Can’t find Chevrolet Spare Parts in South Africa? Call on A.S.A.P. Spares!
Chevrolet has been a part of the South African culture for decades. Most people still remember the advertisement from the seventies that called for “braaivleis, rugby, sunny skies and Chevrolet”, which was used to epitomise the idyllic life of the South African at the time and to coax them into buying a Chevrolet for themselves.
This country has a long history with Chevrolet. Initially, these vehicles were shipped to South Africa in kit form and assembled in Port Elizabeth by General Motors. Eventually, certain models of Chevrolet were entirely made in South Africa and Chevrolet spare parts were freely available due to the high number of models sold in the country. In 1986 General Motors pulled out of the local market, which meant that Chevrolets and Chevrolet spare parts were practically extinct by 1990. Due to the new political climate in the country, General Motors decided to re-enter the South African market, which led to a total buy-out of Delta. By 2001, Chevrolet was back on the local market and with the launch of the Chevrolet Spark, the cheapest vehicle in its category at the time, it became commonplace to see these vehicles on South African roads again.
Chevrolet, or Chevy as it is also known, was part of the Chevrolet Division of General Motors, which was started in the USA in 1911. After many mergers and reverse mergers with General Motors, Alfred Sloan decided to rebrand the Chevrolet as the “car for every purse and purpose”, and as a result, this brand became Ford’s fiercest competitor in the USA market. Eventually, Chevy was the volume leader in General Motors and overtook Ford sales by 1929 to become the best-selling brand in the USA.
Chevrolet-branded models were sold all over the world and General Motors Daewoo in Korea remarketed their Daewoo models with the tagline “Daewoo has grown up enough to become Chevrolet”, and in the process managed to build a global brand again. In 2013, General Motors announced that they would be withdrawing all but three of their models from the European market in 2016, but it will still be a brand name that will remain very visible in South Africa.
If you are a Chevrolet fan and own or work with Chevrolets on a regular basis, you will probably find that you need Chevrolet spare parts quite often. Purchasing these parts from retailers or manufacturers can be very expensive, and this is where A.S.A.P. Spares come in. We saw a gap in the market in 2001 and started a small business. Nowadays, we are one of the biggest second-hand Opel, SAAB, Peugeot, Chevrolet spare parts providers in Pretoria!
We specialise in the sales of affordable new and used spares and parts for a variety of vehicles in the South African market. Our spare parts division stocks a wide range of products, and clients can also roam around our well-managed, neat and safe scrapyard where we store accident damaged vehicles for second-hand parts. We often purchase accident damaged vehicles with salvageable parts from customers and transport them to our scrapyard on our trustworthy flatbed truck, which can also be used to transport vehicles for clients.
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