Tonaton Cars: Buying and Selling Vehicles The Safe and Easy Way!


Tonaton is a Ghana-based online shopping place. Dubbed Ghana’s largest market place, tonaton is a free classifieds e-commerce platform where you can buy and sell almost anything and everything which boasts tonaton cars as one of its major classifieds.

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Tonaton Cars – Vehicle Categories

When you want to sell or buy a used car, simply think tonaton! With the current economic situation in Africa, people are turning more to used cars than brand new ones. In the same vein, car owners are now in the habit of selling off their old cars to make up money to buy new ones, and so the cycle continues.

Tonaton car deals focus primarily on second-hand vehicles whose sellers would previously have relied on either word-of-mouth or putting up of “FOR SALE or FOR RENT” stickers on their cars and properties before getting a buyer.

Cars for sell are classified on Tonaton.com in the following categories: location (city or region), auto types (cars, buses, trucks, etc,) brands (Toyota, Nissan, KIA,etc), price (high and low), date (old and new). You can click on any of the buttons depending on what you are looking for.

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How To Buy/Sell Cars on Tonaton

To buy car(s) on tonaton, follow these 5 easy steps: 

  1. Log on to tonaton.com
  2. Click on the cars and vehicles category.
  3. Search for the car type or brand of your choice using the search box or browse through available ads via your preferred vehicle category.
  4. Use the information provided on your chosen vehicle to contact the dealer.
  5. Meet the person(s) and complete the transaction.

To sell, you only need to do the following:

  1. Log on to tonaton.com
  2. Click the yellow Post your ad button and follow the instructions.
  3. Your ad will go live in about an hour after approval (for first timers) and review.
  4. You may like to mark ads as favorite to easily view and manage them on subsequent occasions.
  5. You would subsequently get calls from interested buyers.

If you are yet to have a tonaton account, see: How To Sign Up for Free.

How to Sell Quickly

In the midst of thousands of advertisements, selling your car may begin to prove a difficult task, especially when no one pays attention to your ad. These 5 tips will help you sell quickly even among other innumerable ads:

  • Keep the car (both interior and exterior) and all its documents in good shape.
  • Take and post great photos of different parts of the vehicle, showing its key components such as lights in working mode. Also snap and post the vital vehicle papers.
  • Attach a clear and comprehensive advertisement, highlighting the most attractive features and glossing over the defects in order to make the car appealing to buyers.
  • Pick the right and most competitive price by browsing through similar ads.
  • Promote your ad.

Why Choose Tonaton Cars? 

In as much as some other websites exist where one can buy or sell vehicles that are in the same category with tonaton cars, there are 5 cool reasons why a buyer or seller should choose tonaton. They include:

1. Security – The ID Verification System

Tonaton.com provides users with enhanced online security by requiring physical or electronic ID verification of ad posters on the platform. This is to ensure genuineness. All ads are also carefully reviewed to make sure the quality is up to standard.



2. Speed and Affordability

It takes less than 2 minutes to post an ad on Tonaton.com and an ad is valid on the site for a period of 90 days. You can sign up for a free account and post ads easily every time. You can also download the Tonaton.com App on your mobile phone or PC for easier and quicker access.

Another unique option on tonaton include the Buy Now button which affords buyers quick door-to-door delivery, as well as pay after receiving item.

3. Wide Coverage

Tonaton.com has the widest selection of popular second hand vehicles all over Ghana, making it easy to find exactly what you are looking for. Moreover, tonaton cars are classified under various categories such as   which also facilitates your finding your choice without much ado.

4. Local Outlook

The best deals are often done with people who live in your own city or on your own street, so on Tonaton.com it’s easy to buy and sell locally. All you have to do is select your region.

5. Uniqueness and Excellence

Tonaton has been recognized for:

  • Excellence in E-commerce; Ghana Auto Awards, Edition I
  • Best Online Oil And Gas Jobs platform; Oil and Gas Awards, Edition II
  • Best Organizational Blog; Blogging Ghana and Social Media Awards, Edition IV
  • Excellence in Product Innovation – Commerce; Technology Impact Awards, Edition

Scam Alert!

Although incidents of fraud are not rampant on tonaton.com, users are also advised to always be on the look out for scammers who may lie in wait for unwary customers. The following tips will keep you from being fooled.

  1. Avoid too-good-to-be-true deals/offers!
  2. Meet seller/buyer in person and only in safe public locations!
  3. Do not pay or deliver in advance – pay only on delivery/ deliver only on payment!
  4. Never give out financial information such as bank details, etc.

Tonaton also advises you to test drive a car you want to purchase before paying. Don’t forget to check the tyres, wind screen wipers, indicator lights and ultimately, the brakes!

Good luck!!!

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