Buyers Frequently Asked Questions
The Car Market is a safe secure and licensed environment for buyers and sellers to meet. All staff are trained in motor remarketing at Shai Cars Market.
We are here to give advice on transfer of registration, Insurance and pre-purchase inspections. We are here to help the seller prepare their vehicle for sale and give the buyer quality advice on driving in Ghana requirements.
No it will cost you absolutely nothing to buy from the Shai Car Market. All buying advice from our staff is completely free! The only thing you have to pay for is your vehicle, the price is determined between the buyer and seller.
Yes. Please read through the rest of our FAQs. If you have any further questions please visit the Car Market office and speak with one of our friendly staff.
No. Once you have paid an entrance fee (see above) we do not charge any commission for assisting with the sale of your vehicle.
In order for a buyer to transfer the vehicle that they wish to buy into their name they must visit the DVLA, Ghana local office for such transfer and for more information visit www.dvla.gov.gh. You need 4 key prices of information to transfer the vehicle into your name.
- ID (Passport)
- Proof of Address (Hostel receipt, utility bill)
- Proof of Ownership (Documentation from they old owner saying that they have sold you the vehicle. (We can provide a template)
- Application for Transfer of Registration. You can get this from either the DVLA Ghana or more information from Shai Car Market Office.
Yes! – It is strongly advised that you do a check on the vehicle by visiting www.dvla.gh there you will find more information on the vehicle registration.
First arrange a test drive. If the seller is not prepared to let you test the vehicle before driving away there must be a problem. This is your chance to get a feel for the vehicle and ask your self ‘Is this the right car for me?’
We strongly advise that before you drive away you get a pre-purchase inspection with a qualified mechanic. This will cost around 50 Ghanaian Cedis but in our opinion its money well spent. The inspection will give you an in depth view of the vehicle that your looking at buying. The mechanic will tell
you if any work needs to be done its then your decision what you choose to do. You will then know the condition of the vehicle before you drive away.
There is a national Third Party Insurance for vehicle registrations in Ghana. Some Vehicle drivers apply for private Insurance for the use of their vehicles to give them more insurance options such us comprehensive insurance or Third Party Insurance options.
We can provide it for you. Visit the car Market office and tell the staff that you would like to buy Insurance. They will take care of the rest. They will fill out all of the paperwork for you and explain everything in detail, even how to make a claim! – The Price will depend on how long you will need the insurance for.
We provide car parking facilities for buyers who want to keep their cars on site after purchase. Prices for keeps vary according to the number of days the car is left parking. All stay will have to be discussed with the Shai Car Market management.
Unless the previous owner purchased their vehicle from a licensed dealer with a transferable warranty then it is very likely that the car will come without any roadside assistance or warranty. That will mean that if you break down you are responsible for all repairs and costs.