Buying a second-hand car? Insist on a spare key!

Buying a second-hand car? Insist on a spare key!
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When buying a second-hand car, there are many things to think about. Vehicle safety and maintenance records, mileage, even spare keys! To find out what questions you should be asking, check out our article ‘What to ask when buying a second-hand car?’. View article>>

A spare key? What’s the point? In an article published by Times Live, they discuss the importance of this tiny metal essential. The cost of replacing modern vehicle keys can cost upwards of R1800 even before the reprogramming of the vehicles computer system and time off the road have been calculated. A potentially costly exercise could be avoided during the second-hand car buying process by insisting that a spare key is included in the purchase.

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