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SOUTHEAST Asia’s largest used car trading platform, Carsome, launched its first Penang and Johor Bahru inspection centres early this year. The centre in Malacca opened in May, while those in Ipoh and Batu Pahat will open in June.
With the aim of providing nationwide coverage for their car selling service, Carsome aims to set up a total of 15 inspection centres by the end of the year.
Carsome prides itself on being a one-stop solution for car sellers – from inspection to ownership transfer – promising a hassle-free process with instant payment and zero paperwork. Since its inception in 2015, over 31,000 cars have been transacted on the Carsome platform across the four countries they are present in.
Customers can schedule a free car valuation at any of their eight inspection centres located in KL, Selangor, Johor, Penang and Melaka, where Carsome’s inspectors will appraise the car and provide an offer on the spot.
Customers will have the option to choose for nationwide bidding, where the car will be put up for a three-hour bidding session for all used car dealers in the Carsome network to purchase.
When an offer is accepted by a customer, all paperwork will be handled by Carsome and payment is made via an online bank transfer instantly during the ownership transfer.
“We’re focusing on expanding not just to first tier cities in the markets we are in, but also on widening the coverage to second tier cities – we will be covering Ipoh, Seremban and Kuantan soon.
“We currently have 5,000 dealers onboard across the four markets we’re in, and with the vast dealer network that we have, we’re looking to offer our services to benefit more people and get better car selling prices for our customers,” said Carsome co-founder and chief executive officer Eric Cheng.