Unfair Taxation Of Newer Cars In Kenya?

UNFAIR TAXATION ON NEW CARS?

Unfair Taxation Of Newer Cars In Kenya?

UNFAIR TAXATION ON NEW CARS?

While a number of factors like for example the make of the car affects the duty payable to the government of Kenya, the frequency of importation for the make, among other things, the age of the car is one of the most powerful determinants. The Kenya government have put it such that the younger the car, the higher the amount of taxes payable to import it. Some figures are even outrageously exaggerated to equal or surpass the actual value of the car. Why?

The argument might be that if one can afford to import an almost brand new car, then by all means, they are more than capable of handling the heavy duty that comes with it. What the government misses is that these new-car importers are already a blessing to their countries without including the generous tax payments.

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HOW TO ENSURE YOUR TYRES LAST LONGER

HOW TO ENSURE YOUR TYRES LAST LONGER

Experts say that when given proper storage and care, tyres can last you up to a decade. When properly stored in a climate controlled warehouse, tyres have an almost unlimited shelf life, and once they are on the road, proper care can mean extra years to a tyre’s life. The most damning factors to the shelf life of tyres are exposure to ozone or UV rays and wide fluctuations in temperature, inflation, tyre rotation and storage.

To ensure you always know the right time to change the tyres, you should be inspecting and maintaining your tyres every month. The key indicators of wear and tear are cracks in the sidewall caused by either sun exposure or under inflation and tread depth. Then there is inflation, tyres naturally loose about 1 psi per month on average, and loose or gain 1 psi for every 10 degree drop or increase in temperature.

Those changes require regular monitoring and adjustment, and this requires a keen eye and [...]

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