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Worry-free purchase of used cars

THE PEPPER MILL - Pepper Teehankee - The Philippine Star
Worry-free purchase of used cars
Carousell and PWSPI have partnered to provide a comprehensive inspection of secondhand vehicles listed on Carousell.

Buyers of secondhand cars are apprehensive that they might end up with a problematic vehicle. They can now buy used cars with confidence as Carousell, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing classified marketplaces, has teamed up with Premium Warranty Services Philippines, Inc. (PWSPI), a Japanese company known for providing top-quality inspections. Their “Carousell Autos Inspected and Warranty” is a new feature that guarantees the safety and quality of listed secondhand cars at Carousell.

Used-car buyers can download a detailed inspection report from PWSPI for every vehicle listed on Carousell with the “Inspected” badge. Qualified vehicles will now carry an “Eligible for Warranty” badge to help buyers find used cars that qualify for warranty coverage to ensure that their investment is safe from any hidden faults, defects, and sudden breakdown.

Country marketing head of Carousell Philippines Ralph Garcia said, “We are excited to work with PWSPI to strengthen our used-car offerings on the platform. Most buyers have doubts and uncertainty when buying secondhand cars. Our partnership with PWSPI is a reflection of our commitment to promote quality listings on our platform. Buyers only need to look for the “Inspected” or “Eligible for Warranty” badge to identify vehicles that have undergone the comprehensive inspection process by Premium.”

Buyers can download the detailed inspection reports for every vehicle listed on Carousell with the “Inspected” badge.

He added that the quality of the product is one of the factors that make 85% of Filipino buyers hesitant to purchase secondhand items. But with the free Carousell Autos “Inspected” feature, buyers can now see the actual and real condition of the vehicle and avail of worry-free ownership with warranty for as low as P22.80 per day.

PWSPI chairman Vince Socco said, “We’re very happy to work with a group as invested as Carousell and share the same vision to enhance the purchasing and ownership experience of pre-owned cars in the country. We’ve learned that as much as 59% of customers shopping for a secondhand vehicle search through an online portal and tapping the most popular one for vehicles was the most viable choice for us. Our main goal is ultimately to help the Filipino used-car buyers with this partnership; PWSPI can achieve this on a much larger scale.”

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Check out listings of secondhand cars with the “Inspected” or “Eligible for Warranty” badges at www.carousell.ph.

Triple treats for coffee lovers

Seattle’s Best has the perfect drink to perk up your day with the new Seattle’s Best Salted Caramel Deluxe Collection, three luscious, soothingly sweet and lightly salted beverages that blend the best of both worlds.

Seattle’s Best launched Hot Salted Caramel Mocha, Iced Salted Caramel Mocha, and Salted Caramel Javakula, which perfectly blend sweet caramel and salty flavors.  Salt does go so well with sweets like caramel chocolate, as I have been putting some salt in my hot chocolate drink since the aughts.

The Hot Salted Caramel Mocha is a creamy, coffee-based drink made with caramel fudge and dark chocolate sauce enhanced with sea salt. The Iced Salted Caramel Mocha is made with gooey caramel fudge, an espresso shot, ice, dark chocolate sauce and sea salt. The Salted Caramel Javakula is made with caramel fudge and dark chocolate sauce, covered with whipped cream, topped with a swirl of caramel fudge and sea salt.

Seattle’s Best Iced Salted Caramel Mocha

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The Salted Caramel Deluxe Collection is available at all Seattle’s Best Coffee branches nationwide. Coffee lovers can grab a cup and order for dine-in, takeout, pickup, and delivery through FB messenger, Grabfood, Foodpanda, and Pickaroo.

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