Premium Warranty Services partners with Carousell to boost buyers’ trust in 2nd hand cars


Coming from last month’s launch, Premium Warranty Services Philippines, Inc. (PWSPI) now shifts its focus on bolstering its used car dealer network by partnering with the country’s leading and fastest-growing classifieds. The aptly named ‘Carousell Autos Inspected and Warranty’ is a program designed to provide 2nd hand car buyers confidence and peace of mind when searching for vehicles on the Carousell platform.

In the agreement, PWSPI will provide its extensive 188-point inspection to used cars listed on Carousell. These vehicles will be labelled with a Carousell Autos “Inspected” badge and can be filtered in the search page. The detailed inspection report from PWSPI is also downloadable from every corresponding vehicle listing with details on its real condition.

Eligible vehicles, identified through inspection, will then carry an “Eligible for Warranty” badge indicating that it can be purchased from the dealer with either a 1-year or 2-year warranty. This safeguards the buyer’s investment from hidden faults, defects, and sudden breakdown.

“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,” shared PWSPI Chairman Vince Socco. “We’ve learned that as much as 59% of customers shopping for a 2nd hand 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.

These offerings from PWSPI sets Carousell apart as the only online classifieds to offer used car inspection and warranty in the Philippines at this scale. It also allows Carousell to enhance its customer experience by providing transparency on the condition of their listed vehicles.

“We are excited to work with PWSPI to strengthen our used car offerings on the platform. Most buyers have doubts and uncertainty when buying 2nd hand 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,” said Ralph Garcia, Country Marketing Head of Carousell Philippines.

Carousell noted that 85% of Filipino buyers hesitate to purchase 2nd hand because they find it difficult to assess the quality of a product. But with the Carousell Autos “Inspected” feature, buyers can now know the real condition of the car online.

Through this partnership, PWSPI and Carousell envision a vastly improved customer experience for 2nd hand vehicles by creating a transparent and trusted car marketplace. Buyers can now have a clear understanding of each listed vehicle’s condition and purchase with assurance and confidence.

Check out listings of 2nd hand cars on Carousell with the “Inspected” or “Eligible for Warranty” badges at