel-Efficient Bakkies For Sale At Group1!

Most Fuel-Efficient Bakkies For Sale At Group1!

At Group1 we know that one of the biggest factors when deciding on whether to buy a new or used car, is its fuel economy. These days saving on fuel, especially when it comes to a bigger car like a bakkie, is a huge bonus, so we investigated which bakkies are the most fuel-efficient, which are also available at Group1. Here are five bakkies that offer great fuel economy.


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