Selling your car can be a positive experience

Do you guys recall the video I posted last year about Rola Motor City? I described it as the ‘Disney World of dealerships’ because it really is. Eight brands in one convenient location with a 4X4 course to boot. I went to see them last week after my husband sold his car to Rola Volkswagen Malmesbury and had the most incredible experience. I wanted to find out more about what makes them so good at what they do.


Selling your car can be quite a bittersweet moment. On the one hand it means you might be getting a new one, but on the other hand, it means saying goodbye to a car that has hopefully been very good to you. It can also be helluva confusing with all the paper work and figuring out how much you can sell it for etc. Basically, it can be a real pain in backside.

I am not going to even mention the safety issues of selling your car. Ok, I will mention them. I have heard horrific stories of people being hijacked when selling their car privately. It is a scary reality in South Africa. There are also no guarantees when selling a car privately. There are thousands of people out there just waiting to scam you. This is where Rola takes care of you. Rola has been in the motor industry for more than 50 years. This has proven that their customers trust them and believe in their ethical processes.


As I mentioned, it can be a daunting and confusing process. Rola is there to guide you through the entire process and ensure you have all the correct paperwork so that you can get paid immediately. And it could not be more convenient with 15 dealerships throughout the Western Cape that you can take your vehicle to for an inspection, or they can even come to you.

Rola also has knowledge and data to ensure you get an accurate and fair price for your vehicle. And their buying team are skilled and highly trained in the buying process.


When my husband started to look at selling his car, he contacted a number of dealerships and many just wanted him to trade it in with them. He wanted to make sure he got the best price possible and this is not always the case when you trade in a car. When he contacted Rola, not only did they give him, by far, the best price for his car, but it wasn’t based solely on a trade-in. Only once he decided that they will be best people to deal with did he then go the trade-in route. And it worked out for the best.

Instead of simply trading your vehicle in when you decide to upgrade (or downgrade), contact Rola for a price on your trade-in first. This ensures you are paying the correct price for your new purchase and it won’t be influenced by the trade-in vehicle.


How does it work at Rola, you ask? Well, they have set up six easy steps to ensure that not only will you get the best offer, but that it will be convenient and fuss-free.

1)      Submit your personal and vehicle details

2)      Rola will contact you to confirm details and needs

3)      You will receive an estimate offer

4)      *Send the required documentation and book an inspection

5)      Inspection of your vehicle and finalise offer

6)      Payment is made within 24 hrs

*Docs needed:

·         Copy of ID

·         Proof of Address

·         Copy of vehicle’s registration document (RC1)

·         Valid settlement letter (if applicable)


I realise that this sounds like an ad for Rola, and because I am all about honesty, I will tell you that I am sort of an ambassador for them. BUT, I will never promote anything that I don’t genuinely believe in. And I only started working with them after my husband had dealt with them. This had a huge influence on me and was one of the main reasons I wanted to get involved with such a great company. I am a sucker for great service, I mean, who isn’t?

Check out the Rola’s website and contact them (or me) if you have any queries. They are genuinely there to help you and you won’t feel like you are being taken for a ride. You’ve got my word!

I’m Julz, South African motoring journalist with a passion for cars and a questionable sense of humour. I am not your average motoring journalist, and this is not your average motoring website.

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