Independent market research conducted by Kaufman Levin Associates on behalf of South Africa’s leading financial comparison website, Hippo.co.za, indicated that the three most common cars on our roads are Volkswagen, Toyota and Hyundai. Moreover, almost half the cars owned by South Africans were manufactured between 2011 and 2015. This means that some of the cars manufactured between 2011 and 2013 will no longer be under warranty by the end of this year.
When one compares the costs of a 90 000 km major service on a Volkswagen Polo 1.4l (2015), Toyota Yaris 1.3l (2015) and Hyundai i20 1.4l (2015), one soon realises the true value of a Service Plan. A Volkswagen service could easily set you back R1 600, while a Toyota service could cost around R1 485 and a Hyundai service R3 5001, depending on the service provider.
“A Service Plan will assist in eliminating the inconvenience of not servicing your car at all, or forking out the cash, by offering you a solution that will cover the costs of all your selected scheduled services,” says Derek Wilson, Head of Hippo.co.za. “A Service Plan will even cover the selected parts needed for your vehicle as perthe manufacturer’s stipulated kilometres.”
With Hippo.co.za’s free-to-use comparative offering, you can compare from a range of Service Plan providers. For vehiclescurrently still covered by the manufacturer’sstandard Service Plan, you can choose to cover your vehicleup to a chosen amount of kilometres or number of services. For vehicles with no Service Plan, your chosen service provider will cover you from your next service, subject to it not being within the first three months of the policy. This is becausethe plan is only effective after three successful debit orders.
Established in 2007, Hippo.co.za is South Africa’s leading financial comparison website that helps consumers save money by comparing a range of South African providers across financial products such as Car Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Medical Aid and more. Hippo.co.za is free to use and saves consumers the time and hassle of shopping around for the best deal since the Hippo.co.za website instantly retrieves real-time quotes from the different providers using the latest Internet technology. One in two people could save hundreds of Rands per month* on their Car Insurance alone by using Hippo.co.za to compare before they buy or switch to a new provider.
Hippo.co.za makes money by simply charging its partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. The results consumers see, and the order in which they are presented, are in no way influenced by the fee Hippo.co.za charges its partners or any other factors other than the price of the product being compared.
For more information, visit us on www.hippo.co.za, connect with Hippo.co.za on LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/company/hippo-comparative-services-pty-ltd/, like us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/HippoSA, and follow us on Twitter @Hippo_co_za and YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/user/hippocompare.
Hippo Comparative Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorised financial services provider (FSP number: 16357). Terms and Conditions apply.
*Based on 2015 independent market research conducted by Kaufman Levin Associates.
1These figures were obtained respectively from the three authorised dealerships in Johannesburg.
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