Ugandans prefer to buy second-hand vehicles (mainly from Japan) as they get the chance to select any vehicle of their desire at really affordable prices. The price gap between a new car and used ones is very big. There is a difference of around 50% between these vehicles.
The dealership in the country flourished when the restriction on importation of used cars more than seven years was revoked. There are 13 cars in Uganda per thousand people. Both right and left hand drive vehicles of any age are permitted in Uganda.
In order to make sure that the vehicle imported in the country meets the country's safety standards, JEVIC has been appointed by Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to conduct a compulsory road worthiness inspection.