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Things your car says about your personality!

The car you drive says a lot about your personality. From the make and model to the state of the interior, your car reflects several aspects of your attitude, practicality, and the way you approach life – may it be good or bad.

Not that those LED headlights and bright red paint job aren’t just fun, they’re making a statement about who you are as a person.

Let’s get into the notion of summing you up as a person, based on what you drive and how your car is customised:


Do you have a bright red sports car? You love taking financial risks.

Certain cars are designed to make everyone stare think about flashy sports cars, VERY expensive cars, or anything bright red. While driving this type of car will get you some positive attention from others, it also shows you’re willing to risk getting negative attention as well. Studies have shown that red cars and sports cars are the most likely to be pulled over by police, so by owning one you’re saying that the attention from others and willing to pay thousands of Rands to fix scratches and dents on your car.


Are you driving a three-row minivan? You love a crowd.

It isn’t the convenience, safety, or storage space that makes the minivan the ultimate mom-car (although those help!) but rather the sheer number of kids you can pack into those things. These cars show that you define yourself by your relationship with children and the more kids are in your car, the better you feel about yourself. It tells the world, ‘I’m the carpool mom/dad. I’m valued and important.’


Do you have ultra-bright LED headlights? You put yourself first.

The newest headlights use LED technology to get a brighter glow – several factors brighter than even the “brights” on regular headlights – while using much less power. While this can be a bonus on dark roads, it can also be a safety hazard as they blind other drivers. By using these lights you’re simply saying, “My comfort is more important than your safety” which shows a real lack of empathy and concern for others.


Are you sporting those stick-figure family window stickers? You are family-oriented.

Most safety experts agree: Those popular “this is my family” stickers are straight-up dangerous. They share your family composition, what your kids’ names are, how old they are, their hobbies, and even your dog’s name – all information that criminals can use to target you or your children. Yet despite these warnings, parents continue to display them prominently. But why? It’s a way of establishing your place and declaring your status.


Are you displaying a sports team’s logo? You’re the life of the party.

Identifying yourself publicly with a sports team – whether that’s through a jersey, a hat, or a bumper sticker – is an easy way to feel like you are part of that crowd. Your favourite team is a winner? An underdog? An up-and-coming star? Then, by extension, so are you. People take on the characteristics of their favourite teams.


Do you drive a tricked-out customised bakkie? You may lack confidence.

Contrary to popular belief, confident and self-assured people don’t drive the biggest, flashiest cars; rather, the bigger and more attention-seeking your car is, the less confident you likely feel. They’re compensating for feeling a lack of power somewhere by making up for it in their car. Why else would you have a Monster sticker pack on your car?


Are you driving an SUV? Safety is a top concern for you.

SUVs literally dominate the roads, taking up more space than most cars, and lifting the driver up higher than everyone else. Combine that with the fact that they’re often used to drive children around and you have someone who’s very worried about being safe if they end up in an accident. If you drive an SUV chances are that safety is a top concern for you.


Do you have a political bumper sticker? You’re outspoken and opinionated.

Slapping a political bumper sticker on your car is an easy way to share your political views, but it also shows that you feel like you’re on the outside of mainstream culture – regardless of what party or politician it is supporting. These people derive satisfaction from being “outsiders” or part of a righteous minority, which is why they feel compelled to share it so publicly.


Do you have an exotic car freshener or ornaments hanging from your rear-view mirror? Individuality is very important to you.

There are basically as many car scents as there are people and the one you choose to fill your car with can say something about your personality. Whether you love the outdoors, wish you were on the beach, or if you have a Stay Soft bag in your car, you are focused on your individuality. The same goes for ornaments hanging from your rear-view mirror – they spell out “I’m a creative and fun individual and I want everyone to see it.”


Are we spot-on with your personality based on your car? Let us know.

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Concept Cars Of The Future

Concept cars of the future are every car-enthusiasts’ eye candy and give us a glimpse into what the cars in the next decade will look like, how they work and their extraordinary tech features.

Manufacturers have gone above and beyond with their ideas and have even approached big cellphone companies like Apple™ to create drool-worthy vehicle concepts for their brand.

A concept car (also known as a concept vehicle, show vehicle or prototype) is a car made to showcase new styling and/or new technology. They are often shown at motor shows to gauge customer reaction to new and radical designs which may or may not be mass-produced.

Let’s look into the future and see what it hold for the automotive world.

Here’s a list of 10 concept cars of the future:

1. Ford Bronco

Fans have been waiting a while for Ford to revive its iconic Bronco nameplate. It left the market in 1996, but the Bronco never truly left the hearts of the enthusiasts who loved it.

Like the Jeep Wrangler, Toyota 4Runner, and many good off-roaders before it, Ford says the new Bronco will be a real, no-compromise, body-on-frame 4×4 built to take on some of the toughest terrains. It will offer notable features like solid front and rear axles and an “Air Roof.”

2. Ford Mustang Mach 1

Ford is killing off its cars in place of more SUVs – thankfully, the Mustang will stick around for another few years still. Ford has already confirmed that a Mach 1 electric SUV with Mustang cues is coming in a few years; if we had our way, this is how it might look.


3. Ferrari SUV

If you thought the idea of a Lamborghini SUV was outrageous, why not try this Ferrari SUV rendering on for size? CEO Sergio Marchionne has finally confirmed the speculations of a high-riding utility vehicle within the Ferrari lineup, though, the company reportedly needs somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 months to complete the venture. The project has been given the internal codename FX16, and will share its platform with Ferrari’s replacement to the GTC4Lusso.


4. Honda Urban EV

Honda teased us with the Urban EV concept. But with new prototypes on the road, the adorable EV should be available sometime in the next 4 years. Honda hasn’t provided us with a ton of info, unfortunately, but we expect the five-door to compete directly with other electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf.


5. Maserati GranTurismo

You might have forgotten that the Maserati GranTurismo even existed. But after ten years on the market has gone virtually unchanged, it’s in serious need of a makeover. The rendering seen here isn’t revolutionary, but it keeps the iconic lines of the sports coupe intact while bringing it into the modern era. Too bad we won’t see it until at least 2022.


6. Tesla Pick-up

In part of Elon Musk’s “Master Plan,” the Tesla CEO outlined a “new kind of pickup truck.” While we’re not sure entirely what that means just yet, the idea of instant torque and attractive design makes it an interesting proposal nonetheless. If and when the new pickup does arrive, it won’t be until at least 2023.


7. Mitsubishi Outlander 

The new-and-improved Mitsubishi Outlander will debut sometime this year. And when it does, it should have a polarizing look. When it does arrive, the new Outlander could share its bones with the Nissan Rogue, as well as potentially the same turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder found in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.


8. Rivian R1T

The first vehicle from electric start-up Rivian should go on sale later this year as a 2021 model. The base R1T pickup, complete with 402 horsepower, 230 miles of range, and a nifty tank turn feature, will cost an arm and a leg new. But alternatives with up to 754 hp and a max 300 miles of range will be even more expensive.


9. Tesla Cybertruck 

Tesla debuted the Cybertruck late last year, with plans to roll out a production version sometime in 2021. The range-topping model could have as much as 800 horsepower, leading to a 0 to 60 mile-per-hour time of just 2.9 seconds, and all-wheel drive.


10. Dyson Sports Car

Vacuum-maker Dyson wants to get into the vehicle production came; Founder and CEO, Sir James Dyson, announced earlier in 2019 that the company would be investing R20 billion into the project. It’s unclear exactly what the vehicle might look like, but with some McLaren-inspired cues, the sports car has come to life digitally.


We truly hope that some of these cars get released as soon as possible and the thought of new and improved future cars makes every car enthusiast burst from excitement and the wait unbearable.


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The best car shows to watch on TV!

Automotive TV series has been a television staple for years, so there are plenty of great car TV shows to choose from when selecting what you consider to be the best car TV shows to watch. If you would describe yourself as a car-fanatic and are in need of some must-watch shows featuring cars, on TV, then this list is for you!

This list of car TV shows is a compilation of all the best car repair shows, the top factual car shows, the best sitcoms featuring cars, and the greatest DIY car shows.

Here’s a list of the top 7 best car shows to watch on TV:



Overhaulin’ is an American automotive reality TV show.

The show’s premise is that an unknowing “mark” — is nominated to be “Overhauled” by his or her family or friends, the “insiders”. The mark’s car, usually an old and tired antique car, is obtained through some ruse. Some common examples included the car being “stolen” by Chris and Chip, a car being misplaced or lost at a mechanic’s shop, or the car being towed away by “police.”

An integral part of the show is the two co-hosts who play tricks on the unsuspecting mark, sometimes acting in roles of insurance adjusters or law enforcement agents, other times helping the insider/s.


Fast N’ Loud:

A motor mastermind and a mechanical prodigy travel to different parts of the country in search of derelict cars and bring them back to life.

Fast N’ Loud is unique in the reality genre since the episodes always incorporate a skit along the theme of the episode. Fast N’ Loud is a reality styled Discovery Channel TV show featuring Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman from the Dallas, Texas-based, Gas Monkey Garage as they search for run-down cars, and with the help of the GMG crew, restore them for profit.  The show was successful in its first season and now in its fifth season has a spin-off show called Misfit Garage.


Top Gear:

Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is the most widely watched factual television program in the world.

As part of Top Gear’s format, every episode has contained at least a number of segments involving challenges. In the first few series, these were focused on novelty challenges and stunts that were typically based on absurd premises, such as a bus jumping over motorcycles (as opposed to the more typical scenario of a motorcycle jumping over buses) or a nun driving a monster truck.

However, these later changed into situations in which the presenters were either competing against each other with a car they chose in a series of tests or working together to accomplish a goal, with the tagline “How hard can it be?” becoming a common phrase for the introduction of some of the challenges featured on the program.

Over time,  it has developed a quirky, humorous and sometimes controversial style. Unfortunately, the main hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are no longer involved in the Top Gear show and started their own car show. Top Gear is now lead by former Friends star, Matt le Blanc.


Counting Cars:

Counting Cars is an American reality television series, shown on History Channel.

The series, which is the third spinoff of Pawn Stars, is filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it chronicles the daily activities at Count’s Kustoms, an automobile restoration and customisation company owned and operated by Danny Koker, who previously appeared as a recurring expert on Pawn Stars. In a format similar to another Pawn Stars spinoff, American Restoration, the series follows Koker and his staff as they restore and modify classic automobiles and motorcycles.


Chasing Classic Cars:

Chasing Classic Cars is a US television documentary series starring Wayne Carini who finds and chases classic cars from all eras, focusing on finding and getting cars running, with the option of restoration and a likely sale.

While the restoration and auction scenes of “Chasing Classic Cars” hold the drama – and occasionally some financial pain for Carini when a project doesn’t earn back its investment, what makes the show unique is his talent for finding cars that haven’t been shown in public for decades.


Pimp My Ride:

Pimp My Ride is a TV show produced by MTV and hosted by rapper Xzibit. Each episode consists of taking one car in poor condition and restoring it, as well as customising it.

This show picks young car owners living in Los Angeles or elsewhere in Southern California. An episode of Pimp My Ride generally begins with the participant showing his or her car off, and convincing MTV that it needs to be “pimped”.  After this segment, the host shows up at the participant’s house, takes a look at the car himself, makes wisecracks about the particular things that are wrong with it, and promises the owner a complete makeover of the vehicle.


The Grand Tour:

The Grand Tour is a British motoring television series, created by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, and Andy Wilman.

 Including car reviews and timed laps, motoring challenges and races, studio segments, and celebrity guests, with the team using a studio within a large tent during this time; in its first series, the tent was located at different locations across the globe, starting off with South Africa. The show is quirky and full of laughter.


What are some of your favorite car TV shows to watch? Are any of them on our list?


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What to get car enthusiasts for Christmas!

Automotive fans and car enthusiasts can be tricky to shop for if you’re not into cars or aren’t an actual gearhead yourself. Especially when you need fresh ideas every year for the same people.

Not to worry! We’ve picked some of the coolest and most useful gifts any car enthusiast would love, from tools that will make your actual car even better to fun accessories for you to sport your Porsche or VW pride.

Although it would be much easier just to ask the person what they want for Christmas – everyone loves getting a gift they truly didn’t expect.

Here’s a list of gifts to buy car enthusiasts for Christmas:

1. A proper Car Cleaning kit

Spoil the love of your life. And by the love of your life, we mean your car.


Get rid of those old rags and cheap car cleaning tools and make way for some top of the notch car cleaning goodies and micro-fiber cloths. Using a proper car cleaning kit will help your car look spotless and brand new. This is the perfect gift to buy for the gearhead in your life. 

2.  Ferrari Merchandise 

We all know at least one Ferrari SUPER-fan. 

You don’t have to buy a Ferrari car to make your friend or family member happy. By visiting one of their stores you can get your hands on some wonderful gifts like branded caps, t-shirts, keychains and so much more. 

3. Car Racing Xbox or Playstation games 

FORZA. Need for Speed. F1. OnRush. 

Car Racing Games make perfect gifts. Find out if they own an xBox or Playstation and go to your local gaming shop or Musica for a wide range of brand new games. 

4. Cellphone mount 

Holding your phone up while driving is so last season. 

A Cellphone mount is not just a handy tool but can save a life. You can buy a universal phone mount at your nearest Cellphone store or local Spaza shop. 

5. Personalised Keychains 

Nothing says “I love you” like a personalised keychain!

A personalised keychain is a perfect gift to add to any set of keys. You can be creative and add their favorite quote, their name or their dream car. 

6. A Pressure cleaner (WAP)

The Pressure is on!

A pressure cleaner or WAP is a tool that every car enthusiast needs in their garage.  From cleaning the driveway where they park their car to washing their car-engine, this is the gift to give this Christmas! 

7. One-year subscription to a car magazine 

CAR. Leisure Wheels. Automotive Business Review. 

Car Magazines are the perfect stocking stuffer for any car enthusiast. But you can make their twenty-twenty by buying a year’s subscription to their favorite magazine. Shop online for the best deals. 

8. Handheld vacuum 

Not all car gifts SUCK!

A handheld Vacuum is such a handy gadget to have especially if you’re taking a trip to the ocean or want to clean your car when there’s no vacuum available for you to use. Shop them online or go to your local car gadget shop. These vacuums plug into the cigarette lighter socket of your car!

9. A Giftbox with car-related goodies 

SURPRISE! A gift box filled with car-related goodies!

If you’re a last-minute gift-buyer then this a perfect gift idea. Go to the shops and fill a box with micro-fiber cloths, air fresheners, tools, car cleaning products and anything car related you can find! Remember to add a sweet Christmas card with a car on the front.  

10. A Gift voucher 

The holy grail of all presents. 

Gift cards/vouchers are perfect gifts for a car enthusiast that you might not know very well. If they own a 4×4, buy a Front Runner gift card – or a voucher for a full valet at their local car-wash. 

11. Personalised car mats 

As a MATter of fact, this is the most thoughtful gift you can give!

Imagine having personalised car mats with your name branded on. Cool, right? Spoil the car enthusiast in your life with a set of propper car mats, personalised. Buy a set of car mats and take them to an embroidery company. 

12. Emergency kit 


This gift is not just for automotive fans but for anyone (over 18 years) driving a car! The worst thing that can happen to you is, if you get caught up in an emergency and you don’t have the proper tools to help you get out. 

13. GPS

Take a left and drive to your local tech shop. 

Not a fan of using your mobile phone as a GPS? (See info above if you actually are) In this day and age, every shop sells at least one brand name GPS. All you have to do is choose the perfect one!

14. Seat Covers

Put on your seat covers – we’re going on an adventure. 

Seat covers are the perfect way to protect your car’s interior and maintain its value. They protect your interior against dirt and stains from day to day wear. And if the car enthusiast has kids, it’ll be an even better present!


And if this list doesn’t spark some ideas, why not sell their old car to us and buy them a brand new one!

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Are you ready for the holiday season and traveling with kids?

Are you ready for the holiday season?

“It is a brave parent who can face the prospect of driving for hours – or days – with a gaggle of kids in the back singing ‘Are we there yet?’ on repeat.”

Although a long holiday road trip can be a great bonding experience, too much time together cooped up in a car has its challenges!

To make sure you and your family have the best road trip possible, there are several tried-and-tested tips parents have used for years to make their vacation more affordable, less stressful, and a lot more fun.

With a little preparation and planning, the journey could even end up being better than your destination. Ready to take the wheel? Here are some tips for taking a road trip with kids.

-Toys and tools for travel

Although fighting off backseat boredom can be a big issue when road tripping with children, finding ways to avoid messes and excessive noise can also be challenging. Fortunately, there are many games that do not include cell phones that can help keep them busy.

There is also plenty of great organizational gear you can get for your road trip to help cut down on spills and other messes. Several companies make seatback pouches and organizers where you can store all of your kid’s snacks, games, and toys.

-Get to know beautiful South Africa

The best family road trips introduce your children to the natural beauty of South Africa, taking you and your family to gorgeous places you just can’t get to by plane. Make the effort to tell your children stories about the country, the people and the places while adding a bit about when you visited these special places before they were born!

-Arrange outfits in advance

With long days on the road, late nights and early mornings, you want to nail packing so that changing everyone into their PJs at night and into fresh clothes the next day is hassle-free.

Packing cubes offer an easy way to keep clothes in order. Give each family member their own packing cube color scheme and organise items so that they’re easy to find. For example, put all the tops in one cube, underwear in another, bottoms in the next and so forth. Shoes should also have their own cube to keep the rest of the clothes clean.

-Remember the basics

A spare tyre is always a good idea. Having the number for roadside emergencies is handy, too. Consider your route – will you be driving through adverse weather conditions? Do your kids need car seats or boosters? A First aid kit is a must-have for any road trip – with enough tablets, plasters, and goodies for any emergency.

-Optimise your stops

Map your journey and research where you can stop along the way that will be interesting for you and the children. Search online in advance for child-friendly cafes, museums, landmarks and other such places that will make each stop an exciting part of your journey rather than just a bathroom break. To give yourselves a head start, consider putting the kids in the car before they even wake up in the morning to get a few hours to drive in while they’re still asleep.

-Learn as you go

Road trips are a great opportunity to teach your youngsters about the world. Giving kids activity sheets and maps not only helps them learn about the places you’re visiting but also engages them in the day-to-day journey.


Pop in and visit our office or contact us if you have any questions regarding You Drive We Sell, cars or the car selling process and we’ll gladly assist you!

Phone: 012 760 3900

Email: sales@youdrivewesell.co.za

Address: 57 Robberg Crescent, N4 Industrial Park, Solomon Mahlangu Drive // N4 highway


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Be prepared for Silly Season!

The holiday season is on its way and it’s time to let go of your old car and bring home a brand new one for your family – just in time for Christmas!

With selling your car in mind, we are currently approaching “Silly Season” and safety is key during this time!

You may find that when you’re trying to sell your car privately, a lot of people will try and hassle you out of the price you need/want for your second-hand vehicle.

Incidents will happen where private buyers waste your time, disagree with you on the value of the car, point out unnecessary things just to make you lower your price and make you feel unsafe in your own home.

Luckily, we have solutions to all these problems and tips to help you throughout the car selling process.


You Drive We Sell is your trusted car buying company and we strive to give you the best offer as fast as possible taking the hassle out of car selling!

We have four key factors that make selling your car as easy and as safe as possible:

  1. The best price possible – With more than 200 dealers nationwide we can insure giving you the best price for your vehicle.
  2. Hassle-free – All you need to do is fill in the details about your car on our website (the form on the right-hand side) and we will make sure we get you the best deal as fast as possible.
  3. Without any obligation – You will receive an offer within 60 minutes and have no obligation to take the offer if you decide not to sell your car anymore.
  4. Quick, Safe and Secure – All information is protected, and will only be visible to us when you submit your personal and car details.


So, you decided to take us up on our offer? What makes You Drive We Sell better, and more safety orientated?

When meeting with one of our salesmen to sell your car – be sure to look out for their branded company car and You Drive We Sell shirts – they will at all times make you feel comfortable and make sure you are safe.

This will ensure that you are dealing with the correct company and will make you feel more secure than making use of private buyers!

They’ll even meet up with you in a public place if that is what you prefer as client!

Unlike private buyers, we’ll immediately transfer the fees for your car and make sure the process goes smoothly and as fast as possible for you to receive the best service and to go bake to your doings after you sell your car – without having to sit eight hours with a potential buyer that might want your car!


Not sure what to have ready and check when You Drive We Sell are on their way to buy your car? Here are a few things to do/have ready or you can give us a call and ask!

-Make sure that you have your paperwork in order.

– Provide your vehicle’s roadworthy certificate.

– De-clutter your glove compartment and leave only the owner’s manual and registration papers inside.


Pop in and visit our office or contact us if you have any questions regarding You Drive We Sell, cars or the car selling process and we’ll gladly assist you!

Phone: 012 760 3900

Email: sales@youdrivewesell.co.za

Address: 57 Robberg Crescent, N4 Industrial Park, Solomon Mahlangu Drive // N4 highway


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Hit or Miss – Car trends ?

Car trends have been out there since we can remember, and although some are seen as appropriate and “cool” – others really grind your gears.

It’s a pretty great time to enjoy cars. But not everything is completely cool in the automotive world. For every new amazing feature we’re introduced to, there’s something equally as cringe-worthy out there. We have so many trends that have taken over, and many of them require rethinking.

1. Fur on dashboard

2. Family stickers

3. Blue Bulls (rugby) themed

4. Eyelashes on your headlights

5. Large Spoiler

6. Aerial accessories

7. Apple sticker

8. LED lights under your car

Whether you like or dislike these trends, we see them all around us every day – and although they are questionable we won’t judge you – based on your taste, we’ll buy your car anyway!

Sell your car to us TODAY!

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Top 6 Fastest-Selling Used Cars in South Africa!

Car dealers have a lot of tricks up their sleeves when it comes to selling the cars they’ve bought (at places like You Drive We Sell) and want to re-sell to the public. From excessive ads to specials at the dealership, their aim is to sell the vehicles on their car-stands as fast as possible!

Although they put a lot of effort into selling, the public has some favorites that any car dealer should take note off – these cars will spend a minimum amount of days at the dealership.

Let’s take a look at the six fastest-selling used cars in South Africa and the average recorded time they spend at the dealership before being bought:

1 – Ford Fiesta 1.4

The Ford Fiesta is a go-to choice for second-hand buyers.
This car races out of dealerships faster than any other vehicle.
The average time at a dealership: 3 days

2 – Volkswagen Polo Vivo 1.4

The Polo Vivo is often South Africa’s top-selling passenger car and the second-hand market wants them too.
The average time at a dealership: 6 days

3 – Toyota Hilux double cab

Although the Hilux is South Africa’s most popular new vehicle – people often opt for a second-hand market one.
The average time at a dealership: 7 days

4 – Hyundai ix35

Hyundai’s SUV has been a bit of a sales revelation for the Korean brand over the last decade and second-hand buyers lean towards them and classify them as a favorite.
The average time at a dealership: 9 days

5 – Nissan NP200 1.6

The Nissan NP200 also known as the “small business bakkie” is a very popular used car buy.
Buyers tend to search for them to use for their businesses – or to have them as an extra car at home for transferring/moving goods when needed.
The average time at a dealership: 11 days

6 – Hyundai i10

The Hyundai i10 still appears to be very popular among second-hand buyers.
They seem to trust what the Korean brand has manufactured over the last decade and believe in its reliability.
The average time at a dealership: 15 days

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Fuel-efficient cars in SA and how to save some fuel!

With the fuel prices rapidly changing in South Africa, many motorists have opted to exchange their luxury vehicles for fuel-efficient budget cars!

If you are in the market for a new car, you’d be wise to choose a car that will consume as little fuel as possible. Remember that the amount of fuel you save while driving will depend on a number of factors including your driving style, road conditions and condition of the car.

Some people have also skipped the process of buying a brand new car and went for a cheaper option which is a second-hand car at their local car dealership.

We’ve asked some people what they think the most fuel-efficient car in South Africa is at the moment and here are some of their answers:

“I think the Hyundai Atos or Fiat 500 would be the most fuel-efficient” – Xander Van Den Berg

“Most definitely the Toyota Prius” – Ivan Rademeyer

“Well, when thinking of old car models, the Nissan X Trail would be number one on the list” – Elise Wright

“Mitsubishi Mirage for sure” – Faf Aspeling

Although they’re not far off, some of these cars don’t even feature on the top 10 most fuel-efficient list.

Most fuel-efficient petrol cars in South Africa:

1 – Fiat 500 – 3.8 L/100 km

2 – Smart ForTwo – 4.1 L/100 km

3 – Audi A1 1.0 TFSI S Sportback – 4.2 L/100 km

4 – Fiat Panda – 4.2 L/100 km

5 – Ford Fiesta 1.0T Manual – 4.3 L/100km

6 – Peugeot 208 1.2 Active – 4.3 L/100km

7 – Toyota Aygo – 4.3 L/100km

8 – Opel Astra 1.0T –  4.4 L/100km

9 – Renault Kwid 1.0 Dynamique – 4.4 L/100km

10 – Audi A3 30 TFSI – 4.5 L/100km

Here are some ways to save on fuel and fuel consumptions:

  • Avoid Long Idling

Idling for long periods of time consumes gas that could be saved by simply turning off the engine.

  • Clean Out the Trunk and Eliminate Unnecessary Weight

Vehicles get much better mileage when they’re not loaded with unnecessary weight.

  • Keep Tyres Inflated to the Correct Pressure

Buy tyre gauges for your drivers so they can ensure tires are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended level.

  • Shop Around for Best Fuel Prices

Check the Web for the best fuel deals.

  • Use Air Conditioning Sparingly

Use the air conditioner only when needed. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine, forcing more fuel to be used.

  • Encourage Carpooling

If you have several employees going to the same work location or job site, have them take one vehicle instead of driving separately.

  • Anticipate Traffic Flow

Anticipate traffic conditions and accelerate and decelerate smoothly — it’s safer, uses less gas, and reduces brake wear.

  • Avoid Uphill Speed Increases

When climbing a hill, the engine is already working hard to overcome gravity. Pushing it harder by stepping on the gas is simply a waste of fuel.

  • Use Cruise Control During Highway Driving

Unnecessary changes in speed are wasteful. The use of cruise control helps improve fuel economy.

With all of this in mind, sell your heavy-on-fuel car to us today and upgrade your life with a new fuel-efficient car!

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Let’s talk about something WHEEL-y interesting!

Let’s get into car WHEELS…

If you own a car or are a car enthusiast, you know that wheels are as important as the tyres mounted on them.

They play a very important role in the way your car behaves on the road – when it comes to speed, braking and the overall car lifespan, as well as the look of your car, whether you are driving a Smart Car or Jeep!

But the question is how do you choose the right type of wheel for your vehicle among so many out there? The variety of wheels in the car world is vast, from cheap knock-offs to full-carbon stunners.

Wheels may seem like the simplest of components on a car, but the manufacturers are constantly researching and developing the latest and greatest techniques and investigating the strongest yet lightest materials to implement into their wheel making processes.

If you are looking to REPLACE wheels on your car, you have to make sure that the new wheels are close in diameter as the original wheels – in other words, your new wheel and tyre need to be as close in diameter as your old wheel and tyre.

Following this rule will benefit you in at least 2 ways:

-You won’t have to spend more money to make additional modifications to your car and/or wheels to make them fit.

-You won’t risk your safety since you will have control over your vehicle on the road.

As you might have seen, it’s common among drivers is to buy bigger wheels than they originally had on their vehicles.

But Why?

Bigger wheels make for a more beautiful car since they visually fill the gap in the car chassis around the wheel and tyre, but you have to be sure about which ones are best suited for your vehicle. Therefore, before you go on a spending spree, browse cars like yours on the internet to get an idea on what it would look like and if you’re really into the “new look” for your car.

With this “new look”, cars with bigger and wider wheels are more stable because they are stiffer and have more contact with the road. They offer better overall handling of the vehicle and improve driver confidence and security.

If bigger, the new wheels and tyres are heavier than the old ones, which means you’ll have to add some horsepower to your car as well and this will reflect on your fuel consumption, i.e. your car will need more fuel to run than you’re used to.

Here’s a summary video on our “wheels” topic:

Sourced from YouTube – Fitment Industries

Different Wheel Types And How They’re Manufactured

The thing to consider when it comes to car wheels is the material they are made of. Usually, car wheels are made of Steel, Aluminium, Chrome or Alloy – the two most popular being steel and alloy.


Steel wheels are about as basic as wheels can get. Pressed from billets of steel using powerful equipment, steel wheels have been standard on most low-cost vehicles for decades and dominated before alloy rims became cheaper to produce.

Steel – an alloy of iron and carbon – is a harder metal than most other wheel materials, but this strength brings with it an increase in weight when compared to the likes of aluminium.

The basic way in which steel wheels are produced means that there is very little flexibility when it comes to design. Different sections of a wheel are pressed out and then connected to form the entire wheel, ready to be used once the welds have been sufficiently ground down.

This construction means that the only real way different designs can be implemented is to punch holes into the outside face of the wheel.

Most companies will get around the unattractive nature of pressed steel wheels by putting on a set of hubcaps with some badging.


Alloys have always been reserved for the uppermost models within a manufacturers range. Based on an aluminum or magnesium construction mixed with Nickel, alloy wheels provide a much lighter package when compared with a steel wheel of the same strength and can be cast in full by pouring molten allow into a pre-made mold.

By reducing the amount of nickel within the alloy, a wheel becomes much more flexible and workable, adding to the design possibilities. This freedom of design has led to some truly spectacular alloy rims over the years, but the softer material also opens the door for some tragic results after curbing.

The best is to go to the shop, with the car you want to chage the wheels of and ask for expert advice – they will support you with the correct information on what you want, need and like.

Quick You Drive We Sell Tip:

When you buy new wheels for your vehicle, clean the old ones and store them in a safe and accessible place. This will come in handy when you want to sell your car and you have both the old and new wheels. (Which will give you more bang for your buck!)

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