Let’s be honest: the South African economy is not doing too well at the moment. Joblessness is rampant and our local businesses struggle to stay afloat in a shrinking economy. South Africans are looking to small businesses in their communities to keep the economy moving, and the time for saving and optimizing is now. Many of these businesses operate trucks of different shapes and sizes, and keep our farms, logistics, and construction going. Therefore,  businesses that operate commercial vehicles need empathetic customer service, cost-effective maintenance, and local parts to stay afloat. Moreover, they need brands that produce quality trucks and care about servicing them in the long run. But this must not come at the risk of continuous up-selling and hidden costs. The goals of saving and optimizing must be the ethic and vision of a dealership, to ensure commercial vehicle owners are protected. This is what FAW Trucks Eastern Cape can guarantee you, the long-term client who invests in our trucks. So give us the opportunity to provide you with a FAW Trucks review in a post-COVID South Africa.

Truck pricing that makes sense in a stressed economy.

Considering the stresses behind freight, construction, and mining businesses, truck owners need to maximize their up-time and return-on-investment. Freight carriers, mixers, tractors and tippers all play a role in this, and can make or break the bank depending on whom you invest in. And since trucks are a long-term investment, let’s discuss how and why FAW trucks spells a brighter future for your company.

Due to the location and efficiency of our Coega plant, the prices of FAW trucks in the Eastern Cape are extremely competitive. Also, we offer a wide range of trucks and parts to suit your business needs. From our reliable FAW 6.130FL 4-ton to our powerful J5N 33.420 tractor, FAW’s powerful truck range gives for your business the options in terms of durability and price in a post-COVID economy. Furthermore, our dealerships allow clients to receive tailor-made quotations that reflect various build and capacities to exactly match the weight, performance, engine, and brakes required to serve your needs.

With our truck prices starting at R269,000, our dealership is ready to get in touch with you to explain further how much you save when driving with us.

How FAW Trucks save costs

Immense fuel-cost savings

Many of us are probably tired of hearing about increases to petrol and diesel prices. The stress of frequent fuel tax climbs add to the complexities of running a business in South Africa. Despite the costs saved with diesel vehicles, fuel-efficient trucks save your business money. FAW over the years has conducted fuel tests against competitors. These fuel-efficiency reviews ensure that our trucks are up with the best when it comes to cost per km. Furthermore, FAW’s fuel costs often came below most of its industry counterparts. More specifically, when glancing at an independent review our FAW 8.140FL against known competitors, our 8 ton truck saved over R3700 on a 50,000 km journey. When testing tractor trucks, benchmarks show that our larger freight trucks saved nearly R42,000 over the same distance.

Post-sale services that always keep you on the road

Aside from a growing dealership network, our investment in post-sale services is grand. With nearly R30,000,000 in minimum parts holding, FAW as a brand serves a truck’s entire lifespan. But this level of care and support goes beyond parts and professional maintenance. Our dealership in Port Elizabeth understands the stresses of COVID-19 on drivers and vehicles. As such, FAW’s service team anticipates increased drive-times and vehicle wear, which both require specialized diagnostics and constant on-call support. The increase in demand needs dynamic solutions, and our modern FAW service centre, sales staff and Eastern Cape dealerships are ready to serve you through these trying times.