As a consumer buying a pre-owned, pre-loved, or second-hand car, one of the most daunting questions is the condition of the car? How do you avoid that? How do you walk away from a dealership safe in the knowledge that you’ve bought a good car at fair value?
Now the above is a question that we at Carlist.my understand only all too well. Being the biggest online automotive portal in the country, with 1.5 million monthly visitors, it is a question that we have been proactively seeking to answer and today we introduce to the market, Carlist.my Qualified.
Being the most prominent automotive marketplace with 65% market penetration also comes with the added responsibility of transparency to both our dealers and consumers. We want our consumers to know that when they are parting with their hard-earned cash that they are getting fair value for the car of their choice be it a Perodua Myvi or a Toyota Alphard.
So, what is Carlist.my Qualified?
In a nutshell, it is an extension of Carlist.my’s value proposition of creating a transparent, trustworthy, and secure environment for consumers to buy cars on our site.
Carlist.my Qualified is the newest addition to Carlist.my’s value added offerings, in partnership with Warranty Smart. Warranty Smart was established in 2013. They are one of Malaysia’s first and leading providers of vehicle warranties, specialising in mechanical breakdowns for vehicles of up to 10 years of age. Warranty Smart provides an additional layer of coverage beyond the standard manufacturer’s warranty, in hopes that everyone will feel safe and comfortable owning a car – be it second-hand or reconditioned.
The partnership between Carlist.my and Warranty Smart is a partnership borne out of the shared objective of providing safety and security to car buyers.
Consumers will be able to view a 50-point inspection report before making a purchase. The report will be downloadable online or even viewable physically at the dealership. The report will cover the engine, transmission, braking system, steering mechanism, ECU, and TCU.
The detailed inspection components are as below:
As a consumer, you now have the peace of mind that the above items have been checked and verified by Warranty Smart. The warranty is valid for 6 months upon transfer of ownership and unlimited mileage without a cooling down period. The claim limit is RM5,000 per claim with unlimited aggregate claims during the 6-month warranty period.
The Carlist.my Qualified 6-month warranty works independently of regular car insurance. This way consumers will also have added peace of mind that any faults or repairs in the 6-month period will be covered under warranty allowing consumers to save on unexpected repair costs.
“We introduced Carlist.my Qualified to offer our consumers that surety that you are buying a good value car when you shop at Carlist.my. Consumers can rest assured that when they purchase a car with the Carlist.my Qualified designation, they are buying a car that has undergone a detailed inspection that will come with a warranty after transfer of ownership. This is a market first and a further sign of our commitment to offer our consumers a transparent and trustworthy purchasing experience with Carlist.my” said KY Gan, Managing Director of Carlist.my.
At the moment Carlist.my Qualified is applicable to vehicles that are 10 years old or below with a mileage of 150,000 kilometres and below. Most Japanese and Continental makes will be covered under Carlist.my Qualified.
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