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Registering your New Ride – Part III

Previously, in Registering your New Ride – Parts I & II…

(Missed Parts I & II? Never fear, click here to catch up)

There is much excitement as you finally take a giant leap forward in the world of automobiles. You’ve pensioned off your old wagon and finally bought a car that’s actually younger than you! You’ve done everything right. You’ve negotiated like a seasoned veteran, signed an agreement for the sale of your new car, gotten all the right paperwork together, successfully acquired a roadworthy certificate, and now you’ve taken the morning off work to complete the process by registering your new car into your name. The bored clerk behind the counter accepts your documents, stamps them, glances through them. Then she pauses, takes another look at your paperwork, sits up straight, and looks up at you. You sense that her excitement at the break in her otherwise monotonous task is not necessarily a good thing.

Registering your New Ride – Part II

Previously, in Registering your New Ride – Part I…

(Missed Part I? Click here to catch up)

The tow-truck companies know you by name. You have your mechanic on speed dial. And you’ve sheepishly laughed your way through one-too-many jokes about the rust-trap you call your car. You’ve decided that it’s time to retire the old lady – she’s done you proud service, but she needs to be put out to pasture. After weeks of hunting for The One, you finally find your dream car. Or, at least, a car that doesn’t wreck your wallet. You’ve taken it for a spin, checked out the engine and bodywork, ascertained that it was legally obtained, and can legally be sold, and you’ve completed the negotiation with the seller.

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Registering your New Ride – Part I

When your car battery is flatter than your enthusiasm on Mondays, there’s more spark left in your feelings for your ex than under the bonnet of your car, and you double the value of your car by filling up, it may be time to find yourself a new ride. Of course, navigating the process of buying and selling a car can be even more daunting than your first stint navigating the streets of Joburg. At night. Sans sat-nav. During one of Eskom’s famed load-sheddings. Well, fortunately we’re not Eskom, which means we can shine some light on the matter.