With the prices of vehicles rising as days go by, most people have found it hard to buy in imported car, which we normally to as new cars.
They have therefore opted for alternatives, which is sourcing a locally used or second hand vehicle which is relatively cheaper and fits the budget better.
In their pursuit to get that car of their dream, many people get scammed and end up losing their hard-earned money. To avoid that, here are the steps to follow.
The very first thing to do is to get impressed. If it appears to you that it is what you need. If the machine is near you, go lay hands on it, test drive. Feel it!
Well, that is after you have checked the price tag and assured yourself that it is within your budget. Engage the negotiation process considering the facts about the vehicle. Factual bargaining is effective and productive.
Once you agree on the price, get into your TIMS account and do the search in the NTSA portal, (ntsa.go.ke). The cost is usually 550 shillings.
Compare what you have in the logbook with the NTSA results. Have the physical logbook, check the chassis frame and the engine number.
Do not forget to do a road test. This is a must do.
It is only through a test drive that you will be able to know whether the car has suspensions in place, the leakage will be seen after some distance, and the gearbox and the engine stability will prove their worth.
Pay the owner upon doing a sales agreement. It should reflect the amount you are purchasing the car, terms of payment, and the mode. That is whether it is cash, Mpesa or a bank account, and the account number shall be captured too.
Both the buyer and the seller should sign on each page of the sales agreement form.
After finalising the purchase process, take your car for service which should cost less that Ksh10,000 depending on the vehicle.
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