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How To Import A Car To Kenya – Part 2

How To Import A Car To Kenya – Part 2

The first thing that comes to mind when you decide to import a car to Kenya is the cost. Importation might be cheaper than buying from a dealership but due to so many costs accumulated throughout the process, it seems like it’s more expensive. Additionally, many factors come to play when determining the total cost of importing a car including age, make and engine type. The second part of how to import a car to Kenya will discuss the costs incurred throughout the process from purchase to delivery in detail. Shipping Fees You can choose to import the vehicle in a container or a RoRo. Containers are generally expensive but guarantee your vehicle will be in good condition when it gets to the port. The RoRo method places all the vehicles on an open platform. It also guarantees reliable departure and arrival dates. Both…

How To Know The Best Car Importers From Japan

How To Know The Best Car Importers From Japan

Car importation is a booming business in Kenya with a majority of the cars coming from Japan. Kenyans have embraced this method of acquiring a car due to its numerous advantages. As a result, many car importers have emerged claiming that to be the best in the market. It’s become a highly competitive field to attract as many car buyers as possible. This has also given rise to criminals, guising themselves as car importers, who prey on unsuspecting buyers. Car buyers have to exercise caution while choosing their preferred car importers. Here are some tips on how to know the best car importers from Japan.   Visit Their Physical Office Most people looking to buy a car will browse online for dealerships or car importers. Since most businesses have an online presence, it’s not hard to find what you’re looking for. However, there’s a…

How To Import A Car To Kenya – Part 1

How To Import A Car To Kenya – Part 1

How to Import a Car to Kenya Have you ever wanted to import a car in Kenya but you don’t know where to start? Most Kenyans buy their cars through middlemen who import them from Japan or Europe. While this is convenient, you end up spending an exorbitant amount of money compared to importing a car directly. The process might seem complicated but with the right information, it’s a smooth and simple procedure. Additionally, there are other reasons why importation is the best option. Here’s some information on how to import a car in Kenya. Introduction: Auction According to a study by the UN Environment, nearly 96% of imported cars in Kenya are used cars. These cars are usually obtained by auction from Japanese auction sites.  They usually provide affordable cars in pristine conditions hence their popularity. If they have any defects, this is…

Why Electric Vehicles Are Gaining Traction In Kenya

Why Electric Vehicles Are Gaining Traction In Kenya

Electric vehicles have been around for centuries since a successful experiment performed in 1827. Over the years, they have evolved from hybrids to fully electric vehicles with companies like Tesla championing this move. Electric vehicles have been widely accepted in the European and American markets. However, they haven’t been as popular in the African market until recently. For a few years now, Kenya has opened up its market to electric vehicles.  With popular carmakers like Toyota introducing its hybrid cars, many people are becoming aware of the importance and advantages of electric vehicles. This has led to businesses like a Hungarian company, Nopia Ride, to launch its fully electric taxi business. Additionally, Kenyan-owned companies like Knights Energy play a big role in the transition to electric vehicles and sustainable energy by pioneering Zero Emission Transport Options i.e. Electric Vehicles in Kenya. They carry out…

Alcoblow Ban And The Drunk Driving Menace In Kenya

Alcoblow Ban And The Drunk Driving Menace In Kenya

Kenyans are the most innovative people you’ll meet and when Alcoblow was first introduced on the road, there were apps and tricks to avoid these stealthy policemen. Well, you don’t have to run away anymore as the court rule Alcoblow as illegal and ordered to be removed from the roads. Though the ban isn’t permanent, Kenyans will have a stress-free Christmas holiday. Though there isn’t an official statement on the matter, the order came from Vigilance House after an undercover police officer saw what usually happens in these Alcoblow checkpoints. What started as a very helpful operation has become another cash cow for police officers and an opportunity for them to harass innocent motorists. If you’ve been on the road any time past 11 p.m, you must have seen the chaos these officers rain on motorists. Drunk or not, people are manhandled and ordered…

Tesla Cybertruck – The Luxury Pickup Truck Of The Future

Tesla Cybertruck – The Luxury Pickup Truck Of The Future

Automotive enthusiasts were treated to a rather interesting unveil of the Cybertruck by Telsa’s CEO, Elon Musk. The Tesla team had managed to keep everything under wraps ahead of the unveil despite a lot of anticipation surrounding the car. On the 21st November, a visibly eager CEO took to the stage to announce the arrival of the Tesla Cybertruck. Once the Cybertruck was driven on to the stage, it elicited mixed reactions. Many wondered whether it was a prank of whether that was really the car they had waited so long to see. The Cybertruck looked like a concept car for another more conventional car. However, based on Elon Musk’s track record, this weirdly shaped car doesn’t come as a surprise. Even the much-beloved Tesla cars had to take some getting used to. This seems to be the case with the Cybertruck as Elon…

6 Things To Look For When Choosing A Driving School

6 Things To Look For When Choosing A Driving School

All driving schools are definitely not made the same. That’s why the likes of Rocky Driving School have been able to weather the storm despite the over-saturated business. When choosing a driving school, you have to be careful where you go so as to get the most out of the classes. There are some things to look out for that will guide you to choose a suitable driving school. Here are some things to consider when choosing a driving school. Cost Of course, one of the most important things to consider is the cost. There are varying prices for driving lessons ranging from Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 20,000. Some offer more lessons hence the price differences. Additionally, some reputable schools like AA and Rocky tend to be slightly more expensive because of the quality of classes you get. Enough Instructors Driving classes are more…

Pros And Cons Of An Automatic Transmission

Pros And Cons Of An Automatic Transmission

Driving an automatic transmission is the norm in the modern world due to its many advantages. This preference began as a matter of convenience as more motorists wanted a less stressful drive to and from work. Despite being more expensive than manual cars, people seemed to like the automatic ones more. Now, most cars on the road have an automatic transmission. Automatic transmission cars have proved themselves over the years as reliable, convenient and effortless. However, if you’re looking for a car, it’s important to know both the good and bad of an automatic transmission so as to make an informed decision. Here are some pros and cons of automatic cars.   Pros Convenient There’s no doubt that automatic transmission cars are more convenient than manual transmission cars. If you’ll be using it as a daily commuter car, then you don’t want the hassle…

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