What is a Maintenance Plan?

A Maintenance Plan takes care of the services and wear-and-tear items like brake pads, drive pulleys and electrical components as specified by your car’s manufacturer.

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How do I benefit?

Affordable payment options
  • .Only genuine parts are used
  • .Qualified technicians will service your car
  • .Approved dealerships
  • .Trusted advice

Roadside Assistance* is included in your Maintenance Plan for those pesky moments when you need towing, car hire, overnight accommodation, tyre change assistance, a jump-start or help with a key lockout.

*Only available within the borders of South Africa.

Is this plan for me?

A lot of us get stuck in city traffic during our daily commute. Traffic is tough on your car’s wear-and-tear parts like brake pads and brake discs. A Maintenance Plan takes care of it for you.

Not only that, but it also provides for your specified services by your car manufacturer.

Two birds, one stone.

Note that a Maintenance Plan does not provide for big, unexpected mechanical breakdowns and electrical failures. We have an Extended Warranty for that.

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Which parts are provided for?

Service Items:

Accessory belt*

The V belt or accessory belt which drives a number of components such as the aircon compressor, water pump, alternator and the power steering pump is just as important. Should it break the engine will overheat, which would result in engine failure.

Only if recommended by car manufacturer at specified service intervals

Air Filter element

The air filter element will protect your engine’s air intake from unwanted particles going into the engine and damaging its moving parts which will cause unnecessary wear-and-tear.

Brake and clutch fluid

When the brake and clutch fluid of your car becomes old it loses its viscosity which can cause clutch or brake failure. The older the fluid gets the less it lubricates the necessary part which can lead to damage on the clutch and brakes.

Cambelt*

A cambelt has a specific lifespan and needs to be replaced in accordance with the manufacturer specifications and at specific intervals. The cambelt becomes worn, brittle and cracked over time. In the event of cambelt failure it could result in serious and costly engine damage.

Only if recommended by car manufacturer at specified service intervals

Coolant

Your radiator keeps your car at a working temperature which is part of the cooling system and the coolant prevents rust and corrosion inside the cooling system. Corrosion can cause the water pump to fail and rust can block the radiator which will lead to overheating. Coolant prevents this.

Differential fluid

The differential is part of your gearbox and controls the different speeds your car’s wheels turn at. Your wheels will drag if you do not have a differential system. The differential oil keeps the bearings lubricated and premature failure may occur if it is not changed at its specific intervals.

Engine oil

The engine oil needs to be changed at specific intervals. The older your car’s oil gets the lubrication of the moving parts gets less. Engine oil prevents the premature failure and wear on the moving parts.

Fuel filter

The fuel filter protects your fuel line from particles that can contaminate it and cause unnecessary damage.

Oil filter

The oil filter will ensure only clean oil goes through your engine which is necessary for the optimal functioning of your car.

Pollen filter element

The pollen filter prohibits unwanted particles like dust from entering the cabin of your car. It keeps the air clean for your optimal health.

Spark plugs

Over time the spark from your spark plug starts to burn away. This causes misfires which increases fuel consumption. It is necessary to replace them for optimal power for your car and to keep fuel consumption regular.

Sump plug gasket

Engine oil is kept intact by the sump plug gasket. If the washer from the gasket gets worn out the engine can lose oil and lead to engine failure. It is necessary to replace the sump plug gasket at the required intervals.

Tensioners and pulleys*

The tensioner keeps tension on your car’s cambelt when it stretches and moves. It is needed for your car’s belts to function optimally. If it’s not maintained it could lead to engine failure.

Only if recommended by car manufacturer at specified service intervals

Transmission fluid

Transmission fluid retains its lubrication effectiveness for a specific amount of time and needs to be changed at specific intervals. It lubricates your gearbox which is essential, otherwise wear-and-tear will happen quicker. Your gears can start grating and you may have to replace the gearbox.

Workshop consumables

The workshop consumables like the tissue paper and cleaning materials used during the servicing of your car is covered.

Maximum of R100.00 excl. VAT

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Maintenance Items:

Air-conditioner

The air-conditioner keeps the interior of your car cool and maintains the selected temperature. The v-belt driving the aircon needs to be checked at regular service intervals to keep it in working order and to detect if there are any gas leaks.

Alternator

The alternator makes sure your car’s battery is charged. Without the charging of your battery, you will not be able to start your car.

Battery

The battery drives everything electrical in the car. If the car stands for a long time the battery can swell and leak acid which will damage the paint. The battery will be checked at any standard service.

Front brake discs

It is dangerous to drive with faulty brake discs. These dics receive a lot of impact while you drive. They can easily become worn out or uneven, making it near impossible for you car to stop at a safe distance.

Rear brake discs or drums

When your brake drums wear they eat away at the metal, the metal becomes thinner. There will not be enough of a gap for the brake shoot to push against the brake drum which will lead to brake failure. It is necessary to ensure the brake drums are in perfect condition to avoid brake failure.

Replacement will be considered only if the component is outside OEM specification and skimming tolerance

Clutch and clutch components

The clutch and clutch components link the engine to the gearbox of your car. It consists of the clutch plate, pressure plate and push plate. If anything in this system fails, there will be no link between the gearbox and your car’s engine and you won’t be able to change gears.

CV joints and boots

The CV joints of your car is connected to the gearbox and gives power to the wheels. The CV joints are checked at regular service intervals. Not servicing at regular intervals can lead to accidents or breaking down next to the road.

Differential unit

The differential unit is part of your gearbox and controls the different speeds your car’s wheels turn at. Your wheels will drag if you do not have a proper functioning differential system. This needs to be checked at regular intervals.

Engine

When you open the bonnet, what you see is ‘engine’ and a whole lot of other items attached. All the moving parts are inside the engine.

Exhaust

Your car’s exhaust system carries away the gases created when the fuel and air are burned in the combustion chamber. Keeping your exhaust system in good working condition is vital for fuel mileage, the environment and your safety.

Excluding catalytic converter

Factory fitted default fuses and globes

The fuses protect your car’s entire wiring system. If there is a big surge in the engine the fuse will blow instead of a major component thus saving a lot of money.

Excluding xenon and sealed units

Factory-fitted door locks, boot locks and electronic ignitions

Your door locks, boot locks or electric ignition can become excessively worn out and will need to be replaced.

Front Brake pads

It is recommended to replace your brake pads at 4mm. Your car will have a wear indicator which you need to check. Never top up your brake fluid as this might cause your brakes to seize.

Replacement of front brake pads is limited to one set per 20 000 km travelled from plan sold date.

Front and rear shock absorbers

The shock absorbers stabilize your car and affects handling. They are part of the suspension and keep your tyres on the ground at all times. If they are not in working condition the wheels will start bouncing which makes it dangerous to drive.

Fuel system (includes fuel pump)

The fuel system consists of components like the fuel tank, fuel lines, fuel pump and injectors. Without this system functioning properly, the cars fuel consumption and performance will be affected.

Rear brake pads or shoes

It is recommended to replace your brake pads at 4mm. Your car will have a wear indicator which you need to check. Never top up your brake fluid as this might cause your brakes to seize

Rear brake linings

Limited to 1 set per 45 000 km travelled since plan sold date

Steering components

The steering component steers the car, if it wears it could lead to increased tyre wear and it will become harder to steer your car. If it is badly worn it will have an impact on the stability of your car on the road which could cause swerving.

Starter motor

A starter (also self-starter, cranking motor, or starter motor) is a device used to rotate (crank) the internal-combustion engine of your car so as to initiate the engine’s operation under its own power. Without this functioning properly you will not be able to start your car.

Transmission/Gearbox

The transmission refers to the gearbox, differential and final drive shafts. It is what gives power to your vehicle’s wheels. When the transmission is damaged or not in working order you will not be able to shift gears or drive at all.

Turbo Assembly

The turbo is a device that increases the engine’s efficiency and power. The turbo assembly has moving parts which can wear over time. This will lead to power and torque loss which in turn will increase fuel consumption.

V-belts

The V belt or accessory belt which drives a number of components such as the aircon compressor, water pump, alternator and the power steering pump is just as important. Should it break the engine will overheat, which would result in engine failure.

Will be replaced when deemed necessary by the approved facility

Water pump

The water pump creates circulation in the cooling system. If you see fluid under your car you might need to get the water pump checked to prevent any further damage.

Wheel bearings

The wheel bearings make the wheels of your car turn freely. If they are too worn out or damaged they can seize and cause an accident.

Wiper Blades

The wiper blades help keep the windscreen clean and enables you to see clearly when it rains. It is unsafe to drive with worn wiper blades

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Payment options

You have the following options to pay for a Maintenance Plan:

  • Monthly (over 4 months, you can only buy this option via our call-centre)

  • Upfront payment (added to your finance agreement)

  • Once-off EFT payment

You can purchase a Maintenance Plan through approved dealerships (upfront only) or via our national call-centre.

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Why buy from us?

We are part of the Motus group which is the leading automotive group in South Africa.

Motus sells 1 in every 5 passenger cars to the South African market.

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Frequently asked questions
How can I buy a Maintenance Plan?

You have the following options to pay for a Maintenance Plan:

  • Monthly (over a 4-month term only, buy this option via our call-centre)

  • Upfront payment (added to your finance agreement

  • Once-off EFT payment

You can purchase a Maintenance Plan through approved dealerships (upfront only) or via our national call-centre.

What does a Maintenance Plan provide for?

A Maintenance Plan provides for the services specified by your car manufacturer as well as wear-and-tear items, below is a list of some of the items provided for:

  • Brake pads

  • Clutch

  • Front and rear shock absorbers

  • Starter motor

  • Turbo assembly

  • Air-conditioner (compressor only, re-gassing only on replacement)

  • Cambelt*

  • Accessory Belt*

* We will pay for the replacement of a cambelt or accessory belt only if it is specified by your car manufacturer at a specified service interval.

Only key items shown above. For the full list of items provided for visit the corresponding product page. Terms, Conditions and Limitations apply. List correct at time of publication. E&OE

What is a Maintenance Plan?

A Maintenance Plan provides for everything that is in included in the Service Plan plus the replacement or repair of specific wear-and-tear parts like brake pads. You must have the service; replacement or repairs, performed by an approved dealer. You must also have it performed at a specific period of time or specific distance travelled – whichever happens first.

How do I know if I can get a Maintenance Plan?

Your car may qualify for a Maintenance Plan if, at the time you want to take a Maintenance Plan, your car:

  • Has travelled less than 80 000 km

  • Is less than 4 years old (calculated from the date of first registration)

  • Has a full car manufacturer’s service history as per the required intervals and specifications – done by your car manufacturer’s approved service centre

What does a Maintenance Plan pay for?

A Maintenance Plan provides for all Service Plan items, as per the specified car manufacturer service schedule, and the cost of repair or replacement of specific wear-and-tear items.

What do I need to do to keep my plan intact?

Just make sure you take your car for its specified services according to your manufacturer’s specified intervals.

Are cambelts included in a Maintenance Plan?

Yes. A cambelt and cambelt accessories are replaced if the manufacturer recommends this at your specific service intervals that is provided for by a Maintenance Plan.