It’s official – we’ve now broken past the 10,000 downloads mark for the Autochek app just four months after launching in November last year!
With more than 20,000 unique vehicles listed on our platform and 12,000+ dealers and private sellers, it’s been an incredible journey in such a short space of time but more importantly, one that wouldn’t have been possible without you – Chek Nation.
When we launched our Android app in November 2020, we had one mission in mind – to revolutionize the automotive buying and selling experience for African consumers through technology. Since then, we’re proud to say we’ve never had a major campaign to drive downloads to our app – all our success to-date has been driven by the opportunity we’re affording to users in Nigeria & Ghana to sell or buy cars, access repairs and financing (both for dealers and consumers) from the convenience of their mobile phones.
Whilst we’ve seen strong traction across all of the services on our mobile app, there’s been one standout service we’ve noticed a huge demand for – car financing.
We’ve had over 5,000 loan requests through our app alone (more than 80% of users interacting with our website have applied for car loans too) and we’re not surprised! In Nigeria, Ghana and a lot of other Sub-Saharan African countries, the process for securing any form of credit (let alone a car loan) can be extremely lengthy and often requires some form of collateral.
But that’s where we step in – after filling out a short form, customers can apply for a loan and start receiving offers from a number of our approved financing partners within 24 hours. Once an applicant has accepted an offer and passed the required credit checks, our team delivers the car in 5-7 days and we haven’t even mentioned the best part yet – there’s no collateral needed. That’s right, you don’t need any form of collateral to secure a car loan and all Autochek-financed vehicles are fully-equipped with insurance, registration and annual maintenance services.
To celebrate breaking past the 10k downloads mark, we spoke to a few of our users about their experience using the Autochek app. Here’s what they had to say:
“I saw Autochek on Facebook, downloaded the app immediately and before I knew it, somebody called me. Before I could say “Jack and Jill”, my car loan was processed and the car was ready!” – Taiwo, Nigeria
“I serviced my car and fixed the sand protector with Autochek. The service was super quick and the job was well done. My favourite part was the simplicity of the process and not dealing directly with the mechanics.” – Ife, Nigeria
“I serviced my car, fixed the brake master, the reverse camera and the inner mirror with Autochek. I enjoyed fixing my car with Autochek as it was seamless and I did not have to worry about my car at all.” – Gbolade, Nigeria
Securing over 10,000 app downloads in four months marks a major reminder of the massive need we’re filling in Africa’s automotive sector and we couldn’t have achieved it without the hard work of our amazing team.
Over the next few months, we’ll be launching a host of brand new features which are set to break new ground in our push to drive the automotive experience in Africa into the digital age. To all of our loyal app users, thank you and watch this space!