By Beame

We all know the old adage ‘keeping up with the Joneses’, those ubiquitous neighbours who seemed to always have it together. If Mr Jones bought a sports car, guess what? You did too. But over the years, the rules of the game have changed and now, we are not only trying to ‘keep up with the Joneses’ but we are trying to keep up with ourselves.

In today’s fast-paced world, technology is evolving at an exponential rate

British psychologist Dr. Richard Wiseman says that the overall pace of life has increased by 10%* worldwide since the mid-90s. In some countries, it has even increased by 20%. The way we conduct business, communicate with others and use technology has evolved, making us easily accessible via email, mobile and automated systems at any time of the day.

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This applies to South Africans too, who are often considered to have an ‘always-on’ mindset – a collective sense of urgency and immediacy

People exist on multiple platforms and through the use of technology, we can perform a multitude of tasks online, such as buying a car or selling a bike.

When a service is not available online, it can be frustrating – a feeling experienced by many South African motorists when it’s time to renew their car license.

This is even more frustrating given that in fact, the law states that motor vehicle owners must renew their car licence annually before it expires and failure to do so will result in penalties – so there is no way around it.

But, there is hope for frustrated motorists after all

Did you know that today, this is one less thing to worry about, as many vehicle accessory suppliers provide additional value-added services that cover licence renewal, providing you with a stress-free way to renew your licence directly from your phone?

Many vehicle accessory suppliers provide additional value-added services that cover licence renewal, providing you with a stress-free way to renew your licence directly from your phone

These services will notify you of any pending licence renewals and provide you with a quick and easy way to get them renewed and delivered right to your door.

In fact, there are certain value-added services that allow you to access the following services as part of your licence disc renewal, without even having to step foot out of your house:

· A quick and efficient licence monitoring and notification system
· The convenience of not having to fill in long and complicated forms
· Licence renewal fees payment at the Post Office on your behalf so that you do not have to
· Proof of Payment for licence renewals
· Delivery of renewed licences to you
· Assistance with licences that are lost or stolen
· You will not have to pay any penalty fees for licence renewals

Renewing your licence doesn’t have to be a tedious process. With these value-added services, it can be a stress-free process, saving you time, effort and the dreaded paperwork.

References: *//www.richardwiseman.com/quirkology/pace_home.htm