In its bid to protect clients from buying defective vehicles, online vehicle marketplace Carmudi Philippines recently forged a partnership with car repair shop Rapide.
Carmudi Philippines managing director Abhishek Mohan signed on Feb 2 the partnership deal with Rapide Auto Service Experts general manager Byron Lat to offer automotive inspections and certification for vehicles bought and sold on their online platform.
Under the memorandum of agreement, the buyers and sellers will have the option to have their vehicles inspected by Rapide professionals so that Carmudi could issue a certification describing the actual state of the vehicle. This system would reduce ? to a great extent ? the gap in information between seller and buyer.
Both parties said newly formed partnership would bring the online vehicle buying and selling into a whole new level.
Mohan said that getting a partner like Rapide to screen the vehicles of clients would create a new avenue in providing much-needed information to its buyers.
“We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Rapide to provide certification services for used vehicles listed on our online platform. This is in line with our mission to provide the safest environment online, for buying and selling in the automotive space. We see certification as a crucial step towards bridging the information and trust gap between buyers and sellers that use online automotive classifieds to transact business,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lat echoed Mohan?s sentiments, saying the program would give peace of mind to buyers and sellers.
?The program would bring honesty and trust to all parties concerned with every transaction in Carmudi, especially with the system that our companies have devised.
“The vehicle sellers and the buying public will definitely benefit from this partnership between Rapide and Carmudi as it brings out transparency and trust in every transaction that they make,” said Lat.