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Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:03 | Written by Super User |

Als’pride Kenya Limited is a professional car boutique sales company in presence in Nairobi Kenya and Kampala Uganda.  

Buying a Used Car

How to lower the risk when you buy a used car

Has the time come for you to buy a car? Are you worried about potential risk involved in buying a used vehicle? If you are smart and follow this step-by-step guide, you can buy a pre-owned vehicle risk-free! 

There are many benefits to buying a used car. For example, it is easier to find your ideal vehicle within your budget if you buy a used car rather than a new car. If you choose your used vehicle wisely, you can rest assured that you will find a high-quality vehicle.

Al’s Pride is a trusted used car dealer and we only sell quality condition vehicles. Buy a used car from us and rest assured that you are receiving a reliable vehicle. Take a look below for a step-by-step guide to buying a reliable, quality used car.

Buy a used car with this step-by-step guide

Step 1: Do your research

Many people, particularly first-time car buyers, are seduced by vehicles’ aesthetics rather than their performance and reliability. Do some researches online before you visit a used car dealer. There is a plethora of information on the Internet about all vehicle brands and types. Reviews, consumer reports and reliability ratings by vehicle experts can easily be found online. 

Once you have narrowed down your selection, speak to your friends, family, colleagues and other people you trust. Their personal opinions can help you make an informed choice. Perhaps they have had personal experience with a specific type of car that might sway your decision.

Additionally, investigate expected maintenance costs. Parts for some vehicles can be scarce and could be costly and time-consuming to replace.

On our website, check out the cars in Kenya, in Shipping, and in Japan to find your ideal type and model of used vehicle.

Step 2: Check vehicles’ history records

Now that you have decided which type and model of vehicle you want, you can begin looking at individual used cars. Be sure to go to a trusted dealer such as Alspride to be assured that your vehicle has not been in any serious accidents. While a car may appear to be in excellent condition, a quick look at its history records will let you know if there are any potential problems.

Many vehicles that have been in serious accidents are restored and resold. A trusted used car dealer will be forthcoming with information. Checking a vehicle’s history is a quick way to disqualify unsatisfactory used cars.

Here at Alspride, we strives to provide only the highest quality used cars. We perform an extensive history check on all of our pre-owned vehicles.

Step 3: See for yourself

For your own peace of mind, it is recommended that you check the vehicle for yourself. If your knowledge of cars is not extensive, ask a friend or family member to accompany you.

Once you think you have found the right used car, take it to a professional mechanic for a once-over examination. They are trained to notice areas that may become problems at a later date. If the problem areas are minor, you may be able to convince the used car dealer to reduce the price.

Step 4: Check the paperwork

The final step is to make sure that you know and fully understand the terms and conditions of the sale. Different manufacturers have different warranty policies. Make sure to read the warranty policy carefully before you buy a used car.

Remember that once you have signed the paperwork, the deal is done.

CMH Carshop: Buy a used car from the pre-owned vehicle specialists

CMH Carshop is a reliable provider of used cars and we are happy to assist you with any queries you may have regarding any of our vehicles. Contact us now via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Alternatively, search our used website database to find your ideal used vehicle.