We live in a constantly changing digital world. Like many industries that have been around since the 20th Century, the used car market, has also had to make the leap into the digital age to keep up with times and to satisfy the needs of consumers.
At the rate that the world is changing today, companies are constantly adapting to find their feet in the digital age and to survive. Netflix changed the way we consume movies and television series. Uber has changed the way we move around. Airbnb has revolutionised the way we find accommodation and CarZar has revolutionised the used car market in the same way.
Thanks to a series of credit downgrades and soaring exchange rates, many South African car owners have been looking for ways to cut costs and cross their t’s and dot their I’s. High car-repayments are first in the firing line, and CarZar has been making things easier for them.
Say hi to CarZar, the young gun
The online car buying service service, which recently received $1.5 million in funding from an international investment firm, is using technology to disrupt the traditional car used car market.
Gone are the days of visiting your local car dealer to get a quote for your second-hand vehicle, struggling to trade-in or sell your vehicle privately. CarZar’s easy-to-use platform uses a unique algorithm to generate an instant quote for your second-hand vehicle. No mess. No fuss. Click-click boom!
Once you have received their quote, you can book a car inspection at one of their car buying centres (currently located in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth). If you don’t live near one of these cities, don’t stress too much: CarZar are currently piloting an exciting partnership with DEKRA Automotive, the largest independent vehicle inspection service in South Africa, which will allow them to connect with customers all over South Africa. To get the best offer from your inspection, check out this article on the CarZar website.
Simplest, best, fastest
For CarZar it’s all about making selling your car easier, simpler and safer. Do you really want to go through the hassle of dealing with dealerships (who might not even make you an offer), private buyers (who might turn out to be hijackers, swindlers or car thieves) or negotiating a trade-in when you’re buying a new car? If not, then you should use CarZar to sell your second-hand car.
There’s no doubt in my mind that CarZar has definitely revolutionised the second-hand car market, just like companies like Amazon and Take-a-lot have changed the way that we shop online. If I ever need to sell my car, I’ll definitely consider making use of their service.
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