In today’s tough economic climate, consumers are being forced to tighten their belts as the cost of the most basic necessities – ranging from fuel to food – are on a continuous increase. Let’s take the cost of living five years ago, and look at what you could purchase with a certain amount of money vs what you can purchase with that same amount today. Take groceries for example, where according to Statistics SA, the biggest increases were seen in beer (9.1%), and spirits (7.7%), while fish (7.5%), meat (6.8%) and vegetables (5.7%) have also seen notable increases.
“If we dig a little deeper into the bread and cereals data, we see the average price for a loaf of brown bread was R12,24 in June 2017, falling to R11,53 in June 2018,” StatsSA said. Scary isn’t it?
Given the surge in costs, it often leaves us wondering how far our money can take us during the month. In fact, take R143 for example – what can it really buy you today? A data bundle, one family meal for tonight’s dinner or if you are lucky, an item of clothing? When one considers this, it’s hard to believe that for under R143 per month, Beame will continue keeping your vehicle safe and your motoring needs taken care of. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not and with the festive season on our doorsteps, now more than ever, consumers need to make more informed financial decisions to avoid starting the New Year on the back foot financially.
How can you do this? Look for products and services that offer you quality value offerings at a low cost like our Beame Protect offering that is available to existing Beame customers. The offering can be added to the standard plan and provides additional support including; accident assist, fines assist, licence assist, pothole assist and bail assist – all for only R70 per month.
As a brand, we understand that being a motorist can present its fair amount of challenges – think of those unexpected traffic fines, navigating through potholes on the road or that long wait to get your licence renewed before the cut-off date. Beame Protect was developed with exactly this in mind – to provide solutions for your additional motoring related needs whilst also helping you take care of the items that cost you the most, such as your car and other moveable assets – and affordably at that.
Affordability is something Beame prides itself in and now, there is no reason not to install a Beame in any other moveable asset from motorbikes, quadbikes and trailers to caravans, light and heavy commercial vehicles, Beame is all about hassle-free recovery.
Looking to install a Beame into your other vehicles? Visit https://www.beam-e.com/get-a-beame/ to sign up.
For more information about Beame’s value-added services, visit www.beame.co.za or contact our Customer Care team on 0860 23 26 31.