OLX advises on things to look out for when buying used cars

OLX advises on things to look out for when buying used cars

Nigeria’s number one online classifieds site, OLX has revealed what prospective buyers of used cars should pay attention to when buying their cars. In a survey that revealed 26 percent of people see the engine as the most important thing to consider while buying a used car while 23.2 percent considered price as a vital

Nigeria’s number one online classifieds site, OLX has revealed what prospective buyers of used cars should pay attention to when buying their cars.

In a survey that revealed 26 percent of people see the engine as the most important thing to consider while buying a used car while 23.2 percent considered price as a vital thing to consider, OLX was able to get a peek into what inform users decisions while buying used cars.

The classified platform has, however, through it automobile partner, Mandilas Enterprises Limited offered deeper insights into other equally important not-so-glaring things buyers must consider when buying cars.

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According to the General Manager, Mandilas Enterprises Limited, Stephen Gladwin, who is also a seasoned automobile expert, “other factors to consider range from the gearbox, transmission system, tyres, year of manufacture, battery condition, and even the upholstery. These are instrumental factors that make up the overall perception of the vehicle.”

He further suggested that seeking proper assessment from a trained technician/mechanic who will carry out a physical test of the vehicle to ascertain these conditions is equally important.

It should be recalled that OLX and Mandilas recently entered into a partnership that gave OLX access into Mandilas’ inventory of used cars and allows OLX users who want to sell their cars get free car evaluation and certification from Mandilas. The evaluation gives both the owners and buyers an idea of the market worth of the car and its working conditions.  This evaluation also goes further in tackling head-on a major problem mitigating online transaction in Africa which is ‘trust’.

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  • John Anderson
    January 14, 2016, 1:05 am

    I would think that when buying a used car that looking at the wheels, structure, and engine would be the best thing. It is interesting that only 26 percent of people look at the quality of the engine. I always try to look at the engine, and to learn more so I can tell how good it is.

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