It has been found that many cars that have been severely damaged in accidents often end up being repaired and returned to the road. To the untrained eye these cars may look perfectly acceptable but, hoist them up and take a closer look, and one may be shocked at the quality of the repairs and […]
Buying a second-hand car can be an exciting purchase and a sound economic decision provided there are no unexpected surprises. Typically, the reliability of a used car is at the forefront of most buyers’ minds, particularly now that their financial means are so constrained. But how can you be sure you are buying a reliable […]
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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 […]
Used-car buyers will soon be able to check if a vehicle has been written off. Richard Green Talks to Thabiso TT Tema on Power Breakfast.
Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA talks to Thabiso TT Tema from Power 98.7 about incidents where buyers are unknowingly purchasing very poorly repaired, previously written-off vehicles, seen as uneconomical to repair by insurers. They discuss the risks involved for second-hand car buyers, such as serious accidents and the way forward through the creation of […]