Friday, May 6, 2016

Independent market research conducted by Kaufman Levin Associates on behalf of South Africa’s leading financial comparison website,, indicated that the three most common cars on our roads are Volkswagen, Toyota and Hyundai. Moreover, almost half the cars owned by South Africans were manufactured between 2011 and 2015. This means that some of the cars manufactured between 2011 and 2013 will no longer be under warranty by the end of this year.


When one compares the costs of a 90 000 km major service on a Volkswagen Polo 1.4l (2015), Toyota Yaris 1.3l (2015) and Hyundai i20 1.4l (2015), one soon realises the true value of a Service Plan. A Volkswagen service could easily set you back R1 600, while a Toyota service could cost around R1 485 and a Hyundai service R3 5001, depending on the service provider.


“A Service Plan will assist in eliminating the inconvenience of not servicing your car at all, or forking out the cash, by offering you a solution that will cover the costs of all your selected scheduled services,” says Derek Wilson, Head of “A Service Plan will even cover the selected parts needed for your vehicle as per the manufacturer’s stipulated kilometres.


With’s free-to-use comparative offering, you can compare from a range of Service Plan providers. For vehicles currently still covered by the manufacturer’s standard Service Plan, you can choose to cover your vehicle up to a chosen amount of kilometres or number of services. For vehicles with no Service Plan, your chosen service provider will cover you from your next service, subject to it not being within the first three months of the policy. This is because the plan is only effective after three successful debit orders.


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