Carsales launches carfacts service Ltd has announced the launch of new sub-brand, which is intended to help consumers buying and selling vehicles to check the car’s financial, legal and safety history.

The service can be accessed via the classified pages of and, as well as on the standalone site

The reports will cost consumers $25 and are intended to offer more security by providing certification to comply with the Federal Government’s new Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).

CarFacts point of difference is that it combines publicly available data with historical sales information from the Ltd network.

The launch of the platform coincides with the appointment of Chris Polites to the newly created role of director – automotive. Chris was formerly head of agency relations and automotive industry manager at Google Australia. Polites will join the team on 23rd April.

Polites said in a press release: “I’m very pleased to be able to join the team at Carsales. Online and automotive are both fast moving marketplaces. Carsales has a history and culture of innovation and I’m keen to add my expertise into the mix.”


  1. Ann
    3 Apr 12
    9:53 pm

  2. Excellent initiative for buyers and indeed sellers

  3. CC
    3 Apr 12
    11:03 pm

  4. What a rort.

    Why not make the vendor pay once? Instead of having potential buyers pay multiple times for a report to say the car has not been stolen or defaulted on.

    Same goes for housing property reports. The vendor should pay for the report and associated insurance.

    The vendor can either sell with a report backed by associated insurance, or they sell it with neither.

  5. Robert Scobie
    4 Apr 12
    3:43 pm

  6. This is nothing new. has been doing this for years!

  7. DK
    4 Apr 12
    3:59 pm

  8. The difference is that CarHistory don’t have CarSales data (like odometer reading and the like)