The 25th Kinsey Report has revealed which cars in South Africa pack the heaviest and lightest punches when it comes to servicing their parts.
The report, compiled by car part expert Malcolm Kinsey, looks at the highest volume sellers as elected by vehicle manufacturers and sellers, split across 8 categories:
- City and Entry Level
- Family favourites
- Compact crossovers
- Auto executives
The prices of the various car parts are sourced straight from the dealerships, split into three service levels (service, repair, and crash), and then compared as a percentage of the total retail price of the vehicle.
Service prices cover basic service items such as air and oil filters, spark plugs, wiper blades, and brake pads.
Repair prices include more expensive parts that don’t need to be replaced much or as often, such as shocks, brake disks and drums, clutch plates, and cam belts.
The crash parts prices cover essentially everything else (which would need to be replaced in an accident), such as fenders, windscreens, wheel rims, bonnets, and doors.
For a full break down of the prices – which includes the detailed prices of each component – check out the 25th Kinsey Report online.
The winners and losers
The tables below summarise the category winners and losers (the lowest and highest in each category), with a breakdown of each service level’s sub-totals.
City and entry level
|Cars||Ford Figo 1.4
||Chevrolet Spark 1.2
|% of RP||31.79%||58.47%|
|Cars||Citroen DS3 Vti
||Ford Fiesta 1.4
|% of RP||26.47%||41.99%|
|Cars||Toyota Corolla 1.6
|% of RP||37.67%||40.92%|
|Cars||Ford Eco Sport 1.0T||Suzuki SX4 1.6|
|% of RP||25.41%||50.15%|
|Cars||Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4D||Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6LTD|
|% of RP||15.91%||26.62%|
|Cars||Tata Xenon XT 2.2||Mazda BT 50 2.2|
|% of RP||21.52%||32.12%|
|Cars||Nissan NP 200 1.6||Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 GL|
|% of RP||31.81%||49.12%|
|Cars||Audi A4 1.8T SE||Jaguar XF 2.0i|
|% of RP||29.06%||29.38%|