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cars.co.za: Cars for sale in South Africa, Buy new & used cars online - Cars.co.za

Buying a new or used car online is simple with Cars.co.za - South Africa's leading car advertising website, with thousands of new and second hand cars for sale countrywide.

Page load speed analysis

  • 40/100

    Normal result
  • 4

    Successful tests
  • 4

    Failed tests
  • First response

    927 ms

  • Resources loaded

    22 sec

  • Page rendered

    15.9 sec

  • Total page load time

    38.8 sec

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We analyzed Cars.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 927 ms and then it took 37.9 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is an excellent result, as only a small number of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 86.2 kB
    Images 523.7 kB
    Javascripts 1.4 MB
    CSS 394.7 kB

    In fact, the total size of Cars.co.za main page is 2.4 MB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 65% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 1.4 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 86.2 kB
    • After minification 63.7 kB
    • After compression 15.9 kB

    HTML optimization

    HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 22.4 kB, which is 26% of the original size. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 70.2 kB or 82% of the original size.

    • Original 523.7 kB
    • After optimization 503.8 kB

    Image optimization

    Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. Cars images are well optimized though.

    • Original 1.4 MB
    • After minification 1.4 MB
    • After compression 452.7 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 916.7 kB or 67% of the original size.

    • Original 394.7 kB
    • After minification 389.2 kB
    • After compression 66.7 kB

    CSS optimization

    CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered. Cars.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 328.0 kB or 83% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • cars.co.za
  • www.cars.co.za
  • css
  • css
  • modernizr-custom.js
  • css_browser_selector.js
  • loader.css
  • main.js
  • j.php
  • Volkswagen-GTD-5.jpg
  • logo.svg
  • featured.jpg
  • lil-arrow.png
  • shade.png
  • service1.png
  • service2.png
  • service3.png
  • iab_logo.png
  • cars-awards.png
  • AMG-GT-2.jpg
  • AMG-GT-2.jpg
  • havalmain.jpg
  • Volkswagen-GTD-5.jpg
  • Toyota-Hilux.JPG
  • bakkievideopart1.jpg
  • Mercedes-EQ-A-Concept-1.jpg
  • IDbuzz2.jpg
  • Volkswagen-GTD-5.jpg
  • DB2017AU01240_large.jpg
  • bakkievideopart1.jpg
  • GTIvsGTDdrag.jpg
  • DSC_9585.jpg
  • GOGep1.jpg
  • gtm.js
  • gpt.js
  • menu-dropdown.svg
  • v.gif
  • pubads_impl_147.js
  • car-bg2.jpg
  • analytics.js
  • em.js
  • search.jpg
  • title.gif
  • activityi;src=6786252;type=rosg10;cat=cars-0;ord=7666944634682;~oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cars.co.za%2F
  • container.html
  • ads
  • collect
  • collect
  • bounce
  • glyphicons-halflings-regular.woff
  • frame_2.3.7.html
  • ads
  • ads
  • p
  • font-awesome-stripped.woff
  • invitation-default.js
  • grey-arrow.png

Our browser made a total of 57 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 25% of them (14 requests) were addressed to the original Cars.co.za, 26% (15 requests) were made to Cdn-imgsvr.cars.co.za and 14% (8 requests) were made to Cdnx.cars.co.za. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (4.8 sec) belongs to the original domain Cars.co.za.

Additional info on cars.co.za

Requests

The browser has sent 53 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Cars. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 14 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

14

Javascripts

32

Images

3

CSS

4

AJAX

53

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

32

Images

3

CSS

4

AJAX

13

Optimized

40

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://www.cars.co.za/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Cars.co.za uses IP address which is currently shared with 2 other domains. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Normal result

IP Trace

cars.co.za

about.cars.co.za

dealeradmin.cars.co.za

104.20.36.6

104.20.37.6

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

cars.co.za

151.101.2.110 55
NS

cars.co.za

ns1.dns-h.com 36
NS

cars.co.za

ns1.host-h.net 36
NS

cars.co.za

ns2.host-h.net 36
SOA

cars.co.za

60 Mname: nsa.primary-ns.co.za
Rname: postmaster.your-server.co.za
Serial: 2019091001
Refresh: 86400
Retry: 1800
Expire: 3600000
Minimum-ttl: 86400

Language and encoding

Good result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Cars.co.za can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and it matches the claimed language. Our system also found out that Cars.co.za main page’s claimed encoding is utf-8. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Cars.co.za has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 95.2% of all visits is South Africa. It lies approximately 9080 miles away from the server location (United States) and such a long distance can negatively affect website speed, as it takes some time for data to travel back and forth between those places. That’s why one of the best ways to speed up Cars.co.za page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to South Africa or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Cars. Lack of Open Graph description can be counter-productive for their social media presence, as such a description allows converting a website homepage (or other pages) into good-looking, rich and well-structured posts, when it is being shared on Facebook and other social media. For example, adding the following code snippet into HTML <head> tag will help to represent this web page correctly in social networks:

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