A new company has been launched in London offering to deliver used cars to customers.
Online marketplace CarSpring acts as a matchmaker of sellers and buyers of pre-owned vehicles, managing the administration in car buying, from paperwork to transportation.
CarSpring is currently only available in London and surrounding areas.
To receive an initial quote owners enter their car’s license plate number on the company’s website. If satisfied with the quote the seller can directly book an inspection by one of the company’s professional inspectors.
Once the car has passed a 200-point inspection CarSpring will list the car on its website and will find the best match between buyers and sellers.
The cars will be delivered to the customer. Instead of a regular test drive, every car can be tried by the new owners for 14 days with a money-back guarantee. If the buyer isn’t happy with his car, CarSpring will also pick it up, free of charge.
CarSpring’s co-founder, Maximilian Vollenbroich, said: “Buying and selling a car can be a tremendous effort in terms of research and purchase.
“The selection on the market is huge and not everybody is honest about the facts. We want to provide a solution to a trusted, safe, convenient and full-service package.”
“Cars are more than just a form of transportation. Cars tell a story, they are part of our steps in life. That’s why we want to act as a matchmaker/trusted advisor instead of a salesperson.”
According to the British Car Auctions' 'Used Car Market Report 2014', the pre-owned car volume has risen for the fifth year in a row.
The overall value in 2013 was £42.7 billion which counts for the biggest market in Europe. Three-quarters of car owners plan to buy a pre-owned car when they are ready for a new vehicle. The deciding factor for customers buying a pre-owned car is most typically the price.
Vollenbroich and Peter Baumgart are the two co-founders behind CarSpring. The company is supported by Rocket Internet.