Since its launch last year, Premium Warranty Services Philippines, Inc. (PWSPI) has already inspected over 2,000 vehicles from more than 150 accredited used car dealers in the country. This is in line with the company’s goal to elevate the used car buying experience and help consumers find quality cars. Now it’s launching another service aimed towards assisting those buying from private sellers, by making its renowned 188-point vehicle inspection available to the general public.
Premium Inspection is aimed towards customers who intend to purchase a second hand vehicle from a private seller, be it a relative, acquaintance, or just someone they met through an online classifieds website. As they’re unaware of the vehicle’s true condition, the buyer can have the vehicle checked by one of PWSPI’s trained surveyors so they can remove guesswork and minimize risk before making a purchase.
Through the on-demand service, PWSPI will deploy a mobile surveyor to the vehicle’s location upon the customer’s request. The inspection will then take approximately 45 minutes to complete on-site. Checks include components on the body, exterior, interior, engine, and undercarriage. The thorough evaluation process also uses specialized tools to test the onboard devices (OBD), battery, and alternator to look for hidden faults. Paint thickness and subframes are then carefully scrutinized to find any signs of previous repair, accidents, or flooding, which are crucial details that need to be considered when purchasing a used vehicle.
Once the assessment is complete, PWSPI’s surveyor will discuss any noteworthy findings to the customer – explaining to them parts that have passed inspection as well as any areas that may need attention. A complete inspection report will also be available for download online after 24 hours. Rest assured, all PWSPI surveyors are fully-vaccinated and adheres to strict health and safety protocols.
“We understand the plight of the typical car buyer who is in search of quality used cars in the market. With so many available options, it’s often difficult to tell a good car from a bad one. That’s why some rely on a relative, friends, or a mechanic to help them check the vehicle they intend to buy. Let PWSPI be that trusted expert who they can depend on to give an honest assessment and sound advice on the used car they’re buying. Our goal is to give buyers peace of mind and confidence with their purchase through Premium Inspection,” said Koji Kasahara, President of PWSPI.
Private sellers can likewise avail of Premium Inspection and have their inventory checked beforehand. The inspection report and PWSPI’s certification give them more credibility as a seller since they are fully transparent on the car’s condition to prospective buyers, improving their chances of the vehicle being sold.
Premium Inspection is applicable to any type of vehicle regardless of brand, model, type, age, or mileage. It can now be booked online through PWSPI’s website or Facebook page. The on-demand service is available from Mondays to Saturdays during regular work hours and can be deployed to any point in Metro Manila and select parts of Bulacan, Rizal, and Calabarzon. The service can be availed for a minimal fee of P2,600 paid via bank deposit or online channels.