Everything You Need to Know About Buying Used Cars in Ghana
Most self-made millionaires agree: it’s almost never practical to purchase a new car.
Buying a new car can be stressful, let alone when purchasing a used car. When you purchase a vehicle secondhand, you suddenly begin to feel uneasy about how the car was treated by its previous owners. Visions of late oil changes, grinding gears, and improper maintenance all around start haunting our dreams.
Still, most self-made millionaires agree: it’s almost never practical to purchase a new car.
Luckily, in today’s world, buying a used car can be accomplished online for a competitive price. For example, you can get a great deal on a car by checking out cars for sale in Ghana. Check out the things you need to know before buying a used car in Ghana.
Register with Auto Auction Mall
The first step is making an account on Auto Auction Mall’s website. Then, you need to make a deposit, which should be 10% of the amount you plan to spend on the car. Then you can bid on cars that are in that price range. You’ll find an option to “buy now,” but keep in mind those cars may not be as good of a deal as ones in auction up for bidding. Bidding can be done through Skype yourself, or you can get someone to do it for you if you tell them your top-out price. This way you don’t have to be online for the auction if you have plans at that time.
Keep extra fees in mind
Cars from all around the US are going to need to be shipped to where you live, so keep this extra expense in mind when setting aside funds. An auction specialist can assist you in choosing the best location for the cheapest shipping prices. Also, consider auction fees. For example, Auto Auction Mall has a flat documentation fee of $75 and a fee for their services that will run you $249 (for cars below $3,500) and $299 (for cars above $3,500). You’ll also have to pay an auction clearinghouse fee.
Salvage car versus clean car
A salvage car is a car that has been damaged previously. Purchasing a car like this could save you money in the long run because you can usually get them super cheap. But they tend to need repairs and won’t always be drivable right away. A clean used car, however, usually requires minimal parts and is generally drivable pretty quickly once you receive it.
If you have the time to wait and you know someone who is good with cars and can get you good deals on fixing it up, a salvage car may be the cheaper option. However, if you would prefer to go with a clean used car, consider looking into statistics on issues with the type of car you plan to buy. For example, according to a CarMD article, in 2016 Toyota needed the fewest car repairs (definitely something to consider in the price).
Buying a car at auction can be a lengthy process, especially when executed over the internet. While it’s one of the best ways to buy a car at a great price, you must consider how much time it will take so that you’re not stuck without a car for too long. According to Auto Auction Mall’s website, it generally takes six to eight weeks for your car to arrive in Ghana.