It’s no secret that Lauren and I love a good road trip. We’ve taken road trips all over South Africa, many countries around the world and even on islands like Bali too. And now that we’re a family, we absolutely love the freedom of having a portable space to dump all our “stuff” in.
From our sons bikes, scooters and strollers to our camera bag, general luggage or Lauren’s hats – a car provides that essential space to just leave your stuff inside. You can’t do this with another form of travel – airlines, trains or ferries all involve finding some sort of pack donkey to lug everything around (usually me.) And it gets tiring.
There’s also nothing like hitting the open road and finding your next adventure along the way. Whether that’s an epic destination, or some random little dorp (small town with roughly 5 inhabitants) along the way. With the freedom of a car, it’s all about the journey.
But what if, (shockingly) like us, your current car just wouldn’t be able to cope with a road trip longer than a trip to your local grocery store? Well, your options are pretty much:
- Borrow someone else’s – NEVER a good idea or,
- Get a rental – not such bad idea but it definitely sucks renting a car when you are in your own country and you already have a car.
There is a third option however, and that is to get a new car! But if we’re honest, we all know that the process can be a huge schlep.
Not anymore! We’re excited to tell you about a new South African product which streamlines this process:
CarZar is an online service that lets you sell your car to a nationwide network of dealers. The sheer number of dealers (hundreds from across the country!) making offers on your car means that you get the best price that the market can offer! And at CarZar, unlike other car buying services, the vehicle inspection happens at DEKRA – the largest independent vehicle inspection service in South Africa – so you know that the car evaluation you receive is fair and unbiased.
Take our tiny old Ford Fiesta for example, actually I shouldn’t be too hard on our car – that guy has taken on us some epic adventures. But the reality is that these days he can’t really trusted to last longer than trips more than an hour away from Cape Town. Lucky for us, there is a plethora of exciting things to do within that distance from the Cape, but he’ll never take us somewhere TRULY magnificent, like the Wild Coast for example.
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So if we were to upgrade now – the steps I would take on CarZar look something like this:
- Go to CarZar.co.za
- Enter your vehicle’s and details,
- Get an immediate free online quote for your car.
- Book your FREE inspection from any DEKRA outlet around the country.
- Once that’s done you will receive an instant payment into your bank account. KA-CHING!
That’s it. Now we are free to use that cash to put down a deposit on a new car or simply buy one cash.
Wham. Bam. Thank you CarZar… Roadtripping time.
Visit CarZar.co.za for more information