Buying a used car? The lowdown on vehicle financing & car Instalments

 Buying a used car? The lowdown on vehicle financing & car Instalments

The excitement of purchasing a set of wheels – even second-hand – is often tempered when it comes to the bottom line financial commitment. That is why, as your trusted partner in securing your next vehicle, we are here to help you crunch the numbers by giving you access to flexible vehicle financing options from South Africa’s top lending institutions.

For the average guy or gal on the street, paying cash upfront for a vehicle – even a used car – is generally not a given. That is why negotiating a car instalment plan is a legitimate solution that can be tailored to your needs.

Understanding car instalments for second-hand cars

Buying a used car from a reputable dealership is a smart choice for quality and value. 

Here’s how car instalments work:

  • Initial deposit: This will reduce the total amount financed. The size of this deposit is flexible and can be adjusted based on your financial capacity.
  • Loan amount and interest: The remaining balance, including interest, is divided into manageable monthly instalments. Competitive interest rates ensure that your payments remain affordable throughout the loan term, but the longer the term, the more overall interest will be paid. (Your credit score and financial history do play a role in determining the interest rate you’ll be offered) .
  • Flexible repayment period: You can select a repayment period – usually from 12-72 months –  that suits your financial goals. Longer terms reduce monthly payments, while shorter terms allow you to pay off your loan faster. 
  • Ownership: Once all instalments are paid, you own the car outright, giving you equity in a valuable asset.

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Benefits of financing a second-hand car

  • Lower costs: Second-hand cars typically have a lower purchase price compared to new vehicles, which means lower loan amounts and reduced monthly payments.
  • Depreciation: Used cars depreciate at a slower rate than new cars, preserving more of your investment over time.
  • Quality assurance: All our second-hand cars undergo rigorous inspections and come with warranties, ensuring you receive a reliable vehicle.

Ready to get started?

Our friendly and experienced Weelee sales team are here to guide you through every step of the vehicle financing process. We offer personalised advice to help you choose the best car instalment plans for your needs. 

Visit our Megastore dealership in Centurion or contact us online to learn more about our financing options and to find the perfect car for you.

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