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Willie du Plessis 01 Jun, 2016


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By [[ Willie du Plessis ]] [[  1 June 2016 ]] is a great way to find your dream vehicle. Not just cars but bakkies, bikes, leisure and sports vehicles, caravans, and even farming vehicles. It’s designed with the mobile world in mind, so it’s responsive and will adjust automatically to any size screen. And getting started couldn’t be easier.

Register for your free account

Click on “Register” at the top of the site to create a new account. Just enter your name, valid email address, and desired password. Also let us know if you’re a private user or a dealer. Make sure you read our terms and condition and click the designated checkbox to agree to them. When done, click on the “Register” button and we’ll send a confirmation email to your inbox. When you receive it, click on the link provided and you’ll be able to login to your account.

Login to Cargrab

Once you’re registered you can login to your account using the “Login” link at the top of the site. Just enter the login credentials you registered with to be taken to your personal dashboard. The first thing you’ll notice are the big counters for:

●        My Vehicles - the number of vehicles you have on sale. Click the counter to see them.

●        Messages - the number of messages received from buyers, other users or the system. Click the counter to see them.

●        Total Views - the number of times all your ads have been viewed.


On the left, you also have a menu with these options:

●        Dashboard - returns you to the dashboard from anywhere else.

●        Profile - update your display name, email address, password, or website.

●        Vehicle Packages - see your active advertising packages.

●        My Vehicles - view, edit or delete the vehicle details and ad text.

●        Add new vehicle - create a new vehicle advertisement.

●        Payment History - see a list of all the payments you’ve made for ads.

●        My Shortlist - see all the vehicles you’ve added to your Shortlist.

●        Messages - view messages from prospective buyers, other users or the system.


How to Buy

Searching for a vehicle is super simple. Just go to the home page and scroll down until you see the search tool.

Search Filters

First select the category of vehicle you want - Car, Bakkie, Bike, Leisure, Caravan or Farm. Then enter your postal code and the farthest distance you’re willing to travel to collect the vehicle. Are you looking for a new or used vehicle, and is it to rent or buy? Now select any specific features you want, like make, model, minimum and maximum price, or fuel type. You can also indicate if you just want to buy from dealers, private sellers, or both.

Quick Search

With quick search, simply enter a description or keywords for the vehicle you want, for example, “Used Ford Ranger to buy”.

Now Search!

After entering your criteria, click or touch the “Search” button and you’ll be taken to your list of ideal vehicles. A counter on the right shows the total number of vehicles matching your criteria. There’s also a search panel so you can modify your criteria or begin a brand new search.

Viewing a Vehicle

If you’d like to know more about a vehicle in the list, click on “VIEW DETAILS ->” and you’ll be taken to its details page. Here you’ll see all the features and data about the vehicle, as well as photos of it. Use the menu to print out the details, send them to a friend, or add them to your Shortlist.


You can get in touch with the owner for more information - just look under “CONTACT SELLER” for their contact details. Plus you can click on “Get Directions” to see where they are and how to get there from your location.


To return to the search list, click the “Return to List” button.

How to Sell

From your dashboard, click on the “Add new vehicle” menu item. You’ll be taken to a very simple wizard to create your ad in 4 easy steps:

●        Step 1. Tell us what type of vehicle you’re selling. Is it for rent or sale? Is it new or used? What category of vehicle is it? Also supply the vehicle registration number and mileage.

●        Step 2. Now enter the basic details, any extra features like air conditioning or audio system, what you want the ad to say, the desired price, and your contact details.

●        Step 3. Review the ad. If you’re not happy you can always go back and change the information you’ve already entered.

●        Step 4. Decide on how long you want the ad to run - 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks. Check any optional extras, such as if you want the ad to appear on our home page. Once done, you’ll be taken to our payment page. Confirm your payment from your electronic wallet and you’ll be returned to your dashboard. We’ll email a payment confirmation to your inbox as well.


All done! Use the sidebar menu to check out your new ad and make sure you’re happy with it. If not, you can edit the information at any time from “My Vehicles”.

Services and Information

While you’re on, you can use the site’s top menu to:

●        Get more information on buying or selling a vehicle.

●        Compare vehicle financing and insurance plans to find the best deals around.

●        Read motoring news, car reviews and handy how-tos to keep yourself entertained and in-the-know.

Start Today

If you’re buying or selling a vehicle, there’s no easier way. So Register Now  and …