In Kenya, you can either purchase a car from an individual, a dealership, a non-governmental organization or government itself. Most people prefer to buy from individuals and dealerships. This is mainly because dealerships and individuals have relatively manageable terms and the vehicles are easily accessible.
However before you decide to buy a car, it is very important to be keen on the seller. This is mainly because there are some car sellers who collude with thieves in order to steal the car from you. The major reason why they do this is to make sure they get more money from you. When buying a car, you should always ensure that the vehicle you are buying does not have a tracker unless you are buying it on loan or hire purchase. Otherwise, there is no reason why someone should fully pay for a car that has a tracking device that they do not need. Even though some vehicles may come with one as a security measure, it is important to make sure that as the car owner, you are the only one who has access to the information.
This is because some car sellers use the trackers to know where you are and to see your cars driving history in order to steal it from you.
Apart from car theft, the other reason why you need to be very keen when buying your car is because of fraudsters. There are a number of people who are posing as potential car sellers and post pictures on social media to see if you will fall into their trap. The moment you try to get in touch with them, they will sweet talk you and convince you into paying for a car that you have not seen in the name of a commitment fee.
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