5 Things To Consider Before Buying Nigerian-Used Car


The Federal Government on December 5th, 2016 announced that effective January 1st, 2017 that car importation through the land borders will be prohibited and this, we all know, will make the price of “Tokunbo” cars skyrocket.

The alternative for the common man like you and I is to purchase a “Nigerian-Used” vehicle.

When purchasing a “Nigeria-Used” vehicle, there are things to consider before spending that hard-earned money of yours.

Throw away the word “trust”

Trust is believing and accepting what uncle Chika tells you about the car you intend to purchase. Many people have fallen victim to purchasing faulty cars – or landed into police “wahala” due to trust and then neglecting to carry out due diligence.

Do a physical and mechanical inspection.

This is the important part when it comes to purchasing a “Nigerian-Used” car. After you physically check the car to be sure it meets your taste, the next thing to do is to do a mechanical check using an experienced and trusted mechanic.

  1. Check transmission (gear)
  2. Speedometer
  3. Engine capacity, V6 or 4-plug bearing in mind the fuel consumption varies.
  4. If possible, scan with a vehicle scanning device (Obd2 Scan tool). Note: OBD means On-board diagnostics.
  5. AC (very important in this our Obodo Nigeria)
  6. Sound system
  7. Tyres
  8. Shock Absorber
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