This year, Mark and I have been married for 8 years and together for 16 years. We’ve moved homes three times and have 3 children together. We also changed cars 6 times in the last 8 years. 6 times!! The first few cars were second hand vehicles that eventually gave problems that kept having to be fixed and wasn’t worth the extra money we were spending. Also, we couldn’t find a good enough mechanic that could fix it first time round.

Do you know the hassle of selling your car? Urgh, we’re all adults here, I’m sure you do. It’s a pain. A big pain in the butt. You need to advertise your vehicle (and hope it’s good enough with sufficient details), then hope and cross your fingers you get someone that’s interested in purchasing your car. To make matters worse, you normally need to meet that person because they want to see the car before they buy. And it’s usually in an area you’re not familiar with, so your nerves are frayed even more. Then you thank your lucky stars when someone hands you the cash instead of worrying if the EFT will clear.

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We’re on car number 6 now and Mark is in love. There’s no way he’s going to sell it unless we’re really in need. But I recently got my driver’s licence and I am struggling to drive this amazingly super speedy turbo charged Mazda. I am trying to convince him to sell it and buy us (read me) a slightly less turbo charged car that I feel comfortable with, as he has a work bakkie that he drives everyday and the car just stands all week. The only way I was going to do that, was to show him the current value of the car and what we can get for that money if we sell.

Problem: I have a 12 week old baby and 2 busy boys that I don’t want to cart around to dealerships to get a valuation of our car.

Solution: CarZar.co.za

CarZar is an easy to use method of getting a resale value of your vehicle and you can advertise your car to hundreds of dealers to get a possible match on your asking price from their website. All you need to do is log onto their website, insert the year, make, model, transmission type, engine capacity and number of kilometers your car has done and boom! The information is available immediately. You can then choose to either receive a cash payout from CarZar or you can advertise on their website to sell your car. Easy right? And all from the comfort of your home.

But that’s not all folks. They also have other tools available on their website. From a car affordability calculator,

CarZar affordability

to a vehicle repayment calculator

CarZar repayment

and a fuel consumption calculator (Mark will love this one).

CarZar fuel

So, have I managed to convince Mark to sell the car after showing him what else we can get? Nope. But I’m not going to stop. I’m keeping these tools from CarZar and will show him again in a few weeks. I seriously need my own car.

Do you know that value of your car? Or are you looking to sell your car? Why not go on over to CarZar and see what they can do for you.