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Auto Repair Loans South Africa

It is not unusual for us to need a little extra cash. Whether it’s for auto repair or a personal emergency, we can help you find the best deal by comparing auto repair loan options among South African lenders.

To calculate your loan repayments and narrow it down to the right lender for you, simply use our filters below to select the loan amount and then adjust the duration of the loan to suit your budget.

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A cash loan from R2 000 up to R250 000. Fast, paperless application process. Decision in seconds. Cash in your account within 24 hours. Flexible repayment options; choose from 12 to 60 months. Free monthly statement via email or SMS. Customer Protection Insurance. Interest from as low as 15%.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR2,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R796

Total repayments (approx)R28,656

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,656

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR936.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO RCS

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 729 727

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO RCS

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Get up to R250 000 over 1 – 84 months. Choose between the amount you want, the monthly installment that suits your pocket, or the option that gives you the lowest interest rate. Credit is approved in minutes and the money is available immediately. Pay fixed monthly repayments.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR50,000

Maximum loan amountR100,000

Minimum term (months)1 month

Maximum term (months)84 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)14.20%

Personal loan APR14.20%

Monthly repayments (approx)R797

Total repayments (approx)R28,692

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,692

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,000

GO TO Capitec Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 66 77 89

Data accurate as of12.07.2020

GO TO Capitec Bank

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Loans up to R250,000. Terms between 7 months and 72 months.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)7 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R805

Total repayments (approx)R28,980

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,980

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO African Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?No

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 111 011

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO African Bank

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Tired of those expensive repayments? Then switch your personal loans to Absa. It’s easy and with our guaranteed lowest interest rate, you will start saving money immediately. We can switch your personal loans of up to R350 000 and pay your creditors directly.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR15,000

Maximum loan amountR350,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)84 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)18.82%

Personal loan APR18.82%

Monthly repayments (approx)R845

Total repayments (approx)R30,420

Total interest repayments (approx)R10,420

Rate typeFixed or Variable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO Absa

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feen/a

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 100 372

Data accurate as of12.06.2020

GO TO Absa

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Get up to R250 000 over 1 – 84 months. Choose between the amount you want, the monthly installment that suits your pocket, or the option that gives you the lowest interest rate. Credit is approved in minutes and the money is available immediately. Pay fixed monthly repayments.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR25,000

Minimum term (months)1 month

Maximum term (months)84 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)12.90%

Personal loan APR12.90%

Monthly repayments (approx)R783

Total repayments (approx)R28,188

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,188

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,000

GO TO Capitec Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 66 77 89

Data accurate as of12.07.2020

GO TO Capitec Bank

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Loans up to R250,000. Terms between 7 months and 72 months.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)7 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R805

Total repayments (approx)R28,980

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,980

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO African Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?No

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 111 011

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO African Bank

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A personal loan from R1000 up to R250 000. Fast, paperless application process. Decision in seconds. Cash in your account within 24 hours. Flexible repayment options; choose from 12 to 60 months. Fixed monthly repayments. Free monthly statement via email or SMS. Optional Customer Protection Insurance. Interest from as low as 15%

Overview

Minimum loan amountR1,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R805

Total repayments (approx)R28,980

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,980

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR5,000

GO TO DirectAxis

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?No

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 02 03 04

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO DirectAxis

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Flexible loans, on your terms. Get a Personal Loan of up to R250 000. Same day approval!

Overview

Minimum loan amountR15,000

Maximum loan amountR29,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)36 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)21.00%

Personal loan APR21.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R859

Total repayments (approx)R30,924

Total interest repayments (approx)R10,924

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR936.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO Izwe Loans

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 666 424

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Izwe Loans

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No matter what your plans are, we’ve got a personal loan that suits your needs. We offer the widest range of personal loans of up to R350 000 with a loan repayment term of up to 84 months. If you take out an Absa Personal Loan and you’re offered a lower interest rate elsewhere, we guarantee to beat it.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR3,000

Maximum loan amountR350,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)84 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)21.00%

Personal loan APR21.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R869

Total repayments (approx)R31,284

Total interest repayments (approx)R11,284

Rate typeFixed or Variable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO Absa

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feen/a

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 100 372

Data accurate as of12.06.2020

GO TO Absa

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Make your dream real. Apply for a personal loan in less than 10 minutes. Options to Consolidate your loans. Create one loan with one monthly repayment. Flexible repayment options. Specify your repayment period and amount according to your needs. Fast pay outs. A lump sum deposited into your account.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR29,999

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)23.00%

Personal loan APR23.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R891

Total repayments (approx)R32,076

Total interest repayments (approx)R12,076

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR15,000

GO TO Old Mutual

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 50 60 70

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Old Mutual

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Get access to your funds again when you’ve repaid 15% of your loan with the option to increase your original amount over time. Your revolving loan is paid straight into your account. Apply for a loan online or on our banking app and get real-time approval. If you have enough Rewards Points, you can pay your monthly installment with UCount Rewards. The option to increase your loan amount at a later stage.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR300,000

Minimum term (months)1 month

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)10.25%

Personal loan APR10.25%

Monthly repayments (approx)R757

Total repayments (approx)R27,252

Total interest repayments (approx)R7,252

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR8,000

GO TO Standard Bank of South Africa

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?No

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 123 000

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Standard Bank of South Africa

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Get a Personal Loan of up to R300 000 for planned or unplanned expenses. Whether you need extra money to help turn your house into your dream home, walk down the aisle or go on that well-deserved holiday, FNB has the right credit solution for your every need.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR1,000

Maximum loan amountR300,000

Minimum term (months)1 month

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)13.00%

Personal loan APR13.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R784

Total repayments (approx)R28,224

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,224

Rate typeFixed or Variable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR6,000

GO TO First National Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 113 010

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO First National Bank

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A cash loan from R2 000 up to R250 000. Fast, paperless application process. Decision in seconds. Cash in your account within 24 hours. Flexible repayment options; choose from 12 to 60 months. Free monthly statement via email or SMS. Customer Protection Insurance. Interest from as low as 15%.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR2,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R796

Total repayments (approx)R28,656

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,656

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR936.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO RCS

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 729 727

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO RCS

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It is easy to apply for a Bayport personal loan of up to R250,000 with our simple online loan application process and personalised service. Once you have registered, all it takes is a minute, to find out if you qualify for a Bayport personal loan.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR20,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)6 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R805

Total repayments (approx)R28,980

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,980

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,000

GO TO BayPort

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone087 287 4001

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO BayPort

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We'll help you get it, fast. Quick Online Loans from R100 to R250,000. 100% Free to apply. Instant Online Loans - Cash paid into your bank account today. Low repayments, over 2 to 60 monthsHigh approval rate. Use for any purpose. Bad credit history-no problem.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR8,000

Maximum loan amountR20,000

Minimum term (months)2 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)19.50%

Personal loan APR19.50%

Monthly repayments (approx)R853

Total repayments (approx)R30,708

Total interest repayments (approx)R10,708

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR5,000

GO TO Hoopla Loans

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone087 724 6110

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Hoopla Loans

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Bigger dreams, bigger loan! Dream big with a ubank loan of up to R180 000 payable over 72 months.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR180,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)21.00%

Personal loan APR21.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R869

Total repayments (approx)R31,284

Total interest repayments (approx)R11,284

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,000

GO TO Ubank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 008 322

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Ubank

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Whether you need money for unexpected expenses, a medical emergency, or to fund a specific project, Sanlam can offer you a fixed-rate personal loan according to your needs and circumstances. You can apply for any amount, from R5,000 to R200,000. You can tailor your repayment term to suit your budget (from 24 months to 6 years). Repayments are fixed for your full loan term, so that you can budget ahead easily. Sanlam will always take your current financial circumstances into consideration and never lend you more than you can comfortably afford to repay

Overview

Minimum loan amountR5,000

Maximum loan amountR200,000

Minimum term (months)24 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)21.90%

Personal loan APR21.90%

Monthly repayments (approx)R879

Total repayments (approx)R31,644

Total interest repayments (approx)R11,644

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR5,000

GO TO Sanlam

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 440 044

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Sanlam

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Loans available from R2 000 to R300 000*. Flexible repayment periods from 6 up to 72 months. Monthly repayments debited from your bank account. The best possible interest rate that we can offer you. Easy online loan application process.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR2,000

Maximum loan amountR350,000

Minimum term (months)6 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)24.75%

Personal loan APR24.75%

Monthly repayments (approx)R910

Total repayments (approx)R32,760

Total interest repayments (approx)R12,760

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,500

GO TO Nedbank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 103 582

Data accurate as of12.07.2020

GO TO Nedbank

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Apply for a personal loan from R5000 up to R200 000 and get an instant answer! Apply for your loan over a term of anywhere between 2 and 6 years. A guaranteed fixed interest rate means your monthly repayment will never change. Cover your vehicle finance or personal loan debt, in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as dread disease, death, disability or retrenchment.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR5,000

Maximum loan amountR200,000

Minimum term (months)24 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)25.00%

Personal loan APR25.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R913

Total repayments (approx)R32,868

Total interest repayments (approx)R12,868

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,000

GO TO Wesbank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 238 252

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Wesbank

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Auto repair loans: Find available options in South Africa

There’s no doubt that having a car makes life easier. But, what happens if your car suddenly breaks down and your bank account is low? Sometimes, not having a car is not an option. Instead, the only option might be an auto repair loan that gets your car working as fast as possible.

Whether it’s your fuel injector or transmission that needs fixing, there are several financing options available in South Africa. If that sounds like a workable solution, then keep reading to find out all about auto repair loans and how they can make a difference to your situation.

5 types of car repair loans

  • Personal loans. A good credit score can help you get a low-interest personal loan. Typically, these are unsecured with borrowing limits that are between R2000 and R300 000 and loan terms of up to 72 months. However, to get the best deal and save on cash, a small loan amount with a short term is a more suitable option.
  • Payday loans. If your car repairs can’t wait until month-end then a payday loan can cover you until your salary arrives. Although they have high interest rates, payday loans are one of the most preferred auto repair loans for bad credit.
  • Car title loans. An auto title loan requires you to use your car title as collateral. If you fail to repay, you might lose your vehicle. Therefore, it is best to check what you can afford before applying for this type of loan.
  • Credit cards. If you still haven’t reached the limit on any credit cards you own, a simple swipe can pay for the needed repairs. You then pay back the credit via monthly instalments. It’s also a good idea to apply for a new credit card, especially if it offers a discounted and low starting interest rate. Besides fixing your car problems, this helps to build up credit if the discount is applied over many months.
  • Overdrafts. Like a credit card, an overdraft gives you a line of credit that is linked to your bank account. As long as the overdraft fee is not too expensive, you can pay for small car repairs. To avoid late payment fees, check if your account is expected to receive cash before the due date arrives.

What are the common uses of auto repair loans?

An auto repair loan covers many aspects of car repair, including the following:

  • Car parts. Depending on the problem you might need to buy a new car part to replace any defective pieces. The most commonly replaced car parts are batteries, drive belts, alternators, and head gaskets.
  • Towing. If your car breaks down at an inconvenient location, you might have to pay for roadside assistance or towing, especially if your insurance does not cover the service.
  • Labour. The mechanic will charge you for any labour and time spent doing repair and service work. Common car repairs include fixing a blown transmission, suspension, and the engine and cylinders.

However, it might not be a good idea to take out a loan for these non-essentials:

  • Air conditioning;
  • Car radio;
  • Paint repairs; and
  • Car seat upholstery.

How to compare auto repair lenders

When you borrow money, it is best to deal with a trusted lender that understands your auto repair needs. Important things to look out for include:

  • Positive reviews from other customers;
  • Excellent customer service;
  • The lender should be fully registered and authorised to offer financial services;
  • Transparency and honesty when giving out any information related to the loan.

How to compare the best auto repair loans in South Africa

  • Interest rate and APR. An auto repair loan should be affordable with a competitive interest rate and minimum fees. Use the APR or comparison rate to check for low-cost options since it includes the interest rate plus any other charges or fees added to your loan.
  • Flexible payment options. You should be able to get back on the road while paying back your loan at a pace that is comfortable for your wallet. On the other hand, if you wish to make early or additional repayments, you must be able to do so without getting charged a penalty fee.
  • Easy application and fast loan processing. Most auto repairs need an immediate response. Usually, online auto repair loans are recommended since it’s possible to make an application on your phone or computer and receive the cash within minutes.

Auto repair loans: What you need to apply

Lenders will often expect borrowers to meet the following requirements in order to qualify for an auto repair loan:

  • Minimum of 18 years;
  • Valid copies of your South African ID;
  • Proof of income – Your bank statements and payslips;
  • Proof of residence; and
  • A good credit score (this might not be necessary in the case of short term loans for auto repair).

Auto repair loan calculator: Find monthly payments you can afford

The auto repair loan calculator is a convenient tool from CompareLoans. It helps you to find the best loan option in terms of what you have to pay back every month. Begin by adjusting the sliders to choose your loan amount and the repayment period.

Once you click “Calculate Repayment” the results will appear in the comparison tables below the calculator. That means you’ll be able to see the expected monthly payment amount for various lenders for a particular loan.

Applying for an auto repair loan

If your car needs repairs in a hurry, we recommend you make an online application for your auto repair loan. To save you time we have showcased top South African lenders in our comparison tables and you can apply online by clicking the “Go to Site” button of your choice.

5 tips to help you save cash when choosing an auto repair loan

  • Use some of your savings or borrow from family and friends.
  • Look for several quotations instead of going to the nearest mechanic.
  • Ask for a discount on labour and car parts.
  • Check if your insurance can cover some or all of the costs.
  • Avoid financing unnecessary repairs, for example, any cosmetic repairs. Instead, work on building an emergency fund to avoid interest charges and fees in the future.

Paying for auto repair vs. buying a new car

An auto repair loan might be a waste of time if your car has significant damages. Asking yourself these 5 questions helps you to reach a better decision:

  1. How much will the repairs cost? – If the car repairs are more than the value of your car, then it’s best to consider vehicle finance.
  2. How long will it take? – A quick repair is better than a long vehicle financing process, especially if you rely on your car full time to get from point A to point B.
  3. Is the car fully paid for? – You might not be able to afford a new car if you’re still paying off a previous loan.

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