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Premium Warranty Services makes buying secondhand cars a world-class experience

The firm can even offer warranties on eligible rides

With PWSPI, buying pre-loved cars doesn't need to be a game of Russian roulette. PHOTO FROM PWSPI

Buying a secondhand car in the Philippines isn’t as quick or easy as in the US where rusty hatchbacks can be traded for mattresses on Craigslist. A vehicle is often one of the biggest purchases any household will make. And the lower cost of acquisition of a pre-loved automobile means it also gets its share of headaches.

There is always the issue of honesty as not all sellers will be transparent with a particular car’s problems. In addition, not all buyers have access to qualified mechanics who can evaluate the vehicle. But those looking for a dependable pre-loved ride need not be walking around in the dark with Premium Warranty Services Philippines, Inc.

Premium Warranty Services Philippines chairman Vince S. Socco. PHOTO FROM PWSPI

PWSPI is a joint venture between GT Mobility Ventures and Premium Group Co. Ltd. The latter is Japan’s number one automotive warranty provider, so it knows a thing or two about what makes a secondhand car a good buy.

According to chairman Vince S. Socco, PWSPI aims to make purchasing pre-loved vehicles a world-class experience by offering buyers a selection of services to assist them in their decision-making and ownership. For example, the company has an inspection service that can provide a 188-point evaluation on any used vehicle. Dealers can also avail of such a service in order to give customers peace of mind when buying secondhand cars.

Qualified used cars can even be given warranties just like brand-new vehicles. PHOTO FROM PWSPI

There is a certification process that verifies a vehicle’s health based on the condition of its body, engine, undercarriage and interior. Certified cars automatically qualify for PWSPI’s one- or two-year warranty. This is something that used to be afforded to brand-new cars only, but PWSPI can now extend the benefit to used vehicles.

PWSPI has an extensive nationwide network of repair centers that can attend to warranty concerns. This is currently for major Japanese, Korean and American brands, and the company aims to extend the service to European and other premium makes in the future.

Miggi Solidum

Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.