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Elvene Coetzee1

Race on Sunday, sell on Monday

The old adage that those who race on the weekend, sell on the weekday, but for Elvéne Vonk of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) East Rand, it holds special significance.

  • 11 September 2020
Caledon Toyota cars

A chat with Erad de Lange of Toyota Caledon

Erad de Lange is a man of few words. As Dealer Principal and owner of Caledon Toyota since 2007, he is a busy man, though. The dealership is buzzing – all day, every day.

  • 11 September 2020
KZN s1

E-wallet fraudsters hijack dealer’s name

Staff who answered the numbers listed for Izy Motors in Durban told Dealerfloor they hope police will soon arrest the person who has been abusing the name of used car dealer, Izy Motors, to steal money from unsuspecting buyers.

  • 10 September 2020
1 Kattie Griesel

Don't underestimate the value of a good service

A new or used vehicle is probably for most people the biggest capital outlay after purchasing a house. For this reason, vehicle owners must ensure their four wheel-assets are kept in pristine condition. Adhering to regular service intervals is one sure way of protecting an asset that is already losing money in other respects.

  • 9 September 2020
Mariusdu Toit

Up to the challenge in rural North West

You need high octane fuel in your veins when doing business in rural and even smaller urban areas these days. Marius du Toit is a car dealer not afraid of the challenges associated with the decline of rural towns. He also has a keen interest in the motor trade doing business on-line. Marius is the managing Director of the 4Wheels Motor Group with branches in Vryburg, Lichtenburg and Mahikeng (previously known as Mafikeng) in North West.

  • 8 September 2020

The Mitsubishi man who ‘does not, like easy’

Family businesses seem to flourish in a distant, but very important, part of the country, namely Upington in the Northern Cape. The town, famous not only for its extreme temperatures but fine wine and grapes, is located close to the southern border of Namibia and the south eastern border of Botswana. The nearest big town, Kimberley, is about 400 km away.

  • 8 September 2020
Kerry Lee Palm, Dealer Principal at GMW and HAVAL in Rustenburg

On a mission in Rustenburg - Kerry Lee Palm

In the mining hub of Rustenburg in North West, a woman is on a mission to make two Chinese nameplates a household name. Dealerfloor spoke to Kerry Lee Palm, Dealer Principal GWM Rustenburg, which sells GWM and Haval, about the challenges for these brands in an economically sensitive part of our country.

  • 7 September 2020
1 Mark Parodi

Go find the deals, says Mark Parodi

The name Park Motors has been around for almost 37 years. It is not only a familiar name within the motor industry but also well-known to customers across the country. Dealerfloor chatted with Mark Parodi, a Group Director and the Dealer Principal at Park Motors BMW in Welkom.

  • 4 September 2020
IMG 6589

Morgan Nissan Welkom celebrates long service

Ask any CEO or owner of a business what the greatest asset of the business is, and you will probably hear the cliché of our employees are our greatest asset, and while it is well intended, it rarely gets explained or unpacked.

  • 3 September 2020
KZN 22 Kula Magaqa Toyota Pmb

Make the taxman pay for it

Kula Magaqa, new vehicle sales executive at Toyota in Pietermaritzburg gives good advice to the guys who buy Etios and Quest models to drive for ride-hailing apps like Uber and Taxify.

  • 3 September 2020
KZN 25 Spencer Tait VW Alpine Pinetown

VW Alpine Pinetown fine-tunes their marketing mix

Regional radio and social media — these are the elements Spencer Tait, Marketing Director for the Alpine Motor Group, credits for VW Alpine in Pinetown being one of Volkswagen SA’s best-selling dealerships.

  • 2 September 2020
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