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Are you trying to find out how much the 60 000 KM Service on your Ford Fiesta should cost? Then you are at the right place.  As long term car rental specialists in South Africa with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Comet Car Rental has many Ford Fiestas’ on its fleet that are serviced regularly and we thought that we would share some information on the service costs of the Ford Fiesta.

As at 22 May 2018, the 60 000 KM Service quote on your Ford Fiesta should look as follows:

1.00 Hour Labour – Changing of Engine oil, changed spark plugs, changed air filter, changed oil filter, changed sump washer, checked all lights / brakes / fluid levels and adjusted hand brake. R563.00
Spark Plug (R52.00 each)


Filter Air Cleaner

Filter Engine Oil

Gasket Drain Plug

Engine Oil (1 Litre @ R126.10)









Total Ex. VAT R1641.01
VAT R246.15
Total Incl VAT R1887.16


In this service, you might also be asked to change the brake pads, wipers and antifreeze.
If you received a higher quote from your Ford dealer, it is important to check the following:

  • Have they charged you for the correct amount of labour time?  It is important to note that different Ford dealerships charge different rates per hour on their services, so it might be worth it for you to phone a few dealerships in your area in order to get the best possible rate on the labour of your service.
  • Check that they did not overcharge you on the engine oil.

Also remember if there is any work done on your brakes, whether the discs or the pads, it is always better to take it to Speedy as they get the same job done on the brakes at a fraction of the cost.

Please like and share this article if it helped you save money on the service of your Ford Fiesta Service.

People travel around the world all the time, and find themselves stuck without transport trying to rely on public transport etc. is not always something you can rely on. Whether you're going international or you are staying local, you're going to find that mobility is something that you must think about. Before you go ahead with a car hire or perhaps rent a car, you should consider a few tips and tricks about this. You could easily find yourself spending a lot of money on this when you don't have to. With that in mind, always remember the following when going for a car hire.

How popular Is the Public Transport?

Here is the first thing that you need to take into consideration, and it is regarding public transportation. Are you going to be visiting a location that has a lot of this for a low cost? Furthermore, does it get packed and very busy? There's nothing worse than going on your ventures and stuffing yourself into a bus. Some options are simple, like trains, as they don't get nearly as crowded as some buses can but relying on public transport systems to get you to your destination on time and safely is not always a good idea. Think about this as you look for a cheap car hire.

Renting a Car

You could very well rent a car. That is right, then you can easily get a ride wherever you need to go. When you do that, you will be able to travel in your own time. However, you need to also keep in mind that you may not know where you're going, and will need a GPS.

Never Be Without transport

The main reason why you should explore this option is simple. You want to make sure that you always have your own reliable transport. Whether you're travelling abroad, or locally, it's best to have a way to get to and from the airport, and to your hotel. Furthermore, you will want to visit the many tourist locations and beyond. You cannot do that when you are without a car. You need to understand this as you book your flights and more. Some people dismiss this and end up stuck in their hotel or nearby because they don't know the language or they simply didn't think about getting a car hire beforehand.

Be Mobile

If you are going to visit any destination, make sure that you take the time to get a car. Whether it is just a simple option or a larger vehicle, this is going to pay off big time. You want flexibility whenever you are out of your hotel. Getting to and from the airport is simple enough, but if you really want to see the world, make sure that you are mobile with your own hired vehicle. Mobility is everything when you are in a new location.

Are you looking for a car hire? Then look no further! Comet Car Rental has a wide range of car hire options available for you to choose from. See our car hire options available or call us on 021 386 2411 to speak to one of our car hire specialists who will gladly be able to assist you.


The festive season is here and most people go away this time of year. Are you travelling to Cape Town and are looking for Holiday destinations?

Comet Car Rental decided to put together the best holiday destinations in Cape Town:

 Bon Hotel Shelley Point

The rooms are nice and large, with high thatched ceilings the main attraction to please absolutely everyone is a nine-hole golfing green, a gorgeous spa, and a “Crazy Crew Kidz Club”, as well as private beaches, tennis courts and the best wood-fired pizza on the West Coast. This is a great family holiday getaway in Cape Town.

Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue is situated In Langebaan and it is about an hour drive from Cape Town. the water’s edge is just 10 metres from your front door, with the lounge, wooden deck and outdoor dining platform looking straight onto the lagoon. If you are not relaxing on one of the hammocks at the braai area, you can go kayaking or swimming or browse the ceiling-to-floor bookshelf and relax on comfy couches with a beautiful view of the water.

Mountain Lodge and Spa

This amazing lodge is just 45 minutes away from Cape Town it is situated in Wellington. Wellington is known for its town's natural beauty. Guests can choose between light and airy cottages with private verandas, or the luxurious suite with its own private courtyard garden. All rooms have air-conditioning and DStv. Guests can combine sumptuous country living with sightseeing, wine tours, mountain biking, horse-riding or simply relax by the pool. This is a very relaxing holiday destination in Cape town.

Club Mykonos Resort

Set on Langebaan Lagoon, this is a lively Greek-style resort.
1- to 3-bedroom apartments come with kitchens or kitchenettes, plus balconies and TVs. Some have tea and coffee making facilities, private BBQ areas and/or a waterfront setting.
There are international restaurants and bars, plus 6 outdoor pools and an indoor pool. Other amenities include a casino, a marina, tennis courts and mini-golf. A spa features steam rooms, hot tubs and plunge pools. This will defiantly be an unforgettable family holiday away in Cape Town.

Are you on holiday in Cape Town and need an affordable car rental? Call us on021 386 2411 or see our car rentals in Cape town.

The Golf GTI have been turning heads for decades and the new Golf MK7 GTI is no exception.  With a sexy design and great performance for its class.  Get behind the steering wheel and you will know that you are in a VW Golf GTI with its sophisticated, yet comfortable design.


The inside is kitted out with leather seats, has ample space and features a standard sound system that is of exceptional quality.  You will find a touch infotainment system at the front with all kinds of toys to play with.  The back offers plenty of leg space for adults and plenty of boot space.

Ride and Handling

The Golf 7 GTI offers superior handling abilities with a state of the art suspension and all kinds of safety features that include an award winning multi-collision braking system that triggers automatic emergency braking when the car detects an initial collision, this reduces the chances of secondary collisions by stopping the car safely and securely.  Another safety feature that is unique to the new Golf GTI is ‘fatigue detection’ that detects when the driver is getting drowsy and triggers a response to keep you at optimum concentration levels.  During normal driving the steering wheel records driver input and analysis it constantly, this allows the system to detect when the driver is getting drowsy and give an acoustic warning and warn the driver to take a break.

Feature that is exclusive to the Golf 7 GTI

Keyless Entry – Proximity sensors in the door handle and a radio pulse generator in the key housing enables your Golf 7 GTI to automatically open and start without the use of a key.

Dynaudio Sound System – This sound system is designed specifically for the VW brand and consists of high-quality speakers with DSP (Digital Signal Processor) and a digital multichannel amplifier.  The speakers are installed in areas that are precisely matched to the interior of the vehicle in order to provide the best possible acoustics.

Adaptive Chassis Control – This system allows you to adjust the running gear to normal, sport or comfort driving.

If you are looking for a sporty, sophisticated car that is one of the most comfortable drives in its class; go take the new Golf 7 GTI for a test drive and you will be hard pressed not to invest in one.

Are you looking for a car rental in Cape Town? Look no further! Comet Car Rental has a wide range of car rentals available on their car rental fleet for you to choose from. See our car rentals available or call us on 021 386 2411 to speak to one of our car Rental specialists who will gladly be able to assist you.

When you are busy planning a trip away, it can be quite common for you to forget one integral part. This often happens when you are so caught up with a lot of preparations just to make your trip away perfect. One example is to arrange a good rental car deal for yourself or for your family. When this happens, then you can see yourself faced with a situation that you have to pay more for your car hire needs. In order to avoid this sort of problem, it would be wise to be more systematic with your planning and your actual implementation. Here are some tips to help you find a good rental car deal that can save you both time and money.

If you are already caught up with time, then the best thing to do is to make use of all the resources you have in order to find an economical arrangement. For instance, if you remembered to arrange a car hire service at the time when you are already near your vacation date, it would not be wise to waste time by going to a car hire office just to make the necessary arrangements.

It would be wiser to use the modern way of reserving your car hire needs through the internet. You can simply go online and go to a directory that offers links to car rental companies. From there, you can choose whether you want a well-known rental agency to handle your rental car deal needs or not.

Once you have chosen the car rental agency, you can then focus on which vehicle to get and which one is going to suit your needs best. Some people who go on a trip want to experience the best of what is available so they tend to choose the expensive or luxurious rental cars. Sports cars, for instance are usually more costly to rent than an ordinary sedan. If you have no need for appearances, then it would be more economical for you to get a simple but presentable rental car that fits your needs. It would save you money right off if you get this kind of car rental deal.

Another way to save money with your car rental deal is to maximize the different promos being offered. Most rental companies run a monthly special so don’t forget to ask the car rental companies if they have a special.

If you are flying to another location and you would want to have the car rental agency drive off your rental car to the airport, then you have to take extra care if you want to save time. You have to be give them your flight information so be sure to give as much details as possible. This can help you avoid confusion at the airport that can lead to wasted time on your arrival at the airport.

Saving time and money is possible with every rental car deal. All you have to do is to use all possible resources and be smart in planning. With these tips, your trip away can be better with the comfort and convenience of a Rental car.