Honestly, there are a lot of car brands in Ghana and even more popping up in recent years. Even though some prefer to have flashy cars, some consumers also prefer to go for vehicles which are very easy to maintain and last long for them. In this article, there are some selected vehicles I’m going to share with you that are very durable and also easy to maintain in Ghana.
Toyota, Mercedes Benz, Hyundai, Honda, Kia, Audi, Acura, BMW, Ford, Chevrolet, VW, Kantanka, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Tata, Suzuki, Volvo, Renault, Mazda etc. These are names of car brands you can find in Ghana. Each brand has different vehicle models and types. Now, in a country like Ghana there is a minimum or worse no specialist for certain vehicle brands. Hence, choosing a vehicle brand to be what you move around with for longer journeys or even just town runnings is very crucial.
Unfortunately there is a certain trend in Ghana. Upcoming mechanics because of business strategy always focus on specializing in vehicles which have a lot of consumers in Ghana to enable them stay in business. Now, auto users also make their inquiries to find out which vehicle brand which has enough mechanics across the country whom they can easily fall on whenever something happens with their vehicle. So, in a nutshell below are some of the key factors you need to look out for when buying a vehicle in Ghana.
No matter how rich you maybe, It’s really uncomfortable to be spending a large sum of money on fuel per short mileages you drive. Even though low fuel consuming vehicles are not able to perform some huge tasks as powered to high fuel consuming vehicles, they are still able to do a decent job and get it done with no questions. Living in a country that has its fuel price a bit higher than what you will get in other countries, I think the fuel consumption of the vehicle you want to buy should be a priority.
Vehicles, as machines as they are will eventually develop minor or huge faults which will need to be fixed by a mechanic. Make no mistake to think that a single mechanic can fix all brands of vehicles. Even if they tell you they can, then it might probably be a deception. Now, just imagine you live in Kumasi and the only mechanic that can fix the fault in your car lives in Accra or Tamale. How on earth can you be managing this kind of situation for a long time? So, it is very important to consider buying a vehicle that has a lot of specialist for that vehicle and if possible some having their office or yard as close as the location of your favorite food joint.
It’s just not pleasant to spend a lot of money to buy a car and just within a short period of time see it break down. And the breaking down keeps repeating itself anytime you fix it. This surely isn’t a durable vehicle to buy right? The truth is that certain vehicles are made specifically for certain countries because of how good or how bad their roads are. Another reason could also be weather conditions.
You don’t want a situation whereby you will have to import every spare part of your vehicle by yourself anytime there is a problem to be fixed. This really takes a lot of time and it means you will have to park your car until the spare part arrives in one week or more, depending on the shipping plan you choose. This situation exists because most spare parts dealers in Ghana will always try to avoid importing Spare parts of vehicles which are uncommon in the country.
After reading the above article and all the hints given to you. I would want you to make your own judgements by observing anytime you are in town. Start counting the name of vehicle brands you meet on your way. One one with the highest number definitely should ring a bell in your ahead to let you know that it’s possible the most common car brand used in Ghana hence it will be the best for you to go for since it would mean there will be a lot of mechanics and spare parts for it in Ghana.