Supply Constraints Impact Car Repairs

The South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), an association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), representing almost 1 000 motor body repair businesses across South Africa and accounting for over 80% of all insured repair claims in the country, has issued an urgent alert to motorists that damage repairs may be delayed due […]

SAIA to open its Vehicle Write-off Register to the Public

With the announcement that the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) will formally open its Vehicle Salvage Database (VSD) to the public, there will be fewer written-off vehicles finding their way back into the market and being bought by unsuspecting consumers. The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), welcomed the recent announcement by SAIA confirming it will […]

SA’s used-car buyers will soon be able to avoid write-off ‘death traps

Times Live has reported (24th February 2022) that the The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) has agreed to make its vehicle salvage database (VSD) public after lobbying by the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA). The VIN numbers of all previously insured written-off vehicles will be published on an open website for consumers to […]

Your second-hand car and why you want to know about its collision history

Is your second-hand car purchase actually safe to drive? Finding out about the collision history of your vehicle is imperative for your safety and your pocket. Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA talks to Devi Sankaree Govender (The Devi Show) about the pitfalls of buying a second-hand vehicle without fully understanding its collision history. If […]