Each month we speak to dealers from across South Africa to get their top tips for buying used cars for sale.

Want to be featured? Contact the team.

Thank you to the below contributors 🙌

  • Johan van Niekerk, Dealer Principal from Wingfield Motors.
  • Jamie Surkont, Dealer Principal from getWorth in Cape Town.
  • Michael McManus, Dealer Principal from Durban North Auto Sales.
  • Ameenah Abdurahman, Dealer Principal from Myaa Auto.
  • Chris Walter-Girout, Dealer Principal from Audi Centre in Umhlanga.
  • Jacques Le Roux, Dealer Principal from Perdeberg Isuzu.
  • Angus Webber, Dealer Principal from Lemon Garage.
  1. Johan van Niekerk, Dealer Principal from Wingfield Motors shared his top 5 tips for buying a used car in Kuilsriver.

“Give that road rally condition report to someone who knows about vehicles. Does the dealership give it to you or do you have to look for it yourself? We give you the road rally and make it part of the record of advice as well as the condition report. We confirm that the service history was at the agent or broken but not everybody does that, so I would say look for all of these things and give it to a trusted person who knows their stuff.

Johan van Niekerk, Dealer Principal from Wingfield Motors

You can read the full story here – 5 Things You Need To Know When Buying Used Cars For Sale In Kuilsriver.

2. Jamie Surkont, Dealer Principal from getWorth in Cape Town shared his top tips for buying a used car in Cape Town.

“In this day and age, if you don’t have that presence on social media, Google reviews etc… I would be very cautious about any transaction. Commit to or consider committing to reputation because reputation is really important, really important

Jamie Surkont, Dealer Principal from getWorth in Cape Town

You can read the full story here – 5 Things You Need To Know When Buying Used Cars For Sale In Cape Town.

3. Michael McManus, Dealer Principal from Durban North Auto Sales shared his top 5 tips for buying a used car in Durban.

“I would always exclude the cheapest few in that category, just be wary of those cheap ones that are 30-40% cheaper than all the others as there is a reason for that, you know? 

Michael McManus, Dealer Principal from Durban North Auto Sales.

You can read the full story here – 5 Things You Need To Know When Buying Used Cars For Sale In Durban.

4. Ameenah Abdurahman, Dealer Principal from Myaa Auto shares her top tips for buying a used car in Cape Town.

“Make sure you have a low mileage car and you have to make sure that you have the service check on the car and also get in the car and drive it before you buy it.

Ameenah Abdurahman, Dealer Principal from Myaa Auto in Cape Town

You can read the full story here – 5 Things You Need To Know When Buying Used Cars For Sale In Cape Town.

5. Chris Walter-Girout, Dealer Principal from Audi Centre in Umhlanga shares the top 5 things you need to know when buying a used car.

“Look after your car don’t abuse it, keep it in good condition and you will keep the value of the car when you go to sell it.

Chris Walter-Girout, Dealer Principal from Audi Centre in Umhlanga

You can read the full story on 5 Things you need to know when buying a used car In Umhlanga

6. Jacques Le Roux, Dealer Principal from Perdeberg Isuzu reveals his top tips for buying a used car in Malmesbury.

“Do your research, that is also very important. Buying a car is a huge investment and a huge step, make sure you know what you’re applying for. We do find guys buying a coupé because it’s a two-door car and it’s beautiful and then four months down the line, his wife’s pregnant.

Jacques le Roux, Dealer Principal from Perdeberg Isuzu in Malmesbury.

You can read the full story on 5 things you need to know when buying used cars for sale in Malmesbury

7. Angus Webber, Dealer Principal from Lemon Garage shares his top 5 tips for buying a used car in Vanderbijlpark.

“Find the best car you can with your budget — buy a car with the best history, the best mileage and best condition. Don’t settle for second best, second best will cost you more in the long run.

Angus Webber, Dealer Principal from Lemon Garage in Vanderbijlpark.

You can read the full story on 5 Things you need to know when buying used cars for sale in Vanderbijlpark.

Join us in showcasing the great.

If you think there’s a car dealership, or a specific person that works within an automotive business that you think deserves some recognition – nominate them for recognition.

Want to submit your own article?

Write an article sharing your motoring knowledge and experience with car buyers and we’ll publish it on AutoTrader. We’ll credit your dealership brand and link it back to your listings on our site. Learn about the benefits.