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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:

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:

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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Why choose You Drive We Sell?

Who is YOU DRIVE WE SELL?

The “You Drive We Sell “ concept was started by the van der Veen, father and son combination.

Sharing motor industry experience in excess of 40 years, they are able to assist you with the best advice during the process of selling your car.

Based in Pretoria, the “You Drive We Sell“ business is Pretoria focused. Over the past year, we’ve bought over a 1000 vehicles at more than a 100 per month. Future plans are to expand country wide within a few months.

We strive to give the best price, service and do it as fast as possible.

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How are 4×4 tires made?

We take a lot of things for granted in life, especially when it comes to the everyday objects we use, like our cars and their Tyres.

When going on a 4×4 trip, checking your tyre pressure is one of the most important things you need to do, taking the terrain into consideration. Although you might be more fixated on what you need to pack for the trip, your tyre pressure influences your vehicle’s performance. Read more

6 Billionaires who drive “cheap” cars

The lifestyle of the rich and famous entails doing what you want and as much as you want and we’re all constantly drooling about the life that seems to be all so normal to the world famous billionaires.

Once you acquire that much money, the world is your oyster, as you can purchase anything that your heart desires. While most billionaires have spoiled themselves with luxury yachts, superb mansions, and extravagant supercars, others haven’t forgotten their roots. As surprising as this might sound, some of these famous billionaires don’t need to splurge to feel rich and care more about feeling comfortable.

Here are some billionaires who drive cheap cars that most middle-class people can afford.

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