Uber, Bolt, Yango and other transport systems are now popular in Ghana, Providing thousands of jobs for many Ghanaians. The most essential thing to consider before being part of this hailing transport Apps is the type and brand of car you will need to choose. Let me share with you how you can solve this important puzzle below.
In Ghana, the traditional way of transportation which many people were only familiar with in the bigger cities were only the Trotros and Taxis, until the emergence of Uber, Bolt, Yango and others. These companies allow drivers to secure their own vehicles which they find to be road worthy and join their platform to become members. To these ride companies, it doesn’t matter to them whether the car is expensive or cheap. The most important thing to them is the road worthiness of the vehicle.
Many factors come into play when choosing a car for Uber, Bolt or Yango service. Below are some important factors to consider.
1. Fuel Consumption
Unlike other countries, Fuel prices in Ghana are pretty on the high side. Hence you should consider choosing a car with low fuel consumption to be able to maximize your profit when you start working as a driver on these transportation services.
2. Availability of Spare Parts
The next thing to consider is the availability of spare parts for the vehicle. Honestly, you will be out of business if the spare parts of your vehicle are hard to find in Ghana. Cars, as we know, can develop faults at any time. Especially a car that is being used frequently. Any part of your car can develop faults and you may need a spare part to replace it as quickly as possible so that you can proceed with your job. But if your car’s spare part is not common at spare parts dealerships then you definitely will be getting out of business for a long time.
3. Availability of specialist for that vehicle
If not all the time, You will need a mechanic to fix your car any time it breaks down in most cases. Just imagine when you have an Eye problem and the city you live in does not have an Eye specialist to help you salvage the situation. It is even more painful and stressful if there is no specialist to fix an issue with your broken down vehicle. In Ghana, there is a trend that many people who learn mechanic work tend to specialize in a specific brand of vehicle because it has higher consumers which will ensure they always have vehicles which they are specialized in to fix.
1. Toyota Yaris or Vitz
Toyota Yaris which is the same as Vitz, has about 1.5L and a low fuel consumption rate. The hatch back car is small in size but provides a spacious interior for consumers. When you use this car as a driver for your Uber, Bolt or Yango service, You will be able to provide a lot of comfort for your clients and yet save much on fuel. Another thing is that access to spare parts for Toyota Vitz and Yaris in Ghana is very easy due to the popularity of the vehicle brand in the country.
2. KIA Picanto
Kia Picanto by KIA Motors was produced to serve those who prefer economical vehicles with little luxury. The hatched back car has about 1100cc engine with about 65hp. With its low fuel consumption, it still performs moderately well on the road. There is also a sure availability of its spare parts on the Ghanaian market.
3. KIA Morning
KIA Morning is also produced by Kia motors with an economical motive to serve its consumers. The model is largely accepted by a lot of consumers in the Ghanaian market. It also comes with a reliable durability. Market it 3 on our number 4 lists for Uber, Bolt or Yango cars.
4. Hyundai i10
Hyundai has also made sure not to be left out of the party. It has ensured to produce the Hyundai i10 which is very economical and fortunately enough, The high usage of the car in Ghana has also ensured the availability of it Spare parts and specialist in Ghana.
I know there are many other cars which are very economical and yet not listed here. The key point is that, make sure to check around to see if a lot of other people are using the same car because that will mean there is availability of spare parts for it at an affordable price.