Carsome Offers Customers A New Experience To Buy & Sell Used Cars
[This is a paid feature by Carsome.]
A used car might not be as attractive as a new car, but it does have a few advantages.
On the one hand, insuring a used car is cheaper than a new one. A used car also makes more financial sense, especially if you’re a young adult working in the corporate world or a new parent who needs a more family-friendly car.
If you’re lucky, you might even get the car of your dreams at an affordable price. But, a used car can be a mixed bag.
You could potentially spend extra money just on repairs and it could cost you more than a new car.
Eric Cheng, co-founder and CEO of Carsome Group, said their “ new way to buy cars ” gives potential buyers who are worried about the quality of the car and potential problems after purchase a peace of mind when it comes to buying a used car.
“There is no system or standardization when it comes to buying or selling used cars. Consumers are truly alone, from visiting multiple dealerships to dealing with paperwork, and all at their own risk. “
Eric Cheng, co-founder and CEO of the Carsome group
Manage trust issues
A stereotypical used car dealership can have manual processes that take hours and it can be difficult to verify the actual condition of the car.
Carsome wants to change just that, to make you feel like you’re buying a new car – and the experience begins at Carsome’s newly launched service site.
Note: Cars with the Carsome Promise The label on the site signifies the cars that come with a one year warranty, a 5 day money back guarantee policy and a 175 point inspection checklist from Carsome.
Let’s say you buy a car from Carsome. You bring it home and later find out that the trunk has limited space for your next road trips. Or if you prefer more legroom in the rear seat area, there’s the option to trade it in for another car or get a full refund. No question asked.
Take for example this 2017 Honda HR-V. If you are a fan of this style, you might not be able to get it because it is off the market.
You have all the details listed with the 175-point inspection checklist. The list will show you the damaged parts of the car and in this case the front and rear bumpers are slightly scratched.
As part of the 175-point inspection, it also includes a road test. If the inspectors hear anything abnormal, they will also note it on the list.
On the site you can also find cars with Carsome Certified labels. These cars successfully passed Carsome’s rigorous 175-point inspection with no major accidents, structure or flood damage.
Finally, the price of the car you see on the site is all inclusive:
- 1 year warranty
- Road tax
- Puspakom inspection service and fees
- Ownership transfer service and fees
- Loan application service.
This means that there are no hidden charges. What you see is what you pay for.
“This is part of Carsome’s ongoing efforts to address one of the biggest problems in the used car industry: lack of confidence in buying used cars,” Eric said.
A new way to buy used cars
Once you’ve got a car you’re interested in, all you need to do is book a test drive online and show up at the Carsome Experience Center in Kelana Jaya for your test drive.
Unlike a regular showroom, you won’t find any cars here.
Instead, you’ll be greeted by Carsome consultants, along with iPads lined up throughout the showroom. If you’ve booked the test drive online, the consultants can get the car for you within 5 minutes of your arrival.
If you are looking for more options and want to test other models, you can also test drive a different car on site.
And if you are happy with the car and want to buy it, Carsome can handle all the paperwork for you. The team will take care of financing, transfer of ownership and, if necessary, help with loan applications.
With Carsome’s comprehensive list of affordable vehicles, it’s easy to find a car that meets your needs without breaking the bank. Once you’ve made your choice, they can even deliver your purchase to your doorstep.
Operate a US $ 40 billion industry
Drawing on their five years of industry experience, the Carsome team has successfully combined their knowledge and data to meet customer preferences, with their wide range of popular car models on the website.
Before COVID-19 hit, they were already digitizing the used car industry in hopes of consolidating a fragmented market worth over US $ 40 billion in South Asia. East.
The pandemic has accelerated the entire auto industry, which has contributed to the digitization movement of the used auto industry.
Eric then said confidently that the new standard will lead to increased demand for personal vehicles, and that these buyers will prioritize affordability and used car buying will be an upward trend.
“The used car industry is an underserved market in Southeast Asia with great potential for growth. Even with a transaction value of US $ 600 million to date, we have only entered about 1% of the SEA used car market, ”said Eric.
- For more information on Carsome’s new way to buy cars, click here.
- Find out what we have written about Carsome in the past here.
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