Motor Industry News
mycarcheck.com teams up with Used Car Expert to take the uncertainty out of deals. The two consumer champions have teamed up to offer the ultimate guide to second-hand car buying and help ease the stress and strain of DIY motor dealing.
Leading car data checking company, mycarcheck.com, has joined forces with Used Car Expert magazine and its online arm to help put an end to the mysteries of buying and selling.
"Used Car Expert is an invaluable resource for the buyer who wants to know exactly what he is getting and how much it should be worth in any given condition. However, there is some information which even the most thorough physical check simply can't provide," said Roger Powell, General Manager of mycarcheck.com.
"Unless you carry out a data check there is no way of telling whether the person selling the vehicle is the actual owner of the car, or if the car has been previously stolen, recovered or even damaged in an accident."
"That's why we are delighted to be able to complete the full circle of knowledge that every used car buyer should be armed with when negotiating for what could be the bargain of a life time or the start of a very expensive nightmare."
It is estimated that of the 35m or more vehicles on Britain's roads as many as one in three could have something to hide, and with the used car industry in the UK worth more than £33bn a year it is a major attraction for organised crime.
"More and more people are getting in touch with us to tell us that they've been sold a stolen car by somebody who has taken the money but doesn't actually own the car." said Matt Tumbridge, Director of Used Car Expert. "Unfortunately once you've been taken in there's not a lot anyone can do and the likelihood is the vehicle will be returned to its rightful owner while the innocent purchaser is left out of pocket."
"The only way to avoid falling foul of this kind of activity is to carry out a car data check, which is why we are delighted to be able to offer the services of mycarcheck.com from our site. Now we can truly claim to offer a complete buyer's kit to provide consumers with all the knowledge they need to make a fully informed decision."
"The most common mistake people make when they buy a used car is that they part-exchange their current one for a fraction of its full value. Usually they've done a ton of research on the car they're buying but virtually give away the vehicle they are selling because they don't like selling privately." said Mr Tumbridge.
"They think selling privately is stressful but if they used our services, including the data check, it shouldn't be. The advantage of advertising a car as coming with a full data check, which is only going to cost £3 online, is that it provides buyers with peace of mind."