Salt, as we all know, is horribly corrosive and if you live in a coastal area and are looking for Cars for Sale, I have some tips you might appreciate. Now the first thing I should make clear is that not all the vehicles found in places like Cape Town and Durban are rust buckets that’ll fall to pieces if you look at it too long. No, I would never say that. What I am saying is that you should be careful when buying a car because when they are subjected to the sea salt for too long, especially the older model cars, they do tend to break out in the occasional rash.
Look Further Afield
If you are looking for a new car, my first bit of advice I can give is this: if at all possible, buy your used car from somewhere far away from the coast. You’ll find a car that’s in a better condition and cheaper, in Gauteng for example, than you would in Durban. If you’re wondering where to find cars for sale in Gauteng, you can look at car dealerships and private owners. Both of which can be found on the Junk Mail website. I can’t and will never guarantee that you’ll always find a better car in Gauteng, I’m merely saying the lack of sea air and corrosive salt mean the cars in Gauteng will often be in better condition.
Now I know that driving or flying to another province isn’t always an option and, like I mentioned earlier, there are thousands of well looked after cars to be found in places like Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban, so you should never be afraid of looking there. But, I do feel obligated to warn you about the perils of rust. When you’re looking for cars at the coast, please make sure you give them a thorough check-up before you hand over any of your hard-earned money. You can either do it yourself or you can take it to a trusted mechanic and even the AA who will happily give the car a quick once over. It might cost a little extra, but it will always be easier than replacing an old rust bucket.
A Little Homework Goes a Long Way
Buying a new car is supposed to be an extremely enjoyable experience and I would hate for it to get ruined by a rusty door. It’s always a good idea to make sure the car you’re looking at is completely “bullet proof” before making an investment, and not just because you live by the coast. At the end of the day, this is the vehicle you’ll be using on a daily basis, the car that will take you, your family and all your loved ones to and fro at high speeds. So if you’re looking for Cars for Sale, make sure they’re worth all the money you’re spending on them.