SAMBRA Forms Vehicle Salvage Database Task Team

The South African Motor Body Repairer’s Association (SAMBRA) will ramp up its efforts to have the details of previously written-off vehicles published for public consumption. This information is currently contained in a so-called Vehicle Salvage Database (VSD), which is used as a reference source by the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) and the Insurance Crime […]

SAMBRA steps up its campaign to identify written-off vehicles

Insurers drag their feet on letting consumers know whether they’re buying previously crashed cars The SA Motor Body Repairers’ Association (Sambra) has stepped up its efforts to help prevent consumers from buying potentially dangerous cars that were previously involved in crashes. After pressure from Sambra for a number of years, the SA Insurance Association (Saia) […]

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 […]

SAMBRA to host Vehicle Write-Off Conference

Over the last four years SAMBRA has applied substantial resources to ensure that members of the public, used car dealers, banks and others involved in the purchase and sale of used vehicles can protect themselves against the purchase of a previously written off vehicle. Richard Green, national director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ […]

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 […]