Nigerians love and enjoy driving their own cars regardless of the crazy traffic because it's simply more comfortable than to worry about hailing cabs and jumping buses. Owning a car also stands as a representation of who they are and how they want to be seen and respected in the community. It is a known fact that Nigeria automotive Industry imports more foreign used cars (tokunbo cars) than brand new vehicles. Tokunbo cars has many benefits that cannot be overemphasized.
When it comes to buying a car, it becomes mind tasking and one of the first few questions you will be asking yourself is, ‘Should I buy a new or a used car?’, ’If I get a used car, would it be worth the while?’. Buying a brand new car is definitely the first preferred choice for anyone, but then buying a used car turns out to be a lot cheaper. However, there is where the fear of being left with a car that was badly used before or had been in an accident automatically comes in. But let me share with you a few tips which can help when you’re embarking on your car buying journey.
Your Car has FEELINGS too No one likes to be neglected, not even your car. There is no denying that your car is probably one of your most prized possessions. Despite this, it is quite sad that a lot of people don’t know how to take care of their cars. These cars do all the work, transport you, from the annoying Lagos traffic and bad roads every day. And all you do is clean the body in readiness for the next day. A well-maintained car has a longer lifespan, reduced cost of maintenance and of course safety while driving. There are some basic car care tips that don’t need your mechanic, it needs your attention. Stop procrastinating and check your car now!
Let’s talk about driving in Lagos, particularly during this rainy season. Lagos state government recently reiterated that there is a rise in seawater level which is the cause of the flooding in Ikoyi, Lekki, and the environs. We all have seen the terrible damage the flood has done to roads and properties.
Sometimes it is okay to get it off your chest. Life is hard, and in recent times, it looks like life in the world’s third most stressful cities, according to CNN, is indeed Hellish! Lagos is just one kind!
We all know that getting your first car is always a major groundbreaking event because this makes your hustle one less stressful. Ikr! It also reduces the stress from jumping buses, struggling to get into your friend's car from work, or even falling into the wrong hands at your bus stop. It could lead to loss of properties and in some cases, loss of life. After going through all of this, you should settle for the right car and be conscious about maintaining also. We will be listing a few cars that would be much adequate for you and budget-friendly.
Driving with kids becomes inevitable at some point, starting from transporting a newly born baby from the hospital to the home, to driving them to school, to playdates and the countless journeys of life they will experience.